31 days in Western Europe & Prague Itinerary

31 days in Western Europe & Prague Itinerary

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31 days in Western Europe & Prague Itinerary

Start: Houston, United States
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 4 nights
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
5
Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  3​h
6
Nuremberg, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
Munich, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
10
Bern, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  5​h 15​min
11
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Houston, United States


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4
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, don't miss a visit to Tower of London, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read London travel route planner .

Houston, USA to London is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Houston in April, with highs in London at 56°F and lows at 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

4
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in April, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, then contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, then examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, and finally make a trip to The Markt. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, and finally pause for some photo ops at Oude Griffie.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bruges online journey planner .

You can drive from Paris to Bruges in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In April in Bruges, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
The Markt ©
The Markt

2
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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
On the 26th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), steep yourself in history at Grand Place, examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then browse the exhibits of Atomium, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Justice Palace (Palais de Justice). On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, then don't miss a visit to Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

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You can take a train from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in April, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Cologne.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place

2
nights
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig, pause for some serene contemplation at Cologne Cathedral, then snap pictures at Hohenzollern Bridge, and finally see the interesting displays at Chocolate Museum. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Phantasialand, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Alt St. Alban, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cologne route maker site .

Take a train from Brussels to Cologne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Cologne, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Cologne

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Phantasialand
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Phantasialand ©
Phantasialand
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig

2
nights
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), examine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Church, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Keep things going the next day: ponder the world of politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Nuremberg tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Cologne to Nuremberg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Prague.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 1:
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Walking tours
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum
Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg

3
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge. On your second day here, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to StaromEstske namEsti, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Prague visit planner .

Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Prague takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. May in Prague sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Fun & Games
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StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

1
night
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): explore the activities along English Garden, then contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, then pause for some photo ops at Moriskentanzer, and finally make a trip to Marienplatz. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, then get curious at Deutsches Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Munich trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Prague to Munich in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (The Nine Towers, Mt Pilatus, & more). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, admire the striking features of Fraumünster Church, take a stroll through Old Town, and pause for some photo ops at Hans Waldmann Statue.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich trip planner .

Traveling by car from Munich to Zurich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in May, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Bern.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town

2
nights
Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge, make a trip to Zahringerbrunnen, get curious at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), get a taste of the local shopping with UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), and finally appreciate the history behind Barenpark. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): ponder the design of Mosesbrunnen and then step into the grandiose world of Castle of Gruyeres.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bern trip builder website .

Traveling by train from Zurich to Bern takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in May, and nighttime lows around 44°F. On the 10th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Bern

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Castle of Gruyeres
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Castle of Gruyeres ©
Castle of Gruyeres
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Clock Tower - Zytglogge ©
Clock Tower - Zytglogge

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nights
Venice, Italy

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Loggia Della Gran Guardia) and Arena di Verona (in Verona). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, make a trip to St Mark's Campanile, and steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Venice holiday builder app .

Do a combination of train and flight from Bern to Venice in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Bern in May, expect Venice to be somewhat warmer, temps between 72°F and 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Padua, Arena di Verona
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Photography Tours
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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