19 days in Europe Itinerary

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Frankfurt, Germany
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Rust, Germany
— 2 nights
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Colmar, France
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Bern, Switzerland
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Montreux, Switzerland
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Brides-les-Bains, France
— 1 night
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Val Thorens, France
— 3 nights
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Brides-les-Bains, France
— 1 night
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Sigriswil, Switzerland
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 1 day
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 day
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Schwangau, Germany
— 1 night
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Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
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Berchtesgaden, Germany
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Hallstatt, Austria
— 1 night
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
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Frankfurt, Germany
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Frankfurt, Germany

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 17th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Museum MMK fur Moderne Kunst.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Frankfurt travel itinerary planner.

Johor Bahru, Malaysia to Frankfurt is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, subway, and flight; or do a combination of bus, subway, flight, and train. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Johor Bahru in December: high temperatures in Frankfurt hover around 7°C and lows are around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Rust.
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Rust, Germany — 2 nights

Originally a poor fishing village, Rust now features a world-class amusement park complex.
On the 17th (Sat), admire the striking features of St. Martin.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rust online holiday maker.

You can drive from Frankfurt to Rust in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Colmar.
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Colmar, France

Little Venice

Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Old Town, then contemplate the long history of Vieille ville d'Eguisheim, and then pause for some photo ops at Saint-Leon Fountain.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Colmar trip website.

Traveling by car from Rust to Colmar takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Mon) before leaving for Bern.
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Bern, Switzerland

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): make a trip to Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bern trip planner.

Drive from Colmar to Bern in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Colmar in December, expect Bern to be slightly colder, temps between 5°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Montreux.
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Montreux, Switzerland

Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
On the 19th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Queen Studio Experience.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Montreux trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bern to Montreux in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Brides-les-Bains.
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Brides-les-Bains, France — 1 night

Brides-les-Bains is a commune in the Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.It was an Olympic Village for the 1992 Winter Olympics, based in Albertville, France.There is easy accessibility via Eurostar direct from London and there is a cable-car link direct to the ski slopes at Méribel, a major resort 8mi away.Brides-les-Bains' main attraction to tourists is its convenience for Méribel. To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Brides-les-Bains driving holiday planner.

Drive from Montreux to Brides-les-Bains in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daily temperatures in Brides-les-Bains can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. You will leave for Val Thorens on the 20th (Tue).
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Val Thorens, France — 3 nights

Val Thorens, located in the Tarentaise Valley, Savoie, French Alps, is the highest ski resort in Europe, at 2300 m altitude. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Musee de Grenoble and Eglise Saint-Jean Baptiste. Visiting Prosneige and Maison des Guides et de la Montagne Val Thorens will get you outdoors. Explore Val Thorens' surroundings by going to Musee Chateau (in Annecy), Chambery (Chambéry Cathedral & Ville Ancienne) and Plateau des Glieres (in Thorens-Glieres). There's lots more to do: tour along fresh powder with Oxygene Ski & Snowboard School La Plagne, contemplate the long history of Le Chemin du Calvaire, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Notre Dame, and hit the slopes at Ecole de Ski Prosneige.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Val Thorens travel planner.

You can drive from Brides-les-Bains to Val Thorens in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Brides-les-Bains in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Val Thorens: temperatures range from 9°C by day to -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Brides-les-Bains.
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Brides-les-Bains, France — 1 night

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Brides-les-Bains online itinerary builder.

Getting from Val Thorens to Brides-les-Bains by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive. While traveling from Val Thorens, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Brides-les-Bains, ranging from highs of 3°C to lows of -3°C. On the 24th (Sat), you'll travel to Zermatt.
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Zermatt, Switzerland — 1 night

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from Gornergrat, head outdoors with Sunnegga, make a trip to Walk of Climb, examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, then pause for some serene contemplation at Intercontinental Church Society, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Burgkirche Raron. On the next day, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, don't miss a visit to Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie", take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, then pause for some serene contemplation at Baroque Church, and finally see the interesting displays at postman8 - Philateliemuseum.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Zermatt travel itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Brides-les-Bains to Zermatt. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Interlaken.
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Interlaken, Switzerland — 1 night

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Interlaken trip itinerary builder website.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Interlaken in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -4°C. On the 26th (Mon), you'll travel to Sigriswil.
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Sigriswil, Switzerland

Sigriswil is a municipality in the administrative district of Thun in the canton of Bern in Switzerland.HistorySigriswil is first mentioned in 1222-23 as Sigriswile.Archeological remains dating from the Late Neolithic and Bronze Age show that the area around Sigriswil has been inhabited as early as 5000 years ago. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): make a trip to Panoramabrucke Sigriswil and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Trotti-Bike Niederhorn.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sigriswil holiday builder website.

Sigriswil is very close to Interlaken. While traveling from Interlaken, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sigriswil, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of -3°C. On the 26th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Grindelwald.
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Grindelwald, Switzerland — 1 day

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Eiger, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Kleine Scheidegg, and finally visit Alpiglen.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Grindelwald tour itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Sigriswil to Grindelwald takes an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Interlaken.
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Interlaken, Switzerland — 1 night

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Interlaken is just a short distance from Grindelwald. You will leave for Lucerne on the 27th (Tue).
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Lucerne, Switzerland — 1 day

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take a stroll through Altstadt Luzern, examine the collection at Bourbaki Panorama, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Astrid-Kapelle, hike along Hohle Gasse, then explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, and finally see the sky in a new way at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Lucerne itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Interlaken to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Interlaken in December, you will find days in Lucerne are a bit warmer (5°C), and nights are about the same (-1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 28th (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain, then take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Zurich day trip website.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Zurich takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Zurich sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Schwangau.
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Schwangau, Germany — 1 night

Fairy-Tale Village

An ideal holiday escape from fast-paced urban centers, Schwangau allows visitors to hike, cycle, swim, dance, and dine surrounded by a picture-perfect landscape.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Lechfall, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Neuschwanstein, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hohenschwangau, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirche St. Georg, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Tegelberg.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Schwangau route planner.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Schwangau takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Schwangau are 6°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Salzburg.
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Salzburg, Austria — 1 night

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt, contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Fortress Hohensalzburg, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Salzburg trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Schwangau to Salzburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Berchtesgaden.
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Berchtesgaden, Germany

Germany's Mountain Gem

Bordered on three sides by Austria, Berchtesgaden is encircled by snow-capped mountain peaks that offer sweeping views of the entire region.
For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Berchtesgaden road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Berchtesgaden takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Berchtesgaden are 6°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. You'll set off for Hallstatt on the 30th (Fri).
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Hallstatt, Austria — 1 night

Pearl of Austria

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary, make a trip to Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick", then contemplate the waterfront views at Hallstatter See, and finally go for a walk through Old Town.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hallstatt trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Berchtesgaden to Hallstatt takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 1 night

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): wander the streets of Lesser Town, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Prague trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Hallstatt to Prague in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Frankfurt.
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Frankfurt, Germany — 1 night

Mainhattan

On the 2nd (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Mainz Cathedral, stroll through Neroberg, delve into the distant past at Messel Pit Fossil Site, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then steep yourself in history at Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), and finally make a trip to Romer.

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Traveling by flight from Prague to Frankfurt takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Tue) before leaving for home.
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Germany travel guide

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Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.
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Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.
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Austria travel guide

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Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.
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Czech Republic travel guide

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From historical towns and cities, to a countryside speckled with castles and chateaus, the Czech Republic is a holiday destination that can satisfy everybody's taste. Even though it's modern and fully-developed, the country carefully preserves its traditions and heritage. The city of Prague, with its breathtaking architecture, vibrant art and culture scene, and bustling nightlife, is not only one of the country's main attractions, but also a top European tourist hub. The scenic countryside features numerous national parks and nature reserves perfect for hiking, cycling, golfing, and enjoying the natural beauty. In the wintertime ski buffs have their pick from a selection of resorts. If you're looking to unwind and rejuvenate in picturesque settings, visit the famous spa and wellness resorts that have been renowned in Europe for centuries.
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