28 days in Europe Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Hamburg, Germany
— 1 night
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Berlin, Germany
— 1 night
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Nuremberg, Germany
— 1 night
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Bellagio, Italy
— 1 night
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Amalfi, Italy
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Madrid, Spain — 1 night

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 26th (Mon), take a stroll through Gran Via, contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, and finally look for gifts at Real Fabrica.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Madrid is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Madrid. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in December; daily highs in Madrid reach 14°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): wander the streets of Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, and finally visit Las Ramblas. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Parc Guell, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de La Barceloneta, then browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, and finally explore the wide array of goods at SanoVation Cuir Barcelona Leather Jackets & Belt Boutique.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Barcelona trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in December, Barcelona is a bit warmer at night with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 3 nights

City of Light

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Champs-Elysees and Montmartre. Get a sense of the local culture at Le Marais and Eiffel Tower. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Île de la Cité, steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Paris road trip planner.

Fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, Paris is a bit cooler than Barcelona - with highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to take a train to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 2 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): browse the exhibits of Atomium, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cantillon Brewery, then contemplate the long history of Grand Place, and finally browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Bavo's Cathedral and then take a stroll through Meir.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Brussels online trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 3rd (Tue), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis, then hunt for treasures at Albert Cuyp Market, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Leiden Square (Leidseplein), see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, and then wander the streets of The Jordaan.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip planning tool.

Getting from Brussels to Amsterdam by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Hamburg.
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Hamburg, Germany — 1 night

Gateway to the World

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Speicherstadt, then visit Reeperbahn, then contemplate the waterfront views at Port of Hamburg, and finally steep yourself in history at Alter Elbtunnel.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hamburg trip tool.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Hamburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Amsterdam in January: highs in Hamburg hover around 3°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 1 night

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): make a trip to East Side Gallery, then don't miss a visit to Potsdamer Platz, then ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Berlin trip itinerary builder app.

You can take a train from Hamburg to Berlin in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Nuremberg.
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Nuremberg, Germany — 1 night

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Albrecht Durer's House, admire the landmark architecture of Germanisches Nationalmuseum, make a trip to St. Lorenz Church, then explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, and finally examine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Nuremberg trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Berlin to Nuremberg in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Luxembourg City.
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg — 1 night

Gibraltar of the North

While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Cathedrale Notre-Dame, appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Chemin de la Corniche, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Casemates du Bock, and finally take a stroll through Barrio Grund.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Luxembourg City holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Luxembourg City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 9th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), stop by Old Town, and then browse the different shops at Hauptbahnhof. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain, and finally look for gifts at Glen Fahrn 'the Pearl' Zurich.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Luxembourg City to Zurich takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in January, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Lucerne.
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Lucerne, Switzerland — 2 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Seebad Mit Strand Am Vierwaldstattersee, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rigi, get outside with Hohle Gasse, then appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Garden Lucerne (Gletschergarten). Here are some ideas for day two: visit Altstadt Luzern, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mt Pilatus, and finally take in the views from Chapel Bridge.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Lucerne trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Lucerne are 4°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bellagio.
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Bellagio, Italy — 1 night

Pearl of Lake Como

Known as the pearl of Lake Como for its luxury accommodations, high-end shops, and fine dining options, Bellagio serves as the lake's premiere resort town.
On the 13th (Fri), make a trip to Chiesa San Giorgio, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take in the exciting artwork at Valentinarte Art Gallery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Giacomo, then shop like a local with Original Watercolors di Masits Agnes, and finally look for gifts at Profumeria Bellagio.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bellagio online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Lucerne to Bellagio in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Lucerne in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Bellagio, with highs around 8°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally hunt for treasures at Mercato Centrale. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, view the masterpieces at M.G. Design, then learn about winemaking at Accademia del Buon Gusto, and finally do a tasting at Fattoria Casa Sola.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planner.

Take a train from Bellagio to Florence in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Bellagio in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Florence: highs are around 13°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can take a train to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): stroll the grounds of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then make a trip to Piazza Navona, and finally wander the streets of Via Condotti. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, then delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and then take a stroll through Trastevere.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rome day trip planning tool.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Rome are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Amalfi.
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Amalfi, Italy — 3 nights

Painted Town

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Get some historical perspective at Duomo di Ravello and Duomo di Sant'Andrea. Head to Dalla Carta alla Cartolina and Miniaci Art Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Amalfi: Positano (Fornillo & Spiaggia Grande) and Chiesa di Santa Croce (in Nocelle). The adventure continues: awaken your taste buds at Amalfi coast Lemon Tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at The Spa at Monastero Santa Rosa, admire the local landmark of Fontana sant'Andrea, and admire the sheer force of Valle delle Ferriere.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Amalfi vacation planning tool.

You can drive from Rome to Amalfi in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in January, Amalfi is a bit warmer at night with lows of 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
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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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Lake Como travel guide

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A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."
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Amalfi Coast travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Gardens
Renowned for its beautiful landscape and medieval fishing villages that cling precariously to the Mediterranean cliffs, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's top vacation destinations. This World Heritage Site stretches for about 50 km (30 mi) on the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula and offers numerous places to visit, from terraced lemon gardens and whitewashed villas to cliff-top views of the sea. Explore the coastline's towns, bays, and resorts. During the peak tourist season, the Amalfi Coast's single seaside road is often jammed with dozens of buses. For that reason, the ubiquitous scooter may be the best way to get around and sightsee. You can also access quite a bit by bicycle.
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