22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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22 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad, India
Fly:  14 h
1
Paris, France
— 1 day
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h
5
Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
7
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Train:  4 h
8
Dijon, France
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
9
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: Los Angeles, United States

1
day
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.
For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Paris online trip planner .

Hyderabad, India to Paris is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Hyderabad to Paris is minus 4 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Hyderabad in December, with highs in Paris at 9°C and lows at 3°C. You will leave for Zurich on the 9th (Mon).

Things to do in Paris

Nightlife Tours Historic Sites
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2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Atomium, wander the streets of Place St. Gery, don't miss a visit to Grand Place, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), and finally contemplate the long history of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, then appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, and then see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM).

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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.
On the 12th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Jan Breydel and Pieter de Coninck Monument, make a trip to The Markt, then take an in-depth tour of Groeningemuseum, and finally admire the striking features of Provinciaal Hof.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bruges online vacation planner .

Take a train from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum ©
Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Van Gogh Museum and De Nieuwe Kerk. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rijksmuseum and The Jordaan. Go for a jaunt from Amsterdam to Hoenderloo to see Hoge Veluwe National Park about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, head outdoors with Hotel Scooters, and contemplate the waterfront views at Singel.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip planner .

Drive from Bruges to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cologne.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Hoge Veluwe National Park
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

2
nights
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig, then admire the striking features of Cologne Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Hohenzollern Bridge, and finally examine the collection at Chocolate Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Roman-German Museum (Romisch-Germanisches Museum), examine the collection at The Cathedral Trasury, and then make a trip to Konigsallee.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cologne online holiday builder .

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Cologne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. December in Cologne sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Konigsallee
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Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral

3
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nymphenburg Palace and Munich Residenz. Museum-lovers will get to explore Deutsches Museum and BMW Museum. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along English Garden, wander the streets of Schwabing, sample the tasty concoctions at Augustiner Brauerei, and make a trip to Marienplatz.

Plan my day in Munich using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Cologne to Munich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Cologne in December, with highs in Munich at 5°C and lows at -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, then examine the collection at Zurcher Spielzeugmuseum, and finally see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Zurich trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Munich to Zurich by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and flight. December in Zurich sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Dijon.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

2
nights
Dijon, France

Dijon ©
Perhaps best known for its locally produced mustard, Dijon also makes a wonderfully flavorful crème de cassis, or blackcurrant liqueur, and boasts excellent examples of regional architecture with polychrome roofs made of tiles in terracotta, green, yellow, and black placed in geometric patterns.
Let the collections at Musee Magnin and Musee de la Vie Bourguignonne capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Abbaye de Fontenay and Chateau du Clos de Vougeot. There's much more to do: trek along Owl's Trail, admire the masterpieces at Palace of the Dukes, pause for some serene contemplation at Paroisse Notre-Dame De Dijon, and make a trip to Place de la Liberation.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Dijon trip app .

Traveling by car from Zurich to Dijon takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Dijon

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Abbaye de Fontenay, Chateau du Clos de Vougeot
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Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon ©
Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon
Abbaye de Fontenay ©
Abbaye de Fontenay
Musee Magnin ©
Musee Magnin

3
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
You'll explore and learn at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou and Musee de l'Orangerie. Montmartre and Musee Rodin are good opportunities to explore the local culture. See some other sides of Paris: head off the coast to Île de la Cité, admire the striking features of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, take a stroll through Ile Saint-Louis, and get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Paris road trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Dijon to Paris in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Montmartre ©
Montmartre
The Paris Catacombs ©
The Paris Catacombs

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