23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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23 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad, India
Fly:  14 h
1
Paris, France
— Few hours
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
5
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
8
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
9
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: Los Angeles, United States

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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.
To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Paris travel itinerary 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. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Hyderabad in December; daily highs in Paris reach 9°C and lows reach 3°C. You will leave for Zurich on the 9th (Mon).

Things to do in Paris

Nightlife Tours Historic Sites
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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 9th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus and then wander the streets of Old Town.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich route planner.

Getting from Paris to Zurich by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Paris in December, with highs in Zurich at 5°C and lows at -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Mt Pilatus
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Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Old Town ©
Old Town
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus

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nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fortress Hohensalzburg and Mozarts Geburtshaus. Get some historical perspective at Schloss Hellbrunn and Salzburg Cathedral. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg, admire the masterpieces at DomQuartier Salzburg, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Salzburg trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Zurich to Salzburg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Salzburg are 6°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) ©
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus)

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Staromestske namesti and St. Vitus Cathedral. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Prague Castle and Prague Astronomical Clock. Spend the 17th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Lesser Town, take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague, steep yourself in history at Prasna brana, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Prague trip maker .

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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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.
You'll explore and learn at Munich Residenz and Alte Pinakothek. Get some historical perspective at Nymphenburg Palace and St. Peter's Church. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, see the interesting displays at BMW Museum, take a stroll through Schwabing, and sample the tasty concoctions at Augustiner Brauerei.

Make your Munich itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Prague to Munich by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cologne.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Alte Pinakothek ©
Alte Pinakothek

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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 21st (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig, admire the striking features of Cologne Cathedral, then take in the views from Hohenzollern Bridge, and finally examine the collection at Chocolate Museum. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Roman-German Museum (Romisch-Germanisches Museum), then examine the collection at The Cathedral Trasury, and then wander the streets of Konigsallee.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Cologne online travel planner .

You can fly from Munich to Cologne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Munich in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Cologne, with lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Konigsallee
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Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Hoge Veluwe National Park and Hotel Scooters. And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Anne Frank House, admire the masterpieces at De Nieuwe Kerk, take a stroll through The Jordaan, and contemplate the waterfront views at Singel.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam attractions planner .

You can drive from Cologne to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In December in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Atomium, wander the streets of Place St. Gery, contemplate the long history of Grand Place, then take an in-depth tour of 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: admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, then examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and then shop like a local with Avenue Louise.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Brussels trip itinerary builder tool .

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In December in Brussels, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

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

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Paris, France

Paris ©
Get some historical perspective at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Let the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay capture your imagination. See even more of Paris: take a stroll through Montmartre, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, and get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Paris road trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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