27 days in Europe Itinerary

27 days in Europe Itinerary

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27 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
train:  5​h
2
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
bus:  4​h 30​min
3
Krakow, Poland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Hamburg, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
6
Esbjerg, Denmark
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h
7
Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Amsterdam, Holland
— Few hours
9
Antwerp, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
10
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
11
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
— 1 night
12
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 1 night
train:  1​h
13
Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
14
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
15
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney, Australia

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): explore the activities along English Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at Nymphenburg Palace, and then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Church. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Munich road trip app .

Sydney, Australia to Munich is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in December, with highs in Munich at 5°C and lows at -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Berlin.

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
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Charlottenburg Palace and East Side Gallery. Escape the urban bustle at Drachenberg and Berliner Mauerweg. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, contemplate the long history of Bebelplatz, take a peaceful walk through Grunewald Forest, and wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Berlin online holiday builder .

Traveling by flight from Munich to Berlin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:
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Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum

1
night
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Wawel Royal Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Basilica, then contemplate the long history of Wawel Cathedral, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Krakow itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Berlin to Krakow in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Krakow are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites
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Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©

1
night
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.
On the 3rd (Fri), get outside with Prague for Two, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Katedrala Svateho Vita, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take a stroll through StaromEstske namEsti.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Prague trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Krakow to Prague by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In January, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 2°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock

3
nights
Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Speicherstadt and Alter Elbtunnel. Visiting The Wadden Sea, Germany and Port of Hamburg will get you outdoors. Explore Hamburg's surroundings by going to Lubeck (Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown) & Lubeck Cathedral). There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Miniatur Wunderland, take a stroll through Alster, admire the striking features of Hauptkirche St. Michaelis, and don't miss a visit to Townhall.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hamburg tour builder app .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Hamburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. January in Hamburg sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Esbjerg.

Things to do in Hamburg

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lubeck, The Wadden Sea, Germany
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Reeperbahn ©
Reeperbahn
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt

1
night
Esbjerg, Denmark

Esbjerg ©
Esbjerg is a seaport town and seat of Esbjerg Municipality on the west coast of the Jutland peninsula in southwest Denmark. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Vadehavscentret and then admire the landmark architecture of Ribe Domkirke.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Esbjerg trip tool .

Traveling by car from Hamburg to Esbjerg takes 3.5 hours. In January in Esbjerg, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Cologne.

Things to do in Esbjerg

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Vadehavscentret ©
Vadehavscentret
Ribe Domkirke ©
Ribe Domkirke

1
night
Cologne, Germany

Cologne
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cologne day trip site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Esbjerg to Cologne. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. You'll set off for Amsterdam on the 9th (Thu).

Things to do in Cologne

Nightlife Museums Historic Sites
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few
hours
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 9th (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Amsterdam vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Cologne to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In January in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Antwerp.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Begijnhof ©
Begijnhof

1
night
Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp ©
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady, examine the collection at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, then look for gifts at Di Amore, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Antwerpen-Centraal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Saint Bavo's Cathedral, browse the exhibits of Gravensteen, then see the interesting displays at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), and finally make a trip to Grote Markt.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Antwerp trip itinerary maker app .

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Antwerp in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Antwerp are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Ghent
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
Cathedral of Our Lady ©
Cathedral of Our Lady

3
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.
Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Île de la Cité and Seine River will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and take a stroll through Montmartre.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip app .

You can take a train from Antwerp to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In January in Paris, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Newcastle upon Tyne.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

1
night
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Newcastle upon Tyne ©
One of the hippest urban centers in the northeastern part of the country, Newcastle upon Tyne once had a reputation for being an industrial wasteland with little to offer casual tourists.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in the history at EXIT Newcastle, take in the exciting artwork at Vinyl Guru, and then take a stroll through The Quayside.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Newcastle upon Tyne trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Newcastle upon Tyne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to Newcastle upon Tyne. In January in Newcastle upon Tyne, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Newcastle upon Tyne

Historic Sites Fun & Games Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
The Quayside ©
The Quayside
Vinyl Guru ©
Vinyl Guru

1
night
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip planner .

Traveling by train from Newcastle upon Tyne to Edinburgh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Glasgow.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town

1
night
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, then admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Buchanan Street. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Stirling Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vincent Street Free Church, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Glasgow Cathedral.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Glasgow road trip planner .

Take a train from Edinburgh to Glasgow in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Glasgow are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Aberdeen.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Stirling Castle
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©
Glasgow Cathedral ©
Glasgow Cathedral

1
night
Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Aberdeen ©
The powerhouse of the northeast, Aberdeen is a prosperous urban center fueled by a thriving petroleum industry.
For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Aberdeen travel route builder .

You can drive from Glasgow to Aberdeen in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Aberdeen

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Balmedie Beach ©
Balmedie Beach
Footdee (Fittie) ©
Footdee (Fittie)

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Westminster Abbey and St. Paul's Cathedral. Popular historic sites such as Buckingham Palace and Tower of London are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, and examine the collection at The British Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our London trip maker website .

You can fly from Aberdeen to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In January in London, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

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