50 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

50 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

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50 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  2​h 30​min
1
Munich, Germany
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
3
Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
4
Montreux, Switzerland
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
5
Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
7
Valencia, Spain
— 1 night
train:  2​h
8
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
9
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h
10
Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
12
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
13
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  4​h
14
Cambridge, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
15
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
16
Bengaluru, India
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Melbourne, Australia

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like BMW Museum and Walking tours. There's much more to do: walk around Theresienwiese, admire the landmark architecture of St. Peter's Church, explore the activities along English Garden, and admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Munich driving holiday website .

Melbourne, Australia to Munich is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Munich. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Melbourne in December, with highs in Munich at 5°C and lows at -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
BMW Museum ©
BMW Museum
Walking tours

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 26th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg, then admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg, then stop by Einfach Schoen MODE, then take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Salzburg road trip planning app .

You can drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral

2
nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): stroll through Ski & Snowboardschule Innsbruck, explore the galleries of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), then look for gifts at Speckeria, then explore the world behind art at Tyrolean Folk Art Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck. On the next day, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Alpes, then meet the residents at Alpenzoo, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Wilten.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Innsbruck online trip maker .

Take a train from Salzburg to Innsbruck in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Montreux.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Ski & Snowboardschule Innsbruck ©
Ski & Snowboardschule Innsbruck
Altstadt von Innsbruck ©
Altstadt von Innsbruck
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)

3
nights
Montreux, Switzerland

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Freddie Mercury Statue and Skigebiet Betelberg. Venture out of the city with trips to Nendaz (Les Bisses de Nendaz & Premier Alpine Centre SA), Skigebiet Metsch (in Lenk im Simmental) and Fondation Pierre Arnaud (in Lens). There's much more to do: walk around Promenade Sur Les Quais De Montreux, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St Vincent, appreciate the extensive heritage of Historical village of Saanen, and appreciate the history behind Monument to Vladimir Nabokov.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Montreux trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Montreux takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Montreux

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Nendaz, Lenk im Simmental, Fondation Pierre Arnaud, Historical village of Saanen
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Promenade Sur Les Quais De Montreux ©
Freddie Mercury Statue ©
Freddie Mercury Statue
Les Bisses de Nendaz ©
Les Bisses de Nendaz

3
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore and Walking tours. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Piazza di Santa Maria delle Grazie, 2, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, and admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Milan attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Montreux to Milan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In January, daytime highs in Milan are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Walking tours

2
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): stroll around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, and finally make a trip to Ciutat Vella. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, then don't miss a visit to Placa d'Espanya, then take an in-depth tour of Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA, and finally wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

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You can fly from Milan to Barcelona in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Milan in January: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 17°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

1
night
Valencia, Spain

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): get a sense of history and politics at Ayuntamiento de Valencia, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Valencia journey site .

You can fly from Barcelona to Valencia in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Valencia are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Valencia

Childrens Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Food Tours
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Ayuntamiento de Valencia ©
Ayuntamiento de Valencia

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Mirador del Valle, see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, and then have some family-friendly fun at EXIT Madrid. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Museo Sorolla, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and then make a trip to Calle Mayor.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Madrid holiday maker tool .

You can take a train from Valencia to Madrid in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Valencia in January, things will get little chillier in Madrid: highs are around 12°C and lows about 2°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Sat) before leaving for Paris.

Things to do in Madrid

Tours Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Mirador del Valle, Calle Mayor
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
EXIT Madrid ©
EXIT Madrid

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte and The Army Museum. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and don't miss a visit to Esplanade du Trocadero.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner .

You can fly from Madrid to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in January, plan for little chillier days in Paris, with highs around 8°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Esch-sur-Alzette.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 16:
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

Esch-sur-Alzette ©
Esch-sur-Alzette is a commune with town status in south-western Luxembourg. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): engage your brain at Luxembourg Science Center, then steep yourself in history at Blast Furnace Belval, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Henri, and finally examine the collection at Musee National des Mines de Fer Luxembourgeoises. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of 385th Bomb Group Memorial Museum and then admire the masterpieces at Waassertuerm + Pomhouse.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Esch-sur-Alzette driving holiday app .

You can drive from Paris to Esch-sur-Alzette in 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Paris in January; daily highs in Esch-sur-Alzette reach 3°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Esch-sur-Alzette

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Musee National des Mines de Fer Luxembourgeoises, Waassertuerm + Pomhouse, Luxembourg Science Center, 385th Bomb Group Memorial Museum
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 18:
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Luxembourg Science Center ©
Luxembourg Science Center
Blast Furnace Belval ©
Blast Furnace Belval

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Room Escape Games and Autoworld. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, admire the landmark architecture of Guild Houses, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, and examine the collection at Train World.

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Traveling by car from Esch-sur-Alzette to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Autoworld ©
Autoworld
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

2
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 22nd (Wed), enjoy some diversion at Inverness Kart Raceway, then contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness, then take in the exciting artwork at Castle Gallery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Catholic Church. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then take in the views from Greig Street Bridge.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Inverness trip itinerary maker site .

Do a combination of train and flight from Brussels to Inverness in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. In January, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Fishing Charters & Tours
River Ness ©
River Ness
Inverness Kart Raceway ©
Inverness Kart Raceway

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Explore hidden gems such as Edinburgh Gin Distillery and Greyfriars Kirk. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, make a trip to The Royal Mile, stroll the grounds of Greyfriars Kirkyard, and take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Inverness to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. January in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Cambridge.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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Edinburgh Gin Distillery ©
Edinburgh Gin Distillery
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Greyfriars Kirk ©
Greyfriars Kirk

2
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Cambridge, United Kingdom

Cambridge ©
Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): gain insight at King's College Chapel, then learn about winemaking at Cambridgeshire Wine School, then gain insight at King's College, University of Cambridge, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Backs. Keep things going the next day: sample the fine beverages at The Cambridge Gin Laboratory and then admire the masterpieces at Fitzwilliam Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cambridge sightseeing planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Edinburgh to Cambridge takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in January, and nighttime lows around 2°C. On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Cambridge

Historic Sites Parks Wineries
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Cambridgeshire Wine School ©
Cambridgeshire Wine School
King's College Chapel ©
King's College Chapel
Fitzwilliam Museum
Fitzwilliam Museum

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London, United Kingdom

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Room Escape Games and Beer Tastings & Tours. Next up on the itinerary: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, make a trip to Tower Bridge, and see the interesting displays at The British Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our London day trip site .

Take a train from Cambridge to London in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in London

Museums Tours Fun & Games

Side Trip

Room Escape Games
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Room Escape Games
Beer Tastings & Tours
Food Tours

5
nights
Bengaluru, India

Bengaluru ©
Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like ISKCON Temple Bangalore and Wonderla Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Surya Narayana Swamy Temple, and take an unorthodox tour of Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bengaluru road trip website .

Traveling by flight from London to Bengaluru takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Bengaluru is 5 hours. Traveling from London in February, things will get much hotter in Bengaluru: highs are around 36°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park

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