25 days in Europe Itinerary

25 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Chandigarh, India
Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
7
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h 15 min
8
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h
9
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Chandigarh, India


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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 16th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of St. Peter's Church, make a trip to Marienplatz, take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, and finally examine the collection at Munich Residenz. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus), then contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, then contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, and finally appreciate the history behind Mae West Pipe Dream.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Munich route planning tool.

Chandigarh, India to Munich is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of taxi and flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 4.5 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Chandigarh in December; daily highs in Munich reach 5°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 18th (Fri), take a stroll through Old Town, then explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and then examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse, visit Niederdorf, then get your game on at Fusion Arena Virtual Reality Center, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Virtual Reality Center.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Zurich driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Zurich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In December in Zurich, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Museums Nature
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

3
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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, walk around Parc Guell, get a taste of the local shopping with La Boqueria, and explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona sightseeing website.

You can fly from Zurich to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Zurich in December; daily highs in Barcelona reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, then stroll around Vondelpark, and then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, then admire the striking features of Royal Palace Amsterdam, and finally steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Amsterdam takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in December; daily highs in Amsterdam reach 9°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 25th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, then ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace, then contemplate the long history of Bebelplatz, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Berlin day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Walking tours
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

4
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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, don't miss a visit to Prague Astronomical Clock, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague.

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

Getting from Berlin to Prague by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a shuttle. In December, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

2
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, and don't miss a visit to Hippodrome.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul visit planning tool.

Getting from Prague to Istanbul by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Prague in December, Istanbul is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

3
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, then take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, then get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, and finally contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Budapest trip builder app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Istanbul to Budapest in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Istanbul, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Budapest, ranging from highs of 3°C to lows of -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): examine the collection at Atomium, explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Brussels, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), then contemplate the long history of Grand Place, then pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, then enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, then sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally explore the world behind art at Gruuthusemuseum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Brussels itinerary builder website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Budapest to Brussels in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Budapest in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 0°C in Brussels. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Bruges
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

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