22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Train to Basel SBB, Bus to Mulhouse, Fly to Paris Orly
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Zurich, Switzerland

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Lion Monument, &more). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), walk around Lindenhofplatz, and wander the streets of Niederdorf.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Zurich online trip itinerary planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Zurich is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Zurich, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect Zurich to be colder, temps between 5°C and -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trip

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Paris, France

City of Light

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.
Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, take a stroll through Montmartre, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Île de la Cité.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and flight from Zurich to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Zurich in December, with highs in Paris at 9°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

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London, United Kingdom

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace, and take in the views from Tower Bridge.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read London trip planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Paris to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, browse the exhibits of Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, and take some stellar pictures from Calton Hill.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from London to Edinburgh takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. January in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: Old Church (in Delft) and The Hague (The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery & Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights)). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Amsterdam takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In January, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. On the 9th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.

Scotland travel guide

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Castles · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
A land packed with thousands of years of history, Scotland is home to numerous thriving cities and a vibrant population proud of its distinct culture, heritage, and art. The Scottish people are fond of saying "Good things come in small packages," and nowhere is that more true than in their compact homeland. Despite its relatively small size, the country is crammed full of attractions, not the least of which are numerous world-famous golf courses and whiskey distilleries. Though the sun may not always shine here, Scotland is a stunning country renowned for its dramatic scenery of mountains, valleys, hills, green fields, and rugged coastlines, guaranteeing a diverse holiday. While most tourists restrict their itinerary to the historic Highlands, where they search for the mysterious Loch Ness monster, you can also explore the Lowlands’ outstanding natural wonders and flourishing cultural scene.