36 days in Europe Itinerary

36 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
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Ghent, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive
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Strasbourg, France
— 4 nights
Drive
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Milan, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive
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Chamonix, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Montreux, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Leukerbad, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Klosters, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 1 night
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 5 nights

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: Haarlem Railway Station (in Haarlem), Delft (Beestenmarkt & Old Church) and The Hague (The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, Louwman Museum The Hague, &more). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, engage your brain at NEMO Science Museum, steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam route planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Eelde Airport. In November, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ghent.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 27 — Dec 2:

Ghent, Belgium

— 2 nights
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Bavo's Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Gravensteen, take in the waterfront at Graslei and Korenlei, then get to know the fascinating history of Ghent City Center, and finally make a trip to Korenmarkt. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Belfry of Bruges, then don't miss a visit to The Markt, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ghent online travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Ghent takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December in Ghent, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 2 — 4:

Strasbourg, France

— 4 nights

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
Venture out of the city with trips to Vieille ville d'Eguisheim (in Eguisheim), Nancy (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Nancy & Place Stanislas) and Colmar (Old Town, Maison Schongauer, &more). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, see the interesting displays at Palais de Rohan, savor the flavors at VinoRoute - Oenotourisme en Alsace, and don't miss a visit to Vieille Ville.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Strasbourg trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Ghent to Strasbourg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Strasbourg when traveling from Ghent in December, with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Neighborhoods · Wineries · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 4 — 8:

Milan, Italy

— 5 nights

Fashion Capital of World

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Verona (Casa di Giulietta, Torre dei Lamberti, &more) and Museo Egizio (in Turin). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, admire the masterpieces at Museo Poldi Pezzoli, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Milan day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Strasbourg to Milan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. December in Milan sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Chamonix.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 8 — 13:

Chamonix, France

— 2 nights

Alpine Capital of the World

"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parc de Merlet, then test the waters at Les Thermes de Saint Gervais Mont Blanc, and then make a trip to Pile Pont Expo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then take in the awesome beauty at Glacier des Bossons, then get great views at Aiguille du Midi, and finally gear up at Sport 2000 Cham'Sport Aiguille du Midi.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Chamonix trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Milan to Chamonix takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Chamonix

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 13 — 15:

Montreux, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
On the 16th (Thu), stop by O'Coeur des Reves ..., examine the collection at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), then explore the engaging exhibits at Chaplin's World, and finally go for a walk through Montreux Lakeside. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Statue, browse the eclectic array of goods at Christmas Market in Montreux, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rochers-de-Naye, then admire the landmark architecture of Chateau de Chillon, and finally examine the collection at Queen Studio Experience.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Montreux trip planner.

You can drive from Chamonix to Montreux in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Montreux

Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 15 — 17:

Grindelwald, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Step out of Grindelwald with an excursion to Oeschinen Lake in Kandersteg--about 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg, see the interesting displays at Grindelwald Museum, and hit the slopes at Maennlichen.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Grindelwald tour planner.

Getting from Montreux to Grindelwald by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Leukerbad.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 17 — 20:

Leukerbad, Switzerland

— 3 nights
Europe's largest thermal resort spa welcomes weary hikers and sore skiers for the rejuvenating effects of its soothing waters.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Leukerbad: Hangebrucke Furgangen-Muhlebach (in Ernen), Simplon Pass (in Brig) and Anzere (in Anzere). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Valere Basilica, hike along Klettersteig Daubenhorn, take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, and stroll through Gemmi Pass.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Leukerbad vacation maker app.

You can drive from Grindelwald to Leukerbad in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Klosters.

Things to do in Leukerbad

Parks · Outdoors · Spas · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:

Klosters, Switzerland

— 3 nights
Klosters is a town in the Prättigau/Davos Region in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Klosters: Alpschaukaeserei Schwaegalp (in Schwagalp), Santis der Berg (in Urnaesch) and Bogn Engiadina Scuol (in Scuol). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Ev. Reformierte Kirche, take some stellar pictures from Aussichtsplattform Il Spir Conn, contemplate the waterfront views at Caumasee, and head outdoors with Zwergenweg.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Klosters trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Leukerbad to Klosters by car takes about 5.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Klosters can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Klosters

Nature · Parks · Spas · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:

Innsbruck, Austria

— 1 night
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Swarovski Kristallwelten, take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm), then take an in-depth tour of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dom zu St. Jakob, and finally contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Innsbruck.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Innsbruck trip planner.

Getting from Klosters to Innsbruck by car takes about 3.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:

Munich, Germany

— 2 nights

Village of a Million People

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.
On the 28th (Tue), engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, then don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asamkirche. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, then get a sense of history and politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus), and finally see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Munich day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Munich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Munich, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:

London, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

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: don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the London trip planner.

You can fly from Munich to London in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Munich to London. In December, London is somewhat warmer than Munich - with highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1: