38 days in Europe Itinerary

38 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe tour itinerary planner
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly
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Montreux, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Val Thorens, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Drive
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 4 nights
Drive
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Salzburg, Austria
— 4 nights
Train to Munich, Fly to Dresden
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Dresden, Germany
— 1 night
Drive
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
Drive
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Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
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Paris, France — 5 nights

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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, take a stroll through Montmartre, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary planning app.

Sydney, Australia to Paris is an approximately 26.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Paris is minus 9 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Sydney in November: high temperatures in Paris hover around 12°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Montreux.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Montreux, Switzerland — 3 nights

Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Explore Montreux's surroundings by going to Ambra Minerals (in Murten), Urban Golf (in Fribourg) and Magdalena Hermitage (in Dudingen). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Creux du Van, admire the masterpieces at Collection de l'Art Brut, go for a walk through Montreux Lakeside, and tee off at Franck Ollivier Golf Pro.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Montreux visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Montreux takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Val Thorens.
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Outdoors · Golf · Historic Sites · Nature
Side Trips

Val Thorens, France — 1 night

Val Thorens, located in the Tarentaise Valley, Savoie, French Alps, is the highest ski resort in Europe, at 2300 m altitude. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): stop by La Belle en Cuisse, then hit the slopes at Prosneige, and then see the winter wonderland with Ski Cool.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Val Thorens journey maker website.

Getting from Montreux to Val Thorens by car takes about 3.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Zermatt.
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Zermatt, Switzerland — 2 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 5th (Mon), fly down the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gornergrat, and then stop by Laderach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt, see what you can catch with Fly Fish Zermatt, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Burgkirche Raron.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Zermatt online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Val Thorens to Zermatt in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 5 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Bern (Aare River & Bundesplatz), Lucerne (Rigi, Lake Lucerne, &more) and Interlaken (Parasailing & Paragliding & Harderkulm). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, take a stroll through Old Town, make a trip to Zurich Succulent Plant Collection, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Innsbruck.
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Innsbruck, Austria — 4 nights

Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Innsbruck: Hintertuxer Gletscher (in Hintertux), Stubaier Gletscher (in Neustift im Stubaital) and Achensee (in Maurach). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm), take in the spiritual surroundings of Dom zu St. Jakob, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Innsbruck trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Zurich to Innsbruck in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Innsbruck, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.
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Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Salzburg, Austria — 4 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Explore Salzburg's surroundings by going to Hallstatt (Old Town, Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary, &more). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Fortress Hohensalzburg, contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), examine the collection at Salzburg Museum, and explore the galleries of Mozarts Geburtshaus.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Salzburg vacation maker tool.

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Salzburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Dresden.
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Dresden, Germany — 1 night

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
On the 20th (Tue), examine the collection at Panometer Dresden, then explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, and then make a trip to The Dresden Zwinger.

Plan trip to Dresden with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Salzburg to Dresden takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. December in Dresden sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Prague.
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Museums · Historic Sites

Prague, Czech Republic — 5 nights

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 sightseeing, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, and take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Prague trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Dresden to Prague in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 5 nights

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, and explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Berlin trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Prague to Berlin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks