12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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12 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Amsterdam, Holland
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Munich, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

1
night
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, and finally make a trip to St Mark's Campanile.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Venice trip itinerary planning website .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Venice is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -3 hour difference. In October, Venice is cooler than Dubai - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

1
night
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 21st (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then get engrossed in the history at Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Amsterdam takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from Venice, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Amsterdam, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): head off the coast to Île de la Cité, explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip builder site .

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In October in Paris, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 23rd (Wed), stroll the grounds of Friedhof Fluntern (Fluntern Cemetery), take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and finally wander the streets of Old Town.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Zurich trip planner.

You can fly from Paris to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, take a stroll through Haidhausen, then engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Munich planning site .

You can drive from Zurich to Munich in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of flight and train. October in Munich sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum

1
night
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 25th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg, then admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt, and finally explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Salzburg trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Salzburg are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums
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Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) ©

1
night
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral and then explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

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Traveling by flight from Salzburg to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites
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St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

3
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Popular historic sites such as Charlottenburg Palace and Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pergamonmuseum and Memorial of the Berlin Wall. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Topographie des Terrors, get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, appreciate the extensive heritage of Stolpersteine in Berlin, and steep yourself in history at Bebelplatz.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Berlin trip planner.

Getting from Vienna to Berlin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. On the 29th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin ©
THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

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