27 days in Europe Itinerary

27 days in Europe Itinerary

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27 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  12 h
1
Warsaw, Poland
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  5 h 30 min
4
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
5
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
6
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
7
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
9
Seefeld in Tirol, Austria
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
10
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  11 h 45 min
End: Dammam, Saudi Arabia

2
nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): brush up on your military savvy at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, hit the slopes at Gorka Szczesliwicka, then admire the natural beauty at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, and finally enjoy some diversion at Room Escape Warszawa. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, then contemplate the long history of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, and finally explore the world behind art at The National Museum in Warsaw.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Warsaw tour planning website .

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Warsaw is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dammam to Warsaw due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Dammam in December: high temperatures in Warsaw hover around 5°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Room Escape Warszawa ©
Room Escape Warszawa
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie

3
nights
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Change things up with a short trip to Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim (about 1 hour away). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Wawel Cathedral, browse the exhibits of Wieliczka Salt Mine, admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Krakow trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Warsaw to Krakow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. December in Krakow sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©

3
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.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, and explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Berlin tour planner.

Fly from Krakow to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Bruges.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Walking tours
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

3
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bruges: Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral & Gravensteen). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to The Markt, admire the landmark architecture of Stadhuis, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, and steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bruges road trip planning tool .

Getting from Berlin to Bruges by combination of flight and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December in Bruges, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Ghent
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 22:
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

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.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, examine the collection at Atomium, pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, and admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Brussels trip planner.

You can take a train from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the activities along Lake Zurich, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), then pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, then get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse, and finally examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Brussels to Zurich in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Zurich when traveling from Brussels in December, with lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)

3
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.
Munich is known for museums, nature, historic sites, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, and engage your brain at Deutsches Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Munich tour planner .

Drive from Zurich to Munich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and train. In December in Munich, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, then take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg, and finally explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), shop like a local with Getreidegasse, then explore the galleries of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Salzburg trip site .

You can drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Seefeld in Tirol.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace

1
night
Seefeld in Tirol, Austria

Seefeld in Tirol ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): hit the slopes at Bergbahnen Oberperfuss, admire the landmark architecture of Dom zu St. Jakob, then get engrossed in the history at The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), then enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm), and finally hit the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Seefeld in Tirol trip maker website .

You can drive from Salzburg to Seefeld in Tirol in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. January in Seefeld in Tirol sees daily highs of 2°C and lows of -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Seefeld in Tirol

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Innsbruck, Bergbahnen Oberperfuss
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Bergisel Ski Jump ©
Bergisel Ski Jump
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)
Dom zu St. Jakob ©
Dom zu St. Jakob

3
nights
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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo, see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), and find something for the whole family at Prater.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Vienna attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Seefeld in Tirol to Vienna takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. January in Vienna sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

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