27 days in Europe Itinerary

27 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe vacation planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

27 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Cape Town, South Africa
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— Few hours
train:  6​h 30​min
2
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
train:  6​h 30​min
4
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
5
Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
train:  4​h
6
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
7
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Florence, Italy
— Few hours
train:  6​h 15​min
9
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train:  4​h 30​min
10
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
11
Brussels, Belgium
— Few hours
train:  2​h
12
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Cape Town, South Africa

few
hours
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Discover how to plan a Amsterdam trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Cape Town, South Africa to Amsterdam is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Cape Town to Amsterdam is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Cape Town in December, things will get much colder in Amsterdam: highs are around 9°C and lows about 3°C. You will leave for Berlin on the 21st (Sat).

Things to do in Amsterdam

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 22:

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take a stroll through Mitte, then view the masterpieces at Camera Work, and then explore the galleries of Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Die Hackeschen Hoefe, browse the range of quality goods at Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe), then browse the exhibits of Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church ©
Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

3
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost and Musee Grévin s.r.o. Prague. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like StaromEstske namEsti and Prague Castle. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Katedrala Svateho Vita, get curious at National Technical Museum, explore the galleries of National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ss. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Prague trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. December in Prague sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost ©
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

3
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Andrassy Avenue and Vaci Street. Visit Halaszbastya and Hősök tere for their historical value. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, examine the collection at Miniversum Budapest, and stop by Book Cafe - Lotz Terem.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Budapest road trip app .

Fly from Prague to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Spas
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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 30th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), get engrossed in the history at Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien, then have fun at Time Travel Vienna, then wander the streets of Graben and Kohlmarkt, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Vienna route planning website .

You can take a train from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Vienna sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Imperial Palace (Hofburg) ©
Imperial Palace (Hofburg)
Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien ©
Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, and finally take a stroll through Cannaregio. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Scuola Grande di San Rocco, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Pantalon, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, and finally browse the different shops at T Fondaco Dei Tedeschi.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice travel route builder site .

Getting from Vienna to Venice by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from Vienna in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Venice: temperatures range from 11°C by day to 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Scuola Grande di San Rocco ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco

4
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Visit Colosseum and Pantheon for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at St. Peter's Basilica and Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls. Venture out of the city with trips to Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto) and Monastero Di S.Benedetto (in Subiaco). The adventure continues: make a trip to Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Pietro in Vincoli, and steep yourself in history at Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Rome trip planning app .

Getting from Venice to Rome by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Venice in January; daily highs in Rome reach 15°C and lows reach 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Vatican City, Duomo di Orvieto, Monastero Di S.Benedetto
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Cupola di San Pietro ©
Cupola di San Pietro
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

few
hours
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 6th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, stop by Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Florence travel route planning website .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, daytime highs in Florence are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Lucerne.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

2
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 7th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten), steep yourself in history at Museggmauer, then get a taste of the local shopping with Altstadt Luzern, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hofkirche, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesuitenkirche. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Glasi Hergiswil and then admire the masterpieces at The Rosengart Collection.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Lucerne trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Florence to Lucerne takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Florence in January; daily highs in Lucerne reach 4°C and lows reach -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lucerne

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Glasi Hergiswil
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten) ©
Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten)
Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern
Glasi Hergiswil ©
Glasi Hergiswil

4
nights
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.
Eiffel Tower and Montmartre will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Louvre Museum and Champs-Elysees. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville, and admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Paris trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and flight from Lucerne to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Lucerne in January, with highs in Paris at 8°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

few
hours
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Grand Place, then don't miss a visit to Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and then admire the striking features of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Brussels day trip app .

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Brussels, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 13:
Highlights from your plan

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
On the 12th (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Portuguese Synagogue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): take a stroll through The Jordaan, get a taste of the local shopping with The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, and then see the interesting displays at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam online travel planner .

You can take a train from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

The Hague
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder ©
Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery ©

Similar Plans

31 days in Europe BY A USER FROM EGYPT September, outdoors, beaches, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 30 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 29 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES September, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 31 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 31 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES August, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 31 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 31 days in Europe BY A USER FROM EGYPT September, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 31 days in Europe BY A USER FROM EGYPT September, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 31 days in Europe BY A USER FROM EGYPT September, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 31 days in Europe BY A USER FROM EGYPT September, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 29 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 30 days in Europe BY A USER FROM INDIA September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans