38 days in Europe Itinerary

38 days in Europe Itinerary

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1
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
2
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 3 nights
3
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
5
Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
6
Riga, Latvia
— 3 nights
7
Klaipeda, Lithuania
— 3 nights
8
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 3 nights
9
Minsk, Belarus
— 3 nights
10
Istanbul, Turkey
— 8 nights

3
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Visit Chateau de la Batiaz and Bergfuhrerdenkmal for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zermatt: Spas (in Leukerbad) and Fondation Pierre Gianadda (in Martigny). There's lots more to do: cruise along Gornergrat, look for gifts at Laderach, take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, and take some stellar pictures from Photopoint Kirchbrucke bridge.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Zermatt day trip tool.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Zermatt is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Zermatt. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Tours Transportation

Side Trips

Martigny, Spas
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Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Fondation Pierre Gianadda ©
Fondation Pierre Gianadda
Chateau de la Batiaz ©
Chateau de la Batiaz

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nights
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jungfraujoch as well as Lauterbrunnen Village. Do some cultural sightseeing at Burgkirche Raron and Felsenkirche Eglise St.Michael. Take a break from Lauterbrunnen with a short trip to Trummer Woodcarving in Adelboden, about 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Historical village of Saanen, explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, and don't miss a visit to 007 Walk of Fame - Schilthorn.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lauterbrunnen travel route planning website.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Lauterbrunnen in 3.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Tue) before leaving for Lucerne.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trips

Raron, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Historical village of Saanen, 007 Walk of Fame - Schilthorn, Trummer Woodcarving
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Felsenkirche Eglise St.Michael ©
Felsenkirche Eglise St.Michael
Trummer Woodcarving ©
Trummer Woodcarving

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Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Free Walk Lucerne, Chapel Bridge and Lion Monument. Do your shopping at Altstadt Luzern and Kunsthalle Luzern. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Rosengart Collection and Verkehrshaus der Schweiz. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Museggmauer, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten), take in the spiritual surroundings of Markuskirche, and pause for some serene contemplation at Hofkirche.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lucerne tour itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Lauterbrunnen to Lucerne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
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Verkehrshaus der Schweiz ©
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz
Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern
The Rosengart Collection ©
The Rosengart Collection

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Museum Rietberg. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Town and Landesmuseum. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, see the interesting displays at Musee Visionnaire Zurich, make a trip to Predigerkirche, and explore the activities along Lake Zurich.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Zurich attractions planner.

You can drive from Lucerne to Zurich in an hour. Another option is to take a train. November in Zurich sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Tallinn.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Neighborhoods Nature
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Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

3
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Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn ©
A historic city with its eye firmly on the future, Tallinn blends medieval fortifications, gleaming skyscrapers, and charming boutiques with a spattering of Soviet relics.
On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, steep yourself in history at Toompea Hill, thenexamine the collection at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, and finally steep yourself in history at Kumu Art Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tallinn trip itinerary site.

Fly from Zurich to Tallinn in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Tallinn. Traveling from Zurich in November, things will get a bit cooler in Tallinn: highs are around °C and lows about °C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Riga.

Things to do in Tallinn

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali ©
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali

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nights
Riga, Latvia

Riga ©
Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old City Riga (Vecriga) and Riga Motormuseum. You'll explore and learn at Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs and Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum. There's lots more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Centraltirgus), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, browse the exhibits of House of the Black Heads, and appreciate the history behind Salaspils Memorial Ensemble.

To find out how to plan a trip to Riga, use our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Tallinn to Riga in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in November, and nighttime lows around °C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Klaipeda.

Things to do in Riga

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Salaspils Memorial Ensemble
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Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs ©
Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs
Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum ©
Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum

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Klaipeda, Lithuania

Klaipeda ©
Lithuania's third-largest city, Klaipeda, sits as a seaport and cruise stop with a wealth of museums and medieval sites.
Let the collections at Lithuanian Sea Museum and Ethnographic Fishermen's Museum capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Curonian Spit National Park and Memel Nord. Explore Klaipeda's surroundings by going to Nida (Amber Gallery-Museum & Thomas Mann Museum) and Museum of Miniature Arts (in Juodkrante). And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at Akropolis, appreciate the history behind Sculpture The Black Ghost, and examine the collection at Museum of Clocks in Klaipeda.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Klaipeda online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Riga to Klaipeda in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. In November, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Wed) before leaving for Vilnius.

Things to do in Klaipeda

Museums Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Nida, Memel Nord, Museum of Miniature Arts
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Lithuanian Sea Museum ©
Lithuanian Sea Museum
Curonian Spit National Park ©
Curonian Spit National Park
Memel Nord
Memel Nord

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nights
Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius ©
The capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, boasts an impressive medieval quarter--one of the continent's largest and a World Heritage Site with almost 2,000 historical buildings.
St. Anne's Church and St John's church will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at Trakai Island Castle Museum and Vilnil. Museum of illusions. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Vilnius Old Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church Of St Peter And St Paul, examine the collection at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), and admire the masterpieces at Tsekh Vilnius.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Vilnius sightseeing website.

You can drive from Klaipeda to Vilnius in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. December in Vilnius sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Minsk.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Trakai Island Castle Museum
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Trakai Island Castle Museum ©
Trakai Island Castle Museum
Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower
KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus) ©
KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus)

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Minsk, Belarus

Minsk ©
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
For shopping fun, head to Gallery Dom Kartin or Zamok Mall. Appreciate the collections at Nesvizh Castle and Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War. Change things up with a short trip to Mir Castle in Mir (about 1h 15 min away). There's lots more to do: stop by Expobel Shopping Center, wander the streets of Upper City, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Spirit Cathedral, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Minsk online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Vilnius to Minsk takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Vilnius to Minsk, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December in Minsk, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Istanbul.

Things to do in Minsk

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Nesvizh Castle, Mir Castle
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Mir Castle ©
Mir Castle
Nesvizh Castle ©
Nesvizh Castle

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nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Hagia Sophia Museum and Basilica Cistern will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at Topkapi Palace and Rahmi M. Koc Museum. Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and contemplate the long history of Galata Tower.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Istanbul trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Minsk to Istanbul takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, Istanbul is a bit warmer than Minsk - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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