27 days in Europe Itinerary

27 days in Europe Itinerary

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27 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Manchester, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
train:  6​h 30​min
4
Fussen, Germany
— 3 nights
train:  5​h
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Bern, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train:  6​h
7
Salzburg, Austria
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Brisbane, Australia

3
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: join in the after-dark buzz at Coca-Cola London Eye, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, and see the interesting displays at The British Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our London road trip app .

Brisbane, Australia to London is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to London is minus 10 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Brisbane in December, with highs in London at 11°C and lows at 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Manchester.

Things to do in London

Museums Tours Parks
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 17:
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The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

2
nights
Manchester, United Kingdom

Manchester ©
Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The City of Manchester Distillery, then engage your brain at Science and Industry Museum, and then have some family-friendly fun at Virtual Hideout Manchester. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Manchester Cathedral, get your game on at Whistle Punks Urban Axe Throwing, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Manchester tour itinerary site .

You can take a train from London to Manchester in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Manchester

Fun & Games Museums Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Whistle Punks Urban Axe Throwing ©
Whistle Punks Urban Axe Throwing
Virtual Hideout Manchester ©
Virtual Hideout Manchester
Room Escape Games

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes SANDEMANs NEW Prague, Free Walking Tour. The adventure continues: make a trip to StaromEstske namEsti, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and admire the landmark architecture of Dancing House.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Prague trip planning website .

You can fly from Manchester to Prague in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Manchester to Prague, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, Prague is slightly colder than Manchester - with highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C. You will leave for Fussen on the 25th (Wed).

Things to do in Prague

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 23:
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StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

3
nights
Fussen, Germany

Fussen ©
Framed by the Alps and set upon a riverbank, the city of Fussen in addition to its historic architecture is the epicenter of Germany’s traditional violin-making industry.
Explore Fussen's surroundings by going to Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Zugspitze, Pfarrkirche St. Martin, & more). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Schloss Neuschwanstein, snap pictures at Maxsteg an der Fussener Klamm-Fall, contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Fuessen, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalvarienberg.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Fussen trip itinerary maker tool .

Explore your travel options from Prague to Fussen with the Route module. In December, daytime highs in Fussen are 6°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Zurich.

Things to do in Fussen

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Schloss Hohenschwangau, Schloss Neuschwanstein
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Zugspitze ©
Zugspitze
Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the views from Chapel Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich online driving holiday planner .

Drive from Fussen to Zurich in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Sun) before leaving for Bern.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lucerne
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

2
nights
Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jungfraujoch. On the 31st (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), admire the local landmark of Mosesbrunnen, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Cathedral of Bern, then wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, then take an in-depth tour of Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), and finally take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch and then pause for some photo ops at Barenpark.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bern road trip planner.

Take a train from Zurich to Bern in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Bern, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -3°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Salzburg.

Things to do in Bern

Tours Nature Parks

Side Trip

Jungfraujoch
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Clock Tower - Zytglogge ©
Clock Tower - Zytglogge
The Cathedral of Bern ©
The Cathedral of Bern

4
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
When in Salzburg, make a side trip to see Melk Abbey in Melk, approximately 2 hours away. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Fortress Hohensalzburg, take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Salzburg sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Bern to Salzburg in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to -3°C. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Melk Abbey
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 4:
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace

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, steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, and admire the landmark architecture of Asam Church.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Munich day trip tool .

Getting from Salzburg to Munich by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
English Garden ©
English Garden

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