18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + subway + train:  3​h 45​min
2
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  4​h
4
Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
5
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
End: London, United Kingdom

4
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore hidden gems such as Old Town (Altstadt) and Lake Zurich. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Lucerne (Spreuer Bridge & Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrucke)) and Titlis Bridge (in Engelberg). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Swiss National Museum, stop by Confiserie Sprüngli, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lindenhofplatz, and wander the streets of Lindenhof.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich day trip planning app .

Melbourne, Australia to Zurich is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Zurich due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Melbourne in December: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 5°C and lows are around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Munich.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Lucerne, Titlis Bridge
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge
Lindenhofplatz ©
Lindenhofplatz

2
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.
On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms and then take in nature's colorful creations at Nymphenburg Palace (Schloss Nymphenburg).

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Munich trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Munich takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Room Escape Games
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Room Escape Games. The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, make a trip to Potsdamer Platz, admire the striking features of German Historical Museum, and ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Berlin trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Munich to Berlin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cologne.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
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Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

2
nights
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Heinzelmännchenbrunnen, make a trip to Alter Markt, then admire the striking features of Gross St. Martin, and finally stroll the grounds of Melaten-Friedhof. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Praetorium, then don't miss a visit to Heumarkt, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cologne Cathedral, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shrine of the Three Kings.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cologne trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Cologne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites
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Gross St. Martin ©
Gross St. Martin
Kolner Dom ©
Kolner Dom
Heumarkt ©
Heumarkt

3
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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at Sacre Coeur Cathedral, make a trip to Eiffel Tower, and admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Paris visit planner .

Getting from Cologne to Paris by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Paris are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

2
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.
On the 19th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then make a trip to Grand Place, and finally see the interesting displays at Manneken Pis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon and then brush up on your military savvy at Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and Military History.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Brussels online holiday planner .

Take a train from Paris to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Brussels are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Room Escape Games

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