38 days in Europe Itinerary

38 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fly + Train:  21 h 30 min
1
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
2
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
3
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
Bus:  4 h 30 min
6
Riga, Latvia
— 3 nights
Shuttle:  4 h 15 min
7
Klaipeda, Lithuania
— 3 nights
Train:  4 h
8
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
9
Minsk, Belarus
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h
10
Istanbul, Turkey
— 8 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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 Bergfuhrerdenkmal and Chateau de la Batiaz for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zermatt: Fondation Pierre Gianadda (in Martigny) and Spas (in Leukerbad). There's lots more to do: cruise along Gornergrat, don't miss a visit to Photopoint Kirchbrucke bridge, look for gifts at Laderach, and enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Zermatt online trip builder.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Zermatt is an approximately 21- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -7 hour difference. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Zermatt

Scenic Drive Transportation Outdoors

Side Trips

Martigny, Spas
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Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Fondation Pierre Gianadda ©
Fondation Pierre Gianadda
Laderach ©
Laderach

3
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 Historical village of Saanen. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lauterbrunnen: Felsenkirche Eglise St.Michael (in Raron) and Trummer Woodcarving (in Adelboden). There's more to do: make a trip to 007 Walk of Fame - Schilthorn and take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Lauterbrunnen day trip website.

Take a train from Zermatt to Lauterbrunnen in 3.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Lucerne.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trips

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

3
nights
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 Hofkirche. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Markuskirche, look and learn at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, tour the pleasant surroundings at Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten), and contemplate the long history of Museggmauer.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lucerne trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Lauterbrunnen to Lucerne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 2°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Fri) before leaving for Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

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

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 Musee Visionnaire Zurich. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Town and Landesmuseum. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, explore the activities along Lake Zurich, make a trip to Predigerkirche, and admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, 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 10°C and lows of 3°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
Museum Rietberg ©
Museum Rietberg

3
nights
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, then examine the collection at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, and finally steep yourself in history at Kumu Art Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tallinn trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Tallinn takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Tallinn due to the time zone difference. In November, Tallinn is a bit cooler than Zurich - with highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Thu) before leaving for Riga.

Things to do in Tallinn

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Kumu Art Museum ©
Kumu Art Museum

3
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.
Shop till you drop at Central Market (Centraltirgus) and Baltu Rotas. Get a sense of the local culture at Old City Riga (Vecriga) and Salaspils Memorial Ensemble. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Riga Motormuseum, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Roland, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, and don't miss a visit to Livu Square.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Riga trip maker website.

Getting from Tallinn to Riga by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in November, and nighttime lows around 1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Sun) before leaving for 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

3
nights
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 Memel Nord capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Curonian Spit National Park and Museum of Clocks in Klaipeda. Explore Klaipeda's surroundings by going to Nida (Ethnographic Fishermen's Museum, Amber Gallery-Museum, &more) and Museum of Miniature Arts (in Juodkrante). It doesn't end there: browse the different shops at Akropolis and appreciate the history behind Sculpture The Black Ghost.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Klaipeda trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Riga to Klaipeda in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In November, daytime highs in Klaipeda are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Vilnius.

Things to do in Klaipeda

Museums Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

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

3
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 Church Of St Peter And St Paul will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus) and Tsekh Vilnius. When in Vilnius, make a side trip to see Trakai Island Castle Museum in Trakai, approximately Trakai away. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower, take a stroll through Vilnius Old Town, get a taste of the local shopping with Vilnil. Museum of illusions, and pause for some serene contemplation at St John's church.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Vilnius route builder.

You can drive from Klaipeda to Vilnius in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Vilnius can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Minsk.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

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)

3
nights
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, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Spirit Cathedral.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Minsk online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Vilnius to Minsk takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Vilnius to Minsk, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December in Minsk, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -3°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

8
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 a stroll through Ortakoy, and take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Istanbul trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Minsk to Istanbul takes 4.5 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 7°C and lows of 7°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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Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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