44 days in Europe Itinerary

44 days in Europe Itinerary

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Lausanne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Morcote, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Lugano, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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St. Moritz, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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St. Gallen, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Stein am Rhein, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 3 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
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Lausanne, Switzerland — 2 nights

Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Nest, hit the slopes at TELECABINE LEYSIN - LA BERNEUSE, then relax and rejuvenate at Les Bains de la Gruyere, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Ambra Minerals. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Esplanade de Montbenon and then trek along Chemin de la Vuachere.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Lausanne online trip maker.

Los Angeles, USA to Lausanne is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 9 hours. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Geneva.
Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Spas
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Find places to stay Dec 13 — 15:

Geneva, Switzerland — 3 nights

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Explore hidden gems such as Chocolaterie Alexandre and Domaine Les Perrieres. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Centre Commercial Balexert and Rue du Rhone. Step out of Geneva to go to Chavannes-de-Bogis and see Institut de Beaute Above The Sky, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, see the interesting displays at Musee Barbier-Mueller, get engrossed in the history at Musee d'histoire des sciences de la Ville de Geneve, and learn about winemaking at La Cave de Geneve SA.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Geneva road trip app.

Traveling by car from Lausanne to Geneva takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to 0°C. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Zermatt.
Shopping · Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums
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Find places to stay Dec 15 — 18:

Zermatt, Switzerland — 2 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Keep things going the next day: enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt, take in the awesome beauty at Breithorn, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, and finally look for gifts at Lindt Chocolate Shop Zermatt.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Zermatt trip planning site.

Drive from Geneva to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Morcote.
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Find places to stay Dec 18 — 20:

Morcote, Switzerland — 2 nights

Morcote is a municipality in the Swiss canton of Ticino situated about 10 kilometres from Lugano in the district of Lugano on the shore of Lake Lugano.With its characteristic small alleys, the arcades of old Patrician homes, valuable architectural monuments and its natural beauty, the lakefront position, Morcote is considered "the Pearl of Ceresio".HistoryMorcote is first mentioned historically in 926 as Murcau, which comes from the Latin Morae caput, meaning head of the hill. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa dei Santi Giorgio e Andrea, make a trip to Borgo Antico, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oratorio Di Sant'Antonio.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Morcote route builder website.

You can drive from Zermatt to Morcote in 4 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lugano.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Fun & Games · Nature
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Find places to stay Dec 20 — 22:

Lugano, Switzerland — 2 nights

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
On the 22nd (Wed), make a trip to Piazza della Riforma. Here are some ideas for day two: buy something for everyone on your list at Parco Commerciale Grancia, trek along The Olive Grove Trail, and then try to win big at Casino Lugano.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Lugano day trip website.

Lugano is just a stone's throw from Morcote. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to St. Moritz.
Outdoors · Shopping · Trails · Parks
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Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:

St. Moritz, Switzerland — 2 nights

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Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): soothe aching muscles at Bellavita. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Piz Nair, take in the awesome beauty at Piz Bernina, then see the interesting displays at Museum Mili Weber Haus, and finally wander the streets of Schellenursli Village.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a St. Moritz trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Lugano to St. Moritz in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Lugano in December, you will find days in St. Moritz are a bit cooler (5°C), and nights are about the same (-3°C). On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lauterbrunnen.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Spas
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Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:

Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland — 3 nights

A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls and Skigebiet Metsch. Visiting Trümmelbachfälle and Thrill Walk Felsensteg Birg will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Rodelbahn Oeschinensee (in Kandersteg), Trummer Woodcarving (in Adelboden) and Riederalp (in Riederalp). There's still lots to do: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and take in the awesome beauty at Lauterbrunnen Village.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Lauterbrunnen tour builder website.

Getting from St. Moritz to Lauterbrunnen by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and tram. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Interlaken.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports
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Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:

Interlaken, Switzerland — 3 nights

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Escape the urban bustle at Parasailing & Paragliding and Tschentenalp. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and Adelboden. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Interlaken: Spas & Wellness (in Biel) and Barenpark (in Bern). The adventure continues: look for gifts at The Mad Cow, pause for some serene contemplation at Schlosskirche, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Rugenbraeu Brewery.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Interlaken online trip itinerary planner.

Interlaken is just a stone's throw from Lauterbrunnen. In December in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Lucerne.
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Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:

Lucerne, Switzerland — 3 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mt Pilatus and Altstadt Luzern. Head to Mall of Switzerland and Aeschbach Chocolatierfor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Sattel Hochstuckli (in Sattel) and Uferpromenade Weggis (in Weggis). There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Garden Lucerne (Gletschergarten), explore the world behind art at The Rosengart Collection, and don't miss a visit to The Nine Towers.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Lucerne route planning site.

Getting from Interlaken to Lucerne by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. January in Lucerne sees daily highs of 4°C and lows of -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to St. Gallen.
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Find places to stay Jan 1 — 4:

St. Gallen, Switzerland — 2 nights

The heart of eastern Switzerland, St.
On the 4th (Tue), get into the urban bustle at Pfalzkeller. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): learn more about the world around you at Naturmuseum St.Gallen, then relax and rejuvenate at Appenzeller Heilbad, then admire the landmark architecture of Kathedrale St.Gallen, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kunstmuseum St.Gallen.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our St. Gallen tour itinerary maker site.

Getting from Lucerne to St. Gallen by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 4°C in January, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Stein am Rhein.
Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Spas
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Find places to stay Jan 4 — 6:

Stein am Rhein, Switzerland — 2 nights

Stein am Rhein is a historic town and a municipality in the canton of Schaffhausen in Switzerland.The town has a well-preserved medieval centre, retaining the ancient street plan. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Stein am Rhein, take an in-depth tour of Museum Lindwurm, then look for gifts at Ihr Fabrikat & Meerhaus, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museum Kloster Sankt Georgen.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Stein am Rhein trip planner.

You can drive from St. Gallen to Stein am Rhein in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 4°C in January, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Zurich.
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Find places to stay Jan 6 — 8:

Zurich, Switzerland — 3 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Old Town and Wellness-Welt sole uno. Head to Bahnhofstrasse and Einkaufszentrum Glattfor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Mythenregion (in Rickenbach), Kloster Einsiedeln (in Einsiedeln) and Swiss Children's Museum (in Baden). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, look for gifts at Maurice de Mauriac, see the interesting displays at Augusto Giacometti Entrance Hall, and make a trip to Zurich Succulent Plant Collection.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Zurich trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Stein am Rhein to Zurich in an hour. In January, daytime highs in Zurich are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Luxembourg City.
Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Find places to stay Jan 8 — 11:

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg — 3 nights

While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
On the 12th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Chemin de la Corniche, make a trip to Casemates du Bock, appreciate the history behind Equestrian Statue of William II, buy something for everyone on your list at City Concorde Lifestyle Center, then get a taste of the local shopping with Shopping Center la Belle Etoile, and finally soothe aching muscles at Les Thermes. Keep things going the next day: take a tour by water with M.S. Princesse Marie-Astrid, play a few rounds at Kikuoka Country Club, take in the interesting exhibit at Cercle Cite, Head underground at Petrusse Casemates, then stroll around Petrusse Parks, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Luxembourg City road trip planning site.

Getting from Zurich to Luxembourg City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Luxembourg City are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Brussels.
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Find places to stay Jan 11 — 14:

Brussels, Belgium — 2 nights

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis and then steep yourself in history at Grand Place. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Jardin du Petit Sablon, relax and rejuvenate at Thermen Katara, then steep yourself in history at Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, then take a peaceful walk through Sonian Forest, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Brussels tour itinerary tool.

You can drive from Luxembourg City to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. January in Brussels sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Amsterdam.
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Find places to stay Jan 14 — 16:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 16th (Sun), look for gifts at SUMSUM Amsterdam and then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): explore the activities along The Amstel, then take a stroll through The Jordaan, then contemplate the waterfront views at Herengracht, and finally take a stroll through De 9 Straatjes.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for the flight to London.
Nature · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 18:

London, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Westminster and Borough Market. Shop till you drop at Fortnum & Mason and Notting Hill. Venture out of the city with trips to Chiltern Valley Winery & Brewery (in Henley-on-Thames) and The Snow Centre (in Hemel Hempstead). The adventure continues: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, wander the streets of Soho, and ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the London trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to London takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. In January in London, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow time for the train ride to Paris.
Neighborhoods · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours
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Find places to stay Jan 18 — 21:

Paris, France — 3 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): don't miss a visit to Le Trocadero et son esplanade. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse, take a stroll through Quartier Montparnasse, admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Tuileries, then take a stroll through Île de la Cité, then wander the streets of Ile Saint-Louis, and finally make a trip to Place des Vosges.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Paris road trip site.

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. In January, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.
Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 24:

Bernese Oberland travel guide

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Mountains · Parasailing & Paragliding · Waterfalls
Surrounding Lake Thun and Lake Brienz, Bernese Oberland embodies Swiss-style comfort with its richly decorated chalets. The region abounds with famous, family-friendly ski resorts; ski tours take you to pristine Alpine peaks offering skiing for all skill levels. Itineraries here can include ice climbing, ski sailing, and marvelling in the beauty of the Alps and mirroring lakes below. Find yourself at the top of the continent with a ride to Jungfraujoch, the highest railway station in Europe at 3,454 m (11,332 ft) above sea level.

Luxembourg travel guide

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Castles · Landmarks · Churches
Green Heart of Europe
One of the three richest countries in the world, Luxembourg celebrates its wealth of natural and historical sites as well. Landlocked by Belgium, France, and Germany, this nation represents a blend of cultures, which are evident as you explore the nation's villages, outdoor attractions, and capital. If you prefer city living, discover Luxembourg City's old town, with World Heritage status. This small nation's rolling countryside is equally charming, offering castles and plenty of opportunity for recreation and leisure. Go for a bike ride, hike the country's mountainous region, or spend time at renowned vineyards.