34 days in Europe Itinerary

34 days in Europe Itinerary

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34 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong, China
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Milan, Italy
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Dresden, Germany
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
9
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + subway + train:  4​h
10
Wurzburg, Germany
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
11
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Madrid, Spain

4
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and Pantheon. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Via Condotti and Soqquadro APS. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, take in the exciting artwork at Serra, shop like a local with ALEFBET, and make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rome road trip planner.

Hong Kong, China to Rome is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Hong Kong to Rome. When traveling from Hong Kong in December, plan for slightly colder days in Rome, with highs around 16°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 20th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, then view the masterpieces at M.G. Design, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Florence journey maker app .

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

5
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Get some historical perspective at Duomo di Milano and Castello Sforzesco. Get some cultural insight at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore. Change things up with these side-trips from Milan: Turin (Museo Egizio & Museo Nazionale del Cinema). There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo, and get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Milan online day trip planner .

You can take a train from Florence to Milan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Florence in December, things will get slightly colder in Milan: highs are around 9°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Turin
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Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

4
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Doge's Palace and Basilica di San Marco. Your inner history buff will appreciate Piazza San Marco and Scrovegni Chapel. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Verona (Cappella dei Notai & Piazza delle Erbe). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, take in the exciting artwork at Vittorio Costantini Workshop, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planner.

Getting from Milan to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Verona, Scrovegni Chapel
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, and then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, then browse the exhibits of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally view the masterpieces at Residenzgalerie Salzburg.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Salzburg visit planning app .

Drive from Venice to Salzburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Venice in December, with highs in Salzburg at 6°C and lows at -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) ©

2
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, then take a stroll through Graben and Kohlmarkt, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): view the masterpieces at Dorotheum, then examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), and then explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Vienna online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. January in Vienna sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Imperial Palace (Hofburg) ©
Imperial Palace (Hofburg)

5
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.
Do your shopping at Lobkowicz Palace and DOX Centre for Contemporary Art. Do some cultural sightseeing at StaromEstske namEsti and Prague Astronomical Clock. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Katedrala Svateho Vita, examine the collection at NaFilM: National film museum, step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, and get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Prague trip planning website .

Getting from Vienna to Prague by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Prague are 2°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Prague

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Katedrala Svateho Vita ©
Katedrala Svateho Vita
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

2
nights
Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
On the 8th (Wed), browse the different shops at Neustadter Markthalle. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Procession of Princes, examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, then step into the grandiose world of Big courtyard of the Residence / Grosser Schlosshof Dresdner Residenz, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche, and finally stop by Tradition & Form.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Dresden day trip website .

You can drive from Prague to Dresden in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Dresden can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hauptbahnhof Leipzig
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Neues Grünes Gewölbe ©
Neues Grünes Gewölbe
Frauenkirche ©
Frauenkirche
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and then contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace, take in the exciting artwork at Camera Work, and then take in the exciting artwork at Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preussicher Kulturbesitz.

To find maps and more tourist information, read our Berlin sightseeing planner.

Take a train from Dresden to Berlin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Wurzburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 12:
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East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace

2
nights
Wurzburg, Germany

Wurzburg ©
Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): examine the collection at Historiengewölbe mit Staatsverlies - Museum zur Stadtgeschichte in Rothenburg o.d.T., then hunt for treasures at Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop, then contemplate the long history of Town Walls, and finally explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), contemplate the long history of Vieille Ville, then see the interesting displays at German Christmas Museum (Deutsches Weihnachtsmuseum), and finally take an in-depth tour of Marienburg Fortress.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Wurzburg trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Berlin to Wurzburg by combination of flight and train takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. January in Wurzburg sees daily highs of 4°C and lows of -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Munich.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Rothenburg
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Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Marienburg Fortress ©
Marienburg Fortress
Town Walls ©
Town Walls

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, get a taste of the local shopping with Schack-Galerie, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Nymphenburg Palace. Keep things going the next day: get curious at Deutsches Museum, then don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Munich travel planner .

You can take a train from Wurzburg to Munich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Munich sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
New Pinakothek ©
New Pinakothek

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