41 days in Europe Itinerary

41 days in Europe Itinerary

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1
Moscow, Russia
— 3 nights
2
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
3
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
4
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
5
Zagreb, Croatia
— 3 nights
6
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
8
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
9
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
10
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
11
Montreux, Switzerland
— 1 night
12
Paris, France
— 4 nights
13
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 5 nights

3
nights
Moscow, Russia

Moscow ©
Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Red Square and Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at State Tretyakov Gallery and The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra. Take a break from Moscow with a short trip to Ski Stadium Zorkiy in Krasnogorsk, about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Moscow Kremlin, admire the striking features of Lenin's Mausoleum, examine the collection at Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve, and brush up on your military savvy at Armoury Chamber.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Moscow route builder app.

Perth, Australia to Moscow is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Perth to Moscow due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Perth in November, with highs in Moscow at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Museums Trails

Side Trips

The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, Ski Stadium Zorkiy
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Red Square ©
Red Square
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin
State Tretyakov Gallery ©
State Tretyakov Gallery

2
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St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas, thenexplore the activities along Neva Embankments, thensee the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, and finally browse the exhibits of Kazan Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Palace Square and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg online sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Moscow to St. Petersburg in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for travel to Krakow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas ©
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

2
nights
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, thenget to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, thencontemplate the long history of Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), and finally contemplate the long history of Wieliczka Salt Mine. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, and then examine the collection at Lost Souls Alley.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Krakow day trip app.

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Krakow in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from St. Petersburg in December, you will find days in Krakow are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

3
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fisherman's Bastion and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). Get outdoors at City Park Városliget and Roman Beach. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue, appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube Bank, and boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Budapest trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Budapest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Budapest sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Outdoors Spas
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

3
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad), see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), thensee the interesting displays at Zagreb 80's Museum, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Mirogoj Cemetery. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Zagreb online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Zagreb takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December in Zagreb, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Zagreb

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka)

3
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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.
Appreciate the collections at Belvedere Palace and The Hofburg. Get some cultural insight at Schonbrunn Palace and Historic Center of Vienna. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Chapel of St. Virgil, explore the world behind art at Albertina, and identify plant and animal life at Orangery at Schoenbrunn Palace.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Vienna online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Zagreb to Vienna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Vienna are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

3
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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.
Let the collections at Jewish Museum in Prague and Powder Tower capture your imagination. Staromestske namesti and Prague Astronomical Clock will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, steep yourself in history at Lobkowicz Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, and take in the views from Charles Bridge.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Prague trip tool.

Fly from Vienna to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. December in Prague sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

3
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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 16th (Mon): steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, thenstop by Potsdamer Platz, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum. On your second day here, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, explore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace, and then steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Berlin travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Prague to Berlin by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, explore the activities along English Garden, and then get to know the fascinating history of Haidhausen.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Munich online trip builder.

Fly from Berlin to Munich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Munich are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Zermatt.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

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nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie", thentrek along 5-Seenweg, thenexamine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and finally make a trip to Mountaineers' Cemetery. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at English Church, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Burgkirche Raron, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Zermatt journey builder site.

Getting from Munich to Zermatt by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. On the 23rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Montreux.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Burgkirche Raron, Kleine Scheidegg, Spas
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Kleine Scheidegg ©
Kleine Scheidegg
5-Seenweg ©
5-Seenweg

1
night
Montreux, Switzerland

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Plexus Art Gallery.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Montreux trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Montreux takes 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Montreux

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Chateau de Chillon
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Queen Studio Experience ©
Queen Studio Experience
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Plexus Art Gallery ©
Plexus Art Gallery

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. Visiting Île de la Cité and Seine River will get you outdoors. Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, take a stroll through Montmartre, and admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Paris travel planner.

Traveling by train from Montreux to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Paris can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Museum of Iceland and Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar). Take a break from the city and head to Thingvellir National Park and Gullfoss Falls. Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Thermal Spas (in Grindavik), Galgaklettur (in Thingvellir) and Strokkur (in Geysir). Spend the 31st (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, examine the collection at Aurora Reykjavik, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, and get engrossed in the history at Tales from Iceland.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Reykjavik travel route planner.

Fly from Paris to Reykjavik in 7 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Paris in December, things will get slightly colder in Reykjavik: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Thingvellir, Thermal Spas, Strokkur, Gullfoss Falls
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Thermal Spas
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja

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