25 days in Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Colmar, France
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 1 night
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Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
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Hallstatt, Austria
— 2 nights
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Fussen, Germany
— 3 nights
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 5 nights
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Menton, France
— 2 nights
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Collioure, France
— 2 nights
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Nimes, France
— 1 day
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Clermont-Ferrand, France
— 2 nights
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Paris, France — 3 nights

City of Light

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Eiffel Tower, steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, and then make a trip to Louvre Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Paris day trip planning app.

Boston, USA to Paris is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Colmar.
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Colmar, France — 2 nights

Little Venice

Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): make a trip to Statue of Liberty, get to know the resident critters at La Montagne des Singes, then don't miss a visit to Old Town, and finally take an in-depth tour of Musée d'Unterlinden. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg and then take a stroll through Little Venice.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Colmar trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Paris to Colmar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to fly to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 1 night

Village of a Million People

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 5th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, explore the activities along English Garden, and then make a trip to Marienplatz.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Munich online trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Colmar to Munich in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Colmar in December; daily highs in Munich reach 5°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.
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Salzburg, Austria — 1 night

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 6th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, then admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, and finally shop like a local with Getreidegasse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Georgs Kirche, then explore the historical opulence of Fortress Hohensalzburg, and finally contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Salzburg road trip app.

Traveling by car from Munich to Salzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hallstatt.
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Hallstatt, Austria — 2 nights

Pearl of Austria

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): make a trip to Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick", then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Salzwelten Hallstatt, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hallstatt trip planner.

Drive from Salzburg to Hallstatt in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Fussen.
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Fussen, Germany — 3 nights

Southern End of the Romantic Road

Framed by the Alps and set upon a riverbank, the city of Fussen in addition to its historic architecture is the epicenter of Germany’s traditional violin-making industry.
Explore Fussen's surroundings by going to Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Saint Sebastian Chapel & Partnachklamm) and Schloss Linderhof (in Ettal). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Schloss Neuschwanstein, steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Fuessen, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Benediktinerkloster St. Mang, and admire the striking features of Schloss Hohenschwangau.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Fussen day trip planning website.

Getting from Hallstatt to Fussen by car takes about 4 hours. In December, daytime highs in Fussen are 6°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Interlaken.
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Interlaken, Switzerland — 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Rigi, Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, &more), Lake Zurich (in Zurich) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). And it doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Tours, stroll through Harderkulm, sample the tasty concoctions at Haarige Kuh Brauerei, and look for gifts at Whiskyness.

For reviews and more tourist information, go to the Interlaken online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Fussen to Interlaken takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Fussen in December, you will find days in Interlaken are a bit cooler (1°C), and nights are about the same (-4°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Menton.
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Menton, France — 2 nights

Pearl of France

Known for its own microclimate that is generally milder than the rest of the French Riviera, Menton is located very close to the border with Italy, whose influence is visible in the architecture and customs of the city.
Explore Menton's surroundings by going to Chapelle des Penitents Blancs (in Peillon), Eze (Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze & La cité médiévale) and Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild (in St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Jean Cocteau Museum Collection Severin Wunderman, stroll the grounds of Cemetery of the Old Chateau, make a trip to Cimetiere du Trabuquet, and explore the striking landscape at Tete de Chien.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Menton day trip planner.

You can drive from Interlaken to Menton in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Interlaken in December, you will find days in Menton are much hotter (16°C), and nights are a bit warmer (7°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Collioure.
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Collioure, France — 2 nights

Collioure is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.GeographyThe town of Collioure is on the Côte Vermeille, in the canton of La Côte Vermeille and in the arrondissement of Céret.ToponymyCollioure is named Cotlliure in Catalan.HistoryThere is a record of the castle at "Castrum Caucoliberi" having been mentioned as early as 673, indicating that the settlement here was of strategic and commercial importance during the Visigoth ascendancy.Collioure used to be divided into two villages separated by the river Douy, the old town to the south named Port d'Avall (in French known as Le Faubourg) and the upstream port, Port d'Amunt (in French known as La Ville).Collioure was taken in 1642 by the French troops of Maréchal de la Meilleraye. On the 20th (Tue), wander the streets of Quartier du Moure, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Notre Dame des Anges, then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then do a tasting at Terres des Templiers, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Drive from Menton to Collioure in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. December in Collioure sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nimes.
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Nimes, France — 1 day

French Rome

Nîmes has a rich history dating back to the Roman Empire, with a stunning coliseum that is second only to Rome's.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): see the interesting displays at Haribo Museum, contemplate the long history of Temple de Diane, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardins de la Fontaine, then contemplate the long history of Tour Magne, and finally appreciate the history behind La Maison Carree.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Nimes online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Collioure to Nimes takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Nimes, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Clermont-Ferrand.
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Clermont-Ferrand, France — 2 nights

France's Liverpool

Famous for its chain of extinct volcanoes surrounding Clermont-Ferrand includes the highest Puy-de-Dôme volcano only 13 km (8 mi) from its city center.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): get impressive views of Puy-de-Dome Volcano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): get in on the family fun at Vulcania, appreciate the history behind Fontaine d'Urbain II, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Clermont-Ferrand trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Nimes to Clermont-Ferrand takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Nimes in December; daily highs in Clermont-Ferrand reach 9°C and lows reach 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
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