28 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 6 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
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Paris, France — 6 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Louvre Museum and The Army Museum. Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre will appeal to history buffs. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Chateau de Chantilly in Chantilly City, approximately Chantilly City away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, see the interesting displays at Musee Nissim de Camondo, and admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Tuileries.

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Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Paris is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dammam to Paris due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Dammam in December: highs in Paris hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 4 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Topography of Terror and Neues Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Palace of Tears and Pergamonmuseum. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, visit Potsdamer Platz, take a stroll through Mitte, and get engrossed in the history at Deutsches Historisches Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Berlin online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Berlin takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 3 nights

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.
Appreciate the collections at Munich Residenz and Staatliche Museum Agyptischer Kunst. Get a sense of the local culture at Deutsches Museum and Burgersaalkirche. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, admire the striking features of Theatinerkirche St. Kajetan, see the interesting displays at FC Bayern Museum, and explore the world behind art at Pinakothek der Moderne.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Munich trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Munich takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 4 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Town and Kloster Einsiedeln. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Naturhistorisches Museum Basel and Zoological Museum. Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Museum Tinguely (in Basel), Fondation Beyeler (in Riehen) and Swiss Science Center Technorama (in Winterthur). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Limmatquai, admire the striking features of Church of St. Peter, see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and wander the streets of Niederdorf.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Zurich takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in January, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Geneva.
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Geneva, Switzerland — 3 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Musee D'Art Et D'Histoire and Musee Ariana. Let the collections at Maison d'Ailleurs and Fondation Baur, Musee des Arts d’Extreme-Orient capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Eglise de Saint-Sulpice (in Saint Sulpice), Escaliers du Marche (in Lausanne) and Klosterkirche Romainmotier (in Romainmotier). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Maison Tavel, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Russe, step into the grandiose world of Prangins Castle, and pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Basilica.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Geneva tour planner.

Fly from Zurich to Geneva in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. January in Geneva sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to fly to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 2 nights

Fashion Capital of World

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.
Popular historic sites such as Il Cenacolo and Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Gallerie d’Italia and Villa Necchi Campiglio. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, take an in-depth tour of Memoriale Della Shoah Di Milano, explore the world behind art at Casa Museo Boschi Di Stefano, and admire the striking features of Arco della Pace.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Milan tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Geneva to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. January in Milan sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, then admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John, and finally admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then brush up on your military savvy at Stibbert Museum, then make a trip to Palazzo Strozzi, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo di Palazzo Davanzati.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Florence road trip planner.

You can take a train from Milan to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Milan in January; daily highs in Florence reach 13°C and lows reach 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 14th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Pantheon, admire the landmark architecture of Cupola di San Pietro, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, explore the different monuments and memorials at Vatican Necropolis, then contemplate the long history of Colosseum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Clement Basilica, get engrossed in the history at Mercati di Traiano - Museo dei Fori Imperiali, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Venezia, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome holiday planner.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in January, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel back home.
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Germany travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.
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Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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