39 days in Europe Itinerary

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Train to Turku Satama, Ferry to Stockholm
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Hamburg, Germany
— 1 night
Fly
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly
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Lyon, France
— 4 nights
Fly
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Marseille, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Nice, France
— 5 nights
Drive
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Genoa, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Pisa, Italy
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Montegrotto Terme, Italy
— 4 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Bern, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Hamburg, Germany
— 1 night
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 1 night
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Stockholm, Sweden

Beauty by the Water

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Stockholm tour builder tool.

Helsinki, Finland to Stockholm is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. In December in Stockholm, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. You will leave for Hamburg on the 22nd (Thu).
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Hamburg, Germany — 1 night

Gateway to the World

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
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Getting from Stockholm to Hamburg by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Stockholm in December, with highs in Hamburg at 7°C and lows at 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 4 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.
Get some cultural insight at Latin Quarter and Île de la Cité. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Saint Germain des Pres Quarter and Musee Nissim de Camondo. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, stop by Ile Saint-Louis, and explore the world behind art at Petit Palais.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris online journey planner.

You can fly from Hamburg to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. On the 27th (Tue), you're off to Lyon.
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Lyon, France — 4 nights

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cathedrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Lyon and Fresque des Lyonnais. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere and Spas. It doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Institut & Musee Lumiere and visit The Presqu'ile.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Lyon trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Lyon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. December in Lyon sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to fly to Marseille.
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Marseille, France — 1 night

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
On the 31st (Sat), take a stroll through The Panier.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Marseille trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Lyon to Marseille takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Lyon in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Marseille: highs are around 15°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Nice.
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Nice, France — 5 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Explore hidden gems such as Old Town and Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice. Do some cultural sightseeing at Place Massena and Fontaine du Soleil. Step out of Nice with an excursion to Ville medieval in Vence--about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: delve into the lush surroundings at Parc du Mont Boron, tour the pleasant surroundings at Eze Sur Mer Strand, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere du Chateau, and take a leisurely stroll along Quai des Etats Unis.

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Drive from Marseille to Nice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January in Nice, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Genoa.
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Genoa, Italy — 1 night

Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of D'Albertis Castle and then take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello.

Planning Genoa trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

You can drive from Nice to Genoa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in January, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Pisa.
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Pisa, Italy

Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
On the 7th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Pisa route maker website.

Traveling by car from Genoa to Pisa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Genoa in January, plan for little chillier nights in Pisa, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 5 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella as well as Gallerie Degli Uffizi. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Florence Academy of Fine Arts. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museo Nazionale del Bargello and The Baptistery of St. John. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio and make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To find photos and more tourist information, read our Florence visit planning tool.

Traveling by car from Pisa to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January in Florence, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. On the 12th (Thu), you're off to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 2 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 13th (Fri), delve into the distant past at Pantheon, make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri and then contemplate the long history of Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome tour itinerary site.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Montegrotto Terme.
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Montegrotto Terme, Italy — 4 nights

Montegrotto Terme is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Padua in the Italian region Veneto, located about 45km west of Venice and about 11km southwest of Padua.Montegrotto Terme is a spa resort, part of the Terme Euganee spas. Do some cultural sightseeing at Azienda Agricola Ca'Lustra Di Zanovello Franco & C. Sas and Azienda Agricola Monte Tondo. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gallerie di Palazzo Leoni Montanari and Duomo dei Santi Pietro ed Eliseo. Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, explore the ancient world of Area Archeologica di Viale Stazione, see some colorful creatures with Y-40 The Deep Joy, and pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario Madonna della Salute Monteortone.

Discover how to plan a Montegrotto Terme trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from Rome to Montegrotto Terme in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rome in January: highs in Montegrotto Terme hover around 6°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 2 nights

City of Romance

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): wander the streets of Campo Santa Margherita, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, then take a stroll through Cannaregio, and finally visit Campo del Ghetto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Pantalon, wander the streets of Dorsoduro, then admire the striking features of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Venice visit planner.

Traveling by car from Montegrotto Terme to Venice takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Venice are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive 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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): wander the streets of Brera District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Memoriale Della Shoah Di Milano, examine the collection at Gallerie d’Italia, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Milan trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Venice to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Milan are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to fly to Bern.
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Bern, Switzerland — 1 night

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum and then wander the streets of Matte. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Mosesbrunnen, contemplate the long history of Simsonbrunnen, and then wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bern trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Milan to Bern by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Milan in January; daily highs in Bern reach 5°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can catch the train to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse and then wander the streets of Niederdorf. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Limmatquai, take in the views from Chapel Bridge, and then admire the striking features of Kloster Einsiedeln.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Zurich trip site.

Take a train from Bern to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Zurich sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow time for the flight to Hamburg.
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Hamburg, Germany — 1 night

Gateway to the World

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hamburg planning site.

You can fly from Zurich to Hamburg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Thu) before leaving for Copenhagen.
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Copenhagen, Denmark — 1 night

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
On the 26th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Davids Samling (The David Collection), appreciate the history behind The Little Mermaid, and then kick back and relax at Amager Strandpark.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen trip planner.

You can fly from Hamburg to Copenhagen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Stockholm.
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Stockholm, Sweden — 1 day

Beauty by the Water

Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): indulge in some personalized pampering at Yasuragi Day Spa and then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Stockholm travel route site.

Traveling by combination of train, taxi, and flight from Copenhagen to Stockholm takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Copenhagen in January; daily highs in Stockholm reach 0°C and lows reach -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
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