22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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22 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Stuttgart, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Salzburg, Austria
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
7
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Exploratorio - Centro Ciencia Viva de Coimbra, University of Coimbra, Portugal dos Pequenitos, and other attractions. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Castelo de S. Jorge and Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip app .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a 3 hour difference. In December, Lisbon is colder than Sao Paulo - with highs of 18°C and lows of 8°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Fri) before leaving for Frankfurt.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Coimbra
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Museu Nacional do Azulejo ©
Museu Nacional do Azulejo

2
nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus) and Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sachsenhausen and St. Paul's Church (Paulskirche). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Staedel Museum, ponder the design of Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen, examine the collection at Museum fur Kommunikation, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dreikonigskirche.

To find ratings and tourist information, use the Frankfurt trip builder .

You can fly from Lisbon to Frankfurt in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lisbon in December: high temperatures in Frankfurt hover around 7°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can take a train to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Dreikonigskirche ©
Dreikonigskirche
Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum

3
nights
Stuttgart, Germany

Stuttgart ©
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Motorworld Region Stuttgart, then wander the streets of Weissenhof Colony (Weissenhofsiedlung), then stroll around Neckar Park, and finally contemplate the long history of Grabkapelle auf dem Wuerttemberg. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Staatsgalerie, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Solitude, then see the interesting displays at Porsche Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Inspiration 911 - Porsche-Skulptur.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Stuttgart online trip planner .

You can take a train from Frankfurt to Stuttgart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Stuttgart can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Motorworld Region Stuttgart
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Staatsgalerie ©
Staatsgalerie
Porsche Museum ©
Porsche Museum
Motorworld Region Stuttgart ©
Motorworld Region Stuttgart

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Old Town and Kloster Einsiedeln will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore Fondation Beyeler and Musee Paleontologique de Zurich. Go for a jaunt from Zurich to Basel to see Offene Kirche Elisabethen about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, see the interesting displays at Zoological Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Zurich trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Stuttgart to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In December in Zurich, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Offene Kirche Elisabethen, Fondation Beyeler, Kloster Einsiedeln
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fondation Beyeler ©
Fondation Beyeler
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)

2
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.
Appreciate the collections at Munich Residenz and Deutsches Museum Verkehrszentrum. Get some cultural insight at St. Peter's Church and St. Michael's Church. Step out of Munich to go to Ingolstadt and see Audi Museum, which is approximately 1 hour away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Lenbachhaus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Burgersaalkirche, see the interesting displays at FC Bayern Erlebniswelt, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Heiliggeistkirche.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Munich visit website .

Traveling by car from Zurich to Munich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and train. In December in Munich, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Audi Museum
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Audi Museum ©
Audi Museum
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

4
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Visit Fortress Hohensalzburg and St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter) for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Petersfriedhof and Mozarts Geburtshaus. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, stroll the grounds of Cemetery of St. Sebastian (Friedhof St. Sebastian), take in the spiritual surroundings of Nonnberg Convent, and contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus).

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Salzburg tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Munich to Salzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 3:
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Petersfriedhof ©
Petersfriedhof
Mozarts Geburtshaus ©
Mozarts Geburtshaus

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien, see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Vienna holiday builder app .

Fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. January in Vienna sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien ©
Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Imperial Palace (Hofburg) ©
Imperial Palace (Hofburg)

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