23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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23 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  11​h
1
Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Heidelberg, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Koblenz, Germany
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
5
Dortmund, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
6
Belgrade, Serbia
— 2 nights
shuttle:  8​h 30​min
7
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
8
Jahorina, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
9
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— Few hours
Train:  2​h
10
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
12
Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
13
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Bus:  6​h 30​min
14
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 day
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

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nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Saalburg Roman Castle and Archeology Park, Oper Frankfurt, Sachsenhausen, and other attractions you added. On the 16th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Frankfurt Goethe House, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), and then join in the after-dark buzz at Main Tower.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Frankfurt fast, fun, and easy.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Frankfurt is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Frankfurt due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in December, expect Frankfurt to be cooler, temps between 8°C and 1°C. On the 18th (Mon), you're off toHeidelberg.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Nightlife Tours

Side Trip

Romerkastell Saalburg und archaologischer Park
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1
night
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg ©
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Altstadt (Old Town). On the 18th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Heidelberg Castle (Schloss Heidelberg), wander the streets of Altstadt (Old Town), and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Heidelberg University (Alte Universitat).

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Heidelberg holiday planner

Take a train from Frankfurt to Heidelberg in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Heidelberg, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 1°C at night. You will leave for Koblenz on the 19th (Tue).

Things to do in Heidelberg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg
Altstadt (Old Town) ©
Altstadt (Old Town)
Alte Universitaet ©
Alte Universitaet

1
day
Koblenz, Germany

Koblenz ©
Calling itself "Germany's most beautiful corner," Koblenz is tucked in the picturesque valley formed by the Rhine and Moselle rivers and is one of the most popular spots on tourist itineraries.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Reichsburg Cochem as well as Burg Eltz. On the 19th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Marksburg Castle, step into the grandiose world of Reichsburg Cochem, and then step into the grandiose world of Burg Eltz.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Koblenz day trip site

Getting from Heidelberg to Koblenz by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Heidelberg in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Koblenz: temperatures range from 3°C by day to -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Cologne.

Things to do in Koblenz

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marksburg, Eltz Castle, Reichsburg Cochem
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Marksburg ©
Marksburg
Reichsburg Cochem ©
Reichsburg Cochem
Eltz Castle ©
Eltz Castle

2
nights
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
You've added Cologne Cathedral, Historic Old Town, Heumarkt, and other attractions to your itinerary. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Historic Old Town and then make a trip to Cologne Cathedral.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cologne attractions planning website

You can take a bus from Koblenz to Cologne in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In December, Cologne is somewhat warmer than Koblenz - with highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dortmund.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Historic Old Town ©
Historic Old Town

1
night
Dortmund, Germany

Dortmund
Though its major passion may be soccer, Dortmund offers visitors more than just historical sports venues.
To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Dortmund trip builder tool

Traveling by car from Cologne to Dortmund takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Cologne in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Dortmund: temperatures range from 5°C by day to 1°C at night. You'll set off for Belgrade on the 22nd (Fri).

Things to do in Dortmund

Parks Outdoors Museums
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2
nights
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
You've added Belgrade Walking Tours, Zemunski kej, Crkva Svetog Oca Nikolaja, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): deepen your understanding of the past and present with Belgrade Walking Tours. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Zemunski kej, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Crkva Svetog Oca Nikolaja, and then take in panoramic vistas at Gardos - Tower of Sibinjanin Janko.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Belgrade online trip itinerary maker

The Route module can help you plan travel from Dortmund to Belgrade. In December in Belgrade, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Belgrade

Tours Historic Sites
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Belgrade Walking Tours ©
Belgrade Walking Tours
Crkva Svetog Oca Nikolaja ©
Crkva Svetog Oca Nikolaja
Belgrade Free Tour ©
Belgrade Free Tour

2
nights
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo ©
Nearly destroyed by war during the 1990s, the riverside city of Sarajevo now serves as one of the region's major educational, cultural, and commercial hubs.
You've added Sarajevo Olympic Bobsleigh and Luge Track, Zlatna ribica, Ferhadija Pedestrian Street, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): wander the streets of Ferhadija Pedestrian Street, steep yourself in history at Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain), make a trip to Ashkenazi Synagogue, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, then pause for some serene contemplation at Serbian Orthodox Cathedral, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at Zlatna ribica.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sarajevo online driving holiday planner

Getting from Belgrade to Sarajevo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. While traveling from Belgrade, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Sarajevo, ranging from highs of 3°C to lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Jahorina.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Historic Sites Nightlife Shopping
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Serbian Orthodox Cathedral ©
Serbian Orthodox Cathedral
Galerija 11/07/95 ©
Galerija 11/07/95
Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija

2
nights
Jahorina, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Jahorina ©
You've now added Olympic Center Jahorina to your itinerary.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Jahorina trip simple and quick.

Jahorina is just a stone's throw from Sarajevo. In December, daytime highs in Jahorina are 4°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Jahorina

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Olympic Center Jahorina ©
Olympic Center Jahorina

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hours
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jewish Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as Latin Bridge.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sarajevo online travel planner

Sarajevo is just a short distance from Jahorina. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Mostar.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Museums
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Jewish Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina ©
Sarajevo War Tunnel ©
Sarajevo War Tunnel
Latin Bridge ©
Latin Bridge

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nights
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): make a trip to Mehmed Karadoz Moschee, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque, and then contemplate the long history of Old Bazar Kujundziluk.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Mostar road trip site

Traveling by car from Sarajevo to Mostar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sarajevo in December, expect nights in Mostar to be about the same, around 0°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Mostar

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

The historic urban site of Pocitelj
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Partisan Cemetery ©
Partisan Cemetery
The historic urban site of Pocitelj ©

2
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Minceta Fortress as well as Pile Gate. Your inner history buff will appreciate Gradske Zidine and Brsalje Street. Old Town and Dubrovnik Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Island of Lokrum, don't miss a visit to Dubrovnik Cable Car, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jewish Synagogue, and steep yourself in history at Stradun.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Dubrovnik trip planning website

Traveling by car from Mostar to Dubrovnik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Mostar in December, Dubrovnik is a bit warmer at night with lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
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Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Stradun ©
Stradun

3
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fortress Starigrad (Fortica), Trogir Historic Site, Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): appreciate the history behind Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius, steep yourself in history at Trogir Historic Site, then catch a live event at Fortress Kamerlengo, and finally steep yourself in history at Fortress Starigrad (Fortica). On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Bacvice Beach, see the interesting displays at Froggyland, examine the collection at Live Museum Split, then examine the collection at MUZEJ GRADA SPLITA, and finally contemplate the long history of Old Split.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Split trip website

Getting from Dubrovnik to Split by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Trogir, Starigrad Fortress
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Starigrad Fortress ©
Starigrad Fortress
Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir
Old Split ©
Old Split

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nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Anne Frank House and Museum Willet-Holthuysen will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague) and Frans Hals Museum (in Haarlem). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Rembrandt House Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif, contemplate the long history of Begijnhof, and wander the streets of The Jordaan.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam online travel planner

Traveling by flight from Split to Amsterdam takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, Amsterdam is a bit cooler than Split - with highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Zaanse Schans, Frans Hals Museum, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
You've now added Deutsches Filmmuseum to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Bad Homburg Palace, then see the interesting displays at Deutsches Filmmuseum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dreikonigskirche.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Frankfurt trip itinerary maker app

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Frankfurt takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bad Homburg Palace (Landgraves' Castle & Castle Park)
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German Film Museum ©
German Film Museum
Dreikonigskirche ©
Dreikonigskirche

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