25 days in Europe Itinerary

25 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe Trip Planner

Plan created by another user. Make it yours
1
Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
2
Basel, Switzerland
— 1 night
3
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
— 2 nights
4
Colmar, France
— 3 nights
5
Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
6
Innsbruck, Austria
— 3 nights
7
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
8
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
9
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
10
Montpellier, France
— 4 nights

S M T W T F S
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13

2
nights
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): stroll through Bains des Paquis, then get engrossed in the history at Musee d'histoire des sciences de la Ville de Geneve, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Basilica. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at l'Arboretum National du Vallon de l'Aubonne, then step into the grandiose world of Prangins Castle, and then see the interesting displays at Musee d'ethnographie de Geneve.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Geneva trip planner.

If you are flying in from France, the closest major aiports are Geneva Cointrin International Airport, Bern Belp Airport and EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport. In December in Geneva, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Basel.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 18 — 20:
Highlights from your trip

1
night
Basel, Switzerland

Basel ©
Situated where the Swiss, German, and French borders meet, Basel is considered the hub of Dreilandereck, this "three countries corner." Its location makes Basel a center of culture and history, brimming with important theaters and museums.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel, get to know the resident critters at Tierpark Lange Erlen, and then wander the streets of Basel's Old Town.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Basel online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Basel takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Freiburg im Breisgau.

Things to do in Basel

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 21:
Highlights from your trip
©
Specialty Museum
Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel
4.3
©
Neighborhood
Basel's Old Town
4.6

2
nights
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Freiburg im Breisgau ©

Capital of the Black Forest

In the heart of a major wine-producing region, Freiburg im Breisgau serves as the primary entry point for tours into the scenic Black Forest mountain range.
On the 21st (Thu), steep yourself in history at Historisches Kaufhaus, then explore the world behind art at Augustiner Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Narrengilde Geisterwölfe St. Peter e.V., and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Todtnau Waterfalls. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Burg Badenweiler, look for all kinds of wild species at Vogelpark Steinen, and then step into the grandiose world of Rotteln Castle.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Freiburg im Breisgau trip maker app.

Getting from Basel to Freiburg im Breisgau by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. December in Freiburg im Breisgau sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Colmar.

Things to do in Freiburg im Breisgau

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:
Highlights from your trip
©
Waterfall
Todtnau Waterfalls
4.7
©
Castle
Rotteln Castle
4.7

3
nights
Colmar, France

Colmar ©

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at La Grand-Rue and Les Fortifications de Neuf-Brisach. Escape the urban bustle at La Montagnes des Lamas and La Bresse-Hohneck - ski resort. Go for a jaunt from Colmar to Wattwiller to see Hartmannswillerkopf about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville de Turckheim, do a tasting at Vin d'Alsace HORCHER, and explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Kaysersberg.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Colmar online road trip planner.

Drive from Freiburg im Breisgau to Colmar in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Colmar

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:
Highlights from your trip
©
Battlefield
Hartmannswillerkopf
4.7

2
nights
Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
On the 26th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Cave Historique des Hospices de Strasbourg and then laugh and play at Parc Animalier Friedel. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Citadelle de Bitche and then identify plant and animal life at Domaine Departemental de Lindre.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Strasbourg vacation builder.

You can drive from Colmar to Strasbourg in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:
Highlights from your trip

3
nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone and Seekirchl. Discover out-of-the-way places like Leutascher Geisterklamm and Zillertal Arena. Step out of Innsbruck with an excursion to SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental in Soll--about 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Tyrolean Folk Art Museum.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Innsbruck travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Strasbourg to Innsbruck takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight. Traveling from Strasbourg in December, Innsbruck is a bit cooler at night with lows of -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Transportation

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:
Highlights from your trip

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franziskanerkirche, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Petersfriedhof, then make a trip to Stiegl-Brauwelt, and finally view the masterpieces at Residenzgalerie Salzburg. On the next day, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

Make your Salzburg itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Salzburg takes 2 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 your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Salzburg

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:
Highlights from your trip
©
Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
3.9
©
Cemetery
Petersfriedhof
4.6

2
nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
On the 3rd (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Church of the Annunciation, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Nicholas, and then stroll through Straža Bled. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Old Town Centre of Radovljica, then explore the activities along Ljubljanica River, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally take a stroll through Metelkova.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ljubljana travel route website.

You can drive from Salzburg to Ljubljana in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. January in Ljubljana sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:
Highlights from your trip
©
Religious Site
Cathedral of St. Nicholas
4.5

3
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Popular historic sites such as Cogels Osylei and Abbaye de Villers are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sonian Forest and Abbaye de Maredsous. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’' (in Halle), St. Nicholas' Cathedral (in Ghent) and Collegiale Sainte-Waudru (in Mons). It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of National Basilica of the Sacred Heart and take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles).

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Brussels online visit planner.

You can fly from Ljubljana to Brussels in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Ljubljana in January since evenings lows in Brussels dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Montpellier.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 4 — 7:
Highlights from your trip
©
Must see
Cogels Osylei
4.9
©
Religious Site
Abbaye de Villers
4.7

4
nights
Montpellier, France

Montpellier ©
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Get a sense of the local culture at Ile de la Barthelasse and Eglise Notre-Dame des Sablons. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Musee du Petit Palais and Tour Carbonniere. Explore Montpellier's surroundings by going to Les Alyscamps (in Arles), La Maison des Vautours (in Saint-Pierre-des-Tripiers) and Moulin CastelaS (in Les Baux de Provence). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Notre-Dame-des-Auzils, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame des Doms, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Peyrelade, and kick back and relax at Plage de la Grande Conque.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Montpellier journey planning app.

Getting from Brussels to Montpellier by combination of train and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Brussels in January: high temperatures in Montpellier hover around 14°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Montpellier

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 7 — 11:
Highlights from your trip

Similar trips

27 days in Europe & Asia BY A USER FROM SPAIN October, slow & easy, popular sights Preferences: October Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Slow & easy 26 days in Switzerland, Lake Como & Annecy BY A USER FROM CANADA August, teens, popular sights Preferences: August, teens Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 14 days in Geneva BY A USER FROM FRANCE July, teens, kids, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights Preferences: July, teens, kids, relaxing, beaches, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Slow & easy 30 days in Geneva BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND November, fast-paced, popular sights Preferences: November Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Fast-paced 16 days in Zurich, Geneva & Milan BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, teens, kids, relaxing, museums, shopping, popular sights Preferences: December, teens, kids, relaxing, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 29 days in Italy, Switzerland & France BY A USER FROM RUSSIA November, culture, historic sites, popular sights Preferences: November, culture, historic sites Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 31 days in Asia & Europe BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, teens, kids, popular sights Preferences: December, teens, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 16 days in Switzerland, Milan & Stuttgart BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, teens, kids, relaxing, slow & easy, popular sights Preferences: December, teens, kids, relaxing Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Slow & easy 13 days in Paris, Geneva & Milan BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES January, teens, kids, slow & easy, popular sights Preferences: January, teens, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Slow & easy 17 days in Italy, Geneva & Stuttgart BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE October, teens, kids, shopping, popular sights Preferences: October, teens, kids, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 4 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM GREECE November, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, popular sights Preferences: November, relaxing, historic sites, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 5 days in Geneva BY A USER FROM FRANCE October, culture, relaxing, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: October, culture, relaxing, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more trips