25 days in Europe Itinerary

25 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Geneva, Switzerland
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Basel, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Colmar, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  30 min
5
Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
6
Innsbruck, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
8
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
9
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  5 h 30 min
10
Montpellier, France
— 4 nights
Train:  4 h 30 min
End: Geneva, Switzerland

2
nights
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
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, thenget 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, thenstep 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 Basel Mulhouse Freiburg. 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

Side Trips

l'Arboretum National du Vallon de l'Aubonne, Prangins Castle
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l'Arboretum National du Vallon de l'Aubonne ©
Prangins Castle ©
Prangins Castle
Notre Dame Basilica ©
Notre Dame Basilica

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 fly. 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

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel ©
Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel
Basel's Old Town ©
Basel's Old Town
Tierpark Lange Erlen ©
Tierpark Lange Erlen

2
nights
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Freiburg im Breisgau ©
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, thenexplore the world behind art at Augustiner Museum, thentake 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: delve into the distant past at Burg Baden, 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

Side Trips

Vogelpark Steinen, Narrengilde Geisterwölfe St. Peter e.V., Todtnau Waterfalls, Burg Baden, Rotteln Castle
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Todtnau Waterfalls ©
Todtnau Waterfalls
Rotteln Castle ©
Rotteln Castle
Burg Baden ©
Burg Baden

3
nights
Colmar, France

Colmar ©
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 Chateau de Kaysersberg. 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 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Les Fortifications de Neuf-Brisach, do a tasting at Vin d'Alsace HORCHER, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville de Turckheim.

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

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

La Bresse, La Grand-Rue, Les Fortifications de Neuf-Brisach, Chateau de Kaysersberg, Hartmannswillerkopf
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Vin d'Alsace HORCHER ©
Vin d'Alsace HORCHER
Hartmannswillerkopf ©
Hartmannswillerkopf
Vieille Ville de Turckheim ©
Vieille Ville de Turckheim

2
nights
Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©
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 find something for the whole family at Parc Animalier Friedel. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Citadel of 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

Side Trips

Citadel of Bitche, Domaine Departemental de Lindre
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Cave Historique des Hospices de Strasbourg ©
Citadel of Bitche ©
Citadel of Bitche
Eglise Saint-Thomas ©
Eglise Saint-Thomas

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 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

Side Trips

Seekirchl, Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone, SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental, Leutascher Geisterklamm, Zillertal Arena
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Tyrolean Folk Art Museum ©
Tyrolean Folk Art Museum
Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone ©
Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone
SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental ©
SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

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, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Petersfriedhof, thenmake 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

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Residenzgalerie Salzburg ©
Residenzgalerie Salzburg
Petersfriedhof ©
Petersfriedhof

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 Straza Bled. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Old Town Centre of Radovljica, thenexplore the activities along Ljubljanica River, thentest 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

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Old Town Centre of Radovljica, Straza Bled
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Straza Bled ©
Straza Bled
Old Town Centre of Radovljica ©
Old Town Centre of Radovljica
Franciscan Church of the Annunciation ©
Franciscan Church of the Annunciation

3
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
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 National Basilica of the Sacred Heart are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sonian Forest and Abbaye de Villers. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: Abbaye de Maredsous (in Denee), St. Nicholas' Cathedral (in Ghent) and Collegiale Sainte-Waudru (in Mons). It doesn't end there: take a peaceful walk through Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’' 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 Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cogels Osylei, Abbaye de Maredsous, Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’', St. Nicholas' Cathedral, Collegiale Sainte-Waudru
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Cogels Osylei ©
Cogels Osylei
Abbaye de Villers ©
Abbaye de Villers
Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’' ©
Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’'

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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 Eglise Notre-Dame des Sablons and Ile de la Barthelasse. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Musee du Petit Palais and Tour Carbonniere. Explore Montpellier's surroundings by going to Moulin CastelaS (in Les Baux de Provence), Les Alyscamps (in Arles) and La Maison des Vautours (in Saint-Pierre-des-Tripiers). There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Maison Noilly Prat, pause for some serene contemplation at Notre-Dame-des-Auzils, 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

Side Trips

Avignon, Aigues-Mortes, Moulin CastelaS, Chateau de Peyrelade, Notre-Dame-des-Auzils
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Ile de la Barthelasse ©
Ile de la Barthelasse
Chateau de Peyrelade ©
Chateau de Peyrelade
Musee du Petit Palais ©
Musee du Petit Palais

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