25 days in Europe Itinerary

25 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Geneva, Switzerland
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
2
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Strasbourg, France
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  5 h
4
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
8
Montpellier, France
— 4 nights
Train:  4 h 30 min
End: Geneva, Switzerland

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Chateau de Chillon and Corniche Lavaux Vineyards. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cathedrale de St-Pierre and Musee Ariana. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Geneva: Lavaux Vinorama (in Rivaz) and Vieille-Ville de Montreux (in Montreux). There's still lots to do: admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Basilica, wander the streets of Vieux-Carouge, and examine the collection at Musee des Suisses Dans Le Monde.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Geneva trip itinerary maker website.

If you are flying in from France, the closest major aiports are Geneva Cointrin International Airport, Bern Belp Airport and Basel Mulhouse Freiburg. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in December, and nighttime lows around 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 Geneva

Historic Sites Nightlife Wineries

Side Trips

Montreux, Chateau de Chillon, Vieux-Carouge, Lavaux Vinorama
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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre
Corniche Lavaux Vineyards ©
Corniche Lavaux Vineyards

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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), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Freiburger Münster, contemplate the long history of Historisches Kaufhaus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Narrengilde Geisterwölfe St. Peter e.V., thenexplore the world behind art at Augustiner Museum, and finally get a sense of history and politics at New Town Hall. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Rotteln Castle, thendelve into the distant past at Burg Baden, thendon't miss a visit to Roemische Badruine, and finally step into the grandiose world of Schloßberg mit Ruine Flochberg.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Freiburg im Breisgau journey builder site.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Freiburg im Breisgau takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, daytime highs in Freiburg im Breisgau are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Freiburg im Breisgau

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Badenweiler, Rotteln Castle, Schloßberg mit Ruine Flochberg, Narrengilde Geisterwölfe St. Peter e.V.
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Burg Baden ©
Burg Baden
Freiburger Münster ©
Freiburger Münster
Rotteln Castle ©
Rotteln Castle

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg and La Grand-Rue. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Vieille Ville de Turckheim and Cave Historique des Hospices de Strasbourg. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Strasbourg: Eglise des Dominicains (in Colmar), Vin d'Alsace HORCHER (in Mittelwihr) and Chateau de Kaysersberg (in Kaysersberg). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint-Thomas, take a stroll through La Petite France, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau du Haut-Barr.

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

Traveling by car from Freiburg im Breisgau to Strasbourg takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites Wineries Neighborhoods

Side Trips

La Grand-Rue, Chateau du Haut-Barr, Eglise des Dominicains, Vieille Ville de Turckheim, Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
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Eglise des Dominicains ©
Eglise des Dominicains
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg ©
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
Vin d'Alsace HORCHER ©
Vin d'Alsace HORCHER

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Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): examine the collection at Haus der Natur, make a trip to Stiegl-Brauwelt, and then examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to DomQuartier Salzburg, explore the galleries of Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, thenview the masterpieces at Residenzgalerie Salzburg, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Salzburg trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Strasbourg to Salzburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Salzburg

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Residenzgalerie Salzburg ©
Residenzgalerie Salzburg
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas, thenvisit Ljubljana Old Town, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Church of the Annunciation. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana travel route app.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Ljubljana takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Bled Castle
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Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town
Cathedral of St. Nicholas ©
Cathedral of St. Nicholas
Bled Castle ©
Bled Castle

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Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Buda Castle and Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar). Get a sense of the local culture at Fisherman's Bastion and Liberty Statue. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, and get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Budapest trip maker tool.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. You will leave for Prague on the 4th (Thu).

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Buda Castle ©
Buda Castle
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Staromestske namesti and Prague Astronomical Clock will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Prague Castle and Lesser Town. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady before Tyn, and steep yourself in history at Lobkowicz Palace.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Prague online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Prague takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 2°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Montpellier.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Amphitheatre (les Arenes) and Cathedrale St-Just. Do some cultural sightseeing at Palais des Papes and Abbaye Saint Guilhem Le Desert. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Montpellier: Paroisse Saint Nazaire (in Beziers), Pont d'Avignon (in Avignon) and Chateau de Tarascon (in Tarascon). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise St-Trophime, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Peyrelade, learn about winemaking at Maison Noilly Prat, and get to know the fascinating history of La Couvertoirade.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Montpellier trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Montpellier takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Prague in January, expect Montpellier to be a bit warmer, temps between 14°C and 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Montpellier

Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Arles, Avignon, Cathedrale St-Just, La Couvertoirade, Paroisse Saint Nazaire
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Amphitheatre (les Arenes) ©
Amphitheatre (les Arenes)
Abbaye Saint Guilhem Le Desert ©
Abbaye Saint Guilhem Le Desert

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