44 days in Europe Itinerary

44 days in Europe Itinerary

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44 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Adelaide, Australia
Fly:  27​h
1
Cologne, Germany
— 15 nights
train:  3​h
2
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
train:  4​h
3
Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
St. Moritz, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train:  8​h 15​min
5
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Stuttgart, Germany
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Bern, Switzerland
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
10
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
11
Stuttgart, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Adelaide, Australia

15
nights
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cologne: Hochsauerlandkreis (in Lennestadt), Dusseldorf (Konigsallee, Rheinuferpromenade, & more) and Reichsburg Cochem (in Cochem). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Cologne Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Bischofliche Weinguter Trier, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Cologne day trip planning site .

Adelaide, Australia to Cologne is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Adelaide to Cologne is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Adelaide in December, expect Cologne to be colder, temps between 9°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Trier, Dusseldorf, Reichsburg Cochem, Eltz Castle, Aachen Cathedral
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Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Wallraf-Richartz Museum ©
Wallraf-Richartz Museum
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace Amsterdam, steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and walk around Vondelpark.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Amsterdam trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cologne to Amsterdam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 5th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Romer, then make a trip to Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen, and then admire the masterpieces at Staedel Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), take in the views from Eiserner Steg, contemplate the long history of Goethe House, then admire the natural beauty at Palmengarten, and finally get great views at Main Tower.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Frankfurt trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Frankfurt takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Frankfurt can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
Goethe House ©
Goethe House

2
nights
St. Moritz, Switzerland

St. Moritz ©
St.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): get great views at Piz Nair, explore the activities along Lake of Staz (Lej da Staz), then explore the activities along Lake St. Moritz, and finally get great views at Muottas Muragl. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Piz Corvatsch, admire the verdant scenery at Engadine, and then get great views at Diavolezza.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read St. Moritz trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Frankfurt to St. Moritz. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Frankfurt in January: high temperatures in St. Moritz hover around 1°C and lows are around -7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Zermatt.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks Nature
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Lake St. Moritz ©
Lake St. Moritz
Muottas Muragl ©
Muottas Muragl
Piz Nair ©
Piz Nair

3
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): hit the slopes at Saas Fee Ski Resort, make a trip to Mountaineers' Cemetery, take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, then pause for some serene contemplation at Parish Church of St. Mauritius, and finally see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Matterhorn Ski Paradise, take a memorable drive along Gornergrat, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Zermatt vacation planning app .

Traveling by train from St. Moritz to Zermatt takes 8.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Saas Fee Ski Resort
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): explore the activities along Lake Zurich and then wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse. On your second day here, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, admire the striking features of Fraumünster Church, then appreciate the history behind Hans Waldmann Statue, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and finally wander the streets of Old Town.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Zurich trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Thu) before leaving for Stuttgart.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Chapel Bridge
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

few
hours
Stuttgart, Germany

Stuttgart ©
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
On the 14th (Thu), look for gifts at Markthalle.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Stuttgart trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Zurich to Stuttgart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Shopping
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Markthalle ©
Markthalle

3
nights
Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bern: Freddie Mercury Statue (in Montreux), Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux) and Basel Minster (in Basel). There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge, pause for some photo ops at Zahringerdenkmal monument, admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), and get a taste of the local shopping with UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bern journey maker tool .

Traveling by car from Stuttgart to Bern takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Bern are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Bern

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Basel Minster, The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), Chateau de Chillon, Freddie Mercury Statue
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 17:
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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Clock Tower - Zytglogge ©
Clock Tower - Zytglogge
The Cathedral of Bern ©
The Cathedral of Bern

3
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville, and contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Bern to Paris in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Bern in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Paris, with lows around 1°C. On the 20th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

5
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
When in London, make a side trip to see Cotswolds Distillery in Stourton, approximately 2 hours away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, make a trip to Tower Bridge, contemplate the long history of Westminster Abbey, and examine the collection at The British Museum.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our London trip itinerary maker tool .

Take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In January, daily temperatures in London can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Stuttgart.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Cotswolds Distillery
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Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

2
nights
Stuttgart, Germany

Stuttgart ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Stuttgart: Rothenburg (Town Walls, Altstadt, & more). Explore Stuttgart further: admire the landmark architecture of Mercedes-Benz Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at Porsche Museum, and contemplate the long history of Palace Square.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Stuttgart tour planner.

Fly from London to Stuttgart in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Stuttgart is 1 hour. In January, Stuttgart is slightly colder than London - with highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Rothenburg
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 28:
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Mercedes-Benz Museum ©
Mercedes-Benz Museum
Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber ©
Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber

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