44 days in Europe Itinerary

44 days in Europe Itinerary

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1
Cologne, Germany
— 15 nights
2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
3
Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
4
St. Moritz, Switzerland
— 2 nights
5
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
6
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
7
Stuttgart, Germany
— Few hours
8
Bern, Switzerland
— 3 nights
9
Paris, France
— 3 nights
10
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
11
Stuttgart, Germany
— 2 nights

15
nights
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Explore Cologne's surroundings by going to Reichsburg Cochem (in Cochem), Dusseldorf (Konigsallee, Rheinuferpromenade, &more) and Hochsauerlandkreis (in Lennestadt). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cologne Cathedral, admire the verdant scenery at Mosel Valley, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aachen Cathedral, and make a trip to Kolner Frauengeschichtsverein.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cologne trip itinerary planning app.

Adelaide, Australia to Cologne is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 8.5 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Adelaide in December, with highs in Cologne at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Trier, Dusseldorf, Phantasialand, Kirche St. Martinus, Aachen Cathedral
Find places to stay Dec 18 — Jan 2:
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Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig
Wallraf-Richartz Museum ©
Wallraf-Richartz Museum

3
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.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, admire the striking features of Royal Palace Amsterdam, and wander the streets of The Jordaan.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam travel planner.

Getting from Cologne to Amsterdam by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. January in Amsterdam sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up 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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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Romer, thenmake a trip to Fountain of Justice, and then explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), take in the views from Iron Bridge, contemplate the long history of Goethe House, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Palmengarten, and finally get great views at Main Tower.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Frankfurt route planning app.

Do a combination of flight and train from Amsterdam to Frankfurt in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Piz Nair, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of Staz (Lej da Staz), thencontemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Moritz, and finally take some stellar pictures from Muottas Muragl. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Piz Corvatsch, admire the verdant scenery at Engadine, and then get great views at Diavolezza.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read St. Moritz attractions planner.

Explore your travel options from Frankfurt to St. Moritz with the Route module. In January, St. Moritz is little chillier than Frankfurt - with highs of °C and lows of °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
Piz Nair ©
Piz Nair
Engadine ©
Engadine

3
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 10th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Saas Fee Ski Resort, stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Parish Church of St. Mauritius, and finally examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise, thengo from sight to sight with Gornergrat, and then take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Zermatt day trip planning site.

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 Tours

Side Trip

Saas Fee Ski Resort
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Zermatt-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 take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): take in the views from Chapel Bridge, admire the landmark architecture of Fraumünster Church, pause for some photo ops at Hans Waldmann Statue, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Zurich travel route planner.

You can drive from Zermatt to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to 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
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

few
hours
Stuttgart, Germany

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

Before you visit Stuttgart, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

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 °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive 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.
Explore Bern's surroundings by going to Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux), Basel Minster (in Basel) and Freddie Mercury Statue (in Montreux). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, get great views at The Cathedral of Bern, enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge, and admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten).

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bern travel route website.

You can drive from Stuttgart to Bern in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In January in Bern, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Paris.

Things to do in Bern

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chateau de Chillon, Basel Minster, The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), Freddie Mercury Statue
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 17:
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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Basel Minster ©
Basel Minster
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von 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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, contemplate the long history of Hotel de Ville, and stroll around Luxembourg Gardens.

Plan trip to Paris with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and flight from Bern to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Bern in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Paris, with lows around °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.
Change things up with a short trip to Cotswolds Distillery in Stourton (about 2h 15 min away). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, stroll around Hyde Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, and contemplate the long history of Tower of London.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the London online driving holiday planner.

Take a train from Paris to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. In January in London, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. 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
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

2
nights
Stuttgart, Germany

Stuttgart ©
Explore Stuttgart's surroundings by going to Rothenburg (Town Walls, Altstadt, &more). See some other sides of Stuttgart: don't miss a visit to Mercedes-Benz Museum, see the interesting displays at Porsche Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and explore the galleries of Staatsgalerie.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Stuttgart travel route builder app.

Getting from London to Stuttgart by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a train. Traveling from London to Stuttgart, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in January, things will get a bit cooler in Stuttgart: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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

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