20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe planner
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Hamburg, Germany
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
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Vienna, Austria — 3 nights

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Step off the beaten path and head to Rathausplatz and Leopold Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ringstrasse and Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. The adventure continues: make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Karlskirche, brush up on your military savvy at Museum of Military History, and admire the landmark architecture of Kaisergruft.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip builder tool.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Vienna is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Dubai in December, expect Vienna to be colder, temps between 5°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can fly to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 3 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lesser Town and Speculum Alchemiae Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Staromestske namesti and Prague Astronomical Clock. Spend the 28th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, explore the engaging exhibits at Gallery of Steel Figures, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and see the interesting displays at Musee Grévin s.r.o. Prague.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Prague road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Prague takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In December, daytime highs in Prague are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 3 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Head to Mall of Berlin and Rausch Schokoladenhausfor plenty of shopping. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mitte and Potsdamer Platz. Step out of Berlin to go to Oranienburg and see Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen, which is approximately 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Neues Museum, don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and get a taste of the local shopping with Die Hackeschen Hoefe.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Berlin trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can catch the train to Hamburg.
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Hamburg, Germany — 2 nights

Gateway to the World

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): wander the streets of HafenCity, examine the collection at CHOCOVERSUM by HACHEZ, then shop like a local with Jungfernstieg, and finally don't miss a visit to Rathausmarkt. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Deichstrasse, kick back and relax at Wildpark Schwarze Berge, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildpark Luneburger Heide.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hamburg day trip planning tool.

Traveling by train from Berlin to Hamburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 3 nights

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.
Get outdoors at Sonian Forest and Nemo 33. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Grand Place and Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert. Get out of town with these interesting Brussels side-trips: Hallerbos (in Halle), Antwerp (Museum Mayer van den Bergh & Grand Diamonds Jewelry) and Kazerne Dossin (in Mechelen). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Train World, browse the exhibits of Atomium, and appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Brussels tour website.

Traveling by flight from Hamburg to Brussels takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bruges.
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Bruges, Belgium — 3 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, admire the striking features of Sint-Janshuismolen, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Adornesdomein & Jeruzalemkerk, then take an in-depth tour of Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie, and finally make a trip to The Markt. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Beach De Haan, examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, then look for gifts at Depla Chocolatier, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bruges vacation app.

Getting from Brussels to Bruges by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January in Bruges, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Frankfurt.
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Frankfurt, Germany — 1 night

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Aboretum Main-Taunus, admire the masterpieces at Stadel Museum, then examine the collection at Museum fur Kommunikation, then explore the world behind art at Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, and finally admire the local landmark of Fountain of Justice.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Frankfurt road trip tool.

You can fly from Bruges to Frankfurt in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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