29 days in Europe Itinerary

29 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe travel route builder
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Fly
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
Train
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bruges, Belgium
— 4 nights
Drive
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Caen, France
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Paris, France
— 1 night
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Fly to Mulhouse, Bus to Basel, Bahnhof SBB, Train to Interlaken
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Verona, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 7 nights
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Paris, France — 5 nights

City of Light

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.
Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Le Marais, admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and make a trip to Place de la Concorde.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Paris is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -11 hour difference. When traveling from Auckland in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Paris, with highs around 9°C, while nights are colder with lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can catch the train to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum and then sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Vondelpark, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then examine the collection at Anne Frank House, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis.

To find reviews and other tourist information, read Amsterdam travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Bruges.
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Bruges, Belgium — 4 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bruges: Pairi Daiza (in Brugelette) and Ghent (St. Nicholas' Cathedral, Ghent City Center, &more). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to The Markt, take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bruges online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Bruges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Caen.
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Caen, France — 4 nights

City of a Hundred Steeples

Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen--heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city.
Change things up with these side-trips from Caen: Mont-Saint-Michel (Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel & Mont Saint-Michel), Cathedrale Notre-Dame (in Bayeux) and Falaises d'Etretat (in Etretat). And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, learn about all things military at Memorial de Caen, explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and pause for some photo ops at D-Day Monument.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Caen trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Caen takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Paris.
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Paris, France — 1 night

City of Light

Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and then explore the galleries of Louvre Museum.

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Getting from Caen to Paris by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Interlaken.
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Interlaken, Switzerland — 1 night

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): get interesting insight from Tours, then stop by Buchhandlung Boedeli, then stroll through Harderkulm, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rom.-Katholische Kirchgemeinde. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, then get great views at The Cathedral of Bern, then enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge, and finally appreciate the history behind Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Interlaken route planner.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Interlaken in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in January, things will get little chillier in Interlaken: highs are around 2°C and lows about -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Verona.
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Verona, Italy — 2 nights

City of Romeo and Juliet

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Casa di Giulietta, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti, take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, then steep yourself in history at Museo di Castelvecchio, then snap pictures at Ponte Scaligero, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Aquardens: Le Terme di Verona.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Verona journey planning website.

Drive from Interlaken to Verona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 7 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, admire the striking features of Pantheon, and pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Verona to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January in Rome, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
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