54 days in Europe Itinerary

54 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip itinerary maker

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Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
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Dresden, Germany
— 2 nights
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Nuremberg, Germany
— 5 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 6 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
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Stuttgart, Germany
— 3 nights
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Strasbourg, France
— 6 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 4 nights
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Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Yllasjarvi
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Yllasjarvi, Finland
— 6 nights
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Berlin, Germany

— 5 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.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz, and examine the collection at Topography of Terror.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Berlin holiday builder.

Sydney, Australia to Berlin is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Berlin, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 26:

Dresden, Germany

— 2 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Bruehlsche Terrasse, then steep yourself in history at The Dresden Zwinger, and then examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Dresden trip planner.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Dresden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Dresden can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 28:

Nuremberg, Germany

— 5 nights

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nuremberg: Wurzburg (Fortress Marienberg, Alte Mainbruecke, &more) and Rothenburg (Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Town Walls, &more). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche, steep yourself in history at Albrecht Durer's House, and examine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Nuremberg trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Dresden to Nuremberg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In November in Nuremberg, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 3:

Salzburg, Austria

— 6 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hallstatt (Salzwelten Hallstatt & Central Square Marktplatz), Swarovski Kristallwelten (in Wattens) and Innsbruck (RathausGalerien, Altstadt von Innsbruck, &more). There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt, pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus).

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Drive from Nuremberg to Salzburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and 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 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 3 — 9:

Munich, Germany

— 3 nights

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Munich is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Munich attractions planning site.

Drive from Salzburg to Munich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 12:

Stuttgart, Germany

— 3 nights

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Explore Stuttgart's surroundings by going to Heidelberg (Museum of the Palatinate (Kurpfalzisches Museum) and restaurant, Schloss Heidelberg, &more) and Baden-Baden (Spas, Museum Frieder Burda, &more). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Mercedes-Benz Museum, examine the collection at Porsche Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wilhelma Zoologisch-Botanischer Garten, and take in panoramic vistas at Fernsehturm Stuttgart.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Stuttgart trip planner.

Getting from Munich to Stuttgart by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 12 — 15:

Strasbourg, France

— 6 nights

Crossroads of Europe

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. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
Change things up with these side-trips from Strasbourg: Vieille ville d'Eguisheim (in Eguisheim), Colmar (Little Venice & Old Town) and Vin d'Alsace HORCHER (in Mittelwihr). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Place Stanislas, stop by La Petite France, admire the striking features of Œuvre de la cathédrale, and explore the historical opulence of Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Strasbourg vacation planner.

Getting from Stuttgart to Strasbourg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. December in Strasbourg sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 15 — 21:

Zurich, Switzerland

— 5 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Mt Pilatus (in Kriens), Titlis (in Engelberg) and Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Lion Monument, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, get outside with Zurich Succulent Plant Collection, get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Strasbourg to Zurich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Zurich, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 26:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 4 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.
Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to museum Beelden aan Zee (in Scheveningen) and The Hague (Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights) & The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, stroll around Vondelpark, and steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam online day trip planner.

You can fly from Zurich to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Zurich in December, expect Amsterdam to be somewhat warmer, temps between 9°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to fly to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 30:

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 4 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Copenhagen is known for parks, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Tivoli Gardens, wander the streets of Stroeget, admire the masterpieces at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Copenhagen in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. December in Copenhagen sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 3:

Helsinki, Finland

— 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, then admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

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Getting from Copenhagen to Helsinki by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. In January, Helsinki is little chillier than Copenhagen - with highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yllasjarvi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 5:

Yllasjarvi, Finland

— 6 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Yllasjarvi side-trips: Ski Resort Ritavalkea (in Pello), Muonio (Keimiotunturi Fell & Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins) and Sarestoniemi Museum (in Kaukonen).

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Yllasjarvi journey planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Yllasjarvi. Traveling from Helsinki in January, expect Yllasjarvi to be a bit cooler, temps between -11°C and -22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yllasjarvi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 5 — 11: