60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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Prague, Czech Republic
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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
— 2 nights
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 2 nights
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Strasbourg, France
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Krakow, Poland
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Warsaw, Poland
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Gdansk, Poland
— 2 nights
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Hamburg, Germany
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Bruges, Belgium
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Brussels, Belgium
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Staromestske namesti and St Barbara's Church. Step off the beaten path and head to Lesser Town and Sedlec Ossuary. Explore Prague's surroundings by going to Kutna Hora (The Cathedral of Assumption & Corpus Christi Chapel). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kostel sv. Mikuláše, contemplate the long history of Lobkowicz Palace, and get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Prague online travel planner.

Berlin, Germany to Prague is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Prague

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife

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Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:

Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

— 2 nights
Known around the world for its medieval castle, Cesky Krumlov offers the chance to experience the charm of a small European city seemingly frozen in time several centuries ago.
You've added Black tower, Rozmberk Castle, ZOO Hluboka nad Vltavou, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov and Church of St. Vitus. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cesky Krumlov Castle and Minorite Monastery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cesky Krumlov: HvEzdarna a planetarium (in Ceske Budejovice), Church of St. Jan Nepomucky (in Hluboka nad Vltavou) and Chapel of St. Joseph (in Vyssi Brod). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of St. Nicholas, sample some tasty brews at Wiseman Free Tour, admire the local landmark of Samson's Fountain, and contemplate the long history of The Alchemist's House.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cesky Krumlov trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Prague to Cesky Krumlov takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daytime highs in Cesky Krumlov are 4°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

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Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:

Salzburg, Austria

— 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 2nd (Sat), delve into the mystery of Catacombe Del Cimitero Di San Pietro, don't miss a visit to Salzburger Altstadt, stop by Alte furst-erzbischofliche Hofapotheke, explore the galleries of Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, and finally take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wallfahrtskirche Maria Plain.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Salzburg planning tool.

Drive from Cesky Krumlov to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In January in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 4°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

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Munich, Germany

— 2 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.
On the 3rd (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Isartor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): explore the activities along Starnberger See, then admire the striking features of Andechs Monastery, then see the interesting displays at FC Bayern Museum, and finally get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Munich tour planner.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Munich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Munich, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Munich

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 3 — 5:

Innsbruck, Austria

— 2 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Wilten, pause for some serene contemplation at Seekirchl, relax and rejuvenate at Aqua Dome - Tirol Therme Laengenfeld, then examine the collection at Swarovski Kristallwelten, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hochfugen Skigebiet, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pfarramt St. Oswald Alpbach.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Innsbruck trip planner.

You can drive from Munich to Innsbruck in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Innsbruck can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums · Historic Sites · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 5 — 7:

Zurich, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mt Pilatus and Alpenbad. Visit Old Town and Limmatquai for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Lucerne (KKL Luzern - Lucerne Culture and Convention Centre & Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten)), Uferpromenade Weggis (in Weggis) and Hohle Gasse (in Immensee). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Kloster Einsiedeln, wander the streets of Niederdorf, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Peter, and shop like a local with Bahnhofstrasse.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Zurich trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Innsbruck to Zurich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Innsbruck in January since evenings lows in Zurich dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Esch-sur-Alzette.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

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Find places to stay Jan 7 — 10:

Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

— 2 nights
Esch-sur-Alzette is a commune with town status in south-western Luxembourg. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take a stroll around Kulturfabrik, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Henri, contemplate the long history of Blast Furnace Belval, engage your brain at Luxembourg Science Center, then stroll around Gaalgebierg, Le Parc Municipal Escher Deierepark Escher Bamhaiser, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee National des Mines de Fer Luxembourgeoises. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Fontaine Bacchus, relax and rejuvenate at Saint-Nicolas Spa, play a few rounds at Kikuoka Country Club, see the interesting displays at Musee A Possen, then see the interesting displays at Biodiversum Reserve naturelle Haff Reimech, and finally try your luck at Casino 2000.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Esch-sur-Alzette trip simple and quick.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zurich to Esch-sur-Alzette. In January in Esch-sur-Alzette, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Esch-sur-Alzette

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Shopping

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Find places to stay Jan 10 — 12:

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

— 2 nights

Gibraltar of the North

While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
On the 13th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Barrio Grund, explore the different monuments and memorials at Sandweiler German Military Cemetery, Luxembourg, explore the different monuments and memorials at Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then see the interesting displays at The Bank Museum, and finally make a trip to Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal), learn about all things military at Fort Thungen, explore the striking landscape at Casemates du Bock, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Michel's Church, then Head underground at Petrusse Casemates, and finally learn about all things military at MNHM National Museum of Military History.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Luxembourg City road trip planner.

Luxembourg City is very close to Esch-sur-Alzette. In January, daily temperatures in Luxembourg City can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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Find places to stay Jan 12 — 14:

Strasbourg, France

— 2 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.
On the 15th (Fri), indulge your taste buds at VinoVarlot, pause for some serene contemplation at Old Saint Peter's Church, relax in sumptuous surroundings at Hammam et Traditions, pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Church Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune, then wander the streets of La Petite France, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saints Pierre et Paul. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville de Turckheim, learn about winemaking at Vin d'Alsace HORCHER, try your luck at Casino Barriere de Ribeauville, get to know the fascinating history of Temple du Donon, then examine the collection at Musee Tomi Ungerer, and finally contemplate the long history of La Neustadt.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Strasbourg online holiday planner.

Drive from Luxembourg City to Strasbourg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites · Wineries · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 14 — 16:

Paris, France

— 3 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Montmartre and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Visit Eiffel Tower and Champs-Elysees for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and wander the streets of Île de la Cité.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip builder app.

Traveling by train from Strasbourg to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or drive. January in Paris sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rome.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 20:

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Colosseum and Cupola di San Pietro will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Pantheon and Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome online trip planner.

You can fly from Paris to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in January, you will find days in Rome are a bit warmer (15°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Tours

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Find places to stay Jan 20 — 23:

Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Centro Storico and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Explore hidden gems such as Centro Storico di Siena and Basilica of Santa Maria Novella. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Porta Volterrana (in Colle di Val d'Elsa), San Gimignano (Piazza del Duomo & San Gimignano 1300) and Monteriggioni (Castello di Monteriggioni & Walls of Monteriggioni). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, pause for some serene contemplation at Abbazia di San Galgano, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Florence trip maker tool.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January in Florence, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Baths · Spas

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Find places to stay Jan 23 — 26:

Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Chiesa di San Clemente, steep yourself in history at Piazza dei Signori, ponder the world of politics at Ragione Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Giustina, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero del Duomo di Padova, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Treviso, appreciate the extensive heritage of Passeggiata lungo la restera, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Scuola Grande di San Rocco, take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, then stop by Cannaregio, and finally don't miss a visit to Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Venice tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in January, things will get a bit cooler in Venice: highs are around 9°C and lows about 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

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Find places to stay Jan 26 — 28:

Ljubljana, Slovenia

— 3 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ljubljana Old Town and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Popular historic sites such as Ljubljana Castle and Bled Castle are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Celje (The Virgin Mary's Assumption Church, Celje Castle, &more), St. Martin's Parish Church (in Bled) and Old Town Centre of Radovljica (in Radovljica). There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Triple Bridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Orthodox Church, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Contemporary History, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Nicholas.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Ljubljana road trip site.

Traveling by car from Venice to Ljubljana takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Venice in January: high temperatures in Ljubljana hover around 5°C and lows are around -3°C. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Vienna.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 28 — Feb 1:

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.
Schonbrunn Palace and Ringstrasse are good opportunities to explore the local culture. St. Stephen's Cathedral and Karlskirche will appeal to history buffs. Explore Vienna's surroundings by going to Die Perchtoldsdorfer Heide (in Perchtoldsdorf), Johannesbachklamm (in Wurflach) and Erlebnisalm Monichkirchen (in Moenichkirchen). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Belvedere Palace, take a stroll through Historic Center of Vienna, stroll the grounds of Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof), and shop like a local with Graben and Kohlmarkt.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna trip planner.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Vienna in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a shuttle. In February, daytime highs in Vienna are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

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Find places to stay Feb 1 — 4:

Krakow, Poland

— 2 nights

Slavic Rome

One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church St. Clement, steep yourself in history at Wieliczka Salt Mine, wander the streets of Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, look for gifts at Kacper Ryx Historical Shop, then examine the collection at Galeria Figur Stalowych, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lord's Transfiguration Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Katherine of Alexandria Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Dominican Church, take an in-depth tour of Krakow for Beginners (Krakow in 15 minutes), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica.

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Fly from Vienna to Krakow in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In February, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games

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Find places to stay Feb 4 — 6:

Warsaw, Poland

— 2 nights

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Old Town and Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum and Nowy Swiat. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Warsaw: Zyrardow (Church of Our Lady of Consolation & Industrial settlement in Zyrardow) and Park Rozrywki Julinek (in Leszno). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, steep yourself in history at Lazienki Palace (Palac Lazienkowski), enjoy breathtaking views from Palace of Culture and Science, and take a stroll through Osiedle Przyjazn.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Warsaw trip planner.

Traveling by train from Krakow to Warsaw takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. February in Warsaw sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Gdansk.

Things to do in Warsaw

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 6 — 9:

Gdansk, Poland

— 2 nights

World Capital of Amber

Although its history goes back a thousand years, Gdansk represents one of Poland's most modern urban centers, its thriving economy boosted by a lively tourism sector.
On the 10th (Wed), take a stroll through Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka), wander the streets of Dlugi Targ Square, take a stroll through Old Town, get engrossed in the history at Gdansk Historical Museum, then take in the pleasant sights at Piwna Street (Ulica Piwna), and finally learn about all things military at Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej). On the next day, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, look for all kinds of wild species at Kepa Redlowska & Klif Orlowski, see the interesting displays at Dar Pomorza - Oddzial Centralnego Muzeum Morskiego, then get engrossed in the history at Emigration Museum in Gdynia, then kick back and relax at Stogi Beach, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Gdanski Bazar Natury.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Gdansk journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Warsaw to Gdansk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Gdansk are 2°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Gdansk

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 9 — 11:

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 12th (Fri): take a stroll through Reeperbahn, see the interesting displays at Dialog in the Dark, steep yourself in history at St Nikolai Memorial, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Speicherstadt, then examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland, and finally see the interesting displays at CHOCOVERSUM by HACHEZ. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): make a trip to Rathausmarkt, take a stroll through Deichstrasse, enjoy the sand and surf at Wildpark Schwarze Berge, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildpark Lueneburger Heide, then see the interesting displays at Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museum of Hamburg History.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hamburg trip planner.

Fly from Gdansk to Hamburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bruges.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 12 — 14:

Bruges, Belgium

— 2 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde and Gravensteen. Historic Centre of Brugge and Belfry of Bruges are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Bruges: Kortrijk (Texture & Begijnhof), Ghent (Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve, Post Plaza, &more) and Flanders Field American Cemetery (in Waregem). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to The Markt, steep yourself in history at Huisje van Majutte, admire the landmark architecture of Brugge Sint Jacobskerk, and explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum.

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

You can fly from Hamburg to Bruges in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. February in Bruges sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 14 — 16:

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and Parc du Cinquantenaire. Get a sense of the local culture at Grand Place and Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon. Get out of town with these interesting Brussels side-trips: Groot Begijnhof (in Leuven), Antwerp (Red Star Line Museum, Chocolate Nation, &more) and Fort Van Duffel (in Duffel). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Atomium, indulge in some personalized pampering at Thermen Katara, explore the world behind art at René Magritte Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Fort Breendonk.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Brussels day trip website.

You can drive from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Brussels are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 16 — 19:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Canals area and The Jordaan. Get some historical perspective at Anne Frank House and Spui. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Kroondomein Het Loo (in Apeldoorn), De Lange Duinen (in Soest) and Het Aardhuis (in Hoog-Soeren). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, examine the collection at Zaanse Schans, and steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

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Drive from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In February, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Manhattan on the Maas

Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): wander the streets of Kop van Zuid, look for all kinds of wild species at Rhoonse grienden, explore the world behind art at Kunsthal Rotterdam, then see the interesting displays at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, then contemplate the long history of Huis Sonneveld, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Grote of Sint-Laurenskerk. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Natuur en Recreatiegebied Broekpolder, look for all kinds of wild species at Landtong Rozenburg, then don't miss a visit to Delfshaven, then look for all kinds of wild species at Reeuwijkse Plassen, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Elysium.

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You can drive from Amsterdam to Rotterdam in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Rotterdam are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

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Czech Republic travel guide

4.3
Bridges · Historic Walking Areas · Castles
From historical towns and cities, to a countryside speckled with castles and chateaus, the Czech Republic is a holiday destination that can satisfy everybody's taste. Even though it's modern and fully-developed, the country carefully preserves its traditions and heritage. The city of Prague, with its breathtaking architecture, vibrant art and culture scene, and bustling nightlife, is not only one of the country's main attractions, but also a top European tourist hub. The scenic countryside features numerous national parks and nature reserves perfect for hiking, cycling, golfing, and enjoying the natural beauty. In the wintertime ski buffs have their pick from a selection of resorts. If you're looking to unwind and rejuvenate in picturesque settings, visit the famous spa and wellness resorts that have been renowned in Europe for centuries.

Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Specialty Museums
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.

Luxembourg travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Historic Sites · Geologic Formations
Green Heart of Europe
One of the three richest countries in the world, Luxembourg celebrates its wealth of natural and historical sites as well. Landlocked by Belgium, France, and Germany, this nation represents a blend of cultures, which are evident as you explore the nation's villages, outdoor attractions, and capital. If you prefer city living, discover Luxembourg City's old town, with World Heritage status. This small nation's rolling countryside is equally charming, offering castles and plenty of opportunity for recreation and leisure. Go for a bike ride, hike the country's mountainous region, or spend time at renowned vineyards.

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Slovenia travel guide

4.2
Castles · Bodies of Water · Caves
Sunny Side of the Alps
From snowcapped Alpine peaks to sandy Adriatic beaches, a trip to Slovenia is like taking several vacations at once. Whatever the season, the country offers enticing natural attractions, all close at hand, including thick forests, scenic valleys, cave systems, waterfalls, lakes, and the Adriatic coast. For those seeking an active holiday, you'll fine an abundance of ski slopes, trails to hike, roads to bike, and rocks to climb. Pay a visit to some of Slovenia's spa resorts and take advantage of the fresh mountain air and thermal waters. Various castles, churches, and historical towns--many of which are fully preserved--tell stories of the country's past. In Slovenia's major cities, admire the architecture, explore the local arts, visit museums, and chat with the locals over a cup of coffee. Slovenian cuisine offers a blend of Alpine and Mediterranean tastes and is definitely worth trying, along with the country's wines.

Poland travel guide

4.6
Historic Walking Areas · Historic Sites · Landmarks
A massive country in eastern Europe, Poland offers much to those who venture beyond the continent's more traditional touristic destinations. Dating back to the first millennium, the republic has over a thousand years of heritage to explore, including an abundance of World War II history. Bordered by Germany to the west and Ukraine and Belarus to the east, Poland was the rope in a game of tug of war between German Nazis and the Soviet Allied forces. Major cities like Krakow, Warsaw, Gdansk, Wroclaw, Lodz, Poznan, and Lublin are offer an array of cultural attractions. The infamous concentration camp Auschwitz, near Krakow, is a difficult experience but a must for anyone visiting the area. Be sure to sample hearty comfort foods rich in meat, cabbage, and spices--the Polish secret to making it through harsh winters.

Belgium travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Monuments
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.

The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.