17 days in Europe Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland — 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 22nd (Thu), visit Old Town.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich online attractions planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Zurich is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Zurich is minus 4.5 hours. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in December, things will get colder in Zurich: highs are around 5°C and lows about -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can fly to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 1 night

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Milan journey maker app.

Getting from Zurich to Milan by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.
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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.
On the 25th (Sun), explore the activities along Canal Grande, then examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Venice attractions planner.

You can drive from Milan to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.
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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 27th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Nonnberg Convent. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, browse the exhibits of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), browse the exhibits of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then shop like a local with Getreidegasse, then explore the historical opulence of Fortress Hohensalzburg, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

To find where to stay and more tourist information, go to the Salzburg online travel planner.

Getting from Venice to Salzburg by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Traveling from Venice in December, things will get a bit cooler in Salzburg: highs are around 6°C and lows about -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Munich.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, then enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, and finally examine the collection at Munich Residenz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): engage your brain at Deutsches Museum and then explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Munich day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Munich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough 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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Liebieghaus, then admire the masterpieces at Stadel Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Romer, and finally contemplate the long history of Goethe House.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Frankfurt travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Frankfurt takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Munich in December since evenings lows in Frankfurt dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can fly 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.
Berlin is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Berliner Dom.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Berlin holiday planning tool.

You can fly from Frankfurt to Berlin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can fly to Amsterdam.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods
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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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: museum Beelden aan Zee (in Scheveningen) and The Hague (The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery & Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights)). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, examine the collection at Anne Frank House, stroll around Vondelpark, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam attractions planner.

You can fly from Berlin to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
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