38 days in Europe Itinerary

38 days in Europe Itinerary

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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
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Riga, Latvia
— 3 nights
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Klaipeda, Lithuania
— 3 nights
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Vilnius, Lithuania
— 3 nights
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Minsk, Belarus
— 3 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 8 nights

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Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fondation Pierre Gianadda and Chateau de la Batiaz. Step out of Zermatt with an excursion to Spas in Leukerbad--about 1h 40 min away. There's lots more to do: cruise along Gornergrat, don't miss a visit to Photopoint Kirchbrucke bridge, appreciate the history behind Bergfuhrerdenkmal, and take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Zermatt day trip planning tool.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Zermatt is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 7 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sat) before leaving for Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Transportation · Scenic Drive · Tours

Side Trips

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Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Fondation Pierre Gianadda ©
Fondation Pierre Gianadda
Chateau de la Batiaz ©
Chateau de la Batiaz

3
nights
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Jungfraujoch as well as Lauterbrunnen Village. Do some cultural sightseeing at Burgkirche Raron and Historical village of Saanen. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lauterbrunnen: Felsenkirche Eglise St.Michael (in Raron) and Trummer Woodcarving (in Adelboden). There's more to do: explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier and don't miss a visit to 007 Walk of Fame - Schilthorn.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lauterbrunnen day trip website.

Drive from Zermatt to Lauterbrunnen in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Lucerne.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Nature · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 14 — 17:
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Felsenkirche Eglise St.Michael ©
Felsenkirche Eglise St.Michael
Trummer Woodcarving ©
Trummer Woodcarving

3
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Free Walk Lucerne, Chapel Bridge and Lion Monument. Do your shopping at Altstadt Luzern and Kunsthalle Luzern. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Rosengart Collection and Museggmauer. The adventure continues: see the sky in a new way at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hofkirche, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Markuskirche, and stroll through Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten).

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Lucerne trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by train from Lauterbrunnen to Lucerne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in November, and nighttime lows around 2°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 20:
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Verkehrshaus der Schweiz ©
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz
Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern
The Rosengart Collection ©
The Rosengart Collection

3
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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Museum Rietberg. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Town and Landesmuseum. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, see the interesting displays at Musee Visionnaire Zurich, make a trip to Predigerkirche, and explore the activities along Lake Zurich.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Zurich attractions planner.

You can drive from Lucerne to Zurich in an hour. Another option is to take a train. November in Zurich sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 3°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Tallinn.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks
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Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

3
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Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn ©
A historic city with its eye firmly on the future, Tallinn blends medieval fortifications, gleaming skyscrapers, and charming boutiques with a spattering of Soviet relics.
On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, steep yourself in history at Toompea Hill, then examine the collection at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, and finally steep yourself in history at Kumu Art Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tallinn trip itinerary site.

Fly from Zurich to Tallinn in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Tallinn. Traveling from Zurich in November, things will get a bit cooler in Tallinn: highs are around 5°C and lows about 0°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Riga.

Things to do in Tallinn

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 26:
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Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali ©
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali

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Riga, Latvia

Riga ©

Paris of the North

Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old City Riga (Vecriga) and Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs. You'll explore and learn at Riga Motormuseum and Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum. There's lots more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Centraltirgus), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, browse the exhibits of House of the Black Heads, and appreciate the history behind Salaspils Memorial Ensemble.

To find out how to plan a trip to Riga, use our trip itinerary maker.

Take a bus from Tallinn to Riga in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in November, and nighttime lows around 1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Klaipeda.

Things to do in Riga

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 26 — 29:
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Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs ©
Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs
Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum ©
Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum

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Klaipeda, Lithuania

Klaipeda ©

Port City

Lithuania's third-largest city, Klaipeda, sits as a seaport and cruise stop with a wealth of museums and medieval sites.
Let the collections at Lithuanian Sea Museum and Ethnographic Fishermen's Museum capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Curonian Spit National Park and Museum of Clocks in Klaipeda. Explore Klaipeda's surroundings by going to Nida (Amber Gallery-Museum & Thomas Mann Museum) and Museum of Miniature Arts (in Juodkrante). The adventure continues: browse the different shops at Akropolis, appreciate the history behind Sculpture The Black Ghost, and learn about all things military at Memel Nord.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Klaipeda online route planner.

You can take a shuttle from Riga to Klaipeda in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle; or fly. November in Klaipeda sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 3°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Wed) before leaving for Vilnius.

Things to do in Klaipeda

Museums · Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 2:
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Lithuanian Sea Museum ©
Lithuanian Sea Museum
Curonian Spit National Park ©
Curonian Spit National Park
Memel Nord
Memel Nord

3
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Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius ©

Jerusalem of Lithuania

The capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, boasts an impressive medieval quarter--one of the continent's largest and a World Heritage Site with almost 2,000 historical buildings.
St. Anne's Church and Church Of St Peter And St Paul will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at Trakai Island Castle Museum and KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Vilnius Old Town, visit Uzupis, take in the exciting artwork at Terra Recognita, and pause for some serene contemplation at St John's church.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Vilnius sightseeing website.

You can take a train from Klaipeda to Vilnius in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. December in Vilnius sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -2°C at night. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Minsk.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 2 — 5:
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Trakai Island Castle Museum ©
Trakai Island Castle Museum
Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower
KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus) ©
KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus)

3
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Minsk, Belarus

Minsk ©
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
For shopping fun, head to Gallery Dom Kartin or Expobel Shopping Center. Appreciate the collections at Nesvizh Castle and Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War. Change things up with a short trip to Mir Castle in Mir (about 1h 15 min away). There's lots more to do: get lost in a book at National Library of Belarus, wander the streets of Upper City, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Spirit Cathedral, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Minsk online trip builder.

Traveling by train from Vilnius to Minsk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a train. Traveling from Vilnius to Minsk, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December in Minsk, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -3°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Istanbul.

Things to do in Minsk

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 5 — 8:
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Mir Castle ©
Mir Castle
Nesvizh Castle ©
Nesvizh Castle

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Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Hagia Sophia Museum and Basilica Cistern will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at Topkapi Palace and Dolmabahce Sanat Galerisi. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern, contemplate the long history of Galata Tower, and see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Museum.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Istanbul itinerary builder.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Minsk to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Minsk in December; daily highs in Istanbul reach 7°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Find places to stay Dec 8 — 16:
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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