38 days in Europe Itinerary

38 days in Europe Itinerary

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Fly to Milan Malpensa, Train to Zermatt
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Train
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Train
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
Bus
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Riga, Latvia
— 3 nights
Shuttle
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Klaipeda, Lithuania
— 3 nights
Train
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Vilnius, Lithuania
— 3 nights
Train
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Minsk, Belarus
— 3 nights
Bus to Minsk, Fly to Istanbul
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 8 nights
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Zermatt, Switzerland — 3 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Get some cultural insight 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. Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Gornergrat, see the winter wonderland with Sunnegga, pause for some photo ops at Mountain guides’ memorial, and get great views at Viewpoint Kirchbrucke bridge.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Zermatt trip itinerary maker app.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Zermatt is an approximately 20.5-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 when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Zermatt is minus 7 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sat) before leaving for Lauterbrunnen.
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Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland — 3 nights

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 Felsenkirche Eglise St.Michael. Take a break from Lauterbrunnen with a short trip to Trummer Woodcarving in Adelboden, about 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Historical village of Saanen, 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 travel route planning website.

You can drive from Zermatt to Lauterbrunnen in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Tue) before leaving for Lucerne.
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Lucerne, Switzerland — 3 nights

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 Markuskirche. There's lots more to do: look and learn at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, contemplate the long history of Museggmauer, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Garden Lucerne (Gletschergarten), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hofkirche.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Lucerne travel route planning app.

Traveling by train from Lauterbrunnen to Lucerne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; 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.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 3 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Landesmuseum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Town and Predigerkirche. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg, and see the interesting displays at Musee Visionnaire Zurich.

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You can take a train from Lucerne to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Zurich are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Mon) before leaving for Tallinn.
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Tallinn, Estonia — 3 nights

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.
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Riga, Latvia — 3 nights

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 House Of The Black Heads. Change things up with a short trip to Salaspils Memorial Ensemble in Salaspils (about 30 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Centraltirgus), look for gifts at Baltu Rotas, don't miss a visit to Livu Square, and appreciate the history behind Freedom Monument.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Riga trip itinerary website.

Take a bus from Tallinn to Riga in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. November in Riga sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 1°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Sun) before leaving for Klaipeda.
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Klaipeda, Lithuania — 3 nights

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 Museum of Clocks in Klaipeda capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Curonian Spit National Park and Memel Nord. Explore Klaipeda's surroundings by going to Museum of Miniature Arts (in Juodkrante) and Nida (Ethnographic Fishermen's Museum, Amber Gallery-Museum, &more). It doesn't end there: browse the different shops at Akropolis and appreciate the history behind Sculpture The Black Ghost.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Klaipeda trip planner.

You can take a shuttle from Riga to Klaipeda in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In November, daytime highs in Klaipeda are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Vilnius.
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Vilnius, Lithuania — 3 nights

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, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St John's church, view the masterpieces at Tsekh Vilnius, and get a taste of the local shopping with Terra Recognita.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Vilnius travel route planning site.

You can take a train from Klaipeda to Vilnius in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -2°C. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Minsk.
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Minsk, Belarus — 3 nights

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 Zamok Mall. Appreciate the collections at National Historical and Cultural Museum and Reserve Niasvizh 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 20 min away). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Spirit Cathedral, get your bearings at National Library of Belarus, stop by Expobel Shopping Center, 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.
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Istanbul, Turkey — 8 nights

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 Mosque and Suleymaniye Cami will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at Topkapi Palace and Istanbul Modern | Istanbul Museum of Modern Art. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, 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 5.5 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 fly back home.
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