32 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

32 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

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32 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly + Train:  25 h
1
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
3
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
4
Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
Train:  3 h 15 min
5
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
6
Pisa, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  6 h 15 min
7
Croydon, United Kingdom
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  14 h 45 min
8
New York City, United States
— 6 nights
Bus + Fly:  26 h
End: Melbourne, Australia

3
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lucerne: Zurich (Lake Zurich, Grossmunster, & more), Sim Academy (in Opfikon) and Santis der Berg (in Urnaesch). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Lucerne day trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Lucerne is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Lucerne is minus 9 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in December; daily highs in Lucerne reach 5°C and lows reach -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zurich, Santis der Berg
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

3
nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Interlaken: Skigebiet Metsch (in Lenk im Simmental), Grindelwald-First (in Grindelwald) and Molitor (in Wengen). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, take a memorable tour with Tours, head outdoors with Air-Glaciers, S.A., and identify plant and animal life at Maennlichen.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Interlaken trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Interlaken takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. When traveling from Lucerne in December, plan for little chillier days in Interlaken, with highs around 1°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald, Air-Glaciers, S.A., Molitor, Skigebiet Metsch
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
The Eiger ©
The Eiger

4
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for scenic drive, nature, winter sports, museums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, hike along Murmelweg Wanderung, enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt, and hit the slopes at Matterhorn Ski Paradise.

For maps and tourist information, refer to the Zermatt driving holiday planning app .

Traveling by train from Interlaken to Zermatt takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to take a train to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Aletsch Glacier
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat

1
night
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Geneva route builder website .

Take a train from Zermatt to Geneva in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Fun & Games
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Room Escape Games

5
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Paris travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Geneva to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January in Paris, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Pisa.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
The Paris Catacombs ©
The Paris Catacombs

4
nights
Pisa, Italy

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Explore Pisa's surroundings by going to Florence (Oratorio della Madonna della Querce, The Baptistery of St. John, & more). It doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Pisa online itinerary planner .

Fly from Paris to Pisa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Paris in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Pisa, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Croydon.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Florence
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto
The Boboli Gardens ©
The Boboli Gardens

1
night
Croydon, United Kingdom

Croydon ©
Croydon is a large town in south London, England, 9.5mi south of Charing Cross. On the 11th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of St Michael’s Church, try to win big at Mecca Croydon, then see the interesting displays at Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar, and finally get your game on at Warboar Games.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Croydon trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Pisa to Croydon. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Pisa to Croydon due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Pisa in January, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Croydon: temperatures range from 7°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Croydon

Fun & Games Casinos Museums

Side Trips

Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar, Warboar Games
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Warboar Games ©
Warboar Games
Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar ©
Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar
St Michael’s Church ©
St Michael’s Church

6
nights
New York City, United States

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, make a trip to Rockefeller Center, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the New York City trip builder website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Croydon to New York City. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Croydon to New York City due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Croydon in January since evenings lows in New York City dip to -5°C. On the 18th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©
Statue of Liberty National Monument

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