29 days in Western Europe Itinerary

29 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Vienna, Austria
— 11 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 4 nights
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Reims, France
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Vienna, Austria — 11 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.
Get some historical perspective at Schonbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace. Bring the kids along to St. Stephen's Cathedral and Albertina. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien, don't miss a visit to Rathausplatz, get a sense of history and politics at Rathaus, and see the interesting displays at Hofburg.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Vienna online journey maker.

Sydney, Australia to Vienna is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in December; daily highs in Vienna reach 5°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can fly to Amsterdam.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 2 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.
On the 2nd (Mon), explore the activities along Herengracht, examine the collection at Anne Frank House, and then wander the streets of The Jordaan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis and then get curious at Body Worlds.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam day trip planning tool.

Getting from Vienna to Amsterdam by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Vienna in January, Amsterdam is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 2 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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Train World, make a trip to Atomium, and then don't miss a visit to Grand Place.

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Getting from Amsterdam to Brussels by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Luxembourg City.
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg — 4 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.
Get some cultural insight at Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial and Le Chemin de la Corniche. Bring the kids along to Barrio Grund and Luxembourg Science Center. When in Luxembourg City, make a side trip to see Musee National des Mines de Fer Luxembourgeoises in Rumelange, approximately Rumelange away. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St John's Church, make a trip to Casemates du Bock, and take some stellar pictures from Monument National de la Solidarite.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Luxembourg City road trip app.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Luxembourg City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. January in Luxembourg City sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Reims.
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Reims, France — 2 nights

City of Kings

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
On the 10th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims, tee off at Golf de Reims, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Jacques. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Champagne Route (Route Touristique du Champagne), examine the collection at Fort de la Pompelle, and then examine the collection at Hotel Le Vergeur Museum.

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Traveling by car from Luxembourg City to Reims takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Luxembourg City, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Reims, ranging from highs of 8°C to lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Paris.
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Paris, France — 5 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Île de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis. Discover out-of-the-way places like Musee Nissim de Camondo and Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse. Step out of Paris to go to Saint-Denis and see Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Musee Marmottan Monet, see the interesting displays at Fondation Louis Vuitton, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Reims to Paris by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January in Paris, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Architectural Buildings
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.
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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.
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