26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

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26 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  12​h
1
Warsaw, Poland
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Murren, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Stockholm, Sweden
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  5​h 45​min
7
Kiev, Ukraine
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Dammam, Saudi Arabia

3
nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Warsaw is known for museums, historic sites, parks, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, take an in-depth tour of Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, admire the masterpieces at Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, and take in panoramic vistas at Palace of Culture and Science.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Warsaw online trip builder .

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Warsaw is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dammam to Warsaw is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Dammam in December, expect Warsaw to be colder, temps between 5°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can take a train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Old Town ©
Old Town
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego ©
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego

4
nights
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Take a break from Krakow with a short trip to Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, about 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, examine the collection at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, take a stroll through Stare Miasto, and contemplate the long history of Wawel Royal Castle.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Krakow trip planner .

You can take a train from Warsaw to Krakow in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

3
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Milan side-trips: Museo Egizio (in Turin) and La Citta Alta (in Bergamo). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, catch a live performance at La Casa Maledetta, see the interesting displays at Castello Sforzesco, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Milan trip itinerary website .

Getting from Krakow to Milan by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Krakow in December, with highs in Milan at 9°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Murren.

Things to do in Milan

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife

Side Trips

Museo Egizio, La Citta Alta
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Museo Egizio ©
Museo Egizio

2
nights
Murren, Switzerland

Murren ©
With a population of just 450 people, Murren brings to life an authentic Swiss mountain village.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Air-Glaciers, S.A., then explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, and then get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Murren online tour planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Milan to Murren. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Zurich.

Things to do in Murren

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Lauterbrunnen
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Air-Glaciers, S.A. ©
Air-Glaciers, S.A.

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Mt Pilatus, & more). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), stop by Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Zurich trip planner .

Traveling by train from Murren to Zurich takes 3.5 hours. December in Zurich sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town

4
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Stockholm is known for museums, nature, historic sites, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum, ponder the world of politics at Stockholm City Hall, see the interesting displays at Fotografiska Stockholm, and head off the coast to Stockholm Old Town.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Stockholm road trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Stockholm takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kiev.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Stockholm Old Town ©
Stockholm Old Town

5
nights
Kiev, Ukraine

The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Kiev is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, make a trip to Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square), see the interesting displays at Pirogovo Open-Air Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Andrew's Church.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Kiev trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Stockholm to Kiev takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Stockholm to Kiev is 1 hour. In December in Kiev, expect temperatures between 2°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kiev

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Photography Tours
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
Saint Sophia Cathedral ©
Saint Sophia Cathedral

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