10 days in Europe Itinerary

10 days in Europe Itinerary

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10 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  18 h 45 min
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, make a trip to Reichstag Building, then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Berlin is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Berlin. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Berlin

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Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich). Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Old Town, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, then examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In January in Zurich, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)

2
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Schönbrunn Zoo, and finally make a trip to Stephansplatz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): examine the collection at The Hofburg, steep yourself in history at Belvedere Palace, and then admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Vienna attractions planner.

Getting from Zurich to Vienna by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

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Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya, steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, then snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge, then get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). On your second day here, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, steep yourself in history at Hősök tere, then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, and finally admire the striking features of Dohány Street Synagogue.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest journey builder tool .

Take a train from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Spas Museums
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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