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Hi, we are a family of four with two teenage daughters looking to travel to Europe at the end of this year. We have been once before, and are looking at doing:
Fly into Berlin- 3 days
Nuremburg-2 days( my husband loves ww2 stuff)
Munich- 3 days
Prague- 3 days
Vienna- 4 days
Salzburg- 3 days
Innsbruck- overnight
Brussels- 3 days
Bruges- 2 days
Does this sound good? We move around fast and like to see a lot of places!
We are now looking for a nice place to spend our last week, we are considering maybe England or France, but not London or Paris as we have done them previously. Any other suggestions would also be appreciated.

Also any suggestions for a nice hotel or region to spend Christmas would be great.
I'm sorry if this is really broad or not right. Thanks!

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    The obvious concern is you lose 1/2 a day plus everytime you move and of course you need to learn the new city which kills another 1/2 day.

    Note that weather can ruin travel plans around this time of year.

    Not sure what Brussels is doing in the list, the beer is good but ...

    Plus you need to bring warm clothes which just adds to your luggage issues

    Christmas time tends to get busy and it also depends if you want to go skiing etc, church, museums, shopping as these vary by region.

    I'd look at the Canary islands which is part of Spain but down near Africa or Marrakesh (city of roses) in Africa, either will be 20C and basically dry. Depending on your budget there are some very classy places to stay and are very much destinations for Northern Europeans when it gets too cold. Book early for good prices

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    Are you hoping to take trains most of the time, or are you willing to fly between cities as well? Innsbruck to Brussels for example would take about 10-12 hrs on the train (Innsbruck to Cologne, switch trains Cologne to Brussels), but would be about 3 - 3 1/2 hrs flying (with one stop in Frankfurt, Hamburg, or Vienna).

    For France, maybe look at Lyon, or Strasbourg or Lille especially if you are into Christmas Markets. Although logistically it may make more sense to head to either of those cities and then proceed onto Belgium. Less sure about England (for more chances for sunny days, maybe Cornwall?) but you could fly to Edinburgh for a final chilly city break.

    Have you been to Amsterdam before? If you are tentatively planning to end in Belgium and then want to add additional time, spending a few nights in Amsterdam could make for a logical logistical conclusion to the trip, and it's equally lovely in winter as many of the other cities you are visiting.

    I might add four days for Amsterdam of your last week, and use the extra three days to add a day to Berlin (help offset some jet lag) and maybe an extra day to Prague or Munich? Even if you do prefer a faster pace, having some flex time is not a bad idea in winter to account for the possibility of poor weather.

    Another option could be to go south from Innsbruck, especially if you are trying to keep to train options. Innsbruck to Venice has one direct train per day (4 hrs 30 min), and then you could finish your trip with time in Venice and the last week in some other Italian city/cities.

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