19 days in Europe Itinerary

19 days in Europe Itinerary

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19 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
2
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Orth an der Donau, Austria
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
5
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
9
Hamburg, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
End: Frankfurt, Germany

2
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.
On the 16th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and then admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then contemplate the long history of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, then head off the coast to Île de la Cité, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Paris online route planner .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In May in Paris, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

2
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of St. Peter's Church, get curious at Deutsches Museum, and then explore the activities along English Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Munich Residenz, then step into the grandiose world of Nymphenburg Palace, and then examine the collection at BMW Welt.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Munich trip maker app .

Getting from Paris to Munich by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In May in Munich, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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English Garden ©
English Garden
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Salzburg Cathedral (Dom), and finally get great views at Salzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg). On the next day, admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg, then examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, and finally fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

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Traveling by car from Munich to Salzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Orth an der Donau.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Adventure
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Mozarts Geburtshaus ©
Mozarts Geburtshaus
Salzburg Cathedral (Dom) ©
Salzburg Cathedral (Dom)

1
day
Orth an der Donau, Austria

Orth an der Donau ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Schloss Eckartsau, then step into the grandiose world of The Hainburg Castle, and then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hof.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Orth an der Donau trip itinerary app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Salzburg to Orth an der Donau. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Bratislava.

Things to do in Orth an der Donau

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

The Hainburg Castle, Schloss Eckartsau, Schloss Hof
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Schloss Hof ©
Schloss Hof
Schloss Eckartsau ©
Schloss Eckartsau

2
nights
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava ©
Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Bratislava Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Elizabeth's / Blue Church, then step into the grandiose world of Devin Castle (hrad), then contemplate the long history of Primates' Palace (Primacialny palac), and finally steep yourself in history at Stara radnica. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Stary most, get to know the fascinating history of Tyrsovo nabrezie, then take in panoramic vistas at UFO Observation Deck, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), and finally take a stroll through Bratislava Old Town.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bratislava online route maker .

Explore your travel options from Orth an der Donau to Bratislava with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Devin Castle (hrad) ©
Devin Castle (hrad)
Bratislava Castle ©
Bratislava Castle

1
night
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 25th (Sat): explore the activities along Danube River, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Budapest trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Bratislava to Budapest in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion

2
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Charles Bridge, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of Prague Castle, and finally take a stroll through Old Town Square.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Prague trip site .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Budapest in May: highs in Prague hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 25 — 27:
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St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Old Town Square ©
Old Town Square

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 27th (Mon), contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, then contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum. On your second day here, make a trip to Stadtsiegel, then kick back and relax at Strandbad Muggelsee, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo Berlin.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Berlin trip planner .

Drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
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Zoo Berlin ©
Zoo Berlin
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum

2
nights
Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©
As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): steep yourself in history at St Nikolai Memorial, get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt, then explore the activities along Port of Hamburg, and finally steep yourself in history at Alter Elbtunnel. On your second day here, make a trip to Townhall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Petri Kirche, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Michael, and finally don't miss a visit to Miniatur Wunderland.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hamburg trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Berlin to Hamburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Hamburg

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Find places to stay May 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Alter Elbtunnel ©
Alter Elbtunnel

2
nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): steep yourself in history at Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), tour the pleasant surroundings at Philosophers' Way (Philosophenweg), and then take in the views from Carl Theodor Old Bridge (Alte Brucke). On the next day, explore the ancient world of Messel Pit Fossil Site, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mainz Cathedral (Dom), and then admire the masterpieces at Staedel Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Frankfurt travel planning site .

Traveling by flight from Hamburg to Frankfurt takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. May in Frankfurt sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Heidelberg, Messel Pit Fossil Site, Mainz Cathedral (Dom)
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 2:
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Messel Pit Fossil Site ©
Messel Pit Fossil Site
Staedel Museum ©
Staedel Museum

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