19 days in Europe Itinerary

19 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe journey planner

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Montpellier, France
— 1 day
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Lyon, France
— 2 nights
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Strasbourg, France
— 1 night
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Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 1 night
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
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Montpellier, France

— 1 day
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
On the 31st (Mon), steep yourself in history at Citadelle.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Montpellier online trip itinerary planner.

Ginestas to Montpellier is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In May in Montpellier, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow time for the train ride to Lyon.

Things to do in Montpellier

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Lyon, France

— 2 nights

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
On the 1st (Tue), stroll around Parc Le Grand Large, examine the collection at Musee Henri Malartre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Georges, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Nizier, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Bonaventure.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Lyon online travel planner.

You can take a train from Montpellier to Lyon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Lyon

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Strasbourg, France

— 1 night

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Old Saint Peter's Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Jean, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Church Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Dompeter, and finally learn about winemaking at Vins d'Alsace Mosbach. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saints-Pierre-et-Paul de Rosheim, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise des Jesuites, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Israelite, then explore the historical opulence of Le Domaine De La Leonardsau, and finally examine the collection at Maison de la Manufacture d'Armes Blanches.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Strasbourg road trip planning website.

You can fly from Lyon to Strasbourg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. June in Strasbourg sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Cologne.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

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Cologne, Germany

— 1 night

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cologne trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Strasbourg to Cologne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, daytime highs in Cologne are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 4th (Fri), you're off to Berlin.

Things to do in Cologne

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Berlin, Germany

— 3 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Soviet Memorial Tiergarten and Gleis 17, Grunewald. Get in touch with nature at Wannsee and Pfaueninsel. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Urban Nation, wander the streets of Savignyplatz, get engrossed in the history at Haus der Wannsee-Konferenz, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franzoesischer Dom.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Berlin trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cologne to Berlin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Prague, Czech Republic

— 3 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Park Průhonice and Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral. Get some cultural insight at Musee Grévin s.r.o. Prague and Church of Saint Ludmila. Get out of town with these interesting Prague side-trips: Terezin (Památník Terezín - Národní hřbitov & Mala Pevnost (Small Fortress)). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Czech Repubrick, take an in-depth tour of Cold War Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady of the Snows, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerusalem Synagogue.

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Traveling by car from Berlin to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In June in Prague, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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Budapest, Hungary

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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.
Visiting Speed Boats Tours and Palvolgyi Caves will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Korzo - Danube Embankment (Dunakorzo) and Fiumei Road Cemetery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Budapest: Fot - Roman Catholic Church (in Fot), Visegrad Citadel (in Visegrad) and Szentendre (Kovacs Margit Muzeum & Retro Design Center). And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with Koller Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at St Michael's Church, sample the fine beverages at Zwack Heritage and Visitors' Centre, and don't miss a visit to Fountain of King Matthias.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Budapest road trip planning tool.

Getting from Prague to Budapest by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or fly. Traveling from Prague in June, you will find days in Budapest are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Budapest

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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Ljubljana, Slovenia

— 1 night
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): get outside with Balonarski Center Barje, then stroll the grounds of Žale Cemetery, then delve into the distant past at City Museum of Ljubljana, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Orthodox Church.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ljubljana travel planner.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Ljubljana takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In June in Ljubljana, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Ljubljana

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Venice, Italy

— 3 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Museo Querini Stampalia, then steep yourself in history at Piazza dei Signori, then take in the architecture and design of University of Padova, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Maria of Servi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, get engrossed in the history at Museo di Palazzo Grimani, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mary of The Rosary, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Pantalon, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Ca' Zenobio degli Armeni.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Venice trip tool.

Drive from Ljubljana to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ljubljana in June, Venice is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

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Milan, Italy

— 1 night

Fashion Capital of World

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Vittore al Corpo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Celso, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Antonio Abate, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Ospedale Maggiore Ca' Granda Universita Statale.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Milan online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Venice to Milan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Milan are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Milan

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