21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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21 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Frankfurt, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Toronto, Canada

3
nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Staedel Museum and St. Elizabeth Church. Step out of the city life by going to Rhine Valley and Neroberg. Venture out of the city with trips to Marburger Landgrafenschloss Museum (in Marburg) and Eberbach Abbey (in Eltville am Rhein). There's more to do: browse the different shops at Main-Taunus Zentrum and examine the collection at Museum fur Post und Kommunikation.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Frankfurt visit planning site .

Toronto, Canada to Frankfurt is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Frankfurt. Traveling from Toronto in September, Frankfurt is slightly colder at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Frankfurt

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marburg, Neroberg, Rhine Valley, Main-Taunus Zentrum, Eberbach Abbey
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Marburger Landgrafenschloss Museum ©
Staedel Museum ©
Staedel Museum
St. Elizabeth Church ©
St. Elizabeth Church

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St. Vitus Cathedral and Prague Castle. Popular historic sites such as Prague Astronomical Clock and Lobkowicz Palace are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Prague Zoo, and look for gifts at Manufaktura.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Prague driving holiday website .

Fly from Frankfurt to Prague in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, daytime highs in Prague are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping
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St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and Belvedere Palace. Explore hidden gems such as Leopold Museum and Ringstrasse. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), admire the landmark architecture of St. Stephen's Cathedral, meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo, and look for gifts at Xocolat.

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Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Vienna are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks
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Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Imperial Palace (Hofburg) ©
Imperial Palace (Hofburg)

3
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 19th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nonnberg Convent, examine the collection at Domquartier, take in the exciting artwork at Residenzgalerie Salzburg, then steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica St.Michael. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral (Dom), browse the exhibits of Salzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg), then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franziskanerkirche.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Salzburg trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Vienna to Salzburg by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In September in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping

Side Trip

Basilica St.Michael
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Salzburg Cathedral (Dom) ©
Salzburg Cathedral (Dom)
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Schloss Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein Castle. Nymphenburg Palace and Deutsches Museum will appeal to museum buffs. When in Munich, make a side trip to see Altstadt von Fuessen in Fussen, approximately 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: hunt for treasures at Viktualienmarkt, explore the activities along English Garden, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Church, and examine the collection at BMW Welt.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Munich day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Munich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Munich

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

Hohenschwangau, Altstadt von Fuessen
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Altstadt von Fuessen ©
Altstadt von Fuessen
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau

3
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Aare Gorge, then examine the collection at Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, and then take a stroll through Altstadt Luzern. On your second day here, explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, admire the masterpieces at The Rosengart Collection, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Lucerne trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Munich to Lucerne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Lucerne

#Museums, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, Aare Gorge
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Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum ©
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum
Aare Gorge ©
Aare Gorge
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus

2
nights
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Vallorbe, learn about winemaking at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, and then examine the collection at Musee Ariana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Fondation de l'Hermitage, then see the interesting displays at Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), then see the interesting displays at Chateau de Nyon, and finally examine the collection at Chateau de Penthes.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Geneva trip planner .

Getting from Lucerne to Geneva by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In September in Geneva, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lausanne, Chateau de Nyon, Grottes de Vallorbe, Corniche Lavaux Vineyards
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Musee Ariana ©
Musee Ariana
Chateau de Nyon ©
Chateau de Nyon

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