23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Zermatt, Switzerland
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Chamonix, France
— 1 night
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Annecy, France
— 1 night
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Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria

— 3 nights

City of Dreams

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.
Bring the kids along to Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Center of Vienna, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Jesuits.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Vienna travel itinerary planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Vienna is an approximately 8-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Riyadh to Vienna due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Riyadh in October, things will get cooler in Vienna: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 28:

Salzburg, Austria

— 1 night

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, make a trip to Stiegl-Brauwelt, and then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, then stop by Sporer Likör- & Punschmanufaktur, and finally get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Salzburg online journey builder.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Salzburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

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Innsbruck, Austria

— 4 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Get outdoors at Rosshutte and Leutascher Geisterklamm. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Bergisel Ski Jump and The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl). When in Innsbruck, make a side trip to see Aqua Dome - Tirol Therme Laengenfeld in Langenfeld, approximately Langenfeld away. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm), get to know the resident critters at Alpenzoo, and buy something for everyone on your list at RathausGalerien.

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Traveling by car from Salzburg to Innsbruck takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. October in Innsbruck sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C at night. On the 2nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Bring the kids along to The Jordaan and Anne Frank House. Change things up with a short trip to Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem (about 38 minutes away). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, stop by De Kaaskamer, stroll around Vondelpark, and wander the streets of Leidseplein.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam vacation planning website.

You can fly from Innsbruck to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Amsterdam when traveling from Innsbruck in November, with lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Zurich.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Side Trip

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Zurich, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get outdoors at Lake Zurich and Rhine Falls. Kids will appreciate attractions like Old Town and Lion Monument. When in Zurich, make a side trip to see Lake Lucerne in Lucerne, approximately Lucerne away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Zurich journey planning site.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Zurich takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in November, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Grindelwald, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from First Cliff Walk by Tissot and then hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Jungfraujoch.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Grindelwald trip planning app.

You can drive from Zurich to Grindelwald in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 8 — 11:

Zermatt, Switzerland

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): see what you can catch with Fly Fish Zermatt and then get great views at Gornergrat.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Zermatt trip builder.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Zermatt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Chamonix.

Things to do in Zermatt

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 12:

Chamonix, France

— 1 night

Alpine Capital of the World

"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
On the 12th (Fri), glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, fly down the slopes at Brevent Cable Car, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Chamonix travel route builder website.

Getting from Zermatt to Chamonix by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Annecy.

Things to do in Chamonix

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Adventure
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 12:

Annecy, France

— 1 night

Venice of the Alps

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Annecy Lake Safari, take in the views from Pont des Amours, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Le Monde Interieur.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Annecy online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Chamonix to Annecy takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in November, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Annecy

Spas · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 13:

Milan, Italy

— 3 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): browse the exhibits of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then see La Casa Maledetta, and then see some colorful creatures with 4Sub Scuola Sub PADI Milano.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Milan trip website.

You can drive from Annecy to Milan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. In November in Milan, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 6°C at night. On the 16th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

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