27 days in Europe Itinerary

27 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock trip itinerary planner

This plan was created by another inspirock user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

27 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  26​h
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Heidelberg, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Bamberg, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
St. Anton am Arlberg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Vaduz, Liechtenstein
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
Colmar, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
12
Metz, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
13
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
14
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
15
Amsterdam, Holland
— 1 night
Fly:  26​h
End: Brisbane, Australia


Learn more about your trip

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, stroll around Vondelpark, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and hunt for treasures at Albert Cuyp Market.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam holiday planner .

Brisbane, Australia to Amsterdam is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Amsterdam is minus 9 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Brisbane in May, with highs in Amsterdam at 20°C and lows at 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Cologne.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay May 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
nights
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cologne Cathedral, and finally snap pictures at Hohenzollern Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Phantasialand.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cologne trip planner .

Getting from Amsterdam to Cologne by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. May in Cologne sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can take a train to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Cologne

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Phantasialand
Find places to stay May 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Phantasialand ©
Phantasialand
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig

2
nights
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg ©
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): wander the streets of Altstadt (Old Town), step into the grandiose world of Heidelberg Castle (Schloss Heidelberg), then explore the world behind art at Museum of the Palatinate (Kurpfalzisches Museum) and restaurant, then steep yourself in history at Carl Theodor Old Bridge (Alte Brucke), and finally trek along Philosophers' Way (Philosophenweg). Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Jesuitenkirche, identify plant and animal life at Tinnunculus, and then get outside with Michaelsberg.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Heidelberg trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Cologne to Heidelberg by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and car. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Cologne in May since evenings lows in Heidelberg dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Bamberg.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Michaelsberg
Find places to stay May 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Philosophers' Way (Philosophenweg) ©
Michaelsberg ©
Michaelsberg
Heidelberg Castle (Schloss Heidelberg) ©

2
nights
Bamberg, Germany

Bamberg ©
First mentioned in historical records from the year 902, Bamberg retains today the medieval, old-world charm that has defined its past development.
On the 17th (Sun), examine the collection at Alte Hofhaltung, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bamberger Dom, steep yourself in history at Bamberg Altstadt, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rosengarten, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Church. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Veste Coburg, step into the grandiose world of Altenburg, contemplate the long history of Altes Rathaus, then steep yourself in history at Neue Residenz, and finally don't miss a visit to Klein Venedig.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Bamberg trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Heidelberg to Bamberg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Heidelberg in May, Bamberg is slightly colder at night with lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Bamberg

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Veste Coburg
Find places to stay May 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Bamberger Dom ©
Bamberger Dom
Bamberg Altstadt ©
Bamberg Altstadt
Veste Coburg ©
Veste Coburg

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.
On the 19th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Katedrala Svateho Vita, then steep yourself in history at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, take a stroll through StaromEstske namEsti, then steep yourself in history at Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Petrinska rozhledna.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Prague itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bamberg to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Prague are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

1
night
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

Cesky Krumlov ©
Known around the world for its medieval castle, Cesky Krumlov offers the chance to experience the charm of a small European city seemingly frozen in time several centuries ago.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): contemplate the long history of Latran houses, stroll around The Castle Garden, see the interesting displays at Museum Fotoatelier Seidel, then examine the collection at Moldavite Museum - Muzeum vltavinu, then get to know the fascinating history of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, and finally examine the collection at 3D Museum.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cesky Krumlov trip maker tool .

Drive from Prague to Cesky Krumlov in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay May 21 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov ©
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov
Museum Fotoatelier Seidel ©
Museum Fotoatelier Seidel
Cesky Krumlov Castle ©
Cesky Krumlov Castle

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 22nd (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, then take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg, then admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirabell Palace, browse the exhibits of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), browse the exhibits of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg, then examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, and finally steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Salzburg journey app .

Traveling by car from Cesky Krumlov to Salzburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to St. Anton am Arlberg.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay May 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace

2
nights
St. Anton am Arlberg, Austria

St. Anton am Arlberg ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): trek along Senn's Wonder Walking Trail and then stroll through St. Anton. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): hit the slopes at Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read St. Anton am Arlberg trip itinerary website .

Traveling by train from Salzburg to St. Anton am Arlberg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in St. Anton am Arlberg, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Vaduz.

Things to do in St. Anton am Arlberg

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis
Find places to stay May 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
St. Anton ©
St. Anton
Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis ©
Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis

few
hours
Vaduz, Liechtenstein

Vaduz ©
As the capital of Liechtenstein, Vaduz is the country's financial and economic hub.
On the 26th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Vaduz Castle, then make a trip to Liechtenstein Center, and then see the interesting displays at Postal Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Vaduz trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from St. Anton am Arlberg to Vaduz takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Vaduz

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay May 26 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Vaduz Castle ©
Vaduz Castle
Postal Museum
Postal Museum
Liechtenstein Center ©
Liechtenstein Center

2
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 26th (Tue), make a trip to The Nine Towers.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Lucerne trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Vaduz to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Colmar.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Lake Zurich
Find places to stay May 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lion Monument ©
Lion Monument

1
night
Colmar, France

Colmar ©
Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
On the 28th (Thu), take a stroll through Little Venice, then don't miss a visit to Old Town, and then admire the masterpieces at Musée d'Unterlinden.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Colmar travel route planner.

Getting from Lucerne to Colmar by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. May in Colmar sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Metz.

Things to do in Colmar

Neighborhoods Museums
Find places to stay May 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Musée d'Unterlinden ©
Musée d'Unterlinden

2
nights
Metz, France

Metz ©
Located at the confluence of the Moselle and the Seille rivers bordering Luxembourg and Germany, Metz has a cultural confluence as well with a merging of its French and German heritage and military traditions.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Œuvre de la cathédrale, then get to know the resident critters at Zoo d'Amnéville, and then don't miss a visit to Place Stanislas. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Nancy, walk around Parc de la Pepiniere, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally take a stroll through Place Saint Jacques.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Metz online trip planner .

Traveling by train from Colmar to Metz takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Metz are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can drive to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Metz

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

Nancy, Zoo d'Amnéville
Find places to stay May 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Zoo d'Amnéville ©
Zoo d'Amnéville
Place Stanislas ©
Place Stanislas
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Nancy ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Nancy

few
hours
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©
While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Luxembourg City driving holiday site .

Traveling by car from Metz to Luxembourg City takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. May in Luxembourg City sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 1:
Highlights from your plan
Le Chemin de la Corniche ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche
Casemates du Bock ©
Casemates du Bock

2
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis and then make a trip to Grand Place.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Luxembourg City to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 2:
Highlights from your plan
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

1
night
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): get engrossed in the history at De Nieuwe Kerk, then explore the engaging exhibits at NEMO Science Museum, and then walk around Keukenhof.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip planner .

You can take a train from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Keukenhof
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
NEMO Science Museum ©
NEMO Science Museum
Keukenhof ©
Keukenhof
Dam Square ©
Dam Square

Similar Plans

32 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 30 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 55 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 51 days in Europe BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 29 days in Europe BY A USER FROM BRAZIL September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 29 days in Europe BY A USER FROM INDONESIA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 30 days in Europe BY A USER FROM GREECE June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 32 days in Europe BY A USER FROM IRAN July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 38 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 50 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 36 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 41 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Request travel agent in Germany
SERVICES