27 days in Europe Itinerary

27 days in Europe Itinerary

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27 days in Europe Itinerary

Munich, Germany
Munich, Germany
— 5 nights
bus:  2​h
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
Frankfurt, Germany

5
days
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 in touch with nature at English Garden and Strandbad St. Alban. Museum-lovers will appreciate Nymphenburg Palace (Schloss Nymphenburg) and Munich Residenz. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Munich: Strandbad Seeon (in Seeon) and Neuschwanstein Castle (in Hohenschwangau). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, take in the spiritual surroundings of Asam Church, don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, and examine the collection at BMW Welt.

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May in Munich sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

#Museums, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Roberto Beach, Neuschwanstein Castle, Strandbad Seeon, Strandbad St. Alban
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Neuschwanstein Castle ©
Neuschwanstein Castle
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Alte Pinakothek

3
days
Salzburg, Austria

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Let the collections at Salzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg) and Red Bull Hangar-7 capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Salzburg Cathedral (Dom) and Schloss Hellbrunn. Take a break from Salzburg with a short trip to Badestrand Hallstatt in Hallstatt, about 1h 20 min away. Spend the 16th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg, get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

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Getting from Munich to Salzburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Salzburg

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Badestrand Hallstatt
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Salzburg Cathedral (Dom) ©
Salzburg Cathedral (Dom)

2
days
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 17th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), stroll through Priest's Island (Pap-sziget), then contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Danube River, then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and then head outdoors with City Park Városliget.

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Getting from Salzburg to Budapest by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In May in Budapest, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Budapest

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Priest's Island (Pap-sziget)
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Priest's Island (Pap-sziget) ©
Priest's Island (Pap-sziget)
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Fisherman's Bastion
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Matthias Church

2
days
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.
On the 19th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Magio Beach, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tyrsovo nabrezie, and then wander the streets of Bratislava Old Town. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Bratislava Castle (Hrad), admire the striking features of St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), step into the grandiose world of Devin Castle (hrad), then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Bratislavská zoologická záhrada, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St Elizabeth's / Blue Church.

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Drive from Budapest to Bratislava in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Bratislava

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Tyrsovo nabrezie ©
Tyrsovo nabrezie
Devin Castle (hrad) ©
Devin Castle (hrad)
St Elizabeth's / Blue Church ©
St Elizabeth's / Blue Church

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): explore the world behind art at Albertina, then meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo, then admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, and finally admire the striking features of St. Stephen's Cathedral. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's on the Bank (Maria Am Gestade), and finally take a stroll through Historic Center of Vienna.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip planner .

You can drive from Bratislava to Vienna in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Imperial Palace (Hofburg) ©
Imperial Palace (Hofburg)

4
days
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.
Appreciate the collections at Jewish Museum in Prague and Strahov Monastery. Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Vitus Cathedral and Old Town Square. Go for a jaunt from Prague to Kutna Hora to see Cathedral of St. Barbara about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Prague Castle, stroll the grounds of Old Jewish Cemetery, get great views at Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, and wander the streets of Mala strana.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Prague day trip planner.

You can fly from Vienna to Prague in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Cathedral of St. Barbara
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St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock

2
days
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 (Sun), meet the residents at Zoo Berlin, stroll through Strandbad Tegeler See, and then examine the collection at Pergamon Museum. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Strandbar Mitte, and then pause for some photo ops at Memorial of the Berlin Wall.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Berlin vacation maker website .

Getting from Prague to Berlin by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Zoo Berlin ©
Zoo Berlin
Pergamon Museum ©
Pergamon Museum
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery

2
days
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): admire nature's wide array of creatures at ARTIS and then stroll through Zandvoort aan Zee.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Amsterdam takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

#Museums, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Zandvoort aan Zee
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
days
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 (Thu): see the interesting displays at Atomium, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Pairi Daiza, then examine the collection at Manneken Pis, and finally make a trip to Grand Place. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), see the interesting displays at MIM - Musical Instruments Museum, then see the interesting displays at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Etangs d'Ixelles.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Brussels trip tool .

Getting from Amsterdam to Brussels by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can take a train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Brussels

#Museums, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Pairi Daiza
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
MIM - Musical Instruments Museum ©
MIM - Musical Instruments Museum

2
days
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 2nd (Sat): take in the views from Carl Theodor Old Bridge (Alte Brucke), don't miss a visit to Altstadt (Old Town), then make a trip to Market Square (Marktplatz), then contemplate the long history of Student Jail (Studentenkarzer), and finally explore the historical opulence of Heidelberg Castle (Schloss Heidelberg). Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Philosophers' Way (Philosophenweg), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Frankfurt Zoo (Zoologischer Garten Frankfurt/Main), and then explore the world behind art at Staedel Museum.

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Take a train from Brussels to Frankfurt in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Brussels in June: highs in Frankfurt hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 15°C. On the 4th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Heidelberg
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Staedel Museum ©
Staedel Museum
Goethe House ©
Goethe House

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