35 days in Europe Itinerary

35 days in Europe Itinerary

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Frankfurt, Germany
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Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
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Dusseldorf, Germany
— 1 day
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Hamburg, Germany
— 4 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Dresden, Germany
— 1 night
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Warsaw, Poland
— 3 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
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Nuremberg, Germany
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Baden-Baden, Germany
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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
— 2 nights
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 2 nights
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Trier, Germany
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Frankfurt, Germany
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Frankfurt, Germany

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Frankfurt trip planner.

Seattle, USA to Frankfurt is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Seattle to Frankfurt, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. August in Frankfurt sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 58°F at night. You'll set off for Cologne on the 9th (Mon).

Things to do in Frankfurt

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 10:

Cologne, Germany

— 2 nights

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): don't miss a visit to KolnTriangle, find something for the whole family at Phantasialand, and then get to know the resident critters at Koelner Zoo. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Roman-German Museum (Romisch-Germanisches Museum), explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cologne Cathedral, then take in the views from Hohenzollern Bridge, and finally examine the collection at Chocolate Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cologne trip planner.

Take a train from Frankfurt to Cologne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Cologne can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dusseldorf.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Dusseldorf, Germany

— 1 day

Fashion Capital of Germany

Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Rheinturm and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Rheinuferpromenade.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Dusseldorf road trip planning site.

You can drive from Cologne to Dusseldorf in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Dusseldorf can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can fly to Hamburg.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

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Hamburg, Germany

— 4 nights

Gateway to the World

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Hamburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Miniatur Wunderland, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthalle Hamburg, take in nature's colorful creations at Planten un Blomen, and wander the streets of Reeperbahn.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hamburg road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Dusseldorf to Hamburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Hamburg are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 15:

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 2 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Copenhagen is known for parks, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Tivoli Gardens, admire the striking features of Amalienborg, explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, and take a stroll through Stroeget.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Copenhagen day trip planner.

You can fly from Hamburg to Copenhagen in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Berlin.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 18:

Berlin, Germany

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, then examine the collection at Topography of Terror, and finally steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery. On the next day, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and then admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Berlin trip itinerary planning website.

Fly from Copenhagen to Berlin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Find places to stay Aug 18 — 21:

Dresden, Germany

— 1 night

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
On the 21st (Sat), explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister and then admire the masterpieces at The Dresden Zwinger.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Dresden journey planner.

You can drive from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Dresden are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Warsaw.

Things to do in Dresden

Find places to stay Aug 21 — 22:

Warsaw, Poland

— 3 nights

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Warsaw is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, make a trip to Fragment of Ghetto Wall, and brush up on your military savvy at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Warsaw trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dresden to Warsaw takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. August in Warsaw sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 25:

Krakow, Poland

— 2 nights

Slavic Rome

One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Wawel Royal Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Basilica, then contemplate the long history of Wieliczka Salt Mine, and finally steep yourself in history at Muzeum Krakowa - Barbakan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), and finally don't miss a visit to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Krakow trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Warsaw to Krakow takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August in Krakow, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

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Prague, Czech Republic

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, then admire the striking features of Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti. On the next day, get great views at Petřín, take in panoramic vistas at Petrin Tower, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Prague online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Krakow to Prague by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In August, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Find places to stay Aug 27 — 29:

Vienna, Austria

— 2 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.
On the 29th (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace and then get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Albertina, examine the collection at The Hofburg, then explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip maker site.

Fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In August, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Aug 29 — 31:

Salzburg, Austria

— 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 31st (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, shop like a local with Getreidegasse, then explore the fascinating underground world of Eisriesenwelt, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Salzburg, and finally examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, then get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Mirabell Palace.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Salzburg trip planner.

You can drive from Vienna to Salzburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 2:

Munich, Germany

— 4 nights

Village of a Million People

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.
Munich is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, examine the collection at Munich Residenz, contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, and engage your brain at Deutsches Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Munich attractions planner.

You can drive from Salzburg to Munich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Munich are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 6:

Nuremberg, Germany

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Nuremberg trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Munich to Nuremberg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Nuremberg sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 48°F at night. You'll set off for Baden-Baden on the 6th (Mon).

Things to do in Nuremberg

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 7:

Baden-Baden, Germany

Belle Époque Europe's Summer Capital

Scenically located at the edge of the Black Forest, Baden-Baden offers scenery, culture, and relaxation in addition to a vibrant nightlife and dining scene, specializing in traditional German dishes.
On the 6th (Mon), try your luck at Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank, then explore the ancient world of Romische Badruinen, and then walk around Lichtentaler Allee.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Baden-Baden journey builder.

You can drive from Nuremberg to Baden-Baden in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. September in Baden-Baden sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Freiburg im Breisgau.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Casinos
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 7:

Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

— 2 nights

Capital of the Black Forest

In the heart of a major wine-producing region, Freiburg im Breisgau serves as the primary entry point for tours into the scenic Black Forest mountain range.
On the 7th (Tue), make a trip to Munsterplatz, explore the activities along Bachle, admire the striking features of Freiburger Münster, then admire the masterpieces at Augustiner Museum, and finally get to know the resident critters at Mundenhof.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Freiburg im Breisgau trip planner.

Drive from Baden-Baden to Freiburg im Breisgau in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in September, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Freiburg im Breisgau

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 8:

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

— 2 nights

Gibraltar of the North

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): make a trip to Cathedrale Notre-Dame, then explore the historical opulence of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal), then explore the historical opulence of Vianden Castle, and finally browse the exhibits of MNHM National Museum of Military History. Keep things going the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial, get to know the fascinating history of Le Chemin de la Corniche, then explore the striking landscape at Casemates du Bock, and finally make a trip to Barrio Grund.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Luxembourg City tour builder website.

Traveling by car from Freiburg im Breisgau to Luxembourg City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Freiburg im Breisgau in September, you will find days in Luxembourg City are slightly colder (66°F), and nights are about the same (50°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Trier.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:

Trier, Germany

Oldest City in Germany

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Trier trip planner.

Traveling by car from Luxembourg City to Trier takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In September in Trier, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 49°F at night. You'll set off for Frankfurt on the 10th (Fri).

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 11:

Frankfurt, Germany

— 1 night

Mainhattan

On the 10th (Fri), make a trip to Romer, then explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum, and then step into the grandiose world of Bad Homburg Palace (Landgraves' Castle & Castle Park).

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Frankfurt trip planner.

Traveling by car from Trier to Frankfurt takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 11:

Germany travel guide

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Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.

Luxembourg travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Churches
Green Heart of Europe
One of the three richest countries in the world, Luxembourg celebrates its wealth of natural and historical sites as well. Landlocked by Belgium, France, and Germany, this nation represents a blend of cultures, which are evident as you explore the nation's villages, outdoor attractions, and capital. If you prefer city living, discover Luxembourg City's old town, with World Heritage status. This small nation's rolling countryside is equally charming, offering castles and plenty of opportunity for recreation and leisure. Go for a bike ride, hike the country's mountainous region, or spend time at renowned vineyards.