59 days in Europe Itinerary

59 days in Europe Itinerary

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59 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  3 h 30 min
3
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
4
Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
5
Mainz, Germany
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
6
Bacharach, Germany
— Few hours
Drive:  15 min
7
Oberwesel, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
8
Koblenz, Germany
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
9
Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
10
Aachen, Germany
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
11
Ghent, Belgium
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
12
Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
13
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
14
Antwerp, Belgium
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 15 min
15
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
16
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
17
Hannover, Germany
— Few hours
Train:  1 h 45 min
18
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
19
Colditz, Germany
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 15 min
20
Dresden, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
21
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
22
Brno, Czech Republic
— Few hours
Train:  1 h 30 min
23
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
24
Bratislava, Slovakia
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
25
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
26
Bled, Slovenia
— 1 day
Drive:  45 min
27
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
28
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
29
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
30
Lucerne, Switzerland
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
31
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
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Vaduz, Liechtenstein
— 1 day
Drive:  4 h
33
Fussen, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h
34
Hallstatt, Austria
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 15 min
35
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
36
Munich, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
37
Ingolstadt, Germany
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
38
Nuremberg, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
39
Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany
— Few hours
Drive:  7 h 15 min
40
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
41
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
42
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
43
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
44
Athens, Greece
— 1 night
Travel:  4 h 45 min
45
Hydra, Greece
— 1 day
Travel:  4 h 45 min
46
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
47
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
End: Istanbul, Turkey

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London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Let the collections at National Gallery and Tate Modern capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Westminster Abbey and Houses of Parliament are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Buckingham Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, explore the different monuments and memorials at Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

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If you are flying in from New Zealand, the closest major aiports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport and Southend Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Belfast.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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Belfast, United Kingdom

Belfast ©
A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Abingdon Collection and Titanic Belfast. Get some historical perspective at HMS Caroline and Crumlin Road Gaol. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Belfast: Moravian Cemetery (in Gracehill), Ulster American Folk Park (in Omagh) and City Walls (in Derry). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Clifton Street Graveyard, pause for some serene contemplation at St George's Church, ponder the world of politics at Parliament Buildings, and don't miss a visit to City Hall.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, read Belfast driving holiday site .

Fly from London to Belfast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. While traveling from London, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Belfast, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Omagh, Moravian Cemetery, City Walls
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The Abingdon Collection ©
The Abingdon Collection
HMS Caroline ©
HMS Caroline
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): explore the galleries of Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, and then get to know the fascinating history of The Braid Hills. On your second day here, take some stellar pictures from Calton Hill, examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close, and finally contemplate the long history of Advocate's Close.

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Fly from Belfast to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Belfast in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Edinburgh, with lows around 11°C. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
The Real Mary King's Close ©
The Real Mary King's Close

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Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Galeria Kaufhof Frankfurt An der Hauptwache, Bitter & Zart, Archaologisches Museum Frankfurt, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dreikonigskirche, take in the spiritual surroundings of Liebfrauen, Frankfurt, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kleinmarkthalle, then stroll around Hafenpark, and finally examine the collection at Museum Embankment.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Frankfurt day trip planning tool .

Getting from Edinburgh to Frankfurt by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Edinburgh to Frankfurt is 1 hour. Traveling from Edinburgh in August, things will get a bit warmer in Frankfurt: highs are around 29°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can take a train to Mainz.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
Goethe House ©
Goethe House

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Mainz, Germany

Mainz ©
Steeped in history and tradition, Mainz is an elegant, modern city in Germany's largest wine-growing region and a major center for tourism.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes St. Augustine's Church, St. Christoph-Kirche, Heunensaeule, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Christuskirche, ponder the design of Fastnachtsbrunnen, stroll around Stadt Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Augustine's Church, then snap pictures at Sudbrucke, and finally make a trip to St. Peter.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Mainz trip itinerary planning website.

You can take a train from Frankfurt to Mainz in an hour. Another option is to drive. In August in Mainz, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Bacharach.

Things to do in Mainz

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Mainz Cathedral ©
Mainz Cathedral
St. Stephan's Church (Stephanskirche) ©
St. Christoph-Kirche ©
St. Christoph-Kirche

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Bacharach, Germany

Bacharach ©
Nestled in a gorge along the Rhine river, Bacharach offers cultural sightseeing, fine dining, and music events in one of Germany's best-preserved medieval towns.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Marktturm, Wernerkapelle, St. Peter Kirche, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wernerkapelle, don't miss a visit to Marktturm, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter Kirche, then explore the historical opulence of Burg Stahleck, and finally steep yourself in history at Alte Haus.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bacharach vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Mainz to Bacharach takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Oberwesel.

Things to do in Bacharach

Historic Sites
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Burg Stahleck ©
Burg Stahleck
St. Peter Kirche ©
St. Peter Kirche
Alte Haus ©
Alte Haus

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Oberwesel, Germany

Oberwesel
Oberwesel is a town on the Middle Rhine in the Rhein-Hunsrück-Kreis (district) in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Schoenburg.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Oberwesel itinerary maker app .

Oberwesel is just a stone's throw from Bacharach. August in Oberwesel sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Koblenz.

Things to do in Oberwesel

Historic Sites
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Koblenz, Germany

Koblenz ©
Calling itself "Germany's most beautiful corner," Koblenz is tucked in the picturesque valley formed by the Rhine and Moselle rivers and is one of the most popular spots on tourist itineraries.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Rathaus (town hall), Altes Kaufhaus, Alte Burg, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Altes Kaufhaus, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Stolzenfels, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of St. Castor, then contemplate the long history of Alte Burg, then contemplate the long history of Rathaus (town hall), and finally have some family-friendly fun at 66 Minuten.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Koblenz trip site.

Getting from Oberwesel to Koblenz by car takes about an hour. In August, daytime highs in Koblenz are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 19th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Cologne.

Things to do in Koblenz

Historic Sites Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trip

66 Minuten
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Ehrenbreitstein Fortress ©
Ehrenbreitstein Fortress
Basilica of St. Castor ©
Basilica of St. Castor
Schloss Stolzenfels ©
Schloss Stolzenfels

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Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
You've added Roman North Gate, Globetrotter, Das Delfter Haus, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Agnes, contemplate the long history of Overstolzenhaus, stop by Globetrotter, then explore the ancient world of Severinstorburg, then make a trip to Historic Town Hall, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Neumarkt Passage.

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Traveling by train from Koblenz to Cologne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Aachen.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 20:
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Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Saint Gereon's Basilica ©
Saint Gereon's Basilica
St. Ursula ©
St. Ursula

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Aachen, Germany

Aachen ©
Aachen, a spa town, was once a prominent royal city where German kings were crowned and Charlemagne built his favorite residence.
Aachen Cathedral has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aachen Cathedral, admire the striking features of Aachener Rathaus, and then get engrossed in the history at Centre Charlemagne.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Aachen trip itinerary website.

You can take a train from Cologne to Aachen in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Aachen can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. On the 20th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ghent.

Things to do in Aachen

Historic Sites Museums
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Aachener Rathaus ©
Aachener Rathaus
Aachen Cathedral ©
Aachen Cathedral
Centre Charlemagne ©
Centre Charlemagne

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Ghent, Belgium

Ghent ©
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Geeraard de Duivelsteen (The Castle of Gerald the Devil), Laarne Castle, Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), steep yourself in history at Saint Bavo's Cathedral, take a leisurely stroll along Graslei and Korenlei, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas' Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of St Michael's Bridge, and finally explore the historical opulence of Laarne Castle.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ghent day trip planning app.

You can drive from Aachen to Ghent in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Ghent are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Ieper (Ypres).

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Graslei and Korenlei ©
Graslei and Korenlei

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Ieper (Ypres), Belgium

Ieper (Ypres) ©
Boasting remnants from the Middle Ages, the ancient city of Ieper in West Flanders offers attractions that are as historically significant as Ghent and Bruges, but with fewer crowds.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hill 60, In Flanders Fields Museum and Menin Gate Memorial. On the 20th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Hill 60, then learn about all things military at In Flanders Fields Museum, then appreciate the history behind Menin Gate Memorial, and finally stroll the grounds of Ramparts Cemetery.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ieper (Ypres) trip builder.

Traveling by car from Ghent to Ieper (Ypres) takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Ieper (Ypres)

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Ramparts Cemetery ©
Ramparts Cemetery
In Flanders Fields Museum ©
In Flanders Fields Museum
Hill 60 ©
Hill 60

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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.
You've added La Bourse de Bruxelles, Lower Town, Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, contemplate the long history of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, get a sense of history and politics at Justice Palace (Palais de Justice), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady of Laeken, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste au Beguinage, and finally steep yourself in history at Grand Place.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels online tour planner.

Drive from Ieper (Ypres) to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in Brussels are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can take a train to Antwerp.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp ©
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Town Hall (Stadhuis), Steen Castle and Cathedral of Our Lady. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): get a sense of history and politics at Town Hall (Stadhuis), then examine the collection at Steen Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady, and finally make a trip to Grote Markt.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Antwerp trip itinerary planning tool.

Take a train from Brussels to Antwerp in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time for the train ride to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 23:
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Grote Markt ©
Grote Markt
Cathedral of Our Lady ©
Cathedral of Our Lady
Steen Castle ©
Steen Castle

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Rotterdam
Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Rotterdam trip planner.

Traveling by train from Antwerp to Rotterdam takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You will leave for Amsterdam on the 22nd (Sat).

Things to do in Rotterdam

Outdoors Parks Fun & Games
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes South Church (Zuiderkerk), Westindisch Huis, St. Nicholas Basilica, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): admire the masterpieces at De Nieuwe Kerk and then take in the spiritual surroundings of South Church (Zuiderkerk).

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam day trip planner.

You can take a train from Rotterdam to Amsterdam in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Hannover.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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Hannover, Germany

Hannover ©
Hannover, northern Germany's major urban center, may be best known for hosting annual commercial trade fairs.
You've added Marienburg Castle, Leineschloss (Landtag Niedersachsen), Aegidienkirche, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Altes Rathaus, pause for some serene contemplation at Marktkirche, contemplate the long history of Aegidienkirche, explore the historical opulence of Leineschloss (Landtag Niedersachsen), then explore the historical opulence of Marienburg Castle, and finally ponder the world of politics at The New Town Hall.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hannover vacation builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Hannover takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hannover

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Marienburg Castle
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Marienburg Castle ©
Marienburg Castle
Altes Rathaus ©
Altes Rathaus
Marktkirche ©
Marktkirche

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Mitte, City Palace (Berlin Stadtschloss), DRIVE. Volkswagen Group Forum, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, take an in-depth tour of Nikolaikirche, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Hedwig - Domgemeinde St. Hedwig, examine the collection at DRIVE. Volkswagen Group Forum, then visit Mitte, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Rennbahn Hoppegarten, enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Wannsee, head off the coast to Pfaueninsel, then delve into the lush surroundings at Grunewald Forest, then don't miss a visit to Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and finally get outside with Der Vertikale Garten im Dussmann-Haus.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Berlin trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Hannover to Berlin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Wed) before leaving for Colditz.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

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Colditz, Germany

Colditz
Colditz is a small town in the district of Leipzig, in Saxony, Germany. You've now added Saxon Switzerland National Park to your itinerary. On the 5th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Saxon Switzerland National Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Benediktinerkloster Wechselburg, take in the views from Hangebrucke, then steep yourself in history at Kloster Nimbschen, then walk around Wilhelm Ostwald Park & Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Colditz Castle.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Colditz trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rotterdam to Colditz. October in Colditz sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colditz

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
On the 28th (Fri), explore the world behind art at The Dresden Zwinger and then admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Dresden trip planner.

You can take a train from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. On the 28th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Prague.

Things to do in Dresden

Historic Sites Museums
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The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger

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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Vrtba Garden, steep yourself in history at Lobkowicz Palace, and then step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and finally see the interesting displays at Prasna brana.

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

Getting from Dresden to Prague by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Prague are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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Brno, Czech Republic

Brno ©
A thousand years old, Brno offers a convenient urban base for exploring the southern section of Moravia, famed for its lush vineyards and natural caves.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul, contemplate the long history of Spilberk Castle, and then admire the landmark architecture of Villa Tugendhat.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Brno trip planner.

You can drive from Prague to Brno in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Brno can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Brno

Historic Sites Museums
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Spilberk Castle
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Villa Tugendhat

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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.
You've now added Belvedere Palace to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Albertina, explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Peterskirche. On the 31st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of St. Virgil, examine the collection at The Hofburg, then admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, then step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Schonbrunner Gardens.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Vienna day trip planning website.

You can take a train from Brno to Vienna in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Tue) before leaving for Bratislava.

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Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Belvedere Palace
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Schonbrunn Palace
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St. Stephen's Cathedral

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Tyrsovo nabrezie.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bratislava road trip tool .

Getting from Vienna to Bratislava by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Tyrsovo nabrezie ©
Tyrsovo nabrezie

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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.
You've added Belvarosi Nagyboldogasszony Foplebaniatemplom, Church of Saint Laszlo, Budapesti Árpád-házi Szent Erzsébet Plébániatemplom, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at University Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gellert Hill Cave, make a trip to Becsi Kapu Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gul Baba's Tomb (Gul Baba Turbeje), then make a trip to Belvarosi Nagyboldogasszony Foplebaniatemplom, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Applied Arts. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Janoshegy, admire the striking features of Matthias Church, contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya, admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Buda Castle.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Budapest route maker app.

Traveling by car from Bratislava to Budapest takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Budapest, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bled.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks
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Matthias Church
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Halaszbastya

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Bled, Slovenia

Bled ©
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
On the 4th (Fri), step off the mainland to explore Bled Island, then explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle, and then stop by Galerija Mikame.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bled trip maker site.

You can drive from Budapest to Bled in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. September in Bled sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Bled

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Bled Island
Bled Castle ©
Bled Castle
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Galerija Mikame

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Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Hauptmannova Hisa, Old Town Souvenirs, Slovenian Philharmonic Hall (Slovenska Filharmonija), and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): shop like a local with Galerija Hest, make a trip to Preseren Square, walk around Congress Square (Kongresni trg), then get a sense of history and politics at Town Hall (Magistrat), then stop by Old Town Souvenirs, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Hauptmannova Hisa.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Ljubljana fast, fun, and easy.

Getting from Bled to Ljubljana by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Ljubljana are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Sun) before leaving for Venice.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Venetian Arsenal, Stadtfuhrungen Venedig, Chiesa Santa Maria Mater Domini, and other attractions. On the 6th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa del Santissimo Redentore, admire the masterpieces at Ca' d'Oro, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria del Giglio (Zobenigo), then admire the masterpieces at La Bottega dei Mascareri, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Nicolo al Lido, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Carmini. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then explore the world behind art at Museo Correr, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Venice travel planning tool.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ljubljana in September: high temperatures in Venice hover around 29°C and lows are around 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Tue) before leaving for Milan.

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Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Doge's Palace
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Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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Milan, Italy

Milan ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): browse the exhibits of The Bramante Sacristy, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, then make a trip to Piazza del Duomo, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Il Cenacolo, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca di Brera, then stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Milan online vacation maker .

Getting from Venice to Milan by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. You will leave for Lucerne on the 10th (Thu).

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Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Duomo di Milano
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Pinacoteca Ambrosiana
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Castello Sforzesco

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Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
For more things to do and other tourist information, refer to the Lucerne day trip planning site .

You can drive from Milan to Lucerne in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, Lucerne is slightly colder than Milan - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. On the 12th (Sat), you're off to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 10th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and then take a stroll through Old Town.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Zurich road trip website .

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Zurich takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Vaduz.

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Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
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Fraumünster Church
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Grossmunster

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Vaduz, Liechtenstein

Vaduz ©
As the capital of Liechtenstein, Vaduz is the country's financial and economic hub.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): hit the slopes at Ski Resort Malbun, then explore the historical opulence of Vaduz Castle, then examine the collection at Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, and finally shop like a local with Hoi Liechtenstein - Geschenke & Souvenir Boutique.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Vaduz online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Zurich to Vaduz takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Fussen.

Things to do in Vaduz

Historic Sites Winter Sports Museums

Side Trip

Ski Resort Malbun
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Vaduz Castle
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Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein
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Ski Resort Malbun

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Fussen, Germany

Fussen ©
Framed by the Alps and set upon a riverbank, the city of Fussen in addition to its historic architecture is the epicenter of Germany’s traditional violin-making industry.
On the 12th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Fuessen.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Fussen visit planning app .

Getting from Vaduz to Fussen by car takes about 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Fussen can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Fussen

Historic Sites
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Altstadt von Fuessen

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Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt ©
Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
On the 13th (Sun), take in the pleasant sights at Old Town, then see the interesting displays at Museum Hallstatt, and then take in the awesome beauty at Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hallstatt trip maker.

Getting from Fussen to Hallstatt by car takes about 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape
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Old Town ©
Old Town
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Museum Hallstatt

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Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Salzburg trip builder site .

Getting from Fussen to Salzburg by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
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Schloss Hellbrunn
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Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus)

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, explore the activities along English Garden, then steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, and finally see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Munich trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Munich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Ingolstadt.

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Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
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Munich Residenz
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St. Peter's Church

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Ingolstadt, Germany

Ingolstadt ©
Ingolstadt is a city in the Free State of Bavaria, in the Federal Republic of Germany. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): brush up on your military savvy at Bayerisches Armeemuseum, see the interesting displays at Audi Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Maria de Victoria Kirche.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Ingolstadt tour itinerary builder.

Take a train from Munich to Ingolstadt in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Ingolstadt can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow time for the train ride to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Ingolstadt

Museums Historic Sites
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Audi Museum ©
Audi Museum
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St. Maria de Victoria Kirche
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Bayerisches Armeemuseum

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Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
On the 16th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), examine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, then head outdoors with Wohrder Wiese, and finally step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg.

Make your Nuremberg itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Nuremberg is just a stone's throw from Ingolstadt. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums
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Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg

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Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany

Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a town in the district of Ansbach of Mittelfranken (Middle Franconia), the Franconia region of Bavaria, Germany. For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Rothenburg ob der Tauber road trip tool .

Getting from Nuremberg to Rothenburg ob der Tauber by car takes about 1.5 hours. You'll set off for Luxembourg City on the 17th (Thu).

Things to do in Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Historic Sites
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): examine the collection at National Museum of Art and History (Musee National d'Histoire et d'Art).

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Luxembourg City trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Rothenburg ob der Tauber to Luxembourg City in 4.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Museums
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Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Visit Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Louvre Museum and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, browse the exhibits of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip maker tool .

Traveling by train from Luxembourg City to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Mon) before leaving for Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower
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Musee d'Orsay

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Visiting Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Camino de Ronda will get you outdoors. You'll explore and learn at Museu Picasso and Museu del Mar - Can Garriga. Get out of town with these interesting Barcelona side-trips: Tossa de Mar (Vila Vella (Old Town) & Cala Pola) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Sant Feliu de Guixols). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, visit Las Ramblas, don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and explore the world behind art at Fundacio Joan Miro.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in September; daily highs in Barcelona reach 30°C and lows reach 21°C. On the 24th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Tossa de Mar, Sant Feliu de Guixols, Camino de Ronda, Museu del Mar - Can Garriga
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral
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El Barri Gòtic

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, explore the galleries of Vatican Museums, then delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and finally steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rome online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Rome when traveling from Barcelona in September, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa Adriana
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St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 27th (Sun), wander the streets of Plaka, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, and finally explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Athens trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Athens takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Rome to Athens, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rome in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Athens. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Hydra.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Neighborhoods Parks
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Acropolis Museum
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National Archaeological Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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Hydra, Greece

Hydra ©
Hydra is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece, located in the Aegean Sea between the Saronic Gulf and the Argolic Gulf. On the 28th (Mon), take a pleasant ride with Harriets Hydra Horses, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Komiseos Theotokou Monastery, then see the interesting displays at Historical Archive - Museum of Hydra, and finally take an in-depth tour of Lazaros Koundouriotis Mansion (National Historical Museum).

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hydra day trip planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Athens to Hydra. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Hydra

Museums Trails Tours
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Harriets Hydra Horses ©
Harriets Hydra Horses
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Athens, Greece

Athens ©
On the 29th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, take in the dramatic natural features at Areopagus, examine the collection at Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology, then explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Hephaestus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Glyfada Beach, see the interesting displays at Museum of Greek Folk Musical Instruments, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Cycladic Art, then explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Agios Eleftherios Church.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Athens planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hydra to Athens. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Benaki Museum ©
Benaki Museum
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Ancient Agora of Athens

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Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Escape the urban bustle at Bosphorus Strait and Kisirkaya Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Topkapi Palace. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Rumeli Fortress, admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, and examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Museum.

For reviews and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Athens to Istanbul takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Athens in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Istanbul, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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