13 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

13 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

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13 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru, India
bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
2
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
3
Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
4
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
6
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru, India

2
nights
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, and finally admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip builder tool .

Bengaluru to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) when traveling from Bengaluru in May, with lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Kovalam
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum and then wander the streets of Plaka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens.

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

Getting from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Athens by flight takes about 12 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Athens. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in May, with highs in Athens at 29°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

1
night
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 20th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Belvedere Schlossgarten, explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and then admire the natural beauty at Schonbrunn Palace. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of St. Stephen's Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, then don't miss a visit to Rathaus, and finally examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg).

For where to stay and other tourist information, use the Vienna route tool .

Traveling by flight from Athens to Vienna takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Vienna is minus 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Athens in May: high temperatures in Vienna hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

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

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), stop by Kirchtag - Umbrella Shop and Manufactory, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Salzburg Cathedral (Dom), and finally make a trip to Salzburger Altstadt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, contemplate the long history of Kommune Gruft, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), and finally take some stellar pictures from Salzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg).

Take the guesswork out of planning a Salzburg vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Vienna to Salzburg by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Swiss National Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Salzburg to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Museums
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Swiss National Museum ©
Swiss National Museum
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, steep yourself in history at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, then make a trip to Eiffel Tower, and finally head off the coast to Île de la Cité.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Zurich to Paris by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. May in Paris sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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