17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Saint Louis, United States
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Munich, Germany
— 1 night
2
Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
train:  2​h
3
Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  5​h 30​min
5
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
7
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Saint Louis, United States

1
night
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.
On the 24th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of BMW Headquarters, pause for some serene contemplation at Burgersaalkirche, then examine the collection at Munich Residenz, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Andechs Monastery.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Munich trip itinerary builder tool .

Saint Louis, USA to Munich is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Saint Louis to Munich due to the time zone difference. In August, Munich is a bit cooler than Saint Louis - with highs of 76°F and lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Andechs Monastery
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Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Andechs Monastery ©
Andechs Monastery
BMW Headquarters ©
BMW Headquarters

1
night
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 25th (Sun), examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, examine the collection at Panorama Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franziskanerkirche, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery of St. Sebastian (Friedhof St. Sebastian), then admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Salzburg trip planning tool .

You can drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. On the 26th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral
St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter) ©
Red Bull Hangar-7 ©
Red Bull Hangar-7

2
nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
On the 26th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Wilten and then steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Glockengiesserei Grassmayr, get engrossed in the history at The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), admire the masterpieces at Tyrolean Folk Art Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hofkirche, and finally steep yourself in history at Goldbichl in Igls.

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Traveling by train from Salzburg to Innsbruck takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Tratzberg Castle
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Altstadt von Innsbruck ©
Altstadt von Innsbruck
Hofkirche ©
Hofkirche
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)

3
nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana melds German, Mediterranean, and Slovenian culture and history.
On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Church (Franciskanska cerkev), take in the exciting artwork at Galerija MAK, take in the views from Dragon Bridge (Zmajski Most), explore the activities along River Ljubljanica Kanal, then pause for some serene contemplation at Romarska c. Matere Bozje, and finally step into the grandiose world of Ljubljanski Grad.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ljubljana planner .

Drive from Innsbruck to Ljubljana in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Ljubljana are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Lucerne.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Skofja Loka Castle & Museum
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Ljubljanski Grad ©
Ljubljanski Grad

3
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Let the collections at The Rosengart Collection and Bourbaki Panorama capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten) and Richard Wagner Museum. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Rigi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Uferpromenade Weggis, snap pictures at Spreuer Bridge, and explore the activities along Lake Lucerne.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lucerne road trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Ljubljana to Lucerne takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train. In August in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 57°F at night. On the 3rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Uferpromenade Weggis
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Rigi ©
Rigi
Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten) ©
Jesuitenkirche ©
Jesuitenkirche

2
nights
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Chateau de Nyon, then see the interesting displays at Musee Ariana, then see the interesting displays at Musee des Suisses Dans Le Monde, and finally admire the masterpieces at Collections Baur, Musee des Arts d’Extreme-Orient.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Geneva online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Lucerne to Geneva in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Chateau de Nyon
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Chateau de Nyon ©
Chateau de Nyon
Plage de Port-Choiseul ©
Plage de Port-Choiseul
Musee des Suisses Dans Le Monde ©
Musee des Suisses Dans Le Monde

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte and Île de la Cité. Get some cultural insight at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Louvre Museum. There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, wander the streets of Ile Saint-Louis, and contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris tour itinerary planning app .

Traveling by train from Geneva to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 53°F. On the 8th (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte
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Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte ©
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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