22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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22 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Zurich, Switzerland
Drive:  45​min
1
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Neuchatel, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Montreux, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Courmayeur, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Bellagio, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
6
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
7
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Lech, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
10
Konstanz, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
Stuttgart, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
12
Dinkelsbuhl, Germany
— 1 day
Drive:  45​min
13
Rothenburg, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
14
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
End: Frankfurt, Germany

2
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from The Nine Towers, then appreciate the history behind Dying Lion of Lucerne Monument, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesuitenkirche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Swiss Museum of Transport, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, and then stroll through Ufschotti Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lucerne sightseeing planner.

Zurich to Lucerne is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a shuttle; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Fri) before leaving for Bern.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Fun & Games
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge

1
night
Neuchatel, Switzerland

Neuchatel
Neuchatel represents a compact university town in Western Switzerland.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Chateau and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lac de Neuchatel.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Neuchatel trip planner .

You can drive from Lucerne to Neuchatel in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Sat) before leaving for Montreux.

Things to do in Neuchatel

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

International Museum of Watches
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Lac de Neuchatel
Lac de Neuchatel
International Museum of Watches ©
International Museum of Watches
Chateau de Neuchatel ©
Chateau de Neuchatel

2
nights
Montreux, Switzerland

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): see the interesting displays at HR Giger Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Castle of Gruyeres, and then take in the pleasant sights at Lakeside Promenade Fleuri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Memorial, steep yourself in history at Cathedrale de Lausanne, go for a stroll along the water at Le Port d'Ouchy, then see the interesting displays at Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon.

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Traveling by car from Neuchatel to Montreux takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Courmayeur.

Things to do in Montreux

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Lausanne, Gruyeres, Chateau de Chillon
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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Lakeside Promenade Fleuri ©
Lakeside Promenade Fleuri
Castle of Gruyeres ©
Castle of Gruyeres

1
night
Courmayeur, Italy

Courmayeur is a town and comune in northern Italy, in the autonomous region of Aosta Valley. On the 20th (Mon), admire the verdant scenery at Val Ferret and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Courmayeur trip builder site .

Drive from Montreux to Courmayeur in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Bellagio.

Things to do in Courmayeur

Adventure Tours Parks

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Val Ferret ©
Val Ferret

2
nights
Bellagio, Italy

Bellagio ©
Known as the pearl of Lake Como for its luxury accommodations, high-end shops, and fine dining options, Bellagio serves as the lake's premiere resort town.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Parco di Villa Serbelloni, take in nature's colorful creations at i Giardini di Villa Melzi, then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Vezio, and finally get interesting insight from AC Boat. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Punta Spartivento, kick back and relax at Al Puunt-Snack Beach Bar, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbazia Cluniacense di Santa Maria di Piona.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bellagio day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Courmayeur to Bellagio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Bellagio

Parks Historic Sites Adventure

Side Trips

Castello di Vezio, Al Puunt-Snack Beach Bar, AC Boat, Abbazia Cluniacense di Santa Maria di Piona
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i Giardini di Villa Melzi ©
i Giardini di Villa Melzi
AC Boat ©
AC Boat
La Punta Spartivento ©
La Punta Spartivento

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, see the interesting displays at Castello Sforzesco, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa dei SS. Pietro e Paolo, admire the striking features of La Citta Alta, then stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, and finally steep yourself in history at Il Cenacolo.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Milan day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Bellagio to Milan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Milan, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Sat) before leaving for Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Chiesa dei SS. Pietro e Paolo, La Citta Alta
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Campo del Ghetto, and then explore the activities along Canal Grande. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then don't miss a visit to St. Mark's Square, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Venice day trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Milan to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
On the 27th (Mon), take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm), meet the residents at Alpenzoo, and then examine the collection at Swarovski Crystal Worlds. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck (Ambras Castle), fly down the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump, admire the striking features of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), then admire the landmark architecture of Dom zu St. Jakob, and finally contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Innsbruck.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Innsbruck trip planner .

Traveling by car from Venice to Innsbruck takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, Innsbruck is slightly colder than Venice - with highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Lech.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Swarovski Crystal Worlds
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The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)
Dom zu St. Jakob ©
Dom zu St. Jakob

1
night
Lech, Austria

Lech ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): get outside with Aqua Nova and then glide through natural beauty at St. Anton.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lech travel site .

Getting from Innsbruck to Lech by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Lech, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Konstanz.

Things to do in Lech

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

St. Anton, Aqua Nova
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St. Anton ©
St. Anton
Aqua Nova ©
Aqua Nova

2
nights
Konstanz, Germany

Konstanz ©
Set on the border with Switzerland and on the shores of the lake of the same name, Konstanz represents both a city of leisure and some of the country’s best education.
On the 30th (Thu), head off the coast to Mainau and then explore the activities along Lake Titisee. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town (Niederburg), then take in the waterfront at Constance Harbour, then step into the grandiose world of Burg Meersburg Castle, and finally examine the collection at Zeppelin Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Konstanz online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Lech to Konstanz in 2.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Reutlingen.

Things to do in Konstanz

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Zeppelin Museum, Lake Titisee, Burg Meersburg
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Lake Titisee ©
Lake Titisee
Mainau ©
Mainau
Old Town (Niederburg) ©
Old Town (Niederburg)

1
night
Stuttgart, Germany

Stuttgart ©
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
On the 1st (Sat), see the interesting displays at Mercedes-Benz Museum, see the interesting displays at Porsche Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Palace Square (Schlossplatz).

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Stuttgart trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Konstanz to Stuttgart in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, daytime highs in Stuttgart are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Dinkelsbuhl.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums
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Mercedes-Benz Museum ©
Mercedes-Benz Museum
Porsche Museum ©
Porsche Museum
Palace Square (Schlossplatz) ©
Palace Square (Schlossplatz)

1
day
Dinkelsbuhl, Germany

Dinkelsbuhl ©
Dinkelsbühl is a historic town in Central Franconia, a region of Germany that is now part of the state of Bavaria, in southern Germany. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Bauerlinsturm, see the interesting displays at Haus der Geschichte Dinkelsbuhl, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George Church, don't miss a visit to Wornitztor, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, and finally don't miss a visit to Weinmarkt.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Dinkelsbuhl sightseeing planner .

Drive from Reutlingen to Dinkelsbuhl in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Dinkelsbuhl

Historic Sites Museums
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Old Town ©
Old Town
St. George Church ©
St. George Church
Haus der Geschichte Dinkelsbuhl ©
Haus der Geschichte Dinkelsbuhl

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nights
Rothenburg, Germany

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): get a sense of history and politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), contemplate the long history of Old Town, contemplate the long history of Town Walls, then explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence, and finally take in the views from Alte Mainbruecke.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rothenburg trip planner.

Drive from Dinkelsbuhl to Rothenburg in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Tue) before leaving for Frankfurt.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Wurzburg
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Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber ©
Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber

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Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 4th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Palmengarten and then explore the world behind art at Staedel Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Frankfurt itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Frankfurt takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Staedel Museum
Staedel Museum
Goethe House ©
Goethe House

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