26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

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26 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Milan, Italy
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Milan, Italy
— Few hours
train:  1​h 15​min
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Lugano, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Vaduz, Liechtenstein
— 2 nights
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
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Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
End: Milan, Italy


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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.
To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Milan travel itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major airports are Malpensa International Airport, Milano Linate Airport and Il Caravaggio International Airport. In March, daytime highs in Milan are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. You will leave for Lugano on the 19th (Thu).

Things to do in Milan

Nightlife Historic Sites Outdoors
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Lugano, Switzerland

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): stroll around Parco Civico.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Lugano travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Milan to Lugano takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Lugano are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Vaduz.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tamborini Vini
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Parco Civico ©
Parco Civico
Santa Maria degli Angioli ©
Santa Maria degli Angioli
Fondazione Gabriele e Anna Braglia ©

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Vaduz, Liechtenstein

Vaduz ©
As the capital of Liechtenstein, Vaduz is the country's financial and economic hub.
On the 21st (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Vaduz Castle, then learn about winemaking at Hofkellerei of the Prince of Liechtenstein, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mamerten Kapelle. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, don't miss a visit to Liechtenstein Center, examine the collection at Postal Museum, don't miss a visit to The Main Square, then take an in-depth tour of Liechtenstein National Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Florin.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Vaduz online holiday planner .

You can drive from Lugano to Vaduz in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Vaduz

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

St. Mamerten Kapelle
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Liechtenstein National Museum ©
Liechtenstein National Museum
Vaduz Castle ©
Vaduz Castle
Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein ©
Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein

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Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): explore the world behind art at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck (Ambras Castle), contemplate the waterfront views at Kaltwassersee, then admire the landmark architecture of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), then admire the striking features of Dom zu St. Jakob, and finally steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Swarovski Crystal Worlds, get to know the fascinating history of Maria-Theresien-Strasse, pause for some serene contemplation at Georgskapelle, then pause for some photo ops at Hofkirche, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Servite Church.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Innsbruck driving holiday site .

Traveling by car from Vaduz to Innsbruck takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. March in Innsbruck sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Salzburg.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kaltwassersee, 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

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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 25th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg, then admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt, and finally explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, examine the collection at Salzburg Museum, get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, then steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

Plan trip to Salzburg with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Innsbruck to Salzburg by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Salzburg are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

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

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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.
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and Belvedere Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Imperial Palace (Hofburg) and Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, make a trip to Historic Center of Vienna, admire the masterpieces at Albertina, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of St. Virgil.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Vienna online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Vienna

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

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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.
On the 30th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Devin Castle, take a stroll through Bratislava Old Town, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina).

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bratislava trip app .

You can drive from Vienna to Bratislava in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In March in Bratislava, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle
Bratislava Old Town ©
Bratislava Old Town

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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.
Visit Matthias Church and Halaszbastya for their historical value. St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) and House of Terror Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), and admire the striking features of Inner-City Parish Church.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Budapest online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bratislava to Budapest takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

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Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad), examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Assumption.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Zagreb trip planner .

Getting from Budapest to Zagreb by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Zagreb are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©

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Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana melds German, Mediterranean, and Slovenian culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): examine the collection at Technical Museum of Slovenia, explore the historical opulence of Ljubljanski Grad, and then see the interesting displays at Slovenski Etnografski Muzej. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Galerija Hest, then wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, then don't miss a visit to Mestni Trg, and finally explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ljubljana online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Zagreb to Ljubljana takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bled Castle
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Technical Museum of Slovenia ©
Technical Museum of Slovenia
Bled Castle ©
Bled Castle
Ljubljana Castle ©
Ljubljana Castle

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Peggy Guggenheim Collection and St. Mark's Square are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Basilica di San Marco and Doge's Palace. Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Padua (Basilica di Sant’Antonio & Scrovegni Chapel). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Canal Grande, step into the grandiose world of Ca' d'Oro, examine the collection at Ca' Rezzonico, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Correr.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Venice sightseeing site .

Drive from Ljubljana to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Venice when traveling from Ljubljana in April, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Padua
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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Milan, Italy

Milan ©
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Duomo di Milano and Castello Sforzesco. Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino and Monumental Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Milan to Tremezzina to see Villa Carlotta about 1h 25 min away. Enjoy Milan some more: explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Milan trip builder website .

You can take a train from Venice to Milan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Villa Carlotta, Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

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