12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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12 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Vienna, Austria
Drive:  2 h
1
Graz, Austria
— Few hours
Drive:  3 h
2
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Nuremberg, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Vienna, Austria

few
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Graz, Austria

Graz ©
With six universities, Graz represents a young, laid-back, and lively city with nightlife that doesn't stop.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Graz and then walk around Schloss Eggenberg.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Graz trip planner.

Vienna to Graz is an approximately 2- hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Graz are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Graz

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Schloss Eggenberg ©
Schloss Eggenberg
Altstadt von Graz ©
Altstadt von Graz

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): stop by Sporer Likör- & Punschmanufaktur, shop like a local with Getreidegasse, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, and finally stop by Alte furst-erzbischofliche Hofapotheke. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the different shops at EUROPARK, then steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), then take in the dramatic scenery at Gollinger Wasserfall, and finally explore the striking landscape at Lammerklamm.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Salzburg planning site.

Getting from Graz to Salzburg by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Gollinger Wasserfall
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Mozarts Geburtshaus ©
Mozarts Geburtshaus
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) ©
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus)

3
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to English Garden and Strandbad St. Alban. Get some cultural insight at Nymphenburg Palace and Munich Residenz. The adventure continues: browse the eclectic array of goods at Viktualienmarkt, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Heiliggeistkirche, and make a trip to Marienplatz.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Munich trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Salzburg to Munich in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Munich

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Strandbad St. Alban
Highlights from your plan
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum

2
nights
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): hunt for treasures at Hauptmarkt, then step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, then examine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, and finally admire the masterpieces at Germanisches Nationalmuseum.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Nuremberg online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Munich to Nuremberg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum

2
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like neimenster and Casemates du Bock. Popular historic sites such as Chateau de Vianden and Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Le Chemin de la Corniche, explore the historical opulence of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal), admire the masterpieces at Mudam Luxembourg Modern Art Museum, and see the interesting displays at National Museum of Art and History (Musee National d'Histoire et d'Art).

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Luxembourg City road trip planner.

Drive from Nuremberg to Luxembourg City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Luxembourg City are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Chateau de Vianden
Highlights from your plan
Casemates du Bock ©
Casemates du Bock
Chateau de Vianden ©
Chateau de Vianden
Le Chemin de la Corniche ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche

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 29th (Wed), ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bains des Paquis, then delve into the distant past at Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral, and finally examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Geneva trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Luxembourg City to Geneva in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Rolle Castle
Highlights from your plan
Patek Philippe Museum ©
Patek Philippe Museum
Rolle Castle ©
Rolle Castle

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