18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe travel planner

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Nuremberg, Germany
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Brno, Czech Republic
— 1 night
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 night
Drive
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
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Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 1 day
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Drive to Zürich Airport, Fly to Frankfurt am Main Airport, Drive to Heidelberg
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Heidelberg, Germany
— 1 night
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
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Nuremberg, Germany

— 2 nights

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
On the 18th (Sun), examine the collection at Memorium Nuremberg Trials, see the interesting displays at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, then steep yourself in history at Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), and finally get in on the family fun at Playmobil-FunPark. On the next day, kick back and relax at Flussbad Hainbadestelle, steep yourself in history at Altes Rathaus, then contemplate the long history of Bamberg Altstadt, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bamberg Cathedral.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Nuremberg trip tool.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Nuremberg is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 4 hours. While traveling from Sao Paulo, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Nuremberg, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Prague, Czech Republic

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): wander the streets of Lesser Town, then see the interesting displays at Muzeum Smyslů, then visit Hradcany, and finally see the interesting displays at Speculum Alchemiae Museum. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Charles Bridge, pause for some serene contemplation at St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Prague Astronomical Clock, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue.

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You can drive from Nuremberg to Prague in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Brno.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Childrens Museums

Brno, Czech Republic

— 1 night

Moravian Manchester

A thousand years old, Brno offers a convenient urban base for exploring the southern section of Moravia, famed for its lush vineyards and natural caves.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary, then steep yourself in history at Spilberk Castle, and finally examine the collection at Mendel Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Brno trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Prague to Brno takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Brno are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Brno

Historic Sites · Museums

Bratislava, Slovakia

— 1 night

Beauty on the Danube

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Michalska Brana, contemplate the long history of Devin Castle, wander the streets of Bratislava Old Town, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Church of St. Elizabeth.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bratislava trip planner.

Traveling by car from Brno to Bratislava takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Bratislava, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Budapest, Hungary

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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.
On the 24th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, then take an in-depth tour of Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum, then examine the collection at Budapest Pinball Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Citadel, then contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally examine the collection at Miniversum Budapest.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Budapest travel planning tool.

Traveling by car from Bratislava to Budapest takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums

Vienna, Austria

— 2 nights

City of Dreams

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.
On the 26th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Ringstrasse, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, then take an in-depth tour of Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien, then pause for some serene contemplation at Peterskirche, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and then make a trip to Stephansplatz.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna day trip website.

Drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours

Salzburg, Austria

— 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): examine the collection at Haus der Natur, then see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, and then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), then stroll the grounds of Petersfriedhof, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Erhardkirche.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Salzburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Salzburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums

Innsbruck, Austria

— 2 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
On the 30th (Fri), fly down the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hofkirche, then contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Innsbruck, then get to know the fascinating history of Maria-Theresien-Strasse, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Georgskapelle. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rosshutte, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dom zu St. Jakob.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Innsbruck trip planning website.

You can drive from Salzburg to Innsbruck in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daytime highs in Innsbruck are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

— 1 day
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): admire the sheer force of Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Lauterbrunnen route planner.

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Lauterbrunnen takes 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Nature · Parks
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Heidelberg, Germany

— 1 night

City of Romanticism

A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Heidelberg, take a stroll through Altstadt (Old Town), take in the views from Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge), then contemplate the long history of Synagogue Square, and finally examine the collection at Technik Museum Speyer.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Heidelberg trip planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lauterbrunnen to Heidelberg. In August, daily temperatures in Heidelberg can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Frankfurt, Germany

— 1 night

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 3rd (Tue), take some stellar pictures from Main Tower and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus).

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Frankfurt tour itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Heidelberg to Frankfurt takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Frankfurt, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 3rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites