19 days in Europe Itinerary

19 days in Europe Itinerary

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Frankfurt, Germany
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Nuremberg, Germany
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 day
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 1 night
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Vaduz, Liechtenstein
— 1 day
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Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Heidelberg, Germany
— 2 nights
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Frankfurt, Germany

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Redeemer, examine the collection at Museum fur Kommunikation, and then don't miss a visit to Fountain of Justice.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Frankfurt tour planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Frankfurt is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 4 hour difference. While traveling from Sao Paulo, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Frankfurt, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Unschlittplatz, contemplate the long history of Hangman's Bridge, stroll the grounds of Johannisfriedhof Nurnberg, step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, then see the interesting displays at Historischer Kunstbunker, and finally get to know the fascinating history of City Walls of Nuremberg. On your second day here, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Weyermann Specialty Malts, take in nature's colorful creations at Rosengarten, steep yourself in history at Neue Residenz Bamberg, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Obere Pfarre Unsere Liebe Frau, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Flussbad Hainbadestelle.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Nuremberg trip planning tool.

You can drive from Frankfurt to Nuremberg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Prague.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Side Trip

Prague, Czech Republic

— 3 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): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral, have fun and explore at Muzeum Smyslů, then have fun and explore at Gallery of Steel Figures, then steep yourself in history at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Vrtba Garden. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Infant Jesus of Prague, visit Lesser Town, then see the interesting displays at Musee Grévin s.r.o. Prague, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, and finally shop like a local with Narodni Galerie Praha.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Prague online road trip planner.

You can drive from Nuremberg to Prague in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Prague

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Bratislava, Slovakia

— 1 day

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.
On the 22nd (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), take a stroll through Bratislava Old Town, admire the masterpieces at Slovak National Gallery Slovenská národná galéria, then admire the masterpieces at Nedbalka Gallery, then take an in-depth tour of Bratislava City Museum (Muzeum Mesta Bratislavy), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Franciscan Church and Monastery.

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Drive from Prague to Bratislava in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Bratislava are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Bratislava

Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks

Budapest, Hungary

— 3 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 23rd (Fri), contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, shop like a local with Koller Gallery, then do a tasting at Faust Wine Cellar, and finally steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), see the interesting displays at Miniversum Budapest, get to know the fascinating history of Andrassy Avenue, then examine the collection at Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Budapest Pinball Museum.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Budapest driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Bratislava to Budapest takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Budapest are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Wineries

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien and MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art. Get some cultural insight at St. Stephen's Cathedral and Leopold Museum. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Belvedere Palace, browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Augustinerkirche.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Vienna using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. July in Vienna sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Salzburg, Austria

— 3 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Salzwelten Hallstatt as well as The Eagle's Nest. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nonnberg Convent. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: discover the riches below the earth's surface at Salzwelten Hallstatt, make a trip to St Gilgen Mozartplatz, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilika St. Michael, and finally see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Salzburg online tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Vienna to Salzburg in 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. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Innsbruck, Austria

— 1 night
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Tyrolean Folk Art Museum, then get engrossed in the history at The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Spitalskirche, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesuit Church.

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Getting from Salzburg to Innsbruck by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In July, daytime highs in Innsbruck are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can go by car to Vaduz.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Historic Sites · Museums

Vaduz, Liechtenstein

— 1 day
As the capital of Liechtenstein, Vaduz is the country's financial and economic hub.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): see the interesting displays at Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, examine the collection at Postal Museum, stop by Hoi Liechtenstein - Geschenke & Souvenir Boutique, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of St. Florin, then admire the masterpieces at Treasure Chamber of the Principality of Liechtenstein, and finally learn about winemaking at Wine Cellars of the Prince of Liechtenstein.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Vaduz online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Vaduz takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Vaduz

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Shopping

Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

— 1 night
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauterbrunnen Church, trek along North face Trail, then trek along Thrill Walk Felsensteg Birg, and finally see the interesting displays at Talmuseum Lauterbrunnen.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lauterbrunnen travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Vaduz to Lauterbrunnen by car takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Heidelberg, Germany

— 2 nights

City of Romanticism

A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take a stroll through Altstadt (Old Town), make a trip to Jesuitenkirche, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Heidelberg, then examine the collection at Pharmacy Museum, then contemplate the long history of Dicker Turm (Schloss), and finally trek along Philosopher’s Walk.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Heidelberg trip planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lauterbrunnen to Heidelberg. August in Heidelberg sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Trails

Frankfurt, Germany

Mainhattan

Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Russian Orthodox Church, see the interesting displays at Klassikstadt, then examine the collection at Dialogmuseum Frankfurt, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche).

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Frankfurt day trip site.

Getting from Heidelberg to Frankfurt by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Liechtenstein travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Specialty Museums
Business Microstate
One of the smallest but most successful countries in the world, the German-speaking microstate of Liechtenstein is known primarily for two things: its gorgeous Alpine location and strong economy. Due to its size, Liechtenstein is culturally influenced by its neighboring countries, Austria and Switzerland. It is also quite similar to them geographically, with a mountainous landscape that draws scores of tourists for winter holidays. Outdoor enthusiasts have plenty to enjoy here year-round, with numerous hiking and biking trails. As the second-richest nation in the world with one of the lowest unemployment rates, Lichtenstein's charm nevertheless lies in the pride its citizens take in their country's independence and natural splendor.