55 days in Europe Itinerary

55 days in Europe Itinerary

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Poitiers, France
— 3 nights
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Paimpont, France
— 1 night
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 2 nights
Fly to Paris CDG, Train to Brussels
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Hamburg, Germany
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Warsaw, Poland
— 2 nights
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Vilnius, Lithuania
— 2 nights
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Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 2 nights
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Jurmala, Latvia
— 2 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights
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Kosice, Slovakia
— 1 night
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Belgrade, Serbia
— 2 nights
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Munich, Germany
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Stuttgart, Germany
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Strasbourg, France
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Poitiers, France

— 3 nights
Poitiers is a city on the Clain river in west-central France. Your day by day itinerary now includes Embarcadere Cardinaud - Marais poitevin as well as Puy du Fou.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Poitiers trip builder tool.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Poitiers. In September, daily temperatures in Poitiers can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Paimpont.

Things to do in Poitiers

Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

Paimpont, France

— 1 night
Paimpont is a commune in the Ille-et-Vilaine department in Brittany in northwestern France.PopulationInhabitants of Paimpont are called Paimpontais in French. To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Paimpont vacation builder tool.

Getting from Poitiers to Paimpont by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Paimpont are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. You will leave for Mont-Saint-Michel on the 7th (Mon).

Things to do in Paimpont

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Mont-Saint-Michel, France

— 2 nights
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): make a trip to La Poste, Mont-Saint-Michel, then pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, and then examine the collection at Musee de la Mer et de l'Ecologie.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Mont-Saint-Michel trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Paimpont to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites · Museums

Brussels, Belgium

— 2 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
On the 9th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Grand Place.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Brussels road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Mont-Saint-Michel to Brussels takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. September in Brussels sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Red Light District as well as Rijksmuseum. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum and then wander the streets of Red Light District. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht).

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You can drive from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In September in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

Hamburg, Germany

— 2 nights

Gateway to the World

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Rathausmarkt as well as U-Bootmuseum. On the 14th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Speicherstadt, then examine the collection at Dialog in the Dark, then browse the exhibits of U-Bootmuseum, and finally make a trip to Rathausmarkt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Petri Kirche, appreciate the extensive heritage of Alter Elbtunnel, and then wander the streets of HafenCity.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hamburg road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Hamburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Berlin, Germany

— 2 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, wander the streets of Mitte, then wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz, and finally pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Berlin online itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Hamburg to Berlin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 17th (Thu), you're off to Warsaw.

Things to do in Berlin

Neighborhoods · Museums

Warsaw, Poland

— 2 nights

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, then make a trip to Krakowskie Przedmiescie, then brush up on your military savvy at Muzeum Wojska Polskiego, and finally don't miss a visit to Warsaw Barbican (Barbakan Warszawski).

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Warsaw trip planner.

You can fly from Berlin to Warsaw in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Warsaw are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Warsaw

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Vilnius, Lithuania

— 2 nights

Jerusalem of Lithuania

The capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, boasts an impressive medieval quarter--one of the continent's largest and a World Heritage Site with almost 2,000 historical buildings.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania as well as Uzupis. On the 20th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St John's church, see the interesting displays at Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, then take an in-depth tour of Gediminas Castle Tower, and finally take a stroll through Uzupis.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Vilnius road trip tool.

You can fly from Warsaw to Vilnius in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Warsaw to Vilnius. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 21st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Riga.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Riga, Latvia

— 2 nights

Paris of the North

Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum as well as Old Sigulda Castle. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Livu Square, see the interesting displays at Museum of Riga's History and Navigation, and then wander the streets of Old City Riga (Vecriga).

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Riga sightseeing planner.

Drive from Vilnius to Riga in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Riga are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Riga

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Tallinn, Estonia

— 2 nights
A historic city with its eye firmly on the future, Tallinn blends medieval fortifications, gleaming skyscrapers, and charming boutiques with a spattering of Soviet relics.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Toompea Hill as well as Toompea Castle. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town, step into the grandiose world of Toompea Castle, steep yourself in history at Toompea Hill, then take in panoramic vistas at Viewing Point Kohtuotsa, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Kadriorg Palace.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tallinn trip planning site.

You can fly from Riga to Tallinn in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Tallinn can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Jurmala.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Jurmala, Latvia

— 2 nights
Known for its long white-sand beaches and Art Nouveau wooden houses, Jurmala presents itself as a luxurious seaside resort and family getaway spot.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): get outside with Jurmala Beach and then take a peaceful walk through Dzintari Forest Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Jurmala travel planner.

Getting from Tallinn to Jurmala by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September in Jurmala, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Jurmala

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Krakow, Poland

— 4 nights

Slavic Rome

One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Planty Park and St. Mary's Basilica. Get some historical perspective at Muzeum Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego Collegium Maius and Bazylika i Klasztor Franciszkanow. When in Krakow, make a side trip to see AquaCity Poprad in Poprad, approximately Poprad away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, admire the masterpieces at Stained Glass Museum (Muzeum Witrazu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Corpus Christi Church (Kosciol Bozego Ciala), and browse the eclectic array of goods at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall).

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Krakow trip builder tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Jurmala to Krakow takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Kosice.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Spas · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Kosice, Slovakia

— 1 night

City of Tolerance

Kosice has long been a hidden medieval gem.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Kaplnka svateho Michala, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Elizabeth's Cathedral (Dom Svatej Alzbety), and then take an in-depth tour of East Slovak Museum in Kosice.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kosice online route planner.

You can drive from Krakow to Kosice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. October in Kosice sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Budapest.

Things to do in Kosice

Historic Sites · Museums

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.
You've now added Buda Castle to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Matthias Church. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), make a trip to Heroes' Square, then get engrossed in the history at Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kosice to Budapest in 3 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a train. In October in Budapest, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums

Belgrade, Serbia

— 2 nights
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
You've now added Ethnographic Museum to your itinerary. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Sremski Karlovci, then contemplate the long history of The National Assembly, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sava Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ružica.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Belgrade trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Budapest to Belgrade in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In October, daily temperatures in Belgrade can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Zagreb, Croatia

— 2 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb as well as Zagreb Cathedral. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum in Zagreb, catch a live performance at Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Zagreb Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Zagreb 80's Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Upper Town (Gornji Grad).

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Zagreb travel planner.

You can drive from Belgrade to Zagreb in 4 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Zagreb are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Nightlife

Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

— 2 nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
On the 9th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Burgeti Lakes, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Milino, explore the activities along Ciginovac Lake, then contemplate the waterfront views at Gavanovac Lake, then explore the striking landscape at Veliki Prstavac, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Galovac Lake. On your second day here, explore the fascinating underground world of Barac Caves, then take in the dramatic natural features at Supljara cave, then admire the sheer force of Great Cascades, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Milanovac Lake.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Plitvice Lakes National Park trip planner.

Getting from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature · Parks

Ljubljana, Slovenia

— 2 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Ljubljana Old Town has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Church of the Annunciation, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Contemporary History, then stroll around Tivoli Park, and finally wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Cankarjevo Nabrežje, explore the activities along Ljubljanica River, and then explore the historical opulence of Ljubljana Castle.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ljubljana tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Ljubljana takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October, daily temperatures in Ljubljana can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

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.
You've now added Schonbrunn Palace to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church. On your second day here, examine the collection at The Hofburg, then get engrossed in the history at Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien, and then take a stroll through Historic Center of Vienna.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Vienna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a shuttle. In October, daytime highs in Vienna are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

— 2 nights
Known around the world for its medieval castle, Cesky Krumlov offers the chance to experience the charm of a small European city seemingly frozen in time several centuries ago.
On the 15th (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, take some stellar pictures from Lavka pod Zamkem, then contemplate the long history of Cesky Krumlov Castle, and finally steep yourself in history at Latran houses.

Plan a Cesky Krumlov trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Vienna to Cesky Krumlov by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Cesky Krumlov are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Prague Castle as well as St. Vitus Cathedral. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Speculum Alchemiae Museum, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, then don't miss a visit to Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Prague road trip site.

Drive from Cesky Krumlov to Prague in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums

Munich, Germany

— 4 nights

Village of a Million People

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes BMW Museum as well as Schloss Neuschwanstein. Bavarian National Museum and Staatliche Museum Agyptischer Kunst will appeal to museum buffs. Asamkirche and St. Michael's Church will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Marienplatz, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kreuzkapelle, appreciate the history behind Karlstor, and enjoy breathtaking views from Olympic Tower.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Munich trip planning tool.

You can fly from Prague to Munich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Stuttgart, Germany

— 2 nights

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Porsche Museum as well as Solitude Palace. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): stroll around Neckar Park, then don't miss a visit to Grabkapelle auf dem Wuerttemberg, then walk around Schillerplatz, and finally step into the grandiose world of Landesmuseum Wurttemberg. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Solitude Palace, then examine the collection at Porsche Museum, and then wander the streets of Konigstrasse.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Stuttgart itinerary planner.

You can drive from Munich to Stuttgart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Strasbourg, France

— 3 nights

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Europa-Park as well as Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg. Get a sense of the local culture at Centre-ville de Strasbourg and La Petite France. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Strasbourg road trip site.

Getting from Stuttgart to Strasbourg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. October in Strasbourg sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Poland travel guide

4.6
Historic Walking Areas · Historic Sites · Landmarks
A massive country in eastern Europe, Poland offers much to those who venture beyond the continent's more traditional touristic destinations. Dating back to the first millennium, the republic has over a thousand years of heritage to explore, including an abundance of World War II history. Bordered by Germany to the west and Ukraine and Belarus to the east, Poland was the rope in a game of tug of war between German Nazis and the Soviet Allied forces. Major cities like Krakow, Warsaw, Gdansk, Wroclaw, Lodz, Poznan, and Lublin are offer an array of cultural attractions. The infamous concentration camp Auschwitz, near Krakow, is a difficult experience but a must for anyone visiting the area. Be sure to sample hearty comfort foods rich in meat, cabbage, and spices--the Polish secret to making it through harsh winters.

Lithuania travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings
Characterized by the majestic Baltic coastline and adjacent white sands, Lithuania boasts lush green forests, hidden lakes, and coastal wetlands. A nation with a turbulent history, Lithuania houses the remains of a former nuclear site and the remnants of defenses used to strengthen the frontier of the Tsarist empire. At the same time, it pays homage to its national heroes, honored in sculpture parks and museums throughout the country. Today, Lithuania boasts a thriving musical, cultural, and visual arts scene, hosting a range of festivals and concerts year-round.

Latvia travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · History Museums
Nestled between Estonia and Lithuania, Latvia has a small but developing tourist industry and the country is authentic and welcoming. The Baltic coast stretches 500 km (310 mi) along Latvia's northern border, and lush green forests cover nearly half of the country. Founded in 1918, Latvia was occupied by both the Nazis and the Soviet Union, who incorporated the country and did not restore independence until 1991. Due to centuries of foreign rule, the country boasts a mix of ethnic backgrounds, while maintaining the Latvian language. With cosmopolitan Riga as the capital, Latvia offers a mix of urban excitement and rural nature.

Estonia travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
Baltic Tiger
Small in size but big in character, the proud nation of Estonia manages to pack historical cities, swathes of charming countryside, a picturesque coastline, and rugged islands into a relatively small amount of space. Thanks to its compactness, visitors can easily travel between the many tourist attractions the country has to offer. Although just a stone's throw away from Finland, Latvia, and Russia, Estonia boasts its own distinct culture, evident in the country's cuisine, music, and traditions. This vibrant nation emerged from over 40 years of Soviet rule to be one of the most economically successful of the European Union's eastern members and is leading the way in tech industries.

Hungary travel guide

4.1
Historic Sites · Thermal Spas · Government Buildings
Breadbasket of Europe
Because tourism throughout the whole country is not as popular as in other European countries, much of the natural beauty of Hungary has not been developed or exploited. Visitors today are drawn to the unspoiled picturesque landscape, the capital metropolis surrounded by charming small towns and villages, and the plethora of thermal baths. The country's number of well-preserved archaeological ruins, castles, cathedrals, and medieval towns provide opportunities to those wanting a taste of European history. With the opportunity to explore both time-worn architecture and notable natural surroundings in every region, Hungary provides sightseeing opportunities with the amenities of traditional tourist destinations. 

Croatia travel guide

4.4
Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.

Slovenia travel guide

4.2
Castles · Bodies of Water · Caves
Sunny Side of the Alps
From snowcapped Alpine peaks to sandy Adriatic beaches, a trip to Slovenia is like taking several vacations at once. Whatever the season, the country offers enticing natural attractions, all close at hand, including thick forests, scenic valleys, cave systems, waterfalls, lakes, and the Adriatic coast. For those seeking an active holiday, you'll fine an abundance of ski slopes, trails to hike, roads to bike, and rocks to climb. Pay a visit to some of Slovenia's spa resorts and take advantage of the fresh mountain air and thermal waters. Various castles, churches, and historical towns--many of which are fully preserved--tell stories of the country's past. In Slovenia's major cities, admire the architecture, explore the local arts, visit museums, and chat with the locals over a cup of coffee. Slovenian cuisine offers a blend of Alpine and Mediterranean tastes and is definitely worth trying, along with the country's wines.

Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Specialty Museums
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.

Czech Republic travel guide

4.3
Bridges · Historic Walking Areas · Castles
From historical towns and cities, to a countryside speckled with castles and chateaus, the Czech Republic is a holiday destination that can satisfy everybody's taste. Even though it's modern and fully-developed, the country carefully preserves its traditions and heritage. The city of Prague, with its breathtaking architecture, vibrant art and culture scene, and bustling nightlife, is not only one of the country's main attractions, but also a top European tourist hub. The scenic countryside features numerous national parks and nature reserves perfect for hiking, cycling, golfing, and enjoying the natural beauty. In the wintertime ski buffs have their pick from a selection of resorts. If you're looking to unwind and rejuvenate in picturesque settings, visit the famous spa and wellness resorts that have been renowned in Europe for centuries.