17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe vacation planner
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Fly
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly to Perpignan, Train to Girona
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Girona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 3 nights
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Paris, France — 5 nights

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Get in touch with nature at Ile Saint-Louis and Île de la Cité. Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis in Saint-Denis, about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Latin Quarter, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse, see the interesting displays at Musee Nissim de Camondo, and visit Le Marais.

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San Francisco, USA to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Francisco to Paris due to the time zone difference. In September, Paris is slightly colder than San Francisco - with highs of 70°F and lows of 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Girona.
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Girona, Spain — 4 nights

Catalonia’s second-largest city, Girona embodies old-world charm, with its narrow cobblestone streets and traditional Catalan culture.
Step off the beaten path and head to Girona Cathedral (Catedral) and Playas de Calella. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Monasterio de Sant Pere de Rodes and Peratallada. Change things up with these side-trips from Girona: Scuba & Snorkeling (in L'Estartit), Castell de Sant Ferran (in Figueres) and La Fosca Beach (in Palamos). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Patronat Call de Girona and explore the world behind art at Girona Art Museum.

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Do a combination of flight and train from Paris to Girona in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Girona, with highs around 81°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 2 nights

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 27th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, then see the interesting displays at Hofburg, then explore the world behind art at Albertina, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Augustinerkirche. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

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You can fly from Girona to Vienna in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Girona in September, things will get little chillier in Vienna: highs are around 69°F and lows about 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Salzburg.
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Salzburg, Austria — 2 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): examine the collection at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then shop like a local with Getreidegasse, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, and finally admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franziskanerkirche, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), then explore the historical opulence of Fortress Hohensalzburg, then admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt.

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You can drive from Vienna to Salzburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to fly to Frankfurt.
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Frankfurt, Germany — 3 nights

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Get a sense of the local culture at Schloss Heidelberg and Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge). Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Speyer Cathedral and Iron Bridge. Get out of town with these interesting Frankfurt side-trips: Mainz (Mainz Cathedral & St. Stephan's Church (Stephanskirche)). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at Senckenberg Natural History Museum (Naturmuseum Senckenberg), don't miss a visit to Romer, admire the striking features of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), and admire the natural beauty at Palmengarten.

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You can fly from Salzburg to Frankfurt in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Frankfurt can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.
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Austria travel guide

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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.
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