27 days in Europe Itinerary

27 days in Europe Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive
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Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hallstatt, Austria
— 1 night
Drive to Salzburg Airport, Fly to Kolkata (Calcutta)

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 4 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Church and De Duif. Do your shopping at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Leidseplein. When in Amsterdam, make a side trip to see Calidris Birdsafaries in Texel, approximately Texel away. There's still lots to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, wander the streets of The Jordaan, get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, and admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam visit planning tool.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Amsterdam is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 4.5 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in October: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 17°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to fly to Geneva.
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Geneva, Switzerland — 1 night

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 8th (Sat), do a tasting at Domaine Les Perrieres, pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall, then take in the exciting artwork at MB&F M.A.D.Gallery, and finally get great views at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Geneva journey tool.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Geneva in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 2 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Zurich Succulent Plant Collection, take a stroll through Old Town, and then take in the exciting artwork at Foundation E. G. Buhrle Collection. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, and then look for gifts at Maurice de Mauriac.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip planner.

You can fly from Geneva to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.
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Lucerne, Switzerland — 2 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 11th (Tue), snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, look for all kinds of wild species at Mt Pilatus, then wander the streets of Altstadt Luzern, and finally identify plant and animal life at Biosphaere Entlebuch. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Heiternplatz and then do sightseeing your way with SwissSafari GmbH.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Lucerne day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Lucerne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Interlaken.
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Interlaken, Switzerland — 2 nights

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
On the 13th (Thu), glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, then look for all kinds of wild species at Barenpark, and finally hunt for treasures at Federal Building (Bundeshaus). On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village, and then admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Interlaken vacation maker site.

You can drive from Lucerne to Interlaken in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In October in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Grindelwald.
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Grindelwald, Switzerland — 3 nights

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
On the 15th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, then take in the awesome beauty at Luftseilbahn Wengen-Mannlichen, and then hike along The Eiger. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch and then look for all kinds of wild species at Maennlichen.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Grindelwald road trip site.

Grindelwald is very close to Interlaken. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 4 nights

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Piazza San Marco and Piazza delle Erbe. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Verona (Torre dei Lamberti, Arena di Verona, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Venice day trip planning site.

You can drive from Grindelwald to Venice in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. October in Venice sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. You'll set off for Vienna on the 21st (Fri).
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Vienna, Austria — 3 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.
Shop till you drop at Vienna Naschmarkt and Xocolat. Visit Schonbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace for their historical value. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Albertina, surround yourself with nature on Alpine Joe - Mountain Hiking Guide, and take a stroll through Graben and Kohlmarkt.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Vienna trip itinerary builder website.

Fly from Venice to Vienna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Venice in October, things will get slightly colder in Vienna: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Salzburg.
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Salzburg, Austria — 3 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fortress Hohensalzburg and Salzburg Cathedral. Step out of the city life by going to Magic Dive - Flusstauchen am Traunfall and Gollinger Wasserfall. Take a break from Salzburg with a short trip to Puchheimer Au in Attnang-Puchheim, about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, view the masterpieces at Residenzgalerie Salzburg, steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt, and examine the collection at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus).

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Salzburg vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Salzburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. October in Salzburg sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hallstatt.
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Hallstatt, Austria — 1 night

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): explore the activities along Hallstatter See, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape, and then kick back and relax at Badestrand Hallstatt.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hallstatt online trip maker.

You can drive from Salzburg to Hallstatt in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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