31 days in Western Europe Itinerary

31 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly to Frankfurt am Main Airport, Drive to Darmstadt
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Darmstadt, Germany
— 4 nights
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Drive to Frankfurt am Main Airport, Fly to Zürich Airport, Drive to Bern
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Bern, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
Fly to Sydney, Bus to Canberra

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London, United Kingdom — 5 nights

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, stroll around Hyde Park, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, and take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the London trip planner.

Canberra, Australia to London is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Canberra in August, expect nights in London to be much hotter, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Darmstadt.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Darmstadt, Germany — 4 nights

Suffering greatly during the destruction of the Second World War, Darmstadt has emerged in the last half-century as one of Germany’s leading centers for technology and innovation.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Darmstadt: Europa-Park (in Rust), Cologne (Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Cologne Cathedral, &more) and Schloss Heidelberg (in Heidelberg). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence, see the interesting displays at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum), delve into the distant past at Trier Amphitheater, and steep yourself in history at Schloss Veitshöchheim.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Darmstadt trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from London to Darmstadt. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Darmstadt due to the time zone difference. August in Darmstadt sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bern.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks
Side Trips

Bern, Switzerland — 2 nights

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
On the 11th (Thu), enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge, then contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, then take an in-depth tour of Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum, and finally take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern. On your second day here, explore the fascinating underground world of St. Beatus Hoehlen, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten).

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Bern road trip site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Darmstadt to Bern. In August, daytime highs in Bern are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Zermatt.
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Zermatt, Switzerland — 4 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for sightseeing, nature, and classes. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, take in the pleasant sights at Hinterdorfstrasse, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gornergrat, and contemplate the waterfront views at Riffelsee.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Zermatt trip planner.

Getting from Bern to Zermatt by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Grindelwald.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Grindelwald, Switzerland — 2 nights

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
On the 17th (Wed), explore the activities along Lake Brienz and then take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch and then take in the awesome beauty at The Eiger.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Grindelwald day trip planner.

You can drive from Zermatt to Grindelwald in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 2 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, then wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and then wander the streets of Old Town.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich online vacation planner.

Getting from Grindelwald to Zurich by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Innsbruck.
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Innsbruck, Austria — 2 nights

Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
On the 21st (Sun), enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm), examine the collection at Swarovski Kristallwelten, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Achensee. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dom zu St. Jakob, then take an in-depth tour of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alpenzoo.

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Getting from Zurich to Innsbruck by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive 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.
Go for a jaunt from Salzburg to Golling an der Salzach to see Gollinger Wasserfall about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Fortress Hohensalzburg, contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), don't miss a visit to Salzburger Altstadt, and see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Salzburg trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Innsbruck to Salzburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 5 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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, walk around Prater, explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and admire the striking features of Hundertwasserhaus.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Vienna are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.
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Austria travel guide

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Castles · Art Museums · Churches
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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