12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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12 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Helsinki, Finland
Fly:  6​h
1
Munich, Germany
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Stuttgart, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Konstanz, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
6
Zug, Switzerland
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Wasserauen, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
8
Vaduz, Liechtenstein
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Innsbruck, Austria
— 1 night
Train:  2​h
10
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Munich, Germany
— Few hours
Fly:  6​h
End: Helsinki, Finland

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Munich, Germany

Munich ©
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.
To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Munich trip planner.

Helsinki, Finland to Munich is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Helsinki to Munich. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Munich

Tours Museums
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BMW Welt ©
BMW Welt

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Stuttgart, Germany

Stuttgart ©
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): admire the striking features of Mercedes-Benz Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Stuttgart online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Munich to Stuttgart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Stuttgart can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Konstanz.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Monastery and Palace Bebenhausen
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Monastery and Palace Bebenhausen ©
Monastery and Palace Bebenhausen
Mercedes-Benz Museum ©
Mercedes-Benz Museum
Porsche Museum ©
Porsche Museum

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Konstanz, Germany

Konstanz ©
Set on the border with Switzerland and on the shores of the lake of the same name, Konstanz represents both a city of leisure and some of the country’s best education.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): head off the coast to Mainau and then get outside with Erlebniswald Mainau.

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You can drive from Stuttgart to Konstanz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Konstanz

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mainau ©
Mainau
Erlebniswald Mainau ©
Erlebniswald Mainau

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Swiss National Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Fraumünster Church, and then wander the streets of Old Town (Altstadt).

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Zurich trip planner .

Traveling by car from Konstanz to Zurich takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church
Landesmuseum ©
Landesmuseum

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Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Franziskanerkirche, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesuitenkirche, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, then contemplate the long history of Museggmauer, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hofkirche.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Lucerne day trip planner.

You can drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Zug.

Things to do in Lucerne

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Jesuitenkirche ©
Jesuitenkirche
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Museggmauer ©
Museggmauer

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Zug, Switzerland

Zug ©
Zug, is an affluent municipality and town in Switzerland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): head outdoors with Strandbad Lido, then stroll through Seebad Seeliken, then stop by Lohri Chronometrie Joaillerie, and finally don't miss a visit to Zytturm Clocktower.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Zug road trip tool .

You can drive from Lucerne to Zug in an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Wasserauen.

Things to do in Zug

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Strandbad Lido
Highlights from your plan
Seebad Seeliken ©
Seebad Seeliken

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Wasserauen, Switzerland

Wasserauen ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): head outdoors with Hoher Kasten and then get outside with Seealpsee.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Wasserauen trip planner .

Getting from Zug to Wasserauen by car takes about 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Wasserauen can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Vaduz.

Things to do in Wasserauen

Outdoors

Side Trip

Hoher Kasten
Highlights from your plan
Seealpsee ©
Seealpsee
Hoher Kasten ©
Hoher Kasten

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Vaduz, Liechtenstein

Vaduz ©
As the capital of Liechtenstein, Vaduz is the country's financial and economic hub.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Vaduz Castle, then get engrossed in the history at Liechtenstein National Museum, then examine the collection at Postage Stamp Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Vaduz trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Wasserauen to Vaduz in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Vaduz

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Liechtenstein National Museum ©
Liechtenstein National Museum
Vaduz Castle ©
Vaduz Castle
Postal Museum
Postal Museum

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Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): admire the striking features of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), then don't miss a visit to Altes Rathaus, then admire the masterpieces at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck (Ambras Castle), and finally explore the world behind art at Swarovski Crystal Worlds.

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Traveling by car from Vaduz to Innsbruck takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Innsbruck can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can take a train to Salzburg.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Swarovski Kristallwelten
Highlights from your plan
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)
Swarovski Kristallwelten ©
Swarovski Kristallwelten

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Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 18th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg), get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Salzburg Cathedral (Dom). Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica St.Michael, examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, contemplate the long history of Franziskanerkirche, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nonnberg Convent, then steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Salzburg online trip planner .

Take a train from Innsbruck to Salzburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. May in Salzburg sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Basilika St. Michael
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Red Bull Hangar-7 ©
Red Bull Hangar-7

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Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): examine the collection at Munich Residenz and then explore the activities along English Garden.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Munich holiday maker site .

You can drive from Salzburg to Munich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
English Garden ©
English Garden
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz

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