14 days in Central Europe Itinerary

14 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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14 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Fly + bus:  11​h 15​min
1
Bled, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Bovec, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
train:  4​h
5
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 4 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

1
night
Bled, Slovenia

Bled ©
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bohinj and then make a splash at Aqua Larix. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Vintgar Gorge and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bled trip planner .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Bled is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Riyadh to Bled. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Riyadh in August, with highs in Bled at 31°C and lows at 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bovec.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Lake Bohinj, Aqua Larix
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Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge
Aqua Larix ©
Aqua Larix
Parasailing & Paragliding

1
night
Bovec, Slovenia

Bovec is a town in the Littoral region in northwestern Slovenia, close to border with Italy. On the 19th (Mon), take in the views from Bridge of Napoleon, then play a few rounds at Golf Club Bovec, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bovec online route maker .

Traveling by car from Bled to Bovec takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Bovec can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Bovec

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Bridge of Napoleon
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River Rafting & Tubing
Bridge of Napoleon ©
Bridge of Napoleon

3
nights
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Eibsee and Altstadt von Fuessen. Step out of Garmisch-Partenkirchen with an excursion to Schloss Hohenschwangau in Hohenschwangau--about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Zugspitze, identify plant and animal life at Partnachklamm, and step into the grandiose world of Linderhof Palace.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Garmisch-Partenkirchen vacation site .

You can drive from Bovec to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Garmisch-Partenkirchen are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Schloss Hohenschwangau, Altstadt von Fuessen, Eibsee, Schloss Linderhof
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Eibsee ©
Eibsee
Zugspitze ©
Zugspitze
Partnachklamm ©
Partnachklamm

3
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lucerne: Grindelwald-First (in Grindelwald), Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken) and Trümmelbachfälle (in Lauterbrunnen). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to The Nine Towers, take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, and pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Lucerne day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Lucerne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In August in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Trümmelbachfälle, Grindelwald-First, Parasailing & Paragliding
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Parasailing & Paragliding
Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First

4
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Step off the beaten path and head to Sunnegga and Roemisch-katholische Kirche Tasch. Change things up with these side-trips from Zermatt: Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux), Castle of Gruyeres (in Gruyeres) and Freddie Mercury Statue (in Montreux). There's more to do: explore the engaging exhibits at Chaplin's World and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Zermatt trip maker site .

You can take a train from Lucerne to Zermatt in 4 hours. On the 29th (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Zermatt

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Chaplin's World, Castle of Gruyeres, Chateau de Chillon, Freddie Mercury Statue, Roemisch-katholische Kirche Tasch
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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn

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