15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Stuttgart, Germany
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Stuttgart, Germany
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
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Meersburg (Bodensee), Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
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Verona, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h
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Vicenza, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
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Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
train:  4​h
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 night
train:  3​h 45​min
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
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Bern, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
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Colmar, France
— 1 night
train:  30​min
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Strasbourg, France
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
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Baden-Baden, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Stuttgart, Germany

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Stuttgart, Germany

Stuttgart
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Stuttgart driving holiday planner .

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major airports are Stuttgart Airport, Karlsruhe Baden-Baden Airport and Memmingen Allgau Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You'll set off for Meersburg (Bodensee) on the 24th (Sat).

Things to do in Stuttgart

Nightlife Museums Parks

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Meersburg (Bodensee), Germany

Meersburg (Bodensee)
To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Meersburg (Bodensee) online trip planner .

Getting from Stuttgart to Meersburg (Bodensee) by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and ferry. In August in Meersburg (Bodensee), expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. You will leave for Garmisch-Partenkirchen on the 25th (Sun).

Things to do in Meersburg (Bodensee)

Outdoors Parks Museums

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Partnachklamm, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pfarrkirche St. Martin, and then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Linderhof.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Garmisch-Partenkirchen travel route tool .

You can drive from Meersburg (Bodensee) to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Garmisch-Partenkirchen sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Schloss Linderhof
Highlights from your plan
Partnachklamm ©
Partnachklamm
Schloss Linderhof ©
Schloss Linderhof
Pfarrkirche St. Martin ©
Pfarrkirche St. Martin

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Verona, Italy

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at San Fermo Maggiore, Verona, step into the grandiose world of Piazzale Castel San Pietro, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, then step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, then don't miss a visit to Piazza delle Erbe, and finally experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Verona trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Verona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Garmisch-Partenkirchen in August: high temperatures in Verona hover around 35°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Vicenza.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio

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Vicenza, Italy

Vicenza ©
Famous for its abundance of 16th-century architecture designed by Andrea Palladio, Vicenza was coined the City of Palladio.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Azienda Agricola Pieriboni, take in the exciting artwork at Fondazione Bisazza, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Lorenzo, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Gaetano Thiene, then get engrossed in the history at Palazzo da Schio, and finally appreciate the history behind Piazza dei Signori.

Before you visit Vicenza, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Take a train from Verona to Vicenza in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Verona in August, expect nights in Vicenza to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Vicenza

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Fondazione Bisazza
Highlights from your plan
Fondazione Bisazza ©
Fondazione Bisazza
Piazza dei Signori ©
Piazza dei Signori
Palazzo da Schio ©
Palazzo da Schio

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Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then contemplate the long history of Doge's Palace, then enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco.

Plan trip to Venice with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Vicenza to Venice in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a shuttle. August in Venice sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, then explore the ancient world of Colosseum, and finally explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and then explore the ancient world of Catacombe di San Callisto.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rome road trip site .

You can fly from Venice to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 1st (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, then appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Rome in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, then get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Milan day trip tool .

Getting from Barcelona to Milan by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in September, plan for little chillier nights in Milan, with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio ©
Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio

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Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): stroll through Murmelweg Wanderung, then explore the striking landscape at Gorner Gorge, and then take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Zermatt holiday maker app .

You can take a train from Milan to Zermatt in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gorner Gorge ©
Gorner Gorge

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Grindelwald, Switzerland

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Bachalpsee Lake and then take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Grindelwald road trip tool .

You can take a train from Zermatt to Grindelwald in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trip

Jungfraujoch
Highlights from your plan
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Bachalpsee Lake ©
Bachalpsee Lake

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Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
On the 5th (Thu), stop by Gysi AG Chocolatier Suisse, see the interesting displays at Kindermuseum Creaviva, examine the collection at Klingende Sammlung, then view the masterpieces at Galerie Rigassi by SOON, then get a taste of the local shopping with UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and finally take in the exciting artwork at SOON Galerie.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bern trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Bern takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daytime highs in Bern are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Colmar.

Things to do in Bern

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Kindermuseum Creaviva ©
Kindermuseum Creaviva
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern

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Colmar, France

Colmar ©
Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Musee Bartholdi, take a stroll through Little Venice, browse the eclectic array of goods at Marche Couvert, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise St-Martin, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musée d'Unterlinden.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Colmar online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bern to Colmar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Colmar, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can take a train to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Colmar

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Musee Bartholdi ©
Musee Bartholdi
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Musée d'Unterlinden ©
Musée d'Unterlinden

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Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Strasbourg travel route planner.

Strasbourg is just a stone's throw from Colmar. In September, daytime highs in Strasbourg are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. You'll set off for Baden-Baden on the 6th (Fri).

Things to do in Strasbourg

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums

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Baden-Baden, Germany

Baden-Baden ©
Scenically located at the edge of the Black Forest, Baden-Baden offers scenery, culture, and relaxation in addition to a vibrant nightlife and dining scene, specializing in traditional German dishes.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Burg Hohenbaden, don't miss a visit to MerkurBergbahn, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Merkur, then see the interesting displays at Museum Frieder Burda, and finally try to win big at Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Baden-Baden route planner.

Traveling by car from Strasbourg to Baden-Baden takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Baden-Baden can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Merkur ©
Merkur
Museum Frieder Burda ©
Museum Frieder Burda
Burg Hohenbaden ©
Burg Hohenbaden

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