15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Assisi, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bled, Slovenia
— 1 night
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St. Peter's Square and St. Clement Basilica. Visit Colosseum and Pantheon for their historical value. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the striking features of Villa Borghese, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, and steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rome online trip itinerary builder.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Rome is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Riyadh to Rome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Riyadh in August, you will find days in Rome are little chillier (38°C), and nights are colder (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Assisi, Italy

— 1 night

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 11th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Chiara, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri, and finally explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Assisi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rome to Assisi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rome in August since evenings lows in Assisi dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites

Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

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.
On the 12th (Thu), take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, make a trip to Piazza San Marco, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of St. Anthony, and finally admire the natural beauty at Padua Botanical Garden - World Heritage Site.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Venice trip builder.

You can drive from Assisi to Venice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. August in Venice sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Grindelwald, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
On the 14th (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at The Eiger, then take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, and then admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Grindelwald-First and then take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Grindelwald attractions planner.

Getting from Venice to Grindelwald by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

— 2 nights
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
On the 16th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Eibsee and then take in the awesome beauty at Zugspitze. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ettal Abbey, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Linderhof, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pilgrimage Church of Wies.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Garmisch-Partenkirchen online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Garmisch-Partenkirchen takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Garmisch-Partenkirchen are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Salzburg, Austria

— 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, then get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, then admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franziskanerkirche, Head underground at Eisriesenwelt, then shop like a local with Getreidegasse, then take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, and finally contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus).

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Salzburg road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Salzburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Salzburg are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bled.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Bled, Slovenia

— 1 night
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then step off the mainland to explore Bled Island, then step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle, and finally hike along Vintgar Gorge.

For other places to visit and tourist information, read Bled driving holiday planner.

Drive from Salzburg to Bled in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Bled are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Vienna, Austria

— 2 nights

City of Dreams

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Maria Am Gestade, then explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, and then explore the galleries of Belvedere Palace. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral and then see the interesting displays at The Hofburg.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Vienna trip itinerary app.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Bled to Vienna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Vienna, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
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.

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.

Austria travel guide

4.5
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.

Slovenia travel guide

4.2
Castles · Bodies of Water · Caves
Sunny Side of the Alps
From snowcapped Alpine peaks to sandy Adriatic beaches, a trip to Slovenia is like taking several vacations at once. Whatever the season, the country offers enticing natural attractions, all close at hand, including thick forests, scenic valleys, cave systems, waterfalls, lakes, and the Adriatic coast. For those seeking an active holiday, you'll fine an abundance of ski slopes, trails to hike, roads to bike, and rocks to climb. Pay a visit to some of Slovenia's spa resorts and take advantage of the fresh mountain air and thermal waters. Various castles, churches, and historical towns--many of which are fully preserved--tell stories of the country's past. In Slovenia's major cities, admire the architecture, explore the local arts, visit museums, and chat with the locals over a cup of coffee. Slovenian cuisine offers a blend of Alpine and Mediterranean tastes and is definitely worth trying, along with the country's wines.