16 days in Western Europe Itinerary

16 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Vienna, Austria
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Berlin, Germany
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Paris, France
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Munich, Germany
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Vienna, Austria

— 3 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.
Schonbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Orangery at Schoenbrunn Palace and Kahlenberg. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, take a stroll through Graben and Kohlmarkt, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, and hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip planning tool.

Hyderabad, India to Vienna is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 4.5 hours. Traveling from Hyderabad in March, expect Vienna to be colder, temps between 12°C and 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Berlin.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Berlin, Germany

— 3 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Get a sense of the local culture at Potsdamer Platz and Charlottenburg Palace. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Korsettmanufaktur TO.mTO Berlin and Antiques & Collectibles Alexandre Paretski. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, take in the exciting artwork at Gallery Heike Arndt DK, kick back and relax at Strandbad Muggelsee, and get a taste of the local shopping with Sammlung Hoffman.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Berlin trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can fly to Paris.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Paris, France

— 3 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Île de la Cité. Get outdoors at Seine River and Ile Saint-Louis. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Montmartre, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Paris online attractions planner.

Fly from Berlin to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. March in Paris sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Zurich, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Do your shopping at Bahnhofstrasse and Drink-Shop Luzern. Get outdoors at Lake Zurich and Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen. Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Lucerne (Markuskirche & Biosphaere Entlebuch). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Old Town, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and admire the landmark architecture of Fraumünster Church.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Zurich road trip website.

You can fly from Paris to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Munich.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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Munich, Germany

— 3 nights

Village of a Million People

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.
On the 27th (Fri), wander the streets of Haidhausen, contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, and then admire the natural beauty at English Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Heidehaus, take a stroll through Schwabing, and then hunt for treasures at Viktualienmarkt.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Munich road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Zurich to Munich in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March in Munich, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Munich

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Specialty Museums
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.

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.

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
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.