17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Bern, Switzerland
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 30 min
4
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  7 h
5
Fussen, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
6
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
7
Rothenburg, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
8
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  14 h
End: New Delhi, India

2
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Bring the kids along to Coca-Cola London Eye and Natural History Museum. The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of Tower of London.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the London online route planner .

New Delhi, India to London is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in June; daily highs in London reach 23°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

2
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Île de la Cité. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Luxembourg Gardens and then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Paris online journey planner .

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in June: highs in Paris hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Bern.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge, take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), then contemplate the waterfront views at Egelsee, and finally pause for some photo ops at Barenpark.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bern road trip planning website .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Paris to Bern in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Bern can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Wildlife Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Rose Garden (Rosengarten) ©
Rose Garden (Rosengarten)
Egelsee ©
Egelsee
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern

1
night
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 11th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga and then cruise along Gornergrat.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Zermatt travel planning tool .

Traveling by train from Bern to Zermatt takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Fussen.

Things to do in Zermatt

Scenic Drive Transportation Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Sunnegga ©
Sunnegga

2
nights
Fussen, Germany

Fussen ©
Framed by the Alps and set upon a riverbank, the city of Fussen in addition to its historic architecture is the epicenter of Germany’s traditional violin-making industry.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Linderhof, snap pictures at Maxsteg an der Fussener Klamm-Fall, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hohenschwangau, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Benediktinerkloster St. Mang, and finally contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Fuessen. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Zugspitze.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Fussen travel planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zermatt to Fussen. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Fussen

Historic Sites Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Zugspitze, Schloss Linderhof, Schloss Hohenschwangau
Highlights from your plan
Altstadt von Fuessen ©
Altstadt von Fuessen
Zugspitze ©
Zugspitze
Schloss Linderhof ©
Schloss Linderhof

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 14th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, then take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg, then admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally admire the striking features of Mirabell Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): explore the galleries of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, and then Head underground at Eisriesenwelt.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Salzburg online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Fussen to Salzburg takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Eisriesenwelt
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Eisriesenwelt ©
Eisriesenwelt

2
nights
Rothenburg, Germany

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Fortress Marienberg, step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence, snap pictures at Alte Mainbruecke, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), and finally ponder the world of politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), then take a stroll through Altstadt, then contemplate the long history of Town Walls, and finally make a trip to Das Plonlein.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rothenburg trip planning site .

You can drive from Salzburg to Rothenburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, daily temperatures in Rothenburg can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Freiburg im Breisgau.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Wurzburg
Highlights from your plan
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Fortress Marienberg ©
Fortress Marienberg
Altstadt ©
Altstadt

3
nights
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Freiburg im Breisgau ©
In the heart of a major wine-producing region, Freiburg im Breisgau serves as the primary entry point for tours into the scenic Black Forest mountain range.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Historisches Kaufhaus, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Mundenhof, and then find something for the whole family at Europa-Park. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Bachle, make a trip to Munsterplatz, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Freiburger Münster, then browse for treasures at Buchhandlung zum Wetzstein, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Titisee.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Freiburg im Breisgau trip builder site .

You can drive from Rothenburg to Freiburg im Breisgau in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. When traveling from Rothenburg in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Freiburg im Breisgau, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Freiburg im Breisgau

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Europa-Park, Lake Titisee
Highlights from your plan
Mundenhof ©
Mundenhof
Europa-Park ©
Europa-Park
Freiburger Münster ©
Freiburger Münster

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