17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Vienna, Austria
1
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  6​h
5
Annecy, France
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  6​h
6
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
End: London, United Kingdom

3
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Hofburg and MuseumsQuartier Wien. Do some cultural sightseeing at Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, stroll through Copa Beach, get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo, and take a stroll through Historic Center of Vienna.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Vienna route site .

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major aiport is Vienna International Airport. In June in Vienna, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Vienna

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg

1
night
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava ©
Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
On the 22nd (Mon), take in the views from Stary most, kick back and relax at Magio Beach, then get engrossed in the history at Devin Castle, then wander the streets of Bratislava Old Town, and finally explore the historical opulence of Bratislava Castle.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bratislava trip planner.

You can drive from Vienna to Bratislava in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle
Bratislava Castle ©
Bratislava Castle
Bratislava Old Town ©
Bratislava Old Town

3
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Visit Halaszbastya and Hősök tere for their historical value. Matthias Church and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Roman Beach, snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

To see other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Budapest online trip planner .

You can drive from Bratislava to Budapest in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

3
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Jewish Museum in Prague and Lobkowicz Palace. Do some cultural sightseeing at Staromestske namesti and Prague Astronomical Clock. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, get your game on at Thrill Park - Prague's Horror Theme Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Prague trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Prague takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Budapest in June, expect nights in Prague to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Annecy.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Fun & Games Tours
Highlights from your plan
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

2
nights
Annecy, France

Annecy ©
The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Annecy Lake Safari. Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): get a dose of the wild on Annecy Lake Safari, then examine the collection at Palais de l'Ile, then don't miss a visit to La Vieille Ville, and finally skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour. On your second day here, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at La Tournette, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Pierre, take in the awesome beauty at Semnoz, explore the striking landscape at Les Gorges du Fier, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally put a fun spin on your tour with Mysteres du Lac.

For maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Annecy online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Prague to Annecy takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, tram, and train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Annecy are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Annecy

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Les Gorges du Fier
Highlights from your plan
Semnoz ©
Semnoz
La Tournette ©
La Tournette
Les Gorges du Fier ©
Les Gorges du Fier

4
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.
Westminster Abbey and Tower of London will appeal to history buffs. Natural History Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around London: Bournemouth Beach (in Bournemouth) and Warwick Castle (in Warwick). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, and get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament.

For photos, traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, go to the London travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Annecy to London by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Annecy in July, plan for a bit cooler days in London, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Warwick Castle, Bournemouth Beach
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

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