18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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Hamburg, Germany
— 2 nights
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Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
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Nuremberg, Germany
— 1 night
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Leipzig, Germany
— 1 night
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Dresden, Germany
— 1 night
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
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Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
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Wroclaw, Poland
— 1 night

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Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©

Gateway to the World

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Moorwerder Leuchtturm, steep yourself in history at Alter Elbtunnel, explore the activities along Port of Hamburg, then explore the world behind art at Kunsthalle Hamburg, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Planten un Blomen. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Townhall, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, then get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt, then examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hamburg day trip planning site.

Berlin to Hamburg is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. July in Hamburg sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cologne.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
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Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Kunsthalle Hamburg ©
Kunsthalle Hamburg
Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt

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Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 10th (Fri), see the interesting displays at The Cathedral Treasury, get engrossed in the history at Roman-German Museum (Romisch-Germanisches Museum), explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig, then see the interesting displays at NS Documentation Centre of the City of Cologne, and finally examine the collection at Chocolate Museum.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cologne journey planner.

You can fly from Hamburg to Cologne in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. July in Cologne sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Cologne

Highlights from your plan
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig

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Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
On the 11th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Albrecht Durer's House, explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Church, examine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, then steep yourself in history at Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), and finally explore the world behind art at Germanisches Nationalmuseum.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Nuremberg trip itinerary app.

Fly from Cologne to Nuremberg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Nuremberg

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Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum
St. Lorenz Church ©
St. Lorenz Church

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Munich, Germany

Munich ©

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 12th (Sun), contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Church, see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, then explore the activities along English Garden, and finally examine the collection at BMW Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, then steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, and finally examine the collection at BMW Welt.

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You can drive from Nuremberg to Munich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Leipzig.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum

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Leipzig, Germany

Leipzig ©

Little Paris

Leipzig is not only world-famous for its long tradition of trade fairs, but also for its vibrant music and cultural scenes.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): admire the striking features of St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche), take an in-depth tour of Museum in der Runden Ecke, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche), appreciate the history behind Volkerschlachtdenkmal, then get outside with Markkleeberger See, and finally head outdoors with Cospudener See.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Leipzig trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Munich to Leipzig by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In July in Leipzig, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Dresden.

Things to do in Leipzig

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Cospudener See ©
Cospudener See
St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche) ©
St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche)
St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche) ©
St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche)

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Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): make a trip to Procession of Princes, examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, explore the world behind art at The Dresden Zwinger, then make a trip to Frauenkirche Dresden, and finally explore the world behind art at Albertinum.

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You can drive from Leipzig to Dresden in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. July in Dresden sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Dresden

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The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Albertinum ©
Albertinum
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden

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Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
On the 16th (Thu), snap pictures at Charles Bridge, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, and finally get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague. On your second day here, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Prague itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Dresden to Prague takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Prague sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Prague

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock

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Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava ©

Beauty on the Danube

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 18th (Sat), wander the streets of Bratislava Old Town, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), then get engrossed in the history at Devin Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Michalska Brana. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Sad Janka Krala, step into the grandiose world of Bratislava Castle, then head outdoors with Happy Dog Forest Hike, then kick back and relax at Magio Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Blue Church of St. Elizabeth.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bratislava online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Prague to Bratislava takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. July in Bratislava sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle
Bratislava Castle ©
Bratislava Castle
St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina) ©

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Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©

Pearl of the Danube

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion, contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, browse the exhibits of Hungarian National Museum, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dohány Street Synagogue, then explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Michael's Church.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Budapest online journey planner.

You can drive from Bratislava to Budapest in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Budapest are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Budapest

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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©

Slavic Rome

One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
On the 22nd (Wed), contemplate the long history of Wieliczka Salt Mine, get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, then take in the dramatic natural features at Brama Krakowska, then Head underground at Grota Lokietka (King's Lokietek Cave), and finally admire the masterpieces at Zamek Królewski. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, get engrossed in the history at Muzeum Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego Collegium Maius, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, then contemplate the long history of Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Kazmierz The Former Jewish District.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Krakow online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Budapest to Krakow by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Budapest in July, you will find days in Krakow are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Wroclaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

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Wroclaw, Poland

Wroclaw ©

Venice of the North

Known for its relaxed and liberal atmosphere, the energetic city of Wroclaw lures visitors with its rich cultural heritage and pedestrian-friendly old town.
On the 24th (Fri), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wroclaw Zoo & Afrykarium, take in the spiritual surroundings of Archikatedra pw. Sw. Jana Chrzciciela we Wroclawiu, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island), then examine the collection at Panorama Raclawicka, and finally explore the activities along Odra River.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Wroclaw tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Krakow to Wroclaw by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Wroclaw are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island) ©
Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island)
Panorama Raclawicka ©
Panorama Raclawicka
Odra River ©
Odra River

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