18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Cebu City, Philippines
Fly:  20​h
1
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Hohenschwangau, Germany
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Hechingen, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
6
Lichtenstein, Germany
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h
7
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
8
Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
9
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
train:  3​h
10
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  2​h
11
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Cebu City, Philippines


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2
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.
On the 26th (Sun), get outside with Donauinsel, stop by Xocolat, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Historic Center of Vienna, examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), then hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Kahlenberg.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Vienna trip itinerary website .

Cebu City, Philippines to Vienna is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight. Traveling from Cebu City to Vienna, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Cebu City in April: high temperatures in Vienna hover around 19°C and lows are around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg
Historic Center of Vienna
Historic Center of Vienna

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, then steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt, then admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), then shop like a local with Getreidegasse, and then view the masterpieces at Residenzgalerie Salzburg.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Salzburg road trip site .

Getting from Vienna to Salzburg by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

2
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): shop like a local with Galerie Hegemann and then get to know the fascinating history of Haidhausen. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, wander the streets of Schwabing, and then hunt for treasures at Viktualienmarkt.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Munich online day trip planner .

Drive from Salzburg to Munich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Munich, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Hohenschwangau.

Things to do in Munich

Shopping Neighborhoods Nature
Highlights from your plan
Viktualienmarkt ©
Viktualienmarkt
Haidhausen ©
Haidhausen
English Garden ©
English Garden

few
hours
Hohenschwangau, Germany

Hohenschwangau
A picturesque village nestled in a green valley on the shores of a lake, Hohenschwangau receives nearly two million visitors every year.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Neuschwanstein Castle. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Neuschwanstein Castle and then explore the activities along Schwansee.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hohenschwangau travel route planning website .

You can drive from Munich to Hohenschwangau in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hechingen.

Things to do in Hohenschwangau

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

1
night
Hechingen, Germany

Hechingen ©
Hechingen is a town in central Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Start your trip to Hechingen by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Hohenschwangau to Hechingen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Hechingen sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. You will leave for Lichtenstein on the 3rd (Sun).

Things to do in Hechingen

Shopping Museums Casinos

Side Trips

Baden-Baden, Outletcity Metzingen
Highlights from your plan
Outletcity Metzingen ©
Outletcity Metzingen
Museum Frieder Burda ©
Museum Frieder Burda
Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank ©
Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank

1
night
Lichtenstein, Germany

Lichtenstein ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): browse the exhibits of Villa Lindenhof, see the interesting displays at Margarete Steiff Museum, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Outletcity Metzingen.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Lichtenstein travel planner.

You can drive from Hechingen to Lichtenstein in an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Lichtenstein

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Villa Lindenhof, Margarete Steiff Museum, Outletcity Metzingen
Highlights from your plan
Outletcity Metzingen ©
Outletcity Metzingen
Lichtenstein Castle ©
Lichtenstein Castle
Margarete Steiff Museum ©
Margarete Steiff Museum

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, then get a taste of the local shopping with Sammlung Hoffman, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Berlin Horizontal, and finally don't miss a visit to Potsdamer Platz. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, shop like a local with Ariel Fantasy, and then kick back and relax at Strandbad Muggelsee.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Berlin trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lichtenstein to Berlin. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Cologne.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery
Potsdamer Platz ©
Potsdamer Platz

2
nights
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig, don't miss a visit to Cologne Cathedral, then take in the views from Hohenzollern Bridge, and finally see the interesting displays at Chocolate Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Historic Old Town and then see the interesting displays at National Socialism Documentation Center.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cologne trip builder tool .

Fly from Munich to Cologne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral

1
night
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): stop by L'Abbate Kasefabrik, then explore the world behind art at Staedel Museum, then steep yourself in history at Goethe House, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus).

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Frankfurt online day trip planner .

Traveling by train from Cologne to Frankfurt takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Frankfurt, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

L'Abbate Kasefabrik
Highlights from your plan
Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
Goethe House ©
Goethe House

1
night
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Brussels trip planner .

You can take a train from Frankfurt to Brussels in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Frankfurt in May: highs in Brussels hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 8°C. You'll set off for Amsterdam on the 10th (Sun).

Things to do in Brussels

Nightlife Museums Historic Sites

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Rijksmuseum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Anne Frank House and Begijnhof will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Amsterdam to Zandvoort to see Zandvoort aan Zee about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: wander the streets of The Jordaan, explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), explore the activities along Singel, and get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. May in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, Zandvoort aan Zee
Highlights from your plan
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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