18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  9​h
1
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
5
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Versailles, France
— 1 night
Train:  30​min
7
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  4​h 30​min
9
Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  11​h
End: New Delhi, India

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.
Schonbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. St. Stephen's Cathedral and Church of the Jesuits will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Ringstrasse, steep yourself in history at Historic Center of Vienna, have some family-friendly fun at Time Travel Vienna, and examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg).

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Vienna online itinerary planner .

New Delhi, India to Vienna is an approximately 9-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from New Delhi to Vienna. Traveling from New Delhi in January, you will find days in Vienna are much colder (3°C), and nights are a bit cooler (-3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

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 18th (Sat): browse the exhibits of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, then take a stroll through Steingasse, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wallfahrtskirche Maria Plain.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Salzburg day trip site .

Fly from Vienna to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Wallfahrtskirche Maria Plain
Highlights from your plan
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) ©
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus)
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral
Mozarts Geburtshaus ©
Mozarts Geburtshaus

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 19th (Sun), take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, then take a stroll through Niederdorf, then pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and finally wander the streets of Old Town.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Zurich day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or fly. In January in Zurich, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

2
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Grand Place and Train World. Discover out-of-the-way places like Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert and La plage de Renipont. Change things up with these side-trips from Brussels: Antwerp (Cogels Osylei & Carolus Borromeus Church) and Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’' (in Halle). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), take a peaceful walk through Sonian Forest, admire the striking features of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, and examine the collection at Atomium.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Brussels takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Antwerp, Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’', La plage de Renipont
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, then enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Bruges Art Route, then see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, then don't miss a visit to The Markt, and finally look for gifts at The Old Chocolate House.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Bruges travel planning app .

Getting from Brussels to Bruges by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January in Bruges, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Versailles.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

1
night
Versailles, France

Versailles ©
Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
On the 25th (Sat), view the masterpieces at The Royal Chapel, get to know the fascinating history of Grand Canal, steep yourself in history at Temple de l'Amour, look for gifts at Costumes et chateaux, then admire the striking features of The Trianons & The Hamlet, and finally ponder the world of politics at Hotel de Ville.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Versailles sightseeing planner .

Getting from Bruges to Versailles by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Trianons & The Hamlet ©
The Trianons & The Hamlet
Grand Canal ©
Grand Canal
Temple de l'Amour ©
Temple de l'Amour

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.
On the 26th (Sun), take a stroll through Île de la Cité, then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and finally contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Ile Saint-Louis, ponder the world of politics at Hotel de Ville, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then wander the streets of Trocadero, and finally make a trip to Champs-Elysees.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary planner .

Paris is very close to Versailles. In January, daytime highs in Paris are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©

2
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take a stroll through Vieille Ville, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastère de Cimiez, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de Nice, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Nicholas Cathedral.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Nice trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Nice takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in January; daily highs in Nice reach 15°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice ©
Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice
Monastère de Cimiez ©
Monastère de Cimiez

2
nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Get a sense of the local culture at Altstadt von Innsbruck and Schloss Ambras Innsbruck (Ambras Castle). Get some historical perspective at Stift Stams and Basilica Wilten. Get out of town with these interesting Innsbruck side-trips: Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone (in Rattenberg) and SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental (in Soll). There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, explore the world behind art at Tyrolean Folk Art Museum, and stop by Speckeria.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Innsbruck trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Nice to Innsbruck takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In January, Innsbruck is a bit cooler than Nice - with highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone, SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental
Highlights from your plan
Altstadt von Innsbruck ©
Altstadt von Innsbruck
Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone ©

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