19 days in Europe Itinerary

19 days in Europe Itinerary

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19 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru, India
Fly:  14​h
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h
3
Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
train:  4​h 30​min
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train:  4​h 45​min
6
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 night
train:  3​h 45​min
7
Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
8
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
9
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  3​h 45​min
10
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Bengaluru, India

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.
You've now added Matthias Church to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), test the waters at a local thermal spa, and take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip itinerary maker .

Bengaluru, India to Budapest is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Bengaluru in April, with highs in Budapest at 20°C and lows at 5°C. On the 21st (Tue), you're off toBratislava.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Spas
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Szechenyi Chain Bridge ©
Szechenyi Chain Bridge
Hősök tere ©
Hősök tere

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.
You've now added Devin Castle to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Devin Castle.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bratislava trip tool .

Getting from Budapest to Bratislava by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Bratislava are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Bratislava

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Imperial Palace (Hofburg) as well as Historic Center of Vienna. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz, step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), get to know the fascinating history of Historic Center of Vienna, and then admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Vienna holiday maker .

You can drive from Bratislava to Vienna in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. April in Vienna sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can 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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dachstein West as well as Badestrand Hallstatt. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): hit the slopes at Dachstein West, then take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Mirabell Palace. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Badestrand Hallstatt, then examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Salzburg sightseeing planning tool .

Fly from Vienna to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Badestrand Hallstatt, Dachstein West
Highlights from your plan
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Badestrand Hallstatt ©
Badestrand Hallstatt
Dachstein West ©
Dachstein West

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 26th (Sun), wander the streets of Old Town, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church. On the next day, take some stellar pictures from Rhine Falls, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, then pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Virtual Reality Center.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Zurich online visit planner .

Getting from Salzburg to Zurich by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rhine Falls, Chapel Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Rhine Falls ©
Rhine Falls
Virtual Reality Center ©
Virtual Reality Center

1
night
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 28th (Tue), explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery and then fly down the slopes at Matterhorn Ski Paradise.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Zermatt trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Zurich to Zermatt takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Mountaineers' Cemetery ©
Mountaineers' Cemetery

1
night
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Geneva day trip tool .

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Geneva takes 4 hours. April in Geneva sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 5°C at night. You'll set off for Brussels on the 29th (Wed).

Things to do in Geneva

Nightlife Parks Outdoors

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.
On the 29th (Wed), find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe, make a trip to Atomium, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate (Musee du Cacao et du Chocolat), and finally make a trip to Grand Place. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the galleries of Belgian Comic Strip Center, see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), ponder the world of politics at Justice Palace (Palais de Justice), then pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Brussels online route planner .

You can fly from Geneva to Brussels in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Geneva, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Brussels, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Atomium ©
Atomium
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

1
night
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 1st (Fri): explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, then don't miss a visit to The Markt, and finally appreciate the history behind Oude Griffie.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bruges trip itinerary maker .

Take a train from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Breweries & Distilleries Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
Minnewater Lake ©
Minnewater Lake
The Markt ©
The Markt

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, get engrossed in the history at Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam, and experience the excitement of GoDutch - Dutch Costume Photo.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam tour itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Bruges to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. May in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht) ©
Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht)

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