19 days in Italy & Central Europe Itinerary

19 days in Italy & Central Europe Itinerary

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19 days in Italy & Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Vienna, Austria
Fly:  2​h 30​min
1
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Heiligenblut, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Pompeii, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Munich, Germany

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 5th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Fortress Hohensalzburg, and finally step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, don't miss a visit to Salzburger Altstadt, then get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, then steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally appreciate the history behind Caldera Sculpture.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Salzburg trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Vienna to Salzburg is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In August in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Heiligenblut.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace

1
night
Heiligenblut, Austria

Heiligenblut ©
Heiligenblut am Großglockner is a municipality in the district of Spittal an der Drau in Carinthia, Austria.GeographyAt the northwestern edge of Carinthia and bordering East Tyrol and the state of Salzburg state, Heiligenblut is located in a high valley of the High Tauern range within the Central Eastern Alps. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Mythos Gold Tauerngoldausstellung, don't miss a visit to Vodopad Jungfernsprung, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of St Vincent.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Heiligenblut trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Heiligenblut takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car. In August, daytime highs in Heiligenblut are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Heiligenblut

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Mythos Gold Tauerngoldausstellung
Highlights from your plan
Vodopad Jungfernsprung ©
Vodopad Jungfernsprung

2
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
On the 8th (Thu), admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, then contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Venice vacation builder tool .

Traveling by car from Heiligenblut to Venice takes 4 hours. In August, Venice is a bit warmer than Heiligenblut - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

3
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rome tour itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Venice to Rome in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Rome are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Pompeii.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

1
night
Pompeii, Italy

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Pontificio Santuario della Beata Maria Vergine del Santo Rosario di Pompei, do a tasting at Bosco de Medici Winery, then contemplate the long history of Villa dei Misteri, and finally explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Pompeii day trip planner .

Traveling by train from Rome to Pompeii takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Pompeii can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Villa dei Misteri ©
Villa dei Misteri
Bosco de Medici Winery ©
Bosco de Medici Winery

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Loggia dei Lanzi. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campanile di Giotto, then get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Pompeii to Florence takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Pompeii in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Florence, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

2
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally contemplate the long history of Castello Sforzesco. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Il Cenacolo and then find something for the whole family at Leolandia.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Milan trip maker app .

Take a train from Florence to Milan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Milan are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Leolandia
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

2
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Geneva: Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux), Roman Columns (in Nyon) and The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) (in Lausanne). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de St-Pierre, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève.

You can plan Geneva trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can fly from Milan to Geneva in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Milan in August; daily highs in Geneva reach 30°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chateau de Chillon, Roman Columns, The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique)
Highlights from your plan
Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): explore the activities along Lake Zurich, admire the striking features of Fraumünster Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and finally wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse.

To find ratings and tourist information, you can read our Zurich attractions planning website .

Fly from Geneva to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August in Zurich, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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