21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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21 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Barcelona, Spain
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Nice, France
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Bled, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
10
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
11
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Barcelona, Spain

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): stroll the grounds of Cimetiere du Chateau and then take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and then make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Nice visit website .

Barcelona, Spain to Nice is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Lucerne.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Adventure

Side Trips

Waterskiing & Jetskiing, Massif de l'Esterel
Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

2
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and finally wander the streets of Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, then take a leisurely stroll along Nationalquai, and finally explore the activities along Lake Lucerne.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Lucerne vacation maker site .

Getting from Nice to Lucerne by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Nice in July, expect little chillier with lows of 17°C in Lucerne. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zurich, Parasailing & Paragliding
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich

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.
On the 7th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, then get curious at Deutsches Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, and finally see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Neue Pinakothek, admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, then steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Munich online trip planner .

Getting from Lucerne to Munich by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. July in Munich sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
English Garden ©
English Garden
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 9th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nonnberg Convent, then contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), then examine the collection at Salzburg Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Salzburg driving holiday planning website .

Traveling by car from Munich to Salzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bled.

Things to do in Salzburg

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

2
nights
Bled, Slovenia

Bled ©
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Triglav National Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bohinj. Keep things going the next day: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take some stellar pictures from Mala Osojnica, then kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

Plan my trip to Bled with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Salzburg to Bled in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Bled can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lake Bohinj
Highlights from your plan
Triglav National Park ©
Triglav National Park
Parasailing & Paragliding
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral, examine the collection at The Hofburg, get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo, then step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maria Am Gestade. On the next day, hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt, then see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, then see the interesting displays at Staatsopernmuseum, and finally get in on the family fun at Prater.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Vienna travel route planning tool .

You can drive from Bled to Vienna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Vienna are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Vienna

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): wander the streets of Bratislava Old Town, then get engrossed in the history at Devin Castle, then enjoy the sand and surf at Magio Beach, and finally step into the grandiose world of Bratislava Castle.

To see more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bratislava trip maker tool .

You can drive from Vienna to Bratislava in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle
Bratislava Castle ©
Bratislava Castle
Magio Beach ©
Magio Beach

2
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.
On the 16th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya, admire the landmark architecture of Matthias Church, take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge, then admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, then laugh and play at Palatinus Strandfürdő, then get to know the fascinating history of Janoshegy, and finally steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue.

To see more things to do, photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Budapest trip planning tool .

You can drive from Bratislava to Budapest in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

2
nights
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, steep yourself in history at Wawel Cathedral, then have some family-friendly fun at Bubble Football & More by Bumper Ball Experiences, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Wawel Royal Castle, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica, and finally stop by Stare Miasto.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Krakow tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Krakow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Budapest in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Krakow: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Highlights from your plan
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Zoo Berlin, and finally examine the collection at Topography of Terror.

Plan my trip to Berlin with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and finally admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Versailles, and finally step into the grandiose world of The Trianons & The Hamlet.

To see other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. July in Paris sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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