21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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21 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
1
Paris, France
— 6 nights
Train:  4 h
2
Lausanne, Switzerland
— 1 night
Train:  3 h 15 min
3
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
4
Interlaken, Switzerland
— Few hours
Drive:  30 min
5
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Innsbruck, Austria
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
8
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
9
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
End: Munich, Germany

6
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Conciergerie. Step out of the city life by going to Île de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis. Visit Eiffel Tower and Sainte-Chapelle for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Chateau de Chambord (in Chambord). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, make a trip to Louvre Museum, and wander the streets of Le Marais.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Paris tour itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In April, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 42°F. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lausanne.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Palace of Versailles, Chateau de Chambord
Highlights from your plan
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

1
night
Lausanne, Switzerland

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Lausanne and then explore the world behind art at Collection de l'Art Brut.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Lausanne trip itinerary planning website .

You can take a train from Paris to Lausanne in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lausanne

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale de Lausanne ©
Cathedrale de Lausanne
Collection de l'Art Brut ©
Collection de l'Art Brut

2
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 20th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish Church of St. Mauritius, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Intercontinental Church Society, then stroll through Matterhorn Ski Paradise, and finally take a memorable drive along Gornergrat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie", contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapelle Schwarzsee "Maria zum Schnee", and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Zermatt online trip itinerary maker .

You can take a train from Lausanne to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise

few
hours
Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken ©
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Interlaken holiday builder.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Interlaken takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in April, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm

4
nights
Grindelwald, Switzerland

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Visiting Aletsch Glacier and Axalp will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, hit the slopes at Maennlichen, take a stroll through Alpiglen, and stroll through Grindelwald-First.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Grindelwald travel itinerary planner.

Grindelwald is just a stone's throw from Interlaken. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lucerne.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Axalp
Highlights from your plan
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen

1
night
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, then pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lucerne trip planner.

Drive from Grindelwald to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in April, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge
Lion Monument ©
Lion Monument

1
night
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): fly down the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump, appreciate the extensive heritage of Maria-Theresien-Strasse, and then steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Innsbruck route maker site .

You can drive from Lucerne to Innsbruck in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April in Innsbruck, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 39°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Salzburg.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Altstadt von Innsbruck ©
Altstadt von Innsbruck
Dom zu St. Jakob ©
Dom zu St. Jakob
Bergisel Ski Jump ©
Bergisel Ski Jump

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Schloss Hellbrunn has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, and then admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, stop by Sporer Likör- & Punschmanufaktur, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), then admire the striking features of Residenzgalerie Salzburg, and finally steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Salzburg trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by train from Innsbruck to Salzburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

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

3
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.
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site has been added to your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nymphenburg Palace and St. Peter's Church. Visit Schloss Neuschwanstein and Haidhausen for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Munich: Schloss Hohenschwangau (in Hohenschwangau) and Altstadt von Fuessen (in Fussen). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along English Garden, see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, and get curious at Deutsches Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Munich day trip website .

You can drive from Salzburg to Munich in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Schloss Hohenschwangau, Altstadt von Fuessen, Schloss Neuschwanstein, Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
Highlights from your plan
Haidhausen ©
Haidhausen
Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

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