21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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21 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Albuquerque, United States
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
4
Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h
5
Murren, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Lugano, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Chamonix, France
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  25 h
End: Albuquerque, United States

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): head outdoors with Zurich Succulent Plant Collection, visit Schanzengraben Canal, wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, then wander the streets of Niederdorf, and finally stop by Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Zurich trip itinerary planner.

Albuquerque, USA to Zurich is an approximately 13.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually an 8 hour difference. When traveling from Albuquerque in May, plan for slightly colder days in Zurich, with highs around 65°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Shopping Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Niederdorf
Niederdorf
Zurich Succulent Plant Collection ©
Zurich Succulent Plant Collection

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, admire the striking features of BMW Headquarters, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Burgersaalkirche, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Old Town Hall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Heiliggeistkirche, see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, then examine the collection at Deutsches Museum Verkehrszentrum, and finally make a trip to Marienplatz.

Plan my day in Munich using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Zurich to Munich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and train. In May in Munich, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
English Garden ©
English Garden
Burgersaalkirche ©
Burgersaalkirche
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Salzburger Altstadt. Explore hidden gems such as Old City Hall (Altes Rathaus) and Franziskanerkirche. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, examine the collection at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Nonnberg Convent.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Salzburg holiday planner.

Getting from Munich to Salzburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can take a train to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Basilika St. Michael
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Salzburger Altstadt ©
Salzburger Altstadt

2
nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spitalskirche, take an in-depth tour of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dom zu St. Jakob, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Jesuit Church.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Innsbruck online tour planner.

Traveling by train from Salzburg to Innsbruck takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Innsbruck can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Murren.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Jesuit Church ©
Jesuit Church
Dom zu St. Jakob ©
Dom zu St. Jakob
Tyrolean Folk Art Museum ©
Tyrolean Folk Art Museum

4
nights
Murren, Switzerland

Murren ©
With a population of just 450 people, Murren brings to life an authentic Swiss mountain village.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Burgkirche Raron and Felsenkirche Eglise St.Michael. Get in touch with nature at Jungfraujoch and Zauberwasser. Venture out of the city with trips to Lotschentaler Museum (in Kippel), Loetschberger-Suedrampe (in Steg-Hohtenn) and Jaun Pass (in Boltigen). And it doesn't end there: get great views at Thrill Walk Felsensteg Birg, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Allmendhubel, tour the pleasant surroundings at Via Ferrata, and trek along Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Murren road trip website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Innsbruck to Murren. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lugano.

Things to do in Murren

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Raron, Lotschentaler Museum, Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli, Loetschberger-Suedrampe
Highlights from your plan
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli ©
Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli
Felsenkirche Eglise St.Michael ©
Felsenkirche Eglise St.Michael

3
nights
Lugano, Switzerland

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Monte San Salvatore, head outdoors with Ponte Tibetano Valle di Sementina, then explore the historical opulence of Castle of Sasso Corbaro, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria di Loreto, kick back and relax at Lido di Lugano, then stroll through Olive Trail, and finally don't miss a visit to Centro storico Gandria.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lugano trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Murren to Lugano takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Lugano sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Chamonix.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Bellinzona, Ponte Tibetano Valle di Sementina
Highlights from your plan
Monte San Salvatore ©
Monte San Salvatore
Ponte Tibetano Valle di Sementina ©
Ponte Tibetano Valle di Sementina
Lido di Lugano ©
Lido di Lugano

3
nights
Chamonix, France

Chamonix ©
"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Step out of the city life by going to Brevent Cable Car and Grand Balcon Nord : Plan de l'Aiguille du Midi - Montenvers. Explore hidden gems such as La Foret Magique and Cascade de Chedde. When in Chamonix, make a side trip to see Desert de Plate in Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval, approximately Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval away. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get outside with Lac Bleu, hike along Refuge Albert 1er, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Cornu.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Chamonix tour planning app.

You can drive from Lugano to Chamonix in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Chamonix

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Cascade de Chedde, Desert de Plate
Highlights from your plan
Brevent Cable Car ©
Brevent Cable Car
River Rafting & Tubing
Refuge Albert 1er ©
Refuge Albert 1er

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