25 days in Europe Itinerary

25 days in Europe Itinerary

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Fly
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Drive
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Drive
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Dresden, Germany
— 1 night
Drive
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive
9
Rothenburg, Germany
— 2 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Do some cultural sightseeing at UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and HR Giger Museum. Head to Altstadt Luzern and Hauptbahnhoffor some retail therapy. Explore Lucerne's surroundings by going to Gruyeres Castle (in Gruyeres) and Zurich (Old Town, Niederdorf, &more). There's lots more to do: stroll through Mt Pilatus, pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, admire the striking features of Lucerne Station, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, read Lucerne road trip planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Lucerne is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Lucerne. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in July since evenings lows in Lucerne dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Lucerne

Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

2
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Zugspitze and then identify plant and animal life at Partnachklamm. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Ettal Abbey, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Linderhof, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pilgrimage Church of Wies.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Garmisch-Partenkirchen online trip planner.

You can drive from Lucerne to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Garmisch-Partenkirchen can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Winter Sports

Side Trips

3
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Salzburg, Austria

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
You'll explore and learn at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus). Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Schloss Hellbrunn and St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, and admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Salzburg trip planner.

You can drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Salzburg are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

4
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Vienna, Austria

City of Dreams

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.
For shopping fun, head to Vienna Naschmarkt or Xocolat. Museum-lovers will appreciate Belvedere Palace and Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum), don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz, and see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

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Traveling by car from Salzburg to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July in Vienna, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours

1
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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

Known around the world for its medieval castle, Cesky Krumlov offers the chance to experience the charm of a small European city seemingly frozen in time several centuries ago.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Cesky Krumlov Castle, get the lay of the land with Wiseman Free Tour, get to know the fascinating history of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Jost Church, and finally admire the masterpieces at Egon Schiele Art Centrum.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cesky Krumlov trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Vienna to Cesky Krumlov by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Prague.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Museums

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Prague, Czech Republic

City of a Hundred Spires

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lobkowicz Palace and Hradcany. Appreciate the collections at Narodni Galerie Praha and Jewish Museum in Prague. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, take in the views from Charles Bridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Prague vacation planner.

You can drive from Cesky Krumlov to Prague in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dresden.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Neighborhoods

1
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Dresden, Germany

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): steep yourself in history at The Dresden Zwinger, pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche Dresden, and then see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Dresden trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Prague to Dresden in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Historic Sites · Museums

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Berlin, Germany

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Pergamonmuseum and Topography of Terror are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate East Side Gallery and Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Neues Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Dresden to Berlin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods

2
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Rothenburg, Germany

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Reichsstadtmuseum, steep yourself in history at Town Walls, wander the streets of Altstadt, then see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), and finally examine the collection at Historiengewölbe mit Staatsverlies - Museum zur Stadtgeschichte in Rothenburg o.d.T..

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Rothenburg road trip site.

You can drive from Berlin to Rothenburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Rothenburg are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Switzerland travel guide

4.6
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.

Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Specialty Museums
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.

Czech Republic travel guide

4.3
Bridges · Historic Walking Areas · Castles
From historical towns and cities, to a countryside speckled with castles and chateaus, the Czech Republic is a holiday destination that can satisfy everybody's taste. Even though it's modern and fully-developed, the country carefully preserves its traditions and heritage. The city of Prague, with its breathtaking architecture, vibrant art and culture scene, and bustling nightlife, is not only one of the country's main attractions, but also a top European tourist hub. The scenic countryside features numerous national parks and nature reserves perfect for hiking, cycling, golfing, and enjoying the natural beauty. In the wintertime ski buffs have their pick from a selection of resorts. If you're looking to unwind and rejuvenate in picturesque settings, visit the famous spa and wellness resorts that have been renowned in Europe for centuries.