27 days in Europe Itinerary

27 days in Europe Itinerary

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27 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  26​h
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
2
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Vaduz, Liechtenstein
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Innsbruck, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Bamberg, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Heidelberg, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
11
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
12
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
13
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
14
Metz, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
15
Colmar, France
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
16
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  26​h
End: Brisbane, Australia


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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Zurich trip itinerary planner .

Brisbane, Australia to Zurich is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Zurich is minus 9 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Brisbane in May: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 21°C and lows are around 9°C. On the 10th (Sun), you'll travel to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hofkirche, then don't miss a visit to The Nine Towers, then wander the streets of Altstadt Luzern, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Rigi.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Lucerne planning website .

Getting from Zurich to Lucerne by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In May, daytime highs in Lucerne are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Vaduz.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Rigi ©
Rigi

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Vaduz, Liechtenstein

Vaduz ©
As the capital of Liechtenstein, Vaduz is the country's financial and economic hub.
On the 12th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Vaduz Castle.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Vaduz trip site .

You can drive from Lucerne to Vaduz in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Vaduz

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Vaduz Castle ©
Vaduz Castle

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Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
On the 12th (Tue), browse the exhibits of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) and then enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm).

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Innsbruck trip planner .

Traveling by car from Vaduz to Innsbruck takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Innsbruck, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Salzburg.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums Parks

Side Trip

Swarovski Crystal Worlds
Highlights from your plan
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)
Town Tower (Stadtturm) ©
Town Tower (Stadtturm)
Swarovski Crystal Worlds ©
Swarovski Crystal Worlds

3
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Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Salzburg is known for historic sites, museums, parks, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg, contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt, get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, and admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Salzburg road trip website .

Getting from Innsbruck to Salzburg by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In May in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Cesky Krumlov.

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
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

Cesky Krumlov ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Egon Schiele Art Centrum, then get to know the fascinating history of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, and then step into the grandiose world of Cesky Krumlov Castle.

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Traveling by car from Salzburg to Cesky Krumlov takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Cesky Krumlov can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Prague.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov ©
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov
Egon Schiele Art Centrum ©
Egon Schiele Art Centrum
Cesky Krumlov Castle ©
Cesky Krumlov Castle

2
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
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.
On the 17th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Katedrala Svateho Vita, and finally wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Prague journey planner.

Drive from Cesky Krumlov to Prague in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Tue) before leaving for Bamberg.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

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Bamberg, Germany

Bamberg ©
First mentioned in historical records from the year 902, Bamberg retains today the medieval, old-world charm that has defined its past development.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Rosengarten. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Altes Rathaus, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Church, contemplate the long history of Bamberg Altstadt, then pause for some serene contemplation at Bamberg Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Neue Residenz, and finally make a trip to Klein Venedig.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bamberg travel planner .

Traveling by car from Prague to Bamberg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in Bamberg can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Thu) before leaving for Heidelberg.

Things to do in Bamberg

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bamberg Cathedral ©
Bamberg Cathedral
Bamberg Altstadt ©
Bamberg Altstadt
Altes Rathaus ©
Altes Rathaus

2
nights
Heidelberg, Germany

A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
On the 21st (Thu), make a trip to Altstadt (Old Town) and then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Heidelberg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, hike along Philosophers' Way (Philosophenweg), and then take in the views from Carl Theodor Old Bridge (Alte Brucke).

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Heidelberg day trip tool .

Getting from Bamberg to Heidelberg by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Bamberg in May, Heidelberg is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Sat) before leaving for Cologne.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Spas Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Spas
Highlights from your plan
Spas
Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg

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Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): admire the striking features of Kolner Dom and then don't miss a visit to Hohenzollern Bridge. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Phantasialand, steep yourself in history at Bayenturm, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cologne vacation planner.

Take a train from Heidelberg to Cologne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Heidelberg in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Cologne, with lows around 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Cologne

Theme Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Phantasialand
Highlights from your plan
Phantasialand ©
Phantasialand
Kolner Dom ©
Kolner Dom
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 25th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, then steep yourself in history at Begijnhof, and finally stroll around Vondelpark.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Cologne to Amsterdam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Wed) before leaving for Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

3
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Explore Brussels' surroundings by going to Bruges (The Markt, Belfry of Bruges, & more). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Grand Place, pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, examine the collection at Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate (Musee du Cacao et du Chocolat), and steep yourself in history at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Brussels travel itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Sat) before leaving for Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Bruges
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
The Markt ©
The Markt
Atomium ©
Atomium

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night
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©
While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
On the 30th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Chateau de Vianden.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Luxembourg City route planner.

You can drive from Brussels to Luxembourg City in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can go by car to Metz.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Chateau de Vianden
Highlights from your plan
Le Chemin de la Corniche ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche
Chateau de Vianden ©
Chateau de Vianden

1
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Metz, France

Metz
Located at the confluence of the Moselle and the Seille rivers bordering Luxembourg and Germany, Metz has a cultural confluence as well with a merging of its French and German heritage and military traditions.
On the 31st (Sun), admire the striking features of Œuvre de la cathédrale.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Metz trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Luxembourg City to Metz by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In May in Metz, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can take a train to Colmar.

Things to do in Metz

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Œuvre de la cathédrale
Œuvre de la cathédrale

1
night
Colmar, France

Colmar ©
Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): wander the streets of Little Venice, then make a trip to Old Town, and then get engrossed in the history at Musée d'Unterlinden.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Colmar trip itinerary maker .

You can take a train from Metz to Colmar in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Colmar can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Tue) before leaving for Zurich.

Things to do in Colmar

Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Old Town ©
Old Town
Musée d'Unterlinden ©
Musée d'Unterlinden

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
On the 2nd (Tue), explore the activities along Lake Zurich and then pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Zurich online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Colmar to Zurich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

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