28 days in Europe Itinerary

28 days in Europe Itinerary

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28 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  26​h
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
2
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Innsbruck, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Bamberg, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Heidelberg, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Cochem, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
10
Dinant, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
11
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
12
Reims, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
13
Colmar, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
14
Zurich, Switzerland
— Few hours
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 Museums

2
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Markuskirche, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus. Here are some ideas for day two: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take in the awesome beauty at Rigi, and then take a stroll through Altstadt Luzern.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Lucerne vacation app .

Traveling by car from Zurich to Lucerne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Parasailing & Paragliding
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

1
night
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), enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm), and then walk around Swarovski Crystal Worlds.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Innsbruck route planner .

Drive from Lucerne to Innsbruck in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Salzburg.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Swarovski Crystal Worlds
Highlights from your plan
Swarovski Crystal Worlds ©
Swarovski Crystal Worlds
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)
Dom zu St. Jakob ©
Dom zu St. Jakob

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Step out of Salzburg to go to Werfen and see Eisriesenwelt, which is approximately 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg, admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, and steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Salzburg trip planner.

Getting from Innsbruck to Salzburg by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. 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

Side Trip

Eisriesenwelt
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
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

2
nights
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): contemplate the long history of Altes Rathaus and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirche St. Maria und St. Theodor. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Neue Residenz, pause for some serene contemplation at Bamberg Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Bamberg Altstadt, then admire the natural beauty at Rosengarten, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Weyermann Specialty Malts.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bamberg route planner .

Drive from Prague to Bamberg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 8°C. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Bamberg

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

2
nights
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg ©
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: try to win big at Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank, stroll around Lichtentaler Allee, then trek along Philosophers' Way (Philosophenweg), and finally take in the views from Carl Theodor Old Bridge (Alte Brucke).

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Heidelberg trip itinerary site .

Drive from Bamberg to Heidelberg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Bamberg in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Heidelberg, with lows of 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Cochem.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trip

Baden-Baden
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg
Lichtentaler Allee ©
Lichtentaler Allee
Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank ©
Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank

2
nights
Cochem, Germany

Cochem ©
Nestled away within the rolling hills of the Moselle River Valley, Cochem possesses an archetypical German appearance and medieval charm that provides one of the best atmospheres in the country.
On the 23rd (Sat), contemplate the long history of Bundesbank-Bunker Cochem and then explore the historical opulence of Reichsburg Cochem. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Historische Senfmuehle, make a trip to Enderttor, then explore the historical opulence of Burg Eltz, and finally make a trip to Deutsches Eck (German Corner).

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cochem road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Heidelberg to Cochem takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Heidelberg in May, Cochem is slightly colder at night with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Dinant.

Things to do in Cochem

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Deutsches Eck (German Corner), Burg Eltz
Highlights from your plan
Reichsburg Cochem ©
Reichsburg Cochem
Burg Eltz ©
Burg Eltz
Deutsches Eck (German Corner) ©
Deutsches Eck (German Corner)

2
nights
Dinant, Belgium

Dinant ©
Located along the Upper Meuse Valley, the city of Dinant features colorful buildings framing its famous church and a clifftop citadel in the background.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): make a trip to Church of Our Lady (Collegiale Notre-Dame), then snap pictures at Charles-de-Gaulle Bridge, and then step into the grandiose world of La Citadelle de Dinant. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Mardasson Memorial, then examine the collection at Bastogne War Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Maison Leffe.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Dinant day trip planner .

You can drive from Cochem to Dinant in 3 hours. May in Dinant sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Wed) before leaving for Brussels.

Things to do in Dinant

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Bastogne
Highlights from your plan
La Citadelle de Dinant ©
La Citadelle de Dinant
Bastogne War Museum ©
Bastogne War Museum
Mardasson Memorial ©
Mardasson Memorial

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.
To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Brussels online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Dinant to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. You will leave for Reims on the 30th (Sat).

Things to do in Brussels

Nightlife Museums Historic Sites

2
nights
Reims, France

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Champagne Pierre Morlet, learn about winemaking at Moet et Chandon Champagne Cellars, then learn about winemaking at Champagnes Pommery, then admire the striking features of Palais du Tau, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Reims trip planner .

Getting from Brussels to Reims by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Colmar.

Things to do in Reims

Tours Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Champagne Pierre Morlet, Moet et Chandon Champagne Cellars
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims
Palais du Tau ©
Palais du Tau

2
nights
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): appreciate the history behind Saint-Leon Fountain, then make a trip to Vieille ville d'Eguisheim, and then make a trip to Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, then don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty, and then wander the streets of Little Venice.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Colmar driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Reims to Colmar takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Reims in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 15°C in Colmar. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Colmar

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Eguisheim, Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
Highlights from your plan
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg ©
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
Old Town ©
Old Town
Little Venice ©
Little Venice

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hours
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
On the 3rd (Wed), explore the activities along Lake Zurich, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, and then pause for some photo ops at Hans Waldmann Statue.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church
Hans Waldmann Statue ©
Hans Waldmann Statue

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