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:  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
Metz, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
13
Colmar, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
14
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 Museums

2
nights
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 next day, take a stroll through Altstadt Luzern and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rigi.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lucerne trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. May in Lucerne sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Lucerne

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

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), examine the collection at Swarovski Kristallwelten, and then step into the grandiose world of Burgruine Thaur.

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

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Innsbruck takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Innsbruck, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Wed) before leaving for Salzburg.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Swarovski Kristallwelten, Burgruine Thaur
Highlights from your plan
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)
Swarovski Kristallwelten ©
Swarovski Kristallwelten
Burgruine Thaur ©
Burgruine Thaur

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
When in Salzburg, make a side trip to see Eisriesenwelt in Werfen, approximately 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg, take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

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Traveling by train from Innsbruck to Salzburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. May in Salzburg sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 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

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): take in the views from Charles Bridge, admire the landmark architecture of Prague Astronomical Clock, then stroll the grounds of Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Prague trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cesky Krumlov to Prague takes 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'll have a few hours on the 19th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to 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. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Neue Residenz Bamberg, admire the natural beauty at Rosengarten, then contemplate the long history of Bamberg Altstadt, then pause for some serene contemplation at Bamberg Cathedral, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Kirche St. Maria und St. Theodor.

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 Altstadt ©
Bamberg Altstadt
Altes Rathaus ©
Altes Rathaus
Bamberg Cathedral ©
Bamberg Cathedral

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: snap pictures at Carl Theodor Old Bridge (Alte Brucke), hike along Philosophers' Way (Philosophenweg), then walk around Lichtentaler Allee, and finally try your luck at Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank.

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 Outdoors

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: explore the historical opulence of Eltz Castle, make a trip to Deutsches Eck (German Corner), don't miss a visit to Enderttor, then examine the collection at Historische Senfmuehle, and finally ponder the design of Winzerbrunnen.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cochem trip maker tool .

Getting from Heidelberg to Cochem by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect slightly colder evenings in Cochem when traveling from Heidelberg in May, with lows around 9°C. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Dinant.

Things to do in Cochem

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Eltz Castle, Deutsches Eck (German Corner)
Highlights from your plan
Reichsburg Cochem ©
Reichsburg Cochem
Eltz Castle ©
Eltz Castle
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) and then step into the grandiose world of La Citadelle de Dinant. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Bastogne War Museum, see the interesting displays at Maison Leffe, and then don't miss a visit to Charles-de-Gaulle Bridge.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Dinant online trip builder .

Drive from Cochem to Dinant in 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Dinant are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Wed) before leaving for Brussels.

Things to do in Dinant

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

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

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: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, see the interesting displays at Atomium, find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe, and appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Brussels attractions planner.

Getting from Dinant to Brussels by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In May in Brussels, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Sat) before leaving for Metz.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

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

1
night
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 30th (Sat), meet the residents at Zoo d'Amnéville, don't miss a visit to Gare de Metz-Ville, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Œuvre de la cathédrale.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Metz trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Brussels to Metz by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Colmar.

Things to do in Metz

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Zoo d'Amnéville
Highlights from your plan
Zoo d'Amnéville ©
Zoo d'Amnéville
Œuvre de la cathédrale
Œuvre de la cathédrale
Turkish Baths

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 31st (Sun): meet the residents at La montagne des singes. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Statue of Liberty, then don't miss a visit to Old Town, and then take an in-depth tour of Musée d'Unterlinden.

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

Traveling by train from Metz to Colmar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Colmar can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Colmar

Neighborhoods Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

La montagne des singes, Vieille ville d'Eguisheim
Highlights from your plan
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Old Town ©
Old Town
Vieille ville d'Eguisheim ©
Vieille ville d'Eguisheim

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Zurich vacation maker app .

Getting from Colmar to Zurich by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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