54 days in Europe Itinerary

54 days in Europe Itinerary

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Monor, Hungary
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Budapest, Hungary
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Zsambek, Hungary
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Esztergom, Hungary
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Sturovo, Slovakia
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Komarno, Slovakia
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Klosterneuburg, Austria
— 1 night
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Krems an der Donau, Austria
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Melk, Austria
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Linz, Austria
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Steyr, Austria
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Hallstatt, Austria
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Zell am See, Austria
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Innsbruck, Austria
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
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Ettal, Germany
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Fussen, Germany
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Oberstdorf, Germany
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Munich, Germany
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Ingolstadt, Germany
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Ulm, Germany
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Stuttgart, Germany
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Heidelberg, Germany
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Mannheim, Germany
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Frankfurt, Germany
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Wiesbaden, Germany
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Bonn, Germany
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Aachen, Germany
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Cologne, Germany
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Dusseldorf, Germany
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Essen, Germany
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Gelsenkirchen, Germany
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Dortmund, Germany
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Bielefeld, Germany
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Hannover, Germany
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Berlin, Germany
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Bremen, Germany
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Hamburg, Germany
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Lubeck, Germany
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Schwerin, Germany
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Monor, Hungary

Monor is a town in Pest county, Hungary. To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Monor day trip planning tool.

Budapest to Monor is an approximately 1-hour car ride. June in Monor sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. You will leave for Budapest on the 17th (Thu).

Things to do in Monor

Parks · Wineries · Nature

Budapest, Hungary

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Danube

You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
You've added Szechenyi Lanchid, Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden, Margaret Island, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 17th (Thu), make a trip to Heroes' Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), get to know the fascinating history of Becsi Kapu Square, then get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then admire the landmark architecture of Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Citadel, steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, then step off the mainland to explore Margaret Island, then take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, and finally get to know the resident critters at Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Budapest visit planner.

You can drive from Monor to Budapest in an hour. In June in Budapest, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Zsambek.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Zsambek, Hungary

Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Zsambek Premontre monastery church ruin.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Zsambek route planner.

Zsambek is just a short distance from Budapest. In June, daily temperatures in Zsambek can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Esztergom.

Things to do in Zsambek

Historic Sites

Esztergom, Hungary

— 1 night
Esztergom, is a city in northern Hungary, 46km northwest of the capital Budapest. Your day by day itinerary now includes Ram Szakadek, Vizivaros Parish Church and Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): trek along Ram Szakadek.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Esztergom journey planning app.

Drive from Zsambek to Esztergom in an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sturovo.

Things to do in Esztergom

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Sturovo, Slovakia

Štúrovo is a town in Slovakia, situated on the River Danube. On the 20th (Sun), snap pictures at Maria Valeria Bridge.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Sturovo trip itinerary site.

Sturovo is just a stone's throw from Esztergom. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Komarno.
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Komarno, Slovakia

— 1 night
Komárno is a town in Slovakia at the confluence of the Danube and the Váh rivers. On the 20th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Water Mill Kolarovo and then make a trip to Komarno City Centre.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Komarno travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Sturovo to Komarno takes an hour. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Mon) before leaving for Bratislava.

Things to do in Komarno

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Bratislava, Slovakia

— 2 nights

Beauty on the Danube

Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Grassalkovich Palota, Lake Kuchajda, Hviezdoslavov pomnik, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): ponder the design of Fountain of peace, take an in-depth tour of Devin Castle, then make a trip to Slavin War Memorial, and finally take in panoramic vistas at UFO Observation Deck. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Bratislava Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), step into the grandiose world of Bratislava Castle, then catch a live performance at Slovak National Theatre, then appreciate the history behind Cumil, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Televizna Veza Kamzik.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bratislava itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Komarno to Bratislava by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. June in Bratislava sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Vienna.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Vienna, Austria

— 2 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Danube Tower as well as Wiener Staatsoper. On the 23rd (Wed), admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Schönbrunn Zoo. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Center of Vienna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz, then examine the collection at The Hofburg, and finally see a show at Wiener Staatsoper.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bratislava to Vienna takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Klosterneuburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Klosterneuburg, Austria

— 1 night
Klosterneuburg is a town in Tulln District in the Austrian state of Lower Austria. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Stift Klosterneuburg and then find something for the whole family at Strandbad Klosterneuburg.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Klosterneuburg online trip builder.

Klosterneuburg is very close to Vienna. In June in Klosterneuburg, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Krems an der Donau.

Things to do in Klosterneuburg

Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Krems an der Donau, Austria

Krems an der Donau is a town of 23,992 inhabitants in Austria, in the federal state of Lower Austria. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): examine the collection at Karikaturmuseum.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Krems an der Donau road trip app.

You can drive from Klosterneuburg to Krems an der Donau in an hour. Traveling from Klosterneuburg in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Krems an der Donau, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Melk.

Things to do in Krems an der Donau

Museums
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Melk, Austria

— 1 night
Melk, a small town of about 5,000, hugs the south side of the Danube.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Burgruine Aggstein.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Melk trip planner.

Traveling by car from Krems an der Donau to Melk takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Linz.

Things to do in Melk

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Linz, Austria

— 1 night
Located on the Danube with a rolling green backdrop, Linz is a city equally rich in nature and culture.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Stadion der Stadt Linz, Hauptbahnhof Linz and Lentos Kunstmuseum (Museum of Modern Art Linz). On the 27th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Ars Electronica Center, admire the masterpieces at Lentos Kunstmuseum (Museum of Modern Art Linz), and then make a trip to Pöstlingbergbahn.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Linz planner.

You can drive from Melk to Linz in an hour. Another option is to take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Steyr.

Things to do in Linz

Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Steyr, Austria

— 1 night
Steyr is a statutory city, located in the Austrian federal state of Upper Austria. Your day by day itinerary now includes Steyrtalbahn.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Steyr trip planner.

Getting from Linz to Steyr by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. On the 29th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Steyr

Museums

Hallstatt, Austria

— 1 night

Pearl of Austria

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
On the 29th (Tue), go for a walk through Old Town.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hallstatt vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Steyr to Hallstatt takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Zell am See.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Zell am See, Austria

— 3 nights
Despite its small size, Zell am See is a well-visited tourist destination known mostly as a ski resort town, and it serves as an important transportation hub for the region.
You've now added Schmittenhohe to your itinerary. On the 1st (Thu), take a memorable drive along Grossglockner High Alpine Road, explore the stunning scenery at Liechtensteinklamm, and then don't miss a visit to Pongauer Dom. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Erlebnisburg Hohenwerfen and then take in the awesome beauty at Schmittenhohe.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Zell am See online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Hallstatt to Zell am See in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Zell am See

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Innsbruck, Austria

— 1 night
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
You've now added Schloss Ambras Innsbruck to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): stroll through Bergisel Ski Jump and then contemplate the waterfront views at Achensee.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Innsbruck online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Zell am See to Innsbruck in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. July in Innsbruck sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

— 1 night
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Garmisch-Partenkirchen route maker website.

Getting from Innsbruck to Garmisch-Partenkirchen by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ettal.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Nature

Ettal, Germany

— 1 night
Ettal is a German municipality in the district of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, in Bavaria.GeographyEttal is situated in the Oberland area in the Graswangtal between the Loisachtal and Ammertal, approx. To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Ettal tour itinerary website.

Ettal is just a stone's throw from Garmisch-Partenkirchen. July in Ettal sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Fussen.

Things to do in Ettal

Historic Sites

Fussen, Germany

— 1 night

Southern End of the Romantic Road

Framed by the Alps and set upon a riverbank, the city of Fussen in addition to its historic architecture is the epicenter of Germany’s traditional violin-making industry.
On the 6th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Schloss Neuschwanstein.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Fussen road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Ettal to Fussen in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Oberstdorf.

Things to do in Fussen

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Oberstdorf, Germany

— 1 night

Hiking Village

Nestled within the heart of the Bavarian Alps, Oberstdorf offers classic mountain charm combined with some of the best winter resorts and sports in Europe.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Breitachklamm, explore the activities along Moorweiher, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nebelhorn.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Oberstdorf trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Fussen to Oberstdorf takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Munich.

Things to do in Oberstdorf

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Munich, Germany

— 2 nights

Village of a Million People

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.
You've added St. Peter's Church, FC Bayern Museum, Allianz Arena, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus) and then don't miss a visit to Marienplatz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around English Garden, contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, then engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Munich tour website.

Traveling by car from Oberstdorf to Munich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ingolstadt.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Ingolstadt, Germany

— 1 night
Ingolstadt is a city in the Free State of Bavaria, in the Federal Republic of Germany. You've now added Audi Forum & Headquarters to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Maria de Victoria Kirche.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ingolstadt vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Munich to Ingolstadt takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 11th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ulm.

Things to do in Ingolstadt

Museums · Historic Sites

Ulm, Germany

— 1 night
Part of the epicenter of the Holy Roman Empire, Ulm today stands as a cultural and economic hub of modern Germany.
On the 11th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Fishermen's Quarter and then contemplate the long history of The Leaning House.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Ulm planning website.

You can drive from Ingolstadt to Ulm in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July in Ulm, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Ulm

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Stuttgart, Germany

— 2 nights

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Johanneskirche as well as Mercedes Benz Arena. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): examine the collection at Porsche Museum, contemplate the long history of Palace Square, get to know the resident critters at Wilhelma Zoologisch-Botanischer Garten, then admire the landmark architecture of Mercedes-Benz Museum, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Fernsehturm Stuttgart. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Hohenpark Killesberg, catch a live event at Mercedes Benz Arena, then take a stroll through Konigstrasse, and finally don't miss a visit to Johanneskirche.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Stuttgart driving holiday site.

Drive from Ulm to Stuttgart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Stuttgart are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

Heidelberg, Germany

— 1 night

City of Romanticism

A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Heidelberg itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Stuttgart to Heidelberg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Heidelberg, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Mannheim.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Trails

Mannheim, Germany

— 1 night

Quadrate City

Mannheim is one of Germany’s major metropolitan and immigration centers, home to a large number of U.S. military personnel, and the site of a large university.
You've now added Fernmeldeturm Mannheim to your itinerary. On the 15th (Thu), stroll around Luisenpark.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Mannheim itinerary builder app.

Mannheim is just a short distance from Heidelberg. In July in Mannheim, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Mannheim

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Frankfurt, Germany

— 2 nights

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Eurotower, Eschenheimer Turm, Old Opera House (Alte Oper), and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): make a trip to Romer. Keep things going the next day: get to know the resident critters at Zoo Frankfurt, admire the natural beauty at Palmengarten, take some stellar pictures from Main Tower, see the grandeur of opera at Old Opera House (Alte Oper), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), and finally contemplate the long history of The Hauptwache.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Frankfurt trip planning tool.

Getting from Mannheim to Frankfurt by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Frankfurt can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Wiesbaden.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Nightlife

Wiesbaden, Germany

— 1 night

Jewel of the Rhine

One of Europe's oldest spa towns, Wiesbaden has been catering to travelers from countries near and far for many centuries.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Villa Clementine as well as Wilhelmstrasse. On the 18th (Sun), try your luck at Kurhaus.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Wiesbaden journey planning site.

You can drive from Frankfurt to Wiesbaden in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daytime highs in Wiesbaden are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bonn.

Things to do in Wiesbaden

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Bonn, Germany

— 2 nights

Little Big Town

The birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven, Bonn is one of the country's oldest cities.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cherry Blossom as well as Post Tower. On the 19th (Mon), make a trip to Bonner Munster.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bonn vacation planner.

Getting from Wiesbaden to Bonn by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. July in Bonn sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Wed) before leaving for Aachen.

Things to do in Bonn

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Aachen, Germany

— 1 night

City of Water

Aachen, a spa town, was once a prominent royal city where German kings were crowned and Charlemagne built his favorite residence.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): meet the residents at Tierpark Aachen, then make a trip to Elisenbrunnen, then admire the landmark architecture of Aachener Rathaus, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aachen Cathedral.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Aachen online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Bonn to Aachen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Aachen, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cologne.

Things to do in Aachen

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Cologne, Germany

— 1 night

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Malakoffturm, Dropped Cone, Cologne Central Station, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cologne Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Chocolate Museum, snap pictures at Hohenzollern Bridge, then don't miss a visit to KolnTriangle, and finally get from place to place with Cologne Central Station.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cologne road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Aachen to Cologne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Cologne sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Fri) before leaving for Dusseldorf.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites · Museums · Transportation

Dusseldorf, Germany

— 1 night

Fashion Capital of Germany

Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Old Town Hall as well as Aquazoo Loebbecke Museum. On the 23rd (Fri), see the interesting displays at Classic Remise Dusseldorf, wander the streets of Konigsallee, then take in panoramic vistas at Rheinturm, and finally admire the landmark architecture of MedienHafen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at River Rhine, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquazoo Loebbecke Museum, then stop by Altstadt, then enjoy breathtaking views from Visitor's Terraces Dusseldorf Airport, and finally ponder the world of politics at Old Town Hall.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Dusseldorf road trip planning website.

Getting from Cologne to Dusseldorf by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Essen.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods

Essen, Germany

— 1 night

Shopping City

For centuries one of Germany's major coal and steel centers, Essen offers some of Germany's best shopping, religious sites, and historical atmosphere.
Your day by day itinerary now includes RWE Tower, Glockenspiel am Deiterhaus, Thyssen Krupp Hauptquartier, and other attractions you added. On the 25th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen, make a trip to Old Town Kettwig, then don't miss a visit to Thyssen Krupp Hauptquartier, then don't miss a visit to Glockenspiel am Deiterhaus, and finally don't miss a visit to RWE Tower.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Essen tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Dusseldorf to Essen in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Gelsenkirchen.

Things to do in Essen

Historic Sites

Gelsenkirchen, Germany

— 1 night
Gelsenkirchen stands as a tribute to the Industrial Revolution in Germany.
You've now added Veltins Arena to your itinerary.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, go to the Gelsenkirchen day trip planning site.

Gelsenkirchen is just a short distance from Essen. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Dortmund.

Things to do in Gelsenkirchen

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Dortmund, Germany

— 2 nights

Green Metropolis

Though its major passion may be soccer, Dortmund offers visitors more than just historical sports venues.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Stadt- und Landesbibliothek Dortmund, Lwl Industrial Museum Zollern and Signal Iduna Park. On the 26th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Florian Tower (Florianturm). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Botanical garden Rombergpark, have fun and explore at German Football Museum, then walk around Westfalenpark, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Dortmund.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Dortmund trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Gelsenkirchen to Dortmund takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of tram and train. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. On the 28th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bielefeld.

Things to do in Dortmund

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Bielefeld, Germany

— 2 nights
Historically a center of Europe’s linen industry, Bielefeld today combines rich local culture with a tradition of innovation and commercial development.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Palaisgarten Detmold, Fernmeldeturm Hunenburg and Dr. Oetker Welt. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Sparrenburg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanischer Garten, examine the collection at Dr. Oetker Welt, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Heimat-Tierpark Olderdissen, then make a trip to Fernmeldeturm Hunenburg, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Siegfriedplatz.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bielefeld trip planner.

You can drive from Dortmund to Bielefeld in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Bielefeld sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hannover.

Things to do in Bielefeld

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hannover, Germany

— 1 night

City of Fairs

Hannover, northern Germany's major urban center, may be best known for hosting annual commercial trade fairs.
Your day by day itinerary now includes HDI Arena, Staatsoper Hannover and Marktkirche. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Marktkirche and then take in nature's colorful creations at Herrenhauser Garten. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the grandeur of opera at Staatsoper Hannover, then ponder the world of politics at The New Town Hall, then explore the activities along Maschsee, and finally see where the action happens at HDI Arena.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hannover trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Bielefeld to Hannover takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Hannover can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can catch the train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hannover

Parks · Nightlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Berlin, Germany

— 3 nights

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Madame Tussauds, Potsdamer Platz, Sony Center, and other attractions. And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, and admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip itinerary site.

Take a train from Hannover to Berlin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Bremen.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

Bremen, Germany

— 1 night

Short-Way City

A rather long and narrow city spread along both sides of the Weser River, Bremen has more than a thousand years of history.
Muhle am Wall has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): make a trip to Marktplatz.

To see photos and more tourist information, go to the Bremen road trip planning site.

Take a train from Berlin to Bremen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Bremen are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Hamburg.

Things to do in Bremen

Historic Sites

Hamburg, Germany

— 3 nights

Gateway to the World

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Fernsehturm Hamburg, Hamburg Hauptbahnhof, Volksparkstadion, and other attractions. There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Miniatur Wunderland, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of Alter Elbtunnel, and admire the landmark architecture of Townhall.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hamburg road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Bremen to Hamburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lubeck.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nightlife

Lubeck, Germany

— 1 night

City of Seven Spires

Lubeck is the only northern German city with a largely intact medieval old town comparable to sites farther south.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): wander the streets of Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown), examine the collection at Holstentor, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Travemunde.

Discover how to plan a Lubeck trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Hamburg to Lubeck by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Lubeck can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Schwerin.

Things to do in Lubeck

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Beaches

Schwerin, Germany

— 1 night
Schwerin is the capital and second-largest city of the northern German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. On the 8th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Schwerin Cathedral and then step into the grandiose world of Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss).

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Schwerin driving holiday site.

You can drive from Lubeck to Schwerin in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Szczecin.

Things to do in Schwerin

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Szczecin, Poland

Szczecin is the capital and largest city of the West Pomeranian Voivodeship in Poland. Your day by day itinerary now includes Filharmonia im. Mieczyslawa Karlowicza w Szczecinie as well as Bazylika Archikatedralna pw. sw. Jakuba Apostola. On the 9th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bazylika Archikatedralna pw. sw. Jakuba Apostola and then experience the thrill of a live performance at Filharmonia im. Mieczyslawa Karlowicza w Szczecinie.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Szczecin online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Schwerin to Szczecin in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C.

Things to do in Szczecin

Historic Sites · Nightlife