34 days in Europe Itinerary

34 days in Europe Itinerary

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34 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Chicago, United States
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
10
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Chicago, United States

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Mt Pilatus & Lake Lucerne). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg, wander the streets of Old Town, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Zurich driving holiday planner .

Chicago, USA to Zurich is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Chicago to Zurich, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in May, things will get slightly colder in Zurich: highs are around 65°F and lows about 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lucerne
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

3
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
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.
Munich is known for museums, nature, nightlife, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Nymphenburg Palace, admire the masterpieces at New Pinakothek, don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, and take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche.

Make your Munich itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Zurich to Munich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in May, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Take a break from Salzburg with a short trip to Hallstatter See in Hallstatt, about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg, explore the galleries of Mozarts Geburtshaus, examine the collection at Salzburg Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Salzburg route maker app .

Getting from Munich to Salzburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. June in Salzburg sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hallstatter See
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

4
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, see the interesting displays at MuseumsQuartier Wien, and get in on the family fun at Prater.

Plan trip to Vienna with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

4
nights
Budapest, Hungary

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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, and appreciate the history behind Hősök tere.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest online tour planner .

Traveling by train from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in June, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

2
nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana melds German, Mediterranean, and Slovenian culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): snap pictures at Tromostovje and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bled. Here are some ideas for day two: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, contemplate the waterfront views at River Ljubljanica Kanal, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ljubljana trip planner .

Getting from Budapest to Ljubljana by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. June in Ljubljana sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Lake Bled
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled
Tromostovje ©
Tromostovje

3
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Dubrovnik is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Walls of Dubrovnik, head off the coast to Island of Lokrum, get engrossed in the history at Rector's Palace, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Dubrovnik trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Ljubljana to Dubrovnik in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Ljubljana in June since evenings lows in Dubrovnik dip to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Outdoors Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town

4
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, steep yourself in history at Charlottenburg Palace, and examine the collection at Topographie des Terrors.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Berlin travel route planner .

You can fly from Dubrovnik to Berlin in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

4
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.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Grand Place, see the interesting displays at Atomium, admire the striking features of Parc du Cinquantenaire, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Brussels day trip planner.

Getting from Berlin to Brussels by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Brussels are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels ©
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

3
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Get out of town with these interesting Bruges side-trips: Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral & Gravensteen). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to The Markt, see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Bruges trip planner.

Take a train from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Bruges are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Ghent
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum

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