39 days in Trieste & Central Europe Itinerary

39 days in Trieste & Central Europe Itinerary

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39 days in Trieste & Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Venice, Italy
train:  2​h
1
Trieste, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  4​h 30​min
2
Villach, Austria
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Graz, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Linz, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Innsbruck, Austria
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Munich, Germany
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Memmingen, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Konstanz, Germany
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
11
Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
12
Basel, Switzerland
— 2 nights
End: Basel, Switzerland

2
nights
Trieste, Italy

Trieste ©
Trieste is a charming old town with a quiet atmosphere often compared to eastern European cities.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Parco di Miramare as well as Teatro Romano di Trieste. On the 11th (Sat), appreciate the history behind Le Ragazze di Trieste and then don't miss a visit to Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Aquileia, then head outdoors with Grotta Gigante, and then see the interesting displays at Civico Museo della Risiera di San Sabba.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Trieste itinerary maker .

Venice to Trieste is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a shuttle; or take a bus. April in Trieste sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Villach.

Things to do in Trieste

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Basilica di Aquileia, Grotta Gigante
Highlights from your plan
Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico ©
Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia ©
Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia

5
nights
Villach, Austria

Villach ©
Villach is the seventh-largest city in Austria and the second-largest in the federal state of Carinthia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Villach: Skigebiet Bad Kleinkirchheim (in Bad Kleinkirchheim), Klagenfurt (Lake Worthersee & Lindwurmbrunnen) and Hochosterwitz Castle (Burg Hochosterwitz) (in Launsdorf). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at MTB Area One, identify plant and animal life at Fitness- und Gesundheitsparcours Warmbad-Villach, head outdoors with Villacher Alpenstraße, and walk around Dobratsch Nature Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Villach road trip planner.

You can drive from Trieste to Villach in 2.5 hours. In April, Villach is little chillier than Trieste - with highs of 16°C and lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Graz.

Things to do in Villach

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Klagenfurt, Hochosterwitz Castle (Burg Hochosterwitz), Aussichtsturm Pyramidenkogel, Maria Himmelfahrt, Skigebiet Bad Kleinkirchheim
Highlights from your plan
Dobratsch Nature Park ©
Dobratsch Nature Park
Lake Worthersee ©
Lake Worthersee
Maria Himmelfahrt ©
Maria Himmelfahrt

2
nights
Graz, Austria

Graz ©
With six universities, Graz represents a young, laid-back, and lively city with nightlife that doesn't stop.
On the 18th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Kunsthaus Graz and then look for gifts at Island in the Mur. On your second day here, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Graz, then don't miss a visit to Schlossbergrutsche - The Slide Graz, then take in panoramic vistas at Uhrturm, and finally walk around Schlossberg.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Graz itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Villach to Graz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Graz

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arnold Schwarzenegger Museum
Highlights from your plan
Schlossberg ©
Schlossberg
Arnold Schwarzenegger Museum ©
Arnold Schwarzenegger Museum
Altstadt von Graz ©
Altstadt von Graz

5
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, hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt, see the interesting displays at MuseumsQuartier Wien, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Center of Vienna.

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Getting from Graz to Vienna by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In April in Vienna, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Linz.

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

2
nights
Linz, Austria

Linz ©
Located on the Danube with a rolling green backdrop, Linz is a city equally rich in nature and culture.
On the 26th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Ars Electronica Center, don't miss a visit to Pöstlingbergbahn, don't miss a visit to Hauptplatz, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mariendom. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Alter Dom, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ursulinenkirche, then get outside with Grottenbahn, and finally make a trip to Postlingbergkirche Wallfahrtsbasilika Sieben Schmerzen Maria.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Linz day trip site .

You can take a train from Vienna to Linz in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Salzburg.

Things to do in Linz

Historic Sites Outdoors Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Grottenbahn ©
Grottenbahn
Room Escape Games

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 with an excursion to Salzwelten in Hallstatt--about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg, take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, and step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Salzburg road trip planning app .

You can take a train from Linz to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Salzwelten
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral

3
nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Take a break from Innsbruck with a short trip to St. Anton in St. Anton am Arlberg, about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm), admire the landmark architecture of Dom zu St. Jakob, and contemplate the waterfront views at River Inn.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Innsbruck using our trip planner.

Take a train from Salzburg to Innsbruck in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Innsbruck can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can catch the train to Munich.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks Museums Winter Sports

Side Trips

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

5
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: make a trip to Marienplatz, examine the collection at Munich Residenz, enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche, and get curious at Deutsches Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Munich trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Innsbruck to Munich by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. May in Munich sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Memmingen.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
English Garden ©
English Garden
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

2
nights
Memmingen, Germany

Memmingen ©
Memmingen is a town in Swabia, Bavaria, Germany. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): admire the striking features of Steuerhaus, then examine the collection at Stadtmuseum, and then find something for the whole family at Legoland Deutschland Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Kreuzherrensaal, don't miss a visit to Fishermen's Quarter, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ulmer Münster, and finally see the interesting displays at Margarete Steiff Museum.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Memmingen fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from Munich to Memmingen takes 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Memmingen can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Konstanz.

Things to do in Memmingen

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ulm, Margarete Steiff Museum, Legoland Deutschland Resort
Highlights from your plan
Legoland Deutschland Resort ©
Legoland Deutschland Resort
Stadtmuseum ©
Stadtmuseum
Ulmer Münster ©
Ulmer Münster

2
nights
Konstanz, Germany

Konstanz ©
Set on the border with Switzerland and on the shores of the lake of the same name, Konstanz represents both a city of leisure and some of the country’s best education.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SEA LIFE Konstanz, take a leisurely stroll along Constance Harbour, and then head off the coast to Mainau.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Konstanz online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Memmingen to Konstanz takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Konstanz

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
SEA LIFE Konstanz ©
SEA LIFE Konstanz
Mainau ©
Mainau
Constance Harbour ©
Constance Harbour

5
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Chapel Bridge, & more), Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken (in Matten bei Interlaken) and Interlaken (Parasailing & Paragliding & Heidi's Photo Chalet). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain, wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, and look for gifts at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Zurich road trip planning app .

Melbourne, Australia to Zurich is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Zurich. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Melbourne in April, with highs in Zurich at 17°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Vaduz.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Basel, Switzerland

Basel ©
Situated where the Swiss, German, and French borders meet, Basel is considered the hub of Dreilandereck, this "three countries corner." Its location makes Basel a center of culture and history, brimming with important theaters and museums.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): wander the streets of Altstadt-Spaziergange durch Basel, then explore the world behind art at Fondation Beyeler, then steep yourself in history at Basel Minster, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo Basel.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Basel attractions site .

Traveling by car from Zurich to Basel takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Basel, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Basel

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Fondation Beyeler
Highlights from your plan
Zoo Basel ©
Zoo Basel
Basel Minster ©
Basel Minster
Fondation Beyeler ©
Fondation Beyeler

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