46 days in Europe Itinerary

46 days in Europe Itinerary

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46 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen, Denmark
1
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Nuremberg, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Krakow, Poland
— 1 night
train:  9​h
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
10
Bern, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
12
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
13
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
14
Paris, France
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
15
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
16
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Copenhagen, Denmark


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3
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
You've added Copenhagen Free Walking Tours, Christiania, The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue), and other attractions to your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Rosenborg Castle and Nyhavn. For shopping fun, head to Christiansborg Slot or National Museum of Denmark. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Stroeget, explore the historical opulence of Amalienborg, kick back and relax at Amager Strandpark, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Alban's Church.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen road trip planning tool .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airport is Copenhagen Kastrup Airport. September in Copenhagen sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kronborg
Highlights from your plan
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Kronborg ©
Kronborg
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes East Side Gallery, Olympiastadion Berlin, Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and other attractions you added. Pergamonmuseum and Potsdamer Platz will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at Die Hackeschen Hoefe and Haus Schwarzenberg capture your imagination. Change things up with a short trip to Glasmanufaktur Dalmsdorf in Kratzeburg (about 1h 45 min away). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Strandbar Mitte, browse the range of quality goods at Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe), and view the masterpieces at Daniel Marzona Galerie.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Berlin road trip website .

Getting from Copenhagen to Berlin by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Glasmanufaktur Dalmsdorf
Highlights from your plan
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery
Memorial of the Berlin Wall ©
Memorial of the Berlin Wall

2
nights
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Handwerkerhof, Weissgerbergasse, Hauptmarkt, and other attractions you added. On the 21st (Sat), hunt for treasures at Hauptmarkt and then don't miss a visit to Weissgerbergasse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of City Walls of Nuremberg, see the interesting displays at Nuremburg Trial Courthouse, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sebaldus Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Church, then steep yourself in history at Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), and finally see the interesting displays at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Nuremberg day trip website .

Fly from Berlin to Nuremberg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. September in Nuremberg sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. On the 23rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Munich.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Rothenburg
Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Town Walls ©
Town Walls

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Oktoberfest, Oberammergau Church and Neuschwanstein Castle. Shop till you drop at Schloss Nymphenburg and Munich Residenz. You'll discover tucked-away gems like St. Peter's Church and Viktualienmarkt. It doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at English Garden.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Munich travel route site .

Drive from Nuremberg to Munich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. September in Munich sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. You will leave for Prague on the 26th (Thu).

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Events Parks

Side Trips

Schloss Neuschwanstein, Oberammergau Church
Highlights from your plan
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein

3
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Lobkowicz Palace and National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror. Explore hidden gems such as Food Tours and Ossuary / The Cemetery Church. Take a break from Prague with a short trip to St Barbara's Church in Kutna Hora, about 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through StaromEstske namEsti, take in the spiritual surroundings of Katedrala Svateho Vita, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and pause for some serene contemplation at Ss. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Prague online trip maker .

Fly from Munich to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Prague, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trip

Kutna Hora
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
St Barbara's Church
St Barbara's Church

1
night
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wieliczka Salt Mine as well as Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Lost Souls Alley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and then browse the exhibits of Wieliczka Salt Mine.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Krakow trip planner .

Getting from Prague to Krakow by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In September in Krakow, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mine
Highlights from your plan
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Lost Souls Alley ©
Lost Souls Alley

2
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
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.
On the 1st (Tue), stop by Book Cafe - Lotz Terem, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, and finally make a trip to Halaszbastya. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): head off the coast to Margaret Island, see the interesting displays at Budapest Pinball Museum, and then take a stroll through Andrassy Avenue.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Budapest holiday app .

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Budapest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Budapest, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Shopping Nature
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

3
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.
St. Stephen's Cathedral and Imperial Palace (Hofburg) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at Belvedere Palace and Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Wachau Valley (in Joching) and Melk Abbey (in Melk). The adventure continues: browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Jesuits, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Church, and see the interesting displays at The Third Man Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Vienna road trip planning website .

You can take a train from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Vienna are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Wachau Valley, Melk Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Do your shopping at Residenzgalerie Salzburg and Salzburger Christkindlmarkt. Appreciate the collections at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) and Mozarts Geburtshaus. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt, take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, and admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Salzburg day trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Salzburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Basilika St. Michael
Highlights from your plan
Salzburger Altstadt ©
Salzburger Altstadt
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) ©

4
nights
Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and Church of St. Sulpice (Eglise de St-Sulpice). Do your shopping at Central Railroad Station and Federal Building (Bundeshaus). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bern: Oberhofen Castle (in Oberhofen am Thunersee), Cathedrale St-Nicolas (in Fribourg) and CHEZ Camille Bloch (in Courtelary). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Clock Tower - Zytglogge, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Ghost, examine the collection at Klingende Sammlung, and ponder the design of Zahringerbrunnen.

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

Getting from Salzburg to Bern by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Bern are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Lucerne.

Things to do in Bern

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Fribourg, Oberhofen Castle, CHEZ Camille Bloch, Church of St. Sulpice (Eglise de St-Sulpice)
Highlights from your plan
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
CHEZ Camille Bloch ©
CHEZ Camille Bloch
Oberhofen Castle ©
Oberhofen Castle

1
night
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 13th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Uferpromenade Weggis, take a stroll through Altstadt Luzern, contemplate the long history of Museggmauer, then pause for some serene contemplation at Jesuitenkirche, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Rosengart Collection.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Lucerne trip builder site .

Traveling by train from Bern to Lucerne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Uferpromenade Weggis
Highlights from your plan
Uferpromenade Weggis ©
Uferpromenade Weggis
Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern
Museggmauer ©
Museggmauer

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You've now added Rhine Falls to your itinerary. On the 14th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Rhine Falls, then wander the streets of Old Town (Altstadt), and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Lindenhof, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, get engrossed in the history at Swiss National Museum, then don't miss a visit to Bahnhofstrasse, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Zurich trip planner .

Drive from Lucerne to Zurich in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Freiburg im Breisgau.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Rhine Falls
Highlights from your plan
Rhine Falls ©
Rhine Falls
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

2
nights
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Freiburg im Breisgau ©
In the heart of a major wine-producing region, Freiburg im Breisgau serves as the primary entry point for tours into the scenic Black Forest mountain range.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): see the interesting displays at German Clock Museum, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Mundenhof, then admire the local landmark of Fischbrunnen, and finally get a sense of history and politics at New Town Hall. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Seepark, admire the striking features of Freiburger Münster, stop by Souvenirshop Schwarzwaldmarie-Freiburg, then contemplate the long history of Historisches Kaufhaus, then pause for some photo ops at Martinstor, and finally admire the masterpieces at Augustinermuseum.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Freiburg im Breisgau attractions tool .

Getting from Zurich to Freiburg im Breisgau by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. October in Freiburg im Breisgau sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Freiburg im Breisgau

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

German Clock Museum
Highlights from your plan
Mundenhof ©
Mundenhof
Freiburger Münster ©
Freiburger Münster
German Clock Museum
German Clock Museum

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nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Disneyland Paris as well as Louvre Museum. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Champs-Elysees and Espace Fondation EDF. Get a sense of the local culture at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Arc de Triomphe. Change things up with a short trip to Chateau de Fontainebleau in Fontainebleau (about 1h 05 min away). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, and contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Paris day trip planner.

You can take a train from Freiburg im Breisgau to Paris in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Disneyland Paris, Chateau de Fontainebleau
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Chateau de Fontainebleau

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.
Appreciate the collections at Atomium and Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate (Musee du Cacao et du Chocolat). Get a sense of the local culture at Grand Place and Historic Centre of Brugge. Change things up with a short trip to Belfry of Bruges in Bruges (about 1h 20 min away). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, admire the landmark architecture of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels online trip maker .

Take a train from Paris to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Brussels, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Bruges
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Atomium ©
Atomium

4
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Canals area and Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace). Get outdoors at Strand Rockanje and Kennemerduinen an der Nordsee. Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: The Hague (The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, Panorama Mesdag, & more). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif, see the interesting displays at Museum of Bags and Purses, and explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam holiday planner.

Take a train from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

The Hague, Kennemerduinen an der Nordsee, Strand Rockanje, Canals area
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Louwman Museum The Hague ©
Louwman Museum The Hague

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