57 days in Europe Itinerary

57 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe travel route planner

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Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
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Hallstatt, Austria
— 2 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 6 nights
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Kitzbuhel, Austria
— 2 nights
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 3 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Bern, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Colmar, France
— 2 nights
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Strasbourg, France
— 3 nights
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Baden-Baden, Germany
— 2 nights
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Rothenburg, Germany
— 6 nights

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Vienna, Austria

— 5 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.
Wiener Riesenrad has been added to your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Donauinsel and Alpine Joe - Mountain Hiking Guide. There's lots more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, make a trip to Stephansplatz, contemplate the long history of Karlskirche, and get to know the fascinating history of Schonbrunner Gardens.

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

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiport is Vienna International Airport. In June in Vienna, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Hallstatt, Austria

— 2 nights

Pearl of Austria

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
You've now added Old Town to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape, then Head underground at Mammoth Cave, and then let little ones run wild at Obertraun Bathing Area/Lakeside Recreation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, explore the different monuments and memorials at Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary, and then make a trip to Central Square Marktplatz.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hallstatt road trip planning tool.

Drive from Vienna to Hallstatt in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Salzburg, Austria

— 6 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hochosterwitz Castle (Burg Hochosterwitz). Take a break from the city and head to Eisriesenwelt and Untersberg. Explore Salzburg's surroundings by going to Gollinger Wasserfall (in Golling an der Salzach) and Erlebnisburg Hohenwerfen (in Werfen). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Mirabell Palace, make a trip to Linzergasse, contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt, and pause for some serene contemplation at Franziskanerkirche.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Salzburg trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hallstatt to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Salzburg sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 14th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kitzbuhel.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Kitzbuhel, Austria

— 2 nights
Kitzbühel is a small medieval town situated along the river Kitzbuhler Ache in Tyrol, Austria and the administrative centre of the Kitzbühel district. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): get outside with Natural High Adventure Tours Ltd and then hike along Streif-Wanderweg. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle) and then head outdoors with Sigmund-Thun-Klamm.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Kitzbuhel vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Kitzbuhel takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daytime highs in Kitzbuhel are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Kitzbuhel

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Innsbruck, Austria

— 3 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Step out of the city life by going to Bergisel Ski Jump and Achensee. Step out of Innsbruck to go to Langenfeld and see Aqua Dome - Tirol Therme Laengenfeld, which is approximately 1 hour away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Swarovski Kristallwelten, take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm), steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck, and get to know the resident critters at Alpenzoo.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Innsbruck online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Kitzbuhel to Innsbruck in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Innsbruck can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. You'll set off for Munich on the 19th (Sat).

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Munich, Germany

— 4 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.
Bus Bavaria Neuschwanstein Castle Tours has been added to your itinerary. There's much more to do: make a trip to Marienplatz, see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, get a sense of history and politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus), and stroll around English Garden.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Munich day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Innsbruck to Munich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Munich are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 23rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Zurich.

Things to do in Munich

Tours · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Zurich, Switzerland

— 5 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get outdoors at Lake Zurich and Uetliberg Mountain. When in Zurich, make a side trip to see Rhine Falls in Neuhausen am Rheinfall, approximately Neuhausen am Rheinfall away. There's much more to do: visit Old Town, wander the streets of Niederdorf, shop like a local with Bahnhofstrasse, and explore the activities along Limmat.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Zurich trip planner.

You can fly from Munich to Zurich in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. June in Zurich sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lucerne, Switzerland

— 4 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Get in touch with nature at Mt Pilatus and Sonnenberg. Step out of Lucerne with an excursion to Titlis in Engelberg--about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, get to know the fascinating history of Uferpromenade Weggis, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rigi, and take in the views from Chapel Bridge.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Lucerne trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Zurich to Lucerne by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In June, daytime highs in Lucerne are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You'll set off for Grindelwald on the 2nd (Fri).

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Grindelwald, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Visiting Trümmelbachfälle and The Eiger will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: fly down the slopes at Grindelwald-First, stroll through Maennlichen Romantic Trail, and identify plant and animal life at Maennlichen.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Grindelwald trip planner.

You can drive from Lucerne to Grindelwald in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Zermatt.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Zermatt, Switzerland

— 3 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for nature, winter sports, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat, take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, and make a trip to Walk of Climb.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Zermatt road trip site.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Zermatt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Museums

Geneva, Switzerland

— 4 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Compagnie des Bateaux du Lac d'Annecy has been added to your itinerary. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bains des Paquis, walk around Parc La Grange, make a trip to Palais des Nations, Genève, and take a leisurely stroll along Pointe de la Jonction.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Geneva driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Geneva takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. July in Geneva sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Geneva

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Bern, Switzerland

— 2 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
You've now added Gurten to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge and then take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, then explore the activities along Egelsee, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Cathedral of Bern.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bern vacation tool.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Bern takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Colmar.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Nature

Colmar, France

— 2 nights

Little Venice

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: visit Little Venice.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Colmar itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Bern to Colmar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Colmar are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. On the 16th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Colmar

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Strasbourg, France

— 3 nights

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Parc de l'Orangerie, make a trip to Barrage Vauban, then visit La Petite France, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Strasbourg sightseeing tool.

You can drive from Colmar to Strasbourg in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Strasbourg are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. On the 19th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Baden-Baden, Germany

— 2 nights

Belle Époque Europe's Summer Capital

Scenically located at the edge of the Black Forest, Baden-Baden offers scenery, culture, and relaxation in addition to a vibrant nightlife and dining scene, specializing in traditional German dishes.
On the 19th (Mon), cruise along Schwarzwald Hochstrasse, then admire the sheer force of Geroldsau Waterfall, and then take in the awesome beauty at Merkur. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Lake Titisee, admire the sheer force of Triberger Waterfall, and then head outdoors with Naturschimmbad Klosterweiher.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Baden-Baden route site.

Drive from Strasbourg to Baden-Baden in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Rothenburg, Germany

— 6 nights

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Venture out of the city with trips to Wurzburg (Weingut Juliusspital, Würzburg Residence, &more) and Bamberg (Flussbad Hainbadestelle & Bamberg Altstadt). The adventure continues: visit Altstadt, admire the natural beauty at Burggarten, steep yourself in history at Spital Bastion, and don't miss a visit to Klingentor.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rothenburg trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by train from Baden-Baden to Rothenburg takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. July in Rothenburg sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. You will leave for home on the 27th (Tue).

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trips

Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Churches
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.