57 days in Europe Itinerary

57 days in Europe Itinerary

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57 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Budapest, Hungary
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 7 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
2
Vienna, Austria
— 8 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
4
Munich, Germany
— 8 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
5
Innsbruck, Austria
— 4 nights
Train:  5​h
6
Zurich, Switzerland
— 7 nights
Train:  3​h 30​min
7
Stuttgart, Germany
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
8
Frankfurt, Germany
— 7 nights
Train:  3​h 15​min
9
Rothenburg, Germany
— 1 night
Train:  2​h
10
Nuremberg, Germany
— 5 nights
Train:  4​h 30​min
11
Hamburg, Germany
— 3 nights
End: Hamburg, Germany


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7
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.
categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_a_day_exploring_the_natural_beauty_of Palatinus Strandfürdő. There's still lots to do: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport. In September, daytime highs in Budapest are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Tours Nature
Highlights from your plan
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

8
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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, admire the masterpieces at Albertina, hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt, and examine the collection at The Hofburg.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Vienna trip maker .

Getting from Budapest to Vienna by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. September in Vienna sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Salzburg.

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
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Change things up with a short trip to Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick" in Hallstatt (about 1h 10 min away). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, and explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Salzburg online journey planner .

Fly from Vienna to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Salzburg are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick"
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace

8
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Munich: Schloss Hohenschwangau (in Hohenschwangau), Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site (in Dachau) and Schloss Linderhof (in Ettal). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Marienplatz, explore the activities along English Garden, contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, and explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Munich trip planner .

You can drive from Salzburg to Munich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Munich, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 41°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, Schloss Linderhof, Schloss Neuschwanstein, Schloss Hohenschwangau
Highlights from your plan
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
English Garden ©
English Garden

4
nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Go for a jaunt from Innsbruck to Krimml to see Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle) about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck (Ambras Castle), fly down the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump, see the interesting displays at Swarovski Kristallwelten, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dom zu St. Jakob.

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Getting from Munich to Innsbruck by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Innsbruck are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle), Swarovski Kristallwelten
Highlights from your plan
Bergisel Ski Jump ©
Bergisel Ski Jump
Swarovski Kristallwelten ©
Swarovski Kristallwelten

7
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Interlaken (Parasailing & Paragliding & Harderkulm), Lucerne (Chapel Bridge, Lake Lucerne, & more) and Trümmelbachfälle (in Lauterbrunnen). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain, and admire the striking features of Fraumünster Church.

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Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Zurich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Zurich are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Stuttgart, Germany

Stuttgart ©
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Change things up with these side-trips from Stuttgart: Baden-Baden (Spas, Lichtentaler Allee, & more). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Mercedes-Benz Museum, explore the world behind art at Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, make a trip to Konigstrasse, and enjoy breathtaking views from Fernsehturm Stuttgart.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Stuttgart vacation planning site .

Traveling by car from Zurich to Stuttgart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 44°F. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Fri) before leaving for Frankfurt.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Parks Museums Spas

Side Trip

Baden-Baden
Highlights from your plan
Mercedes-Benz Museum ©
Mercedes-Benz Museum
Lichtentaler Allee ©
Lichtentaler Allee

7
nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Change things up with these side-trips from Frankfurt: Bonner Munster (in Bonn), Christuskirche (in Mannheim) and Cologne (Hohenzollern Bridge & Cologne Cathedral). Pack the 2nd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Phantasialand. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Heidelberg, admire the natural beauty at Palmengarten, don't miss a visit to Romer, and admire the masterpieces at Stadel Museum.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Frankfurt trip itinerary planner .

Take a train from Stuttgart to Frankfurt in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. October in Frankfurt sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Cologne, Heidelberg, Mainz, Bonner Munster, Christuskirche
Highlights from your plan
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg
Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum

1
night
Rothenburg, Germany

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), stop by Altstadt, steep yourself in history at Town Walls, then don't miss a visit to Das Plonlein, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rothenburg journey planner .

Traveling by car from Frankfurt to Rothenburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daily temperatures in Rothenburg can reach 45°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber ©
Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber

5
nights
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Step out of Nuremberg with an excursion to Bamberg Altstadt in Bamberg--about 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, contemplate the long history of Pilatushaus, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lorenz Church, and appreciate the extensive heritage of City Walls of Nuremberg.

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

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Nuremberg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. November in Nuremberg sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 35°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Bamberg Altstadt
Highlights from your plan
Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum
Rochusfriedhof ©
Rochusfriedhof

3
nights
Hamburg, Germany

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.
Hamburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland, get to know the resident critters at Tierpark Hagenbeck, browse the exhibits of U-Bootmuseum, and admire the striking features of Speicherstadt.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hamburg trip planner .

Fly from Nuremberg to Hamburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Tierpark Hagenbeck ©
Tierpark Hagenbeck

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