9 days in Europe Itinerary

9 days in Europe Itinerary

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Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
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Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
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Munich, Germany
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 1 night
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
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Krakow, Poland
— 1 night
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Vienna, Austria

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo, then explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and finally make a trip to Stephansplatz. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, then explore the world behind art at Albertina, and finally see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Vienna driving holiday planning site.

Brno, Czech Republic to Vienna is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Salzburg, Austria

— 1 night

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): admire the striking features of Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, then shop like a local with Getreidegasse, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Mirabell Palace.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Salzburg trip planner.

You can drive from Vienna to Salzburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Munich, Germany

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, then don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Munich online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Munich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Munich, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Paris.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites

Paris, France

— 2 nights

City of Light

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and finally explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Paris tour planner.

Getting from Munich to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Berlin.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Berlin, Germany

— 1 night

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 23rd (Sun), appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, and finally explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Berlin trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Berlin takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums

Prague, Czech Republic

— 1 night

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
On the 24th (Mon), enjoy breathtaking views from Petrin Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Prague Astronomical Clock, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, then don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Prague online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. May in Prague sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Krakow.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites

Krakow, Poland

— 1 night

Slavic Rome

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, then contemplate the long history of Wawel Cathedral, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), and finally make a trip to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Krakow online holiday planner.

You can fly from Prague to Krakow in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In May, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Shopping

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.

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Czech Republic travel guide

4.3
Bridges · Historic Walking Areas · Castles
From historical towns and cities, to a countryside speckled with castles and chateaus, the Czech Republic is a holiday destination that can satisfy everybody's taste. Even though it's modern and fully-developed, the country carefully preserves its traditions and heritage. The city of Prague, with its breathtaking architecture, vibrant art and culture scene, and bustling nightlife, is not only one of the country's main attractions, but also a top European tourist hub. The scenic countryside features numerous national parks and nature reserves perfect for hiking, cycling, golfing, and enjoying the natural beauty. In the wintertime ski buffs have their pick from a selection of resorts. If you're looking to unwind and rejuvenate in picturesque settings, visit the famous spa and wellness resorts that have been renowned in Europe for centuries.

Poland travel guide

4.6
Historic Walking Areas · Historic Sites · Landmarks
A massive country in eastern Europe, Poland offers much to those who venture beyond the continent's more traditional touristic destinations. Dating back to the first millennium, the republic has over a thousand years of heritage to explore, including an abundance of World War II history. Bordered by Germany to the west and Ukraine and Belarus to the east, Poland was the rope in a game of tug of war between German Nazis and the Soviet Allied forces. Major cities like Krakow, Warsaw, Gdansk, Wroclaw, Lodz, Poznan, and Lublin are offer an array of cultural attractions. The infamous concentration camp Auschwitz, near Krakow, is a difficult experience but a must for anyone visiting the area. Be sure to sample hearty comfort foods rich in meat, cabbage, and spices--the Polish secret to making it through harsh winters.