23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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23 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
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Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Hamburg, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Berlin, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Karlstejn, Czech Republic
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
7
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Willendorf in der Wachau, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Zell am See, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
11
Munich, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
12
St. Anton am Arlberg, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
13
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
14
Interlaken, Switzerland
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
15
Bern, Switzerland
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
16
Lausanne, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
17
Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
18
Paris, France
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
19
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
End: Amsterdam, Holland

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Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 29th (Sat), wander the streets of The Jordaan, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, then stroll through Vondelpark, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Brouwersgracht. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): wander the streets of Red Light District, take an in-depth tour of Resistance Museum, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, then admire the masterpieces at Rembrandt House Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam itinerary builder.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Maastricht Aachen Airport. In April in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©
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.
On the 1st (Mon), ponder the world of politics at Townhall, appreciate the extensive heritage of Alter Elbtunnel, then examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland, then get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt, and finally don't miss a visit to Reeperbahn.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hamburg itinerary planner.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Hamburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt
Alter Elbtunnel ©
Alter Elbtunnel

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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.
On the 2nd (Tue), see the interesting displays at Pergamonmuseum, don't miss a visit to East Side Gallery, take a stroll through Friedrichshain, take a stroll through Karl-Marx-Allee, then ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, and finally make a trip to Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor). On your second day here, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, make a trip to Potsdamer Platz, then explore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace, and finally pause for some photo ops at Berlin Wall Memorial.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Berlin trip planner.

Getting from Hamburg to Berlin by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May in Berlin, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Prague Astronomical Clock, then don't miss a visit to Old Town (Stare Mesto), then contemplate the long history of Old Town Square, and finally contemplate the long history of The Powder Tower.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Prague trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In May in Prague, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 48°F at night. On the 5th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Karlstejn.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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Karlstejn, Czech Republic

Karlstejn ©
The site of one of Europe's most visited medieval castles, the small market town of Karlstejn sits in a densely forested region just a short drive west of Prague.
For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Karlstejn custom trip planner.

Traveling by car from Prague to Karlstejn takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Karlstejn can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Karlstejn

Historic Sites
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Karlstejn Castle ©
Karlstejn Castle

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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

Cesky Krumlov ©
Known around the world for its medieval castle, Cesky Krumlov offers the chance to experience the charm of a small European city seemingly frozen in time several centuries ago.
For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cesky Krumlov trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Karlstejn to Cesky Krumlov by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries
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Highlights from your plan
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov ©
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov
Egon Schiele Art Centrum ©
Egon Schiele Art Centrum
Museum Fotoatelier Seidel ©
Museum Fotoatelier Seidel

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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.
Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Sammlung alter Musikinstrumente (Collection of Early Musical Instruments), examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), then explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum, then wander the streets of Mariahilfer Strasse, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Graben and Kohlmarkt.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Vienna travel itinerary creator.

You can drive from Cesky Krumlov to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Willendorf in der Wachau.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Imperial Palace (Hofburg) ©
Imperial Palace (Hofburg)

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Willendorf in der Wachau, Austria

Willendorf in der Wachau ©
On the 9th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Burgruine Aggstein, indulge your taste buds at Weingut F.X. Pichler, learn about winemaking at Weingut Nigl, then step into the grandiose world of Kuenringer Castle, then appreciate the views at Wachau Valley, and finally contemplate the long history of Melk Abbey.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Willendorf in der Wachau trip builder.

Getting from Vienna to Willendorf in der Wachau by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Willendorf in der Wachau

Historic Sites Wineries Nature

Side Trips

Durnstein, Wachau Valley, Burgruine Aggstein, Melk Abbey, Weingut Nigl
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Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey
Burgruine Aggstein ©
Burgruine Aggstein
Wachau Valley ©
Wachau Valley

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Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, contemplate the long history of Gstattengasse, admire the landmark architecture of Fortress Hohensalzburg, then sample the tasty concoctions at Bräustübl zu Mülln, then make a trip to Stiegl-Brauwelt, and finally view the masterpieces at Residenzgalerie.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Salzburg vacation builder.

You can drive from Willendorf in der Wachau to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Salzburg are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Zell am See.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife
Find places to stay May 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Mozarts Geburtshaus ©
Mozarts Geburtshaus
Salzburger Altstadt ©
Salzburger Altstadt

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Zell am See, Austria

Zell am See ©
Despite its small size, Zell am See is a well-visited tourist destination known mostly as a ski resort town, and it serves as an important transportation hub for the region.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): explore the activities along Lake Zell, then fly down the slopes at Kitzsteinhorn, then don't miss a visit to Burg Kaprun, and finally cruise along Grossglockner High Alpine Road.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Zell am See holiday planner.

You can drive from Salzburg to Zell am See in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Zell am See

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Kaprun, Grossglockner High Alpine Road
Find places to stay May 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Kitzsteinhorn ©
Kitzsteinhorn
Grossglockner High Alpine Road ©
Grossglockner High Alpine Road
Lake Zell ©
Lake Zell

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, then wander the streets of Haidhausen, then stroll through Nymphenburg Palace (Schloss Nymphenburg), and finally see the interesting displays at BMW Welt.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Munich holiday planner.

You can drive from Zell am See to Munich in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in May, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to St. Anton am Arlberg.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Find places to stay May 12 — 13:
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Haidhausen ©
Haidhausen
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum

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St. Anton am Arlberg, Austria

St. Anton am Arlberg ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): ski along the peaceful trails at St. Anton, then hit the slopes at Skigebiet Warth Schrocken, and then step into the grandiose world of Museum im Schloss Landeck.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the St. Anton am Arlberg travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Munich to St. Anton am Arlberg takes 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Munich in May, with highs in St. Anton am Arlberg at 57°F and lows at 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lucerne.

Things to do in St. Anton am Arlberg

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Schloss Landeck, Skigebiet Warth Schrocken
Find places to stay May 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
St. Anton ©
St. Anton
Schloss Landeck ©
Schloss Landeck
Skigebiet Warth Schrocken ©
Skigebiet Warth Schrocken

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Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Sammlung Rosengart, take in the views from Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrucke), take a stroll through Altstadt Luzern, then look and learn at Swiss Museum of Transport, then contemplate the long history of Museggmauer, and finally stroll through Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten).

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Lucerne vacation planner.

Getting from St. Anton am Arlberg to Lucerne by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from St. Anton am Arlberg in May, things will get a bit warmer in Lucerne: highs are around 64°F and lows about 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Verkehrshaus der Schweiz ©
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz
Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern
Jesuitenkirche ©
Jesuitenkirche

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Interlaken, Switzerland

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Interlaken vacation trip planner.

You can drive from Lucerne to Interlaken in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 45°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors Museums Adventure

Side Trip

Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum
Find places to stay May 15 — 16:
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum ©
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum
Mad Cow ©
Mad Cow

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Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bern vacation trip planner.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Bern takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Bern are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lausanne.

Things to do in Bern

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 15 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Central Railroad Station ©
Central Railroad Station
Barenpark ©
Barenpark

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Lausanne, Switzerland

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Memorial, appreciate the history behind Charlie Chaplin Statue, see the interesting displays at Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale de Lausanne, then explore the world behind art at Musée Collection de Art Brut, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Esplanade de Montbenon.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lausanne trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bern to Lausanne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Lausanne can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Geneva.

Things to do in Lausanne

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Freddie Mercury Statue, Charlie Chaplin Statue
Find places to stay May 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Collection de l'Art Brut ©
Collection de l'Art Brut
Cathedrale de Lausanne ©
Cathedrale de Lausanne

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Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
On the 17th (Wed), admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, explore the ancient world of Site archéologique de la Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Genève, examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bains des Paquis, and finally see the interesting displays at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Geneva travel itinerary creator.

Take a train from Lausanne to Geneva in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or drive. In May in Geneva, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Outdoors Beaches
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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.
On the 18th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, see the interesting displays at Musée d'Orsay, then step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Palace of Versailles.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Geneva to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Find places to stay May 18 — 19:
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Maison d'Erasme. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of La Monnaie, contemplate the long history of Grand Place, examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum, then wander the streets of Mont des Arts, and finally see the interesting displays at Manneken Pis.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip itinerary maker.

Take a train from Paris to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in May, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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