39 days in Europe Itinerary

39 days in Europe Itinerary

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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
— 1 night
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Strasbourg, France
— 3 nights
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Nancy, France
— 3 nights
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Leuven, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
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Dresden, Germany
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Munich, Germany

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Eibsee and Beer Tastings & Tours. Explore Munich's surroundings by going to Starnberger See (in Starnberg), Wank Mountain (in Garmisch-Partenkirchen) and Leutaschklamm / Geisterklamm (in Mittenwald). The adventure continues: make a trip to Eisbach Wave, take in panoramic vistas at Olympic Tower, contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, and contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Munich trip planner.

San Jose, Costa Rica to Munich is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Jose to Munich is 7 hours. Traveling from San Jose in July, plan for little chillier nights in Munich, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Munich

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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2
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Zurich, Switzerland

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore hidden gems such as Chapel Bridge and Limmat. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Lucerne (The Rosengart Collection, Spreuer Bridge (Spreuerbrucke), &more). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, stop by Niederdorf, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanischer Garten.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Munich to Zurich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. July in Zurich sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Freiburg im Breisgau.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:

1
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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Capital of the Black Forest

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 9th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Hochburg bei Emmendingen and then get in on the family fun at Europa-Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Freiburg im Breisgau travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Freiburg im Breisgau takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Freiburg im Breisgau, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Freiburg im Breisgau

Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 9:

3
nights
Strasbourg, France

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Church Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Paul, then admire the striking features of Place de la Republique, then learn about all things military at Fort De Schoenenbourg, and finally take an in-depth tour of Maginot Line - Fortress Four-a-Chaux. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through La Petite France, admire the striking features of La Neustadt, then walk around Parc de l'Orangerie, then find something for the whole family at Parc Animalier Friedel, and finally take an in-depth tour of Memorial Alsace-Moselle.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Strasbourg itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Freiburg im Breisgau to Strasbourg takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Nancy.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 12:

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Nancy, France

Cultural Heart of Lorraine

Crossed by the Canal de la Marne au Rhin, Nancy has many small boats and péniches (barges) that navigate the canal waterways, giving you a fantastic vantage point of the city's historical architecture from the water.
Explore hidden gems such as Place Stanislas and Place de la Comedie. Venture out of the city with trips to Jardin de Berchigranges (in Granges-Sur-Vologne), Lac de Bouzey (in Sanchey) and Tendon (Circuit des Cascades de Tendon & Grande Cascade de Tendon). The adventure continues: get outside with Plan d'Eau de Metz, don't miss a visit to Basilique Saint-Epvre, steep yourself in history at Circuit des Remparts, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Notre Dame de Bonsecours.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Nancy online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Strasbourg to Nancy in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Strasbourg in July, expect nights in Nancy to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Leuven.

Things to do in Nancy

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 15:

2
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Leuven, Belgium

The ancient city of Leuven supports an old Catholic university and offers interesting architecture, botanical gardens, and great breweries.
Step off the beaten path and head to Groot Begijnhof and Grotte de Comblain. Venture out of the city with trips to Domaine Des Grottes De Han (in Han-sur-Lesse) and Citadelle de Dinant (in Dinant). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Town Hall (Stadhuis), don't miss a visit to Great Market Square (Grote Markt), admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden Kruidtuin, and ponder the design of Fons Sapientiae.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Leuven trip tool.

Traveling by car from Nancy to Leuven takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Leuven can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cologne.

Things to do in Leuven

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 17:

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Cologne, Germany

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shrine of the Three Kings, admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sankt Andreas Kirche, then examine the collection at Kathe Kollwitz Museum, then see the interesting displays at Museum Schnutgen, and finally see the interesting displays at Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of St. Maria im Kapitol, walk around Stadtwald Park Koln, take in the views from Hohenzollern Bridge, then make a trip to Alter Friedhof, then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden, Bonn, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cologne route website.

You can drive from Leuven to Cologne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Cologne are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 19:

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Berlin, Germany

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Potsdam's Gardens and Gemaldegalerie. Get out of town with these interesting Berlin side-trips: Potsdam (Sanssouci Palace & Sanssouci Park). There's much more to do: get great views at Mauerpark, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, take in nature's colorful creations at Großer Tiergarten, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Berlin trip planning app.

Getting from Cologne to Berlin by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 24:

3
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Dresden, Germany

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Explore hidden gems such as Frauenkirche Dresden and The Dresden Zwinger. Spend the 25th (Sun) exploring nature at Saxon Switzerland National Park. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, take in nature's colorful creations at Grosser Garten Dresden, get engrossed in the history at Transport Museum Dresden, and admire the masterpieces at Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (Dresden Art Galleries).

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Dresden trip planner.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Dresden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Dresden sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 27:

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Prague, Czech Republic

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Letna Park and Staroměstská mostecká věž. Change things up with a short trip to Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost in Terezin (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: take in the views from Charles Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and have fun at Top Gun Prague Shooting Events.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Prague trip planner.

Drive from Dresden to Prague in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 31:

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Vienna, Austria

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Melk Abbey and State Hall of the Austrian National Library. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vienna: Weingut Fred Loimer (in Langenlois), Durnstein (Stift Durnstein & Burgruine Duernstein) and Wachau Valley (in Joching). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Haus des Meeres - Aqua Terra Zoo, pause for some photo ops at Maria Theresia Denkmal, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Vienna road trip planner.

You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In July, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 4:

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Budapest, Hungary

Pearl of the Danube

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Wine Tours & Tastings and Food Tours. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Margaret Island, don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion, contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, and get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building.

Plan my day in Budapest using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Wineries
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