19 days in Europe Itinerary

19 days in Europe Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
Fly
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fussen, Germany
— 1 night
Drive
5
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
— 1 night
Drive
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Train
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Bern, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
9
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
10
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Nice, France
— 1 night
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Marseille, France
— 1 night
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum.

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Auckland, New Zealand to Amsterdam is an approximately 26.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 11 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Auckland in April: highs in Amsterdam hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cologne.
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Cologne, Germany — 1 night

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 26th (Fri), pause for some photo ops at Roncalliplatz Model of Spire, then admire the striking features of Cologne Cathedral, then take in the views from Hohenzollern Bridge, and finally examine the collection at Chocolate Museum.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cologne route website.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Cologne in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Cologne can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): see the interesting displays at BMW Welt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, see the interesting displays at BMW Museum, and then contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Munich trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Cologne to Munich in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In April in Munich, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Fussen.
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Find places to stay Apr 27 — 29:

Fussen, Germany — 1 night

Southern End of the Romantic Road

Framed by the Alps and set upon a riverbank, the city of Fussen in addition to its historic architecture is the epicenter of Germany’s traditional violin-making industry.
To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Fussen online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Munich to Fussen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Fussen can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Freiburg im Breisgau.
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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany — 1 night

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.
To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Freiburg im Breisgau itinerary builder.

Drive from Fussen to Freiburg im Breisgau in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Fussen, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Freiburg im Breisgau, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 5°C. You will leave for Zurich on the 1st (Wed).
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Zurich, Switzerland — 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): stop by Lindt Factory Outlet Kilchberg, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain, then take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, and finally explore the activities along Lake Zurich.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Zurich tour itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Freiburg im Breisgau to Zurich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Zurich are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Bern.
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Bern, Switzerland — 1 night

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): ponder the design of Simsonbrunnen, browse the exhibits of Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), visit UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, then take some stellar pictures from The Cathedral of Bern, then admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), and finally make a trip to Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bern trip itinerary maker app.

Take a train from Zurich to Bern in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Interlaken.
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Interlaken, Switzerland — 1 night

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.
On the 3rd (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, and then appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): get great views at Harderkulm, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Brienz, then explore the fascinating underground world of St. Beatus Hoehlen, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Interlaken online holiday builder.

You can drive from Bern to Interlaken in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Grindelwald.
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Grindelwald, Switzerland — 1 night

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
On the 5th (Sun), take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch and then get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Grindelwald vacation builder app.

Grindelwald is very close to Interlaken. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Zermatt.
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Zermatt, Switzerland — 1 night

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Zermatt trip tool.

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. You will leave for Nice on the 6th (Mon).
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Nice, France — 1 night

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
On the 6th (Mon), stroll the grounds of Cimetiere du Chateau, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and finally examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall.

Before you visit Nice, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Zermatt to Nice in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.
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Marseille, France — 1 night

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then wander the streets of The Panier. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Parc National des Calanques.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Marseille planner.

You can drive from Nice to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Marseille are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 9th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, take a stroll through Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, then admire the striking features of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, and finally pick up some local products at La Boqueria. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Las Ramblas, stroll around Parc Guell, and then admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

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Traveling by flight from Marseille to Barcelona takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
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