32 days in Western Europe Itinerary

32 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Dresden, Germany
— 1 night
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 3 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria — 3 nights

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and Wine Tours & Tastings. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, stroll the grounds of Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof), get your bearings at State Hall of the Austrian National Library, and browse the exhibits of Belvedere Palace.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Vienna online trip planner.

Paris, France to Vienna is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In October in Vienna, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries
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Salzburg, Austria — 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 14th (Fri), shop like a local with Getreidegasse, admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, make a trip to Salzburger Altstadt, then step into the grandiose world of Fortress Hohensalzburg, and finally steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, then get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, and finally make a trip to Mirabell Palace.

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Drive from Vienna to Salzburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car 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 16th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, then see the interesting displays at BMW Museum, and then explore the activities along English Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asamkirche, enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche, then see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, and finally admire the landmark architecture of New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus).

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Munich holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Munich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Dresden.
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Dresden, Germany — 1 night

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, then make a trip to Frauenkirche Dresden, and then contemplate the long history of The Dresden Zwinger.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Dresden trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Munich to Dresden in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. October in Dresden sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 3 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Berliner Dom and Großer Tiergarten. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, and examine the collection at Topography of Terror.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Berlin online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Dresden to Berlin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can fly to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 4 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museum Quarter and Room Escape Games. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, get to know the resident critters at ARTIS, and browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Berlin to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to fly to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 5 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Tulleys Farm and Beer Tastings & Tours. Step out of London with an excursion to Sheffield Park and Garden in Uckfield--about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Sky Garden, hunt for treasures at Borough Market, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, and get a tailor-made plan with BrakeAway Bike Tours.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read London trip builder site.

You can fly from Amsterdam to London in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Amsterdam to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Paris.
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Paris, France — 5 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Food Tours and Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, don't miss a visit to Le Trocadero et son esplanade, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and admire the masterpieces at Musee Marmottan Monet.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Paris road trip app.

You can take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris due to the time zone difference. October in Paris sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can take a train to Luxembourg City.
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg — 3 nights

Gibraltar of the North

While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Step off the beaten path and head to Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial and Casemates du Bock. Venture out of the city with trips to Vianden (Altstadt Vianden., Vianden Castle, &more) and The Family of Man (in Clervaux). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Barrio Grund, appreciate the history behind Statue de la Grande Duchesse Charlotte, go for a walk through Wenzel Circular Walk, and ponder the world of politics at Court of Justice of the European Union.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Luxembourg City sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Luxembourg City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Paris in November, expect nights in Luxembourg City to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are slightly colder, around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Lucerne.
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Lucerne, Switzerland — 1 night

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): engage your brain at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, identify plant and animal life at Mt Pilatus, then appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, and finally snap pictures at Chapel Bridge.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lucerne trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Luxembourg City to Lucerne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Zermatt.
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Zermatt, Switzerland — 2 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): get a new perspective on things with Fly Fish Zermatt, enjoy breathtaking views from Gornergrat, then have fun at Clay Shoot Zermatt, and finally take in the views from Furi Suspension Bridge.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Zermatt online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Zermatt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car back home.
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Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Specialty Museums
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.
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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.
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The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · Specialty Museums · Nightlife
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.
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Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.
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