14 days in Europe Itinerary

14 days in Europe Itinerary

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14 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Washington DC, United States
Fly:  12 h 15 min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  8 h 15 min
2
Oberwesel, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Rothenburg, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Hohenschwangau, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h
End: Washington DC, United States


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2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. On the 10th (Tue), explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip app .

Washington DC, USA to Paris is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of subway, bus, and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Paris, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in September, things will get a bit cooler in Paris: highs are around 70°F and lows about 53°F. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Thu) before leaving for Oberwesel.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

1
night
Oberwesel, Germany

Oberwesel ©
Oberwesel is a town on the Middle Rhine in the Rhein-Hunsrück-Kreis (district) in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Schoenburg, make a trip to Liebfrauenkirche, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Michaelskapelle, then contemplate the long history of Mittelalterlicher Marktplatz, then appreciate the views at Mosel Valley, and finally steep yourself in history at Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): examine the collection at Turm Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Begehbare Stadtmauer, pause for some serene contemplation at Martinskirche, then take an in-depth tour of Siegfried's Mechanisches Musikkabinett, then make a trip to Drosselgasse, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Rhine River.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Oberwesel travel planner.

Getting from Paris to Oberwesel by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly. In September in Oberwesel, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Oberwesel

Historic Sites Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Bernkastel-Kues, Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, Marksburg
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Marksburg ©
Marksburg
Mosel Valley ©
Mosel Valley
Mittelalterlicher Marktplatz ©
Mittelalterlicher Marktplatz

2
nights
Rothenburg, Germany

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Town Walls, then explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence, then snap pictures at Alte Mainbruecke, and finally step into the grandiose world of Marienburg Fortress. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Gerlachschmiede, don't miss a visit to Roderbrunnen, contemplate the long history of Markusturm and Buttelhaus, then wander the streets of Old Town, then contemplate the long history of Spital Bastion, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rothenburg travel route planner .

Drive from Oberwesel to Rothenburg in 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Rothenburg can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Wurzburg
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Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Altstadt ©
Altstadt

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, then appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, then explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, and finally explore the activities along Lake Zurich. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Old Town (Altstadt), pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, then take an in-depth tour of Swiss National Museum, and finally stroll the grounds of Friedhof Fluntern (Fluntern Cemetery).

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Zurich trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Rothenburg to Zurich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In September in Zurich, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hohenschwangau.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

2
nights
Hohenschwangau, Germany

Hohenschwangau ©
A picturesque village nestled in a green valley on the shores of a lake, Hohenschwangau receives nearly two million visitors every year.
On the 18th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Neuschwanstein Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Koloman, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hohenschwangau, then contemplate the waterfront views at Alpseebad, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Alpsee. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Wies Church, make a trip to Hoernle Bergbahn, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kloster Benediktbeuern, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ehem. Stiftskirche Mariä Geburt, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Schwansee.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hohenschwangau trip planner.

You can drive from Zurich to Hohenschwangau in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Traveling from Zurich in September, plan for little chillier nights in Hohenschwangau, with lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Munich.

Things to do in Hohenschwangau

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Schwangau, Kloster Benediktbeuern, Hoernle Bergbahn, Ehem. Stiftskirche Mariä Geburt, Alpsee
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Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau
Ehem. Stiftskirche Mariä Geburt ©
Ehem. Stiftskirche Mariä Geburt

3
nights
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 20th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Juliet Capulet Statue, don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, then get curious at Deutsches Museum, and finally stroll around English Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at BMW Welt, contemplate the long history of Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, then steep yourself in history at Schloss Nymphenburg, and finally take a stroll through Schwabing.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Munich trip app .

Getting from Hohenschwangau to Munich by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in September, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site ©

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