16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Orlando, United States
Fly:  9 h
1
Paris, France
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
2
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Lausanne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: Orlando, United States

1
night
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 7th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, then wander the streets of Montmartre, then admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, and finally step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then take a stroll through Ile Saint-Louis, then explore the world behind art at Atelier des Lumieres, and finally don't miss a visit to Esplanade du Trocadero.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings and tourist information, refer to the Paris travel website .

Orlando, USA to Paris is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time is 6 hours. Traveling from Orlando in May, expect Paris to be colder, temps between 64°F and 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups
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Montmartre ©
Montmartre
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité

2
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 9th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Heiliggeistkirche, explore the world behind art at Neue Pinakothek, then examine the collection at NS-Dokumentationszentrum Muenchen, and finally see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Deutsches Museum Verkehrszentrum, examine the collection at Deutsches Museum Flugwerft Schleissheim, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Maria de Victoria Kirche, and finally examine the collection at Audi Museum.

To see where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Munich day trip planner.

Fly from Paris to Munich in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Munich are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ingolstadt, Deutsches Museum Flugwerft Schleissheim
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NS-Dokumentationszentrum Muenchen ©
NS-Dokumentationszentrum Muenchen
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Audi Museum
Audi Museum

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wallfahrtskirche Maria Plain, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, explore the galleries of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery of St. Sebastian (Friedhof St. Sebastian), and finally admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace. On the next day, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then take an in-depth tour of Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, and finally examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7.

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Getting from Munich to Salzburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Adventure

Side Trip

Wallfahrtskirche Maria Plain
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral
Mozarts Geburtshaus ©
Mozarts Geburtshaus

2
nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Leutascher Geisterklamm, contemplate the waterfront views at Kaltwassersee, then hit the slopes at Patscherkofel Cable Car Lower/Valley Station, then explore the world behind art at Tyrolean Folk Art Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dom zu St. Jakob. On your second day here, examine the collection at Grassmayr Glockenmuseum Glockengiesserei, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Wilten, then engage your brain at AUDIOVERSUM - ScienceCenter, and finally steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Innsbruck road trip planning website .

Getting from Salzburg to Innsbruck by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Innsbruck are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kaltwassersee, Leutascher Geisterklamm
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Altstadt von Innsbruck ©
Altstadt von Innsbruck
Dom zu St. Jakob ©
Dom zu St. Jakob
Tyrolean Folk Art Museum ©
Tyrolean Folk Art Museum

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 15th (Fri): examine the collection at Zoological Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, then wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, then take a stroll through Niederdorf, and finally see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Old Town, then admire the landmark architecture of Fraumünster Church, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Zurich online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Innsbruck to Zurich by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Niederdorf
Niederdorf
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): hike along The Eiger, admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then walk around Hohematte Park, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Heidi's Photo Chalet. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm, then look for all kinds of wild species at Heimwehfluh, then have some family-friendly fun at Seilpark Interlaken, and finally get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Interlaken online attractions planner .

You can drive from Zurich to Interlaken in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in May, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Lausanne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

The Eiger, Lauterbrunnen Village
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Parasailing & Paragliding
The Eiger ©
The Eiger
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm

2
nights
Lausanne, Switzerland

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
On the 19th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Esplanade de Montbenon, get to know the fascinating history of Rue de Bourg, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Lausanne, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Palud, then get to know the fascinating history of Escaliers du Marche, and finally examine the collection at Musee Historique de Lausanne. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Musee Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, learn more about the world around you at Museum of Zoology - Lausanne, explore the historical opulence of Palais De Rumine, then examine the collection at Musee de l'Elysee, and finally learn about winemaking at Terres de Lavaux.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Lausanne trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Lausanne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lausanne

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Terres de Lavaux
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Esplanade de Montbenon ©
Esplanade de Montbenon
Cathedrale de Lausanne ©
Cathedrale de Lausanne
Musee de l'Elysee ©
Musee de l'Elysee

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