17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Triesen, Liechtenstein
— 1 night
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
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Stuttgart, Germany
— 1 night
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
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Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
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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 5th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and then stroll the grounds of Friedhof Fluntern. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Bourbaki Panorama, then admire the masterpieces at The Rosengart Collection, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Jesuitenkirche.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Zurich road trip site.

Valletta, Malta to Zurich is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Valletta in August, things will get little chillier in Zurich: highs are around 28°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Triesen.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 5 — 6:

Triesen, Liechtenstein

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Liechtenstein National Museum, then examine the collection at Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, then see the interesting displays at Postal Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Vaduz Castle.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Triesen route planner.

Getting from Zurich to Triesen by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Triesen

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 7:

Salzburg, Austria

— 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, admire the landmark architecture of Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, and finally admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery of St. Sebastian (Friedhof St. Sebastian).

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Salzburg journey planner.

You can drive from Triesen to Salzburg in 4.5 hours. August in Salzburg sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 9:

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.
On the 10th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, and then examine the collection at Munich Residenz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, and then admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Munich day trip tool.

Drive from Salzburg to Munich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Munich, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 11:

Stuttgart, Germany

— 1 night

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
On the 12th (Fri), browse the exhibits of Staatsgalerie, admire the striking features of Mercedes-Benz Museum, then take an in-depth tour of StadtPalais – Museum fur Stuttgart, and finally see the interesting displays at Porsche Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Stuttgart online tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Munich to Stuttgart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August in Stuttgart, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 12:

Frankfurt, Germany

— 1 night

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Holzhausenschlosschen, then explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Liebieghaus.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Frankfurt day trip planning website.

Getting from Stuttgart to Frankfurt by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Frankfurt are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Cologne.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 13:

Cologne, Germany

— 1 night

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 14th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Domschatzkammer, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cologne Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig, and finally explore the world behind art at Wallraf-Richartz Museum.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cologne day trip planning tool.

Traveling by train from Frankfurt to Cologne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Cologne can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 14:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 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.
Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House will appeal to museum buffs. Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) and Madurodam will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: Old Church (in Delft), The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague) and Haarlem (Grote Markt, Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), &more). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam route builder website.

Drive from Cologne to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 17:

Brussels, Belgium

— 4 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Grand Place and Atomium are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Gravensteen and Saint Bavo's Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Bruges (Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges, Groeningemuseum, &more) and Graslei and Korenlei (in Ghent). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), admire the masterpieces at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, steep yourself in history at Parc du Cinquantenaire, and admire the striking features of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Brussels tour itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Brussels are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 21:

Liechtenstein travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Specialty Museums
Business Microstate
One of the smallest but most successful countries in the world, the German-speaking microstate of Liechtenstein is known primarily for two things: its gorgeous Alpine location and strong economy. Due to its size, Liechtenstein is culturally influenced by its neighboring countries, Austria and Switzerland. It is also quite similar to them geographically, with a mountainous landscape that draws scores of tourists for winter holidays. Outdoor enthusiasts have plenty to enjoy here year-round, with numerous hiking and biking trails. As the second-richest nation in the world with one of the lowest unemployment rates, Lichtenstein's charm nevertheless lies in the pride its citizens take in their country's independence and natural splendor.