17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Cape Town, South Africa
+2
Fly + tram + train:  18​h 45​min
1
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Bergamo, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Bolzano, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Hallstatt, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Berchtesgaden, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Konstanz, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Triberg, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
8
Titisee-Neustadt, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
9
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Cape Town, South Africa

2
nights
Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like San Pietro Church and Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco. Take a break from the city and head to Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza and Spiaggia di Fegina. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, take some stellar pictures from View Point Corniglia, step into the grandiose world of Castello Doria, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oratorio dei Disciplinati di Santa Caterina.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre online road trip planner .

Cape Town, South Africa to Cinque Terre is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cape Town to Cinque Terre due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Cinque Terre can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bergamo.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

San Pietro Church
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Castello Doria ©
Castello Doria
Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza

2
nights
Bergamo, Italy

Bergamo ©
In the foothills of the Alps, Bergamo is features a wealth of artistic treasures and a charming medieval atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): admire the striking features of La Citta Alta, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale (Duomo) di Bergamo e Battistero, then contemplate the long history of Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, and finally steep yourself in history at Mura Venete. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo Vecchio di Brescia, then learn more about the world around you at Museo di Scienze Naturali "E. Caffi", then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cappella Colleoni, and finally steep yourself in history at Campanone o Torre Civica.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bergamo sightseeing planning website .

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Bergamo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Cinque Terre in October, plan for little chillier days in Bergamo, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Bolzano.

Things to do in Bergamo

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Duomo Vecchio di Brescia
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Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
Cappella Colleoni ©
Cappella Colleoni

2
nights
Bolzano, Italy

Bolzano ©
South Tyrol's capital, Bolzano, has been named the Italian city with the highest quality of life.
On the 21st (Mon), hike along Il Salto/ Salten, head outdoors with Lago di Tret, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa dei Francescani, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castel Velturno. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirchlein St. Helena, stroll the grounds of Cimitero militare austro-ungarico e italiano, examine the collection at Museum of Nature South Tyrol, then take an in-depth tour of South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Via della Mostra.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bolzano road trip site .

You can drive from Bergamo to Bolzano in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Bolzano

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Castel Velturno, Kirchlein St. Helena
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South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology ©
South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology
Kirchlein St. Helena ©
Kirchlein St. Helena
Chiesa dei Francescani ©
Chiesa dei Francescani

1
night
Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt ©
Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museum Hallstatt, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hallstatt Lutheran Church, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town.

Planning Hallstatt trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can drive from Bolzano to Hallstatt in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Berchtesgaden.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Historic Sites Museums
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Hallstatt Lutheran Church ©
Hallstatt Lutheran Church
Museum Hallstatt ©
Museum Hallstatt

1
night
Berchtesgaden, Germany

Berchtesgaden ©
Bordered on three sides by Austria, Berchtesgaden is encircled by snow-capped mountain peaks that offer sweeping views of the entire region.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kirche St. Bartholomae, then contemplate the long history of The Eagle's Nest, and then steep yourself in history at Dokumentation Obersalzberg.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Berchtesgaden online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Hallstatt to Berchtesgaden by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Berchtesgaden can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Konstanz.

Things to do in Berchtesgaden

Historic Sites Museums
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Kirche St. Bartholomae ©
Kirche St. Bartholomae
Dokumentationszentrum Obersalzberg ©
The Eagle's Nest ©
The Eagle's Nest

1
night
Konstanz, Germany

Konstanz ©
Set on the border with Switzerland and on the shores of the lake of the same name, Konstanz represents both a city of leisure and some of the country’s best education.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Muenster St. Maria und Markus, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Mainau, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Schlosskirche St. Marien, head outdoors with Erlebniswald Mainau, then contemplate the long history of Schnetztor, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sankt Stephan Kirche.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Konstanz trip planning site .

Drive from Berchtesgaden to Konstanz in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Triberg.

Things to do in Konstanz

Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Muenster St. Maria und Markus
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Schlosskirche St. Marien ©
Schlosskirche St. Marien
Muenster St. Maria und Markus ©
Muenster St. Maria und Markus
Schloss Mainau ©
Schloss Mainau

1
night
Triberg, Germany

Triberg ©
Triberg im Schwarzwald is a town in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, located in the Schwarzwald-Baar district in the Black Forest. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Black Forest Museum (Schwarzwaldmuseum), then take in the dramatic scenery at Triberger Waterfall, and then get outside with Schwarzwaldbahn Erlebnispfad.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Triberg trip tool .

Getting from Konstanz to Triberg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Triberg can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Titisee-Neustadt.

Things to do in Triberg

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Triberger Waterfall ©
Triberger Waterfall
Black Forest Museum (Schwarzwaldmuseum) ©

1
night
Titisee-Neustadt, Germany

Titisee-Neustadt ©
Titisee-Neustadt is a municipality in the district of Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald in Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany. On the 27th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Narrengilde Geisterwölfe St. Peter e.V., head outdoors with Jagersteig Schluchsee, then examine the collection at Marklin-Welt Titisee, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Titisee.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Titisee-Neustadt trip planning website .

Getting from Triberg to Titisee-Neustadt by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Titisee-Neustadt can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Titisee-Neustadt

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trips

Narrengilde Geisterwölfe St. Peter e.V., Jagersteig Schluchsee
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Marklin-Welt Titisee ©
Marklin-Welt Titisee
Jagersteig Schluchsee ©
Jagersteig Schluchsee
Lake Titisee ©
Lake Titisee

1
night
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
On the 28th (Mon), hike along Blumental Panorama Trail, trek along Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli, hike along North face Trail, then head outdoors with Air-Glaciers, S.A., and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Lauterbrunnen Church.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lauterbrunnen trip itinerary site .

Drive from Titisee-Neustadt to Lauterbrunnen in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Blumental Panorama Trail, Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli, North face Trail
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Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli ©
Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli
North face Trail ©
North face Trail
Air-Glaciers, S.A. ©
Air-Glaciers, S.A.

3
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rigi, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Uferpromenade Weggis, then explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hofkirche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Biosphaere Entlebuch, pause for some serene contemplation at Jesuitenkirche, then examine the collection at The Rosengart Collection, then pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten).

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Lucerne travel planner.

You can drive from Lauterbrunnen to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Lucerne sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Uferpromenade Weggis
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Rigi ©
Rigi
Jesuitenkirche ©
Jesuitenkirche
Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten) ©
Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten)

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