17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Washington DC, United States
+2
subway + bus + Fly:  16​h
1
Munich, Germany
— 1 night
2
Salzburg, Austria
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Bregenz, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Leipzig, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Paderborn, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Bonn, Germany
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
7
Cologne, Germany
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Amsterdam, Holland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
10
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
11
Versailles, France
— 1 day
train:  30​min
12
Paris, France
— 1 night
13
Geneva, Switzerland
— Few hours
14
Turin, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
15
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
16
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
17
Vienna, Austria
— Few hours
train:  4​h
18
Munich, Germany
— 1 night
+2
Fly + bus + subway:  13​h
End: Washington DC, United States

1
night
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.
To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Munich tour itinerary builder site .

Washington DC, USA to Munich is an approximately 13-hour combination of subway, bus, and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Munich due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Washington DC in May: high temperatures in Munich hover around 64°F and lows are around 46°F. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Nightlife Outdoors Tours
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Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mirabell Palace, Schloss Hellbrunn, Fortress Hohensalzburg, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, then get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg, and finally explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Salzburg travel route builder .

Traveling by car from Munich to Salzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bregenz.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) ©
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus)

1
night
Bregenz, Austria

Bregenz
Bregenz is the capital of Vorarlberg, the westernmost federal state of Austria. To see maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bregenz trip app .

Getting from Salzburg to Bregenz by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and car; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in May, and nighttime lows around 51°F. You will leave for Leipzig on the 31st (Fri).

Things to do in Bregenz

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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1
night
Leipzig, Germany

Leipzig ©
Leipzig is not only world-famous for its long tradition of trade fairs, but also for its vibrant music and cultural scenes.
Bach Museum has been added to your itinerary.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Leipzig trip planning app .

Getting from Bregenz to Leipzig by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly. In May, daily temperatures in Leipzig can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Paderborn.

Things to do in Leipzig

Historic Sites Museums
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Mendelssohn-Haus Leipzig ©
Mendelssohn-Haus Leipzig
St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche) ©
St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche)
Universitatskirche ©
Universitatskirche

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nights
Paderborn, Germany

Paderborn ©
As a home to some of Germany's most recognizable computer-tech companies, such as Siemens, Paderborn rebuilt itself as a center for higher education and information technology after World War II.
Take the guesswork out of planning a Paderborn vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Leipzig to Paderborn in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bonn.

Things to do in Paderborn

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Bonn, Germany

Bonn ©
The birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven, Bonn is one of the country's oldest cities.
Alter Friedhof has been added to your itinerary.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Bonn route maker app .

Traveling by car from Paderborn to Bonn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 52°F. On the 2nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Cologne.

Things to do in Bonn

Historic Sites
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Highlights from your plan
Beethoven House ©
Beethoven House
Alter Friedhof ©
Alter Friedhof

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Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hohenzollern Bridge, Cologne Cathedral and Chocolate Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cologne trip itinerary builder tool .

Cologne is very close to Bonn. In June in Cologne, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Chocolate Museum ©
Chocolate Museum
Kolner Dom ©
Kolner Dom
Hohenzollern Bridge ©
Hohenzollern Bridge

1
night
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bloemenmarkt, Herengracht, Rijksmuseum, and other attractions you added.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Cologne to Amsterdam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Cologne in June, expect nights in Amsterdam to be about the same, around 53°F, while days are little chillier, around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Shopping Tours Nature
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Herengracht ©
Herengracht
Free Walking Tours Amsterdam ©
Free Walking Tours Amsterdam

1
night
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), Manneken Pis, Royal Palace of Brussels, and other attractions you added.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Brussels road trip planning app .

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. June in Brussels sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks
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Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©

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 list of things to see and do now includes Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, Luxembourg Palace, Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and other attractions.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Paris journey builder website .

Take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Brussels in June, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 55°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 74°F. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Versailles.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Highlights from your plan
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

1
day
Versailles, France

Versailles ©
Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Grand Canal, Palace of Versailles, The Hall of Mirrors, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Grand Canal, step into the grandiose world of Palace of Versailles, make a trip to The Hall of Mirrors, then make a trip to La Galerie des Batailles, then stroll around Le Jardin de Versailles, and finally view the masterpieces at The Royal Chapel.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Versailles trip planner .

Versailles is just a short distance from Paris. In June in Versailles, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
The Trianons & The Hamlet ©
The Trianons & The Hamlet
Hameau de la Reine ©
Hameau de la Reine

1
night
Paris, France

Paris
Discover how to plan a Paris trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Paris is very close to Versailles. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Geneva.

Things to do in Paris

Nightlife Tours Outdoors
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Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Cathedrale de St-Pierre has been added to your itinerary.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Geneva road trip app .

You can take a train from Paris to Geneva in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Geneva are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Turin.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

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nights
Turin, Italy

Turin ©
A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli and then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Parrocchiale San Vito.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Turin attractions site .

You can drive from Geneva to Turin in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Turin

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi, Saint Secondo, Parrocchia S. Maurizio
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile ©
Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile
Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi ©
Saint Secondo ©
Saint Secondo

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Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Villa Necchi Campiglio as well as Arco della Pace. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Arco della Pace, take an in-depth tour of Villa Necchi Campiglio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, examine the collection at Museo del Novecento, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Milan day trip app .

You can take a train from Turin to Milan in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Turin in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Milan: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 64°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Mon) before leaving for Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Villa Necchi Campiglio ©
Villa Necchi Campiglio

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Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cannaregio, Dorsoduro, Canal Grande, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, explore the activities along Canal Grande, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice holiday planner .

Traveling by train from Milan to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, daytime highs in Venice are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Vienna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 11:
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Imperial Palace (Hofburg), Haus der Musik Wien and Belvedere Palace. On the 11th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Haus der Musik Wien, and finally examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg).

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip builder app .

Fly from Venice to Vienna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Venice in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Vienna, with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Munich.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Imperial Palace (Hofburg) ©
Imperial Palace (Hofburg)

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Munich, Germany

Munich
For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Munich holiday planner .

Getting from Vienna to Munich by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Vienna in June, expect nights in Munich to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 72°F. You'll set off for home on the 12th (Wed).

Things to do in Munich

Nightlife Outdoors Tours
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