18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Tokyo, Japan
Fly:  15 h 30 min
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Locarno, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Sarnen, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
4
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Vaduz, Liechtenstein
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Rothenburg, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
7
Konstanz, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Schwangau, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h
9
Obertraun, Austria
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 15 min
10
Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
11
Innsbruck, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
12
Merano, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
13
Selva di Val Gardena, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
14
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 15 min
15
Verona, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
16
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Tokyo, Japan

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Zurich trip planner.

Tokyo, Japan to Zurich is an approximately 15.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Japan Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Tokyo in August, things will get a bit cooler in Zurich: highs are around 28°C and lows about 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Locarno.

Things to do in Zurich

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Old Town ©
Old Town

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Locarno, Switzerland

Locarno ©
Locarno's Mediterranean climate, palm trees, and 2,300 hours of sunlight per year make this city the warmest in Switzerland.
On the 12th (Sun), get to know the resident critters at Falconeria Locarno, grab your bike and head to Monte Tamaro, and then explore the historical opulence of Castelgrande.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Locarno trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Zurich to Locarno in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Zurich in August since evenings lows in Locarno dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sarnen.

Things to do in Locarno

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Castelgrande, Monte Tamaro
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Monte Tamaro ©
Monte Tamaro
Castelgrande ©
Castelgrande
Falconeria Locarno ©
Falconeria Locarno

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Sarnen, Switzerland

Sarnen
Sarnen is the capital of the canton of Obwalden situated on the shores of Lake Sarnen (Sarner See), Switzerland. To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sarnen trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Locarno to Sarnen in 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Locarno in August, with highs in Sarnen at 27°C and lows at 16°C. On the 13th (Mon), you'll travel to Lucerne.

Things to do in Sarnen

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, then cool off at Ufschotti Park, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Lucerne trip maker.

Lucerne is just a short distance from Sarnen. In August, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Vaduz.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Beaches
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

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Vaduz, Liechtenstein

Vaduz ©
As the capital of Liechtenstein, Vaduz is the country's financial and economic hub.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): hit the slopes at Ski Resort Malbun and then learn about winemaking at Wine Cellars of the Prince of Liechtenstein.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Vaduz day trip planning app.

You can drive from Lucerne to Vaduz in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Vaduz

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Ski Resort Malbun
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Ski Resort Malbun ©
Ski Resort Malbun
Wine Cellars of the Prince of Liechtenstein ©
Wine Cellars of the Prince of Liechtenstein

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Rothenburg, Germany

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
On the 16th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Marktplatz, steep yourself in history at Spital Bastion, steep yourself in history at Town Walls, take a stroll through Altstadt, then admire the striking features of Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, and finally contemplate the long history of Burgtor und Burg.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Rothenburg online itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Vaduz to Rothenburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Rothenburg are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Konstanz.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Marktplatz
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Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Marktplatz ©
Marktplatz

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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.
On the 17th (Fri), head off the coast to Mainau.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Konstanz trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Konstanz takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Schwangau.

Things to do in Konstanz

Nature Parks
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Mainau ©
Mainau

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Schwangau, Germany

Schwangau ©
An ideal holiday escape from fast-paced urban centers, Schwangau allows visitors to hike, cycle, swim, dance, and dine surrounded by a picture-perfect landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Fuessen, take in the spiritual surroundings of Benediktinerkloster St. Mang, then enjoy the sand and surf at Alpseebad, then contemplate the long history of Schloss Hohenschwangau, and finally explore the activities along Forggensee.

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Getting from Konstanz to Schwangau by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Obertraun.

Things to do in Schwangau

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hohenschwangau, Fussen
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Alpseebad ©
Alpseebad
Altstadt von Fuessen ©
Altstadt von Fuessen
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau

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Obertraun, Austria

Obertraun ©
Obertraun, Upper Austria is a village in the Salzkammergut, a region in Austria. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): let the kids burn off some steam at Obertraun Bathing Area/Lakeside Recreation Area, kick back and relax at Badestrand Hallstatt, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Obertraun trip planner.

Drive from Schwangau to Obertraun in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Obertraun

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Badestrand Hallstatt
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Badestrand Hallstatt ©
Badestrand Hallstatt
Obertraun Bathing Area/Lakeside Recreation Area ©

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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 20th (Mon): examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, then pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Salzburg trip planner.

Drive from Obertraun to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral
Red Bull Hangar-7 ©
Red Bull Hangar-7
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

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Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
On the 21st (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Rosshutte, then contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Innsbruck, then admire the landmark architecture of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), and finally step into the grandiose world of Burgruine Thaur.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Innsbruck trip planner.

Take a train from Salzburg to Innsbruck in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Merano.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Burgruine Thaur, Rosshutte
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Rosshutte ©
Rosshutte
Altstadt von Innsbruck ©
Altstadt von Innsbruck
Burgruine Thaur ©
Burgruine Thaur

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Merano, Italy

Merano ©
Merano or Meran is a town and comune in South Tyrol, northern Italy. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): stroll through Tappeiner Promenade and then admire the natural beauty at I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Merano trip app.

You can drive from Innsbruck to Merano in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Innsbruck in August, with highs in Merano at 35°C and lows at 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Selva di Val Gardena.

Things to do in Merano

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Tappeiner Promenade ©
Tappeiner Promenade
I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff ©
I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff

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Selva di Val Gardena, Italy

Selva di Val Gardena ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Sentiero per Rifugio Stevia and then hit the slopes at Val Gardena.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Selva di Val Gardena vacation planning site.

Traveling by car from Merano to Selva di Val Gardena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Merano, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in Selva di Val Gardena, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Selva di Val Gardena

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Val Gardena ©
Val Gardena

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take a stroll through Cannaregio, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and finally take a stroll through Dorsoduro.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Venice planning website.

Getting from Selva di Val Gardena to Venice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. While traveling from Selva di Val Gardena, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Venice, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Cannaregio ©
Cannaregio
Dorsoduro ©
Dorsoduro
Ponte dei Sospiri ©
Ponte dei Sospiri

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Verona, Italy

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Piazza Bra, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Anastasia, snap pictures at Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, and finally explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Verona itinerary planning app.

You can take a bus from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In August, daily temperatures in Verona can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites
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Piazza Bra ©
Piazza Bra
Basilica di Santa Anastasia ©
Basilica di Santa Anastasia
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

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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.
On the 26th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore and then get to know the fascinating history of I Navigli.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Milan day trip planning site.

Traveling by train from Verona to Milan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Milan sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites
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I Navigli ©
I Navigli
Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore ©
Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore

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