21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris, France
— 6 nights
2
Lausanne, Switzerland
— 1 night
3
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
4
Interlaken, Switzerland
— Few hours
5
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 4 nights
6
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
7
Innsbruck, Austria
— 1 night
8
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
9
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights

6
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 day by day itinerary now includes Conciergerie. Visit Eiffel Tower and Chateau de Chambord for their historical value. Step out of the city life by going to Île de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis. Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle.

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If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In April in Paris, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 42°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Lausanne.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Palace of Versailles, Chateau de Chambord
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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

1
night
Lausanne, Switzerland

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de Lausanne and then explore the world behind art at Collection de l'Art Brut.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Lausanne route planning website.

Traveling by train from Paris to Lausanne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lausanne

Museums · Historic Sites
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Collection de l'Art Brut ©
Collection de l'Art Brut
Cathedrale de Lausanne ©
Cathedrale de Lausanne

2
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Parish Church of St. Mauritius, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, pause for some serene contemplation at Intercontinental Church Society, then see the winter wonderland with Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise, and finally cruise along Gornergrat. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie", then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapelle Schwarzsee "Maria zum Schnee", and then take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn.

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Take a train from Lausanne to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise

few
hours
Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken ©
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 22nd (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Interlaken online vacation planner.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Interlaken in 3 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Interlaken can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. On the 22nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Parks
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Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm

4
nights
Grindelwald, Switzerland

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Step out of the city life by going to Jungfraujoch and Aletsch Glacier. Change things up with a short trip to Axalp in Brienz (about 34 minutes away). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Grindelwald-First, trek along Lieselotte Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Wetterhorn, and take a stroll through Alpiglen.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Grindelwald travel planner.

Grindelwald is just a stone's throw from Interlaken. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Sun) before leaving for Lucerne.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Axalp
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First

1
night
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 26th (Sun), snap pictures at Chapel Bridge and then pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Lucerne trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Lucerne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in April, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Innsbruck.
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Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge
Lion Monument ©
Lion Monument

1
night
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
On the 27th (Mon), hit the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Maria-Theresien-Strasse, and then contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Innsbruck.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Innsbruck online trip builder.

You can drive from Lucerne to Innsbruck in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April in Innsbruck, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 39°F at night. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Salzburg.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks
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Altstadt von Innsbruck ©
Altstadt von Innsbruck
Dom zu St. Jakob ©
Dom zu St. Jakob
Bergisel Ski Jump ©
Bergisel Ski Jump

2
nights
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 Schloss Hellbrunn. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, then take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, look for gifts at Sporer Likör- & Punschmanufaktur, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), then take in the exciting artwork at Residenzgalerie Salzburg, and finally steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt.

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You can drive from Innsbruck to Salzburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in April, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral

3
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site. Do some cultural sightseeing at Schloss Neuschwanstein and Nymphenburg Palace. Get some historical perspective at Schloss Hohenschwangau and St. Peter's Church. When in Munich, make a side trip to see Altstadt von Fuessen in Fussen, approximately Fussen away. The adventure continues: explore the activities along English Garden, take a stroll through Haidhausen, examine the collection at Munich Residenz, and make a trip to Marienplatz.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Munich travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Salzburg to Munich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Munich are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Schloss Neuschwanstein, Schloss Hohenschwangau, Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, Altstadt von Fuessen
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English Garden ©
English Garden
Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

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