39 days in Europe Itinerary

39 days in Europe Itinerary

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39 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Zurich, Switzerland
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Hohenschwangau, Germany
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Munich, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Salzburg, Austria
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h
5
Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Malbun, Liechtenstein
— 3 nights
Bus:  15 min
7
Triesen, Liechtenstein
— 1 night
Drive:  15 min
8
Vaduz, Liechtenstein
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
9
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
10
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Train:  15 min
11
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
12
Neuchatel, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Train:  45 min
13
Bern, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
14
Stein am Rhein, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
15
Lauenen, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
End: Zurich, Switzerland

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night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bahnhofstrasse as well as Old Town. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Munot.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip builder website .

If you are flying in from Puerto Rico, the closest major aiports are Zürich Airport, Basel Mulhouse Freiburg and Bern Belp Airport. In April, daytime highs in Zurich are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hohenschwangau.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Munot
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

1
day
Hohenschwangau, Germany

Hohenschwangau ©
A picturesque village nestled in a green valley on the shores of a lake, Hohenschwangau receives nearly two million visitors every year.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hohenschwangau.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Hohenschwangau trip planner.

You can drive from Zurich to Hohenschwangau in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Traveling from Zurich in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Hohenschwangau, with lows of 2°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Munich.

Things to do in Hohenschwangau

Historic Sites
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Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): admire the striking features of Heiliggeistkirche and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church.

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Traveling by car from Hohenschwangau to Munich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites
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St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church
Heiliggeistkirche ©
Heiliggeistkirche

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nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Old City Hall (Altes Rathaus) and Kollegienkirche (Collegiate Church). Visiting Lammerklamm and Langbathseen will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt, get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, take in the spiritual surroundings of Franziskanerkirche, and see the interesting displays at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus).

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Salzburg trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Munich to Salzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. You will leave for Innsbruck on the 11th (Sat).

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Wallfahrtskirche Maria Plain, Langbathseen
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Salzburger Altstadt ©
Salzburger Altstadt

2
nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck, admire the masterpieces at Tyrolean Folk Art Museum, then see the interesting displays at Swarovski Kristallwelten Store Innsbruck, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Spitalskirche.

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Take a train from Salzburg to Innsbruck in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 4°C. On the 13th (Mon), you'll travel to Malbun.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Historic Sites Museums
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Altstadt von Innsbruck ©
Altstadt von Innsbruck
Tyrolean Folk Art Museum ©
Tyrolean Folk Art Museum

3
nights
Malbun, Liechtenstein

Malbun
For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Malbun trip planner.

Drive from Innsbruck to Malbun in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car. On the 17th (Fri), you're off to Triesen.

Things to do in Malbun

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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1
night
Triesen, Liechtenstein

Triesen
Triesen is the third largest of Liechtenstein's municipalities. To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Triesen travel itinerary planner .

Triesen is very close to Malbun. On the 17th (Fri), you're off to Vaduz.

Things to do in Triesen

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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3
nights
Vaduz, Liechtenstein

Vaduz ©
As the capital of Liechtenstein, Vaduz is the country's financial and economic hub.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vaduz Castle and Schatzkammer Liechtenstein (Treasure Chamber). You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at FIS-Ski-Museum and The Main Square. There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Hofkellerei of the Prince of Liechtenstein, make a trip to Bas-Relief to Josef Rheinberger, ponder the world of politics at Novoye Zdaniye Landtaga, and pause for some photo ops at Russian Monument.

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Vaduz is just a short distance from Triesen. On the 21st (Tue), you're off to Lucerne.

Things to do in Vaduz

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Russian Monument
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Vaduz Castle ©
Vaduz Castle

3
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Jesuitenkirche and Museggmauer. Take a break from the city and head to Pilatus Luzern and Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, examine the collection at Bourbaki Panorama, take in the views from Chapel Bridge, and explore the world behind art at The Rosengart Collection.

For photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Lucerne trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Vaduz to Lucerne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Pilatus Luzern ©
Pilatus Luzern
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus

3
nights
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls has been added to your itinerary. On the 25th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Lauterbrunnen Church, admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, hike along North face Trail, then stroll through Trottiland, and finally get outside with Spiezer Rundwanderweg. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Rodelbahn Oeschinensee, admire the verdant scenery at Lotschental Valley, and then hike along Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Lauterbrunnen itinerary planner.

Getting from Lucerne to Lauterbrunnen by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli, Rodelbahn Oeschinensee, North face Trail, Trottiland, Lotschental Valley
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Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
North face Trail ©
North face Trail
Rodelbahn Oeschinensee ©
Rodelbahn Oeschinensee

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nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kleine Scheidegg, Oberhofen Castle and Harderkulm. Visiting Parasailing & Paragliding and Stockhorn will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and Schlosskirche. Step out of Interlaken with an excursion to Axalp in Brienz--about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Heimwehfluh, walk around Hohematte Park, and have some family-friendly fun at Seilpark Interlaken.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Interlaken online trip planner .

Interlaken is just a stone's throw from Lauterbrunnen. April in Interlaken sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Neuchatel.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Oberhofen Castle, Axalp, Kleine Scheidegg, UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, Stockhorn
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Kleine Scheidegg ©
Kleine Scheidegg
Oberhofen Castle ©
Oberhofen Castle

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nights
Neuchatel, Switzerland

Neuchatel ©
Neuchatel represents a compact university town in Western Switzerland.
You've now added Creux du Van to your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Roman Theatre and Jeunes Rives. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Collegiale church and Eglise Saint-Jean Baptiste de Grandson. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Stade de la Maladiere, admire the masterpieces at Centre Durrenmatt Neuchatel CDN, pause for some serene contemplation at French Church, and get to know the fascinating history of Chateau de Neuchatel.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Neuchatel trip site .

You can drive from Interlaken to Neuchatel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Bern.

Things to do in Neuchatel

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Eglise Saint-Jean Baptiste de Grandson, French Church, Roman Theatre
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Creux du Van ©
Creux du Van
Chateau de Neuchatel ©
Chateau de Neuchatel
Eglise Saint-Jean Baptiste de Grandson ©

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Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Get some cultural insight at Chateau de Tourbillon and Museum of Natural History of Bern. Step off the beaten path and head to Cathedrale St-Nicolas and Abbaye de Saint-Maurice d'Agaune. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bern: Fondation Pierre Arnaud (in Lens), Freddie Mercury Statue (in Montreux) and Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Matte, admire the local landmark of Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen, and see the interesting displays at Museum fur Kommunikation.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bern trip app .

Traveling by train from Neuchatel to Bern takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. May in Bern sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Stein am Rhein.

Things to do in Bern

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chateau de Chillon, Chateau de Tourbillon, Cathedrale St-Nicolas, Fondation Pierre Arnaud, Freddie Mercury Statue
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Cathedrale St-Nicolas ©
Cathedrale St-Nicolas
Chateau de Tourbillon ©
Chateau de Tourbillon
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon

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Stein am Rhein, Switzerland

Stein am Rhein ©
Stein am Rhein is a historic town and a municipality in the canton of Schaffhausen in Switzerland.The town has a well-preserved medieval centre, retaining the ancient street plan. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Stein am Rhein.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Stein am Rhein holiday builder website .

Drive from Bern to Stein am Rhein in 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 9th (Sat), you're off to Lauenen.

Things to do in Stein am Rhein

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Stein am Rhein ©
Stein am Rhein

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Lauenen, Switzerland

Lauenen ©
Lauenen is a municipality in the Obersimmental-Saanen administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland.HistoryLauenen is first mentioned in 1296 as an der Lowinon. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Pisciculture de la Gruyere, examine the collection at La Chapelle Balthus, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Romane de Rougemont, then hike along Lake Lauenen - Geltenhutte SAC - Lauenensee, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Historical village of Saanen.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lauenen online trip planner .

You can drive from Stein am Rhein to Lauenen in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lauenen

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Alprundweg Leiterli, Eglise Romane de Rougemont, Historical village of Saanen, Pisciculture de la Gruyere, La Chapelle Balthus
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Pisciculture de la Gruyere ©
Pisciculture de la Gruyere
Eglise Romane de Rougemont ©
Eglise Romane de Rougemont
Alprundweg Leiterli ©
Alprundweg Leiterli

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