20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bad Gastein, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive
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Berchtesgaden, Germany
— 1 night
Drive
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Ramsau, Germany
— 1 night
Drive
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Bad Reichenhall, Germany
— 1 night
Drive
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Fussen, Germany
— 1 night
Drive
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Konstanz, Germany
— 1 night
Drive
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Strasbourg, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Colmar, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tremezzina, Italy
— 1 night
Ferry
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Varenna, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Fly

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Berlin, Germany — 2 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, admire the landmark architecture of Reichstag Building, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Zoo Berlin.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Berlin route planner.

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major aiports are Berlin Brandenburg Airport, Berlin-Tegel Airport and Berlin Schoenefeld. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 2 nights

Village of a Million People

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 15th (Mon): examine the collection at Munich Residenz, enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche, then make a trip to Marienplatz, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, then explore the world behind art at Glyptothek, then steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, and finally explore the activities along English Garden.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Munich online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Berlin to Munich in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bad Gastein.
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Bad Gastein, Austria — 3 nights

Bad Gastein is a spa town in the district of St. Explore Bad Gastein's surroundings by going to Eisriesenwelt (in Werfen), Hallstatt (Hallstatter See & Waldbachstrub Waterfall) and Grossglockner High Alpine Road (in Heiligenblut). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Gollinger Wasserfall, explore the activities along Burgerausee, walk around Alpen Kurpark Bad Hofgastein, and trek along Der Gasteiner Hoehenweg.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bad Gastein road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Munich to Bad Gastein takes 3 hours. In August in Bad Gastein, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Berchtesgaden.
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Berchtesgaden, Germany — 1 night

Germany's Mountain Gem

Bordered on three sides by Austria, Berchtesgaden is encircled by snow-capped mountain peaks that offer sweeping views of the entire region.
On the 20th (Sat), get great views at The Eagle's Nest, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Bartholomew's Church, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Konigssee.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Berchtesgaden trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Bad Gastein to Berchtesgaden by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Berchtesgaden are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ramsau.
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Ramsau, Germany — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): appreciate the views at Wimbach Valley, then contemplate the waterfront views at Obersee, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Zauberwald.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ramsau trip itinerary builder tool.

Ramsau is just a stone's throw from Berchtesgaden. In August, daytime highs in Ramsau are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bad Reichenhall.
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Bad Reichenhall, Germany — 1 night

Bad Reichenhall is a spa town, and administrative center of the Berchtesgadener Land district in Upper Bavaria, Germany. To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Bad Reichenhall trip maker tool.

Bad Reichenhall is very close to Ramsau. In August in Bad Reichenhall, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. On the 22nd (Mon), you're off to Fussen.
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Fussen, Germany — 1 night

Southern End of the Romantic Road

Framed by the Alps and set upon a riverbank, the city of Fussen in addition to its historic architecture is the epicenter of Germany’s traditional violin-making industry.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): admire the striking features of Schloss Hohenschwangau and then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Neuschwanstein.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Fussen trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bad Reichenhall to Fussen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Fussen can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 23rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Konstanz.
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Konstanz, Germany — 1 night

City by the Lake

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 24th (Wed), head off the coast to Mainau, steep yourself in history at Schnetztor, then pause for some photo ops at Graf-Zeppelin-Denkmal, then take a leisurely stroll along Constance Harbour, and finally appreciate the history behind Imperia.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Konstanz journey planner.

Getting from Fussen to Konstanz by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Strasbourg.
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Strasbourg, France — 1 night

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Domaine Albert Seltz, then take a stroll through La Petite France, then don't miss a visit to Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Strasbourg online trip maker.

You can drive from Konstanz to Strasbourg in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Strasbourg can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Colmar.
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Colmar, France — 2 nights

Little Venice

Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): make a trip to Old Town, get outside with Petit Ballon d'Alsace, and then get outside with Route des Cretes. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Maison de la Nature du Ried et de l'Alsace Centrale, then step into the grandiose world of Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, and then learn about winemaking at Vin d'Alsace HORCHER.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Colmar trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Strasbourg to Colmar in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Colmar can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Tremezzina.
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Tremezzina, Italy — 1 night

The majestic Villa Carlotta is among the most popular places to visit in Tremezzina, its neoclassical architecture complimenting the lush, neatly maintained gardens and charming walkways.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Villa Carlotta, then admire the landmark architecture of Villa del Balbianello, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Lorenzo a Tremezzo.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tremezzina vacation website.

You can drive from Colmar to Tremezzina in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Colmar in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 20°C in Tremezzina. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Varenna.
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Varenna, Italy — 2 nights

Varenna is a comune (municipality) on Lake Como in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60km north of Milan and about 20km northwest of Lecco.Varenna was founded by local fishermen in 769, and was later allied of the commune of Milan. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbazia Cluniacense di Santa Maria di Piona, learn about all things military at Forte Montecchio Nord, take in nature's colorful creations at Il Giardino Botanico - Hotel Villa Cipressi, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Monastero, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at S. Giovanni Battista, and finally view the masterpieces at Paul DEMARIA - The Open Lake & Landscape Studio d’Arte. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Castello di Vezio, explore the stunning scenery at Orrido di Bellano, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then admire the natural beauty at I Giardini di Villa Melzi, and finally stroll around La Punta Spartivento.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Varenna tour itinerary maker.

You can ride a ferry from Tremezzina to Varenna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Varenna can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 1 night

Fashion Capital of World

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and then steep yourself in history at Castello Sforzesco.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Milan trip planning app.

Getting from Varenna to Milan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
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Lake Como travel guide

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Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."
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