20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Como, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Colmar, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Strasbourg, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Baden-Baden, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
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Radolfzell am Bodensee, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fussen, Germany
— 1 night
Drive
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Berchtesgaden, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights

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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.
On the 12th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca di Brera, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Castello Sforzesco, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, then make a trip to Piazza Sant'Alessandro, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Milan travel itinerary planner.

Berlin, Germany to Milan is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Como.
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Como, Italy — 2 nights

City of Silk

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Villa Carlotta, admire the striking features of Villa del Balbianello, and then don't miss a visit to Faro voltiano. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Le Chicche torte di caramelle By Bijoux, stroll around La Punta Spartivento, then admire the natural beauty at I Giardini di Villa Melzi, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Giacomo.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Como trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Milan to Como by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Como are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car 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 16th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Maison de la Nature du Ried et de l'Alsace Centrale, step into the grandiose world of Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, and then do a tasting at Vin d'Alsace HORCHER. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Petit Ballon d'Alsace, then see the interesting displays at Parc Attractions Haut Rhin, and then don't miss a visit to Old Town.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Colmar itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Como to Colmar takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Como in August, things will get a bit cooler in Colmar: highs are around 30°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive 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 18th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Domaine Albert Seltz, wander the streets of La Petite France, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For more things to do and tourist information, go to the Strasbourg online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Colmar to Strasbourg takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Strasbourg, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Baden-Baden.
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Baden-Baden, Germany — 2 nights

Belle Époque Europe's Summer Capital

Scenically located at the edge of the Black Forest, Baden-Baden offers scenery, culture, and relaxation in addition to a vibrant nightlife and dining scene, specializing in traditional German dishes.
On the 19th (Fri), stroll around Lichtentaler Allee, take in nature's colorful creations at Rosengarten auf dem Beutig, then try your luck at Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum Frieder Burda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Geroldsau Waterfall, then don't miss a visit to MerkurBergbahn, then take in the awesome beauty at Merkur, and finally explore the ancient world of Hohenbaden Old Castle.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Baden-Baden trip planning website.

You can drive from Strasbourg to Baden-Baden in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Baden-Baden are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Radolfzell am Bodensee.
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Radolfzell am Bodensee, Germany — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Mainau.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Radolfzell am Bodensee online journey planner.

Drive from Baden-Baden to Radolfzell am Bodensee in 2.5 hours. You'll set off for Fussen on the 22nd (Mon).
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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.
On the 23rd (Tue), kick back and relax at Alpseebad, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hohenschwangau, don't miss a visit to Schloss Neuschwanstein, then examine the collection at Museum der Stadt Fussen, and finally explore the activities along Alatsee.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Fussen trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Radolfzell am Bodensee to Fussen by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August in Fussen, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Berchtesgaden.
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Berchtesgaden, Germany — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Berchtesgaden, steep yourself in history at St. Agidikirche, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Chiemsee, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Almbachklamm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of The Eagle's Nest, contemplate the waterfront views at Obersee, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Konigssee.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Berchtesgaden trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Fussen to Berchtesgaden takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Berchtesgaden sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Salzburg.
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Salzburg, Austria — 3 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salzburg: Lake Wolfgang (in St Gilgen), Eisriesenwelt (in Werfen) and Gollinger Wasserfall (in Golling an der Salzach). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Fortress Hohensalzburg, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, and take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Salzburg trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Berchtesgaden to Salzburg takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Salzburg sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 3 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, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Zoo Berlin, pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, and examine the collection at Topography of Terror.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Berlin trip planner.

Getting from Salzburg to Berlin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.
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