20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
2
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
3
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
4
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
5
Paris, France
— 3 nights
6
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 4 nights
7
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights

2
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): make a trip to Stephansplatz, thenlearn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo, thenexplore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): examine the collection at The Hofburg, explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and then admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Vienna trip planner.

Pune, India to Vienna is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Pune to Vienna, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

2
nights
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 10th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, thenbrowse the exhibits of Mozarts Geburtshaus, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace. On your second day here, examine the collection at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt, thenadmire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, thenbrowse the exhibits of Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Salzburg road trip planner.

Getting from Vienna to Salzburg by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

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.
Munich is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Frauenkirche, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, and don't miss a visit to Marienplatz.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Munich online itinerary maker.

Drive from Salzburg to Munich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, thenadmire the striking features of Reichstag Building, thenpause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally make a trip to Brandenburg Gate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to East Side Gallery, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Berlin online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Berlin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Walking tours
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

3
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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Paris online trip planner.

You can fly from Berlin to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lucerne.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

4
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lucerne: Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken) and Zurich (Lake Zurich & Fraumünster Church). The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Jungfraujoch, explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Lucerne tour website.

Do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Lucerne in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Zurich, Jungfraujoch, Parasailing & Paragliding
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich

2
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Arena di Verona (in Verona) and Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and make a trip to Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice itinerary builder.

Fly from Lucerne to Venice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Lucerne in May; daily highs in Venice reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Arena di Verona, Scrovegni Chapel
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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