59 days in Europe Itinerary

59 days in Europe Itinerary

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59 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt, Germany
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
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Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
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Aachen, Germany
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
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Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
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Potsdam, Germany
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
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Dresden, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
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Vaduz, Liechtenstein
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
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Ingolstadt, Germany
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
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Nuremberg, Germany
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
End: Frankfurt, Germany

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Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 1st (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Senckenberg Natural History Museum (Naturmuseum Senckenberg), admire the masterpieces at Liebieghaus, explore the world behind art at Staedel Museum, then steep yourself in history at Goethe House, then examine the collection at Museum Embankment, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus). On the next day, contemplate the long history of Messel Pit Fossil Site, see the interesting displays at German Film Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Palmengarten, then admire the landmark architecture of Main Tower, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Romer.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Frankfurt visit planner.

If you are flying in from New Zealand, the closest major airports are Frankfurt am Main Airport, Frankfurt-Hahn Airport and Cologne Bonn Airport. In September in Frankfurt, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can take a train to Cologne.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Messel Pit Fossil Site
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Messel Pit Fossil Site ©
Messel Pit Fossil Site
Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum

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Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the next day, admire the striking features of Cologne Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Roman-German Museum (Romisch-Germanisches Museum), explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig, then see the interesting displays at National Socialism Documentation Center, then examine the collection at Chocolate Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Duftmuseum im Farina-Haus.

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Traveling by train from Frankfurt to Cologne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 4th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Aachen.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Drachenfels
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Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Wallraf-Richartz Museum ©
Wallraf-Richartz Museum

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Aachen, Germany

Aachen ©
Aachen, a spa town, was once a prominent royal city where German kings were crowned and Charlemagne built his favorite residence.
On the 4th (Fri), make a trip to Markt, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aachen Cathedral (Dom), don't miss a visit to Puppenbrunnen, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Aachener Rathaus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Tierpark Aachen, get engrossed in the history at Centre Charlemagne, identify plant and animal life at Teverener Heide, see the interesting displays at Museum Rotes Haus, then see the interesting displays at Museum Huertgenwald 1944 und im Frieden, and finally make a trip to Dreilandereck.

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You can take a train from Cologne to Aachen in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Aachen

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Museum Rotes Haus, Museum Huertgenwald 1944 und im Frieden, Creativ-EventZ outdoor, Teverener Heide, Deutsches Glasmalerei-Museum
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Museum Rotes Haus ©
Museum Rotes Haus
Aachen Cathedral ©
Aachen Cathedral
Deutsches Glasmalerei-Museum ©
Deutsches Glasmalerei-Museum

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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Keep things going the next day: browse the exhibits of Belgian Comic Strip Center, don't miss a visit to Atomium, explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, contemplate the long history of Grand Place, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and finally make a trip to Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Brussels trip planner .

You can take a train from Aachen to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. September in Brussels sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can take a train to Antwerp.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Saint Bavo's Cathedral
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp ©
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
On the 8th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Paul's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): head outdoors with Sunset Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady, see the interesting displays at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, then examine the collection at Red Star Line Museum, then take a leisurely stroll along Graslei and Korenlei, and finally explore the galleries of Gravensteen.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Antwerp trip planning site .

Take a train from Brussels to Antwerp in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Antwerp can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 11th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Antwerp

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ghent
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Lieve Canal Bicycle Trail ©
Lieve Canal Bicycle Trail
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Rubens House (Rubenshuis) ©
Rubens House (Rubenshuis)

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Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Van Gogh Museum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Escape the urban bustle at Kayaking & Canoeing and CarSmash Amsterdam. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, get engrossed in the history at Amsterdam Gallery, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and look for all kinds of wild species at Het Twiske.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam holiday builder app .

Getting from Antwerp to Amsterdam by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Potsdam.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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Potsdam, Germany

Potsdam ©
Formerly an official residence of the Prussian kings, Potsdam is surrounded by a series of interconnected lakes, parks, and palaces.
On the 14th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Spreewaldfahrt, Familie Goertz, get outside with Karl Foerster Garten, steep yourself in history at Neues Palais, then take in nature's colorful creations at Sanssouci Park, and finally contemplate the long history of Stiftung Gedenkstatte Lindenstrasse. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Potsdam's Gardens, walk around Sanssouci Palace, contemplate the long history of Schloss Cecilienhof, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gemeinde der Russisch-Orthodoxen Kirche, then get engrossed in the history at Cranach-Stiftung, and finally head outdoors with Irrgarten Altjessnitz.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Potsdam tour itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Amsterdam to Potsdam by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Berlin.

Things to do in Potsdam

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Karl Foerster Garten, Museumsdorf Glashutte, Irrgarten Altjessnitz, Spreewaldfahrt, Familie Goertz, Cranach-Stiftung
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Neues Palais ©
Neues Palais
Sanssouci Palace ©
Sanssouci Palace
Schloss Cecilienhof ©
Schloss Cecilienhof

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Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Popular historic sites such as Charlottenburg Palace and East Side Gallery are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Pergamonmuseum and Topography of Terror. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, get outside with Berliner Mauerweg, take in the history at THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin, and delve into the lush surroundings at Grunewald Forest.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Berlin trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Potsdam to Berlin by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace

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Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Let the collections at The Dresden Zwinger and Neues Grünes Gewölbe capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Frauenkirche and Kunsthofpassage. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dresden: Grosser Zschirnstein (in Reinhardtsdorf-Schona), Elbe Sandstone Mountains (in Bad Schandau) and St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche) (in Leipzig). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Royal Palace (Residenzschloss), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Cross, get outside with Schiffsanlegestelle Dresden, and admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Dresden sightseeing planner .

Take a train from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Dresden, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Dresden

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche), Saxon Switzerland National Park, Grosser Zschirnstein, Elbe Sandstone Mountains
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Saxon Switzerland National Park ©
Saxon Switzerland National Park
The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden

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Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague, wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, and finally get engrossed in the history at Strahov Monastery. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate the long history of Prasna brana, steep yourself in history at Nejvyssi Purkrabstvi, view the masterpieces at Lobkowicz Palace, then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Prague travel planner .

Traveling by car from Dresden to Prague takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Belvedere Palace and Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), pause for some serene contemplation at Peterskirche Wien, kick back and relax at Copa Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of St. Virgil.

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Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 27th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

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Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava ©
Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Bratislava Castle, kick back and relax at Magio Beach, take an in-depth tour of Devin Castle, then steep yourself in history at Michalska Brana, and finally don't miss a visit to Fountain of peace. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Bratislava Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Blue Church of St. Elizabeth, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tyrsovo nabrezie, then get outside with Happy Dog Forest Hike, and finally get outside with Sad Janka Krala.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bratislava online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Vienna to Bratislava in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Bratislava

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Magio Beach ©
Magio Beach
Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle
Bratislava Castle ©
Bratislava Castle

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Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Roman Beach, explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), make a trip to Halaszbastya, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and finally get in on the family fun at Visegradi Bobpalya.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Budapest travel route builder website .

Getting from Bratislava to Budapest by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 2nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Budapest

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Visit Ljubljana Castle and City Museum of Ljubljana for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Bled Castle and Technical Museum of Slovenia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ljubljana: Bled (Lake Bled & Vintgar Gorge). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, see the interesting displays at Railway Museum, explore the world behind art at Tiporenesansa, and take an in-depth tour of Dr. France Preseren Memorial Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana trip tool .

You can drive from Budapest to Ljubljana in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Ljubljana are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Venice.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bled, Dr. France Preseren Memorial Museum
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Technical Museum of Slovenia ©
Technical Museum of Slovenia
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge
Bled Castle ©
Bled Castle

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, then take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, and finally wander the streets of Cannaregio. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then examine the collection at Doge's Palace, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Venice using our trip planner.

Getting from Ljubljana to Venice by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Ljubljana in October; daily highs in Venice reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Verona, Padua
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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Milan, Italy

Milan ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, then stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, and finally steep yourself in history at Il Cenacolo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Museo Egizio, engage your brain at Museo Della Scienza E Della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci, take an in-depth tour of Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, then get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore.

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Getting from Venice to Milan by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In October, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Museo Egizio
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana
Museo Egizio ©
Museo Egizio

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Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Get outdoors at Mt Pilatus and Pilatus Bahnen AG. Get some cultural insight at The Rosengart Collection and Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten). Take a break from Lucerne with a short trip to UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern in Bern, about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, see the interesting displays at Richard Wagner Museum, get outside with Sonnenberg, and take a leisurely stroll along Nadelwehr.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Lucerne day trip site .

Traveling by car from Milan to Lucerne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Milan in October, expect Lucerne to be slightly colder, temps between 17°C and 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
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Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten) ©
Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten)
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Pilatus Luzern ©
Pilatus Luzern

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fraumünster Church and Grossmunster. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum Rietberg and Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich. Take a break from Zurich with a short trip to Rhine Falls in Neuhausen am Rheinfall, about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Old Town, stroll the grounds of Friedhof Fluntern (Fluntern Cemetery), shop like a local with Bahnhofstrasse, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Lucerne to Zurich by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In October in Zurich, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Vaduz.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Rhine Falls
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Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church
Museum Rietberg ©
Museum Rietberg

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Vaduz, Liechtenstein

Vaduz
As the capital of Liechtenstein, Vaduz is the country's financial and economic hub.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Vaduz Castle, take an in-depth tour of Liechtenstein National Museum, see the interesting displays at Postal Museum, see the interesting displays at Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, then make a trip to Liechtenstein Center, and finally get outside with Lama- & Alpakahof Triesenberg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Das Walsermuseum, Triesenberg, fly down the slopes at Ski Resort Malbun, tour the pleasant surroundings at Galina Falcon Center, snap pictures at Alte Rheinbrucke, then do a tasting at Hofkellerei of the Prince of Liechtenstein, and finally admire the masterpieces at Schatzkammer Liechtenstein (Treasure Chamber).

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Traveling by car from Zurich to Vaduz takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Munich.

Things to do in Vaduz

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Malbun, Triesenberg, Burg Gutenberg, St. Mamerten Kapelle
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Postal Museum
Postal Museum
Vaduz Castle ©
Vaduz Castle
Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein ©
Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche and then contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Neue Pinakothek, walk around English Garden, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, then examine the collection at Munich Residenz, and finally admire the landmark architecture of St. Peter's Church.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Munich tour planner .

Drive from Vaduz to Munich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. October in Munich sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Schloss Linderhof
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Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Alte Pinakothek ©
Alte Pinakothek

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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 21st (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Eisriesenwelt, admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Salzburger Altstadt, contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), then explore the world behind art at Museum der Moderne Monchsberg, and finally stroll the grounds of Petersfriedhof. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, then see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, then take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Salzburg trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ingolstadt.

Things to do in Salzburg

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Eisriesenwelt
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Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) ©

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Ingolstadt, Germany

Ingolstadt ©
Ingolstadt is a city in the Free State of Bavaria, in the Federal Republic of Germany. St. Maria de Victoria Kirche and Cathedral of St Peter's are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Jagdschloss Grunau and Liebfrauenmuenster will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ingolstadt: Old Town (in Regensburg), Walhalla (in Donaustauf) and Naturschutzgebiet Holle (in Rettenbach). And it doesn't end there: explore the landscape on two wheels at Altmuehltal-Radweg, brush up on your military savvy at Bayerisches Armeemuseum, identify plant and animal life at Wildpark Hollohe, and get a sense of history and politics at Altes Rathaus (Ingolstadt).

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Ingolstadt trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Salzburg to Ingolstadt in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for the train ride to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Ingolstadt

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Regensburg, Neuburg an der Donau, Walhalla, Donaudurchbruch, Wildpark Hollohe
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Klenzepark ©
Klenzepark
St. Maria de Victoria Kirche ©
St. Maria de Victoria Kirche
Walhalla ©
Walhalla

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Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Würzburg Residence and Germanisches Nationalmuseum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Marienburg Fortress and Town Walls for their historical value. Explore Nuremberg's surroundings by going to Rothenburg (Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum) & Altstadt) and Flussbad Hainbadestelle (in Bamberg). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, explore the different monuments and memorials at Johannisfriedhof Nurnberg, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sebaldus Church, and don't miss a visit to St. Lorenz Church.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Nuremberg online sightseeing planner .

Nuremberg is just a stone's throw from Ingolstadt. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Rothenburg, Wurzburg, Flussbad Hainbadestelle
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Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Fortress Marienberg ©
Fortress Marienberg

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