16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
2
Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
4
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 2 nights
5
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 3 nights
6
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster.

Discover how to plan a Zurich trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Zürich Airport, EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport and Bern Belp Airport. September in Zurich sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

4
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: make a trip to Marienplatz, contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, hunt for treasures at Viktualienmarkt, and engage your brain at Deutsches Museum.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Munich trip planner.

Drive from Zurich to Munich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in September, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 23:
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

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 23rd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter). On your second day here, take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, then explore the galleries of Mozarts Geburtshaus, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace.

To find photos and tourist information, read our Salzburg online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Munich to Salzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. On the 25th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:
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Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace

2
nights
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
On the 25th (Fri), fly down the slopes at Alpspitz. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Partnachklamm and then head outdoors with Zugspitze.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Garmisch-Partenkirchen online day trip planner.

Drive from Salzburg to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Garmisch-Partenkirchen are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Schloss Hohenschwangau, Schloss Linderhof, Schloss Neuschwanstein
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 27:
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Partnachklamm ©
Partnachklamm
Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Schloss Linderhof ©
Schloss Linderhof

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, walk around Hohematte Park, then stop by Buchhandlung Boedeli, then take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Seilpark Interlaken. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle and then admire all the interesting features of Jungfraujoch.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Interlaken tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Interlaken takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Interlaken can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Jungfraujoch, Trümmelbachfälle, Lake Brienz
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 30:
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 1st (Thu), don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, then make a trip to Belém Tower, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Museu Calouste Gulbenkian. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and then step into the grandiose world of Quinta da Regaleira.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip planner.

Getting from Interlaken to Lisbon by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Interlaken to Lisbon. In September, Lisbon is somewhat warmer than Interlaken - with highs of 81°F and lows of 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 2:
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira

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