18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 1 night
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Berlin, Germany
— 1 night
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
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Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
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Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
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Munich, Germany
— 1 night
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Paris, France

— 1 night

City of Light

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): wander the streets of Montmartre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then ponder the world of politics at Hotel de Ville. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Île de la Cité, and finally step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris online trip itinerary builder.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Paris is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Paris. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in October, expect Paris to be colder, temps between 19°C and 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks
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Berlin, Germany

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbar Mitte, and then take a stroll through Mitte.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Berlin trip planning app.

You can take a train from Paris to Berlin in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums
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Prague, Czech Republic

— 1 night

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
On the 4th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral, savor the flavors at Prague for Two, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Staromestske namesti. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): visit Lesser Town, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and then don't miss a visit to National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Prague online trip itinerary maker.

Take a train from Berlin to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Prague are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Museums
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Vienna, Austria

— 1 night

City of Dreams

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.
To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Vienna trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. On the 6th (Wed), you'll travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Nightlife · Museums · Historic Sites · Tours
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Salzburg, Austria

— 1 night

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 6th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kollegienkirche (Collegiate Church), browse the exhibits of Mozarts Geburtshaus, admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt, then steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally stroll the grounds of Cemetery of St. Sebastian (Friedhof St. Sebastian).

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Salzburg trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Vienna to Salzburg in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or fly. In October in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums
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Munich, Germany

— 1 night

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.
On the 7th (Thu), take in the exciting artwork at Kunsthalle Munich, then examine the collection at Munich Residenz, then examine the collection at Deutsches Museum Flugwerft Schleissheim, and finally explore the historical opulence of Schloss Schleissheim.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Munich route planner.

Take a train from Salzburg to Munich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In October in Munich, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

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Lucerne, Switzerland

— 2 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 8th (Fri), explore the world behind art at The Rosengart Collection and then visit Altstadt Luzern. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Glasi Hergiswil, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Uferpromenade Weggis, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Jesuitenkirche.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Lucerne planner.

Take a train from Munich to Lucerne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. October in Lucerne sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Museums · Nature · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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Interlaken, Switzerland

— 3 nights
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.
For shopping fun, head to Galerie Wydi or Buchhandlung Boedeli. Escape the urban bustle at Parasailing & Paragliding and Lauterbrunnen Village. Venture out of the city with trips to Aare Gorge (in Meiringen) and Giessbachfälle (in Brienz). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm, have some family-friendly fun at Heidi's Photo Chalet, stroll around Hohematte Park, and identify plant and animal life at Alpenwildpark.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Interlaken itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Lucerne to Interlaken in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

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Zurich, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 13th (Wed), take a stroll through Schanzengraben Canal, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, then take a stroll through Lake Zurich, Eastern Bank, then examine the collection at Zoological Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Schloss Rapperswil, then contemplate the long history of Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden, then admire the striking features of Kloster Einsiedeln, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Zurich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Paris, France

— 2 nights

City of Light

Discover out-of-the-way places like Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte and Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse. Musee Nissim de Camondo and Atelier des Lumieres are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Paris to go to Saint-Denis and see Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Explore Paris further: explore the world behind art at Musee Marmottan Monet, make a trip to La Madeleine, get engrossed in the history at Memorial De La Shoah, and visit 1st Arrondissement.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Zurich to Paris by combination of train, bus, and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or fly; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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