18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Munich, Germany
Fly:  3 h 30 min
1
Strasbourg, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Bern, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
3
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h
5
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Dresden, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
8
Ansbach, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
9
Stuttgart, Germany
— Few hours
Fly:  4 h 15 min
10
Zagreb, Croatia
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
11
Stuttgart, Germany
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
12
Ansbach, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
End: Munich, Germany

1
night
Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©
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.
On the 30th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Barrage Vauban, wander the streets of La Petite France, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, then stroll around Parc de l'Orangerie, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

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Munich, Germany to Strasbourg is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July in Strasbourg, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Parc de l'Orangerie ©
Parc de l'Orangerie
Room Escape Games
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©

1
night
Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, don't miss a visit to Clock Tower - Zytglogge, then admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), then appreciate the history behind Barenpark, and finally explore the activities along Egelsee.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bern trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Strasbourg to Bern in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Bern sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Rose Garden (Rosengarten) ©
Rose Garden (Rosengarten)
Aare River
Aare River
Egelsee ©
Egelsee

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, then make a trip to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Milan tour planner .

Traveling by train from Bern to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bern in August: high temperatures in Milan hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping Fun & Games
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

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.
On the 3rd (Sat), explore the activities along Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, make a trip to St Mark's Campanile, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, and finally admire the striking features of Doge's Palace.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planner .

You can take a train from Milan to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, daytime highs in Venice are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Vienna.

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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo, then take in nature's colorful creations at Schonbrunn Palace, and then see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Prater.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Venice to Vienna by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Venice in August, things will get little chillier in Vienna: highs are around 31°C and lows about 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Prater ©
Prater
Schönbrunn Zoo ©
Schönbrunn Zoo

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): meet the residents at Prague Zoo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Prague Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Petrinska rozhledna. Keep things going the next day: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, get your game on at Golem VR, wander the streets of Old Town Square, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, then enjoy some diversion at Top Gun Prague Shooting Events, and finally laugh and play at Thrill Park - Prague's Horror Theme Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Prague route builder site .

Fly from Vienna to Prague in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Fun & Games Parks
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Room Escape Games
Petrinska rozhledna ©
Petrinska rozhledna

1
night
Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Elbe Sandstone Mountains, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then don't miss a visit to Zwinger. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Big courtyard of the Residence / Grosser Schlosshof Dresdner Residenz, examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, then take an in-depth tour of Transport Museum Dresden, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Dresden itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Prague to Dresden in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Dresden can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ansbach.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Elbe Sandstone Mountains
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The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
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Elbe Sandstone Mountains ©
Elbe Sandstone Mountains

2
nights
Ansbach, Germany

Ansbach ©
Ansbach is a city in the German state of Bavaria. On the 10th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Johannis Church, make a trip to Ansbach Residenz, then head outdoors with Orangerie im Hofgarten, and finally meet the residents at Raubtier- und Exotenasyl Ansbach.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ansbach trip planner.

Drive from Dresden to Ansbach in 4 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Ansbach

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Raubtier- und Exotenasyl Ansbach ©
Raubtier- und Exotenasyl Ansbach
St. Johannis Church ©
St. Johannis Church
Ansbach Residenz ©
Ansbach Residenz

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hours
Stuttgart, Germany

Stuttgart ©
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
On the 11th (Sun), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wilhelma Zoo and Botanical Garden, examine the collection at Porsche Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Palace Square (Schlossplatz).

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Stuttgart trip planner .

Traveling by car from Ansbach to Stuttgart takes 2 hours. August in Stuttgart sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Wilhelma Zoologisch-Botanischer Garten ©
Porsche Museum ©
Porsche Museum
Palace Square ©
Palace Square

4
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Zagreb is known for museums, historic sites, fun & games, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, wander the streets of Upper Town (Gornji Grad), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), and see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Zagreb route builder site .

You can fly from Stuttgart to Zagreb in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka)
Room Escape Games
Walking tours

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Stuttgart, Germany

Stuttgart ©
On the 15th (Thu), explore the galleries of Mercedes-Benz Museum, then enjoy breathtaking views from Television Tower Stuttgart, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally stop by Markthalle.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Stuttgart travel route planner.

You can fly from Zagreb to Stuttgart in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Zagreb in August, expect nights in Stuttgart to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Ansbach.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums Fun & Games Shopping
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Mercedes-Benz Museum ©
Mercedes-Benz Museum
Fernsehturm Stuttgart ©
Fernsehturm Stuttgart
Room Escape Games

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night
Ansbach, Germany

Ansbach ©
For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ansbach trip planning site .

Getting from Stuttgart to Ansbach by car takes about 2 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Ansbach

Historic Sites
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St. Gumbertus Church ©
St. Gumbertus Church

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