23 days in Central Europe Itinerary

23 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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Geneva, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Bern, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Basel, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Davos, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 6 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland

— 4 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Eglise Russe, International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MAMCO), and other attractions you added. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) and Musee D'Art Et D'Histoire. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cathedrale de Lausanne and Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre. Venture out of the city with trips to Lausanne (Parc Olympique, Musee de l'Elysee, &more). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Parc La Grange, ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Anglais, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Basilica.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Geneva trip planning tool.

Detroit, USA to Geneva is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Detroit to Geneva due to the time zone difference. In November, daytime highs in Geneva are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 5 — 9:

Bern, Switzerland

— 2 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Kunstmuseum Bern, Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center), Vennerbrunnen, and other attractions. On the 9th (Wed), take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, admire the striking features of The Cathedral of Bern, admire the local landmark of Vennerbrunnen, admire the local landmark of Simsonbrunnen, then ponder the design of Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen, and finally ponder the design of Mosesbrunnen. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center) and then admire the masterpieces at Kunstmuseum Bern.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bern trip planner.

Drive from Geneva to Bern in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Bern can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Basel.

Things to do in Bern

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 11:

Basel, Switzerland

— 1 night
Situated where the Swiss, German, and French borders meet, Basel is considered the hub of Dreilandereck, this "three countries corner." Its location makes Basel a center of culture and history, brimming with important theaters and museums.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Theater Basel as well as Fine Arts Museum Basel - Kunstmuseum. On the 11th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Municipal Fine Arts Museum (Kunstmuseum Solothurn), then see the interesting displays at Basel Historical Museum – Museum of Music, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Offene Kirche Elisabethen, and finally catch a live performance at Theater Basel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): take a stroll through Basel's Old Town, then admire the masterpieces at Fine Arts Museum Basel - Kunstmuseum, then examine the collection at Jean Tinguely Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Antikenmuseum Basel.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Basel travel route builder app.

Traveling by car from Bern to Basel takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 51°F in November, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Basel

Museums · Nightlife · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 11 — 12:

Lucerne, Switzerland

— 2 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Nine Towers as well as Altstadt Luzern.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Lucerne trip itinerary website.

Getting from Basel to Lucerne by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. November in Lucerne sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 14:

Zurich, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Fraumünster Church, Grossmunster and Bahnhofstrasse. On the 14th (Mon), take a stroll through Schanzengraben Canal, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, look for gifts at Confiserie Sprungli, wander the streets of Old Town, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Oskar-Reinhart Foundation Museum, then see the interesting displays at Sammlung Oskar Reinhart, then see the interesting displays at Fotomuseum, and finally see the interesting displays at Villa Flora Winterthur.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich online road trip planner.

You can drive from Lucerne to Zurich in an hour. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 48°F in November, and nighttime lows around 37°F. On the 16th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Davos.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 14 — 16:

Davos, Switzerland

— 1 night
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kirchner Museum Davos.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Davos trip planning app.

You can drive from Zurich to Davos in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Zurich in November, with highs in Davos at 43°F and lows at 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Davos

Museums
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 17:
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Salzburg, Austria

— 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Grosses Festspielhaus, Mozarteum, FestungsBahn, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): see a show at Mozarteum. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt, browse the exhibits of Mozarts Geburtshaus, contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), join in the after-dark buzz at Augustiner Braustubl, then admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Georgs Kirche.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Salzburg tour website.

Drive from Davos to Salzburg in 4.5 hours. November in Salzburg sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 19:

Vienna, Austria

— 6 nights

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.
You've added Wiener Musikverein, Wiener Staatsoper, Volksoper, and other attractions to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Leopold Museum and Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Belvedere Palace and Schonbrunn Palace. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Hofburg, steep yourself in history at Ringstrasse, admire the masterpieces at MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Vienna trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Salzburg to Vienna by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or fly. In November, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 25:

Geneva, Switzerland

Capital of Peace

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Geneva holiday planner.

You can fly from Vienna to Geneva in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. On the 25th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 26: