16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Phoenix, United States
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
+2
Fly + bus + train:  4​h 45​min
3
Vicenza, Italy
— 1 night
+2
train + bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
6
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Phoenix, United States

2
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Buckingham Palace and Houses of Parliament. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The British Museum and Westminster Abbey. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of Churchill War Rooms.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read London trip planning tool .

Phoenix, USA to London is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Phoenix in October, you will find days in London are colder (61°F), and nights are a bit cooler (48°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, then shop like a local with Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and finally take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich day trip planning app .

Getting from London to Zurich by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from London to Zurich, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Vicenza.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

1
night
Vicenza, Italy

Vicenza ©
Famous for its abundance of 16th-century architecture designed by Andrea Palladio, Vicenza was coined the City of Palladio.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza dei Signori, take an in-depth tour of Palazzo da Schio, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Lorenzo, then learn about winemaking at Azienda Agricola Pieriboni, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario della Madonna di Monte Berico.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Vicenza trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Zurich to Vicenza takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Zurich in October, Vicenza is a bit warmer at night with lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Vicenza

Historic Sites Wineries Museums
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Piazza dei Signori ©
Piazza dei Signori
Palazzo da Schio ©
Palazzo da Schio

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral. Appreciate the collections at Belvedere Palace and Imperial Palace (Hofburg). The adventure continues: hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt, see the interesting displays at The Third Man Museum, admire the striking features of Haus der Musik Wien, and admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Vicenza to Vienna in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight. Traveling from Vicenza in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Vienna, with lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere 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 27th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg, then admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the galleries of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, view the masterpieces at Residenzgalerie Salzburg, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), then contemplate the long history of Franziskanerkirche, and finally see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Salzburg itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Salzburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) ©
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus)

2
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.
On the 29th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, take in nature's colorful creations at Nymphenburg Palace, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, then see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, and finally make a trip to Marienplatz.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Munich itinerary app .

You can drive from Salzburg to Munich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Munich, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 41°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Alte Pinakothek ©
Alte Pinakothek
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 31st (Thu), see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, then don't miss a visit to Palace of Holyroodhouse, and then step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip planner .

Getting from Munich to Edinburgh by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Munich to Edinburgh due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites
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Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

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