20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  8 h 45 min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Hamburg, Germany
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
5
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
7
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 1st (Mon), examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, then pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Zurich is an approximately 9- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Zurich due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in April; daily highs in Zurich reach 17°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Paris.

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Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

4
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Head to Champs-Elysees and Le Maraisfor plenty of shopping. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle, and stop by Montmartre.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Paris travel planning tool.

Getting from Zurich to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. April in Paris sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©
As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland, then get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Binnenalster.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hamburg online attractions planner.

Fly from Paris to Hamburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in April, you will find days in Hamburg are little chillier (15°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt
Binnenalster ©
Binnenalster

3
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Let the collections at Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Pergamonmuseum capture your imagination. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Die Hackeschen Hoefe and Rausch Schokoladenhaus. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace, explore the wide array of goods at Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe), steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church.

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Getting from Hamburg to Berlin by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
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Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Andechs Monastery and St. Peter's Church. Appreciate the collections at Munich Residenz and BMW Welt. Get out of town with these interesting Munich side-trips: Altstadt (Old Town) Mittenwald (in Mittenwald), Fuggerei (in Augsburg) and Pilgrimage Church of Wies (in Steingaden). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, browse the eclectic array of goods at Viktualienmarkt, and admire the landmark architecture of Asamkirche.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Munich trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Munich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Altstadt (Old Town) Mittenwald, Fuggerei, Andechs Monastery, Pilgrimage Church of Wies
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Andechs Monastery ©
Andechs Monastery
Pilgrimage Church of Wies ©
Pilgrimage Church of Wies
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.
On the 15th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), explore the galleries of Residenzgalerie Salzburg, explore the world behind art at DomQuartier Salzburg, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franziskanerkirche, then get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nonnberg Convent. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, and finally take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle.

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You can drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Salzburg are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Residenzgalerie Salzburg ©
Residenzgalerie Salzburg
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Schonbrunn Palace and Albertina. Popular historic sites such as Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof) and Belvedere Palace are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, take a stroll through Historic Center of Vienna, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, and get a taste of the local shopping with Graben and Kohlmarkt.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Vienna visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Salzburg to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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