26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

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26 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Kansas City, United States
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  18 h 30 min
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
2
Eger, Hungary
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Aggtelek, Hungary
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
5
Salzburg, Austria
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Hallstatt, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
7
Strasbourg, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  6 h
8
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  17 h
End: Kansas City, United States

2
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Szimpla Kert, Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar) and Buda Castle. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Buda Castle, pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, step into the grandiose world of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), then steep yourself in history at Citadel, then contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), learn about winemaking at Faust Wine Cellar, and then join in the after-dark buzz at Szimpla Kert.

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Kansas City, USA to Budapest is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Kansas City to Budapest. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Kansas City in September: high temperatures in Budapest hover around 71°F and lows are around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Eger.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Nightlife Wineries
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Buda Castle ©
Buda Castle

few
hours
Eger, Hungary

Eger
Nestled between the Matra and Bukk Mountains in northern Hungary, Eger represents a mixture of historical discovery and relaxing pleasures.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Eger Castle. On the 5th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of The Basilica, explore the fascinating underground world of Valley of the Beautiful Women, and then explore the historical opulence of Eger Castle.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Eger tour itinerary builder website .

Traveling by bus from Budapest to Eger takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Eger are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Aggtelek.

Things to do in Eger

Parks Spas Historic Sites
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1
night
Aggtelek, Hungary

Aggtelek ©
Aggtelek is a village in the county of Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén, Hungary. On the 5th (Sat), Head underground at Baradla Cave and then explore the striking landscape of Aggtelek National Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Aggtelek day trip planning site .

Drive from Eger to Aggtelek in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Aggtelek

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Aggtelek National Park
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Aggtelek National Park ©
Aggtelek National Park
Baradla Cave ©
Baradla Cave

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Schonbrunner Gardens, Cafe Gloriette, Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum), and other attractions you added. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Schonbrunn Palace and The Hofburg. St. Stephen's Cathedral and Historic Center of Vienna will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien, explore the galleries of MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kirche am Steinhof, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Church.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Vienna online journey planner .

Drive from Aggtelek to Vienna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

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

4
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Eagle’s Nest Historical Tours. Appreciate the collections at Fortress Hohensalzburg and Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus). Get some historical perspective at Schloss Hellbrunn and Mozarts Geburtshaus. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salzburg: Burg Mauterndorf (in Mauterndorf), Oberer Stadtplatz, Silberzeile (in Scharding) and Schlossmuseum Linz (in Linz). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, make a trip to Salzburger Altstadt, and get to know the fascinating history of Steingasse.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Salzburg attractions planner .

You can fly from Vienna to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Salzburg are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Eagle’s Nest Historical Tours, Oberer Stadtplatz, Silberzeile, Schlossmuseum Linz, Salzburger Freilichtmuseum, Burg Mauterndorf
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) ©
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus)

2
nights
Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt ©
Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Town and Landesmuseum Joanneum GmbH. Your inner history buff will appreciate Pfarrkirche Traunkirchen and Parish of the Assumption. Step out of Hallstatt to go to Traunkirchen and see Johannesbergkapelle, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick", take an in-depth tour of Lehar-Villa, see the interesting displays at Museum Hallstatt, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Badestrand Hallstatt.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Hallstatt holiday maker website .

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Hallstatt takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Bad Ischl, Traunkirchen, Landesmuseum Joanneum GmbH
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Parish of the Assumption ©
Parish of the Assumption
Old Town ©
Old Town
Landesmuseum Joanneum GmbH ©
Landesmuseum Joanneum GmbH

4
nights
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.
Ortenbourg Castle and Les Fortifications de Neuf-Brisach will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Domaine Albert Seltz and Chateau de Kaysersberg. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Strasbourg: Ancienne Synagogue de Bergheim (in Bergheim), Abbatiale Saint-Cyriaque (in Altorf) and Eglise Abbatiale Saint Maurice d'Ebersmunster (in Ebersmunster). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Vin d'Alsace HORCHER, admire the masterpieces at Museum Œuvre Notre-Dame, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saints-Pierre-et-Paul de Rosheim, and examine the collection at Le Vaisseau.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Strasbourg online travel route builder .

Traveling by car from Hallstatt to Strasbourg takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Strasbourg are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Chateau de Kaysersberg, Eglise Saints-Pierre-et-Paul de Rosheim, Les Fortifications de Neuf-Brisach, Domaine Albert Seltz, Ortenbourg Castle
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Domaine Albert Seltz ©
Domaine Albert Seltz
Vin d'Alsace HORCHER ©
Vin d'Alsace HORCHER

3
nights
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum of Artisan and Folklore (Musee Artisanal du Vieux Pays d'Enhaut) and Espace Ballon. Popular historic sites such as Burgkirche Raron and Felsenkirche Eglise St.Michael are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Lauterbrunnen to Thun to see Sammlung Historischer Panzer der Armee about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Lauterbrunnen Church, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, trek along Blumental Panorama Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at North face Trail.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Lauterbrunnen day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Strasbourg to Lauterbrunnen takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Outdoors Museums Trails

Side Trips

Murren, Chateau-d'Oex, Raron, North face Trail, Minigolf
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North face Trail ©
North face Trail
Felsenkirche Eglise St.Michael ©
Felsenkirche Eglise St.Michael

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