27 days in Western Europe Itinerary

27 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe sightseeing planner

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Munich, Germany
— 1 night
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Salzburg, Austria
— 8 nights
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 10 nights
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Marne-la-Vallee, France
— 4 nights
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
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Munich, Germany

— 1 night

Village of a Million People

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 12th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, explore the activities along English Garden, and then don't miss a visit to Marienplatz.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Munich trip itinerary planning tool.

Doha, Qatar to Munich is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Doha to Munich is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Doha in June, things will get cooler in Munich: highs are around 26°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Salzburg, Austria

— 8 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Bring the kids along to Mirabell Palace and Schloss Hellbrunn. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salzburg: Eisriesenwelt (in Werfen), Innsbruck (Town Tower (Stadtturm), The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), &more) and Hallstatt (Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick", Old Town, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Fortress Hohensalzburg, see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, and take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Salzburg road trip planner.

You can drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Interlaken.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Interlaken, Switzerland

— 10 nights
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Bring the kids along to Lake Zurich and Lake Lucerne. Explore Interlaken's surroundings by going to UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern (in Bern), Mt Pilatus (in Kriens) and Lucerne (Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, Lucerne Station, &more). And it doesn't end there: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Village, admire all the interesting features of Harderkulm, and take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Interlaken trip planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Salzburg to Interlaken in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Interlaken can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Marne-la-Vallee.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Marne-la-Vallee, France

— 4 nights
As a "new town" best known for its Euro Disney Park and resorts, Marne-la-Vallée is a modern family resort town.
Kids will enjoy Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney Studios Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Marne-la-Vallee: Reims (Reve de couleurs Reims, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims, &more) and Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte (in Maincy). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Disney Village and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Marne-la-Vallee trip planner.

Getting from Interlaken to Marne-la-Vallee by combination of train, bus, and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. July in Marne-la-Vallee sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Marne-la-Vallee

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Frankfurt, Germany

— 1 night

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 6th (Wed), make a trip to Romer, explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum, then snap pictures at Iron Bridge, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus).

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Frankfurt trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Marne-la-Vallee to Frankfurt in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. July in Frankfurt sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 18°C at night. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.

Austria travel guide

4.6
Castles · Art Museums · Churches
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.