30 days in Europe Itinerary

30 days in Europe Itinerary

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30 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 4 nights
4
Salzburg, Austria
— 5 nights
train:  2​h
5
Innsbruck, Austria
— 3 nights
6
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 6 nights
train + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

5
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 some cultural insight at Schonbrunn Palace and Imperial Palace (Hofburg). Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Stephen's Cathedral and Belvedere Palace. Get out of town with these interesting Vienna side-trips: Melk Abbey (in Melk), Burgruine Duernstein (in Durnstein) and Wehrkirche St. Michael (in Weissenkirchen). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Historic Center of Vienna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Karlskirche, appreciate the views at Wachau Valley, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kahlenberg.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Vienna road trip website .

Oslo, Norway to Vienna is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Oslo in August, expect Vienna to be a bit warmer, temps between 31°C and 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Melk Abbey, Wachau Valley, Wehrkirche St. Michael, Burgruine Duernstein
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St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace

4
nights
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava ©
Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Devin Castle and St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina) will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Blue Church of St. Elizabeth and Slavin War Memorial. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Michalska Brana, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bratislava Old Town, explore the historical opulence of Bratislava Castle, and make a trip to Hlavne Namestie.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bratislava holiday planning website .

Getting from Vienna to Bratislava by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August in Bratislava, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle
Blue Church of St. Elizabeth ©
Blue Church of St. Elizabeth
Old Town Hall ©
Old Town Hall

4
nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana melds German, Mediterranean, and Slovenian culture and history.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of St. Nicholas (Stolnica Sv. Nikolaja) and Ljubljanski Grad. Step off the beaten path and head to Skocjan Caves and Preseren Square. Venture out of the city with trips to Bled (Vintgar Gorge & Parasailing & Paragliding), Lake Jasna (in Kranjska Gora) and Lake Bohinj (in Bohinjsko Jezero). The adventure continues: stroll around Tivoli Park, don't miss a visit to Mestni Trg, and contemplate the waterfront views at River Ljubljanica Kanal.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ljubljana trip builder app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Bratislava to Ljubljana in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. August in Ljubljana sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bled, Lake Jasna, Lake Bohinj, Skocjan Caves
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Lake Jasna ©
Lake Jasna
Skocjan Caves ©
Skocjan Caves
Parasailing & Paragliding

5
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Explore hidden gems such as Schloss Hellbrunn and Erlebnisburg Hohenwerfen. Popular historic sites such as Fortress Hohensalzburg and Salzburger Altstadt are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salzburg: Schmittenhohe (in Zell am See), Grossglockner High Alpine Road (in Heiligenblut) and Kitzsteinhorn (in Kaprun). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Kapitelplatz & Kapitelschwemme, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Salzburg trip maker site .

Getting from Ljubljana to Salzburg by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In August in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can take a train to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Grossglockner High Alpine Road, Basilika St. Michael, Schmitten in Zell am See, Erlebnisburg Hohenwerfen, Kitzsteinhorn
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Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Grossglockner High Alpine Road ©
Grossglockner High Alpine Road

3
nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Visiting Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle) and Badestrand Achensee Nord will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Altstadt von Innsbruck and Pfarrkirche Igls Vill. Step out of Innsbruck to go to Finkenberg and see Granatkapelle von Maria Botta, which is approximately 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hofkirche, fly down the slopes at Rosshutte, and admire the landmark architecture of Dom zu St. Jakob.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Innsbruck road trip site .

Traveling by train from Salzburg to Innsbruck takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. August in Innsbruck sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle), Badestrand Achensee Nord, Rosshutte, Pfarrkirche Igls Vill, Granatkapelle von Maria Botta
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Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle) ©
Altstadt von Innsbruck ©
Altstadt von Innsbruck
Hofkirche ©
Hofkirche

6
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Get in touch with nature at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls and Aare Gorge. Step off the beaten path and head to Altstadt Luzern and Speed Boats Tours. Go for a jaunt from Lucerne to Matten bei Interlaken to see Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at The Rosengart Collection, explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, contemplate the long history of Museggmauer, and don't miss a visit to The Nine Towers.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lucerne trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Lucerne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Interlaken, Aletsch Glacier, Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, Aare Gorge
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Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
Aare Gorge ©
Aare Gorge

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