18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Hallstatt, Austria
— 1 night
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Kals am Grossglockner, Austria
— 1 night
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Graz, Austria
— 1 night
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Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
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Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Bern, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Basel, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Lyon, France
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria — 1 night

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.
On the 8th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace and then make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Vienna trip itinerary tool.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Vienna is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Dubai in August, things will get cooler in Vienna: highs are around 31°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.
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Salzburg, Austria — 2 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7. On your second day here, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Salzburg, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, then step into the grandiose world of Fortress Hohensalzburg, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Salzburg trip builder website.

You can drive from Vienna to Salzburg in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Salzburg are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hallstatt.
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Hallstatt, Austria — 1 night

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hallstatt travel planner.

You can drive from Salzburg to Hallstatt in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kals am Grossglockner.
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Kals am Grossglockner, Austria — 1 night

On the 13th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesetta di San Nicolo a Matrei, identify plant and animal life at Kalser Glocknerstrasse, and then take in the awesome beauty at Grossglockner.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kals am Grossglockner online visit planner.

You can drive from Hallstatt to Kals am Grossglockner in 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Kals am Grossglockner can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Graz.
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Graz, Austria — 1 night

With six universities, Graz represents a young, laid-back, and lively city with nightlife that doesn't stop.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): head outdoors with Lurgrotte Peggau, then see the interesting displays at Archaeology Museum, then see the interesting displays at Arnold Schwarzenegger Museum, and finally ponder the world of politics at Rathaus.

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Traveling by car from Kals am Grossglockner to Graz takes 4 hours. While traveling from Kals am Grossglockner, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Graz, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo, explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Jesuits.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Vienna trip planner.

You can drive from Graz to Vienna in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 1 night

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): stroll the grounds of Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Petrin Tower.

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Fly from Vienna to Prague in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. August in Prague sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Budapest.
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Budapest, Hungary — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, then snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building.

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Getting from Prague to Budapest by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. When traveling from Prague in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Budapest: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Lucerne.
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Lucerne, Switzerland — 1 night

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Rigi, then stroll through Seebad Mit Strand Am Vierwaldstattersee, and then explore the activities along Lake Lucerne.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lucerne trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Budapest to Lucerne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Budapest in August, plan for little chillier days in Lucerne, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Interlaken.
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Interlaken, Switzerland — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Interlaken holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Interlaken takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bern.
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Bern, Switzerland — 1 night

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
On the 20th (Sat), meet the residents at Papiliorama, head outdoors with Elfenau, and then explore the activities along Aare River.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bern road trip site.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Bern takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Bern can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Basel.
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Basel, Switzerland — 1 night

Situated where the Swiss, German, and French borders meet, Basel is considered the hub of Dreilandereck, this "three countries corner." Its location makes Basel a center of culture and history, brimming with important theaters and museums.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): walk around Wenken Park, then get outside with Naturbad Riehen, and then take some stellar pictures from Pfalz.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Basel itinerary builder.

You can drive from Bern to Basel in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Lyon.
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Lyon, France — 1 night

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Lyon trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Basel to Lyon takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daytime highs in Lyon are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 3 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): stop by Montmartre, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and then don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner.

Getting from Lyon to Paris by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Lyon in August, you will find days in Paris are a bit cooler (29°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). On the 25th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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