54 days in Europe Itinerary

54 days in Europe Itinerary

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Monor, Hungary
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Budapest, Hungary
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Zsambek, Hungary
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Esztergom, Hungary
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Sturovo, Slovakia
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Komarno, Slovakia
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Bratislava, Slovakia
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Vienna, Austria
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Klosterneuburg, Austria
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Krems an der Donau, Austria
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Melk, Austria
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Linz, Austria
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Steyr, Austria
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Hallstatt, Austria
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Zell am See, Austria
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Innsbruck, Austria
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
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Ettal, Germany
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Fussen, Germany
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Oberstdorf, Germany
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Munich, Germany
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Ingolstadt, Germany
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Ulm, Germany
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Stuttgart, Germany
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Heidelberg, Germany
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Mannheim, Germany
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Frankfurt, Germany
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Wiesbaden, Germany
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Bonn, Germany
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Aachen, Germany
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Cologne, Germany
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Dusseldorf, Germany
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Essen, Germany
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Gelsenkirchen, Germany
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Dortmund, Germany
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Bielefeld, Germany
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Hannover, Germany
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Berlin, Germany
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Bremen, Germany
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Hamburg, Germany
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Lubeck, Germany
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Schwerin, Germany
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Monor, Hungary

Monor is a town in Pest county, Hungary. To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Monor trip itinerary maker tool.

Budapest to Monor is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also drive. In April, daily temperatures in Monor can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. You will leave for Budapest on the 4th (Mon).
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Budapest, Hungary — 2 nights

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.
On the 4th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Heroes' Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), don't miss a visit to Becsi Kapu Square, admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, then steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Citadel, contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, stroll around Margaret Island, then snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, and finally get to know the resident critters at Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip planner.

Drive from Monor to Budapest in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. On the 6th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Zsambek.
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Zsambek, Hungary

Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Zsambek Premontre monastery church ruin.

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Zsambek is just a short distance from Budapest. In April in Zsambek, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Esztergom.
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Esztergom, Hungary — 1 night

Esztergom, is a city in northern Hungary, 46km northwest of the capital Budapest. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): trek along Ram Szakadek.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Esztergom journey planner.

Traveling by car from Zsambek to Esztergom takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. April in Esztergom sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 5°C at night. On the 7th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Sturovo.
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Sturovo, Slovakia

Štúrovo is a town in Slovakia, situated on the River Danube. On the 7th (Thu), take in the views from Maria Valeria Bridge.

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Sturovo is very close to Esztergom. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Komarno.
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Komarno, Slovakia — 1 night

Komárno is a town in Slovakia at the confluence of the Danube and the Váh rivers. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Water Mill Kolarovo and then don't miss a visit to Komarno City Centre.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Komarno trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Sturovo to Komarno in an hour. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Bratislava.
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Bratislava, Slovakia — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Fountain of peace, then take an in-depth tour of Devin Castle, then don't miss a visit to Slavin War Memorial, and finally get great views at UFO Observation Deck. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Bratislava Old Town, contemplate the long history of St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), step into the grandiose world of Bratislava Castle, then see a show at Slovak National Theatre, then pause for some photo ops at Cumil, and finally get great views at Televizna Veza Kamzik.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bratislava road trip app.

You can drive from Komarno to Bratislava in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Schönbrunn Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Historic Center of Vienna, make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz, then examine the collection at Hofburg, and finally see a show at Wiener Staatsoper.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Vienna route site.

Traveling by car from Bratislava to Vienna takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. April in Vienna sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 6°C at night. On the 12th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Klosterneuburg.
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Klosterneuburg, Austria — 1 night

Klosterneuburg is a town in Tulln District in the Austrian state of Lower Austria. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Stift Klosterneuburg and then find something for the whole family at Strandbad Klosterneuburg.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Klosterneuburg online itinerary builder.

Klosterneuburg is very close to Vienna. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Wed) before leaving for Krems an der Donau.
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Krems an der Donau, Austria

Krems an der Donau is a town of 23,992 inhabitants in Austria, in the federal state of Lower Austria. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): examine the collection at Karikaturmuseum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Krems an der Donau vacation site.

You can drive from Klosterneuburg to Krems an der Donau in an hour. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Krems an der Donau when traveling from Klosterneuburg in April, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Melk.
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Melk, Austria — 1 night

Melk, a small town of about 5,000, hugs the south side of the Danube.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Burgruine Aggstein.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Melk trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Krems an der Donau to Melk takes an hour. In April, daytime highs in Melk are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Linz.
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Linz, Austria — 1 night

Located on the Danube with a rolling green backdrop, Linz is a city equally rich in nature and culture.
On the 14th (Thu), examine the collection at Ars Electronica Center, then admire the masterpieces at Lentos Kunstmuseum (Museum of Modern Art Linz), and then make a trip to Pöstlingbergbahn.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Linz travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Melk to Linz takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Steyr.
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Steyr, Austria — 1 night

Steyr is a statutory city, located in the Austrian federal state of Upper Austria. To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Steyr vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Linz to Steyr takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive 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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take in the pleasant sights at Old Town.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hallstatt trip planner.

Traveling by car from Steyr to Hallstatt takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Zell am See.
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Zell am See, Austria — 3 nights

Despite its small size, Zell am See is a well-visited tourist destination known mostly as a ski resort town, and it serves as an important transportation hub for the region.
On the 18th (Mon), cruise along Grossglockner High Alpine Road, take in breathtaking views at Liechtensteinklamm, and then make a trip to Pongauer Dom. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Erlebnisburg Hohenwerfen and then take in the awesome beauty at Schmittenhohe.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Zell am See online route planner.

Traveling by car from Hallstatt to Zell am See takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. On the 20th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Innsbruck.
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Innsbruck, Austria — 1 night

Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): get your game on at Bergisel Ski Jump and then explore the activities along Achensee.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Innsbruck itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Zell am See to Innsbruck takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, daytime highs in Innsbruck are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany — 1 night

Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Garmisch-Partenkirchen trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Innsbruck to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. April in Garmisch-Partenkirchen sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Ettal.
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Find places to stay Apr 21 — 22:

Ettal, Germany — 1 night

Ettal is a German municipality in the district of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, in Bavaria.GeographyEttal is situated in the Oberland area in the Graswangtal between the Loisachtal and Ammertal, approx. To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Ettal online day trip planner.

Ettal is just a short distance from Garmisch-Partenkirchen. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 4°C. On the 23rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Fussen.
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Fussen, Germany — 1 night

Framed by the Alps and set upon a riverbank, the city of Fussen in addition to its historic architecture is the epicenter of Germany’s traditional violin-making industry.
On the 23rd (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Schloss Neuschwanstein.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Fussen holiday builder.

Traveling by car from Ettal to Fussen takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Ettal in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Fussen, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Oberstdorf.
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Oberstdorf, Germany — 1 night

Nestled within the heart of the Bavarian Alps, Oberstdorf offers classic mountain charm combined with some of the best winter resorts and sports in Europe.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Breitachklamm, explore the activities along Moorweiher, and then take in the awesome beauty at Nebelhorn.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Oberstdorf vacation maker.

You can drive from Fussen to Oberstdorf in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 2 nights

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 25th (Mon), admire the striking features of New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus) and then make a trip to Marienplatz. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along English Garden, contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, then get curious at Deutsches Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Munich trip planning site.

You can drive from Oberstdorf to Munich in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. On the 27th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ingolstadt.
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Ingolstadt, Germany — 1 night

Ingolstadt is a city in the Free State of Bavaria, in the Federal Republic of Germany. Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Maria de Victoria Kirche.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ingolstadt route planning tool.

Getting from Munich to Ingolstadt by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ulm.
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Ulm, Germany — 1 night

Part of the epicenter of the Holy Roman Empire, Ulm today stands as a cultural and economic hub of modern Germany.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Fishermen's Quarter and then steep yourself in history at The Leaning House.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ulm itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ingolstadt to Ulm takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Ulm are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Stuttgart.
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Stuttgart, Germany — 2 nights

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Porsche Museum, contemplate the long history of Palace Square, take in nature's colorful creations at Wilhelma Zoologisch-Botanischer Garten, then admire the landmark architecture of Mercedes-Benz Museum, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Fernsehturm Stuttgart. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): stroll around Hohenpark Killesberg, see where the action happens at Mercedes Benz Arena, then wander the streets of Konigstrasse, and finally don't miss a visit to Johanneskirche.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Stuttgart road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Ulm to Stuttgart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Stuttgart, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Heidelberg.
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Heidelberg, Germany — 1 night

A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Heidelberg trip maker.

Take a train from Stuttgart to Heidelberg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Stuttgart in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Heidelberg, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Mannheim.
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Mannheim, Germany — 1 night

Mannheim is one of Germany’s major metropolitan and immigration centers, home to a large number of U.S. military personnel, and the site of a large university.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): walk around Luisenpark.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Mannheim day trip tool.

Mannheim is very close to Heidelberg. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Frankfurt.
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Frankfurt, Germany — 2 nights

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 3rd (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Romer. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Frankfurt, admire the natural beauty at Palmengarten, take some stellar pictures from Main Tower, experience the emotional art of opera at Old Opera House (Alte Oper), then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Hauptwache.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Frankfurt day trip app.

Drive from Mannheim to Frankfurt in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Mannheim in May, Frankfurt is slightly colder at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Wiesbaden.
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Wiesbaden, Germany — 1 night

One of Europe's oldest spa towns, Wiesbaden has been catering to travelers from countries near and far for many centuries.
On the 5th (Thu), enjoy some diversion at Kurhaus.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Wiesbaden online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Frankfurt to Wiesbaden in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bonn.
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Bonn, Germany — 2 nights

The birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven, Bonn is one of the country's oldest cities.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): make a trip to Bonner Munster.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Bonn online travel planner.

You can drive from Wiesbaden to Bonn in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Aachen.
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Aachen, Germany — 1 night

Aachen, a spa town, was once a prominent royal city where German kings were crowned and Charlemagne built his favorite residence.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): meet the residents at Tierpark Aachen, make a trip to Elisenbrunnen, then admire the landmark architecture of Aachener Rathaus, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aachen Cathedral.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Aachen day trip tool.

You can drive from Bonn to Aachen in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. May in Aachen sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Cologne.
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Cologne, Germany — 1 night

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral, examine the collection at Chocolate Museum, snap pictures at Hohenzollern Bridge, then take in panoramic vistas at KolnTriangle, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Central Station.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cologne journey builder tool.

Getting from Aachen to Cologne by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Tue) before leaving for Dusseldorf.
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Dusseldorf, Germany — 1 night

Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): examine the collection at Classic Remise Dusseldorf, then wander the streets of Konigsallee, then take in panoramic vistas at Rheinturm, and finally admire the striking features of MedienHafen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at River Rhine, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquazoo Loebbecke Museum, look for gifts at Altstadt, then take in panoramic vistas at Visitor's Terraces Dusseldorf Airport, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Old Town Hall.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Dusseldorf trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Cologne to Dusseldorf in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Dusseldorf can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Essen.
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Essen, Germany — 1 night

For centuries one of Germany's major coal and steel centers, Essen offers some of Germany's best shopping, religious sites, and historical atmosphere.
On the 12th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen, make a trip to Old Town Kettwig, then make a trip to Thyssen Krupp Hauptquartier, then don't miss a visit to Glockenspiel am Deiterhaus, and finally take in panoramic vistas at RWE Tower.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Essen trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Dusseldorf to Essen in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Gelsenkirchen.
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Gelsenkirchen, Germany — 1 night

Gelsenkirchen stands as a tribute to the Industrial Revolution in Germany.
To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Gelsenkirchen vacation app.

Gelsenkirchen is very close to Essen. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Dortmund.
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Dortmund, Germany — 2 nights

Though its major passion may be soccer, Dortmund offers visitors more than just historical sports venues.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): make a trip to Florian Tower (Florianturm). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical garden Rombergpark, then have fun and explore at German Football Museum, then walk around Westfalenpark, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Dortmund.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Dortmund trip planner.

You can drive from Gelsenkirchen to Dortmund in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In May, daytime highs in Dortmund are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 15th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bielefeld.
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Bielefeld, Germany — 2 nights

Historically a center of Europe’s linen industry, Bielefeld today combines rich local culture with a tradition of innovation and commercial development.
On the 15th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Sparrenburg. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanischer Garten, see the interesting displays at Dr. Oetker Welt, meet the residents at Heimat-Tierpark Olderdissen, then don't miss a visit to Fernmeldeturm Hunenburg, and finally go for a walk through Siegfriedplatz.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bielefeld trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Dortmund to Bielefeld takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Bielefeld sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Hannover.
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Hannover, Germany — 1 night

Hannover, northern Germany's major urban center, may be best known for hosting annual commercial trade fairs.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Marktkirche and then admire the natural beauty at Herrenhauser Garten. On the next day, experience the emotional art of opera at Staatsoper Hannover, then get a sense of history and politics at The New Town Hall, then contemplate the waterfront views at Maschsee, and finally see where the action happens at HDI Arena.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hannover road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Bielefeld to Hannover takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Hannover, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 3 nights

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Zoo Berlin, explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Berliner Dom.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Berlin sightseeing tool.

You can take a train from Hannover to Berlin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for the train ride to Bremen.
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Bremen, Germany — 1 night

A rather long and narrow city spread along both sides of the Weser River, Bremen has more than a thousand years of history.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): don't miss a visit to Marktplatz.

Find out how to plan Bremen trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by train from Berlin to Bremen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hamburg.
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Hamburg, Germany — 3 nights

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.
Hamburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Miniatur Wunderland, enjoy some music at Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, admire the striking features of St. Michael's Church, and contemplate the waterfront views at Port of Hamburg.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hamburg trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Bremen to Hamburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Hamburg are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 25th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lubeck.
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Lubeck, Germany — 1 night

Lubeck is the only northern German city with a largely intact medieval old town comparable to sites farther south.
On the 25th (Wed), take a stroll through Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown), then see the interesting displays at Holstentor, and then kick back and relax at Travemunde.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lubeck trip site.

Drive from Hamburg to Lubeck in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Lubeck can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Schwerin.
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Schwerin, Germany — 1 night

Schwerin is the capital and second-largest city of the northern German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Schwerin Cathedral and then step into the grandiose world of Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss).

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Traveling by car from Lubeck to Schwerin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Schwerin, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Fri) before leaving for Szczecin.
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Szczecin, Poland

Szczecin is the capital and largest city of the West Pomeranian Voivodeship in Poland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Bazylika Archikatedralna pw. sw. Jakuba Apostola.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Szczecin trip planning app.

You can drive from Schwerin to Szczecin in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C.
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