23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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23 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Winnipeg, Canada
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Stuttgart, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Nuremberg, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
8
Frankfurt, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Winnipeg, Canada

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, then explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse and then snap pictures at Chapel Bridge.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich travel route builder tool .

Winnipeg, Canada to Zurich is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Chapel Bridge
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

3
nights
Stuttgart, Germany

Stuttgart ©
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Step out of Stuttgart with an excursion to Spas in Baden-Baden--about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Mercedes-Benz Museum, take a stroll through Koenigstrasse, see the interesting displays at Porsche Museum, and meet the residents at Wilhelma Zoologisch-Botanischer Garten.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Stuttgart travel planner .

Traveling by car from Zurich to Stuttgart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. June in Stuttgart sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums Spas Parks

Side Trip

Spas
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Mercedes-Benz Museum ©
Mercedes-Benz Museum
Fernsehturm Stuttgart ©
Fernsehturm Stuttgart
Porsche Museum ©
Porsche Museum

2
nights
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
On the 4th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sebaldus Church and then explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, make a trip to St. Lorenz Church, don't miss a visit to Altstadt, steep yourself in history at Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), then see the interesting displays at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, and finally stop by Kathe Wohlfahrt.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Nuremberg day trip planner .

Drive from Stuttgart to Nuremberg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, daytime highs in Nuremberg are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Kathe Wohlfahrt
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Tiergarten Nuernberg ©
Tiergarten Nuernberg
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum
Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg

2
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.
On the 7th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Schönbrunn Zoo, then admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace and then see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg).

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Vienna road trip site .

Fly from Nuremberg to Vienna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June in Vienna, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya, take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip planner.

You can take a train from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June in Budapest, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

3
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
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.
On the 11th (Fri), make a trip to StaromEstske namEsti, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the views from Charles Bridge, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Katedrala Svateho Vita, and then wander the streets of Lesser Town.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Prague online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Budapest in June, expect nights in Prague to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

3
nights
Berlin, Germany

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 museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Zoo Berlin, make a trip to East Side Gallery, and admire the landmark architecture of Reichstag Building.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Berlin trip builder website .

You can drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Walking tours
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

4
nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Explore Frankfurt's surroundings by going to Deutsches Eck (German Corner) (in Koblenz), Heidelberg (Schloss Heidelberg & Altstadt (Old Town)) and Burg Eltz (in Wierschem). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Staedel Museum, steep yourself in history at Goethe House, snap pictures at Eiserner Steg, and admire the natural beauty at Palmengarten.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Frankfurt day trip planning website .

Fly from Berlin to Frankfurt in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Frankfurt are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Heidelberg, Deutsches Eck (German Corner), Eltz Castle
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Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg
Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum

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