26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

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26 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt, Germany
1
Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Wierschem, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Triberg, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Vaduz, Liechtenstein
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
6
Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
7
Zagreb, Croatia
— 3 nights
Bus:  1​h 45​min
8
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h 15​min
9
Bran, Romania
— 3 nights
Drive:  10​h 45​min
10
Zagreb, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
End: Frankfurt, Germany


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2
nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): make a trip to Romer, take some stellar pictures from Main Tower, and then admire the masterpieces at Stadel Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Frankfurt trip planner.

Nashville, USA to Frankfurt is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Nashville to Frankfurt due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Nashville in July; daily highs in Frankfurt reach 80°F and lows reach 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Triberg.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums
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Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
Romer ©
Romer
Main Tower ©
Main Tower

3
nights
Wierschem, Germany

Wierschem ©
Wierschem is a municipality in the district of Mayen-Koblenz in Rhineland-Palatinate, western Germany. Eltz Castle has been added to your itinerary. There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Stiftskirche St. Martin und St. Severus and explore the historical opulence of Burg Pyrmont.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Wierschem trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Frankfurt to Wierschem by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a train. In July, Wierschem is slightly colder than Frankfurt - with highs of 75°F and lows of 55°F. You will leave for Triberg on the 6th (Tue).

Things to do in Wierschem

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Heilig Kreuz Kapelle, Stiftskirche St. Martin und St. Severus, Burg Pyrmont
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Eltz Castle ©
Eltz Castle
Stiftskirche St. Martin und St. Severus ©
Heilig Kreuz Kapelle ©
Heilig Kreuz Kapelle

2
nights
Triberg, Germany

Triberg ©
Triberg im Schwarzwald is a town in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, located in the Schwarzwald-Baar district in the Black Forest. Triberger Waterfall has been added to your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Triberg side-trips: Baden-Baden (MerkurBergbahn & Lichtentaler Allee), Burg Hohenzollern (in Hechingen) and KZ-Friedhof Birnau (in Uhldingen Muhlhofen). There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Hasenhorn Coaster Todtnau, admire the sheer force of Todtnau Waterfalls, look for gifts at House of 1000 Clocks, and make a trip to Triberg Town Hall Conference Room.

For where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Triberg journey app .

Traveling by car from Frankfurt to Triberg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Vaduz.

Things to do in Triberg

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Baden-Baden, KZ-Friedhof Birnau
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Lichtentaler Allee ©
Lichtentaler Allee
MerkurBergbahn ©
MerkurBergbahn
KZ-Friedhof Birnau ©
KZ-Friedhof Birnau

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo Zurich, then admire the striking features of Fraumünster Church, and then pause for some photo ops at Hans Waldmann Statue. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, then cool off at Swimming Pools Unter Letten, and then make a splash at Hallenbad Altstetten.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip maker.

You can drive from Triberg to Zurich in 2 hours. In July in Zurich, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Vaduz.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Beaches
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Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Zoo Zurich ©
Zoo Zurich
Swimming Pools Unter Letten ©
Swimming Pools Unter Letten

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nights
Vaduz, Liechtenstein

Vaduz
As the capital of Liechtenstein, Vaduz is the country's financial and economic hub.
Vaduz Castle has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, don't miss a visit to Liechtenstein Center, see the interesting displays at Postal Museum, then shop like a local with Hoi Liechtenstein - Geschenke & Souvenir Boutique, then do a tasting at Hofkellerei of the Prince of Liechtenstein, and finally step into the grandiose world of Vaduz Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Burg Gutenberg, snap pictures at Alte Rheinbrucke, make a trip to Bas-Relief to Josef Rheinberger, don't miss a visit to The Main Square, then take an in-depth tour of Liechtenstein National Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Florin.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Vaduz online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Zurich to Vaduz takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Vaduz

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Burg Gutenberg
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Postal Museum
Postal Museum
Vaduz Castle ©
Vaduz Castle
Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein ©
Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz, explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Vienna driving holiday planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Vaduz to Vienna in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in Vienna sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Schönbrunn Zoo ©
Schönbrunn Zoo
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

3
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Bring the kids along to Recreational Sports Center Jarun and Museum of Illusions. There's still lots to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Maksimir, appreciate the history behind Plaque of Nikola Tesla, and meet the residents at Zagreb Zoo.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Zagreb route builder tool .

You can fly from Vienna to Zagreb in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Zagreb sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka)
Maksimir ©
Maksimir
Recreational Sports Center Jarun ©
Recreational Sports Center Jarun

1
night
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park and then make a trip to Baraceve Spilje.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Plitvice Lakes National Park route planner.

Traveling by bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bran.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Baraceve Spilje ©
Baraceve Spilje

3
nights
Bran, Romania

Bran ©
Bran is a commune in Brașov County, Romania. Kids will appreciate attractions like Dino Parc and Horror House Bran. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bran: Transfagarasan Highway (in Curtea de Arges), Sinaia (Cabana Babele, Sinaia Monastery, &more) and Predeal Monastery (in Predeal). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), explore the activities along Balea Glacier Lake, don't miss a visit to Crucea Caraiman, and get a taste of the local shopping with La Cabane Aux Images.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Bran online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Bran takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Bran

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Sinaia, Rasnov, Transfagarasan Highway, Predeal Monastery, Balea Glacier Lake
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Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Dino Parc ©
Dino Parc
Peles Castle ©
Peles Castle

3
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Enjoy Zagreb some more: push the limits with an extreme tour, admire the masterpieces at Croatian Museum of Naive Art, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find traveler tips, maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, go to the Zagreb itinerary site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bran to Zagreb. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bran to Zagreb due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Food Tours
Zagreb Observatory ©
Zagreb Observatory
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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