16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Maastricht, The Netherlands
Drive:  6 h
1
Bern, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
2
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
3
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 2 nights
travelMode.name.cable_car:  30 min
4
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
7
Braies, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
8
Bled, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
9
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 45 min
10
Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  11 h
End: Maastricht, The Netherlands

1
night
Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Zahringerdenkmal monument and then don't miss a visit to Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bern road trip planner.

Maastricht, The Netherlands to Bern is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Bern can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Bern

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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The Cathedral of Bern ©
The Cathedral of Bern
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Clock Tower - Zytglogge ©
Clock Tower - Zytglogge

1
night
Interlaken, Switzerland

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.
On the 7th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Brienz, pause for some serene contemplation at Rom.-Katholische Kirchgemeinde, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm, thenlook for gifts at Swiss Chocolate Chalet, thenglide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally get your game on at Heidi's Photo Chalet.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Interlaken trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bern to Interlaken takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Nature Adventure

Side Trip

Lake Brienz
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Lake Brienz ©
Lake Brienz
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm

2
nights
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at The Monch, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, and then don't miss a visit to Lauterbrunnen Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier and then admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Lauterbrunnen trip planner.

Lauterbrunnen is just a short distance from Interlaken. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to do a combination of to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

1
night
Grindelwald, Switzerland

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): stroll through Grindelwald-First, thenexamine the collection at Grindelwald Museum, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Eiger.

Before you visit Grindelwald, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Grindelwald is very close to Lauterbrunnen. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

The Eiger
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Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First
The Eiger ©
The Eiger
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen

2
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, admire the striking features of Lucerne Station, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Chapel Bridge, pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, admire the landmark architecture of Markuskirche, thenexplore the activities along Lake Lucerne, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rigi.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Lucerne online journey planner.

Getting from Grindelwald to Lucerne by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lake Zurich
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

2
nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): examine the collection at Swarovski Kristallwelten, appreciate the extensive heritage of Maria-Theresien-Strasse, take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm), thenadmire the striking features of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dom zu St. Jakob. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, get to know the resident critters at Alpenzoo, thensteep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck, and finally look for gifts at BierWelt.Tirol.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Innsbruck trip planner.

Drive from Lucerne to Innsbruck in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Innsbruck sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Braies.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Swarovski Kristallwelten
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The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)
Swarovski Kristallwelten ©
Swarovski Kristallwelten
Schloss Ambras Innsbruck ©
Schloss Ambras Innsbruck

1
night
Braies, Italy

Braies ©
On the 15th (Tue), stop by Alpe Pragas Srl, thenexplore the activities along Lago di Braies, thenwalk around Parco e Percorso Salute, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Dobbiaco.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Braies online visit planner.

Drive from Innsbruck to Braies in 2 hours. In September, Braies is somewhat warmer than Innsbruck - with highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bled.

Things to do in Braies

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Parco e Percorso Salute, Lago di Dobbiaco
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Lago di Braies ©
Lago di Braies
Alpe Pragas Srl ©
Alpe Pragas Srl
Parco e Percorso Salute ©
Parco e Percorso Salute

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night
Bled, Slovenia

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
On the 16th (Wed), trek along Vintgar Gorge, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bled Island, and finally take some stellar pictures from Ojstrica.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bled day trip website.

Drive from Braies to Bled in 3 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Braies in September, with highs in Bled at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors Adventure Parks

Side Trip

Vintgar Gorge
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16:
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge
Bled Island ©
Bled Island

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): explore the activities along Malo Lake, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Veliko Lake, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Gavanovac Lake, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Milanovac Lake.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Plitvice Lakes National Park road trip app.

You can drive from Bled to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Zagreb.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Gavanovac Lake ©
Gavanovac Lake

2
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 18th (Fri), wander the streets of Upper Town (Gornji Grad), examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), thenpartake in some friendly competition at Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb, and finally look for gifts at Kredenca Zagreb. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, thenadmire the striking features of Cathedral of the Assumption, thenmake a trip to Tkalciceva, and finally get your game on at Karting Arena Zagreb.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Zagreb day trip planning tool.

You can take a bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zagreb in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Zagreb can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Fun & Games Tours
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St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka)
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
Walking tours

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