23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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23 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 night
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
train:  5​h
6
Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Munich, Germany
— 1 night
train:  3​h 15​min
8
Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
9
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
10
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  8​h 30​min
11
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h
End: Dublin, Ireland

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, stroll around Vondelpark, steep yourself in history at Anne Frank House, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam day trip planning site .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Amsterdam is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Johannesburg, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Amsterdam, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, and finally explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

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

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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to StaromEstske namEsti, take a stroll through Lesser Town, step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, and snap pictures at Charles Bridge.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Prague trip planner .

You can drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Prague

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

1
night
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava ©
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.
On the 9th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), wander the streets of Bratislava Old Town, and then explore the historical opulence of Devin Castle.

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Traveling by car from Prague to Bratislava takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. When traveling from Prague in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Bratislava, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle
Bratislava Old Town ©
Bratislava Old Town

3
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.
On the 10th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, then snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Hősök tere, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, and finally explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Budapest planning site .

You can drive from Bratislava to Budapest in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Salzburg.

Things to do in Budapest

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

1
night
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg, then admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace, see the interesting displays at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, then examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Salzburg route planning website .

You can take a train from Budapest to Salzburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Budapest in June, expect nights in Salzburg to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace

1
night
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
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 14th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, take in nature's colorful creations at Nymphenburg Palace, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Munich trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Munich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
English Garden ©
English Garden
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

2
nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 15th (Mon), admire the local landmark of Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), snap pictures at Eiserner Steg, then contemplate the long history of Goethe House, then admire the natural beauty at Palmengarten, and finally get great views at Main Tower. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Romer and then admire the masterpieces at Staedel Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Frankfurt trip builder .

You can take a train from Munich to Frankfurt in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Staedel Museum
Staedel Museum
Goethe House ©
Goethe House

1
night
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, don't miss a visit to The Markt, don't miss a visit to Oude Griffie, then take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bruges road trip tool .

Getting from Frankfurt to Bruges by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Frankfurt in June, you will find days in Bruges are a bit cooler (22°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Paris.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Museums
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Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
The Markt ©
The Markt
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

2
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
On the 18th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Île de la Cité, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle and then admire the striking features of Louvre Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Paris road trip website .

Traveling by car from Bruges to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. While traveling from Bruges, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Grindelwald, Switzerland

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
On the 20th (Sat), take some stellar pictures from Jungfraujoch and then take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier and then fly down the slopes at Grindelwald-First.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Grindelwald trip itinerary planning app .

Explore your travel options from Paris to Grindelwald with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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