24 days in Europe Itinerary

24 days in Europe Itinerary

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24 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly + Train:  12​h 30​min
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: New Delhi, India

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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Budapest travel planner.

New Delhi, India to Budapest is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from New Delhi to Budapest. Traveling from New Delhi in April, things will get cooler in Budapest: highs are around 20°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Koller Gallery ©
Koller Gallery
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): make a trip to Stephansplatz, step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, examine the collection at The Hofburg, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of St. Virgil, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Augustinerkirche, then admire the masterpieces at Albertina, and finally see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Vienna trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Budapest to Vienna by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 5th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Salzburg.

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
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 5th (Tue), examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7 and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franziskanerkirche. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, then admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Mirabell Palace.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Salzburg tour planner.

You can fly from Vienna to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Salzburg are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at English Garden, contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, then appreciate the history behind Moriskentanzer, and finally don't miss a visit to Marienplatz. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Church, then see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, then admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church.

For maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Munich itinerary planner.

You can drive from Salzburg to Munich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Munich sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Zurich.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

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 10th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Old Town, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and then admire the landmark architecture of Fraumünster Church.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Zurich trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Munich to Zurich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

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
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, hunt for treasures at Albert Cuyp Market, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam road trip website .

You can fly from Zurich to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. May in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Prague.

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

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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, take in the views from Charles Bridge, make a trip to Prague Astronomical Clock, and have some family-friendly fun at Invisible Exhibition - Neviditelna vystava.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Prague travel tool .

Getting from Amsterdam to Prague by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

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

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.
On the 19th (Tue), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then steep yourself in history at Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, then appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, then steep yourself in history at Bebelplatz, and finally have some family-friendly fun at WINDOBONA Indoor Skydiving Berlin.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Berlin trip maker site .

Getting from Prague to Berlin by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Walking tours
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

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