32 days in Europe Itinerary

32 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Antwerp, Belgium
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 4 nights
Train:  30 min
4
Ghent, Belgium
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
5
Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Hamburg, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
7
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
8
Innsbruck, Austria
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
9
Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly + Train:  4 h 15 min
10
Dresden, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
11
Rothenburg, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
12
Rust, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
13
Strasbourg, France
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h
14
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  20 h 45 min
End: Los Angeles, United States

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like ARTIS and Zandvoort aan Zee. You'll explore and learn at Van Gogh Museum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, look for gifts at The American Book Center, walk around Vondelpark, and wander the streets of The Jordaan.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam trip planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 13.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 9 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect Amsterdam to be a bit cooler, temps between 72°F and 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Antwerp.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Zandvoort aan Zee
Highlights from your plan
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

2
nights
Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp ©
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
On the 6th (Sat), stop by Pierre Marcolini, stop by Hearts And Arrows Jewellery, stop by GERETTI Jewellery & Diamonds, then stop by Peter Poussenier, and finally stop by La Maison du Parfum. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Davelli Fine Jewellery, stop by Leonidas, then look for gifts at Beta Classic, then look for gifts at Fashion Jewelry, and finally stop by l'Odyssee.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Antwerp online attractions planner.

Take a train from Amsterdam to Antwerp in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Antwerp sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to catch the bus to Bruges.

Things to do in Antwerp

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
GERETTI Jewellery & Diamonds ©
GERETTI Jewellery & Diamonds
Pierre Marcolini ©
Pierre Marcolini
Peter Poussenier ©
Peter Poussenier

4
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Groeningemuseum and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Historic Centre of Brugge and Friet Museum. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, stop by The Old Chocolate House, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges, and admire the striking features of Stadhuis.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bruges trip site.

Take a bus from Antwerp to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August in Bruges, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Ghent.

Things to do in Bruges

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

1
night
Ghent, Belgium

Ghent ©
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
On the 12th (Fri), stop by A'pril, then tour or see a show at DOK, then look for gifts at Dille and Kamille, and finally stop by Yuzu.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ghent journey builder website.

Ghent is just a short distance from Bruges. In August, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Ghent

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Yuzu ©
Yuzu
A'pril ©
A'pril
DOK ©
DOK

5
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Family-friendly places like Atomium and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) will thrill your kids. Museum-lovers will appreciate Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique and Belgian Comic Strip Center. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe, look for gifts at Delices and Caprices, and examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta).

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Brussels trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Ghent to Brussels in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in August, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Shopping Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

1
night
Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©
As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Planten un Blomen and then examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hamburg trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Brussels to Hamburg by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in August, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Planten un Blomen ©
Planten un Blomen

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Haus der Natur and St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter). Kids will enjoy Salzburg Museum and Mirabell Palace. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, look for gifts at Sporer Likör- & Punschmanufaktur, and make a trip to Salzburger Altstadt.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Salzburg trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Hamburg to Salzburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Haus der Natur ©
Haus der Natur

1
night
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): explore the world behind art at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, fly down the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump, then stop by Cafe Cardinal, and finally get to know the resident critters at Alpenzoo.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Innsbruck holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Salzburg to Innsbruck takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Innsbruck are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can take a train to Munich.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Bergisel Ski Jump ©
Bergisel Ski Jump
Schloss Ambras Innsbruck ©
Schloss Ambras Innsbruck
Alpenzoo ©
Alpenzoo

4
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.
Nymphenburg Palace and BMW Welt are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at Deutsches Museum and Alte Pinakothek capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Munich Residenz, explore the activities along English Garden, stop by my Fable, and make a trip to Marienplatz.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Munich vacation planner.

Take a train from Innsbruck to Munich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Munich are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Dresden.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
BMW Welt ©
BMW Welt

1
night
Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): head outdoors with City Beach, then look for gifts at Ullmann's Laden, and then look for gifts at Tradition & Form.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Dresden road trip site.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Munich to Dresden in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. August in Dresden sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Dresden

Outdoors Shopping
Highlights from your plan
City Beach ©
City Beach
Tradition & Form ©
Tradition & Form
Ullmann's Laden ©
Ullmann's Laden

1
night
Rothenburg, Germany

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Town Walls, don't miss a visit to Altstadt, then ponder the world of politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, and finally admire the natural beauty at Burggarten.

To see where to stay and tourist information, refer to the Rothenburg journey planner.

You can drive from Dresden to Rothenburg in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in August, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Rust.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Burggarten ©
Burggarten

1
night
Rust, Germany

Rust ©
Originally a poor fishing village, Rust now features a world-class amusement park complex.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Europa-Park.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rust journey planner.

Getting from Rothenburg to Rust by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Rust are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Rust

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Europa-Park ©
Europa-Park

1
night
Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): stop by Place des Halles and then wander the streets of La Petite France.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Strasbourg trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Rust to Strasbourg takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Strasbourg are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Place des Halles ©
Place des Halles
La Petite France ©
La Petite France

1
night
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle and then take in the dramatic scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lauterbrunnen trip planner.

Drive from Strasbourg to Lauterbrunnen in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls

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