34 days in Europe Itinerary

34 days in Europe Itinerary

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Fly to Zurich, Train to Konstanz
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Konstanz, Germany
— 2 nights
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Heidelberg, Germany
— 2 nights
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Mainz, Germany
— 2 nights
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Trier, Germany
— 2 nights
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Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Fussen, Germany
— 2 nights
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 2 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 5 nights
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Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Drive to Václav Havel Airport Prague, Fly to Tel Aviv

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Konstanz, Germany

— 2 nights

City by the Lake

Set on the border with Switzerland and on the shores of the lake of the same name, Konstanz represents both a city of leisure and some of the country’s best education.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): make a trip to Dreifaltigkeitskirche, pause for some serene contemplation at Sankt Stephan Kirche, take in the waterfront at Constance Harbour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sankt Georg, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of St. Peter and Paul, and finally don't miss a visit to Muenster St. Maria und Markus. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Schlosskirche St. Marien, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Mainau, then see the interesting displays at Rosgartenmuseum Konstanz, then contemplate the long history of Schnetztor, and finally get outside with Erlebniswald Mainau.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Konstanz trip builder.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Konstanz is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Konstanz

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Heidelberg, Germany

— 2 nights

City of Romanticism

A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
On the 23rd (Wed), steep yourself in history at Dicker Turm (Schloss), step into the grandiose world of Schloss Heidelberg, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of the Palatinate (Kurpfalzisches Museum) and restaurant, then snap pictures at Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge), and finally visit Altstadt (Old Town). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Jesuitenkirche, contemplate the long history of Michaelskloster, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at (Luther) Gedaechtniskirche, and finally don't miss a visit to Speyer Cathedral.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Heidelberg day trip tool.

You can drive from Konstanz to Heidelberg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Mainz.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Mainz, Germany

— 2 nights

Great Wine Capital

Steeped in history and tradition, Mainz is an elegant, modern city in Germany's largest wine-growing region and a major center for tourism.
On the 25th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephan's Church (Stephanskirche), contemplate the long history of Temple of Isis & Mater Magna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mainz Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Augustine's Church, and finally examine the collection at The Museum of Ancient Shipbuilding. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Rheinstein Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter Kirche, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wernerkapelle, then step into the grandiose world of Burg Pfalzgrafenstein, and finally step into the grandiose world of Schloss Schoenburg.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Mainz tour itinerary planning website.

Getting from Heidelberg to Mainz by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of tram and train. In June, daytime highs in Mainz are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Trier.

Things to do in Mainz

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Trier, Germany

— 2 nights

Oldest City in Germany

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Sankt Antonius, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kornmarkt, contemplate the long history of Former Imperial Post, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rokokokirche St. Irminen, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Petrisberg. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Bischofliche Weinguter Trier, make a trip to Konstantinbasilika, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paulin-Kirche, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mathias Church.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Trier tour planning tool.

Getting from Mainz to Trier by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Trier can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Strasbourg, France

— 2 nights

Crossroads of Europe

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. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Protestant Church of St. Peter the Younger and Domaine Albert Seltz. Get some historical perspective at Cave Historique des Hospices de Strasbourg and Eglise Sainte-Foy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Strasbourg: Eglise Saint-Georges (in Selestat) and Maison de la Manufacture d'Armes Blanches (in Klingenthal). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Museum Œuvre Notre-Dame, pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Church Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune, make a trip to Parcours Historique d'Obernai, and visit La Petite France.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Strasbourg road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Trier to Strasbourg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Trier, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Strasbourg, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Brussels, Belgium

— 5 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Tyne Cot Cemetery and Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Grand Place and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Change things up with these side-trips from Brussels: Bruges (Historic Centre of Brugge, Bourgogne des Flandres Brewery, &more), Begijnhof (in Kortrijk) and Groot Begijnhof (in Leuven). And it doesn't end there: delve into the lush surroundings at Sonian Forest, brush up on your military savvy at Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History, contemplate the long history of Parc du Cinquantenaire, and see the interesting displays at Train World.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Brussels trip maker tool.

You can drive from Strasbourg to Brussels in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Strasbourg in July: highs in Brussels hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Eindhoven.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Eindhoven, The Netherlands

— 3 nights

City of Lights

The capital of Dutch industrial design, Eindhoven is known as the "City of Light." This is thanks to the technology company, Phillips, which has its base here and hosts many light projects in buildings around the city.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St. Catharinakerk and Bottle Distillery. Get a sense of the local culture at Airborne Cemetery and De Wonderlijke Klim. Venture out of the city with trips to Kasteel Doorwerth (in Doorwerth), Kasteel Heeswijk (in Heeswijk-Dinther) and Lange Hezelstraat (in Nijmegen). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fatih moskee, head outdoors with Philips Stadion, and see the interesting displays at PSV Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Eindhoven road trip planner.

Getting from Brussels to Eindhoven by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Eindhoven are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Munich.

Things to do in Eindhoven

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Munich, Germany

— 2 nights

Village of a Million People

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 10th (Sat), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Andechs Monastery, contemplate the waterfront views at Starnberger See, then examine the collection at Deutsches Museum Verkehrszentrum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Schleissheim, and then contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Munich day trip site.

Traveling by car from Eindhoven to Munich takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Munich are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Fussen.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Fussen, Germany

— 2 nights

Southern End of the Romantic Road

Framed by the Alps and set upon a riverbank, the city of Fussen in addition to its historic architecture is the epicenter of Germany’s traditional violin-making industry.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Alpseebad, admire the landmark architecture of Schloss Hohenschwangau, then admire the striking features of Schloss Neuschwanstein, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Alter Friedhof, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Franziskanerkloster St. Stephan. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Fuessen, pause for some serene contemplation at Hl.-Geist-Spitalkirche, see the interesting displays at Museum der Stadt Fussen, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Koloman, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kalvarienberg.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Fussen day trip tool.

Drive from Munich to Fussen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Fussen

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

— 2 nights
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Leutaschklamm / Geisterklamm, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter und Paul, then get outside with Lautersee, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Ferchensee Lake. On the next day, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Wank Mountain, fly down the slopes at Alpspitz, then head outdoors with Riessersee, and finally stroll through Garmisch-Classic.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Garmisch-Partenkirchen trip builder website.

You can drive from Fussen to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. July in Garmisch-Partenkirchen sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Salzburg, Austria

— 5 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Franziskanerkirche. Get outdoors at Gollinger Wasserfall and Lammerklamm. Venture out of the city with trips to St. Wolfgang (The Pilgrim's Way & Pfarre St. Wolfgang) and St Gilgen Mozartplatz (in St Gilgen). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, steep yourself in history at Old City Hall (Altes Rathaus), get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Salzburg travel planning app.

You can drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Ceske Budejovice.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic

— 3 nights
Founded eight centuries ago, Ceske Budejovice sits on the confluence of the Vltava and Malse Rivers, enticing visitors with medieval architectural landmarks that include one of the largest town squares in Europe.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Church of St. Vitus and Cesky Krumlov Castle. Your inner history buff will appreciate Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov and Schwarzenberska Hrobka. Change things up with a short trip to Museum Fotoatelier Seidel in Cesky Krumlov (about 30 minutes away). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to NamEsti Premysla Otakara II, contemplate the long history of Latran houses, admire the masterpieces at Egon Schiele Art Centrum, and see the interesting displays at Muzeum cestopisne literatury.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ceske Budejovice driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Ceske Budejovice takes 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Ceske Budejovice

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Belgium travel guide

4.2
Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Nightlife
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.

The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.

Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Churches
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.

Czech Republic travel guide

4.3
Bridges · Historic Walking Areas · Castles
From historical towns and cities, to a countryside speckled with castles and chateaus, the Czech Republic is a holiday destination that can satisfy everybody's taste. Even though it's modern and fully-developed, the country carefully preserves its traditions and heritage. The city of Prague, with its breathtaking architecture, vibrant art and culture scene, and bustling nightlife, is not only one of the country's main attractions, but also a top European tourist hub. The scenic countryside features numerous national parks and nature reserves perfect for hiking, cycling, golfing, and enjoying the natural beauty. In the wintertime ski buffs have their pick from a selection of resorts. If you're looking to unwind and rejuvenate in picturesque settings, visit the famous spa and wellness resorts that have been renowned in Europe for centuries.