18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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Fly to Paris CDG, Train to Lyon
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Lyon, France
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
Fly
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
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Lyon, France — 3 nights

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval and Chateau de Charmes will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere and Chateau De La Greffiere. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lyon: Cave Chateau Chenas (in Chenas), Domaine Le Fagolet-Gite La Girardiere (in Vaux-en-Beaujolais) and Domaine Luquet (in Fuisse). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Colline de Fourviere, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Prieure de Charriere, and learn about winemaking at Cave de Vire.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Lyon online trip itinerary builder.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Lyon is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Lyon is minus 6 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in August: high temperatures in Lyon hover around 32°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 4 nights

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. Popular historic sites such as Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Champs-Elysees are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Montmartre, appreciate the extensive heritage of Île de la Cité, steep yourself in history at The Paris Catacombs, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Paris driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Lyon to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Lyon in August: highs in Paris hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Strasbourg.
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Strasbourg, France — 2 nights

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.
On the 12th (Fri), take a stroll through La Petite France, then examine the collection at Palais de Rohan, then learn about all things military at Fort De Schoenenbourg, and finally soothe aching muscles at Twenti. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Domaine Albert Seltz, explore the historical opulence of Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, and then do a tasting at Vin d'Alsace HORCHER.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Strasbourg itinerary builder tool.

You can take a train from Paris to Strasbourg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Strasbourg can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 2 nights

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 14th (Sun): examine the collection at Munich Residenz, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, steep yourself in history at Asamkirche, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Marienplatz. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, then steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, read Munich trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Strasbourg to Munich in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Munich sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Salzburg.
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Salzburg, Austria — 2 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Nonnberg Convent, explore the historical opulence of Fortress Hohensalzburg, then admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): examine the collection at Salzburg Museum, steep yourself in history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, explore the galleries of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery of St. Sebastian (Friedhof St. Sebastian), and finally admire the striking features of Mirabell Palace.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Salzburg online tour builder.

You can drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 4 nights

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Staromestske namesti and Prague Castle. St. Vitus Cathedral and Prague Astronomical Clock will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Prague with an excursion to Karlstejn Castle in Karlstejn--about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, wander the streets of Josefov, visit Lesser Town, and stroll through The Vrtba Garden.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Prague online vacation planner.

Getting from Salzburg to Prague by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Prague are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.
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