22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 day
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Bern, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Montreux, Switzerland
— 1 day
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 day
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 1 day
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 day
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Schaffhausen, Switzerland
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Budapest, Hungary
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Satu Mare, Romania
— 9 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Dublin, Ireland — 3 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Change things up with a short trip to Howth Head in Howth (about 30 minutes away). There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Guinness Storehouse, admire the landmark architecture of Trinity College Dublin, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St., and take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip planner.

Montreal, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to Dublin is 5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Montreal in August: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Thu) before leaving for Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 1 day

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Paradeplatz has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, admire the striking features of Church of St. Peter, get to know the fascinating history of Limmatquai, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, then walk around Lindenhofplatz, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Uetliberg Mountain.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich trip maker website.

You can fly from Dublin to Zurich in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Zurich. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Dublin in August: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 28°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Bern.
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Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Bern, Switzerland — 1 night

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), and then take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bern trip maker tool.

Take a train from Zurich to Bern in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Fri) before leaving for Montreux.
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Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

Montreux, Switzerland — 1 day

Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
You've added Vallee de Turtmann, Bungy Niouc, Chateau de Tourbillon, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Gruyeres Castle, take a memorable tour with Golden Pass Railway, contemplate the long history of Chateau de Chillon, take in the pleasant sights at Montreux Lakeside, then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascade de la Pissevache, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Tourbillon.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Montreux trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Bern to Montreux in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Zermatt.
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Zermatt, Switzerland — 1 day

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, make a trip to Walk of Climb, hike along 5 Lakes Walk, then explore the striking landscape at Gorner Gorge, then contemplate the waterfront views at Riffelsee, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Gornergrat.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Zermatt itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Montreux to Zermatt takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can take a train to Interlaken.
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Interlaken, Switzerland — 1 night

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Oberhofen Castle as well as Schloss Thun. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Thun and then step into the grandiose world of Oberhofen Castle.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Interlaken day trip tool.

Take a train from Zermatt to Interlaken in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Grindelwald.
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Grindelwald, Switzerland — 1 day

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Bachalpsee Lake, First Cliff Walk by Tissot and Jungfraujoch. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, fly down the slopes at Grindelwald-First, take some stellar pictures from First Cliff Walk by Tissot, explore the activities along Bachalpsee Lake, then get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg, and finally take in the awesome beauty at The Eiger.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Grindelwald trip itinerary builder site.

Grindelwald is just a stone's throw from Interlaken. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.
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Nature · Tours · Parks · Outdoors
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Lucerne, Switzerland — 1 day

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Hammetschwand Lift has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Thrill Walk Felsensteg Birg, appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Village, admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall, then explore the fascinating underground world of St. Beatus Hoehlen, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Hammetschwand Lift.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Lucerne trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Lucerne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Schaffhausen.
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Schaffhausen, Switzerland

The Canton of Schaffhausen is a canton of Switzerland. Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Rhine Falls, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Laufen, and then step into the grandiose world of Munot.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Schaffhausen online tour planner.

Getting from Lucerne to Schaffhausen by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Schaffhausen can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 1 night

Big Small Town

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich holiday planner.

You can drive from Schaffhausen to Zurich in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Tue) before leaving for Budapest.
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Budapest, Hungary

Pearl of the Danube

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.
To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Budapest day trip planner.

You can fly from Zurich to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Zurich, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Budapest, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 18°C. You'll set off for Satu Mare on the 30th (Tue).
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Satu Mare, Romania — 9 nights

Satu Mare is a city with a population of 102,400 and the capital of Satu Mare County, Romania, as well as the center of the Satu Mare metropolitan area. Get out of town with these interesting Satu Mare side-trips: Baia Mare (Complexul Astronomic Baia Mare, Mineralogy Museum, &more), Sighetu Marmatiei (The Elie Wiesel Memorial House - The Museum of the Jewish Culture in Maramures & Memorial of the Victims of Communism and of the Resistance) and Sapanta (Sapanta-Peri Monastery & Merry Cemetery). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wooden Churches of Maramures, get engrossed in the history at Museum of History and Art, admire the natural beauty at Gradina Botanica Vasile Fati Jibou, and take in panoramic vistas at Firemen's Tower.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Satu Mare online itinerary planner.

Drive from Budapest to Satu Mare in 4 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Budapest to Satu Mare due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 16°C. On the 8th (Thu), you're off to Budapest.
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Budapest, Hungary — 3 nights

Pearl of the Danube

Get out of town with these interesting Budapest side-trips: Eger (Eger Castle, Dobo Square, &more). See even more of Budapest: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and steep yourself in history at Heroes' Square.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Satu Mare to Budapest takes 4 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.
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Hungary travel guide

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Historic Sites · Government Buildings · Nightlife
Breadbasket of Europe
Because tourism throughout the whole country is not as popular as in other European countries, much of the natural beauty of Hungary has not been developed or exploited. Visitors today are drawn to the unspoiled picturesque landscape, the capital metropolis surrounded by charming small towns and villages, and the plethora of thermal baths. The country's number of well-preserved archaeological ruins, castles, cathedrals, and medieval towns provide opportunities to those wanting a taste of European history. With the opportunity to explore both time-worn architecture and notable natural surroundings in every region, Hungary provides sightseeing opportunities with the amenities of traditional tourist destinations. 
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