17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
2
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
4
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, thenwander the streets of Old Town, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Bibliothek Rechtswissenschaftliches Institut.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Zurich is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December, expect Zurich to be much colder, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

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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 14th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, thendon't miss a visit to Marienplatz, and finally examine the collection at Munich Residenz. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, and then take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Munich itinerary planner.

Getting from Zurich to Munich by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz

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Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, thenadmire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, thenget great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, and finally explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn. On your second day here, browse the exhibits of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse, get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, thensee the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Salzburg online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Munich to Salzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

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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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, make a trip to Hundertwasserhaus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

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

You can fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December in Vienna, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

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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: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Budapest road trip planning website.

Drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Spas Museums
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Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion

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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: appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, take in the views from Charles Bridge, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and admire the landmark architecture of Dancing House.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Prague trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Budapest to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Prague are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Tours Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

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