18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Milwaukee, United States
bus + Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Munich, Germany
— 1 night
2
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
4
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Gyor, Hungary
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Maribor, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Koper, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Rijeka, Croatia
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
10
Zadar, Croatia
— Few hours
11
Ancona, Italy
— 1 day
12
City of San Marino, San Marino
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
13
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
14
Bologna, Italy
— 1 night
15
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
16
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
17
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  13​h 15​min
End: Milwaukee, United States


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Munich, Germany

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 14th (Sun), get outside with Olympiapark, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then contemplate the long history of Asam Church. On the next day, explore the world behind art at New Pinakothek, take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Viktualienmarkt.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Munich online trip maker .

Milwaukee, USA to Munich is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Central European Time is 7 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Munich when traveling from Milwaukee in June, with lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Tours Shopping Museums
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Walking tours
New Pinakothek ©
New Pinakothek
Frauenkirche ©
Frauenkirche

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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 (Tue): admire the striking features of Mirabell Palace, then admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, then get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg, and finally explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse, then steep yourself in history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, and finally contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus).

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Salzburg itinerary planner.

You can drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz, admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, then admire the striking features of Belvedere Palace, and finally make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Vienna day trip planning app .

Fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June in Vienna, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Vienna

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

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Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava
Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bratislava online holiday builder .

Getting from Vienna to Bratislava by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. June in Bratislava sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 58°F at night. You will leave for Gyor on the 19th (Fri).

Things to do in Bratislava

Nightlife Tours Historic Sites
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Gyor, Hungary

Gyor ©
Győr is the most important city of northwest Hungary, the capital of Győr-Moson-Sopron County and Western Transdanubia region, and—halfway between Budapest and Vienna—situated on one of the important roads of Central Europe. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): meet the residents at Zoo Gyor, then make a trip to Gyor Old Town Area, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Benedictine Church.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Gyor trip website .

Traveling by car from Bratislava to Gyor takes 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Gyor can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Maribor.

Things to do in Gyor

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites
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Zoo Gyor ©
Zoo Gyor

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Maribor, Slovenia

Maribor ©
Maribor is the second-largest city in Slovenia with about 95,500 inhabitants in 2016. On the 20th (Sat), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms and then see the interesting displays at Old Vine House.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Maribor travel app .

Traveling by car from Gyor to Maribor takes 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Maribor are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a shuttle to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Maribor

Museums Fun & Games
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Old Vine House ©
Old Vine House

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Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana melds German, Mediterranean, and Slovenian culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Ljubljanski Grad.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ljubljana visit planner.

Getting from Maribor to Ljubljana by shuttle takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Koper.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites
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Ljubljanski Grad ©
Ljubljanski Grad

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Koper, Slovenia

Koper ©
Koper is a city in southwestern Slovenia, with the other Slovenian coastal towns Ankaran, Izola, Piran, and Portorož, situated along the country's 47-kilometre coastline, in the Istrian Region, approximately five kilometres from its border with Italy. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): Head underground at Skocjan Caves, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower, then make a trip to Piran Town Walls, then don't miss a visit to Tartini Square (Tartinijev trg), and finally view the masterpieces at Loza Gallery.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Koper trip planner .

You can drive from Ljubljana to Koper in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Ljubljana in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Koper, with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Rijeka.

Things to do in Koper

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Piran, Skocjan Caves
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Skocjan Caves ©
Skocjan Caves
Tartini Square (Tartinijev trg) ©
Tartini Square (Tartinijev trg)
Piran Town Walls ©
Piran Town Walls

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Rijeka, Croatia

Rijeka ©
Rijeka is the principal seaport and the third-largest city in Croatia (after Zagreb and Split). Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): wander the streets of Volosko, get to know the fascinating history of Lungo Mare, then explore the historical opulence of Trsat Castle, and finally steep yourself in history at Crkva sv. Jurja mucenika.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rijeka trip planner .

You can drive from Koper to Rijeka in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Koper in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Rijeka, with lows of 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Zadar.

Things to do in Rijeka

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Opatija
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Trsat Castle ©
Trsat Castle
Lungo Mare ©
Lungo Mare
Volosko ©
Volosko

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hours
Zadar, Croatia

Zadar
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
To see reviews and more tourist information, read our Zadar road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Rijeka to Zadar takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rijeka in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 58°F in Zadar. You'll set off for Ancona on the 22nd (Mon).

Things to do in Zadar

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Ancona, Italy

Ancona ©
Ancona is a city and a seaport in the Marche region in central Italy, with a population of around 101,997. On the 23rd (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Della Santa Casa, then get outside with Mezzavalle, then appreciate the history behind Monumento ai Caduti, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale San Ciriaco.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Ancona itinerary maker tool .

Ride a ferry from Zadar to Ancona in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Ancona, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to City of San Marino.

Things to do in Ancona

Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santuario Della Santa Casa
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Mezzavalle ©
Mezzavalle
Santuario Della Santa Casa ©
Santuario Della Santa Casa
Cattedrale San Ciriaco ©
Cattedrale San Ciriaco

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hours
City of San Marino, San Marino

City of San Marino
The capital of one of the world's smallest and oldest republics, the hillside city of San Marino boasts a World Heritage-listed old town that's known for its winding cobblestone streets and sweeping views of the surrounding countryside.
To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read City of San Marino trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Ancona to City of San Marino in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in June, and nighttime lows around 62°F. You'll set off for Florence on the 23rd (Tue).

Things to do in City of San Marino

Shopping Museums Theme Parks
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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally steep yourself in history at Loggia dei Lanzi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): examine the collection at Pitti Palace, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and then don't miss a visit to Ratto della Sabina.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Florence holiday planning website .

You can drive from City of San Marino to Florence in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Bologna.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
On the 25th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano and then take in panoramic vistas at Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bologna travel planning tool .

Take a train from Florence to Bologna in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites
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Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda ©
Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda

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Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
On the 26th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dei Miracoli, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and then explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Venice day trip website .

Drive from Bologna to Venice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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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 28th (Sun): explore the activities along Lake Zurich, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and then pause for some photo ops at Hans Waldmann Statue.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Zurich trip itinerary maker website .

Fly from Venice to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Venice in June, things will get slightly colder in Zurich: highs are around 74°F and lows about 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church
Hans Waldmann Statue ©
Hans Waldmann Statue

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Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at English Garden, then get engrossed in the history at Nymphenburg Palace, then appreciate the history behind Moriskentanzer, and finally don't miss a visit to Marienplatz. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of St. Peter's Church and then get curious at Deutsches Museum.

Plan trip to Munich with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Zurich to Munich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
English Garden ©
English Garden
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

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