18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fly:  18​h
1
Paris, France
— 1 night
train:  9​h
2
Berlin, Germany
— 1 night
train:  4​h 30​min
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
4
Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Munich, Germany
— 1 night
train:  5​h
7
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
10
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1
night
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): wander the streets of Montmartre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then contemplate the long history of Hotel de Ville. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, wander the streets of Trocadero, then step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, and finally step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Paris is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Paris is minus 7 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in October, with highs in Paris at 19°C and lows at 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

1
night
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 3rd (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, stroll through Strandbar Mitte, and then wander the streets of Mitte.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Berlin online trip planner .

You can fly from Paris to Berlin in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Strandbar Mitte ©
Strandbar Mitte
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Mitte ©
Mitte

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Ss. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral, then head outdoors with Prague for Two, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Katedrala Svateho Vita, and finally wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Lesser Town, then don't miss a visit to Prague Astronomical Clock, and then brush up on your military savvy at National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Prague travel route builder tool .

You can drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. October in Prague sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Vienna.

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Neighborhoods Historic Sites Tours
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St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock

1
night
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.
For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Vienna visit planner .

Getting from Prague to Vienna by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. October in Vienna sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. On the 6th (Wed), you're off toSalzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Nightlife Museums Historic Sites
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1
night
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 6th (Wed), gain insight at Kollegienkirche (Collegiate Church), take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt, then contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery of St. Sebastian (Friedhof St. Sebastian).

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Salzburg travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Vienna to Salzburg by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In October in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums
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Salzburger Altstadt ©
Salzburger Altstadt
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) ©
Mozarts Geburtshaus ©
Mozarts Geburtshaus

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Kunsthalle Munich, see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, then see the interesting displays at Deutsches Museum Flugwerft Schleissheim, and finally explore the historical opulence of Schloss Schleissheim.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Munich trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Salzburg to Munich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Oberschleissheim
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Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Schloss Schleissheim ©
Schloss Schleissheim

2
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, admire the masterpieces at The Rosengart Collection, and then take a stroll through Altstadt Luzern. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Glasi Hergiswil, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Uferpromenade Weggis, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Jesuitenkirche.

For ratings and other tourist information, go to the Lucerne vacation builder tool .

Getting from Munich to Lucerne by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Glasi Hergiswil, Uferpromenade Weggis
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern
Uferpromenade Weggis ©
Uferpromenade Weggis

3
nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Parasailing & Paragliding and Lauterbrunnen Village. Get some cultural insight at Galerie Wydi and Rom.-Katholische Kirchgemeinde. Get out of town with these interesting Interlaken side-trips: Aare Gorge (in Meiringen) and Giessbachfälle (in Brienz). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm, look for gifts at Buchhandlung Boedeli, have some family-friendly fun at Heidi's Photo Chalet, and stroll around Hohematte Park.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Interlaken trip planner .

You can drive from Lucerne to Interlaken in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Interlaken can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Brienz, Lauterbrunnen, Aare Gorge
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm
Lauterbrunnen Village ©
Lauterbrunnen Village

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): wander the streets of Schanzengraben Canal, admire the striking features of Fraumünster Church, wander the streets of Lake Zurich, Eastern Bank, then see the interesting displays at Zoological Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Rapperswil, then contemplate the long history of Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden, then admire the striking features of Kloster Einsiedeln, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Zurich trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Interlaken to Zurich in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. October in Zurich sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rapperswil, Kloster Einsiedeln
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Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

2
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
Popular historic sites such as Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte and Sainte-Chapelle are in your itinerary. Musee Marmottan Monet and Musee Nissim de Camondo will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Paris further: get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse, steep yourself in history at Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis, and explore the world behind art at Atelier des Lumieres.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Paris using our trip planner.

Fly from Zurich to Paris in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis
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Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte ©
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte
Musee Nissim de Camondo ©
Musee Nissim de Camondo

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