19 days in Europe Itinerary

19 days in Europe Itinerary

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19 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Chicago, United States
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
4
Innsbruck, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Lugano, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Chicago, United States

3
nights
Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Zoo Berlin.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Berlin travel planning app .

Chicago, USA to Berlin is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Chicago to Berlin. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Walking tours
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

3
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.
Munich is known for museums, nature, historic sites, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, and engage your brain at Deutsches Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Munich road trip planning website .

You can fly from Berlin to Munich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in September, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Salzburg is known for historic sites, museums, parks, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, and admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Salzburg online road trip planner .

You can drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can take a train to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

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

3
nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Innsbruck: Achensee (in Maurach), Hexenwasser (in Soll) and Spruce Tree Castle (in Zell im Zillertal). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), explore the world behind art at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck (Ambras Castle), explore the historical opulence of Burgruine Thaur, and enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm).

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Getting from Salzburg to Innsbruck by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in September, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Lugano.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Achensee, Burgruine Thaur, Spruce Tree Castle, Hexenwasser, Swarovski Kristallwelten
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The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)
Bergisel Ski Jump ©
Bergisel Ski Jump

1
night
Lugano, Switzerland

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Monte San Salvatore, then don't miss a visit to Chiesa San Giorgio, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lugano, and finally get your game on at Transfinity.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, you can read our Lugano trip planning site .

You can drive from Innsbruck to Lugano in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Lugano when traveling from Innsbruck in September, with lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trip

Chiesa San Giorgio
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Lake Lugano ©
Lake Lugano
Monte San Salvatore ©
Monte San Salvatore

4
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Verona (Villa Romana di Valdonega & Arena di Verona) and Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Venice vacation planning app .

You can drive from Lugano to Venice in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Venice are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Verona, Scrovegni Chapel
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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