25 days in Europe Itinerary

25 days in Europe Itinerary

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25 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Annecy, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Beaune, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Besancon, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
5
Portofino, Italy
— 1 day
Fly:  7​h 45​min
6
Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
7
Graz, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
8
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
9
Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Fussen, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
11
Wurzburg, Germany
— 2 nights
train + Drive:  4​h 30​min
12
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
13
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
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train + Fly + foot + bus:  17​h 45​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

1
night
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
On the 5th (Tue), get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Natural History (Museum d'Histoire naturelle), take in the awesome beauty at Mont Saleve, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale de St-Pierre, and finally make a trip to Place Bourg du Four. Keep things going the next day: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then get curious at CERN, then ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, and finally examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Geneva visit planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Geneva is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Geneva due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in May, things will get slightly colder in Geneva: highs are around 22°C and lows about 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Annecy.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Nature Parks
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CERN ©
CERN
Room Escape Games
Mont Saleve ©
Mont Saleve

1
night
Annecy, France

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Pont des Amours, then put a fun spin on your tour with Mysteres du Lac, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally take in breathtaking views at Les Gorges du Fier.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Annecy road trip planning site .

Getting from Geneva to Annecy by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Beaune.

Things to do in Annecy

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Les Gorges du Fier
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Les Gorges du Fier ©
Les Gorges du Fier
Pont des Amours ©
Pont des Amours

2
nights
Beaune, France

The Wine Capital of the Burgundy region in the Côte-d'Or department, Beaune is a walled city with features remaining from the pre-Roman and Roman eras in eastern France.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): learn about winemaking at La Cave de l'Ange Gardien, don't miss a visit to Place de la Liberation, then admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon, and finally trek along Owl's Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Beaune trip builder app .

Drive from Annecy to Beaune in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Beaune can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Besancon.

Things to do in Beaune

Tours Wineries Museums

Side Trip

Dijon
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon
La Cave de l'Ange Gardien ©
La Cave de l'Ange Gardien

2
nights
Besancon, France

Besancon ©
Proclaimed the first "green city" of France and labeled a "Town of Art and History," Besancon has plentiful mountain and river activities for you to enjoy.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): examine the collection at La Grande Saline - Musée du Sel, then contemplate the long history of Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans (La Saline Royale), and then make a trip to Chapelle Notre-Dame du Refuge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Utinam Horlogerie Contemporaine, then make a trip to La Citadelle de Besancon, then let the kids burn off some steam at Parc Micaud, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple et galerie du Saint-Esprit.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Besancon day trip website .

You can drive from Beaune to Besancon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in Besancon can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Portofino.

Things to do in Besancon

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

La Grande Saline - Musée du Sel, Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans (La Saline Royale)
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La Citadelle de Besancon ©
La Citadelle de Besancon
La Grande Saline - Musée du Sel ©
La Grande Saline - Musée du Sel

1
day
Portofino, Italy

Portofino ©
Portofino is an Italian fishing village and holiday resort famous for its picturesque harbour and historical association with celebrity and artistic visitors. On the 12th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Parco di Portofino, then take in the waterfront activity at Marina di Portofino, then enjoy the sea views from Faro di Portofino, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello Brown.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Portofino trip site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Besancon to Portofino. Traveling from Besancon in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in Portofino. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Portofino

Parks Historic Sites
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Marina di Portofino ©
Marina di Portofino
Castello Brown ©
Castello Brown
Faro di Portofino ©
Faro di Portofino

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Schonbrunn Palace, admire the striking features of State Hall of the Austrian National Library, and then admire the landmark architecture of St. Stephen's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, then see the interesting displays at MuseumsQuartier Wien, and then explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Vienna itinerary maker tool .

Explore your travel options from Portofino to Vienna with the Route module. Traveling from Portofino in May, Vienna is slightly colder at night with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Graz.

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

1
night
Graz, Austria

Graz ©
With six universities, Graz represents a young, laid-back, and lively city with nightlife that doesn't stop.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): stroll through Grazer Schlossberg, take in panoramic vistas at Uhrturm, then admire the masterpieces at Schloss Eggenberg, and finally steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Graz.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Graz trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Vienna to Graz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May in Graz, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Graz

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Schlossberg ©
Schlossberg
Altstadt von Graz ©
Altstadt von Graz
Uhrturm ©
Uhrturm

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral (Dom), then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, then see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, and finally take some stellar pictures from Salzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg). Here are some ideas for day two: explore the different monuments and memorials at Petersfriedhof, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Eisriesenwelt.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Salzburg tour itinerary planning website .

Drive from Graz to Salzburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Eisriesenwelt
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Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

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nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): stroll through Stubaier Gletscher, admire the landmark architecture of Dom zu St. Jakob, and then contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Innsbruck. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Hofkirche, get outside with Bergisel Ski Jump, and then hit the slopes at Rosshutte.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Innsbruck trip builder app .

Traveling by train from Salzburg to Innsbruck takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Fussen.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Rosshutte, Stubaier Gletscher
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Stubaier Gletscher ©
Stubaier Gletscher
Altstadt von Innsbruck ©
Altstadt von Innsbruck
Rosshutte ©
Rosshutte

2
nights
Fussen, Germany

Fussen ©
Framed by the Alps and set upon a riverbank, the city of Fussen in addition to its historic architecture is the epicenter of Germany’s traditional violin-making industry.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hohenschwangau, then enjoy the sand and surf at Alpseebad, then explore the historical opulence of Linderhof Palace, and finally steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Fuessen. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter und Paul, contemplate the long history of Altstadt (Old Town) Mittenwald, then look for all kinds of wild species at Partnachklamm, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirche St. Georg.

Find out how to plan Fussen trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Drive from Innsbruck to Fussen in 2 hours. Traveling from Innsbruck in May, you will find days in Fussen are a bit cooler (19°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Wurzburg.

Things to do in Fussen

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Mittenwald, Hohenschwangau, Partnachklamm, Kirche St. Georg, Linderhof Palace
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Linderhof Palace ©
Linderhof Palace
Partnachklamm ©
Partnachklamm
Altstadt (Old Town) Mittenwald ©
Altstadt (Old Town) Mittenwald

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nights
Wurzburg, Germany

Wurzburg ©
Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): admire the striking features of Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, contemplate the long history of Town Walls, don't miss a visit to Das Plonlein, see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), then stop by Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop, and finally wander the streets of Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence, then do a tasting at Johannes Deppisch Winery, then explore the historical opulence of Marienburg Fortress, and finally take in the views from Alte Mainbruecke.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Wurzburg trip planner .

Traveling by car from Fussen to Wurzburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In May in Wurzburg, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Rothenburg, Johannes Deppisch Winery
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Alte Mainbruecke ©
Alte Mainbruecke

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nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Atomium, contemplate the long history of Grand Place, then don't miss a visit to Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles, then see the interesting displays at MIM - Musical Instruments Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Brussels route maker tool .

You can do a combination of train and car from Wurzburg to Brussels in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cathedral of Our Lady
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles ©
Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles
Atomium ©
Atomium

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nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Beguinage (Begijnhof), then explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, and finally make a trip to Burg Square. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about all things military at In Flanders Fields Museum, then take a leisurely stroll along Graslei and Korenlei, then browse the exhibits of Gravensteen Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to The Markt.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bruges trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Brussels to Bruges by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. You will leave for home on the 28th (Thu).

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Ghent, In Flanders Fields Museum
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
In Flanders Fields Museum ©
In Flanders Fields Museum
Graslei and Korenlei ©
Graslei and Korenlei

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