42 days in Europe Itinerary

42 days in Europe Itinerary

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42 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
3
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  7​h 45​min
4
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Salzburg, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
9
Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
10
Budapest, Hungary
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv, Israel

4
nights
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Family-friendly places like Wawel Royal Castle and Jagiellonian University Collegium Maius will thrill your kids. Take a break from Krakow with a short trip to Memorial and Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Wieliczka Salt Mine, appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, and pause for some photo ops at Kościuszko Mound.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Krakow travel route planning app .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Krakow is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tel Aviv to Krakow due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in June, things will get little chillier in Krakow: highs are around 26°C and lows about 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Ogrod Zoologiczny ©
Ogrod Zoologiczny

4
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.
Kids will enjoy Prague Zoo and Stefanik Observatory. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Prague Castle, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, wander the streets of Old Town (Stare Mesto), and admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Prague trip maker tool .

Fly from Krakow to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Tours Historic Sites Fun & Games
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StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Prague Zoo ©
Prague Zoo
Room Escape Games

4
nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Zoo Berlin and Strandbar Mitte. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and see the interesting displays at Pergamonmuseum.

For reviews and tourist information, use the Berlin driving holiday planning app .

You can fly from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Zoo Berlin ©
Zoo Berlin
StandUpClub Berlin ©
StandUpClub Berlin

4
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Bring the kids along to Lenkerseeli/Spielplatz and Labyrinthe Aventure. Venture out of the city with trips to Premier Alpine Centre SA (in Nendaz), Mont-Fort (in Verbier) and VerticAlp Emosson (in Finhaut). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, go for a walk through Hinterdorfstrasse, fly down the slopes at Swiss Ski School Saas Fee, and have fun at Clay Shoot Zermatt.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Zermatt trip planner .

Do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Berlin to Zermatt in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Aletsch Glacier, Labyrinthe Aventure, Premier Alpine Centre SA, Lenkerseeli/Spielplatz, Mont-Fort
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat

4
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.
Kids will enjoy Seilpark Interlaken and Alpenwildpark. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Interlaken: Grindelwald (First, Bachalpsee Lake, & more), Axalp (in Brienz) and Mount Titlis (in Engelberg). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken, take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Schynige Platte, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Interlaken trip planner.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Interlaken in 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, Titlis, Schynige Platte, Axalp
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Parasailing & Paragliding
The Eiger Trail ©
The Eiger Trail
Seilpark Interlaken ©
Seilpark Interlaken

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kids will enjoy Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and Ufschotti Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Mt Pilatus, Dying Lion of Lucerne Monument, & more). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthaus, kick back and relax at Strandbad Mythenquai, and make a splash at Hallenbad Altstetten.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Zurich road trip planner.

Getting from Interlaken to Zurich by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In July, daytime highs in Zurich are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich

4
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.
Family-friendly places like Deutsches Museum and Zugspitze will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Neuschwanstein Castle in Hohenschwangau (about 1h 35 min away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along English Garden, take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, indulge your taste buds at Restaurant und Biergarten am Chinesischen Turm, and see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Munich trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Zurich to Munich by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, daytime highs in Munich are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Schloss Neuschwanstein, Zugspitze
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
English Garden ©
English Garden
Zugspitze ©
Zugspitze

4
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Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Mirabell Palace and Zoo Salzburg. Explore Salzburg's surroundings by going to Triassic Park (in Waidring), Eisriesenwelt (in Werfenweng) and Gollinger Wasserfall (in Golling an der Salzach). And it doesn't end there: get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg, see the interesting displays at Hangar-7, get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral (Dom).

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Salzburg itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Munich to Salzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Gollinger Wasserfall, Triassic Park, Zoo Salzburg
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Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Triassic Park ©
Triassic Park

5
nights
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.
Family-friendly places like Schönbrunn Palace and MuseumsQuartier will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo, get in on the family fun at Studioapartment Riesenrad, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum), and examine the collection at Hofburg Palace.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Vienna day trip site .

Traveling by flight from Salzburg to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Parks Theme Parks
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Schönbrunn Zoo ©
Schönbrunn Zoo
Prater ©
Prater

5
nights
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Fisherman's Bastion and Hősök tere. Next up on the itinerary: ponder the world of politics at Parliament Pc, examine the collection at House of Terror, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica, and take in the natural beauty of Palatinus Strandfürdő.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July in Budapest, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Parks Spas
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Szechenyi Chain Bridge ©
Szechenyi Chain Bridge
Hősök tere ©
Hősök tere

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