17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  19​h
1
Krakow, Poland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Dresden, Germany
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
6
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
7
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
8
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Munich, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Stuttgart, Germany
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
11
Frankfurt, Germany
— Few hours
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Basilica, then steep yourself in history at Wawel Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Main Market Square. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Wieliczka Salt Mine.

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

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Krakow is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Krakow, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sao Paulo in September, with highs in Krakow at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

2
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.
On the 27th (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Prague Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kostel Panny Marie Pred Tynem, and finally wander the streets of Old Town Square. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, then take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague, and then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Prague online travel route builder .

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In September, daytime highs in Prague are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Katedrala Svateho Vita ©
Katedrala Svateho Vita

1
night
Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche, then admire the masterpieces at Albertinum, and then admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Dresden online day trip planner .

Getting from Prague to Dresden by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September in Dresden, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites
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Albertinum ©
Albertinum
Frauenkirche ©
Frauenkirche
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): examine the collection at Pergamon Museum, then contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, then see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, and finally appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Berlin trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Dresden to Berlin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

2
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.
On the 2nd (Tue), admire the striking features of Parliament, explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue, then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

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

You can fly from Berlin to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Primates' Palace (Primacialny palac), take in the spiritual surroundings of St Elizabeth's / Blue Church, then explore the historical opulence of Devin Castle (hrad), and finally explore the historical opulence of Bratislava Castle.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bratislava online trip builder .

You can drive from Budapest to Bratislava in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. October in Bratislava sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Museums
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Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle
Bratislava Castle ©
Bratislava Castle
Primates' Palace (Primacialny palac) ©

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace and then take in nature's colorful creations at Schonbrunn Palace. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and then examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg).

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Vienna online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Bratislava to Vienna takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites
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Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Imperial Palace (Hofburg) ©
Imperial Palace (Hofburg)

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 7th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Salzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg), admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral (Dom), then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Mirabell Palace.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Salzburg attractions app .

You can fly from Vienna to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): examine the collection at Munich Residenz and then admire the natural beauty at Nymphenburg Palace.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Munich trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Munich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Schloss Nymphenburg ©
Schloss Nymphenburg
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz

1
night
Stuttgart, Germany

Stuttgart ©
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): examine the collection at Mercedes-Benz Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wilhelma Zoo and Botanical Garden, and then browse the exhibits of Wurttemberg State Museum in Old Castle (Wurttembergisches Landesmuseum).

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Stuttgart online trip planner .

You can drive from Munich to Stuttgart in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
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hours
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Frankfurt trip planner .

Traveling by train from Stuttgart to Frankfurt takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Frankfurt can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites
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Goethe House ©
Goethe House

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