18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Moscow, Russia
Drive:  15​h
1
Warsaw, Poland
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
2
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Bologna, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Colmar, France
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
9
Strasbourg, France
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
10
Nuremberg, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
11
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
12
Krakow, Poland
— 1 night
Drive:  17​h 45​min
End: Moscow, Russia

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night
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Warsaw trip itinerary maker website .

Moscow, Russia to Warsaw is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Moscow in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Warsaw: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 4°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Vienna.

Things to do in Warsaw

Historic Sites
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Old Town ©
Old Town

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Stephansplatz, explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, then contemplate the long history of Chapel of St. Virgil, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Vienna trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Warsaw to Vienna takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Schönbrunn Zoo ©
Schönbrunn Zoo
Vienna Naschmarkt ©
Vienna Naschmarkt

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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 28th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Franziskanerkirche.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Salzburg trip planner.

You can fly from Vienna to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. On the 30th (Thu), you'll travel to Venice.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Untersberg
Untersberg

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): explore the activities along Canal Grande and then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona, appreciate the history behind Punta della Dogana, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace, then make a trip to Piazza San Marco, and finally take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice travel tool .

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Salzburg in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Venice: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Bologna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

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

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night
Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
For more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bologna itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Venice to Bologna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Bologna can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites
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Piazza Maggiore ©
Piazza Maggiore
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©

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nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): explore the galleries of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then steep yourself in history at Castello Sforzesco, and finally see La Casa Maledetta.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Milan holiday site .

Traveling by train from Bologna to Milan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Milan are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife
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La Casa Maledetta ©
La Casa Maledetta
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

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night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Discover how to plan a Zurich trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Fly from Milan to Zurich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Milan in May: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 21°C and lows are around 9°C. You'll set off for Colmar on the 6th (Wed).

Things to do in Zurich

Outdoors Parks Museums
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night
Colmar, France

Colmar ©
Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): examine the collection at Musee du Jouet, steep yourself in history at Porte du Lalli, then don't miss a visit to Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, then make a trip to Statue of Liberty, and finally make a trip to Old Town.

To find out how to plan a trip to Colmar, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Zurich to Colmar by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. May in Colmar sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Colmar

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Porte du Lalli, Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, Vieille ville d'Eguisheim
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg ©
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
Musee du Jouet ©
Musee du Jouet

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night
Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): admire the striking features of Place Kleber and then walk around Parc de l'Orangerie.

Planning Strasbourg trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Strasbourg is just a short distance from Colmar. In May, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Fun & Games Parks Museums
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Parc de l'Orangerie ©
Parc de l'Orangerie
Le Vaisseau ©
Le Vaisseau
Place Kleber ©
Place Kleber

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night
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Nuremberg attractions planning app .

You can drive from Strasbourg to Nuremberg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Playmobil-FunPark
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Playmobil-FunPark ©
Playmobil-FunPark
Toy Museum ©
Toy Museum
Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Petrinska rozhledna.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Prague trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Nuremberg to Prague by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. May in Prague sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Prague

Fun & Games Historic Sites Tours
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Petrinska rozhledna ©
Petrinska rozhledna

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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.
On the 11th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, take in panoramic vistas at Town Hall Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, and finally admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Krakow trip planner.

You can fly from Prague to Krakow in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites
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Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square
St. Mary's Basilica ©
St. Mary's Basilica

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