13 days in Europe Itinerary

13 days in Europe Itinerary

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13 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City, United States
Fly:  23​h
1
Paris, France
— 1 night
+2
Fly + bus + train:  8​h 45​min
2
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Schwangau, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Landshut, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Munich, Germany
— Few hours
6
Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Hallstatt, Austria
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
9
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Nuremberg, Germany
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
11
Rothenburg, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
12
Stuttgart, Germany
— Few hours
train:  4​h
13
Paris, France
— 1 night
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Salt Lake City, United States

1
night
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, admire the striking features of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, then step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, and finally admire the striking features of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris day trip planner .

Salt Lake City, USA to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Salt Lake City to Paris, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Salt Lake City in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 42°F in Paris. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Interlaken.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Champs-Elysees ©
Champs-Elysees

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then have some family-friendly fun at Seilpark Interlaken.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Interlaken trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Interlaken in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Paris in November; daily highs in Interlaken reach 45°F and lows reach 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Schwangau.

Things to do in Interlaken

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Seilpark Interlaken ©
Seilpark Interlaken

1
night
Schwangau, Germany

Schwangau ©
An ideal holiday escape from fast-paced urban centers, Schwangau allows visitors to hike, cycle, swim, dance, and dine surrounded by a picture-perfect landscape.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museum der Stadt Fussen and then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Neuschwanstein.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Schwangau journey site .

Drive from Interlaken to Schwangau in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Interlaken in December, expect nights in Schwangau to be about the same, around 27°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Landshut.

Things to do in Schwangau

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Museum der Stadt Fussen, Schloss Neuschwanstein
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Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Museum der Stadt Fussen ©
Museum der Stadt Fussen

1
night
Landshut, Germany

Landshut ©
Landshut is a town in Bavaria in the south-east of Germany, belonging to both Eastern and Southern Bavaria. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Martin's Church and then see the interesting displays at Stadtresidenz Landshut.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Landshut trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Schwangau to Landshut in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 41°F in December, and nighttime lows around 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Landshut

Museums Historic Sites
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Stadtresidenz Landshut ©
Stadtresidenz Landshut
St. Martin's Church ©
St. Martin's Church

few
hours
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): wander the streets of Haidhausen.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Munich road trip planning website .

Drive from Landshut to Munich in an hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 41°F, and evening lows to 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Haidhausen ©
Haidhausen

1
night
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): shop like a local with Getreidegasse and then make a trip to Stiegl-Brauwelt.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Salzburg trip planner.

You can drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Salzburg sees daily highs of 42°F and lows of 29°F at night. On the 4th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Salzburg

Shopping
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Getreidegasse ©
Getreidegasse
Stiegl-Brauwelt ©
Stiegl-Brauwelt

few
hours
Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt ©
Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Museum Hallstatt and then pause for some serene contemplation at Parish of the Assumption.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hallstatt online trip planner .

You can drive from Salzburg to Hallstatt in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Museums Historic Sites
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Museum Hallstatt ©
Museum Hallstatt
Parish of the Assumption ©
Parish of the Assumption

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Schonbrunn Palace as well as Wiener Staatsoper. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): catch a live performance at Wiener Staatsoper and then admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Vienna trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Hallstatt to Vienna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. December in Vienna sees daily highs of 41°F and lows of 31°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Nightlife
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Wiener Staatsoper ©
Wiener Staatsoper

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 6th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Devil's Channel, take in panoramic vistas at Petrinska rozhledna, then take a stroll through Lesser Town, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Prague day trip planning tool .

Getting from Vienna to Prague by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Prague are 41°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Prague

Wildlife Parks Neighborhoods
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Devil's Channel ©
Devil's Channel
Lesser Town
Lesser Town
Spanish Synagogue ©
Spanish Synagogue

1
day
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Nuremberg Toy Museum (Spielzeugmuseum) and then identify plant and animal life at Walderlebniszentrum Tennenlohe.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Nuremberg online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Prague to Nuremberg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. December in Nuremberg sees daily highs of 41°F and lows of 31°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trip

Walderlebniszentrum Tennenlohe
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Walderlebniszentrum Tennenlohe ©
Walderlebniszentrum Tennenlohe

1
night
Rothenburg, Germany

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum) and then steep yourself in history at Vieille Ville.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rothenburg route app .

Getting from Nuremberg to Rothenburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 41°F, and evening lows to 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

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hours
Stuttgart, Germany

Stuttgart ©
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Max-Eyth See and then get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum Wurttemberg.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Stuttgart route tool .

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Stuttgart takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 44°F in December, and nighttime lows around 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Parks Nature Museums
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Max-Eyth See ©
Max-Eyth See
Landesmuseum Wurttemberg ©
Landesmuseum Wurttemberg

1
night
Paris, France

Paris ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): wander the streets of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Paris day trip tool .

You can take a train from Stuttgart to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Stuttgart in December since evenings lows in Paris dip to 37°F. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Paris

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Saint Germain des Pres Quarter ©
Saint Germain des Pres Quarter

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