38 days in Europe Itinerary

38 days in Europe Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Kinderdijk, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cologne, Germany
— 1 day
Drive
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Koblenz, Germany
— 1 day
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Miltenberg, Germany
— 1 day
Drive
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Wurzburg, Germany
— 1 day
Drive
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Bamberg, Germany
— 1 night
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Nuremberg, Germany
— 1 day
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Regensburg, Germany
— 1 day
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Passau, Germany
— 1 day
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Melk, Austria
— 1 day
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
— 2 nights
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Kosice, Slovakia
— 1 night
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Krakow, Poland
— 1 night
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Lviv, Ukraine
— 1 night
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Wroclaw, Poland
— 1 night
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Leipzig, Germany
— 1 night
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Regensburg, Germany
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums, make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, and explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary builder app.

Cairns, Australia to Rome is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairns to Rome is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Cairns in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Rome, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 27:

4
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace Amsterdam, get to know the resident critters at ARTIS, and get curious at NEMO Science Museum.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam itinerary planner.

You can fly from Rome to Amsterdam in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in September, expect Amsterdam to be a bit cooler, temps between 22°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kinderdijk.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 1:

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Kinderdijk, The Netherlands

Kinderdijk is a village in the Netherlands, belonging to the municipality of Molenwaard, in the province South Holland, about 15km east of Rotterdam. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): steep yourself in history at World Heritage Kinderdijk, relax in the rural setting at Booij Kaasmakers, then relax in the rural setting at Cheesefarm Hoogerwaard, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Kinderdijk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): get a new perspective on things with Sophiapolder Tours, then stop by Arthur Tuytel Chocolatier/Patissier, then make a splash at Zwembad Sportcentrum Papendrecht, and finally examine the collection at Streekmuseum Krimpenerwaard.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Kinderdijk route builder.

Drive from Amsterdam to Kinderdijk in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Kinderdijk can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Cologne.

Things to do in Kinderdijk

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 3:

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Cologne, Germany

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Chocolate Museum, then take in the views from Hohenzollern Bridge, then admire the striking features of Cologne Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cologne trip planner.

You can drive from Kinderdijk to Cologne in 3 hours. In October in Cologne, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Koblenz.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 4:

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Koblenz, Germany

Gateway to the Romantic Rhine

Calling itself "Germany's most beautiful corner," Koblenz is tucked in the picturesque valley formed by the Rhine and Moselle rivers and is one of the most popular spots on tourist itineraries.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Historiensaule, then contemplate the long history of Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, then learn about all things military at VFF Wehrtechnische Studiensammlung Koblenz, and finally make a trip to Deutsches Eck (German Corner).

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Koblenz travel route builder website.

Traveling by car from Cologne to Koblenz takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Miltenberg.

Things to do in Koblenz

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 5:

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Miltenberg, Germany

Miltenberg is a town in the Regierungsbezirk of Lower Franconia (Unterfranken) in Bavaria, Germany. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take in the views from Mainbrucke, head outdoors with Fraenkischer Rotwein Wanderweg, don't miss a visit to Miltenberg Old Town, then sample the tasty concoctions at Brauhaus Faust, and finally step into the grandiose world of Miltenberg Castle.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Miltenberg tour itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Koblenz to Miltenberg in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Wurzburg.

Things to do in Miltenberg

Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 6:
Highlights from your trip

1
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Wurzburg, Germany

Pearl of the Romantic Road

Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence, snap pictures at Alte Mainbruecke, pause for some serene contemplation at Marienkapelle, then make a trip to Market Square, then step into the grandiose world of Fortress Marienberg, and finally admire the striking features of St. Kilian Cathedral.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Wurzburg online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Miltenberg to Wurzburg takes an hour. In October in Wurzburg, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bamberg.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 7:

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Bamberg, Germany

Franconian Rome

First mentioned in historical records from the year 902, Bamberg retains today the medieval, old-world charm that has defined its past development.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Kirche St. Maria und St. Theodor, pause for some serene contemplation at Bamberg Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Bamberg Altstadt, then admire the natural beauty at Rosengarten, and finally contemplate the long history of Altes Rathaus.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bamberg online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Wurzburg to Bamberg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Bamberg

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 9:

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Nuremberg, Germany

Gingerbread Capital of the World

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 9th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), examine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lorenz Church, and finally admire the striking features of Germanisches Nationalmuseum.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Nuremberg trip maker tool.

You can drive from Bamberg to Nuremberg in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Nuremberg can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Regensburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 9:

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Regensburg, Germany

One of Germany’s oldest towns and home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Regensburg today offers a medieval charm not found in many of the country’s cities today.
On the 10th (Sat), snap pictures at Old Stone Bridge, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, then examine the collection at Golf Museum, then make a trip to Cathedral of St Peter's, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Nativity of Our Lady Regensburg.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Regensburg trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Nuremberg to Regensburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Regensburg sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Passau.

Things to do in Regensburg

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 10:

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Passau, Germany

City of Three Rivers

Situated at the confluence of three rivers, including the Danube, Passau is steeped in religious history but has adopted a modern commercial outlook.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Veste Oberhaus, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Church, then don't miss a visit to Schaiblingsturm, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Donau Cycle Path, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Dom St. Stephan.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Passau tour planner.

You can drive from Regensburg to Passau in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Melk.

Things to do in Passau

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 11:

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Melk, Austria

Melk, a small town of about 5,000, hugs the south side of the Danube.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Burgruine Aggstein, appreciate the views at Wachau Valley, then look for gifts at Wein & Wachau, then pause for some serene contemplation at Stadtpfarrkirche Maria Himmelfahrt, and finally admire the striking features of Melk Abbey.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Melk online day trip planner.

Drive from Passau to Melk in 2 hours. October in Melk sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Melk

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 11 — 12:

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Vienna, Austria

City of Dreams

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 (Tue): make a trip to Stephansplatz, then step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, then explore the galleries of Belvedere Palace, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, examine the collection at The Hofburg, and then take a stroll through Historic Center of Vienna.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Vienna online trip maker.

You can take a train from Melk to Vienna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Vienna sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 15:

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Budapest, Hungary

Pearl of the Danube

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 15th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, then take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dohány Street Synagogue, then pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Vienna to Budapest by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. October in Budapest sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Cluj-Napoca.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 17:

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Treasure City

The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge, explore the striking landscape at Cetatuia Hill, and then walk around Simion Bărnuțiu Central Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden, then appreciate the history behind King Matthias Corvin Statue, then see the interesting displays at The Pharmacy History Collection, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Church.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cluj-Napoca trip builder.

You can drive from Budapest to Cluj-Napoca in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Budapest to Cluj-Napoca. In October, daytime highs in Cluj-Napoca are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kosice.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 19:

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Kosice, Slovakia

City of Tolerance

Kosice has long been a hidden medieval gem.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): get your game on at THEROOMS.EU, admire the local landmark of Singing fountain, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Kosice Historical Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): take a memorable tour with Detska Zeleznica Kosice, get to know the resident critters at ZOO Košice, then make a trip to Immaculata, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Elizabeth's Cathedral (Dom Svatej Alzbety), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Kaplnka svateho Michala.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kosice tour planning app.

You can drive from Cluj-Napoca to Kosice in 6 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In October, daytime highs in Kosice are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Krakow.

Things to do in Kosice

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 20:

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Krakow, Poland

Slavic Rome

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 21st (Wed), admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica and then steep yourself in history at Wawel Royal Castle.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Krakow trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Kosice to Krakow takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October in Krakow, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. On the 21st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lviv.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 21:

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Lviv, Ukraine

City of Lions

Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): stroll the grounds of Lychakiv Cemetery, then stop by Old Town, and then don't miss a visit to Rynok Square.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lviv itinerary site.

You can fly from Krakow to Lviv in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. October in Lviv sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Wroclaw.

Things to do in Lviv

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 22:

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Wroclaw, Poland

Venice of the North

Known for its relaxed and liberal atmosphere, the energetic city of Wroclaw lures visitors with its rich cultural heritage and pedestrian-friendly old town.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): go for a walk through Rynek of Wroclaw.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Wroclaw trip builder.

You can fly from Lviv to Wroclaw in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lviv to Wroclaw, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Prague.
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 23:
Highlights from your trip

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Prague, Czech Republic

City of a Hundred Spires

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 24th (Sat), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Prague itinerary site.

You can drive from Wroclaw to Prague in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Leipzig.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 25:

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Leipzig, Germany

Little Paris

Leipzig is not only world-famous for its long tradition of trade fairs, but also for its vibrant music and cultural scenes.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Platz an der Thomasgasse.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Leipzig vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Prague to Leipzig takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Regensburg.

Things to do in Leipzig

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 26:

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Regensburg, Germany

Change things up with these side-trips from Regensburg: Rathaus Pfaffenhofen a. d. Ilm (in Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm) and Augsburg (Church of St. Ulrich and St. Afra, Cathedral of St. Maria (Dom St. Maria), &more). Explore Regensburg further: pause for some serene contemplation at Evangelisch-Lutherische Kirchengemeinde Dreieinigkeitskirche, contemplate the long history of Neupfarrplatz, don't miss a visit to Scots Portal, and get engrossed in the history at Walhalla.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Regensburg trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Leipzig to Regensburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Regensburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 26 — 29: