19 days in Europe Itinerary

19 days in Europe Itinerary

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19 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Phoenix, United States
Fly + Train:  16 h 30 min
1
Nuremberg, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  5 h 30 min
5
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
6
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  30 min
7
Berchtesgaden, Germany
— 3 nights
+3
Bus + Foot + Bus + Fly:  19 h
End: Phoenix, United States


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2
nights
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds) has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), steep yourself in history at Tiefer Brunnen, step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, then see the interesting displays at Historischer Kunstbunker, and finally contemplate the long history of Stadtmauer. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Nassauer Haus, then contemplate the long history of Heilig-Geist-Spital, and then contemplate the long history of Hangman's Bridge.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Nuremberg road trip site .

Phoenix, USA to Nuremberg is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. In September, Nuremberg is cooler than Phoenix - with highs of 67°F and lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums
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Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
Historischer Kunstbunker ©
Historischer Kunstbunker

2
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Sport-Piraten, Hofbrauhaus-Kunstmuhle, Olympic Tower, and other attractions. There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz and see the interesting displays at NS-Dokumentationszentrum Muenchen.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Munich trip maker app .

You can drive from Nuremberg to Munich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In September in Munich, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Munich

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
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Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site ©
Nature & Wildlife Tours
NS-Dokumentationszentrum Muenchen ©
NS-Dokumentationszentrum Muenchen

2
nights
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Partnachklamm as well as Alpine Coaster Oberammergau. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): get outside with Alpine Coaster Oberammergau, look for all kinds of wild species at Partnachklamm, and then hit the slopes at Partenkiirchner Bergbahen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Hohes Schloss, see the interesting displays at Museum der Stadt Fussen, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Iron Bridge Partnachklamm.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Garmisch-Partenkirchen travel planner.

Traveling by car from Munich to Garmisch-Partenkirchen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Garmisch-Partenkirchen are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Fussen, Alpine Coaster Oberammergau
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Partnachklamm ©
Partnachklamm
Hohes Schloss ©
Hohes Schloss
Museum der Stadt Fussen ©
Museum der Stadt Fussen

2
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): wander the streets of Altstadt Luzern, don't miss a visit to The Nine Towers, examine the collection at Bourbaki Panorama, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hofkirche, then admire the landmark architecture of Markuskirche, and finally pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument. Keep things going the next day: get advice or help at KKL Luzern - Lucerne Culture and Convention Centre, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthauskirche, then snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, and finally get engrossed in the history at Richard Wagner Museum.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Lucerne planner.

Traveling by car from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Lucerne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Lucerne

Museums Shopping Parks
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Bourbaki Panorama ©
Bourbaki Panorama
Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern
Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten) ©
Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten)

3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): examine the collection at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, then explore the activities along Herengracht, then examine the collection at Anne Frank House, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): examine the collection at Louwman Museum The Hague, admire the masterpieces at Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace), then make a trip to Panorama Mesdag, and finally explore the world behind art at Kunstmuseum Den Haag.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Lucerne to Amsterdam takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Salzburg.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

The Hague
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Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder ©
Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
You've now added Bavarian Mountains and Salt Mines Tour to your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Red Bull Hangar-7 and Salzburg Cathedral. You'll explore and learn at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) and Residenzgalerie Salzburg. Get out of town with these interesting Salzburg side-trips: Hallstatt (Parish of the Assumption, Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary, &more). There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Mozarts Geburtshaus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nonnberg Convent, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), and explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery of St. Sebastian (Friedhof St. Sebastian).

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Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Salzburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in September, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Berchtesgaden.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Hallstatt, FAHRTRAUM
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Salzburger Altstadt ©
Salzburger Altstadt
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) ©
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus)
Mozarts Geburtshaus ©
Mozarts Geburtshaus

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nights
Berchtesgaden, Germany

Berchtesgaden ©
Bordered on three sides by Austria, Berchtesgaden is encircled by snow-capped mountain peaks that offer sweeping views of the entire region.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at St Andreas Church, deepen your knowledge of military history at Bunkeranlage, then get outside with Rossfeld Panoramastrasse, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): get outside with Jenner Bergbahn, head outdoors with Zauberwald, then get outside with Hintersee, and finally stroll the grounds of Old Cemetery Berchtesgaden.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Berchtesgaden online trip itinerary planner .

Berchtesgaden is just a short distance from Salzburg. In September, daily temperatures in Berchtesgaden can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Berchtesgaden

Outdoors Historic Sites Spas

Side Trips

Ramsau, Jenner Bergbahn, Jennerbahn
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Rossfeld Panoramastrasse ©
Rossfeld Panoramastrasse
Old Cemetery Berchtesgaden ©
Old Cemetery Berchtesgaden
Bunkeranlage ©
Bunkeranlage

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