25 days in Europe Itinerary

25 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe journey planner

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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Drive
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Positano, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly to Geneva, Bus to Annecy
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Annecy, France
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Vienna, Austria

— 2 nights

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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, laugh and play at Prater, and explore the world behind art at Albertina.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Vienna travel planning site.

Detroit, USA to Vienna is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Detroit to Vienna, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In April in Vienna, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 21:

Prague, Czech Republic

— 3 nights

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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kampa Park, and take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Prague trip builder website.

Getting from Vienna to Prague by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In April, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 24:

Salzburg, Austria

— 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg, then pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, and finally see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Salzburg Museum, get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, then browse the exhibits of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Salzburg vacation builder app.

Drive from Prague to Salzburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. April in Salzburg sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 40°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 26:

Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

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 27th (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and finally snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, explore the activities along Canal Grande, wander the streets of Cannaregio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of St. Anthony, then pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel, and finally steep yourself in history at Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site.

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You can drive from Salzburg to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In April, Venice is a bit warmer than Salzburg - with highs of 65°F and lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Positano.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 26 — 28:

Positano, Italy

— 2 nights
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
On the 29th (Fri), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take some stellar pictures from Il Sentiero Degli Dei, and then contemplate the long history of Church of Santa Maria Assunta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on Le Ali nel Vento - Birds of Prey Experience, then enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, and then look for gifts at Artigianato Rallo.

Make your Positano itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Fly from Venice to Positano in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Venice in April since evenings lows in Positano dip to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors · Tours · Shopping · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 28 — 30:

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, admire the striking features of Pantheon, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, and explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rome route planning tool.

You can drive from Positano to Rome in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Rome are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 4:

Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): hunt for treasures at Mercato Centrale, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campanile di Giotto, then admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Florence road trip app.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Rome in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Florence, with lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Annecy.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay May 4 — 6:

Annecy, France

— 2 nights

Venice of the Alps

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Annecy is known for nature, historic sites, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Annecy, snap pictures at Pont des Amours, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and examine the collection at Palais de l'Ile.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Annecy road trip planning app.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Florence to Annecy in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Florence in May, with highs in Annecy at 65°F and lows at 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Paris.

Things to do in Annecy

Parks · Nature · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 6 — 8:

Paris, France

— 4 nights

City of Light

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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Paris day trip planner.

You can fly from Annecy to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 8 — 12:

Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Churches
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.