23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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23 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
Drive + Fly:  13​h
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  5​h 15​min
2
Rust, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Annecy, France
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Salzburg, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
7
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  12​h 15​min
End: Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia

3
nights
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.
Get outdoors at River Seine and Île de la Cité. Get some cultural insight at Champs-Elysees and Palace of Versailles. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Musée d'Orsay, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, and contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip builder.

Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia to Paris is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Al Khobar to Paris due to the time zone difference. In July, Paris is cooler than Al Khobar - with highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to do a combination of to Rust.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Rust, Germany

Rust ©
Originally a poor fishing village, Rust now features a world-class amusement park complex.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Europa-Park. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Munsterplatz. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of Black Forest Open Air Museum Vogtsbauernhof, stop by Haus der 1000 Uhren, admire the sheer force of Triberger Waterfall, then admire the masterpieces at Augustiner Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Freiburger Münster.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Rust trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of from Paris to Rust in 8 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can take a combination of to Annecy.

Things to do in Rust

Theme Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Freiburg im Breisgau, Triberg, Schwarzwalder Freilichtmuseum Vogtsbauernhof
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Europa-Park ©
Europa-Park
Freiburger Münster ©
Freiburger Münster
Augustiner Museum ©
Augustiner Museum

1
night
Annecy, France

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour and then make a trip to Pont des Amours.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Annecy vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Rust to Annecy takes 8 hours. In July in Annecy, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Annecy

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Pont des Amours ©
Pont des Amours

4
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.
Get some historical perspective at Duomo di Milano and Villa del Balbianello. Do some cultural sightseeing at Como Cathedral and Tour delle Merlate - Castello Sforzesco. Get out of town with these interesting Milan side-trips: Turati Centro Nautico Lario (in Argegno) and La Citta Alta (in Bergamo). The adventure continues: make a trip to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, steep yourself in history at Il Cenacolo, and stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Milan trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Annecy to Milan in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Annecy in July, with highs in Milan at 35°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow time for the train ride to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Turati Centro Nautico Lario, Villa del Balbianello, La Citta Alta, Cathedral of Como (Duomo)
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Turati Centro Nautico Lario ©
Turati Centro Nautico Lario

2
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 20th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary of the Friars. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Cannaregio, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Venice trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Milan to Venice by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of subway and bus. July in Venice sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande

4
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes EUROPARK. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fortress Hohensalzburg and Hellbrunn Castle (Schloss Hellbrun). Popular historic sites such as Mozart-Wohnhaus and Salzwelten Hallstatt are in your itinerary. Explore Salzburg's surroundings by going to Gollinger Wasserfall (in Golling an der Salzach) and Hallstatt Viewing Platform (in Hallstatt). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Mozarts Geburtshaus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Stift Nonnberg, explore the different monuments and memorials at Petersfriedhof, and shop like a local with Getreidegasse.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Salzburg online itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Venice to Salzburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Venice in July: high temperatures in Salzburg hover around 28°C and lows are around 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Wed) before leaving for Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Hallstatt, Gollinger Wasserfall
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Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) ©
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus)

4
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 in touch with nature at Kahlenberg and Danube Bike Path (Donauradweg). Do some cultural sightseeing at Belvedere Palace and Kunsthistorisches Museum. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Schoenbrunn Palace, see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lainzer Tiergarten.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Vienna vacation builder.

Do a combination of train and flight from Salzburg to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Donau Cycle Path
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St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

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