16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Excenevex, France
Drive:  3 h
1
Stein am Rhein, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Schwangau, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Garda, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Bergamo, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
End: Nice, France

3
nights
Stein am Rhein, Switzerland

Stein am Rhein ©
Stein am Rhein is a historic town and a municipality in the canton of Schaffhausen in Switzerland.The town has a well-preserved medieval centre, retaining the ancient street plan. Explore Stein am Rhein's surroundings by going to Stiftsbibliothek (in St. Gallen) and Santis der Berg (in Urnaesch). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Rhine Falls, get curious at Swiss Science Center Technorama, stop by Ihr Fabrikat & Meerhaus, and step into the grandiose world of Munot.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Stein am Rhein tour itinerary planner.

Excenevex, France to Stein am Rhein is an approximately 4-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Schwangau.

Things to do in Stein am Rhein

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Schaffhausen, Swiss Science Center Technorama, Santis der Berg, Stiftsbibliothek, Reformierte Kirche Wiesendangen
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Stein am Rhein ©
Stein am Rhein
Rhine Falls ©
Rhine Falls
Santis der Berg ©
Santis der Berg

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.
Schloss Neuschwanstein has been added to your itinerary. On the 8th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hohenschwangau and then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Neuschwanstein.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Schwangau online sightseeing planner .

Drive from Stein am Rhein to Schwangau in 3 hours. Traveling from Stein am Rhein in August, expect nights in Schwangau to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. On the 9th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Schwangau

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Schloss Hohenschwangau
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Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau
Mount Tegelberg ©
Mount Tegelberg

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Take a break from Salzburg with a short trip to Grossglockner High Alpine Road in Heiligenblut, about 1h 55 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), and get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Salzburg trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Schwangau to Salzburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Grossglockner High Alpine Road
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

2
nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
On the 13th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck, then admire the striking features of Dom zu St. Jakob, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alpenzoo, and finally examine the collection at Swarovski Kristallwelten. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly down the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump and then admire the masterpieces at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck (Ambras Castle).

For other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Innsbruck vacation app .

Getting from Salzburg to Innsbruck by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Innsbruck are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Garda.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Swarovski Kristallwelten
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Schloss Ambras Innsbruck ©
Schloss Ambras Innsbruck
Bergisel Ski Jump ©
Bergisel Ski Jump
Swarovski Kristallwelten ©
Swarovski Kristallwelten

4
nights
Garda, Italy

Garda ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Garda: Valeggio Sul Mincio (Parco Giardino Sigurta & Borghetto sul Mincio), Palazzo Te (in Mantua) and Mountbaldo (in Malcesine).

To find other places to visit, reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Garda online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Garda takes 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Innsbruck in August; daily highs in Garda reach 35°C and lows reach 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bergamo.

Things to do in Garda

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Valeggio Sul Mincio, Palazzo Te, Mountbaldo
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Lago di Garda ©
Lago di Garda
Mountbaldo ©
Mountbaldo
Parco Giardino Sigurta ©
Parco Giardino Sigurta

2
nights
Bergamo, Italy

Bergamo ©
In the foothills of the Alps, Bergamo is features a wealth of artistic treasures and a charming medieval atmosphere.
Get out of town with these interesting Bergamo side-trips: Spiaggia Tranquilla (in Dorio) and i Giardini di Villa Melzi (in Bellagio). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of La Citta Alta, don't miss a visit to Porta San Giacomo, get outside with Air Emotions, and wander the wide-open spaces of Cooperativa Agricola Valtaleggio S.Antonio.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bergamo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Garda to Bergamo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Bergamo are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Bergamo

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Spiaggia Tranquilla, Leolandia, I Giardini di Villa Melzi
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La Citta Alta ©
La Citta Alta
I Giardini di Villa Melzi ©
I Giardini di Villa Melzi
Leolandia ©
Leolandia

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