16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Doha, Qatar
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
2
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Doha, Qatar

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): make a trip to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then explore the galleries of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Piazza di Santa Maria delle Grazie, 2, take an in-depth tour of Museo Fratelli Cozzi Alfa Romeo, then find something for the whole family at Leolandia, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Milan online itinerary planner .

Doha, Qatar to Milan is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Doha to Milan. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Doha in October, with highs in Milan at 21°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Museo Fratelli Cozzi Alfa Romeo, Leolandia
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Leolandia ©
Leolandia

1
night
Grindelwald, Switzerland

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
On the 12th (Mon), hike along The Eiger Trail and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Grindelwald trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Milan to Grindelwald in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Tours Trails

Side Trip

Jungfraujoch
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
The Eiger Trail ©
The Eiger Trail

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take a stroll through Old Town, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Friedhof Fluntern (Fluntern Cemetery), and finally have some family-friendly fun at Virtual Reality Center.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Zurich trip planner .

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Zurich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 15th (Thu), examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, then admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), contemplate the long history of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Fortress Hohensalzburg, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Salzburg visit planner.

Drive from Zurich to Salzburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Salzburg Museum ©
Salzburg Museum

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.
Attractions like Schonbrunn Palace and MuseumsQuartier Wien make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Schönbrunn Zoo, see the interesting displays at Haus der Musik Wien, explore the engaging exhibits at ZOOM Kindermuseum, and explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Vienna route planner .

Getting from Salzburg to Vienna by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In October in Vienna, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Schönbrunn Zoo ©
Schönbrunn Zoo
Prater ©
Prater

4
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
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, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, get to know the resident critters at Prague Zoo, explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Prague tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Vienna to Prague by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Prague Zoo ©
Prague Zoo
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

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