15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Charlotte, United States
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Heidelberg, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Murren, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Schwangau, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Berchtesgaden, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Hallstatt, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
9
Oswiecim, Poland
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + train + foot + train:  9​h 30​min
10
Bayeux, France
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Charlotte, United States

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day
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Frankfurt trip builder app .

Charlotte, USA to Frankfurt is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Charlotte in May; daily highs in Frankfurt reach 67°F and lows reach 49°F. You will leave for Heidelberg on the 22nd (Fri).

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Nightlife Museums
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night
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg ©
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
On the 22nd (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Elizabeth Gate, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Heidelberg, then don't miss a visit to Altstadt (Old Town), then snap pictures at Carl Theodor Old Bridge (Alte Brucke), and finally hike along Philosophers' Way (Philosophenweg).

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You can take a train from Frankfurt to Heidelberg in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Frankfurt in May since evenings lows in Heidelberg dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Historic Sites Trails Neighborhoods
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Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg
Altstadt (Old Town) ©
Altstadt (Old Town)
Carl Theodor Old Bridge (Alte Brucke) ©

1
night
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, then pause for some serene contemplation at Markuskirche, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Lucerne travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Heidelberg to Lucerne by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Heidelberg in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 48°F in Lucerne. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Murren.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge

1
night
Murren, Switzerland

Murren ©
With a population of just 450 people, Murren brings to life an authentic Swiss mountain village.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to 007 Walk of fame - Schilthorn, then get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg, and then take in the awesome beauty at Allmendhubel.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Murren travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Lucerne to Murren by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Schwangau.

Things to do in Murren

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trip

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Kleine Scheidegg ©
Kleine Scheidegg

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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.
On the 26th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Schloss Hohenschwangau, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Neuschwanstein, then explore the activities along Forggensee, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Tegelberg.

Plan trip to Schwangau with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Murren to Schwangau. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in May, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Berchtesgaden.

Things to do in Schwangau

Nature Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Berchtesgaden Salt Mines, steep yourself in history at The Eagle's Nest, and then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Berchtesgaden.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Berchtesgaden travel route planning site .

You can drive from Schwangau to Berchtesgaden in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Berchtesgaden are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Berchtesgaden

Historic Sites
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The Eagle's Nest ©
The Eagle's Nest
Berchtesgaden Salt Mines ©
Berchtesgaden Salt Mines
Schloss Berchtesgaden ©
Schloss Berchtesgaden

1
night
Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt ©
Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): go for a walk through Old Town. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary, then don't miss a visit to Central Square Marktplatz, and then take in panoramic vistas at Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick".

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hallstatt travel planner .

Traveling by car from Schwangau to Hallstatt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Historic Sites
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Hallstatt Skywalk ©
Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick"
Central Square Marktplatz ©
Central Square Marktplatz

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Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 29th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn and then take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Salzburg journey site .

Drive from Hallstatt to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Oswiecim.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums
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Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

2
nights
Oswiecim, Poland

Oswiecim ©
Known to most by its German name Auschwitz, the modestly sized city of Oswiecim sits at the foot of the Jura Mountains, just 50 km (30 mi) west of Krakow.
Change things up with these side-trips from Oswiecim: Muzeum Zamkowe w Pszczynie (in Pszczyna), Family Home of John Paul II (in Wadowice) and The Historical Museum in Bielsko-Biala Falatowka (in Bielsko-Biala). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum and Synagogue, appreciate the extensive heritage of Main Market Square, and browse the exhibits of Muzeum Ratusz.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Oswiecim travel planning site .

You can fly from Salzburg to Oswiecim in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in May, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Oswiecim

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Muzeum Zamkowe w Pszczynie, Family Home of John Paul II, The Historical Museum in Bielsko-Biala Falatowka
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Planty Park ©
Planty Park

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Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 2nd (Tue), admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, then admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then explore the world behind art at Musee Baron Gerard, and finally make a trip to Atelier Galerie Ludovic Grand-Guillot. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bayeux trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Oswiecim to Bayeux in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in June, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Normandy American Cemetery
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
 Bayeux War Cemetery ©
Bayeux War Cemetery

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