22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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Basel, Switzerland
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 day
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Locarno, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Lugano, Switzerland
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Como, Italy
— 2 nights
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Mandello del Lario, Italy
— 3 nights
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St. Moritz, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Bolzano, Italy
— 2 nights
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Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
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Hallstatt, Austria
— 1 night
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Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
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Innsbruck, Austria
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 1 night
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Hofen, Austria
— 1 night
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Konstanz, Germany
— 1 night
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Basel, Switzerland
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Basel, Switzerland

Situated where the Swiss, German, and French borders meet, Basel is considered the hub of Dreilandereck, this "three countries corner." Its location makes Basel a center of culture and history, brimming with important theaters and museums.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): examine the collection at Basel Paper Mill Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Basel tour planner.

If you are flying in from Iceland, the closest major aiports are Zürich Airport, EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport and Bern Belp Airport. In May, daily temperatures in Basel can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Basel

Museums
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Interlaken, Switzerland

— 1 night
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Interlaken trip planner.

Drive from Basel to Interlaken in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. On the 15th (Wed), you'll travel to Lucerne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay May 14 — 15:

Lucerne, Switzerland

— 1 day
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten), contemplate the long history of Museggmauer, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Jesuitenkirche.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Lucerne road trip planning app.

You can drive from Interlaken to Lucerne in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Lucerne are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Locarno.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 15 — 16:

Locarno, Switzerland

— 1 night
Locarno's Mediterranean climate, palm trees, and 2,300 hours of sunlight per year make this city the warmest in Switzerland.
To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Locarno online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Lucerne to Locarno in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. May in Locarno sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 16th (Thu), you're off to Lugano.

Things to do in Locarno

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay May 15 — 16:

Lugano, Switzerland

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte San Salvatore and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lugano.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Lugano tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Locarno to Lugano takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. May in Lugano sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Como.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay May 16 — 17:

Como, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Silk

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario SS. Crocifisso and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Como (Duomo). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Orta and then explore the activities along San Giulio Island.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Como visit planning tool.

Como is just a short distance from Lugano. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mandello del Lario.

Things to do in Como

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 16 — 18:

Mandello del Lario, Italy

— 3 nights
Mandello del Lario is an Italian town and comune in the province of Lecco, in Lombardy, on the Como Lake.Since 1921, Mandello del Lario has been home to Moto Guzzi—the Italian motorcycle manufacturer, now a subsidiary of Piaggio & Co. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): stroll through I Giardini di Villa Melzi, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Anglican Church of the Ascension, then take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Carlotta, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbazia Cluniacense di Santa Maria di Piona, learn about all things military at Forte Montecchio Nord, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Santa Maria del Tiglio, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Vincenzo, and finally choose your vessel at Turati Centro Nautico Lario.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Mandello del Lario holiday planning website.

You can drive from Como to Mandello del Lario in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Mandello del Lario

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Transportation

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 18 — 21:

St. Moritz, Switzerland

— 1 night
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Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Burial Church of Santa Maria.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the St. Moritz road trip planning tool.

Getting from Mandello del Lario to St. Moritz by car takes about 2 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Mandello del Lario in May: high temperatures in St. Moritz hover around 15°C and lows are around 5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Wed) before leaving for Bolzano.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 21 — 22:

Bolzano, Italy

— 2 nights

Gateway to Dolomites

South Tyrol's capital, Bolzano, has been named the Italian city with the highest quality of life.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): get engrossed in the history at South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bolzano road trip planning website.

Getting from St. Moritz to Bolzano by car takes about 3 hours. In May, Bolzano is a bit warmer than St. Moritz - with highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cortina d'Ampezzo.

Things to do in Bolzano

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 22 — 24:

Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy

Cortina d'Ampezzo, commonly referred to as Cortina, is a town and comune in the heart of the southern (Dolomitic) Alps in the Veneto region of Northern Italy. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Francesco in P.tta S.Francesco.

For traveler tips and tourist information, read our Cortina d'Ampezzo trip planner.

You can drive from Bolzano to Cortina d'Ampezzo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Cortina d'Ampezzo can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Cortina d'Ampezzo

Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 24 — 25:

Hallstatt, Austria

— 1 night

Pearl of Austria

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 24th (Fri): stroll the grounds of Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hallstatt trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Cortina d'Ampezzo to Hallstatt takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 24 — 25:

Salzburg, Austria

— 3 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 26th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, then admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg, then examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Salzburg day trip planner.

Getting from Hallstatt to Salzburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. May in Salzburg sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 25 — 28:

Innsbruck, Austria

Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): admire the striking features of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) and then enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm).

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Innsbruck road trip website.

Drive from Salzburg to Innsbruck in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Innsbruck are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums
Find places to stay May 28 — 29:

Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

— 1 night
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
On the 29th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Schloss Linderhof and then take in the awesome beauty at Zugspitze.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Garmisch-Partenkirchen trip planner.

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Garmisch-Partenkirchen takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. May in Garmisch-Partenkirchen sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hofen.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 28 — 29:

Hofen, Austria

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): get around town with Reuttener Seilbahnen and then explore the activities along Heiterwanger See.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hofen trip planning website.

You can drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Hofen in an hour. When traveling from Garmisch-Partenkirchen in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hofen: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Konstanz.

Things to do in Hofen

Transportation · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 29 — 30:

Konstanz, Germany

— 1 night

City by the Lake

Set on the border with Switzerland and on the shores of the lake of the same name, Konstanz represents both a city of leisure and some of the country’s best education.
On the 31st (Fri), head off the coast to Mainau, then appreciate the history behind Imperia, then take in the waterfront at Constance Harbour, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Town (Niederburg).

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Konstanz trip maker site.

You can drive from Hofen to Konstanz in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Konstanz

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 30 — 31:

Zurich, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, admire the striking features of Fraumünster Church, and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): get great views at Rhine Falls, then admire the masterpieces at Gewerbemuseum Winterthur, then get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Zurich trip planner.

You can drive from Konstanz to Zurich in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Basel.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 3:

Basel, Switzerland

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo Basel, steep yourself in history at Basel Minster, then explore the world behind art at Fondation Beyeler, and finally take a stroll through Basel's Old Town.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Basel trip planning website.

Getting from Zurich to Basel by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Basel

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 3 — 4:

Lake Como travel guide

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Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."