16 days in United States & Europe Itinerary

16 days in United States & Europe Itinerary

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Start: Phoenix, United States
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Phoenix, United States
— Few hours
Fly:  25 h
2
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Passau, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
4
Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Esztergom, Hungary
— 1 day
Bus:  3 h
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
7
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Melk, Austria
— 1 day
Drive:  6 h
9
Passau, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h
10
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Phoenix, United States

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Phoenix, United States

Phoenix
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Phoenix trip itinerary website.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. In May, daytime highs in Phoenix are 93°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. On the 17th (Wed), you're off to Munich.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
You've added English Garden, Marienplatz, Mike's Bike Tours and Rentals, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a spin around town with Mike's Bike Tours and Rentals and then make a trip to Marienplatz.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Munich trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Phoenix to Munich by flight takes about 17.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 8 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Phoenix in May: high temperatures in Munich hover around 64°F and lows are around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Passau.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
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Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site ©
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
English Garden ©
English Garden
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

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Passau, Germany

Passau
Situated at the confluence of three rivers, including the Danube, Passau is steeped in religious history but has adopted a modern commercial outlook.
To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Passau route planner.

You can drive from Munich to Passau in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Vienna.

Things to do in Passau

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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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.
You've added Osterreichisches Parlament, Rathaus, Vienna Naschmarkt, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt and then indulge your senses at Discover Vienna. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, then ponder the world of politics at Osterreichisches Parlament, and then ponder the world of politics at Rathaus.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Vienna holiday maker app.

Drive from Passau to Vienna in 3.5 hours. In May in Vienna, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Esztergom.

Things to do in Vienna

Tours Historic Sites Shopping
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Rathaus ©
Rathaus
Vienna Naschmarkt ©
Vienna Naschmarkt

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Esztergom, Hungary

Esztergom
Esztergom, is a city in northern Hungary, 46km northwest of the capital Budapest. To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Esztergom day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Esztergom takes 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Esztergom are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Budapest.

Things to do in Esztergom

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Segway Tours Budapest, Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum, Fisherman's Bastion, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum and then see the sights in a new way with Segway Tours Budapest. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and then pick up some local products at Central Market Hall.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Budapest day trip planning site.

Take a bus from Esztergom to Budapest in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Budapest

Tours Historic Sites Shopping
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Segway Tours Budapest ©
Segway Tours Budapest
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

1
day
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava ©
Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes UFO Observation Deck as well as Devin Castle. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Cumil, take in panoramic vistas at UFO Observation Deck, and then take an in-depth tour of Devin Castle.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bratislava trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Budapest to Bratislava in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Bratislava can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Melk.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Museums
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Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle
Cumil ©
Cumil
UFO Observation Deck ©
UFO Observation Deck

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day
Melk, Austria

Melk ©
Melk, a small town of about 5,000, hugs the south side of the Danube.
You've now added Melk Abbey to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Melk Abbey.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Melk tour planning website.

Getting from Bratislava to Melk by car takes about 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Bratislava in May since evenings lows in Melk dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Passau.

Things to do in Melk

Historic Sites
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Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey

1
night
Passau, Germany

Passau
Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Passau trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Melk to Passau in 2 hours. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rome.

Things to do in Passau

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, make a trip to Spanish Steps, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rome holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Passau to Rome with the Route module. In May, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Piazza Navona ©
Piazza Navona

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