12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Krakow, Poland
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Krakow, Poland
— 1 day
Fly + Bus:  4 h 30 min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
3
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Orebic, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
5
Bol, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Hvar, Croatia
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  5 h 30 min
7
Kotor, Montenegro
— 1 night
+3
Bus + Train + Foot + Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Krakow, Poland

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Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Basilica, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Krakow sightseeing planner.

If you are flying in from Poland, the closest major aiports are Kraków John Paul II International Airport, Katowice International Airport and Rzeszów-Jasionka Airport. In October, daytime highs in Krakow are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites
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Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square

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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.
On the 21st (Mon), see the interesting displays at Budapest Pinball Museum, then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, then steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum and then head outdoors with Wesselenyi Beach Balatonalmadi.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Budapest trip itinerary builder site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Krakow to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Budapest sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Budapest

Parks Beaches Museums

Side Trip

Wesselenyi Beach Balatonalmadi
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Budapest Pinball Museum ©
Budapest Pinball Museum

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): stop by Old Town, view the masterpieces at Art by Stjepko, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then take a stroll through Cavtat Old Town.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Dubrovnik sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Dubrovnik takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Budapest in October, expect Dubrovnik to be somewhat warmer, temps between 24°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Orebic.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Cavtat Old Town
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Kayaking & Canoeing
Cavtat Old Town ©
Cavtat Old Town

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Orebic, Croatia

Orebic ©
Orebić is a port town and municipality in the Dubrovnik-Neretva county in Croatia. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): kick back and relax at Trstenica Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gospe od Karmena, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plaza Divna, and finally learn about winemaking at Vino Spaleta.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Orebic vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Orebic takes 2 hours. October in Orebic sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bol.

Things to do in Orebic

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Plaza Divna, Vino Spaleta
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Trstenica Beach ©
Trstenica Beach
Vino Spaleta ©
Vino Spaleta

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Bol, Croatia

Bol ©
An hour boat ride from Split on the island of Brac, Bol boasts a charming old town, pebble beach, and great windsurfing conditions. Historical charm abounds here in the form of stone houses, narrow pedestrian streets, and historical attractions marked with panels.
On the 27th (Sun), kick back and relax at Paklina Beach, then kick back and relax at Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn), and then enjoy the sand and surf at Murvica Beach.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bol travel planner.

Drive from Orebic to Bol in 5 hours. October in Bol sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hvar.

Things to do in Bol

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Murvica Beach
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Murvica Beach ©
Murvica Beach
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)

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Hvar, Croatia

Hvar ©
The Croatian island of Hvar serves as a picturesque location for a Mediterranean holiday, with a range of offerings from quiet coves to a lively medieval town.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hvar Beach, then glide peacefully along the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area, and then do a tasting at Tomic Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Dubovica Beach and then get outside with Glavica Hill.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hvar road trip website.

Drive from Bol to Hvar in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Kotor.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Tomic Winery, Glavica Hill, Dubovica Beach
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Hvar Beach ©
Hvar Beach
Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor ©
Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): make a trip to Our Lady of Health, pause for some serene contemplation at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, explore the activities along Bay of Kotor, enjoy breathtaking views from Kampana Tower, then head outdoors with Viewing Point at the Road Kotor-Lovcen, and finally contemplate the long history of Trg Sv. Tripuna.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kotor trip builder site.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Hvar to Kotor takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Hvar in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Kotor, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotor

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, Our Lady of Health
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R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela ©
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela
Bay of Kotor
Bay of Kotor
Viewing Point at the Road Kotor-Lovcen ©
Viewing Point at the Road Kotor-Lovcen

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