22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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22 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  26 h
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Bled, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Ferry:  6 h 45 min
7
Hvar, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
8
Bol, Croatia
— 1 night
Ferry + Drive:  4 h 15 min
9
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly:  27 h
End: Brisbane, Australia

2
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Halaszbastya and Dohány Street Synagogue. St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) and Hősök tere will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, get to know the fascinating history of Janoshegy, appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube Bank, and explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar).

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Budapest trip itinerary maker site.

Brisbane, Australia to Budapest is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Budapest is minus 9 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Budapest when traveling from Brisbane in May, with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of St. Virgil, then explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, and finally explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Karlskirche, admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, then see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maria Am Gestade.

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You can drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Vienna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums
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St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Old Royal Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Lesser Town, get to know the fascinating history of The Vrtba Garden, take in the views from Charles Bridge, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally steep yourself in history at Stary zidovsky Hrbitov.

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Traveling by flight from Vienna to Prague takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 16th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, then admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter). On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Franziskanerkirche, contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nonnberg Convent, explore the galleries of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Salzburg online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Prague to Salzburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Bled.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) ©
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus)

2
nights
Bled, Slovenia

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle, then head off the coast to Bled Island, and finally take some stellar pictures from Straza Bled. On your second day here, trek along Vintgar Gorge, kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, and then head outdoors with Mala Osojnica.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bled trip planner.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Bled takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Vintgar Gorge
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Bled Castle ©
Bled Castle
Bled Island ©
Bled Island

3
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Popular historic sites such as Piazza San Marco and Basilica di San Marco are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Doge's Palace and St Mark's Campanile. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Verona (Casa di Giulietta, Arena di Verona, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, browse the exhibits of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, admire the striking features of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, and contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Venice tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bled to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Bled in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Venice, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Verona
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
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.
On the 23rd (Sat), stroll through Hvar Beach, then kick back and relax at Mekicevica Beach, and then kick back and relax at Dubovica Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Mlini Beach and then take some stellar pictures from Spanjola.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Hvar online road trip planner.

Getting from Venice to Hvar by combination of flight and ferry takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In May in Hvar, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bol.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Dubovica Beach
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Hvar Beach ©
Hvar Beach
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Paklina Beach, kick back and relax at Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn), and then kick back and relax at Murvica Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bol trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Hvar to Bol takes 4.5 hours. May in Bol sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Bol

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

3
nights
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 26th (Tue): wander the streets of Old Town and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Sunj Beach, then get engrossed in the history at Rector's Palace, and then step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Dubrovnik itinerary maker app.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Bol to Dubrovnik in 4.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. May in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Sunj Beach
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Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town
Rector's Palace ©
Rector's Palace

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