29 days in Europe Itinerary

29 days in Europe Itinerary

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Warsaw, Poland
— 3 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
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Brno, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive
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Timisoara, Romania
— 1 night
Drive
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Belgrade, Serbia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sofia, Bulgaria
— 3 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
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Warsaw, Poland

— 3 nights

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Krakowskie Przedmiescie and Old Town will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow and Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, pause for some photo ops at Grob Nieznanego Zolnierza, steep yourself in history at Pomnik Bohaterów Getta, and take a stroll through Nowy Swiat.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Warsaw trip maker website.

Seville, Spain to Warsaw is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In May, Warsaw is slightly colder than Seville - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Tours
Find places to stay May 24 — 27:

Krakow, Poland

— 3 nights

Slavic Rome

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wawel Cathedral. Step off the beaten path and head to Planty Park and Mogielica Nature Reserve. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Wieliczka Salt Mine, see the interesting displays at Polish Aviation Museum, get engrossed in the history at Muzeum Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego Collegium Maius, and learn more about the world around you at Rynek (Old Square) Underground.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Krakow road trip planning app.

You can take a train from Warsaw to Krakow in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Krakow are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Brno.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 27 — 30:

Brno, Czech Republic

— 3 nights

Moravian Manchester

A thousand years old, Brno offers a convenient urban base for exploring the southern section of Moravia, famed for its lush vineyards and natural caves.
Visit Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul and Helfštýn for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Spilberk Castle and Church of Saints Cyril and Methodius. Venture out of the city with trips to Svaty Hostyn (in Chvalcov), Blansko (Dreveny Kostelik Svate Paraskivy & Moravian Karst) and St Moritz Church (in Olomouc). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Zamek Rajec Nad Svitavou, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kostel Sv. Jilji, and don't miss a visit to Kostel Jana Amose Komenskeho - Cerveny Kostel.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Brno trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Krakow to Brno in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Brno sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Brno

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 2:

Vienna, Austria

— 3 nights

City of Dreams

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.
Get some cultural insight at St. Stephen's Cathedral and Schonbrunn Palace. Explore hidden gems such as Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien and Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Ringstrasse, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, take in the spiritual surroundings of Karlskirche, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum).

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Vienna sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Brno to Vienna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Vienna, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 5:

Bratislava, Slovakia

— 2 nights

Beauty on the Danube

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.
On the 6th (Sun), make a trip to Slavin War Memorial, explore the historical opulence of Bratislava Castle, explore the galleries of Devin Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Bratislava City Museum (Muzeum Mesta Bratislavy), and finally contemplate the long history of Old Town Hall. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church and Monastery of the Poor Clares (Kostol Klarisiek), pause for some serene contemplation at Franciscan Church and Monastery, make a trip to Hlavne Namestie, steep yourself in history at Michalska Brana, then contemplate the long history of Zichy's palace, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina).

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Getting from Vienna to Bratislava by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Bratislava can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 7:

Budapest, Hungary

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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 Fisherman's Bastion and Wine Tours & Tastings. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Liberty Statue and Faust Wine Cellar. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Budapest road trip planner.

Drive from Bratislava to Budapest in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Budapest sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Timisoara.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 10:

Timisoara, Romania

— 1 night
Timișoara is the capital city of Timiș County, and the main social, economic and cultural centre in western Romania.The third most populous city in the country, with 319,279 inhabitants as of the 2011 census, Timișoara is the informal capital city of the historical region of Banat. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Millennium Church, explore the historical opulence of Bastionul Theresia, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Serbian Orthodox Episcopal Church, and finally make a trip to Unirii Square.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Timisoara road trip app.

Drive from Budapest to Timisoara in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. In June, daily temperatures in Timisoara can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Belgrade.

Things to do in Timisoara

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 11:

Belgrade, Serbia

— 3 nights
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kalemegdan and Hram Svetog Đorđa. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Skadarlija and Ružica. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Belgrade: Smederevo (Golden Hill Villa & Smederevo Fortress). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sava Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ada Ciganlija, take in the spiritual surroundings of Zemun Synagogue, and wander the streets of Knez Mihailova.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Belgrade trip planner.

Getting from Timisoara to Belgrade by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sofia.

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 11 — 14:

Sofia, Bulgaria

— 3 nights
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): admire the striking features of Boyana Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Sofia Church, admire the striking features of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Church St. George Rotunda, and finally admire the striking features of Ancient Orthodox Church Saint Parascheva - the Old "St. Petka". Here are some ideas for day two: fly down the slopes at Vitosha Mountain, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St Paraskeva, then admire the landmark architecture of Temple Sveti Nikolay, then contemplate the long history of Amphitheatre of Serdica, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Sofia trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Belgrade to Sofia takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Belgrade in June, plan for little chillier nights in Sofia, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 17:

Istanbul, Turkey

— 4 nights

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Historic Areas of Istanbul and Ulu Cami. Hagia Sophia and Suleymaniye Cami are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Istanbul side-trips: Bursa (Yesil Camii & Green Tomb). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, take an in-depth tour of Istanbul Archaeological Museum, explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, and steep yourself in history at Galata Tower.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul road trip planner.

Fly from Sofia to Istanbul in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Istanbul when traveling from Sofia in June, with lows around 20°C. On the 21st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 17 — 21: