13 days in Europe Itinerary

13 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

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Bus to Chicago, IL, Fly to Krakow
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Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Eger, Hungary
— 1 night
Drive
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovinj, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bled, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Fly

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Krakow: Oswiecim (Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau & Tomb of the Unknown Soldier). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, see the interesting displays at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, take a stroll through Ulica Florianska, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Krakow trip maker tool.

Indianapolis, USA to Krakow is an approximately 16-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Indianapolis in October, with highs in Krakow at 56°F and lows at 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Eger.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Eger, Hungary

— 1 night

Hungarian Rome

Nestled between the Matra and Bukk Mountains in northern Hungary, Eger represents a mixture of historical discovery and relaxing pleasures.
On the 7th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Eger Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Basilica, then savor the flavors at Valley of the Beautiful Women, then see the interesting displays at Egri Road Beatles Museum, and finally make a trip to Dobo Square.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Eger day trip planner.

You can drive from Krakow to Eger in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Eger

Historic Sites · Nature · Wineries · Museums

Budapest, Hungary

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Shoes on the Danube Bank, admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion, then admire the landmark architecture of Matthias Church, and finally take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, and finally boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Eger to Budapest takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums

Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

— 1 night
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
On the 10th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park, then admire the sheer force of Sastavci, and then admire the sheer force of Veliki Prstavac.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Plitvice Lakes National Park road trip tool.

You can take a shuttle from Budapest to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Rovinj.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature · Parks

Rovinj, Croatia

— 2 nights

Istrian Venice

Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
On the 11th (Mon), look for gifts at Baioco, then delve into the distant past at Pula Arena, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Of Augustus, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Port of Rovinj. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Euphemia, make a trip to Town Clock, relax in the rural setting at Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, then admire the landmark architecture of Arco dei Sergi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Euphrasius Basilica.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rovinj trip planner.

Traveling by car from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Rovinj takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. October in Rovinj sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bled.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Bled, Slovenia

— 2 nights
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 13th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Triglav National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): trek along Vintgar Gorge, then step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle, then admire the striking features of Bled Island, and finally take some stellar pictures from Mala Osojnica.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bled attractions planner.

You can drive from Rovinj to Bled in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. In October, Bled is a bit cooler than Rovinj - with highs of 60°F and lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bled

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip