15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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Fly
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Porec, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive
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Opatija, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly
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Bucharest, Romania
— 1 night
Drive
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Sinaia, Romania
— 1 night
Drive
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Hunedoara, Romania
— 1 night
Drive
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Split, Croatia
— 1 night
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Ljubljana, Slovenia

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Popular historic sites such as Predjama Castle and Cathedral of St. Nicholas are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Tivoli Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Toplar Double Hayrack (in Postojna), Cerkev Zalostne Matere bozje (in Predjama) and Vintgar Gorge (in Zgornje Gorje). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Bled Island, snap pictures at Triple Bridge, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bohinj.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ljubljana online trip maker.

Brussels, Belgium to Ljubljana is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Brussels in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Ljubljana, with lows of -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Porec.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

1
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Porec, Croatia

With a scenic location along the Adriatic Sea and a basilica listed as a World Heritage Site, the ancient town of Porec represents the most visited tourist destination in Croatia.
On the 13th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady of the Angels, explore the fascinating underground world of Jama - Grotta Baredine, admire the landmark architecture of Sincic Palace, contemplate the long history of Porec Old Town, then steep yourself in history at Round Tower, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Euphrasius Basilica.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Porec trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Porec in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Opatija.

Things to do in Porec

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

1
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Opatija, Croatia

You'll find Opatija dotted with exquisite villas from its days as a posh Viennese resort town.
On the 14th (Mon), delve into the distant past at Old Gateway (Roman Arch), appreciate the extensive heritage of Trg Ivana Koblera, get to know the fascinating history of Mrtvi kanal i Palaca Adamic, then explore the historical opulence of Trsat Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Jerome's Church, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Lungo Mare.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Opatija online day trip planner.

You can drive from Porec to Opatija in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Opatija are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Opatija

Historic Sites

Side Trip

2
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Zagreb, Croatia

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 15th (Tue), pause for some photo ops at Plaque of Nikola Tesla, appreciate the extensive heritage of Upper Town (Gornji Grad), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Assumption, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Mirogoj Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Zagreb travel planning website.

You can drive from Opatija to Zagreb in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Opatija in December; daily highs in Zagreb reach 7°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

2
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Budapest, Hungary

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, contemplate the long history of Citadel, stroll around Margaret Island, then take an in-depth tour of Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Budapest Pinball Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag hid), make a trip to New York Palace, examine the collection at Miniversum Budapest, then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and finally don't miss a visit to 3d Gallery Budapest.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Budapest trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Zagreb to Budapest by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December in Budapest, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Budapest

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

1
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Bucharest, Romania

The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, ponder the world of politics at Palace of Parliament, then pause for some serene contemplation at Stavropoleos Monastery, then admire the natural beauty at Cismigiu Gardens, and finally stroll around Herăstrău Park.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bucharest road trip planning site.

Getting from Budapest to Bucharest by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Budapest to Bucharest due to the time zone difference. In December in Bucharest, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sinaia.

Things to do in Bucharest

Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

1
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Sinaia, Romania

Pearl Of The Carpathians

Named after the monastery around which it was built, Sinaia is a mountain resort and popular holiday destination for Romanians and foreigners alike.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sinaia Monastery, explore the historical opulence of Peles Castle, and then don't miss a visit to Sinaia Town Hall.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Sinaia itinerary planning website.

Getting from Bucharest to Sinaia by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hunedoara.

Things to do in Sinaia

Historic Sites

1
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Hunedoara, Romania

On the 21st (Mon), steep yourself in history at Conacul Berthelot, then identify plant and animal life at Arboretumul Simeria, and then step into the grandiose world of Castelul Corvinilor.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hunedoara trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Sinaia to Hunedoara in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Hunedoara can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Hunedoara

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

2
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Dubrovnik, Croatia

Pearl of the Adriatic

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St Mary of the Castle, steep yourself in history at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, see the interesting displays at War Photo Limited, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally don't miss a visit to Pile Gate. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Lapad, take in the waterfront activity at City Harbor, then stroll the grounds of Cavtat Cemetery, then visit Cavtat Old Town, and finally learn about all things military at Museum of Croatian War of Independence.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Dubrovnik trip planning site.

Drive from Hunedoara to Dubrovnik in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Hunedoara to Dubrovnik. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Hunedoara in December; daily highs in Dubrovnik reach 15°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trip

1
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Split, Croatia

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 24th (Thu), get a taste of the local shopping with Riva Harbor, see Off-Road Tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Roko, then steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, then walk around Marjan Park, and finally contemplate the long history of Old Split.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Split online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Split in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In December in Split, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Slovenia travel guide

4.3
Castles · Bodies of Water · Caves
Sunny Side of the Alps
From snowcapped Alpine peaks to sandy Adriatic beaches, a trip to Slovenia is like taking several vacations at once. Whatever the season, the country offers enticing natural attractions, all close at hand, including thick forests, scenic valleys, cave systems, waterfalls, lakes, and the Adriatic coast. For those seeking an active holiday, you'll fine an abundance of ski slopes, trails to hike, roads to bike, and rocks to climb. Pay a visit to some of Slovenia's spa resorts and take advantage of the fresh mountain air and thermal waters. Various castles, churches, and historical towns--many of which are fully preserved--tell stories of the country's past. In Slovenia's major cities, admire the architecture, explore the local arts, visit museums, and chat with the locals over a cup of coffee. Slovenian cuisine offers a blend of Alpine and Mediterranean tastes and is definitely worth trying, along with the country's wines.

Croatia travel guide

4.4
Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.

Hungary travel guide

4.1
Historic Sites · Thermal Spas · Government Buildings
Breadbasket of Europe
Because tourism throughout the whole country is not as popular as in other European countries, much of the natural beauty of Hungary has not been developed or exploited. Visitors today are drawn to the unspoiled picturesque landscape, the capital metropolis surrounded by charming small towns and villages, and the plethora of thermal baths. The country's number of well-preserved archaeological ruins, castles, cathedrals, and medieval towns provide opportunities to those wanting a taste of European history. With the opportunity to explore both time-worn architecture and notable natural surroundings in every region, Hungary provides sightseeing opportunities with the amenities of traditional tourist destinations. 

Romania travel guide

4.3
Castles · Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks
An image of ancient architecture contrasted against a backdrop of vivdly green landscape represents the country of Romania, which features a diversity of landscape that has been largely undeveloped. With numerous mountain, valley, and lakeside resorts, an abundance of activities await outdoor enthusiasts. The other side of Romanian tourism is its impressive collection of ancient ruins, prehistoric fortresses, and medieval castles. Many of these date back to prehistoric times, the Ottoman Empire, and Austro-Hungarian rule, the influences of which are still apparent in preserved details. Tourism in Romania is not as prevalent as other countries, which this makes the travel experience here feel more authentic and awe-inspiring. Check out this simple but captivating country and discover its natural and historic beauty.