15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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Kotor, Montenegro
— 1 night
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Split, Croatia
— 1 night
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Bled, Slovenia
— 2 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Hamburg, Germany
— 1 night
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Kotor, Montenegro

Bride of the Adriatic Sea

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 1st (Tue): make a trip to Kotor Old Town City Walls & Fortress, then steep yourself in history at Kotor Old City, and then delve into the distant past at St. Tryphon Cathedral. On the next day, take a memorable tour with Tours, explore the activities along Bay of Kotor, steep yourself in history at Church of St. Elijah the Prophet, then pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of the Rocks, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Holy Mother Rozaria.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kotor trip itinerary planning tool.

Brussels, Belgium to Kotor is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Brussels in December, expect nights in Kotor to be about the same, around 1°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Split.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Split trip site.

Drive from Kotor to Split in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Split when traveling from Kotor in December, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Split

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your trip

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Vienna, Austria

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ringstrasse and Peterskirche. Popular historic sites such as Schonbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, make a trip to Stephansplatz, get a sense of history and politics at Rathaus, and get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Vienna trip maker site.

You can fly from Split to Vienna in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, Vienna is little chillier than Split - with highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bled.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

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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 7th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Triglav National Park. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Mala Osojnica, then admire the striking features of Bled Island, then step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle, and finally get a dose of the wild on Great Emerald Adventure.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Bled trip planner.

You can drive from Vienna to Bled in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Vienna in December since evenings lows in Bled dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

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Salzburg, Austria

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): make a trip to Mozartplatz, take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), then admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll the grounds of Petersfriedhof, take in the spiritual surroundings of Franziskanerkirche, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), then admire the landmark architecture of Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, and finally examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7.

Start your trip to Salzburg by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Bled to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Salzburg are 6°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

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Munich, Germany

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, and finally make a trip to Marienplatz. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Asamkirche, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, then explore the activities along English Garden, and finally see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Munich route planner.

Drive from Salzburg to Munich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Munich are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Nature

Side Trip

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Berlin, Germany

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 13th (Sun), wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz, pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, then steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and finally see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, steep yourself in history at Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, make a trip to Gendarmenmarkt, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Berlin trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Berlin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods

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Hamburg, Germany

Gateway to the World

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
On the 15th (Tue), go all around town with City Tours, get to know the fascinating history of Alter Elbtunnel, then contemplate the waterfront views at Port of Hamburg, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Speicherstadt, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hamburg route planner.

Getting from Berlin to Hamburg by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December in Hamburg, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hamburg

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Montenegro travel guide

4.4
Historic Sites · Bodies of Water · Beaches
Whether you're in the mood to explore unspoiled nature, see historical sights, or soak in the Mediterranean atmosphere of beaches and parties, in Montenegro you can find everything within arm's reach. The Montenegrin coastline offers both large city beaches abundant with amenities, as well as peaceful fishing villages and secluded coves. Fortified old towns, medieval cathedrals, and monasteries are certain to satisfy history enthusiasts. Further inland are some of the nation's larger cities, as well as an abundance of opportunities for an active vacation. Wander off the beaten path, hike the mountains and canyons, and experience the traditional hospitality of villages where time seems to stand still. The national cuisine reflects the diversity of the landscape, including everything from fresh meat and dairy specialties, to a selection of seafood. The size of the country allows you to see a lot even during a short stay.

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.

Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Specialty Museums
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.

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.

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.