16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Austin, United States
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
2
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Krka National Park, Croatia
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
shuttle:  5​h 45​min
8
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
9
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
10
Milan, Italy
— Few hours
Fly:  17​h
End: Austin, United States

1
night
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes National Gallery, Tate Modern and Borough Market. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): hunt for treasures at Borough Market, explore the world behind art at Tate Modern, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, then don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace, and finally steep yourself in history at Westminster Abbey.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the London trip itinerary builder site .

Austin, USA to London is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. When traveling from Austin in August, plan for colder days in London, with highs around 72°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kayaking & Canoeing as well as Malvasija Wine Bar. Walls of Dubrovnik and Church of Saint Blaise are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's more to do: get engrossed in the history at Franciscan Monastery.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik tour itinerary app .

You can fly from London to Dubrovnik in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, Dubrovnik is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 77°F and lows of 63°F. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Tue) before leaving for Mostar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Adventure Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
The Franciscan Church and Monastery ©
Kayaking & Canoeing

1
night
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Mostar day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Mostar takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Mostar when traveling from Dubrovnik in September, with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Mostar

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Old Bridge (Stari Most) ©
Old Bridge (Stari Most)
Bosnaseum ©
Bosnaseum

2
nights
Split, Croatia

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then contemplate the long history of Old Split.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Split trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Mostar to Split by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Split can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Split

Adventure Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Galerija Mestrovic ©
Galerija Mestrovic
Old Split ©
Old Split

few
hours
Krka National Park, Croatia

Krka National Park
To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Krka National Park sightseeing planning site .

Getting from Split to Krka National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. September in Krka National Park sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 62°F at night. You'll set off for Plitvice Lakes National Park on the 6th (Fri).

Things to do in Krka National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites

1
night
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Plitvice Lakes National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Split to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Sat) before leaving for Zagreb.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Tours

2
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Veliko Lake, and then examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships. Here are some ideas for day two: get a bird's-eye view with Air Tours, then see the interesting displays at Zagreb 80's Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), and finally get to know the fascinating history of Upper Town (Gornji Grad).

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Zagreb trip planner .

Getting from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zagreb by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Zagreb can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Venice.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Adventure Outdoors

Side Trip

Veliko Lake
Highlights from your plan
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships

1
night
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.
On the 9th (Mon), explore the activities along Canal Grande, wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then admire the landmark architecture of St Mark's Campanile, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Zagreb to Venice takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Zagreb in September: high temperatures in Venice hover around 77°F and lows are around 59°F. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
St Mark's Campanile ©
St Mark's Campanile

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John. Museum-lovers will appreciate Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and Museo della Misericordia di Firenze. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate) and Guardastelle Vineyard (in San Gimignano). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and steep yourself in history at L’importuno di Michelangelo.

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You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 59°F. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona, Guardastelle Vineyard
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

few
hours
Milan, Italy

Milan
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Milan day trip tool .

Getting from Florence to Milan by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 57°F. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Milan

Nightlife Historic Sites Parks

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