16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
2
Pula, Croatia
— 2 nights
3
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
4
Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
6
Vysoke Tatry, Slovakia
— 2 nights
7
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
8
Oswiecim, Poland
— Few hours
9
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights

1
night
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Karlskirche, thenexamine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, thensee the interesting displays at The Third Man Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Historic Center of Vienna, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, and then get your bearings at Austrian National Library.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Vienna trip maker site.

Lisbon, Portugal to Vienna is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Vienna. When traveling from Lisbon in August, plan for slightly colder days in Vienna, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Pula.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Karlskirche ©
Karlskirche

2
nights
Pula, Croatia

Pula ©
It's the mild climate and calm seas of Pula that draw visitors to the southernmost point of the Istrian peninsula, but the city's ample Roman architecture is a key reason they stay.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pula Cathedral as well as Temple Of Augustus. On the 31st (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Of Augustus and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pula Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): examine the collection at Museum Olei Histriae, thenhave fun and explore at MEMO Museum Pula, thenexplore the ancient world of Amphitheatre de Pula, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery and Church of St. Francis.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Pula trip planner.

You can drive from Vienna to Pula in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Pula

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Temple Of Augustus ©
Temple Of Augustus
Pula Cathedral ©
Pula Cathedral

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 more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Plitvice Lakes National Park travel route planner.

Drive from Pula to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll travel to 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) and Museum of Broken Relationships. You'll explore and learn at Atelier Mestrovic and Archaeological Museum in Zagreb. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Upper Town (Gornji Grad), examine the collection at Zagreb 80's Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Zagreb Orthodox Cathedral, and make a trip to King Tomislav Square.

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You can take a bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zagreb in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September, daytime highs in Zagreb are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Zagreb

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

2
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
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 5th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion, take an in-depth tour of Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum, contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue, thenexamine the collection at Miniversum Budapest, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest itinerary planner.

Drive from Zagreb to Budapest in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In September in Budapest, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Vysoke Tatry.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum ©

2
nights
Vysoke Tatry, Slovakia

Vysoke Tatry ©
Visiting Tery Lodge and Lomnicky Peak will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Gerlachovsky Stit and Observatory at the peak.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Vysoke Tatry route planning app.

You can drive from Budapest to Vysoke Tatry in 4.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Budapest in September, with highs in Vysoke Tatry at °C and lows at °C. On the 8th (Tue), you're off to Krakow.

Things to do in Vysoke Tatry

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Gerlachovsky Stit ©
Gerlachovsky Stit
Lomnicky Peak ©
Lomnicky Peak
Observatory at the peak ©
Observatory at the peak

3
nights
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, Church of St. Andrew (Kosciol Swietogo Andrzeja), and other attractions. On the 9th (Wed), browse the exhibits of Wieliczka Salt Mine, get engrossed in the history at Ethnographic Museum, explore the world behind art at Stained Glass Museum (Muzeum Witrazu), thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Church Of St. Casimir the Prince, thenget engrossed in the history at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum Gallery of the 19th Century Polish Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Andrew (Kosciol Swietogo Andrzeja), take a stroll through Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, thenmake a trip to St. Florian's Gate, thenHead underground at Dragon's Den, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Peter and St. Paul.

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Traveling by car from Vysoke Tatry to Krakow takes 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Krakow are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Oswiecim.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mine
Highlights from your plan
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

few
hours
Oswiecim, Poland

Oswiecim ©
Known to most by its German name Auschwitz, the modestly sized city of Oswiecim sits at the foot of the Jura Mountains, just 50 km (30 mi) west of Krakow.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Defense Tower, and finally take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum and Synagogue.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Oswiecim trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Krakow to Oswiecim in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 11th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Oswiecim

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Jewish Museum and Synagogue ©
Jewish Museum and Synagogue
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

2
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
On the 12th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, contemplate the long history of Kaiserappartements, admire the masterpieces at Silberkammer, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Cafe Gloriette, thentake a stroll through Graben and Kohlmarkt, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Dominican Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anna's Church, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Augustinerkirche, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Kaisergruft, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Jesuits.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Vienna journey planning site.

Getting from Oswiecim to Vienna by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Kaisergruft ©
Kaisergruft
Graben and Kohlmarkt ©
Graben and Kohlmarkt
Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial ©
Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial

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