17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
2
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
Fly + Shuttle:  4​h
4
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
5
Bled, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h
7
Innsbruck, Austria
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
9
Sunny Beach, Bulgaria
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

1
day
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava ©
Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Schone Naci Statue, then get to know the fascinating history of Bratislava Old Town, and then stop by Aupark Shopping Center.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bratislava visit app.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Bratislava is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Dubai in October, expect Bratislava to be colder, temps between 18°C and 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Bratislava Old Town ©
Bratislava Old Town
Aupark Shopping Center ©
Aupark Shopping Center
Schone Naci Statue ©
Schone Naci Statue

4
nights
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.
For shopping fun, head to Vienna Naschmarkt or Graben and Kohlmarkt. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Schonbrunn Palace and Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo, and browse the exhibits of Belvedere Palace.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Vienna trip planner.

Drive from Bratislava to Vienna in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Vienna sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

1
night
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo ©
Nearly destroyed by war during the 1990s, the riverside city of Sarajevo now serves as one of the region's major educational, cultural, and commercial hubs.
On the 6th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel in Sarajevo and then stop by DiVina.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Sarajevo trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Sarajevo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Sarajevo, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Shopping Historic Sites
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DiVina ©
DiVina

1
night
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with Galerija Emporium, take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, and then test your problem-solving skills at Escape Room Enigmarium.

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

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Sarajevo to Ljubljana in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Ljubljana can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Neighborhoods Fun & Games Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town
Escape Room Enigmarium ©
Escape Room Enigmarium
Galerija Emporium ©
Galerija Emporium

1
night
Bled, Slovenia

Bled ©
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bled.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Bled driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Bled in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Bled

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse, don't miss a visit to MoenchsbergAufzug, then contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally don't miss a visit to Mirabell Palace. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Lammerklamm, take in the dramatic scenery at Gollinger Wasserfall, and then take a stroll through Steingasse.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Salzburg trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bled to Salzburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Salzburg are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Gollinger Wasserfall
Highlights from your plan
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) ©
Lammerklamm ©
Lammerklamm

1
night
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): look for gifts at Speckeria and then get to know the resident critters at Alpenzoo.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Innsbruck day trip planner.

You can take a train from Salzburg to Innsbruck in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. October in Innsbruck sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Alpenzoo ©
Alpenzoo
Speckeria ©
Speckeria

4
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.
Wieliczka Salt Mine and Wawel Royal Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Wawel Cathedral and Kazmierz The Former Jewish District for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Muzeum Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego Collegium Maius, look for gifts at Galeria Krakowska, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Krakow road trip app.

You can fly from Innsbruck to Krakow in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. October in Krakow sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sunny Beach.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
Highlights from your plan
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

1
night
Sunny Beach, Bulgaria

Sunny Beach ©
Famous for its nightlife, the town of Sunny Beach along the Black Sea coast is the most popular summer vacation spot in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Blaise, get out on two wheels at Karting Sunny Beach, explore the activities along Pomorie Lake, then steep yourself in history at St Stephens Church, and finally view the masterpieces at Ji'votnoto and Gallery - TA.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sunny Beach trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Krakow to Sunny Beach takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Krakow to Sunny Beach. In October, Sunny Beach is somewhat warmer than Krakow - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sunny Beach

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nessebar, Pomorie Lake, Church of St. Blaise
Highlights from your plan
Pomorie Lake ©
Pomorie Lake
Karting Sunny Beach ©
Karting Sunny Beach
St Stephens Church ©
St Stephens Church

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