17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 night
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Tatranska Javorina, Slovakia
— 1 night
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Krakow, Poland
— 1 night
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Brno, Czech Republic
— 1 night
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Stary Plzenec, Czech Republic
— 1 night
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 1 night

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Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, then take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube Bank. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag hid), browse the fresh offerings at Central Market Hall, then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, and finally admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Budapest trip planning site.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Budapest is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also 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 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Highlights from your plan
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion

3
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©

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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Vienna trip site.

Drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Vienna are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

1
night
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava ©

Beauty on the Danube

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 9th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Bratislava Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), then steep yourself in history at Michalska Brana, and finally see Mystery Dinner.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bratislava trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Vienna to Bratislava in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Bratislava can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tatranska Javorina.

Things to do in Bratislava

Highlights from your plan
Bratislava Castle ©
Bratislava Castle
Michalska Brana ©
Michalska Brana
St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina) ©

1
night
Tatranska Javorina, Slovakia

Tatranska Javorina
To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tatranska Javorina trip planner.

Getting from Bratislava to Tatranska Javorina by car takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Bratislava in December, expect Tatranska Javorina to be little chillier, temps between 1°C and -7°C. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Krakow.

1
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Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©

Slavic Rome

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.
On the 11th (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, then admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Krakow itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Tatranska Javorina to Krakow in 2 hours. Traveling from Tatranska Javorina in December, things will get a bit warmer in Krakow: highs are around 5°C and lows about -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Brno.

Things to do in Krakow

Highlights from your plan
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

1
night
Brno, Czech Republic

Brno ©

Moravian Manchester

A thousand years old, Brno offers a convenient urban base for exploring the southern section of Moravia, famed for its lush vineyards and natural caves.
On the 12th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Old Town Hall - Tourist Information Centre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul, admire the masterpieces at Diocesan Museum Brno, then look and learn at Brno Observatory and Planetarium, and finally appreciate the history behind Jan Skacel statue.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Brno road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Krakow to Brno in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December in Brno, expect temperatures between 4°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Stary Plzenec.

Things to do in Brno

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul ©
Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul
Old Town Hall - Tourist Information Centre ©
Old Town Hall - Tourist Information Centre
Brno Observatory and Planetarium ©
Brno Observatory and Planetarium

1
night
Stary Plzenec, Czech Republic

Stary Plzenec ©
Starý Plzenec is a town in the Plzeň Region of the Czech Republic. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Castle ruins in Radyne.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Stary Plzenec travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Brno to Stary Plzenec in 3 hours. In December, daytime highs in Stary Plzenec are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Prague.

Things to do in Stary Plzenec

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Castle ruins in Radyne ©
Castle ruins in Radyne

2
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©

City of a Hundred Spires

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Petrin Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, take in the views from Charles Bridge, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Vaclavske namEsti, admire the landmark architecture of Dancing House, then get great views at Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, then take a stroll through Lesser Town, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Basilica.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Prague trip builder app.

You can drive from Stary Plzenec to Prague in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Prague are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

4
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Explore Brussels' surroundings by going to Bruges (Groeningemuseum, The Markt, &more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, admire the striking features of Parc du Cinquantenaire, pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, and find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Brussels route planning website.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Brussels takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
The Markt ©
The Markt

1
night
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
On the 20th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Brussels to Ljubljana takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Ljubljana when traveling from Brussels in December, with lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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