18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
2
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 1 night
3
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
4
Tirana, Albania
— 1 night
5
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
6
Bucharest, Romania
— 1 night
7
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
9
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 3 nights

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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, and contemplate the long history of Heroes' Square.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Budapest trip maker app.

Vancouver, Canada to Budapest is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 9 hours. Traveling from Vancouver in October, Budapest is a bit cooler at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Spas
Highlights from your plan
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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 (Wed): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, thenexplore the activities along Ljubljanica River, thentake in the views from Triple Bridge, and finally wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town.

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You can drive from Budapest to Ljubljana in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Neighborhoods Fun & Games Nature
Highlights from your plan
Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town
Room Escape Games
Ljubljanica River ©
Ljubljanica River

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take a stroll through Old Town and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Zarkovica Animal Shelter, thenhead off the coast to Lokrum Island, and then take an in-depth tour of Rector's Palace.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Dubrovnik trip planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Ljubljana to Dubrovnik takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ljubljana in October, expect Dubrovnik to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island

1
night
Tirana, Albania

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
On the 10th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Muzeu Historik Kombetar.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Tirana tour planning website.

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Tirana takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Tirana when traveling from Dubrovnik in October, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 11th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, wander the streets of Plaka, and then pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Athens online day trip planner.

Getting from Tirana to Athens by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Tirana to Athens is 1 hour. Traveling from Tirana in October, Athens is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

1
night
Bucharest, Romania

The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", thentake in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then get a sense of history and politics at Palace of Parliament.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bucharest itinerary planner.

Getting from Athens to Bucharest by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Athens in October, things will get little chillier in Bucharest: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Bucharest

Tours
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Palace of Parliament ©
Palace of Parliament

2
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.
On the 14th (Wed), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, thenadmire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Wawel Royal Castle and then wander the streets of Stare Miasto.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Krakow online vacation planner.

You can fly from Bucharest to Krakow in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Bucharest to Krakow, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bucharest in October, expect nights in Krakow to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit cooler, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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

2
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, thenget great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, and then stroll the grounds of Stary zidovsky Hrbitov.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Prague online trip planner.

Getting from Krakow to Prague by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), thenwander the streets of Bratislava Old Town, and then take an in-depth tour of Devin Castle. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Bratislava Castle, make a trip to Slavin War Memorial, don't miss a visit to St. Michael's Tower & Street, don't miss a visit to UFO Observation Deck, thenappreciate the history behind Cumil, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Blue Church of St. Elizabeth.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bratislava trip planning website.

You can drive from Prague to Bratislava in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Bratislava are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle
Bratislava Castle ©
Bratislava Castle
Bratislava Old Town ©
Bratislava Old Town

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