18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Kosice, Slovakia
— 1 night
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Tatranska Lomnica, Slovakia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Terchova, Slovakia
— 1 night
Drive
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Bojnice, Slovakia
— 1 night
Drive
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
Drive
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive
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Makarska, Croatia
— 1 night
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Drive to Drvenik, Ferry to Sućuraj, Drive to Hvar
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Hvar, Croatia
— 1 night
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary

— 2 nights

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.
On the 2nd (Fri), explore the different monuments and memorials at Fiumei Road Cemetery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Budatower, then get a taste of the local shopping with Koller Gallery, and finally learn about winemaking at Faust Wine Cellar.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Budapest attractions planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Budapest is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Budapest. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in April, with highs in Budapest at 20°C and lows at 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kosice.

Things to do in Budapest

Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Kosice, Slovakia

— 1 night

City of Tolerance

Kosice has long been a hidden medieval gem.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): examine the collection at Orthodox Synagogue and Museum, Presov, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Nicholas Concathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at Alexander Nevski Orthodox Cathedral, then engage your brain at Slovak Technical Museum Kosice, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Massage Studio Meridian.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kosice trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Budapest to Kosice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Kosice can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tatranska Lomnica.

Things to do in Kosice

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Tatranska Lomnica, Slovakia

— 2 nights
Tatranská Lomnica is a town in the Slovak part of the High Tatras mountains. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): get a new perspective on nature at Muzeum Tatranskeho narodneho parku (TANAP), examine the collection at Ski Museum, admire the sheer force of Cold Water Waterfall, then contemplate the long history of Rainerova Chata, and finally admire the sheer force of Obrovsky waterfall. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of The new church and Minorite monastery in Levoca, see the interesting displays at Master Paul's House, appreciate the extensive heritage of Spisska Sobota Old Town, contemplate the long history of St. George's Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at New Evangelical Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tatranska Lomnica holiday builder site.

You can drive from Kosice to Tatranska Lomnica in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kosice in April, expect Tatranska Lomnica to be slightly colder, temps between 15°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Terchova.

Things to do in Tatranska Lomnica

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Terchova, Slovakia

— 1 night
Terchová is a large village and municipality in the Malá Fatra mountains in the Žilina District in the Žilina Region of northern Slovakia.HistoryThe village was established in 1580, but the area was inhabited even before its establishment. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of National Street, admire the landmark architecture of Rosenfeldov Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of St. Paul the Apostle and the Monastery, steep yourself in history at Zilina Catacomb, then appreciate the history behind Statue of Immaculata, and finally get great views at The monument of Juraj Janosik.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Terchova day trip site.

Traveling by car from Tatranska Lomnica to Terchova takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Terchova are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bojnice.

Things to do in Terchova

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bojnice, Slovakia

— 1 night
Bojnice is a historical town in central Slovakia at the upper Nitra river, near the city of Prievidza. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): examine the collection at Mining Skansen Museum of Horna Nitra, test the waters at Bojnice Spa, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapel of St. Michael the Archangel, then Head underground at Museum of prehistory, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Martin.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bojnice trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Terchova to Bojnice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Bojnice

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Parks

Side Trip

Bratislava, Slovakia

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Chatam Sofer Memorial, get outside with Sad Janka Krala, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, then make a trip to Kostol a kláštor sv. Alžbety, and finally take in the views from Stary most. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Muzea Obchodu - Museum of Trade, then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, then examine the collection at Arthur Fleischmann Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Multium - space and mirror gallery.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bratislava attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Bojnice to Bratislava takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Bratislava are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Bratislava

Wineries · Museums · Tours · Historic Sites

Vienna, Austria

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Russian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Nicholas, steep yourself in history at Kaiserappartements, get interesting insight from Tours, then see the interesting displays at Globe Museum of the Austrian National Library, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Vienna travel route planning app.

Getting from Bratislava to Vienna by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In April in Vienna, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

— 1 night
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Great Cascades, contemplate the waterfront views at Gavanovac Lake, explore the activities along Milanovac Lake, explore the activities along Galovac Lake, then explore the striking landscape at Veliki Prstavac, and finally explore the activities along Kozjak.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Plitvice Lakes National Park road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Makarska.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks · Nature

Makarska, Croatia

— 1 night
Makarska is a small city on the Adriatic coastline of Croatia, about 60km southeast of Split and 140km northwest of Dubrovnik. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Park Suma Osejava, then kick back and relax at Slatina Beach, then head outdoors with Birgmaier Sub, and finally kick back and relax at Beach Drasnice.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Makarska trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Makarska in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Makarska can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Makarska

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Hvar, Croatia

— 1 night

Croatian St. Tropez

The Croatian island of Hvar serves as a picturesque location for a Mediterranean holiday, with a range of offerings from quiet coves to a lively medieval town.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): do a tasting at Tomic Winery, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Roch, then head outdoors with Glavica Hill, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St John.

Before you visit Hvar, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Makarska to Hvar in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Hvar

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

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 inner history buff will appreciate Dominican Monastery and Church of St Nicholas. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Beach Kupari and Srebreno Beach. Explore Dubrovnik's surroundings by going to Cavtat (Vlaho Bukovac House & Church of Our Lady of the Snow). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Trsteno Arboretum, look for gifts at Dubrovnik Treasures, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and explore the galleries of Love Stories Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Dubrovnik travel route site.

Ride a ferry from Hvar to Dubrovnik in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips