18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

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Podgorica, Montenegro
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Tivat, Montenegro
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
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Borgosesia, Italy
— 2 nights
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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Munich, Germany
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Linz, Austria
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Bratislava, Slovakia
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Budapest, Hungary
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Podgorica, Montenegro

— 1 night
One of Europe's most relaxed and newest capital cities, Podgorica sits on the confluence of two rivers, with two sides of it offering two different options for exploring.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): slough off your stress at Banya Wellness & Spa and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manastir Celija Piperska.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Podgorica road trip planner.

Timisoara, Romania to Podgorica is an approximately 9.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Timisoara to Podgorica is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tivat.

Things to do in Podgorica

Historic Sites · Baths · Spas

Tivat, Montenegro

— 1 night
Known for its marina and promenade, Tivat bathes in sunshine during summer, making it an ideal stop for trips around Kotor Bay.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): admire the striking features of Radoničić Milošević Palace, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of St. Matthew, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Tryphon Cathedral.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tivat day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Podgorica to Tivat takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Tivat

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 2 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.
On the 19th (Wed), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Annunciation, steep yourself in history at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, explore the ancient world of Minceta Fortress, then get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Dubrovnik Beer Company. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at House of Nature, steep yourself in history at Synagogue, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dominican Monastery, then take in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and finally admire the striking features of Prijeko street.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Tivat to Dubrovnik in 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums · Shopping

Ljubljana, Slovenia

— 2 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Cathedral of St. Nicholas and Ljubljana Old Town. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Franciscan Church of the Annunciation and Church of St Peter. Get out of town with these interesting Ljubljana side-trips: St. George's Church (in Piran), Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower (in Koper) and Portorož Beach (in Portorož). Spend the 23rd (Sun) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Cankarjevo Nabrežje.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana trip itinerary maker website.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Dubrovnik to Ljubljana in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Dubrovnik in May since evenings lows in Ljubljana dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Borgosesia.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Borgosesia, Italy

— 2 nights
Borgosesia is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Vercelli in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 80km northeast of Turin and about 45km north of Vercelli.The largest town in the Valsesia, it is crossed by the Sesia River.HistoryThe town was founded in 14 BC by the native population, and later was called Seso by the Romans after their conquest. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of La Trappa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbazia Benedettina dei Santi Nazario e Celso, then indulge in some personalized pampering at La Sesia Beauty farm, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Vittore. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario di Sant'Anna, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Parco Naturale Monte Fenera, then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Vintebbio, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at F.lli Francoli S.p.A.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Borgosesia road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Borgosesia takes 6.5 hours. In May in Borgosesia, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lausanne.

Things to do in Borgosesia

Historic Sites · Spas · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Lausanne, Switzerland

— 1 night

Swiss San Francisco

Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Les Freres Dubois, contemplate the long history of Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Terres de Lavaux, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise de Saint-Sulpice, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille ville.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Lausanne trip planning website.

You can drive from Borgosesia to Lausanne in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Munich.

Things to do in Lausanne

Wineries · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Munich, Germany

— 2 nights

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
On the 27th (Thu), sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, then stroll around Theresienwiese, then make a trip to Marienplatz, and finally admire the striking features of Heiliggeistkirche. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Burgersaalkirche, then take in nature's colorful creations at Hofgarten, and finally take advantage of the amenities at Roberto Beach.

To plan Munich vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Fly from Lausanne to Munich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Linz.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Side Trip

Linz, Austria

— 1 night
Located on the Danube with a rolling green backdrop, Linz is a city equally rich in nature and culture.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Augustiner Chorherrenstift Sankt Florian, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanischer Garten, then make a trip to Postlingbergkirche Wallfahrtsbasilika Sieben Schmerzen Maria, and finally contemplate the long history of Martinskirche. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alter Dom, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ursulinenkirche, admire the landmark architecture of Hohenrausch 2021, then pause for some serene contemplation at Martin Luther Kirche, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mariendom.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Linz trip maker site.

Drive from Munich to Linz in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Bratislava.

Things to do in Linz

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Bratislava, Slovakia

— 1 night

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.
On the 31st (Mon), steep yourself in history at Chatam Sofer Memorial, step into the grandiose world of Bratislava Castle, then wander the streets of Bratislava Old Town, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), and finally kick back and relax at Magio Beach.

Make your Bratislava itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Linz to Bratislava in 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Bratislava are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, then look for all kinds of wild species at Sas Hill Nature Reserve, then admire the striking features of Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Margaret Island, then enjoy the sand and surf at Roman Beach, then step into the grandiose world of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), and finally get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Budapest trip planner.

You can drive from Bratislava to Budapest in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife