18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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Podgorica, Montenegro
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Tivat, Montenegro
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
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Borgosesia, Italy
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): soak in style at Banya Wellness & Spa and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manastir Celija Piperska.

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

Timisoara, Romania to Podgorica is an approximately 9.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. Traveling from Timisoara to Podgorica, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Tivat.

Things to do in Podgorica

Historic Sites · Spas · Baths

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.
On the 29th (Sun), admire the striking features of Radoničić Milošević Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of St. Matthew, and then delve into the distant past at St. Tryphon Cathedral.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Tivat travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Podgorica to Tivat takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough 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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Annunciation, get advice or help at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, then take some stellar pictures from Minceta Fortress, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Dubrovnik Beer Company. Keep things going the next day: stop by House of Nature, take in the spiritual surroundings of Synagogue, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dominican Monastery, then enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Prijeko street.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik tour planner.

Traveling by car from Tivat to Dubrovnik takes 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites · Spas · Breweries & Distilleries · 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.
Visit Cathedral of St. Nicholas and Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Portorož Beach and Church of St Peter. Change things up with a short trip to St. George's Church in Piran (about 1h 30 min away). Spend the 4th (Sat) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Church of the Annunciation, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Cankarjevo Nabrežje.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ljubljana trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Dubrovnik to Ljubljana takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Dubrovnik in September: high temperatures in Ljubljana hover around 23°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Borgosesia.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · 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 5th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of La Trappa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at 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. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario di Sant'Anna, then hike along Parco Naturale Monte Fenera, then step into the grandiose world of Castello di Vintebbio, and finally sample the fine beverages at F.lli Francoli S.p.A.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Borgosesia day trip planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Ljubljana to Borgosesia with the Route module. Traveling from Ljubljana in September, you will find days in Borgosesia are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lausanne.

Things to do in Borgosesia

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · 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 7th (Tue): do a tasting at Les Freres Dubois, do a tasting at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, do a tasting at Terres de Lavaux, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise de Saint-Sulpice, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Vieille ville.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lausanne online trip planner.

Drive from Borgosesia to Lausanne in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Munich.

Things to do in Lausanne

Wineries · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

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 8th (Wed), learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, then walk around Theresienwiese, then don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, and finally admire the striking features of Heiliggeistkirche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Burgersaalkirche, then admire the natural beauty at Hofgarten, and finally head outdoors with Roberto Beach.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Munich trip builder site.

Getting from Lausanne to Munich by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Linz.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Augustiner Chorherrenstift Sankt Florian, then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanischer Garten, then make a trip to Postlingbergkirche Wallfahrtsbasilika Sieben Schmerzen Maria, and finally don't miss a visit to Martinskirche. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alter Dom, pause for some serene contemplation at Ursulinenkirche, admire the striking features of Hohenrausch 2021, then pause for some serene contemplation at Martin Luther Kirche, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Mariendom.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Linz tour planner.

Traveling by car from Munich to Linz takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) 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 12th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Chatam Sofer Memorial, explore the historical opulence of Bratislava Castle, then take a stroll through Bratislava Old Town, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), and finally head outdoors with Magio Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bratislava trip builder tool.

Drive from Linz to Bratislava in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) 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.
On the 13th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, look for all kinds of wild species at Sas Hill Nature Reserve, then contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion. Keep things going the next day: walk around Margaret Island, head outdoors with Roman Beach, then explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), and finally admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Bratislava to Budapest takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Beaches