19 days in Europe Itinerary

19 days in Europe Itinerary

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19 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Barcelona, Spain
Fly:  5 h 45 min
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h 30 min
2
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h
3
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Bus:  7 h 30 min
5
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Bus:  4 h 30 min
6
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Bus:  3 h 30 min
7
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h 45 min
8
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: Barcelona, Spain

2
nights
Budapest, Hungary

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 5th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Hősök tere and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, step off the mainland to explore Margaret Island, then take in the views from Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag hid), then savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and finally contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Budapest trip builder app .

Barcelona, Spain to Budapest is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Barcelona in July since evenings lows in Budapest dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bratislava.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Margaret Island ©
Margaret Island

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): snap pictures at Stary most, pause for some photo ops at Schone Naci Statue, pause for some photo ops at Cumil, admire the local landmark of Fontain Ganymed, then get your game on at Mackafe (cat cafe), and finally step into the grandiose world of Bratislava Castle.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bratislava online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Budapest to Bratislava in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Bratislava

Fun & Games Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mackafe (cat cafe) ©
Mackafe (cat cafe)
Blue Church of St. Elizabeth ©
Blue Church of St. Elizabeth
Bratislava Castle ©
Bratislava Castle

3
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Stephansplatz and Osterreichisches Parlament. Get out of town with these interesting Vienna side-trips: Durnstein (Burgruine Duernstein & Stift Durnstein), Stift Herzogenburg (in Herzogenburg) and Wachau Valley (in Joching). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and walk around Schlosspark Laxenburg.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from Bratislava to Vienna in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Vienna sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Durnstein, Stift Herzogenburg, Schlosspark Laxenburg, Wachau Valley
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg

2
nights
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 12th (Sun): find your balance on the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area, explore the activities along Ljubljanica River, stop by Ljubljana Old Town, then make a trip to Mestni Trg, then don't miss a visit to Preseren Square, and finally take in the views from Triple Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle, then trek along Vintgar Gorge, then step off the mainland to explore Bled Island, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Preseren's Grove.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ljubljana trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Ljubljana takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Split.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Bled, Preseren's Grove, Vintgar Gorge
Highlights from your plan
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge
Bled Island ©
Bled Island
Preseren Square ©
Preseren Square

2
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 14th (Tue), explore the stunning scenery at Omis Cetina Canyon, then explore the activities along Omis and Cetina River, then contemplate the long history of Starigrad Fortress, and finally contemplate the long history of Fortress Mirabella (Peovica). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): make a trip to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic), examine the collection at Froggyland, admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic, stroll around Marjan Park, then see Off-Road Tours, and finally look for gifts at Break Time - Nautical Bracelets.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Split online holiday builder .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Ljubljana to Split in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Ljubljana in July; daily highs in Split reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Omis
Highlights from your plan
Omis and Cetina River ©
Omis and Cetina River
Marjan Park ©
Marjan Park
Off-Road Tours

3
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum. There's much more to do: make a trip to Pile Gate, steep yourself in history at Dominican Monastery, step off the mainland to explore Lopud Island, and examine the collection at War Photo Limited.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik day trip site .

Traveling by car from Split to Dubrovnik takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mostar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Pile Gate ©
Pile Gate
War Photo Limited ©
War Photo Limited

2
nights
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
On the 19th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Sniper Tower, contemplate the waterfront views at Neretva River, then don't miss a visit to Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar, then brush up on your military savvy at War Photo Exhibition, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Bazar Kujundziluk. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Mostar Peace Bell Tower, steep yourself in history at Kajtaz House, snap pictures at Old Bridge (Stari Most), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque, then explore the world behind art at Bosnaseum, and finally contemplate the long history of Biscevica Kuca (Biscevic House).

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Mostar online travel planner .

Getting from Dubrovnik to Mostar by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in July, expect nights in Mostar to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Mostar

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Old Bridge (Stari Most) ©
Old Bridge (Stari Most)
Neretva River ©
Neretva River

3
nights
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Nearly destroyed by war during the 1990s, the riverside city of Sarajevo now serves as one of the region's major educational, cultural, and commercial hubs.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): make a trip to Sarajevo War Tunnel, get engrossed in the history at Museum Of Crimes Against Humanity And Genocide 1992-1995, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, make a trip to Old Sarajevo Clock Tower, then get a sense of history and politics at Gradska vijecnica Sarajevo, and finally steep yourself in history at Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain). Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Bascarsija, squeeze the most out of the city with City Tours, then look for gifts at Isfahan Gallery, then examine the collection at War Childhood Museum, and finally take in the views from Latin Bridge.

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

Traveling by train from Mostar to Sarajevo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Mostar in July: high temperatures in Sarajevo hover around 32°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Skakavac
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Galerija 11/07/95 ©
Galerija 11/07/95
Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija

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