20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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20 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Alicante, Spain
1
Alicante, Spain
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  9​h
2
Zell am See, Austria
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Hallstatt, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Bled, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Maribor, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Zabljak, Montenegro
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h
9
Belgrade, Serbia
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
10
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
11
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
12
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
13
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
14
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
15
Oswiecim, Poland
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
End: Alicante, Spain

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Alicante, Spain

Alicante ©
As Valencia’s second largest city and one of the most well-known along the Costa Blanca, Alicante has an enchanting atmosphere that blends rich history with animated beach life.
On the 17th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Museo Arqueologico de Alicante, then don't miss a visit to Explanada de Espana, and then put a fun spin on your tour with The X-Door Alicante.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Alicante trip itinerary builder site .

If you are flying in from Spain, the closest major airports are Alicante International Airport, Región de Murcia International Airport and Valencia Airport. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in January, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Zell am See.

Things to do in Alicante

Museums Fun & Games
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Museo Arqueologico de Alicante ©
Museo Arqueologico de Alicante
Explanada de Espana ©
Explanada de Espana
The X-Door Alicante ©
The X-Door Alicante

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Zell am See, Austria

Zell am See ©
Despite its small size, Zell am See is a well-visited tourist destination known mostly as a ski resort town, and it serves as an important transportation hub for the region.
On the 18th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Elisabethkapelle, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zell, and finally look for gifts at SOPURE - Salt & Soaps.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Zell am See trip maker site .

Explore your travel options from Alicante to Zell am See with the Route module. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Alicante in January: high temperatures in Zell am See hover around 0°C and lows are around -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Zell am See

Parks Nature Tours
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Lake Zell ©
Lake Zell
Helicopter Tours
Elisabethkapelle ©
Elisabethkapelle

1
night
Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt ©
Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): explore the activities along Hallstatter See, take in the dramatic scenery at Waldbachstrub Waterfall, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish of the Assumption, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallstatt Lutheran Church.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hallstatt road trip planning app .

You can drive from Zell am See to Hallstatt in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bled.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Hallstatter See ©
Hallstatter See
Waldbachstrub Waterfall ©
Waldbachstrub Waterfall
Parish of the Assumption ©
Parish of the Assumption

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Bled, Slovenia

Bled ©
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
On the 20th (Mon), head off the coast to Bled Island, then step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle, then look for gifts at Galerija Mikame, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Bled Jezero Railway Station.

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

Getting from Hallstatt to Bled by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Bled can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Maribor.

Things to do in Bled

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Bled Castle ©
Bled Castle
Bled Island ©
Bled Island
Galerija Mikame ©
Galerija Mikame

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Maribor, Slovenia

Maribor ©
Cycling may be one of the best ways to tour Maribor, a great base for exploring the surrounding area and conquering Pohorje Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): make a trip to Lutkovno gledalisce Maribor, fly down the slopes at Mariborsko Pohorje Ski Resort, then learn about winemaking at Ramsak Winery, and finally get your game on at Escape Room Enigmarium Maribor.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Maribor travel route planner .

You can drive from Bled to Maribor in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Maribor

Parks Outdoors Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Escape Room Enigmarium Maribor ©
Escape Room Enigmarium Maribor
Mariborsko Pohorje Ski Resort ©
Mariborsko Pohorje Ski Resort
Lutkovno gledalisce Maribor ©
Lutkovno gledalisce Maribor

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night
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 22nd (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls, then view the masterpieces at Art by Stjepko, and then take a stroll through Old Town.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik day trip planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Maribor to Dubrovnik. Traveling from Maribor in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Dubrovnik: highs are around 12°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Mostar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Art by Stjepko ©
Art by Stjepko

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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): learn about all things military at Bosnaseum, don't miss a visit to Mehmed Karadoz Moschee, then take in the exciting artwork at Art Studio Pandur, then take some stellar pictures from Hum, and finally make a trip to Spanish square.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Mostar trip builder site .

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Mostar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Mostar, with lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Zabljak.

Things to do in Mostar

Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Art Studio Pandur ©
Art Studio Pandur
Spanish square ©
Spanish square
Hum ©
Hum

1
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Zabljak, Montenegro

Zabljak ©
Žabljak is a small town in northern Montenegro. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): get outside with Adventure Park Durmitor, then appreciate the history behind Monument to the Heroes and Partizans of World War II, and then take in the awesome beauty at Bobotov Kuk.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Zabljak trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Mostar to Zabljak in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Zabljak

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bobotov Kuk ©
Bobotov Kuk
Adventure Park Durmitor ©
Adventure Park Durmitor

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night
Belgrade, Serbia

The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
On the 25th (Sat), wander the streets of Skadarlija, then contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save).

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Belgrade road trip site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Zabljak to Belgrade takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. January in Belgrade sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save) ©

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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, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, and make a trip to Halaszbastya.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Budapest trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Belgrade to Budapest in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. January in Budapest sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Spas
Highlights from your plan
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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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 29th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Devin Castle, then steep yourself in history at Michalska Brana, then don't miss a visit to Kostol a kláštor sv. Alžbety, and finally step into the grandiose world of Bratislava Castle.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bratislava online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Budapest to Bratislava takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Bratislava can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle
Bratislava Castle ©
Bratislava Castle
Michalska Brana ©
Michalska Brana

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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.
On the 30th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, then admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, and finally make a trip to Stephansplatz. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, then examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Schönbrunn Zoo.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Vienna day trip app .

Traveling by car from Bratislava to Vienna takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January in Vienna, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

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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 1st (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of 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, take a stroll through StaromEstske namEsti, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Prague holiday builder .

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Prague takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Prague, expect temperatures between 2°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Prague

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

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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 3rd (Mon), explore the galleries of Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, see the interesting displays at Galeria Figur Stalowych, then get curious at HistoryLand, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, and then wander the streets of Stare Miasto.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Krakow online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Prague to Krakow by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in February, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Oswiecim.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

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Oswiecim, Poland

Oswiecim ©
Known to most by its German name Auschwitz, the modestly sized city of Oswiecim sits at the foot of the Jura Mountains, just 50 km (30 mi) west of Krakow.
On the 5th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Zamek Museum and then take an in-depth tour of Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Oswiecim trip planner .

You can drive from Krakow to Oswiecim in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February in Oswiecim, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oswiecim

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Zamek Museum ©
Zamek Museum

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