21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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21 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  15​h
1
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  5​h 45​min
2
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Split, Croatia
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
shuttle:  5​h 15​min
8
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Mumbai, India

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): wander the streets of Old Town and then head off the coast to Island of Lokrum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, then don't miss a visit to Pile Gate, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Walls of Dubrovnik.

To find out how to plan a trip to Dubrovnik, use our trip itinerary maker.

Mumbai, India to Dubrovnik is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Mumbai to Dubrovnik due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Mumbai in September, with highs in Dubrovnik at 29°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town

2
nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Step out of Plitvice Lakes National Park to go to Slunj and see Rastoke, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park, explore the activities along Gradinsko Lake, take in the dramatic scenery at The Lower Lakes, and don't miss a visit to Baraceve Spilje.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Plitvice Lakes National Park journey planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Dubrovnik to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Split.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Rastoke
Highlights from your plan
Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
The Lower Lakes ©
The Lower Lakes
Sastavci ©
Sastavci

1
night
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Diocletian's Palace, make a trip to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Of St. Roch.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Split online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Split takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Church Of St. Roch
Highlights from your plan
Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic) ©
Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic)

3
nights
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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through StaromEstske namEsti, get great views at Petřín, explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, and admire the striking features of Prague Astronomical Clock.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Prague trip site .

You can fly from Split to Prague in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Split in September, expect Prague to be a bit cooler, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Prague

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt, browse the exhibits of Fortress Hohensalzburg, then admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse, take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), then make a trip to Caldera Sculpture, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Salzburg planner .

You can drive from Prague to Salzburg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. September in Salzburg sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace

2
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 2nd (Wed), make a trip to Stephansplatz, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Schönbrunn Zoo, then explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, explore the galleries of Belvedere Palace, and then see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg).

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Vienna trip planner .

You can fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

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

3
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: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, and admire the striking features of Matthias Church.

To find more things to do and tourist information, use the Budapest road trip site .

Getting from Vienna to Budapest by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October in Budapest, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

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

3
nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): explore the activities along Milanovac Lake, then take in the dramatic scenery at Mali Buk, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Sanctuary. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Nehaj Castle, contemplate the waterfront views at The Upper Lakes, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Milanovacki Slap.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Plitvice Lakes National Park online trip builder .

Take a shuttle from Budapest to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Nehaj Castle, Bear Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Mali Buk ©
Mali Buk
Gavanovac Lake ©
Gavanovac Lake
Pevalekovi Slapovi ©
Pevalekovi Slapovi

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