21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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21 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  25 h
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
6
Sankt Wolfgang im Salzkammergut, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
7
Jesenice, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
8
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
9
Pula, Croatia
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
10
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
11
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
12
Split, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
13
Zadar, Croatia
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 45 min
14
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 45 min
15
Zagreb, Croatia
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 30 min
16
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
Fly:  21 h 15 min
End: Sydney, Australia

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya, then steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, and finally snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Budapest holiday planner.

Sydney, Australia to Budapest is an approximately 25- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Budapest. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

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

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 12th (Sat), don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, then admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Maria Am Gestade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo, see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and then admire the landmark architecture of Haus der Musik Wien.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Vienna trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge. On your second day here, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, and then have fun at Top Gun Prague Shooting Events.

Find out how to plan Prague trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can fly from Vienna to Prague in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Prague

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

1
night
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

Cesky Krumlov ©
Known around the world for its medieval castle, Cesky Krumlov offers the chance to experience the charm of a small European city seemingly frozen in time several centuries ago.
On the 16th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Museum Fotoatelier Seidel, appreciate the extensive heritage of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, then admire the masterpieces at Egon Schiele Art Centrum, then examine the collection at Regional Museum in Cesky Krumlov, and finally step into the grandiose world of Cesky Krumlov Castle.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cesky Krumlov trip builder tool.

You can drive from Prague to Cesky Krumlov in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. September in Cesky Krumlov sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Egon Schiele Art Centrum ©
Egon Schiele Art Centrum
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov ©
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov
Museum Fotoatelier Seidel ©
Museum Fotoatelier Seidel

1
night
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 17th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, then get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, and finally admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, use the Salzburg online tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Cesky Krumlov to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Salzburg are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sankt Wolfgang im Salzkammergut.

Things to do in Salzburg

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

1
night
Sankt Wolfgang im Salzkammergut, Austria

Sankt Wolfgang im Salzkammergut ©
St. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): hike along Schwarzensee Runde.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Sankt Wolfgang im Salzkammergut trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Salzburg to Sankt Wolfgang im Salzkammergut in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Jesenice.

Things to do in Sankt Wolfgang im Salzkammergut

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Schwarzensee Runde ©
Schwarzensee Runde

1
night
Jesenice, Slovenia

Jesenice ©
Jesenice is a Slovenian town and the seat of the Municipality of Jesenice on the southern side of the Karawanks, bordering Austria to the north. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Jesenice Upper Sava Museum and then trek along Vintgar Gorge.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Jesenice vacation builder site.

You can drive from Sankt Wolfgang im Salzkammergut to Jesenice in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Jesenice

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Vintgar Gorge
Highlights from your plan
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge
Jesenice Upper Sava Museum ©
Jesenice Upper Sava Museum

1
night
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 20th (Sun): walk around Tivoli Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River, snap pictures at Dragon Bridge (Zmajski Most), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas (Stolnica Sv. Nikolaja), then snap pictures at Triple Bridge, and finally stop by Ljubljana Old Town.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Ljubljana tour planning tool.

Traveling by car from Jesenice to Ljubljana takes an hour. In September, daytime highs in Ljubljana are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Pula.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Neighborhoods Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town
Tivoli Park ©
Tivoli Park
Ljubljanica River ©
Ljubljanica River

1
night
Pula, Croatia

Pula ©
It's the mild climate and calm seas of Pula that draw visitors to the southernmost point of the Istrian peninsula, but the city's ample Roman architecture is a key reason they stay.
On the 21st (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Plovanije Beach, then delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre de Pula, and then relax in the rural setting at Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Pula tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Pula takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In September, Pula is somewhat warmer than Ljubljana - with highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Pula

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Plovanije Beach
Highlights from your plan
Plovanije Beach ©
Plovanije Beach
Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula

1
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.
On the 22nd (Tue), take a stroll through Old Town and then step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island.

To see maps and tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Pula to Dubrovnik by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Mostar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island

1
night
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Jablanicas Lake and then take in the views from Old Bridge (Stari Most).

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

Drive from Dubrovnik to Mostar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Dubrovnik in September since evenings lows in Mostar dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Mostar

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Old Bridge (Stari Most) ©
Old Bridge (Stari Most)
Jablanicas Lake ©
Jablanicas Lake

1
night
Split, Croatia

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Cathedral of Saint Domnius, explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally examine the collection at Museum of Senses Split.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Split vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Mostar to Split in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In September in Split, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Zadar.

Things to do in Split

Outdoors Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Galerija Mestrovic ©
Galerija Mestrovic

1
night
Zadar, Croatia

Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
On the 25th (Fri), race across the water with a speed boat tour and then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Zadar trip itinerary site.

Drive from Split to Zadar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Zadar when traveling from Split in September, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to catch the bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zadar

Outdoors Tours Transportation
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours

1
night
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Gavanovac Lake, explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park, admire the sheer force of Batinovac Waterfall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Pevalekovi Slapovi, and finally explore the activities along Milanovac Lake.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Plitvice Lakes National Park sightseeing website.

You can take a bus from Zadar to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Zagreb.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Gavanovac Lake ©
Gavanovac Lake
Pevalekovi Slapovi ©
Pevalekovi Slapovi

1
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Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), and then test your problem-solving skills at Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Zagreb trip planner.

Take a bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zagreb in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Zagreb are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb ©
Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb
Walking tours
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©

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night
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 28th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Sarajevo War Tunnel, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then steep yourself in history at Bascarsija.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sarajevo trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Zagreb to Sarajevo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Sarajevo are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija
Sarajevo War Tunnel ©
Sarajevo War Tunnel

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