21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly + Bus:  26 h
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Bled, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
6
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive + Ferry:  5 h
7
Bol, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
8
Hvar, Croatia
— 3 nights
+3
Ferry + Foot + Bus + Fly:  6 h 45 min
9
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: Brisbane, Australia

2
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fisherman's Bastion and Heroes' Square. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube Bank, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

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Brisbane, Australia to Budapest is an approximately 28- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Budapest when traveling from Brisbane in May, with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Karlskirche. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, then explore the galleries of Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Vienna visit planner.

You can drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Vienna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

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

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, then admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, then take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, examine the collection at Salzburg Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Salzburg online road trip planner.

You can fly from Vienna to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. May in Salzburg sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bled.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral

2
nights
Bled, Slovenia

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Mala Osojnica, then step off the mainland to explore Bled Island, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Straza Bled. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Vintgar Gorge, then explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bled trip builder.

You can drive from Salzburg to Bled in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Vintgar Gorge
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge
Mala Osojnica ©
Mala Osojnica

2
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): explore the activities along Canal Grande, then examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, and finally snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then don't miss a visit to Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally pause for some photo ops at Punta della Dogana.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Venice trip planner.

You can drive from Bled to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Bled in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 15°C in Venice. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): explore the activities along Malo Lake, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at Batinovac Waterfall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Pevalekovi Slapovi, and finally admire the sheer force of Ciginovac Lake.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Plitvice Lakes National Park itinerary planner.

You can drive from Venice to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Bol.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

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

1
night
Bol, Croatia

Bol ©
An hour boat ride from Split on the island of Brac, Bol boasts a charming old town, pebble beach, and great windsurfing conditions. Historical charm abounds here in the form of stone houses, narrow pedestrian streets, and historical attractions marked with panels.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Paklina Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn), and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Murvica Beach.

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Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Bol takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May in Bol, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hvar.

Things to do in Bol

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Murvica Beach
Highlights from your plan
Murvica Beach ©
Murvica Beach
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)

3
nights
Hvar, Croatia

Hvar ©
The Croatian island of Hvar serves as a picturesque location for a Mediterranean holiday, with a range of offerings from quiet coves to a lively medieval town.
Take a break from the city and head to Mlini Beach and Hvar Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Mekicevica Beach and Island Galesnik. There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Spanjola and kick back and relax at Dubovica Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hvar trip website.

Getting from Bol to Hvar by car takes about 4.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Hvar can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Hvar

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Dubovica Beach
Highlights from your plan
Hvar Beach ©
Hvar Beach
Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
Island Galesnik ©
Island Galesnik

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, and then wander the streets of Lesser Town. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady before Tyn, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then make a trip to Staromestske namesti, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, and finally take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Prague travel route builder tool.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Hvar to Prague in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Hvar in May, things will get little chillier in Prague: highs are around 20°C and lows about 10°C. On the 28th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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