21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe sightseeing planner

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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 4 nights
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Berlin, Germany

— 3 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gendarmenmarkt and Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. Museum-lovers will appreciate Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Palace of Tears. The adventure continues: stop by Mitte, pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, see the interesting displays at Neues Museum, and take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Berlin trip planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Berlin is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Berlin is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Munich, Germany

— 2 nights

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
On the 14th (Tue), see the interesting displays at FC Bayern Museum, see the interesting displays at Deutsches Museum Flugwerft Schleissheim, and then admire the masterpieces at Staatliche Museum Agyptischer Kunst. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Lenbachhaus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Burgersaalkirche, and finally see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Munich online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Berlin to Munich by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Munich are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Salzburg, Austria

— 3 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter). On the next day, contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, then get a taste of the local shopping with Alte furst-erzbischofliche Hofapotheke, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Salzburg day trip site.

Getting from Munich to Salzburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Salzburg are 6°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Ljubljana, Slovenia

— 4 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Bled Island. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Gallery and National Museum of Contemporary History. Change things up with these side-trips from Ljubljana: Bled (Mala Osojnica, St. Martin's Parish Church, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Nicholas, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cankarjevo Nabrežje, take in the views from Triple Bridge, and wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Salzburg to Ljubljana in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in Ljubljana sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Zagreb, Croatia

— 3 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan) and Museum of Arts and Crafts will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Upper Town (Gornji Grad) and Archaeological Museum in Zagreb. Take a break from Zagreb with a short trip to Krapina Neanderthal Museum in Krapina, about 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church, see the interesting displays at Zagreb City Museum, wander the streets of Strossmayer Promenade, and explore the world behind art at Atelier Mestrovic.

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

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Zagreb takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. December in Zagreb sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Zagreb

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Budapest, Hungary

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fisherman's Bastion and Wine Tours & Tastings. Visit St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) and Liberty Statue for their historical value. There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Faust Wine Cellar, see the interesting displays at Miniversum Budapest, take an in-depth tour of Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum, and explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar).

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest route planner.

Traveling by car from Zagreb to Budapest takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Tours