24 days in Europe Itinerary

24 days in Europe Itinerary

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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 night
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Brasov, Romania
— 1 night
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Sofia, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
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Kotor, Montenegro
— 2 nights
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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 3 nights
Train to Čapljina, Drive to Dubrovnik
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria

— 2 nights

City of Dreams

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 2nd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, then admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, and finally make a trip to Stephansplatz. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, examine the collection at The Hofburg, then get a sense of history and politics at Rathaus, and finally see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Vienna planning app.

Santiago, Chile to Vienna is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Chile Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. In February, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites

Bratislava, Slovakia

— 1 night

Beauty on the Danube

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Devin Castle, explore the historical opulence of Bratislava Castle, look for gifts at Diagram Concept Store, then pause for some photo ops at Cumil, and finally take in the views from Stary most. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Slavin War Memorial, contemplate the long history of Michalska Brana, enjoy breathtaking views from UFO Observation Deck, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), then take a stroll through Bratislava Old Town, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Church of St. Elizabeth.

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

Traveling by car from Vienna to Bratislava takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. February in Bratislava sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Budapest, Hungary

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, and finally boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, then steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Shoes on the Danube Bank.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip planner.

Getting from Bratislava to Budapest by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Budapest are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Brasov.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums

Brasov, Romania

— 1 night
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): fly down the slopes at Poiana Brasov, step into the grandiose world of Rasnov Citadel, step into the grandiose world of Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), then view the masterpieces at La Cabane Aux Images, and finally pick up some local products at Natura in Bucate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Tampa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Church (Biserica Neagra), then don't miss a visit to Council Square, then don't miss a visit to Draper Bastion, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franciscan Church.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Brasov holiday planner.

You can drive from Budapest to Brasov in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Sofia.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites · Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

Sofia, Bulgaria

— 2 nights
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sofia: Borovets (Borovets Ski Resort & Horseback Riding Tours). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Sofia Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Sveti Nikolay, and get a taste of the local shopping with Vitosha Boulevard.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Sofia attractions website.

You can drive from Brasov to Sofia in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Kotor.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites · Tours · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Kotor, Montenegro

— 2 nights

Bride of the Adriatic Sea

Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
Kotor is known for historic sites, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Bay of Kotor, don't miss a visit to Our Lady of Health, get to know the fascinating history of Kotor City Walls & Fortress, and enjoy breathtaking views from Kampana Tower.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kotor online travel route builder.

Getting from Sofia to Kotor by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sofia to Kotor. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sofia in February; daily highs in Kotor reach 16°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Mostar.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

— 3 nights
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Mostar is known for historic sites, shopping, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Old Bridge (Stari Most), take an in-depth tour of Bosnaseum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Bazar Kujundziluk, and don't miss a visit to Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Mostar online trip builder.

You can drive from Kotor to Mostar in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Mostar can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Mostar

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

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.
Dubrovnik is known for historic sites, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls, view the masterpieces at Art by Stjepko, take an in-depth tour of War Photo Limited, and take a stroll through Old Town.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Mostar to Dubrovnik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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.
On the 22nd (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Assumption, see the interesting displays at Zagreb 80's Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, and finally take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad). On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Tkalciceva, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mirogoj Cemetery.

Before you visit Zagreb, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Zagreb takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Dubrovnik in February: high temperatures in Zagreb hover around 8°C and lows are around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Museums