26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

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26 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Houston, United States
Fly:  17 h
1
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h
2
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Kotor, Montenegro
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Split, Croatia
— 4 nights
Fly:  18 h
End: Houston, United States

4
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: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and take in the views from Charles Bridge.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Prague trip itinerary website .

Houston, USA to Prague is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Houston to Prague. In April, Prague is cooler than Houston - with highs of 58°F and lows of 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Tours Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

4
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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Schönbrunn Zoo, and get in on the family fun at Prater.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Vienna trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Vienna sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 42°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

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

4
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: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and admire the striking features of Matthias Church.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Budapest online trip planner .

Traveling by train from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Budapest are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kotor.

Things to do in Budapest

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

3
nights
Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor ©
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, adventure, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Kotor, pause for some serene contemplation at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, get outside with Mount Vrmac, and step off the mainland to explore Island of Saint George.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kotor trip planner .

Fly from Budapest to Kotor in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Budapest in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Kotor, with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Tivat Municipality, Perast, Spiljari
Highlights from your plan
Stari Grad Kotor ©
Stari Grad Kotor
Bay of Kotor
Bay of Kotor
Mount Vrmac ©
Mount Vrmac

4
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Dubrovnik: Vino Spaleta (in Kuna Peljeska), Ston (Church, St. Nicholas, Marlais Winery, & more) and Orebic (Monastery of Our Lady of Andela & Korta Katarina Winery). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls, head off the coast to Island of Lokrum, wander the streets of Old Town, and explore the galleries of Art by Stjepko.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Kotor to Dubrovnik in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trips

Ston, Orebic, Vino Spaleta
Highlights from your plan
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island

4
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Explore Split's surroundings by going to Zoo Station Bol (in Bol), Museum of Brac (in Skrip) and Etnoland (in Pakovo Selo). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Palazzo di Diocleziano, don't miss a visit to Gaspina mlinica, step off the mainland to explore Scedro, and head outdoors with Spiaggia di Zarace.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Split trip itinerary maker site .

You can take a bus from Dubrovnik to Split in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In May in Split, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Outdoors Wineries

Side Trips

Spiaggia di Zarace, Etnoland, Museum of Brac, Zoo Station Bol, Gaspina mlinica
Highlights from your plan
Putalj Winery ©
Putalj Winery
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Zoo Station Bol ©
Zoo Station Bol

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