26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

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26 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Riga, Latvia
+2
Fly + Drive + Train:  10 h 30 min
1
Pec, Kosovo
— 1 day
Drive:  5 h 15 min
2
Belgrade, Serbia
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  1 h 45 min
3
Kotor, Montenegro
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
7
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
8
Zagreb, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
9
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
10
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
11
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
12
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
End: Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

1
day
Pec, Kosovo

Pec ©
On the 7th (Wed), admire the sheer force of White Drin Waterfall, get engrossed in the history at Ethnological Museum, Head underground at Sleeping beauty Cave, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hadji Bey Hamam Peja, then take in breathtaking views at Rugova Canyon, and finally steep yourself in history at Patriarchate of Pec.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Pec tour app .

Riga, Latvia to Pec is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Riga to Pec is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Belgrade.

Things to do in Pec

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Rugova Canyon ©
Rugova Canyon
Patriarchate of Pec ©
Patriarchate of Pec
White Drin Waterfall ©
White Drin Waterfall

1
night
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
On the 8th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save), take a stroll through Knez Mihailova, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then steep yourself in history at Kalemegdan, then wander the streets of Skadarlija, and finally take in panoramic vistas at The Millenary Monument.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Belgrade journey planner .

Traveling by car from Pec to Belgrade takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Kotor.

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
St. Sava Temple ©
St. Sava Temple
Skadarlija ©
Skadarlija

2
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.
On the 9th (Fri), make a trip to City Walls, pause for some serene contemplation at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours, then contemplate the long history of Altstadt (Old Town) Budva, and finally contemplate the long history of Citadel. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Kotor’s Castle Of San Giovanni, steep yourself in history at Stari Grad Kotor, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Holy Mother Rozaria, then contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Kotor, and finally take in the waterfront at Porto Montenegro.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kotor road trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Belgrade to Kotor takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Kotor sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Budva, Perast, Porto Montenegro, Castle Of San Giovanni
Highlights from your plan
City Walls ©
City Walls
Stari Grad Kotor ©
Stari Grad Kotor
Castle Of San Giovanni ©
Castle Of San Giovanni

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cavtat Old Town and Wine Tours & Tastings. Walls of Dubrovnik and War Photo Limited are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, don't miss a visit to Pile Gate, contemplate the long history of Fort Lovrijenac, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Blaise.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik online holiday planner .

You can drive from Kotor to Dubrovnik in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Kotor in August, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Dubrovnik: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 70°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trip

Cavtat Old Town
Highlights from your plan
Fort Lovrijenac ©
Fort Lovrijenac
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town

2
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Ruins of the Solin Amphitheatre, steep yourself in history at Historic City of Trogir, and then explore the ancient world of Diocletian's Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, walk around Marjan Park, then steep yourself in history at Old Split, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of St. Roch.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Split trip planning app .

Getting from Dubrovnik to Split by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Split can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Mostar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Ruins of the Solin Amphitheatre, Historic City of Trogir, Church Of St. Roch
Highlights from your plan
Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir
Old Split ©
Old Split
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano

2
nights
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
On the 16th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at il Monte Della Croce, make a trip to Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar, and then snap pictures at Old Bridge (Stari Most). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque, don't miss a visit to Biscevica Kuca (Biscevic House), then explore the different monuments and memorials at Partisan Cemetery, then admire the sheer force of Kravica, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Apparition Hill.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Mostar holiday maker site .

Getting from Split to Mostar by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in August, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Mostar

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Medjugorje, Kravica
Highlights from your plan
Old Bridge (Stari Most) ©
Old Bridge (Stari Most)
Kravica ©
Kravica

2
nights
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo ©
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.
On the 18th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, then contemplate the long history of Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain), then get engrossed in the history at War Childhood Museum, and finally trek along Vrelo Bosne. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Sarajevo War Tunnel, then steep yourself in history at Bascarsija, then explore the world behind art at Galerija 11/07/95, and finally do sightseeing your way with Private Tours.

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You can take a train from Mostar to Sarajevo in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, Sarajevo is a bit cooler than Mostar - with highs of 83°F and lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Vrelo Bosne
Highlights from your plan
Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija
Galerija 11/07/95 ©
Galerija 11/07/95
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque ©
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque

1
night
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), see the interesting displays at Zagreb 80's Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mirogoj Cemetery, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Assumption.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Zagreb online travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Sarajevo to Zagreb takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Zagreb are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka)
Mirogoj Cemetery ©
Mirogoj Cemetery

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Halaszbastya and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). Explore hidden gems such as Liberty Statue and Hospital in the Rock. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, step into the grandiose world of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue, and see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Budapest trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Zagreb to Budapest takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Budapest are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

2
nights
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava ©
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 24th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Kostol a kláštor sv. Alžbety, take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Church of St. Elizabeth, contemplate the waterfront views at Tyrsovo nabrezie, step into the grandiose world of Bratislava Castle, then stroll the grounds of Goat's Gate Cemetery, and finally step into the grandiose world of Devin Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Bratislava Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), steep yourself in history at Primates' Palace (Primacialny palac), then contemplate the long history of Old Town Hall, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jesuit Church (Juzuitsky kostol), and finally steep yourself in history at Michalska Brana.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bratislava trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Budapest to Bratislava takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Bratislava are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle
Blue Church of St. Elizabeth ©
Blue Church of St. Elizabeth
Michalska Brana ©
Michalska Brana

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Schonbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Stephen's Cathedral and Historic Center of Vienna. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Ringstrasse, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, admire the striking features of St. Mary's on the Bank (Maria Am Gestade), and steep yourself in history at Karlskirche.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Vienna itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Bratislava to Vienna takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Vienna sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

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

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Explore hidden gems such as Petersfriedhof and Red Bull Hangar-7. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fortress Hohensalzburg and St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter). Change things up with these side-trips from Salzburg: Erlebnisburg Hohenwerfen (in Werfen) and Gollinger Wasserfall (in Golling an der Salzach). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, browse the exhibits of Mozarts Geburtshaus, take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nonnberg Convent.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Salzburg tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Vienna to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Erlebnisburg Hohenwerfen, Gollinger Wasserfall
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Petersfriedhof ©
Petersfriedhof

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