33 days in Europe Itinerary

33 days in Europe Itinerary

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Bucharest, Romania
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 4 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Zagreb, Croatia
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 3 nights
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Trieste, Italy
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 2nd (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, and then appreciate the history behind Greyfriars Bobby Memorial Statue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia and then explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh online journey planner.

Darlington to Edinburgh is an approximately 3-hour car ride. May in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Bucharest, Romania

— 6 nights
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Step out of Bucharest to go to Mogosoaia and see Mogosoaia Palace, which is approximately 34 minutes away. Spend the 6th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, stroll around Cismigiu Gardens, view the masterpieces at Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", and get a sense of history and politics at Palace of Parliament.

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You can fly from Edinburgh to Bucharest in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Edinburgh in May: high temperatures in Bucharest hover around 27°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Bucharest

Tours · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Prague, Czech Republic

— 3 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, let the kids burn off some steam at Kampa Park, take a stroll through Lesser Town, and get great views at Petřín.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Prague road trip app.

You can fly from Bucharest to Prague in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Bucharest in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Prague: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Vienna, Austria

— 3 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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Vienna road trip planner.

Getting from Prague to Vienna by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In May in Vienna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bratislava.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Bratislava, Slovakia

— 4 nights

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.
Bratislava is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Devin Castle, admire the striking features of The old Slovak National Theater, contemplate the long history of Primates' Palace (Primacialny palac), and don't miss a visit to Grassalkovich Palota.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bratislava trip tool.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Bratislava takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Bratislava are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion, and admire the striking features of Dohány Street Synagogue.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Bratislava to Budapest takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums · Shopping

Zagreb, Croatia

— 1 night

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): hunt for treasures at Ban Josip Jelačić Square, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Upper Town (Gornji Grad). Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Break Time, shop like a local with Dolac Market, then don't miss a visit to Tkalciceva, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Assumption, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Zagreb online visit planner.

You can drive from Budapest to Zagreb in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Zagreb are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours · Neighborhoods

Ljubljana, Slovenia

— 3 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Get out of town with these interesting Ljubljana side-trips: Bled (Triglav National Park, Ojstrica, &more). Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Triple Bridge, make a trip to Plečnik's Arcade & Fountain, explore the activities along Ljubljanica River, and visit Ljubljana Old Town.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana travel route planning website.

Getting from Zagreb to Ljubljana by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to take a shuttle to Trieste.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Trieste, Italy

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

Trieste is a charming old town with a quiet atmosphere often compared to eastern European cities.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Civico Museo della Risiera di San Sabba, admire the masterpieces at Museo Revoltella, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo del Lloyd Triestino (oggi della Giunta Regionale), then make a trip to Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia, and finally explore the activities along Canale Grande. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico, get outside with Grotta Gigante, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Military Memorial Redipuglia, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Aquileia, and finally make a trip to Il campanile di Aquileia.

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Traveling by shuttle from Ljubljana to Trieste takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ljubljana in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Trieste, with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Trieste

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

London, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, contemplate the long history of Houses of Parliament, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, and explore the world behind art at The British Museum.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our London vacation planner.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Trieste to London in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Trieste to London. Traveling from Trieste in May, expect London to be little chillier, temps between 19°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks