36 days in Europe Itinerary

36 days in Europe Itinerary

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36 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Bucharest, Romania
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Zagreb, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Bled, Slovenia
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 15​min
7
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
8
Bucharest, Romania
— 13 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


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6
nights
Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Explore hidden gems such as Stavropoleos Monastery and Old Town. Your inner history buff will appreciate Chindiei Tower (Sunset Tower) and Saint George New Church (Biserica Sfantul Gheorghe Nou). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bucharest: The Clock Museum (in Ploiesti), Princely Church of St Nicholas (in Curtea de Arges) and Bellu Manor (in Urlati). There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, pause for some serene contemplation at Lady Balasa Church, see Off-Road Tours, and admire the landmark architecture of Coltea Hospital.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bucharest journey planning app .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Bucharest is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Bucharest is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in November, expect Bucharest to be cooler, temps between 12°C and 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Bucharest

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

The Clock Museum, Chindiei Tower (Sunset Tower), Autocross Arena, Princely Church of St Nicholas, Bellu Manor
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Chindiei Tower (Sunset Tower) ©
Chindiei Tower (Sunset Tower)
Stavropoleos Monastery ©
Stavropoleos Monastery
Spas

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Halaszbastya and Matthias Church. Get in touch with nature at Thermal Lake of Heviz and Margaret Island. When in Budapest, make a side trip to see Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral in Esztergom, approximately 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, take in the pleasant sights at Becsi Kapu Square, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Janoshegy.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Budapest itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Bucharest to Budapest in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bucharest to Budapest due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral, Thermal Lake of Heviz
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Liberty Statue ©
Liberty Statue
Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral ©
Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral
Thermal Lake of Heviz ©
Thermal Lake of Heviz

2
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.
On the 25th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), don't miss a visit to Historic Center of Vienna, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and then explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Vienna travel route planner .

You can take a train from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November in Vienna, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

3
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wies Church and St. Peter's Church. Get some historical perspective at Cathedral of St Peter's and Altstadt (Old Town) Mittenwald. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Munich Residenz, admire the landmark architecture of Heiliggeistkirche, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, and contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Munich visit planner .

Traveling by car from Vienna to Munich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and train. In November in Munich, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Cathedral of St Peter's, Pilgrimage Church of Wies, Altstadt (Old Town) Mittenwald
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Pilgrimage Church of Wies ©
Pilgrimage Church of Wies
Cathedral of St Peter's ©
Cathedral of St Peter's
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

3
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Explore hidden gems such as Upper Town (Gornji Grad) and Marija Bistrica Church. Get a sense of the local culture at Dvor Veliki Tabor and Staro selo museum. Take a break from Zagreb with a short trip to Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan) in Trakoscan, about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of Archaeological Museum and Andautonia Archaeological Park, stop by Spicy Days , take in the architecture and atmosphere at Zagreb Orthodox Cathedral, and examine the collection at Zagreb 80's Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Zagreb trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Munich to Zagreb in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Zagreb are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Marija Bistrica Church, Dvor Veliki Tabor, Staro selo museum, Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan)
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Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan) ©
Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan)
Dvor Veliki Tabor ©
Dvor Veliki Tabor

1
night
Bled, Slovenia

Bled
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lake Bled.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bled sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Bucharest to Bled takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bucharest to Bled due to the time zone difference. In December in Bled, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -3°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 21st (Sat).

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors Tours Parks

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Brsalje Street, then contemplate the long history of The Franciscan Church and Monastery, then get great views at Minceta Fortress, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): browse the exhibits of Art by Stjepko and then wander the streets of Old Town.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Dubrovnik trip maker app .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Bled to Dubrovnik in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bled in December; daily highs in Dubrovnik reach 15°C and lows reach 6°C. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bucharest.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town
The Franciscan Church and Monastery ©

13
nights
Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest ©
Your inner history buff will appreciate Biserica Trei Lerarhi and Curtea de Arges Monastery. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Room Escape Games and Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti". Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bucharest: Serve Winery (in Ceptura), Manastirea Dealu (in Targoviste) and Crama Basilescu (in Urlati). Enjoy Bucharest some more: stroll around Herăstrău Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Patriarchal Cathedral, ponder the world of politics at Palace of Parliament, and make a trip to St.George's Church.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bucharest online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Dubrovnik to Bucharest by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dubrovnik to Bucharest. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Dubrovnik in December; daily highs in Bucharest reach 5°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bucharest

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Mogosoaia, Serve Winery, Comana Monastery, Ghighiu Monastery, Manastirea Dealu
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Patriarchal Cathedral ©
Patriarchal Cathedral
Ghighiu Monastery ©
Ghighiu Monastery
Manastirea Dealu ©
Manastirea Dealu

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