36 days in Europe Itinerary

36 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Fly
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Klaipeda, Lithuania
— 1 night
Shuttle
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Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 4 nights
Fly
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Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
Drive
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 4 nights
Drive
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive
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Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Hvar, Croatia
— 4 nights
Taxi to Stari Grad, Ferry to Korcula Town
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Korcula Town, Croatia
— 3 nights
Ferry
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— 3 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark

— 3 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Copenhagen is known for parks, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a leisurely stroll along Nyhavn, take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn, take a stroll through Stroeget, and admire the masterpieces at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen trip itinerary tool.

If you are flying in from Denmark, the closest major aiport is Copenhagen Kastrup Airport. In September, daily temperatures in Copenhagen can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to fly to Klaipeda.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods

Klaipeda, Lithuania

— 1 night

Port City

Lithuania's third-largest city, Klaipeda, sits as a seaport and cruise stop with a wealth of museums and medieval sites.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): appreciate the history behind Laukinis Vyras, pause for some photo ops at Vytauto Sliogerio atminimo plokste - peda, and then pause for some photo ops at Sculpture The Kiss (Bucinys).

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Klaipeda road trip planner.

You can fly from Copenhagen to Klaipeda in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Copenhagen in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 5°C in Klaipeda. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to catch the shuttle to Riga.
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Riga, Latvia

— 2 nights

Paris of the North

Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.
On the 4th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nativity of Christ Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, make a trip to Riga Town Hall Square, then examine the collection at Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs, and finally pause for some photo ops at Freedom Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Riga Motormuseum, admire the landmark architecture of Alberta Iela, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Riga Cathedral, then take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Riga online trip builder.

Getting from Klaipeda to Riga by shuttle takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Riga are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to fly to Tallinn.

Things to do in Riga

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Tallinn, Estonia

— 4 nights
A historic city with its eye firmly on the future, Tallinn blends medieval fortifications, gleaming skyscrapers, and charming boutiques with a spattering of Soviet relics.
Tallinn is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stop by Tallinn Old Town, steep yourself in history at Tallinn Town Wall, examine the collection at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, and make a trip to Toompea Hill.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tallinn trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Riga to Tallinn in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in October, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can fly to Vienna.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Vienna, Austria

— 5 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, see the interesting displays at MuseumsQuartier Wien, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Vienna trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Tallinn to Vienna takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tallinn to Vienna due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tallinn in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Vienna: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Bratislava, Slovakia

— 2 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.
On the 15th (Fri), don't miss a visit to The Grassalkovich palace - Presidential palace, steep yourself in history at Primates' Palace (Primacialny palac), and then steep yourself in history at Devin Castle. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Bratislava Castle, wander the streets of Bratislava Old Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), then take in the views from New Bridge (Novy Most), and finally steep yourself in history at Michalska Brana.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bratislava holiday website.

Getting from Vienna to Bratislava by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Bratislava are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Ljubljana, Slovenia

— 4 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Explore Ljubljana's surroundings by going to Bled (Triglav National Park, Ojstrica, &more) and Vintgar Gorge (in Zgornje Gorje). Spend the 18th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's more to do: stroll around Tivoli Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bratislava to Ljubljana takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In October in Ljubljana, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

— 1 night
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Plitvice Lakes National Park day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Split.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Split, Croatia

— 3 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Dedicate the 23rd (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Diocletian's Palace, contemplate the long history of Old Split, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Split travel route planning website.

Traveling by car from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Split takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October, daytime highs in Split are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Tours · Historic Sites · Wineries · Outdoors

Hvar, Croatia

— 4 nights

Croatian St. Tropez

The Croatian island of Hvar serves as a picturesque location for a Mediterranean holiday, with a range of offerings from quiet coves to a lively medieval town.
Hvar is known for adventure, nightlife, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Franciscan Monastery, head off the coast to Jerolim, take some stellar pictures from Spanish Fortress, and don't miss a visit to The Harbour of Hvar.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the Hvar itinerary site.

Getting from Split to Hvar by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Korcula Town, Croatia

— 3 nights
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Korcula Town is known for historic sites, wildlife, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Korcula Town Walls, discover the deep blue sea with Dupin Dive Centre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sveti Mihovil, and view the masterpieces at Atelier Abel.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Korcula Town trip itinerary site.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Hvar to Korcula Town in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Dubrovnik City Walls, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Blaise, and step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Dubrovnik road trip planning app.

You can ride a ferry from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and car. October in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks

Lithuania travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Churches · Sacred & Religious Sites
Characterized by the majestic Baltic coastline and adjacent white sands, Lithuania boasts lush green forests, hidden lakes, and coastal wetlands. A nation with a turbulent history, Lithuania houses the remains of a former nuclear site and the remnants of defenses used to strengthen the frontier of the Tsarist empire. At the same time, it pays homage to its national heroes, honored in sculpture parks and museums throughout the country. Today, Lithuania boasts a thriving musical, cultural, and visual arts scene, hosting a range of festivals and concerts year-round.

Latvia travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · History Museums
Nestled between Estonia and Lithuania, Latvia has a small but developing tourist industry and the country is authentic and welcoming. The Baltic coast stretches 500 km (310 mi) along Latvia's northern border, and lush green forests cover nearly half of the country. Founded in 1918, Latvia was occupied by both the Nazis and the Soviet Union, who incorporated the country and did not restore independence until 1991. Due to centuries of foreign rule, the country boasts a mix of ethnic backgrounds, while maintaining the Latvian language. With cosmopolitan Riga as the capital, Latvia offers a mix of urban excitement and rural nature.

Estonia travel guide

4.5
Historic Sites · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Baltic Tiger
Small in size but big in character, the proud nation of Estonia manages to pack historical cities, swathes of charming countryside, a picturesque coastline, and rugged islands into a relatively small amount of space. Thanks to its compactness, visitors can easily travel between the many tourist attractions the country has to offer. Although just a stone's throw away from Finland, Latvia, and Russia, Estonia boasts its own distinct culture, evident in the country's cuisine, music, and traditions. This vibrant nation emerged from over 40 years of Soviet rule to be one of the most economically successful of the European Union's eastern members and is leading the way in tech industries.

Croatia travel guide

4.4
Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.