36 days in Europe Itinerary

36 days in Europe Itinerary

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36 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Boston, United States
Fly:  13​h
1
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Warsaw, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Bucharest, Romania
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Belgrade, Serbia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  4​h 45​min
10
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
11
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
12
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
13
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
14
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Boston, United States

2
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at StaromEstske namEsti and St. Vitus Cathedral. Explore hidden gems such as Sedlec Ossuary and Church of Our Lady before Tyn. Step out of Prague with an excursion to St Barbara's Church in Kutna Hora--about 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, take in the views from Charles Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and contemplate the long history of Prasna brana.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Prague trip itinerary planning app .

Boston, USA to Prague is an approximately 13-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 6 hours traveling from Boston to Prague. May in Prague sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

St Barbara's Church
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Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

3
nights
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Zamek Królewski will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at Wieliczka Salt Mine and Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall).

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Krakow using our trip planner.

You can fly from Prague to Krakow in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In May in Krakow, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Wieliczka Salt Mine, Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Zamek Królewski
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

3
nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Visit Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum and Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego and The National Museum in Warsaw. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, stroll the grounds of Mausoleum of the Soviet Soldiers Cemetery, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and get to know the fascinating history of Old Town.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Warsaw day trip website .

Traveling by train from Krakow to Warsaw takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. May in Warsaw sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Bucharest, Romania

The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
On the 11th (Mon), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then steep yourself in history at Stavropoleos Monastery.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bucharest trip maker tool .

You can fly from Warsaw to Bucharest in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Warsaw to Bucharest, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Warsaw in May, expect nights in Bucharest to be about the same, around 50°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sofia.

Things to do in Bucharest

Tours Fun & Games Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Stavropoleos Monastery ©
Stavropoleos Monastery
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Boyana Church and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, admire the striking features of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, and then admire the landmark architecture of Temple Sveti Nikolay.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Sofia trip planner .

Fly from Bucharest to Sofia in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Sofia sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites Tours Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Boyana Church ©
Boyana Church
Temple Sveti Nikolay ©
Temple Sveti Nikolay

2
nights
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, steep yourself in history at Kalemegdan, then take a stroll through Knez Mihailova, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save). On the next day, wander the streets of Skadarlija, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then engage your brain at Nikola Tesla Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Belgrade trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Sofia to Belgrade in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sofia to Belgrade due to the time zone difference. May in Belgrade sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Belgrade

Tours Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save) ©
Skadarlija ©
Skadarlija

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Galerija 11/07/95, contemplate the long history of Bascarsija, then contemplate the long history of Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Vrelo Bosne and then examine the collection at War Childhood Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sarajevo route builder website .

Getting from Belgrade to Sarajevo by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Galerija 11/07/95 ©
Galerija 11/07/95
Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija
Vrelo Bosne ©
Vrelo Bosne

3
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

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 City Walls and Old Town are good opportunities to explore the local culture. War Photo Limited and Art by Stjepko will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from Dubrovnik with a short trip to Cavtat Old Town in Cavtat, about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, steep yourself in history at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, and take in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik road trip website .

Drive from Sarajevo to Dubrovnik in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. May in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Cavtat Old Town
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town

3
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Marjan Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Historic City of Trogir and Mestroviceve Crikvine Kastilac. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Palazzo di Diocleziano, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, examine the collection at Museum of Senses Split, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St Kuzma and St Damjan.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Split route builder site .

Take a bus from Dubrovnik to Split in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Historic City of Trogir, Church of St Kuzma and St Damjan
Highlights from your plan
Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Postojna Cave. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Predjama Castle and then trek along Vintgar Gorge.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ljubljana day trip site .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Split to Ljubljana takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May, Ljubljana is a bit cooler than Split - with highs of 68°F and lows of 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Postojna, Vintgar Gorge
Highlights from your plan
Postojna Cave ©
Postojna Cave
Predjama Castle ©
Predjama Castle
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Halaszbastya and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). House of Terror Museum and Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria) will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Matthias Church, get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, and get to know the fascinating history of Janoshegy.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Budapest travel planning app .

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Budapest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Budapest

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

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 29th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Devin Castle, take in panoramic vistas at UFO Observation Deck, explore the historical opulence of Bratislava Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Church of St. Elizabeth. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): take a stroll through Bratislava Old Town and then contemplate the long history of Michalska Brana.

Find out how to plan Bratislava trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from Budapest to Bratislava in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Bratislava can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) 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

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Belvedere Palace and Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. Your inner history buff will appreciate Schonbrunn Palace and Karlskirche. When in Vienna, make a side trip to see Melk Abbey in Melk, approximately 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Peterskirche Wien, examine the collection at Staatsopernmuseum, and explore the world behind art at Albertina.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Vienna online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Bratislava to Vienna in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Melk Abbey
Highlights from your plan
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

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nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, then get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg, and then admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), then get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, and then examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Salzburg tour itinerary tool .

Getting from Vienna to Salzburg by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) ©

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