42 days in Europe Itinerary

42 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  24 h 30 min
1
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h
3
Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
4
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
6
Warsaw, Poland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Lublin, Poland
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h
8
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
9
Wroclaw, Poland
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
10
Torun, Poland
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h
11
Olsztyn, Poland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
12
Gdansk, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
13
Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
14
Riga, Latvia
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
15
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
16
Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
Fly:  21 h 30 min
End: Melbourne, Australia

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.
Stephansplatz has been added to your itinerary. On the 7th (Mon), examine the collection at The Hofburg, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, wander the streets of Historic Center of Vienna, then make a trip to Peterskirche, then don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz, and finally make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Minoritenkirche, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, then meet the residents at Haus des Meeres - Aqua Terra Zoo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kirche am Steinhof.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna online trip maker.

Melbourne, Australia to Vienna is an approximately 25- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 9 hours. In September, Vienna is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. You'll set off for Bratislava on the 9th (Wed).

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Peterskirche ©
Peterskirche

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 9th (Wed): wander the streets of Bratislava Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Bratislava Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Franciscan Church and Monastery, then get engrossed in the history at Devin 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.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Bratislava vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Vienna to Bratislava in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Bratislava, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 11th (Fri), you'll travel to Innsbruck.

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
St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina) ©

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nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hofgarten, Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, Imperial Palace, and other attractions you added. On the 11th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hofkirche, then pause for some serene contemplation at Dom zu St. Jakob, and finally steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Triumphal Arch (Triumphpforte), admire the striking features of Imperial Palace, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alpenzoo, then fly down the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Maria-Theresien-Strasse, and finally explore the galleries of Schloss Ambras Innsbruck.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Innsbruck trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Bratislava to Innsbruck takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. September in Innsbruck sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can take a train to Salzburg.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Hofkirche ©
Hofkirche
Altstadt von Innsbruck ©
Altstadt von Innsbruck
Maria-Theresien-Strasse ©
Maria-Theresien-Strasse

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nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Old Town, Badestrand Hallstatt and Waldbachstrub Waterfall. Visit Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter) for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Petersfriedhof and Nonnberg Convent. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franziskanerkirche, and explore the world behind art at Museum der Moderne Monchsberg.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Salzburg trip simple and quick.

Take a train from Innsbruck to Salzburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. September in Salzburg sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 16th (Wed), you'll travel to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Hallstatt
Highlights from your plan
Petersfriedhof ©
Petersfriedhof
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral

3
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.
Hercules Fountain has been added to your itinerary. Visiting Bled Island and Vintgar Gorge will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Franciscan Church of the Annunciation and Triple Bridge. Change things up with a short trip to Bled Castle in Bled (about 44 minutes away). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Nicholas, don't miss a visit to Mestni Trg, get lost in a book at Seminary Palace and Library, and stroll around Congress Square (Kongresni trg).

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ljubljana day trip app.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Ljubljana takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. You'll set off for Warsaw on the 19th (Sat).

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

Bled, Vintgar Gorge
Highlights from your plan
Bled Island ©
Bled Island
Franciscan Church of the Annunciation ©
Franciscan Church of the Annunciation
Cathedral of St. Nicholas ©
Cathedral of St. Nicholas

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Old Town and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cmentarz Wojskowy na Powazkach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakowskie Przedmiescie, then make a trip to Warsaw Barbican (Barbakan Warszawski), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Cross Church (Kosciol Swietego Krzyza).

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Warsaw travel planning website.

You can fly from Ljubljana to Warsaw in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll travel to Lublin.

Things to do in Warsaw

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Krakowskie Przedmiescie ©
Krakowskie Przedmiescie
Warsaw Barbican (Barbakan Warszawski) ©
Warsaw Barbican (Barbakan Warszawski)

2
nights
Lublin, Poland

Lublin ©
On the 22nd (Tue), contemplate the long history of Majdanek State Museum and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Michael. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): explore the ancient world of Plac Po Farze, then explore the historical opulence of The Lublin Castle, then contemplate the long history of Crown Tribunal, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Metropolitan Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and John the Evangelist.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Lublin day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Warsaw to Lublin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Lublin are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. You will leave for Krakow on the 24th (Thu).

Things to do in Lublin

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Majdanek State Museum ©
Majdanek State Museum
The Lublin Castle ©
The Lublin Castle
Plac Po Farze ©
Plac Po Farze

2
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.
You've now added Wieliczka Salt Mine to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): explore the galleries of Wieliczka Salt Mine.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Krakow holiday maker site.

Traveling by car from Lublin to Krakow takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 26th (Sat), you'll travel to Wroclaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
Highlights from your plan
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine

3
nights
Wroclaw, Poland

Wroclaw ©
Known for its relaxed and liberal atmosphere, the energetic city of Wroclaw lures visitors with its rich cultural heritage and pedestrian-friendly old town.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Town- Historic Center and University Church of the Blessed Name of Jesus. Step off the beaten path and head to Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island) and St. Mary Magdalene Church. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Panorama Raclawicka, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, admire the landmark architecture of Solny Square, and take in panoramic vistas at Most Pokutnic.

To find photos and more tourist information, use the Wroclaw day trip site.

You can drive from Krakow to Wroclaw in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Torun.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Historic Sites Museums Spas
Highlights from your plan
Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island) ©
Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island)
Panorama Raclawicka ©
Panorama Raclawicka
St. Mary Magdalene Church ©
St. Mary Magdalene Church

2
nights
Torun, Poland

Torun ©
The birthplace of astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus, the medieval town of Torun escaped the destruction of World War II, managing to preserve most of the Gothic architecture of its historical old town.
For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Torun travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Wroclaw to Torun by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Torun are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. You'll set off for Olsztyn on the 1st (Thu).

Things to do in Torun

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Niewidzialny Dom ©
Niewidzialny Dom
Żywe Muzeum Piernika ©
Żywe Muzeum Piernika
Town Square - Old Town ©
Town Square - Old Town

2
nights
Olsztyn, Poland

Olsztyn ©
Olsztyn is a city on the Łyna River in northeastern Poland. Ukiel Sport and Recreation Center has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Dom Gazety Olsztynskiej and then get curious at Castle of Warmian Bishops in Olsztyn. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Municipal Beach, get some thrills out on the water with Ukiel Sport and Recreation Center, and then get all the equipment you need at Przystanek Debowa.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Olsztyn road trip app.

Getting from Torun to Olsztyn by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. You'll set off for Gdansk on the 3rd (Sat).

Things to do in Olsztyn

Outdoors Tours Transportation
Highlights from your plan
Przystanek Debowa ©
Przystanek Debowa
Dom Gazety Olsztynskiej ©
Dom Gazety Olsztynskiej

3
nights
Gdansk, Poland

Gdansk ©
Although its history goes back a thousand years, Gdansk represents one of Poland's most modern urban centers, its thriving economy boosted by a lively tourism sector.
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku has been added to your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci and St. Catherine's Church (Kosciol Sw. Katarzyny). Discover out-of-the-way places like St. Mary's Church and Sopot Pier. Take a break from Gdansk with a short trip to Kepa Redlowska & Klif Orlowski in Gdynia, about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stop by Old Town, pause for some serene contemplation at Dominikanie Gdańsk - Bazylika pw. Świętego Mikołaja | St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church, and get outside with Stogi Beach.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Gdansk route planning tool.

Drive from Olsztyn to Gdansk in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Gdansk sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 6°C at night. On the 6th (Tue), you'll travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Gdansk

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku, Kepa Redlowska & Klif Orlowski, Sopot Pier
Highlights from your plan
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku ©
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci ©
Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci
St. Mary's Church ©
St. Mary's Church

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nights
Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn ©
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Toompea Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Peapiiskopi Kirik, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, then take some stellar pictures from Viewing Point Kohtuotsa, and finally contemplate the long history of Toompea Hill.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tallinn trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Gdansk to Tallinn in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. 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 Gdansk in October, things will get slightly colder in Tallinn: highs are around 10°C and lows about 3°C. You'll set off for Riga on the 9th (Fri).

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali ©
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town

3
nights
Riga, Latvia

Riga ©
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Peter's Church and Livu Square. Do some cultural sightseeing at Old City Riga (Vecriga) and Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Church, don't miss a visit to Statue of Roland, and get your game on at OldTown Archery Riga.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Riga planning site.

You can fly from Tallinn to Riga in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. October in Riga sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 5°C at night. On the 12th (Mon), you're off to Vilnius.

Things to do in Riga

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum ©
Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum
Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

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nights
Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius ©
The capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, boasts an impressive medieval quarter--one of the continent's largest and a World Heritage Site with almost 2,000 historical buildings.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Gediminas Castle Tower and Bernardine Church (Bernardinu Baznycia). Discover out-of-the-way places like Vilniaus staciatikiu Sventosios Dvasios vienuolynas and Church of St. Casimir. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Theresa, stroll the grounds of Rasu Cemetery (Rasu kapines), don't miss a visit to St John's church, and contemplate the long history of Ponary cmentarz.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Vilnius trip builder.

You can fly from Riga to Vilnius in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Vilnius, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. You will leave for Vienna on the 15th (Thu).

Things to do in Vilnius

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower
Church of St. Theresa ©
Church of St. Theresa

1
night
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Griechenbeisl as well as Prater. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Prater and then get a taste of local nightlife at Griechenbeisl.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Vilnius to Vienna takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Vilnius in October; daily highs in Vienna reach 17°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Parks Theme Parks Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Prater ©
Prater
Kaisergruft ©
Kaisergruft
Donauinsel ©
Donauinsel

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