43 days in Europe Itinerary

43 days in Europe Itinerary

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43 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Perth, Australia
Fly + Train:  25 h
1
Salzburg, Austria
— 4 nights
Drive:  6 h 45 min
2
Novo Mesto, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Klagenfurt, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Graz, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
6
Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Rijeka, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
8
Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  5 h 15 min
9
Trieste, Italy
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  4 h 30 min
10
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
11
Linz, Austria
— 1 night
Fly:  7 h 15 min
12
Venice, Italy
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 45 min
13
San Marino, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
14
Pescara, Italy
— 1 day
Train:  2 h 45 min
15
Bari, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
16
Catania, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
17
Palermo, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
18
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  23 h 30 min
End: Perth, Australia


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4
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Change things up with these side-trips from Salzburg: Kitzsteinhorn (in Kaprun), Swarovski Kristallwelten (in Wattens) and SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental (in Soll). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, and make a trip to Salzburger Altstadt.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Salzburg trip planning website .

Perth, Australia to Salzburg is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train. Traveling from Perth to Salzburg, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Perth in March; daily highs in Salzburg reach 12°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Novo Mesto.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Swarovski Kristallwelten, SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental, Kitzsteinhorn
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral

2
nights
Novo Mesto, Slovenia

Novo Mesto ©
Novo Mesto is the city on a bend of the Krka River in the City Municipality of Novo Mesto in southeastern Slovenia, close to the border with Croatia. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): explore the world behind art at Božidar Jakac Art Museum, explore the historical opulence of Brežice Castle, then walk around Grajski Park Otocec, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Novo Mesto trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Salzburg to Novo Mesto in 4 hours. Traveling from Salzburg in April, you will find days in Novo Mesto are somewhat warmer (22°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). On the 3rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Novo Mesto

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Božidar Jakac Art Museum, Chateau de Zuzemberk, Spas, Brežice Castle
Highlights from your plan
Brežice Castle ©
Brežice Castle
Grajski Park Otocec ©
Grajski Park Otocec
Božidar Jakac Art Museum ©
Božidar Jakac Art Museum

3
nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

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 (Bled Castle, Ojstrica, & more) and Postojna (Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle). There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, don't miss a visit to Preseren Square, explore the activities along Ljubljanica River, and take in the views from Triple Bridge.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana tour planner .

Traveling by car from Novo Mesto to Ljubljana takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April in Ljubljana, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Klagenfurt.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Bled, Postojna
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Bled Castle ©
Bled Castle
Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town

2
nights
Klagenfurt, Austria

Klagenfurt ©
Located on Woethersee, Klagenfurt serves as the capital of the federal state of Carinthia.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): ponder the design of Lindwurmbrunnen, examine the collection at Minimundus, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Worthersee, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Aussichtsturm Pyramidenkogel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): grab your bike and head to Europapark and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Der Drauradweg.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Klagenfurt trip tool .

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Klagenfurt takes 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Klagenfurt are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Graz.

Things to do in Klagenfurt

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Aussichtsturm Pyramidenkogel
Highlights from your plan
Lake Worthersee ©
Lake Worthersee
Der Drauradweg ©
Der Drauradweg
Europapark ©
Europapark

1
night
Graz, Austria

Graz ©
With six universities, Graz represents a young, laid-back, and lively city with nightlife that doesn't stop.
On the 8th (Thu), admire the striking features of Gemaltes Haus.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Graz sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Klagenfurt to Graz in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Zagreb.

Things to do in Graz

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Altstadt von Graz ©
Altstadt von Graz
Uhrturm ©
Uhrturm
Gemaltes Haus ©
Gemaltes Haus

2
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 10th (Sat), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, then take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad), and finally pause for some photo ops at Plaque of Nikola Tesla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Tkalciceva, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Assumption, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), and finally don't miss a visit to King Tomislav Square.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Zagreb driving holiday planning tool .

Traveling by car from Graz to Zagreb takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Rijeka.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
Walking tours
Cathedral of the Assumption ©
Cathedral of the Assumption

1
night
Rijeka, Croatia

Rijeka ©
Rijeka is the principal seaport and the third-largest city in Croatia (after Zagreb and Split). Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): wander the streets of Volosko, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lungo Mare, then examine the collection at Peek & Poke Computer Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Trsat Castle.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rijeka online route planner .

Drive from Zagreb to Rijeka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Zagreb in April since evenings lows in Rijeka dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Rijeka

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Opatija
Highlights from your plan
Lungo Mare ©
Lungo Mare
Trsat Castle ©
Trsat Castle
Peek & Poke Computer Museum ©
Peek & Poke Computer Museum

3
nights
Split, Croatia

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Get out of town with these interesting Split side-trips: Museum of Brac (in Skrip) and Hvar (Fort Napoljun - Napolean & Spanjola). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, stroll around Marjan Park, and explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Split trip planner.

You can drive from Rijeka to Split in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Split can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Trieste.

Things to do in Split

Tours Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Hvar, Museum of Brac, Church Of St. Roch
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Fort Napoljun - Napolean ©
Fort Napoljun - Napolean
Spanjola ©
Spanjola

2
nights
Trieste, Italy

Trieste ©
Trieste is a charming old town with a quiet atmosphere often compared to eastern European cities.
Explore Trieste's surroundings by going to Basilica di Aquileia (in Aquileia) and Udine (Piazza San Giacomo & No Exit). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia, steep yourself in history at Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico, explore the activities along Golfo di Trieste, and pause for some photo ops at Le Ragazze di Trieste.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Trieste journey planner.

Getting from Split to Trieste by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Trieste can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Trieste

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Udine, Grotta Gigante, Basilica di Aquileia
Highlights from your plan
Carso Triestino ©
Carso Triestino
Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia ©
Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia
Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico ©

3
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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, walk around Prater, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, and explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Vienna holiday planning app .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Trieste to Vienna takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Trieste in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Vienna, with lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for the train ride to Linz.

Things to do in Vienna

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

1
night
Linz, Austria

Linz ©
Located on the Danube with a rolling green backdrop, Linz is a city equally rich in nature and culture.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): make a trip to Pöstlingbergbahn.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Linz journey planning website .

Take a train from Vienna to Linz in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Sat) before leaving for Venice.

Things to do in Linz

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Linzer Stadtpark ©
Linzer Stadtpark
Pöstlingbergbahn ©
Pöstlingbergbahn

few
hours
Venice, Italy

Venice
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Venice tour itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Linz to Venice. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 24th (Sat), you're off toSan Marino.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nightlife Outdoors

1
night
San Marino, Italy

San Marino ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Torri di San Marino. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Museo Ferruccio Lamborghini.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Marino trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Venice to San Marino takes 2 hours. In April in San Marino, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Pescara.

Things to do in San Marino

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Museo Ferruccio Lamborghini
Highlights from your plan
Torri di San Marino ©
Torri di San Marino
Museo Ferruccio Lamborghini ©
Museo Ferruccio Lamborghini

1
day
Pescara, Italy

Pescara ©
Pescara is the capital city of the Province of Pescara, in the Abruzzo region of Italy. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): snap pictures at Ponte Flaiano, then take in the waterfront at Lungomare, then make a trip to La Fontana Nave di Cascella, and finally snap pictures at Ponte del Mare.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Pescara trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from San Marino to Pescara takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In April, daytime highs in Pescara are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Bari.
Highlights from your plan
Ponte del Mare ©
Ponte del Mare
Ponte Flaiano ©
Ponte Flaiano
La Fontana Nave di Cascella ©
La Fontana Nave di Cascella

3
nights
Bari, Italy

Bari ©
Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bari: Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare (in Polignano a Mare), La Cantina Frrud - Museo del Vino (in Altamura) and Sassi di Matera (in Matera). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bari War Cemetery, Head underground at Grotte di Castellana, and make a trip to Citta Vecchia - Bari.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bari online holiday planner .

Getting from Pescara to Bari by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Bari can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Catania.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

La Cantina Frrud - Museo del Vino, Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare, Zoosafari, Sassi di Matera, Castel del Monte
Highlights from your plan
La Cantina Frrud - Museo del Vino ©
La Cantina Frrud - Museo del Vino
Sassi di Matera ©
Sassi di Matera

2
nights
Catania, Italy

Catania ©
The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): make a trip to Corso Umberto, head off the coast to Isola Bella, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Storico dello Sbarco in Sicilia 1943, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Duomo, and finally admire the local landmark of Fontana dell'Amenano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Giardino Bellini, see Off-Road Tours, and then head outdoors with Krav Maga Combat Team Catania.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Catania route planner.

Traveling by flight from Bari to Catania takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In April in Catania, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Palermo.

Things to do in Catania

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Taormina
Highlights from your plan
Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Piazza Duomo ©
Piazza Duomo

2
nights
Palermo, Italy

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Change things up with these side-trips from Palermo: Tempio di Segesta (in Calatafimi-Segesta), Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo (in San Vito lo Capo) and Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo, contemplate the long history of Norman Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio, and make a trip to Quattro Canti.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Palermo online trip planner .

You can drive from Catania to Palermo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Duomo di Monreale, Tempio di Segesta, Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo
Highlights from your plan
Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Norman Palace ©
Norman Palace
Tempio di Segesta ©
Tempio di Segesta

1
night
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rome day trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Palermo to Rome takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. May in Rome sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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