47 days in Europe Itinerary

47 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
— 7 nights
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Cris, Romania
— 2 nights
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Sibiu, Romania
— 6 nights
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Timisoara, Romania
— 4 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 9 nights
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Terchova, Slovakia
— 4 nights
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 3 nights
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Appenzell, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 4 nights

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania

— 7 nights

Treasure City

The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cluj-Napoca: Turda (Adventure Motorcycle Tours, Muzeul de Istorie Turda, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Muzeul de Arta, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franciscan Church, pause for some photo ops at Rex Matia Corvin Statue, and take in the dramatic natural features at Cetakuia Hill (Dealul Cetakuia).

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cluj-Napoca day trip site.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Cluj-Napoca International Airport, Transilvania Târgu Mureş International Airport and Sibiu International Airport. In August in Cluj-Napoca, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cris.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Cris, Romania

— 2 nights
You've now added Bethlen Castle to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Bethlen Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at The Donkey Farm.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cris road trip planning website.

You can drive from Cluj-Napoca to Cris in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sibiu.

Things to do in Cris

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Sibiu, Romania

— 6 nights

Red Town

Reminiscent of the height of the bourgeoisie and retaining much of its medieval architecture, Sibiu is Romania's cultural gem.
Venture out of the city with trips to Castelul Corvinilor (in Hunedoara), Fortress of Deva (in Deva) and Transfagarasan Highway (in Curtea de Arges). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Citadel of Alba Iulia, see the interesting displays at Brukenthal National Museum, wander the streets of Old Town, and make a trip to Piaka Mica.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sibiu trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Cris to Sibiu in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Sibiu can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Timisoara.

Things to do in Sibiu

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

Timisoara, Romania

— 4 nights
Timișoara is the capital city of Timiș County, and the main social, economic and cultural centre in western Romania.The third most populous city in the country, with 319,279 inhabitants as of the 2011 census, Timișoara is the informal capital city of the historical region of Banat. Timisoara is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Piata Victoriei, take in nature's colorful creations at Parcul Rozelor, pause for some photo ops at Timisoara Historical Center, and pause for some serene contemplation at Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Timisoara holiday app.

Traveling by car from Sibiu to Timisoara takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Timisoara can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Timisoara

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Nature

Budapest, Hungary

— 9 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Budapest side-trips: Eger (The Basilica, Eger Castle, &more). There's lots more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Budapest trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Timisoara to Budapest in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Mon) before leaving for Terchova.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Terchova, Slovakia

— 4 nights
Terchová is a large village and municipality in the Malá Fatra mountains in the Žilina District in the Žilina Region of northern Slovakia.HistoryThe village was established in 1580, but the area was inhabited even before its establishment. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Terchova: Orava Castle (in Oravsky Podzamok) and Bojnice (SNM - Bojnice Castle Museum & Bojnice Zoo). The adventure continues: stroll through Janosikove Diery, look for all kinds of wild species at Vratna dolina, make a trip to Church of St. Cyril and Methodius, and explore the striking landscape at Maly Rozsutec.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Terchova road trip app.

Drive from Budapest to Terchova in 4.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Terchova are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Terchova

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Bratislava, Slovakia

— 3 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.
Bratislava is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Bratislava Castle, steep yourself in history at Michalska Brana, take an in-depth tour of Devin Castle, and make a trip to Slavin War Memorial.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bratislava trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Terchova to Bratislava takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daytime highs in Bratislava are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Appenzell.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Appenzell, Switzerland

— 3 nights
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Appenzell: Viamala (in Zillis), Old Town Chur (in Chur) and Caumasee (in Flims). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Santis der Berg, admire the landmark architecture of Kathedrale St.Gallen, get your bearings at Stiftsbibliothek, and explore the world behind art at Kunstmuseum Appenzell.

For reviews and more tourist information, read our Appenzell journey planner.

You can drive from Bratislava to Appenzell in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Bratislava in September, expect nights in Appenzell to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Appenzell

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Lucerne, Switzerland

— 3 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lucerne: Zurich (Old Town, Bahnhofstrasse, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, fly down the slopes at Mt Pilatus, tour or see a show at KKL Luzern - Lucerne Culture and Convention Centre, and snap pictures at Chapel Bridge.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Lucerne journey maker tool.

You can drive from Appenzell to Lucerne in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Zermatt, Switzerland

— 4 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zermatt: Chaplin's World (in Corsier-sur-Vevey) and Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, get great views at Gornergrat, and take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga.

To find ratings and tourist information, go to the Zermatt itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Lucerne to Zermatt in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Slovakia travel guide

3.9
Landmarks · Castles · Monuments
Heart of Europe
A land of magnificent castles, untouched nature, and rich cultural heritage, Slovakia is a jewel in the heart of Europe that's waiting to be discovered. Larger cities such as Bratislava and Kosice feature historic architecture and offer numerous sightseeing opportunities and exciting art scenes, while the traditional villages are the perfect place to get acquainted with local customs. Some of the country's most popular tourist destinations are its numerous spa resorts, famous for their therapeutic properties, and a selection of wooden churches, many of which are World Heritage Sites. Those looking for nature's attractions can enjoy everything from the thick forests and snowy peaks of the Tatra Mountains, to one of Europe's largest concentrations of subterranean caves. The country's cuisine reflects its multi-cultural history and is a definite must-try.

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.