21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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21 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  26 h
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Bled, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
6
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive + Ferry:  5 h
7
Bol, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
8
Hvar, Croatia
— 3 nights
+3
Ferry + Foot + Bus + Fly:  6 h 45 min
9
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: Brisbane, Australia

2
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 Matthias Church. And it doesn't end there: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate the long history of Shoes on the Danube Bank, admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest online vacation planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Budapest is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Central European Time is minus 9 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Brisbane in May since evenings lows in Budapest dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, then admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, and then steep yourself in history at Karlskirche. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, examine the collection at The Hofburg, then examine the collection at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

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Getting from Budapest to Vienna by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. May in Vienna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

2
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 15th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, then take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter). Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, then browse the exhibits of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then examine the collection at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally admire the landmark architecture of Mirabell Palace.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Salzburg sightseeing site.

Fly from Vienna to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Salzburg are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral

2
nights
Bled, Slovenia

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): get outside with Mala Osojnica, step off the mainland to explore Bled Island, then whizz through the canopy at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Straza Bled. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Vintgar Gorge, step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bled online road trip planner.

Getting from Salzburg to Bled by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May in Bled, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Vintgar Gorge
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge
Mala Osojnica ©
Mala Osojnica

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): explore the activities along Canal Grande, then see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then don't miss a visit to Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally appreciate the history behind Punta della Dogana.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Venice journey planning site.

Traveling by car from Bled to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Bled in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Venice, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

1
night
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
On the 21st (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Malo Lake, explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Batinovac Waterfall, then admire the sheer force of Pevalekovi Slapovi, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Ciginovac Lake.

Find out how to plan Plitvice Lakes National Park trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Venice to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Bol.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Pevalekovi Slapovi ©
Pevalekovi Slapovi
Ciginovac Lake ©
Ciginovac Lake

1
night
Bol, Croatia

Bol ©
An hour boat ride from Split on the island of Brac, Bol boasts a charming old town, pebble beach, and great windsurfing conditions. Historical charm abounds here in the form of stone houses, narrow pedestrian streets, and historical attractions marked with panels.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): stroll through Paklina Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn), and then kick back and relax at Murvica Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bol day trip planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Bol in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. May in Bol sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hvar.

Things to do in Bol

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Murvica Beach
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Murvica Beach ©
Murvica Beach
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)

3
nights
Hvar, Croatia

Hvar ©
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.
Visiting Mekicevica Beach and Island Galesnik will get you outdoors. Relax by the water at Hvar Beach and Dubovica Beach. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Mlini Beach and contemplate the long history of Spanjola.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hvar attractions planning website.

Drive from Bol to Hvar in 4.5 hours. In May in Hvar, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Hvar

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Dubovica Beach
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Hvar Beach ©
Hvar Beach
Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
Island Galesnik ©
Island Galesnik

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and then stop by Lesser Town. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady before Tyn, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue, and finally get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Prague trip itinerary maker website.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Hvar to Prague in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Hvar in May: high temperatures in Prague hover around 20°C and lows are around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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