16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Sofia, Bulgaria
Drive:  4 h 30 min
1
Belgrade, Serbia
— Few hours
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h 30 min
3
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Brno, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Graz, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
8
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
9
Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  8 h 15 min
End: Sofia, Bulgaria

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Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sava Temple and then contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Belgrade trip itinerary builder website.

Sofia, Bulgaria to Belgrade is an approximately 4.5- hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sofia to Belgrade. In July in Belgrade, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites
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Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
St. Sava Temple ©
St. Sava Temple

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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.
On the 3rd (Sat), steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, admire the striking features of Matthias Church, snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, then admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Budapest itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Belgrade to Budapest in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) ©

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take in the views from Stary most, then contemplate the long history of Michalska Brana, then steep yourself in history at Devin Castle, and finally step into the grandiose world of Bratislava Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Monument to Unborn Children, take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Church of St. Elizabeth, appreciate the history behind Cumil, make a trip to UFO Observation Deck, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), and finally take a stroll through Bratislava Old Town.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Bratislava online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Bratislava takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Brno.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle
Bratislava Castle ©
Bratislava Castle
Bratislava Old Town ©
Bratislava Old Town

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night
Brno, Czech Republic

Brno ©
A thousand years old, Brno offers a convenient urban base for exploring the southern section of Moravia, famed for its lush vineyards and natural caves.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Liberty Square, admire the landmark architecture of Brno astronomical clock, then get great views at Old Town Hall - Tourist Information Centre, then steep yourself in history at Spilberk Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Brno trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Bratislava to Brno takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Brno, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Brno

Historic Sites
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Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul ©
Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul
Old Town Hall - Tourist Information Centre ©
Old Town Hall - Tourist Information Centre
Liberty Square ©
Liberty Square

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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 8th (Thu): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, and then take a stroll through Lesser Town.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Prague trip builder tool.

You can drive from Brno to Prague in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo, explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of St. Virgil, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): make a trip to Stephansplatz, then examine the collection at The Hofburg, then admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Vienna road trip planning app.

Fly from Prague to Vienna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Graz.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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night
Graz, Austria

Graz
With six universities, Graz represents a young, laid-back, and lively city with nightlife that doesn't stop.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): make a trip to Hauptplatz, get a sense of history and politics at Rathaus, steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Graz, then walk around Schlossberg, and finally get your game on at Graz Fairytale Express.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Graz vacation app.

Getting from Vienna to Graz by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. July in Graz sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Graz

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Schlossberg
Schlossberg
Altstadt von Graz ©
Altstadt von Graz
Hauptplatz ©
Hauptplatz

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nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Ljubljana Castle, get a sense of history and politics at Town Hall, make a trip to Prešeren Square, then wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, then make a trip to Mestni Trg, and finally snap pictures at Triple Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle, then head off the coast to Bled Island, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ljubljana route maker tool.

Traveling by car from Graz to Ljubljana takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. July in Ljubljana sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Zagreb.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Adventure

Side Trip

Bled
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Bled Island ©
Bled Island
Bled Castle ©
Bled Castle

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Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Atelier Mestrovic, partake in some friendly competition at Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb, then examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, then look for gifts at Break Time, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Recreational Sports Center Jarun. On your second day here, get the lay of the land with Walking tours and then cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Zagreb tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Zagreb takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. July in Zagreb sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours Outdoors Museums
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Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb ©
Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb
Recreational Sports Center Jarun ©
Recreational Sports Center Jarun
Walking tours

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