20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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20 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  26 h
1
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
4
Bled, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
6
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Melbourne, Australia

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.
Go for a jaunt from Krakow to Oswiecim to see Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle.

Discover how to plan a Krakow trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Melbourne, Australia to Krakow is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Central European Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

3
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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, take a stroll through Lesser Town, admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, and take in the views from Charles Bridge.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Prague visit planner .

You can fly from Krakow to Prague in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In September, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Prague

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

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a splash at Swimming Pools Unter Letten, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and finally wander the streets of Old Town.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Zurich travel route planning website .

You can fly from Prague to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bled.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Old Town ©
Old Town

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle, then trek along Vintgar Gorge, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Zdraviliski Park, step off the mainland to explore Bled Island, then get great views at Mala Osojnica, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bohinj.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bled trip builder app .

You can fly from Zurich to Bled in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. In September, daytime highs in Bled are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Bled

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Vintgar Gorge, Lake Bohinj
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Lake Bohinj ©
Lake Bohinj
Bled Castle ©
Bled Castle

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, then pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace. On the next day, explore the galleries of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, then take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg, and finally steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Salzburg holiday builder website .

You can drive from Bled to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. September in Salzburg sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo, and finally make a trip to Stephansplatz. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and then admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Vienna trip site .

You can fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

4
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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, and appreciate the history behind Hősök tere.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Budapest sightseeing planning app .

Getting from Vienna to Budapest by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. September in Budapest sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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