35 days in Paris, Eastern Europe & Vienna Itinerary

35 days in Paris, Eastern Europe & Vienna Itinerary

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35 days in Paris, Eastern Europe & Vienna Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Canada
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Paris, France
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
7
Warsaw, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
10
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
11
Kotor, Montenegro
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
12
Bar, Montenegro
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h
13
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
14
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Montreal, Canada

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Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip planner .

Montreal, Canada to Paris is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Montreal to Paris due to the time zone difference. In July in Paris, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Prague.

Things to do in Paris

Parks Neighborhoods Nature
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Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité

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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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and snap pictures at Charles Bridge.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Prague travel route builder website .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Prague takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Prague

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

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nights
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

Cesky Krumlov ©
Known around the world for its medieval castle, Cesky Krumlov offers the chance to experience the charm of a small European city seemingly frozen in time several centuries ago.
On the 3rd (Mon), examine the collection at Museum Fotoatelier Seidel, stroll around MEstsky park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and finally steep yourself in history at Cesky Krumlov Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Muzeum cestopisne literatury, step into the grandiose world of The State Chateau of Hluboká, walk around The Castle Garden, then examine the collection at Regional Museum in Cesky Krumlov, and finally explore the world behind art at Egon Schiele Art Centrum.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cesky Krumlov trip planner .

Traveling by car from Prague to Cesky Krumlov takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Muzeum cestopisne literatury, The State Chateau of Hluboká
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Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov ©
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov
River Rafting & Tubing
Egon Schiele Art Centrum ©
Egon Schiele Art Centrum

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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.
On the 5th (Wed), make a trip to Stephansplatz, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo, then step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, then admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, and then see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg).

Before you visit Vienna, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Cesky Krumlov to Vienna by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Vienna

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

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nights
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.
On the 7th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), then get to know the fascinating history of Bratislava Old Town, and then take an in-depth tour of Devin Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Bratislava Castle, don't miss a visit to Slavin War Memorial, steep yourself in history at Michalska Brana, take in panoramic vistas at UFO Observation Deck, then pause for some photo ops at Cumil, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Church of St. Elizabeth.

Start your trip to Bratislava by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Vienna to Bratislava in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Bratislava are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Krakow.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle
Bratislava Castle ©
Bratislava Castle
Michalska Brana ©
Michalska Brana

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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.
Step out of Krakow to go to Oswiecim and see Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, which is approximately 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, hunt for treasures at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), steep yourself in history at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, and examine the collection at Wieliczka Salt Mine.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Krakow visit planner.

Drive from Bratislava to Krakow in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Bratislava in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Krakow, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Wieliczka Salt Mine, Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

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Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): stroll around Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then appreciate the history behind Pomnik Bohaterów Getta, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Culture and Science, brush up on your military savvy at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, then don't miss a visit to Old Town Observation Terrace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Anne's Church (Kosciol Swietej Anny), and finally examine the collection at POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Warsaw travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Krakow to Warsaw takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Old Town ©
Old Town
Walking tours

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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: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, and take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge.

For where to stay and other tourist information, read Budapest road trip planning website .

You can fly from Warsaw to Budapest in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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nights
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Nearly destroyed by war during the 1990s, the riverside city of Sarajevo now serves as one of the region's major educational, cultural, and commercial hubs.
Sarajevo is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, trails, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go all around town with City Tours, contemplate the long history of Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain), admire the masterpieces at Galerija 11/07/95, and trek along Vrelo Bosne.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sarajevo online tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Sarajevo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In August in Sarajevo, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Mostar.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Walking tours
Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija
War Childhood Museum ©
War Childhood Museum

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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Mostar trip planner .

You can take a train from Sarajevo to Mostar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sarajevo in August, things will get a bit warmer in Mostar: highs are around 39°C and lows about 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Mostar

Historic Sites
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Old Bridge (Stari Most) ©
Old Bridge (Stari Most)
Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque ©
Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque

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Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor ©
Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
Kotor is known for historic sites, nature, adventure, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Bay of Kotor, step into the grandiose world of Castle Of San Giovanni, view the masterpieces at Namfleg, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kotor trip planner .

You can drive from Mostar to Kotor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bar.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Spiljari, R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela
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Stari Grad Kotor ©
Stari Grad Kotor
Bay of Kotor ©
Bay of Kotor
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela ©
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela

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Bar, Montenegro

Bar ©
Bar is a coastal town and seaport in southern Montenegro. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then stroll through Long Beach (Velika plaza). On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Moraca River, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Skadar, and then take a leisurely stroll along Petrovac Quay.

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

Traveling by car from Kotor to Bar takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kotor in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Bar, with lows around 25°C. On the 27th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Bar

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Ulcinj, Podgorica, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Petrovac Quay
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Long Beach (Velika plaza) ©
Long Beach (Velika plaza)
Lake Skadar ©
Lake Skadar
Moraca River ©
Moraca River

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Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Ljubljana Castle, then hike along Vintgar Gorge, and then step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Tivoli Park and then Head underground at Postojna Cave.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana trip website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bar to Ljubljana. In August, Ljubljana is little chillier than Bar - with highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Bled, Postojna Cave
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Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge
Bled Castle ©
Bled Castle
Tivoli Park ©
Tivoli Park

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Paris, France

Paris ©
On the 30th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then take a stroll through Montmartre.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Ljubljana to Paris by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Luxembourg Gardens ©
Luxembourg Gardens

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