36 days in Europe Itinerary

36 days in Europe Itinerary

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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
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Warsaw, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly
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Bucharest, Romania
— 1 night
Fly
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Sofia, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
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Belgrade, Serbia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly to Zagreb, Shuttle to Ljubljana
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Spanish Synagogue and Powder Tower. Staromestske namesti and St Barbara's Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, take in the views from Charles Bridge, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and admire the striking features of St. Vitus Cathedral.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Prague day trip site.

Boston, USA to Prague is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in May, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 1 — 4:

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Krakow, Poland

Slavic Rome

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wawel Cathedral and St. Mary's Basilica. Let the collections at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Zamek Królewski capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Wieliczka Salt Mine, don't miss a visit to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, hunt for treasures at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), and get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Krakow day trip tool.

Getting from Prague to Krakow by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in May, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 4 — 7:

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Warsaw, Poland

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Get a sense of the local culture at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego and Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow. Your inner history buff will appreciate Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum and Old Town. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at POLIN Muzeum Historii Zydow Polskich, admire the masterpieces at The National Museum in Warsaw, admire the natural beauty at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, and stroll the grounds of Mausoleum of the Soviet Soldiers Cemetery.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Warsaw trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Krakow to Warsaw by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Warsaw are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay May 7 — 10:

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Bucharest, Romania

The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then steep yourself in history at Stavropoleos Monastery.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bucharest journey planner.

Fly from Warsaw to Bucharest in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Warsaw to Bucharest. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Warsaw in May: highs in Bucharest hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Sofia.

Things to do in Bucharest

Tours · Fun & Games · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 10 — 11:

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Sofia, Bulgaria

Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
On the 12th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Boyana Church and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On your second day here, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, admire the landmark architecture of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Sveti Nikolay.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sofia itinerary planner.

You can fly from Bucharest to Sofia in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Sofia, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Belgrade.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites · Tours · Fun & Games
Find places to stay May 11 — 13:

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Belgrade, Serbia

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 14th (Thu): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then steep yourself in history at Kalemegdan, then don't miss a visit to Knez Mihailova, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sava Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Skadarlija, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then get curious at Nikola Tesla Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Belgrade trip website.

You can drive from Sofia to Belgrade in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in May, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Belgrade

Neighborhoods · Tours · Historic Sites · Fun & Games
Find places to stay May 13 — 15:

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Jerusalem of Europe

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.
On the 16th (Sat), examine the collection at Galerija 11/07/95, steep yourself in history at Bascarsija, then steep yourself in history at Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque. On the next day, walk around Vrelo Bosne and then see the interesting displays at War Childhood Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sarajevo day trip planning app.

You can fly from Belgrade to Sarajevo in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 15 — 17:

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

Pearl of the Adriatic

Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Appreciate the collections at War Photo Limited and Art by Stjepko. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kayaking & Canoeing and The Franciscan Church and Monastery. Go for a jaunt from Dubrovnik to Cavtat to see Cavtat Old Town about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Dubrovnik City Walls, enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and stop by Old Town.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Dubrovnik itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Sarajevo to Dubrovnik in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 17 — 20:

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Split, Croatia

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Diocletian's Palace and Church of St Kuzma and St Damjan. Museum-lovers will appreciate Mestroviceve Crikvine Kastilac and Museum of Senses Split. Step out of Split with an excursion to Historic City of Trogir in Trogir--about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, appreciate the history behind Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and walk around Marjan Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Split visit app.

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Split takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in May, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 20 — 23:

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Ljubljana, Slovenia

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
On the 24th (Sun), Head underground at Postojna Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Predjama Castle and then stroll through Vintgar Gorge.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana trip itinerary site.

Getting from Split to Ljubljana by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Split in May, things will get slightly colder in Ljubljana: highs are around 68°F and lows about 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 23 — 25:

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Budapest, Hungary

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fisherman's Bastion and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). Popular historic sites such as Liberty Statue and Dohány Street Synagogue are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), appreciate the extensive heritage of Janoshegy, and appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube Bank.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Budapest visit planner.

Getting from Ljubljana to Budapest by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bratislava.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay May 25 — 28:

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Bratislava, Slovakia

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Devin Castle, take in panoramic vistas at UFO Observation Deck, then step into the grandiose world of Bratislava Castle, then don't miss a visit to St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Blue Church of St. Elizabeth. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Bratislava Old Town and then steep yourself in history at Michalska Brana.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bratislava route builder.

You can drive from Budapest to Bratislava in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Bratislava are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay May 28 — 30:

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Vienna, Austria

City of Dreams

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Melk Abbey and Peterskirche. Get some cultural insight at St. Stephen's Cathedral and The Hofburg. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, admire the landmark architecture of Belvedere Palace, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Karlskirche.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Vienna journey website.

Getting from Bratislava to Vienna by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. May in Vienna sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 3:

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Salzburg, Austria

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, explore the historical opulence of Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, and then admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), then take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, and then see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Salzburg trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Salzburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. June in Salzburg sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 5:

Czech Republic travel guide

4.3
Bridges · Historic Walking Areas · Castles
From historical towns and cities, to a countryside speckled with castles and chateaus, the Czech Republic is a holiday destination that can satisfy everybody's taste. Even though it's modern and fully-developed, the country carefully preserves its traditions and heritage. The city of Prague, with its breathtaking architecture, vibrant art and culture scene, and bustling nightlife, is not only one of the country's main attractions, but also a top European tourist hub. The scenic countryside features numerous national parks and nature reserves perfect for hiking, cycling, golfing, and enjoying the natural beauty. In the wintertime ski buffs have their pick from a selection of resorts. If you're looking to unwind and rejuvenate in picturesque settings, visit the famous spa and wellness resorts that have been renowned in Europe for centuries.

Poland travel guide

4.5
Historic Walking Areas · Historic Sites · Landmarks
A massive country in eastern Europe, Poland offers much to those who venture beyond the continent's more traditional touristic destinations. Dating back to the first millennium, the republic has over a thousand years of heritage to explore, including an abundance of World War II history. Bordered by Germany to the west and Ukraine and Belarus to the east, Poland was the rope in a game of tug of war between German Nazis and the Soviet Allied forces. Major cities like Krakow, Warsaw, Gdansk, Wroclaw, Lodz, Poznan, and Lublin are offer an array of cultural attractions. The infamous concentration camp Auschwitz, near Krakow, is a difficult experience but a must for anyone visiting the area. Be sure to sample hearty comfort foods rich in meat, cabbage, and spices--the Polish secret to making it through harsh winters.

Romania travel guide

4.3
Castles · Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks
An image of ancient architecture contrasted against a backdrop of vivdly green landscape represents the country of Romania, which features a diversity of landscape that has been largely undeveloped. With numerous mountain, valley, and lakeside resorts, an abundance of activities await outdoor enthusiasts. The other side of Romanian tourism is its impressive collection of ancient ruins, prehistoric fortresses, and medieval castles. Many of these date back to prehistoric times, the Ottoman Empire, and Austro-Hungarian rule, the influences of which are still apparent in preserved details. Tourism in Romania is not as prevalent as other countries, which this makes the travel experience here feel more authentic and awe-inspiring. Check out this simple but captivating country and discover its natural and historic beauty.

Bulgaria travel guide

4.3
Ruins · Architectural Buildings · Landmarks
Eventful history has endowed Bulgaria with a rich cultural, architectural, and artistic heritage, while natural beauty and recreational opportunities make it one of Europe's most desirable holiday destinations. Carpeted by dense forests and fed by mighty rivers, this ancient land once drew invaders from distant corners of Europe. Today, the country's Black Sea coastline and seven rugged mountain ranges top the itineraries of nearly 8 million annual visitors. While its growing cities offer modern shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities, Bulgaria's countryside remains a history buff's paradise, boasting well-preserved reminders of ancient civilizations that conquered or passed through this land. Begin your Bulgarian adventure in Sofia, one of Europe's oldest capitals, with over 250 historic landmarks.

Serbia travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · Room Escape Games · Churches
A country of wild landscapes and wilder nights, Serbia is renowned for its diversity and hospitality. It's a land of rich history with an abundance of monuments dating back to prehistory, ancient times, and the Middle Ages. Some of the country's most famous attractions are the medieval monasteries, many of which are still active and open to visitors. Major cities like Belgrade, Novi Sad, and Niš, are bustling hubs where you can immerse yourself in the arts, cafe culture, and all-night partying. Take a trip into the countryside crisscrossed with rivers and explore the lush plains, untouched forests, clear lakes, and rugged mountains. Welcoming villages offer an abundance of hospitality, and numerous spa resorts give you the opportunity to relax and rejuvenate in a tranquil atmosphere. Serbian cuisine is very diverse, so whichever region you visit, make sure to try some of the local specialties.

Bosnia and Herzegovina travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Bridges · Historic Sites
Heart-Shaped Land
With the legacy of war still fresh on the streets of Bosnia and Herzegovina, this Balkan gem is often overlooked as a holiday destination. Part of the former Yugoslavia, Bosnia and Herzegovina endured a bloody and destructive war for independence in the 1990s, which ripped apart its capital and other important cities. Since then, Bosnians have moved on, and as the rest of the world does too, tourism in the country is slowly growing. You’ll be welcomed by locals with open arms, eager to share their country and culture with those who include Bosnia and Herzegovina in their itineraries. Sarajevo and Mostar top most visitors' list of places to visit for their rich history and charming streets. Make sure to indulge in some local specialities such as burek.

Croatia travel guide

4.4
Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.

Slovenia travel guide

4.3
Castles · Bodies of Water · Caves
Sunny Side of the Alps
From snowcapped Alpine peaks to sandy Adriatic beaches, a trip to Slovenia is like taking several vacations at once. Whatever the season, the country offers enticing natural attractions, all close at hand, including thick forests, scenic valleys, cave systems, waterfalls, lakes, and the Adriatic coast. For those seeking an active holiday, you'll fine an abundance of ski slopes, trails to hike, roads to bike, and rocks to climb. Pay a visit to some of Slovenia's spa resorts and take advantage of the fresh mountain air and thermal waters. Various castles, churches, and historical towns--many of which are fully preserved--tell stories of the country's past. In Slovenia's major cities, admire the architecture, explore the local arts, visit museums, and chat with the locals over a cup of coffee. Slovenian cuisine offers a blend of Alpine and Mediterranean tastes and is definitely worth trying, along with the country's wines.

Hungary travel guide

4.1
Historic Sites · Thermal Spas · Government Buildings
Breadbasket of Europe
Because tourism throughout the whole country is not as popular as in other European countries, much of the natural beauty of Hungary has not been developed or exploited. Visitors today are drawn to the unspoiled picturesque landscape, the capital metropolis surrounded by charming small towns and villages, and the plethora of thermal baths. The country's number of well-preserved archaeological ruins, castles, cathedrals, and medieval towns provide opportunities to those wanting a taste of European history. With the opportunity to explore both time-worn architecture and notable natural surroundings in every region, Hungary provides sightseeing opportunities with the amenities of traditional tourist destinations. 

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.

Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Specialty Museums
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.