35 days in Europe Itinerary

35 days in Europe Itinerary

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35 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  26​h
1
Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
4
Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Belgrade, Serbia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
7
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
10
Bled, Slovenia
— Few hours
11
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
12
Nuremberg, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
13
Rothenburg, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
14
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
15
Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  28​h
End: Brisbane, Australia


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Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Step out of Frankfurt with an excursion to Schloss Heidelberg in Heidelberg--about 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Staedel Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Senckenberg Natural History Museum (Naturmuseum Senckenberg), contemplate the long history of Goethe House, and admire the natural beauty at Palmengarten.

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Brisbane, Australia to Frankfurt is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in December; daily highs in Frankfurt reach 7°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Munich.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Schloss Heidelberg
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Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg
Goethe House ©
Goethe House

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nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
On the 29th (Sun), engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, then steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along English Garden, then examine the collection at Munich Residenz, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Marienplatz.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Munich trip planner .

Traveling by train from Frankfurt to Munich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Frankfurt in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Munich, with lows of -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

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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.
On the 31st (Tue), snap pictures at Tromostovje, then take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, and then step into the grandiose world of Ljubljana Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): Head underground at Postojna Cave and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ljubljana trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Munich to Ljubljana takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Zagreb.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Postojna Cave
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Room Escape Games
Ljubljana Castle ©
Ljubljana Castle
Triple Bridge ©
Triple Bridge

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nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): get your game on at Legame Studio - VR Gaming Studio, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), then take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad), and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, wander the streets of Strossmayer Promenade, then admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Assumption, then browse the fresh offerings at Dolac Market, and finally don't miss a visit to Tkalciceva.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Zagreb trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Ljubljana to Zagreb by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Belgrade.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Fun & Games
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Room Escape Games
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
Cathedral of the Assumption ©
Cathedral of the Assumption

3
nights
Belgrade, Serbia

The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Go for a jaunt from Belgrade to Petrovaradin to see Petrovaradin Fortress about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Kalemegdan, get a taste of the local shopping with Knez Mihailova, stroll through Ada Ciganlija, and get curious at Nikola Tesla Museum.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Belgrade trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Zagreb to Belgrade by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. In January, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Belgrade

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Petrovaradin Fortress
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Room Escape Games
Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
Petrovaradin Fortress ©
Petrovaradin Fortress

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya, steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, and finally test the waters at a local thermal spa.

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Getting from Belgrade to Budapest by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Spas Museums
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Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
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: steep yourself in history at Bascarsija, snap pictures at Latin Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bascarsija Mosque, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sarajevo day trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Sarajevo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In January in Sarajevo, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Trails Historic Sites Parks
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Walking tours
Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija
Vrelo Bosne ©
Vrelo Bosne

3
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
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.
When in Dubrovnik, make a side trip to see Cavtat Old Town in Cavtat, approximately 34 minutes away. On the 15th (Wed), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Dubrovnik City Walls, wander the streets of Old Town, admire the striking features of Franjevacki Crkva Male Brace, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Franciscan Church and Monastery.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik day trip app .

Traveling by car from Sarajevo to Dubrovnik takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. In January, Dubrovnik is somewhat warmer than Sarajevo - with highs of 12°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trip

Cavtat Old Town
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Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town

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nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museum of Senses Split, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and then explore the ancient world of Palazzo di Diocleziano. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic, stroll around Marjan Park, contemplate the long history of Old Split, stop by Filigran Split, then don't miss a visit to Split Synagogue, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Of St. Roch.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Split visit website .

Traveling by bus from Dubrovnik to Split takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. January in Split sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Church Of St. Roch
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Galerija Mestrovic ©
Galerija Mestrovic

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Bled, Slovenia

Bled ©
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 18th (Sat): hike along Vintgar Gorge and then step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bled road trip planning tool .

Drive from Split to Bled in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or fly. Traveling from Split in January, expect nights in Bled to be cooler, around -5°C, while days are slightly colder, around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Bled

Trails Parks Historic Sites
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Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge
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.
For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Salzburg road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Bled to Salzburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 4°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace

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night
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), examine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, then pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche, then don't miss a visit to St. Lorenz Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sebaldus Church. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Bamberg Altstadt, appreciate the history behind Gockelreiterbrunnen, see the interesting displays at Nuremberg Toy Museum (Spielzeugmuseum), then contemplate the long history of Albrecht Durer's House, and finally admire the masterpieces at Germanisches Nationalmuseum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Nuremberg day trip website .

You can drive from Salzburg to Nuremberg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. January in Nuremberg sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Bamberg Altstadt
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Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum
St. Lorenz Church ©
St. Lorenz Church

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Rothenburg, Germany

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
On the 22nd (Wed), ponder the world of politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), then make a trip to Das Plonlein, then step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence, and finally explore the historical opulence of Marienburg Fortress. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Town Walls, wander the streets of Altstadt, don't miss a visit to Schmiedgasse, then take in the views from Alte Mainbruecke, and finally admire the local landmark of Vierroehrenbrunnen.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rothenburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Rothenburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Wurzburg
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Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber ©
Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©
While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial, step into the grandiose world of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Chemin de la Corniche, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Casemates du Bock.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Luxembourg City online travel route planner .

Drive from Rothenburg to Luxembourg City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daytime highs in Luxembourg City are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cologne.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Chocolate Museum, then don't miss a visit to Hohenzollern Bridge, then make a trip to Cologne Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cologne driving holiday site .

Getting from Luxembourg City to Cologne by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Cologne are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Chocolate Museum ©
Chocolate Museum
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig

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