49 days in Europe Itinerary

49 days in Europe Itinerary

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49 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong, China
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 7 nights
+2
Fly + tram + train:  4​h
2
Hamburg, Germany
— 2 nights
3
Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
7
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
8
Bled, Slovenia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Bovec, Slovenia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
10
Sezana, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
11
Piran, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
12
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
13
Zagreb, Croatia
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 30​min
14
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
15
Krka National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
16
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
17
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
18
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Hong Kong, China

7
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) and Begijnhof. Escape the urban bustle at Zandvoort aan Zee and Het Twiske. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: The Hague (Museon, Zandmotor, & more). Spend the 16th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, kick back and relax at Blijburg (Happy Village), don't miss a visit to De Nieuwe Kerk, and explore the engaging exhibits at NEMO Science Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip planner .

Hong Kong, China to Amsterdam is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, subway, and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Hong Kong to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hong Kong in July, you will find days in Amsterdam are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are much colder (16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

The Hague, Zandvoort aan Zee
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

2
nights
Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©
As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt and then see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Port of Hamburg, get to know the fascinating history of Alter Elbtunnel, then get into the urban bustle at Elbphilharmonie, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Michael.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hamburg online travel planner .

Getting from Amsterdam to Hamburg by combination of flight and train takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown)
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Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Alter Elbtunnel ©
Alter Elbtunnel

5
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Let the collections at Pergamonmuseum and Neues Museum capture your imagination. Visit Charlottenburg Palace and Memorial of the Berlin Wall for their historical value. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, gain insight at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, and get a taste of the local shopping with Klassenfeind Gallery.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Berlin holiday planner.

Getting from Hamburg to Berlin by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Lobkowicz Palace and Jewish Museum in Prague. Get in touch with nature at Devil's Channel and Prague for Two. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Prague Zoo, and wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Prague trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Berlin to Prague by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In July in Prague, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Katedrala Svateho Vita ©
Katedrala Svateho Vita

3
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.
You'll explore and learn at Imperial Palace (Hofburg) and Silberkammer. Escape the urban bustle at Donauinsel and Orangery at Schoenbrunn Palace. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, make a trip to Historic Center of Vienna, look for gifts at Xocolat, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kahlenberg.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Vienna journey builder .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Vienna, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

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

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Palatinus Strandfürdő and Roman Beach. Visit Matthias Church and Halaszbastya for their historical value. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), wander the streets of Vaci Street, look for all kinds of wild species at Sas Hill Nature Reserve, and pick up some local products at Central Market Hall.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Budapest trip itinerary maker .

Take a train from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Budapest, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Budapest

Parks Nature Theme Parks
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

1
night
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana melds German, Mediterranean, and Slovenian culture and history.
On the 7th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Ljubljanski Grad and then wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ljubljana online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Budapest to Ljubljana takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. August in Ljubljana sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Bled.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town
Ljubljanski Grad ©
Ljubljanski Grad

3
nights
Bled, Slovenia

Bled ©
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
You've now added Dali to your itinerary. On the 8th (Thu), take in the exciting artwork at Dali. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Tromeja -Triple border, admire the sheer force of Wasserfall Pericnik, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Vrsic Pass - Julian Alps.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Bled trip planner .

You can drive from Ljubljana to Bled in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Bled can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You will leave for Bovec on the 10th (Sat).

Things to do in Bled

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kranjska Gora, Wasserfall Pericnik
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Vrsic Pass - Julian Alps ©
Vrsic Pass - Julian Alps
Wasserfall Pericnik ©
Wasserfall Pericnik

3
nights
Bovec, Slovenia

Bovec ©
Bovec is a town in the Littoral region in northwestern Slovenia, close to border with Italy. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Slap Kozjak as well as Zipline. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Virje Waterfall, contemplate the long history of Ravelnik Open Air Museum, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Thirsty River Brewing.

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

You can drive from Bled to Bovec in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Bovec are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. You'll set off for Sezana on the 13th (Tue).

Things to do in Bovec

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Slap Kozjak
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Virje Waterfall ©
Virje Waterfall
Zipline
Slap Kozjak ©
Slap Kozjak

1
night
Sezana, Slovenia

Sezana ©
Sežana is a town in the Slovenian Littoral region of Slovenia, near the border with Italy. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Skocjan Caves and then pause for some serene contemplation at Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Sezana trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bovec to Sezana takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bovec in August, with highs in Sezana at 34°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Piran.

Things to do in Sezana

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity, Skocjan Caves
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Skocjan Caves ©
Skocjan Caves
Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity ©

2
nights
Piran, Slovenia

Piran ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Nature Park Strunjan, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then learn more about the world around you at Magical World of Shells Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. George, and finally don't miss a visit to Tartini Square (Tartinijev trg). On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower and then enjoy the sand and surf at Portoroz Beach.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Piran online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Sezana to Piran takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sezana in August, Piran is little chillier at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Piran

Outdoors Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower, Portoroz Beach, Nature Park Strunjan
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Portoroz Beach ©
Portoroz Beach
Magical World of Shells Museum ©
Magical World of Shells Museum
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes River Ljubljanica Kanal, Tromostovje, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Nicholas (Stolnica Sv. Nikolaja) and then have fun and explore at House of Experiments - Hisa eksperimentov. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Tromostovje, hunt for treasures at Central Market, then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and finally explore the activities along River Ljubljanica Kanal.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ljubljana day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Piran to Ljubljana takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Piran in August, expect Ljubljana to be slightly colder, temps between 31°C and 15°C. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Museums Tours Outdoors
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Railway Museum ©
Railway Museum

1
night
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
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 18th (Sun): look for gifts at Kredenca Zagreb and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka).

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Zagreb tour planner .

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Zagreb takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In August in Zagreb, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Ban Josip Jelačić Square ©
Ban Josip Jelačić Square
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©

2
nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Plitvice Lakes National Park trip planner .

You can take a bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Krka National Park.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Rastoke
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
The Lower Lakes ©
The Lower Lakes
Rastoke ©
Rastoke

1
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Krka National Park, Croatia

Krka National Park ©
On the 22nd (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Krka Monastery, then take in breathtaking views at Cikola River Canyon, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Visovac Monastery.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Krka National Park driving holiday planner .

Explore your travel options from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Krka National Park with the Route module. In August in Krka National Park, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Split.

Things to do in Krka National Park

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Krka Monastery, Cikola River Canyon
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Visovac Monastery ©
Visovac Monastery
Krka Monastery ©
Krka Monastery

2
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): wander the streets of Riva Harbor, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of St. Roch, then walk around Marjan Park, and finally do a tasting at Putalj Winery.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Split trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Krka National Park to Split. In August in Split, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Parks Wineries Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Church Of St. Roch
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Riva Harbor ©
Riva Harbor
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Marjan Park ©
Marjan Park

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.
War Photo Limited and Art by Stjepko will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Island of Lokrum and Scuba & Snorkeling. Step out of Dubrovnik to go to Cavtat and see Cavtat Old Town, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Walls of Dubrovnik, take an in-depth tour of Rector's Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Monastery, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St Joseph.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Dubrovnik tour planner.

Traveling by bus from Split to Dubrovnik takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. August in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Museums Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Cavtat Old Town
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Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Rector's Palace ©
Rector's Palace
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Anne Frank House and Brouwersgracht. For shopping fun, head to Albert Cuyp Market or Boekie Woekie. Enjoy Amsterdam some more: wander the streets of De 9 Straatjes and explore the activities along Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht).

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Amsterdam takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Dubrovnik in August; daily highs in Amsterdam reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. On the 30th (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Brouwersgracht ©
Brouwersgracht
De 9 Straatjes ©
De 9 Straatjes

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