53 days in Europe Itinerary

53 days in Europe Itinerary

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53 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Plovdiv, Bulgaria
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
4
Brasov, Romania
— 1 day
+2
Shuttle + Foot + Fly:  6​h 45​min
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Vienna, Austria
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
Train:  3​h 15​min
10
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
11
Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
12
Poznan, Poland
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
13
Warsaw, Poland
— 5 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
14
Krakow, Poland
— 5 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Sydney, Australia

4
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Go for a jaunt from Athens to Mycenae to see Archaeological Site Mycenae about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, take a stroll through Plaka, explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, and explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Athens trip itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Athens is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Athens due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sofia.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Archaeological Site Mycenae
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

2
nights
Sofia, Bulgaria

Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Temple Sveti Nikolay, then steep yourself in history at Church St. George Rotunda, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Here are some ideas for day two: fly down the slopes at Vitosha Mountain, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Sofia road trip app .

Getting from Athens to Sofia by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Athens in April, with highs in Sofia at 20°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Plovdiv.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Walking tours
Room Escape Games
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral

1
night
Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Though it is often seen as merely a stopover city, Plovdiv is actually a lively university town with bohemian cafes, a thriving art scene, and exciting nightlife.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour and then delve into the distant past at Plovdiv Roman Theatre.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Plovdiv online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Sofia to Plovdiv takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Brasov.

Things to do in Plovdiv

Tours Historic Sites
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Food Tours
Plovdiv Roman Theatre ©
Plovdiv Roman Theatre

1
day
Brasov, Romania

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Mountain Postavarul and then enjoy some diversion at Season Hill.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Brasov trip planner.

Getting from Plovdiv to Brasov by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Brasov

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Poiana Brasov
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Season Hill ©
Season Hill
Mountain Postavarul ©
Mountain Postavarul

6
nights
Budapest, Hungary

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, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge, and admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Budapest itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Brasov to Budapest takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Brasov to Budapest. In April in Budapest, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

6
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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, steep yourself in history at Belvedere Palace, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral.

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Traveling by train from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cesky Krumlov.

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
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg

3
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.
Cesky Krumlov is known for historic sites, museums, parks, nightlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, admire the landmark architecture of Ballroom of the Rosenbergs, steep yourself in history at Former Fink Cafe, and see the interesting displays at Museum Fotoatelier Seidel.

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Traveling by car from Vienna to Cesky Krumlov takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Cesky Krumlov are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums
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Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov ©
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov
Egon Schiele Art Centrum ©
Egon Schiele Art Centrum
Museum Fotoatelier Seidel ©
Museum Fotoatelier Seidel

6
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: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

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

Drive from Cesky Krumlov to Prague in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. April in Prague sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Prague

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

4
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.
Take a break from Munich with a short trip to Schloss Neuschwanstein in Schwangau, about 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, examine the collection at Munich Residenz, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, and take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Munich online attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Munich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Munich are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can take a train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Schloss Neuschwanstein
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

1
night
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Romer, then contemplate the long history of Goethe House, then stroll the grounds of Hauptfriedhof, and finally stroll around Hafenpark.

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Take a train from Munich to Frankfurt in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Frankfurt are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Parks
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Goethe House ©
Goethe House
Hafenpark ©
Hafenpark
Hauptfriedhof ©
Hauptfriedhof

5
nights
Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip planning app .

You can fly from Frankfurt to Berlin in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Poznan.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Walking tours
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

1
night
Poznan, Poland

Poznan
Poland's original capital, Poznan boasts centuries of rich history and culture, as well as a modern town center drawing a growing number of weekend revelers with its vibrant nightlife and diverse restaurant scene.
To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Poznan tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Berlin to Poznan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Poznan sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. On the 17th (Sun), you'll travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Poznan

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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5
nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Warsaw is known for historic sites, museums, parks, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, brush up on your military savvy at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, get your game on at Enigma RoomR - Escape room game, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Warsaw trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Poznan to Warsaw by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Warsaw can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Old Town ©
Old Town
Walking tours

5
nights
Krakow, Poland

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: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, examine the collection at Wieliczka Salt Mine, get your game on at Bubble Football by Bumper Ball Experiences, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Krakow trip itinerary maker app .

Take a train from Warsaw to Krakow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. May in Krakow sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

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