29 days in Europe Itinerary

29 days in Europe Itinerary

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Fly to Salzburg Airport, Drive to Hallstatt
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Hallstatt, Austria
— 6 nights
Train to Vienna, Fly to Sofia
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Sofia, Bulgaria
— 5 nights
Fly to Klagenfurt, Shuttle to Ljubljana
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 8 nights
Drive
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 7 nights
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Hallstatt, Austria — 6 nights

Pearl of Austria

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Stift Admont and Pfarre St. Wolfgang will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Seeschloss Ort and Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick". You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hallstatt: Wallfahrtskirche Frauenberg (in Ardning), Wipfelwanderweg Rachau (in Sankt Margarethen bei Knittelfeld) and Lake Wolfgang (in St Gilgen). Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary, contemplate the waterfront views at Traunsee, go for a walk through Old Town, and make a trip to 5 Fingers.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hallstatt trip planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Hallstatt is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Los Angeles to Hallstatt, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sofia.
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Sofia, Bulgaria — 5 nights

Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Saint Sofia Church and Park "Kambanite" will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museum of illusions Sofia and National Museum of History. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of National Institute of Archaeology with Museum, admire the striking features of Catedral de Sveta-Nedelya, get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Natural History, Sofia, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sofia online trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Hallstatt to Sofia in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October in Sofia, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ljubljana.
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Ljubljana, Slovenia — 8 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Visit Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower and Franciscan Church of the Annunciation for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Wine Tasting Bled. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ljubljana: Fonda Fish Farm (in Portorož), Idrija (Idrija Kamšt, Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum, &more) and Piran (Church of St. Bernardine, Tartini Square, &more). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Lepa Vida Boutique Winery, browse the exhibits of Škofja Loka Castle, get to know the fascinating history of Cankarjevo Nabrežje, and step into the grandiose world of Celje Castle.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ljubljana trip builder site.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Sofia to Ljubljana takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; 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. October in Ljubljana sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Zagreb.
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Zagreb, Croatia — 7 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Step off the beaten path and head to Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan) and Krapina Neanderthal Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore Atelier Mestrovic and Croatian Museum of Naive Art. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zagreb: Konjicki Klub Rakovica (in Rakovica), Rastoke (in Slunj) and Pavlinski samostan (in Lepoglava). Spend the 31st (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Mirogoj Cemetery, don't miss a visit to Porta di Pietra (Kamenita Vrata), examine the collection at Zagreb 80's Museum, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Zagreb trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Zagreb takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to fly back home.
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