43 days in Europe Itinerary

43 days in Europe Itinerary

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Munich, Germany
— 1 night
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 3 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 4 nights
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Linz, Austria
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
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Graz, Austria
— 3 nights
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Split, Croatia
— 4 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
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Rijeka, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 5 nights
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Trieste, Italy
— 3 nights
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Klagenfurt, Austria
— 3 nights
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Munich, Germany
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Munich, Germany — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): make a trip to Marienplatz.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Munich vacation builder website.

Reykjavik, Iceland to Munich is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Reykjavik in May; daily highs in Munich reach 20°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Innsbruck.
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Find places to stay May 25 — 26:

Innsbruck, Austria — 3 nights

Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Swarovski Kristallwelten and Schloss Ambras Innsbruck will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Kufstein Fortress and The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dom zu St. Jakob, get to know the fascinating history of Maria-Theresien-Strasse, steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck, and browse the different shops at RathausGalerien.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Innsbruck visit website.

You can drive from Munich to Innsbruck in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Innsbruck can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.
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Salzburg, Austria — 4 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Get some cultural insight at Fortress Hohensalzburg and Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus). Let the collections at Mozarts Geburtshaus and Red Bull Hangar-7 capture your imagination. Explore Salzburg's surroundings by going to Hallstatt (Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary, Old Town, &more). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, explore the different monuments and memorials at Petersfriedhof, admire the landmark architecture of Mirabell Palace, and contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Salzburg trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Innsbruck to Salzburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Linz.
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Linz, Austria — 2 nights

Located on the Danube with a rolling green backdrop, Linz is a city equally rich in nature and culture.
Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Schlossmuseum Linz, explore the galleries of KZ-Gedenkstatte Mauthausen, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Mariendom.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Linz day trip planning site.

You can drive from Salzburg to Linz in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow time for the train ride to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 5 nights

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Stephen's Cathedral and Karlskirche. Get some cultural insight at Belvedere Palace and Albertina. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Hofburg, don't miss a visit to Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace.

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Traveling by train from Linz to Vienna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Graz.
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Graz, Austria — 3 nights

With six universities, Graz represents a young, laid-back, and lively city with nightlife that doesn't stop.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Altstadt von Graz and Riegersburg Castle. Get a sense of the local culture at Arnold Schwarzenegger Museum and Museum fuer Geschichte. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Landeszeughaus, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthaus Graz, and browse the exhibits of Schloss Eggenberg.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Graz trip planner.

You can drive from Vienna to Graz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Graz can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Split.
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Find places to stay Jun 9 — 12:

Split, Croatia — 4 nights

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Get a sense of the local culture at Diocletian's Palace and Historic City of Trogir. Appreciate the collections at Jaksic Gallery and Museum uja. There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Cathedral of Saint Domnius, admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic, examine the collection at Diocletians Dream, and take an in-depth tour of Etnografski muzej Split.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Split vacation planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Graz to Split in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Graz in June, with highs in Split at 32°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow time for the flight to Dubrovnik.
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Dubrovnik, Croatia — 4 nights

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Walls of Dubrovnik and Cavtat Old Town. Museum-lovers will get to explore Red History Museum and Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum. The adventure continues: visit Old Town, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Blaise, don't miss a visit to Pile Gate, and take in the exciting artwork at Art by Stjepko.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik route maker.

Fly from Split to Dubrovnik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Rijeka.
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Rijeka, Croatia — 3 nights

Rijeka is the principal seaport and the third-largest city in Croatia (after Zagreb and Split). Euphrasius Basilica and Lungo Mare are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Porec Old Town and Korzo. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Trsat Castle, look for gifts at Kredenca Opatija, take a stroll through Volosko, and walk around The Angiolina Park - Villa Angiolina.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rijeka trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Dubrovnik to Rijeka in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Rijeka can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Zagreb.
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Find places to stay Jun 20 — 23:

Zagreb, Croatia — 2 nights

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On your second day here, look for gifts at Take Me Home, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Upper Town (Gornji Grad), then examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, and finally admire the masterpieces at Atelier Mestrovic.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Zagreb driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Rijeka to Zagreb in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Rijeka in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Zagreb, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Ljubljana.
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Ljubljana, Slovenia — 5 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
You'll explore and learn at Galerija Mikame and Military Museum Tabor. Get some cultural insight at Bled Castle and Cathedral of St. Nicholas. Venture out of the city with trips to Postojna Cave (in Postojna) and Idrija (Gewerkenegg Castle, Hg Smeltery, &more). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, don't miss a visit to Ljubljana Castle, and snap pictures at Triple Bridge.

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Getting from Zagreb to Ljubljana by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Ljubljana are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Trieste.
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Trieste, Italy — 3 nights

Trieste is a charming old town with a quiet atmosphere often compared to eastern European cities.
Popular historic sites such as Miramare Castle-Historical Museum and San Giusto Castle are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore San Sabba Rice Mill - National Monument and AIM Alinari Image Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Military Memorial Redipuglia (in Fogliano Redipuglia) and Cemetery To The Unknown Soldier (in Aquileia). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Little Berlin.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Trieste road trip app.

You can take a shuttle from Ljubljana to Trieste in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ljubljana in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Trieste, with lows around 21°C. On the 3rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Klagenfurt.
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Klagenfurt, Austria — 3 nights

Located on Woethersee, Klagenfurt serves as the capital of the federal state of Carinthia.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Hochosterwitz Castle (Burg Hochosterwitz), then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Worthersee, and then examine the collection at Minimundus. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Elli Riehl Puppenwelt, then step into the grandiose world of Landskron Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stadtpfarrkirche St. Egid, and finally see the interesting displays at Eboardmuseum.

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Drive from Trieste to Klagenfurt in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Trieste in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Klagenfurt, with lows of 17°C. You will leave for Munich on the 6th (Thu).
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Find places to stay Jul 3 — 6:

Munich, Germany

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Traveling by car from Klagenfurt to Munich takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll set off for home on the 6th (Thu).
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Find places to stay Jul 6 — 7:

Austria travel guide

4.6
Castles · Art Museums · Churches
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.
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Croatia travel guide

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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.
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Slovenia travel guide

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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.
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Friuli Venezia Giulia travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Churches
One of five autonomous regions of Italy, Friuli Venezia Giulia is one of the country's easiest areas to tour, as it is on most of the major routes between the east and west sections of southern Europe. This region has its own distinct history, traditions, identity, and language. The majority of the inhabitants speak Friulian, as well as fluent Italian. Friuli Venezia Giulia overlooks the Adriatic Sea and is bordered by high mountains and dotted with lakes, valleys, and natural preserves, making it an ideal vacation spot for outdoor lovers. Explore the long coastline's secluded lagoons, sandy beaches, and seaside resorts on your trip.
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