48 days in Europe Itinerary

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Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
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Bern, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Train
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Shuttle
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Train
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Zagreb, Fly to Split
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Split, Croatia
— 4 nights
Bus
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kotor, Montenegro
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 3 nights
Fly
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Budapest, Hungary
— 6 nights
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Berlin, Germany — 4 nights

Athens of the Spree

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 sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo Berlin, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, and steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Berlin day trip tool.

London, UK to Berlin is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Berlin. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can fly to Bern.
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Bern, Switzerland — 3 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bern: Interlaken (Parasailing & Paragliding & Harderkulm), Grindelwald-First (in Grindelwald) and Lake Brienz (in Brienz). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge, ponder the design of Vennerbrunnen, and get curious at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus).

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bern trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Bern takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 3 nights

City of Dreams

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.
On the 23rd (Sun), get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo, step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, and then examine the collection at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Hofburg, then explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, then explore the world behind art at KUNST HAUS WIEN. Museum Hundertwasser, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip planner.

You can fly from Bern to Vienna in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to fly to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
On the 27th (Thu), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague, step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, and get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Prague journey maker website.

Fly from Vienna to Prague in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In July, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Krakow.
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Krakow, Poland — 3 nights

Slavic Rome

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim (about 1h 15 min away). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Wawel Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, examine the collection at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Krakow driving holiday tool.

You can fly from Prague to Krakow in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In July, daytime highs in Krakow are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, and visit Trastevere.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rome itinerary planner.

You can fly from Krakow to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Krakow in July: high temperatures in Rome hover around 37°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can take a train to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Venture out of the city with trips to Siena (Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, Piazza del Campo, &more). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence holiday planner.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Rome in August, plan for little chillier nights in Florence, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 3 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel, Basilica of St. Anthony, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, and steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Florence to Venice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. August in Venice sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ljubljana.
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Ljubljana, Slovenia — 2 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, snap pictures at Triple Bridge, ponder the world of politics at Town Hall, step into the grandiose world of Ljubljana Castle, then explore the activities along Ljubljanica River, and finally take in the views from Dragon Bridge.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Ljubljana trip planner.

You can drive from Venice to Ljubljana in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Venice in August, with highs in Ljubljana at 31°C and lows at 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Split.
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Split, Croatia — 4 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Get out of town with these interesting Split side-trips: Hvar (Franciscan Monastery & Spanish Fortress), Krka National Park (in Skradin) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Omiš). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Diocletian's Palace, look for gifts at Nadalina cokolada, get a new perspective on nature at Diocletians Dream, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Roko.

To see maps and more tourist information, read our Split trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Ljubljana to Split in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ljubljana in August, expect Split to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to fly to Dubrovnik.
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Dubrovnik, Croatia — 2 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, contemplate the long history of Walls of Dubrovnik, and then step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Dubrovnik day trip planner.

You can fly from Split to Dubrovnik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. You'll set off for Kotor on the 18th (Fri).
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Kotor, Montenegro — 2 nights

Bride of the Adriatic Sea

Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): delve into the distant past at St. Tryphon Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady of the Rocks, and then explore the activities along Bay of Kotor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kotor online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Kotor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Kotor, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mostar.
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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina — 2 nights

Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
On the 20th (Sun), take in the awesome beauty at Apparition Hill, then admire the sheer force of Kravica, and then take a stroll through The historic urban site of Pocitelj. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar, make a trip to Mehmed Karadoz Moschee, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Koski-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque, and finally make a trip to Old Bridge (Stari Most).

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Mostar driving holiday site.

You can drive from Kotor to Mostar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Mostar can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Sarajevo.
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina — 3 nights

Jerusalem of Europe

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.
On the 23rd (Wed), spend a day ambling around Vrelo Bosne. On the 25th (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Bascarsija, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, don't miss a visit to Vijećnica, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Sarajevo attractions planner.

Drive from Mostar to Sarajevo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Mostar in August, things will get little chillier in Sarajevo: highs are around 33°C and lows about 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Budapest.
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Budapest, Hungary — 6 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Eger (The Basilica, Dobo Square, &more). There's much more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), take in the exciting artwork at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), and steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion.

To find ratings and more tourist information, go to the Budapest online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Sarajevo to Budapest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In August, daytime highs in Budapest are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.
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