26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
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Bucharest, Romania
— 2 nights
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Sofia, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
— 2 nights
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Tbilisi, Georgia
— 1 night
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Riga, Latvia
— 3 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Korcula Town, Croatia
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Split, Croatia
— 3 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): get great views at Petřín, admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and finally stroll around Kampa Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue, and finally admire the natural beauty at Wallenstein garden.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Prague tour planner.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiports are Václav Havel Airport Prague, Brno-Tuřany Airport and Ostrava Leos Janáček Airport. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Fun & Games

Krakow, Poland

— 2 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.
On the 3rd (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Muzeum Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego Collegium Maius, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bazylika i Klasztor Franciszkanow, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Planty Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Wawel Royal Castle, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, take a stroll through Ulica Florianska, then make a trip to St. Florian's Gate, and finally contemplate the long history of Muzeum Krakowa - Barbakan.

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You can fly from Prague to Krakow in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In May, daytime highs in Krakow are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Bucharest, Romania

— 2 nights
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): get a sense of history and politics at Palace of Parliament, take an in-depth tour of Museum of History of the Jewish Community, then shop like a local with Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", and finally stroll around Herăstrău Park. On your second day here, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, then make a trip to Stavropoleos Monastery, and finally admire the natural beauty at Cismigiu Gardens.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bucharest trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Bucharest takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Krakow in May: highs in Bucharest hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sofia.

Things to do in Bucharest

Tours · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Sofia, Bulgaria

— 2 nights
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
On the 7th (Fri), see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours, then admire the striking features of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Sofia Church. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Boyana Church, admire the striking features of Church St. George Rotunda, then admire the striking features of Temple Sveti Nikolay, and finally pause for some photo ops at Saint Sofia Monument.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sofia trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Bucharest to Sofia takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites · Tours

Budapest, Hungary

— 3 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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, and test the waters at a local thermal spa.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Budapest trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Sofia to Budapest takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sofia to Budapest, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Budapest are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Kyiv (Kiev).

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Spas

Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine

— 2 nights
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Maidan Nezalezhnosti, then make a trip to Andriyivski Uzviz, then admire the striking features of St. Sophia's Cathedral, and finally capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, contemplate the long history of Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, then appreciate the history behind Rodina Mat (Motherland), and finally make a trip to Khreshchatyk.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kyiv (Kiev) road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Budapest to Kyiv (Kiev) in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, daytime highs in Kyiv (Kiev) are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tbilisi.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Historic Sites · Tours

Tbilisi, Georgia

— 1 night
On the bank of the Mtkvari River and at the foot of Trialeti mountain range, Tbilisi's location has given the city strategic significance since it was founded in the 5th century.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Narikala Fortress, snap pictures at The Bridge of Peace, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi. Keep things going the next day: get the lay of the land with Walking tours and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tsminda Sameba Cathedral.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tbilisi road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Kyiv (Kiev) to Tbilisi takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Georgia Standard Time (GET) is 2 hours. May in Tbilisi sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Riga.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Historic Sites · Tours

Riga, Latvia

— 3 nights

Paris of the North

Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.
Riga is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga), pause for some photo ops at Freedom Monument, take in the spiritual surroundings of Riga Cathedral, and stroll around Dzintari Forest Park.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Riga trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Tbilisi to Riga in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Tbilisi to Riga due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Tbilisi in May, with highs in Riga at 20°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Riga

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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.
On the 20th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of War Photo Limited, step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Pile Gate and then wander the streets of Old Town.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Dubrovnik trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Riga to Dubrovnik by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Riga to Dubrovnik due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Riga in May, things will get a bit warmer in Dubrovnik: highs are around 26°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks · Museums

Korcula Town, Croatia

— 2 nights
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
On the 22nd (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sveti Mihovil and then learn the secrets of beer at Korcula Explorer. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Atelier Abel, look for gifts at Coral Shop Irena, don't miss a visit to Korcula Old City, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mark's Cathedral, then view the masterpieces at Vapor gallery, and finally make a trip to Kula Morska Vrata.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Korcula Town holiday planner.

Ride a ferry from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Korcula Town can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Split.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trip

Split, Croatia

— 3 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Go for a jaunt from Split to Trogir to see Historic City of Trogir about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Diocletian's Palace, stroll around Marjan Park, admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Split driving holiday planning website.

You can ride a ferry from Korcula Town to Split in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Split are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Romania travel guide

4.4
Castles · Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks
An image of ancient architecture contrasted against a backdrop of vivdly green landscape represents the country of Romania, which features a diversity of landscape that has been largely undeveloped. With numerous mountain, valley, and lakeside resorts, an abundance of activities await outdoor enthusiasts. The other side of Romanian tourism is its impressive collection of ancient ruins, prehistoric fortresses, and medieval castles. Many of these date back to prehistoric times, the Ottoman Empire, and Austro-Hungarian rule, the influences of which are still apparent in preserved details. Tourism in Romania is not as prevalent as other countries, which this makes the travel experience here feel more authentic and awe-inspiring. Check out this simple but captivating country and discover its natural and historic beauty.

Croatia travel guide

4.4
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.