38 days in Europe Itinerary

38 days in Europe Itinerary

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Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
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Graz, Austria
— 2 nights
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Zadar, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Shkoder, Albania
— 3 nights
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Tirana, Albania
— 3 nights
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Kastoria, Greece
— 3 nights
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Thessaloniki, Greece
— 3 nights
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Kallithea, Greece
— 4 nights
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Alexandroupoli, Greece
— 2 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
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Vienna, Austria

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Melk Abbey and Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien. Family-friendly places like Schonbrunn Palace and Schönbrunn Zoo will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vienna: Burgerspitalkirche St. Philipp & Jakob (in Krems an der Donau), Stift Durnstein (in Durnstein) and Wachau Valley (in Joching). There's much more to do: make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Maria Theresia Denkmal, steep yourself in history at Ringstrasse, and explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Vienna day trip tool.

Melbourne, Australia to Vienna is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. In September, Vienna is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Graz.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

2
nights
Graz, Austria

With six universities, Graz represents a young, laid-back, and lively city with nightlife that doesn't stop.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): get curious at GrazMuseum, explore the ancient world of Burgruine Gosting, steep yourself in history at Herrengasse, then get a new perspective on nature at Universalmuseum Joanneum, and finally make a trip to Hauptplatz. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Herz Jesu Kirche, then take in panoramic vistas at Uhrturm, and then don't miss a visit to Sackstrasse.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Graz day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Vienna to Graz in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Graz can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Graz

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

3
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Walking tours and Cathedral of the Assumption. You'll discover tucked-away gems like St. Mark's Church and Botanical Garden. There's much more to do: make a trip to King Tomislav Square, get to know the resident critters at Zagreb Zoo, explore the world behind art at Atelier Mestrovic, and examine the collection at Zagreb 80's Museum.

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Drive from Graz to Zagreb in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Zadar.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

3
nights
Zadar, Croatia

Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Step off the beaten path and head to Zadar Land City Gates and Cigrada Beach. Kids will enjoy Church of St. Donat and Jadro Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zadar: Church of st. Constantius (in Jezera) and Beach Slanica (in Murter). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Greeting to the Sun - Il Saluto al Sole and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Zadar route builder app.

You can drive from Zagreb to Zadar in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Zagreb in September, expect nights in Zadar to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Shkoder.

Things to do in Zadar

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

3
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Shkoder, Albania

Its geographic location has made Shkoder, one of Europe's oldest cities, an important cultural and economic center of the Balkans over the years.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rozafa Castle and Orthodox Cathedral of the Nativity. Change things up with a short trip to Rana e Hedhun in Shengjin (about 1 hour away). There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Monument to Mother Teresa, hike along Peaks Of The Balkans, admire the landmark architecture of Former Palace of King Nikola I, and explore the activities along Shkodra Lake.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Shkoder trip maker website.

Drive from Zadar to Shkoder in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Zadar in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Shkoder, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tirana.

Things to do in Shkoder

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

3
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Tirana, Albania

Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bunk'Art 1 and Durres Amphitheatre. Kids will enjoy Durres Castle and The Beach Bar. Explore Tirana's surroundings by going to Statue of George W. Bush (in Fushe Kruje), Ethnographic Museum of Kruja (in Kruje) and Durres (Royal Villa of Durres & Durres Archaeological Museum). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museum of Secret Surveillance, get engrossed in the history at Muzeu Historik Kombetar, and don't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square.

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Drive from Shkoder to Tirana in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and shuttle; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Tirana are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Kastoria.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

3
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Kastoria, Greece

Kastoria is a city in northern Greece in the region of West Macedonia. Kids will enjoy Lake Orestiada and Prophet Elias. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Averofeios Garden and Metsovo Central Square. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kastoria: Metsovo (Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion & Divanis Gallery). And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kastoria Aquarium, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kastorian Byzantine Churches., examine the collection at Byzantine Museum of Kastoria, and admire the landmark architecture of Endymatologiko Mouseio.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kastoria online route planner.

Traveling by car from Tirana to Kastoria takes 4 hours. Traveling from Tirana to Kastoria, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tirana in September, expect Kastoria to be slightly colder, temps between 29°C and 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Kastoria

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

3
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Thessaloniki, Greece

Mother of Israel

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Explore hidden gems such as Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki and Museum of Byzantine Culture. Family-friendly places like Aristotelous Square and White Tower of Thessaloniki will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rotunda, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Metropolis Cathedral of Agios Gregorios Palamas, pause for some photo ops at Arch of Galerius, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Insectopia.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Thessaloniki trip planner.

Drive from Kastoria to Thessaloniki in 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Thessaloniki when traveling from Kastoria in September, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kallithea.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Side Trips

4
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Kallithea, Greece

Step off the beaten path and head to Kallitheas Beach and Possidi Cape. Attractions like Kalogria Beach and Simantro Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Kallithea's surroundings by going to Shark Fin Scuba Diving Center (in Agios Nikolaos), Nikitis (Koviou Beach & Spathies Beach) and Sofronios Basilica (in Nikiti).

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kallithea trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Thessaloniki to Kallithea takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Alexandroupoli.

Things to do in Kallithea

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

2
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Alexandroupoli, Greece

Alexandroupoli is a city in Greece and the capital of the Evros regional unit in East Macedonia and Thrace. Discover out-of-the-way places like Beach of Saint Paraskevi and Dadia Forest. Kids will enjoy Agia Paraskevi Beach and Anatasis Delta. Change things up with these side-trips from Alexandroupoli: Soufli (Art of Silk Museum & Gnafala folk art museum). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Ethnological Museum of Thrace, make a trip to Cave Of Polyphemus, take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of Alexandroupolis, and visit a coastal fixture at Alexandroupoli's Lighthouse.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Alexandroupoli planning site.

Drive from Kallithea to Alexandroupoli in 4 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Alexandroupoli

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

4
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Istanbul, Turkey

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Family-friendly places like Hagia Sophia and Sultan Ahmed Mosque will thrill your kids. Step off the beaten path and head to Istanbul Archaeological Museum and Chora Museum. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , admire the striking features of Eyüp Sultan Mosque, and explore the activities along Halic.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul travel route builder website.

Traveling by car from Alexandroupoli to Istanbul takes 4 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Alexandroupoli to Istanbul. While traveling from Alexandroupoli, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 26°C. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Halkidiki Region travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Wildlife Tours · Nightlife