12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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Munich, Germany
— 1 night
Drive
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Villach, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Belgrade, Serbia
— 1 night
Fly
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Sofia, Bulgaria
— 3 nights
Fly
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
Fly

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Partnachklamm. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Frauenkirche, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, get engrossed in the history at Muenchner Stadtmuseum /Munich Municipal Museum, then admire the striking features of St. Peter's Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Marienplatz.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Munich online trip maker.

Utrecht, The Netherlands to Munich is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Munich are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Villach.
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Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums
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Villach, Austria — 2 nights

Villach is the seventh-largest city in Austria and the second-largest in the federal state of Carinthia. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Maria-Wörth, find something for the whole family at Minimundus, and then explore the activities along Lake Worthersee. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Evangelische Kirche Im Stadtpark and then cruise along Villacher Alpenstraße.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Villach online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Munich to Villach takes 3.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Villach can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Zagreb.
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Zagreb, Croatia — 2 nights

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
You've now added Veliki Prstavac to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Veliki Prstavac and then see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships.

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Traveling by car from Villach to Zagreb takes 3 hours. In May in Zagreb, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Belgrade.
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Side Trip

Belgrade, Serbia — 1 night

The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
On the 9th (Mon), stop by Skadarlija, then steep yourself in history at Kalemegdan, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ada Ciganlija. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Knez Mihailova, examine the collection at Josip Broz Tito Mausoleum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sava Temple, then engage your brain at Nikola Tesla Museum, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Belgrade day trip site.

You can drive from Zagreb to Belgrade in 4 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Belgrade can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Sofia.
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Beaches · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Sofia, Bulgaria — 3 nights

Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Let the collections at National Museum of History and National Museum of Military History capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Vitosha Boulevard and St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: hit the slopes at Vitosha Mountain, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take an in-depth tour of National Institute of Archaeology with Museum, and look for gifts at Gifted Sofia.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sofia trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Belgrade to Sofia takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Istanbul.
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Istanbul, Turkey — 1 night

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.
To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Istanbul trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Sofia to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sofia to Istanbul is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Istanbul when traveling from Sofia in May, with lows around 15°C. You'll set off for home on the 14th (Sat).
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