18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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Arad, Romania
— 1 night
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Hallstatt, Austria
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Bled, Slovenia
— 3 nights
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Tolmin, Slovenia
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Škocjan, Slovenia
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Piran, Slovenia
— 2 nights
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Postojna, Slovenia
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
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Klagenfurt, Austria
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Graz, Austria
— 2 nights
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights

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Arad, Romania — 1 night

On the 10th (Wed), don't miss a visit to City Hall.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Arad travel planner.

Bucharest to Arad is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Arad are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 3 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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, steep yourself in history at Karlskirche, and examine the collection at MuseumsQuartier Wien.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Vienna tour itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Arad to Vienna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Arad to Vienna due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Arad in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Vienna: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hallstatt.
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Hallstatt, Austria

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Hallstatter See, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hallstatt Lutheran Church, then take in the dramatic natural features at Dachstein Giant Ice Caves, and finally get great views at 5 Fingers.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hallstatt travel route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Hallstatt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.
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Salzburg, Austria — 2 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 15th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Mirabell Palace, get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, make a trip to Mozartplatz, then don't miss a visit to Residenzplatz, then pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Domplatz Market.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Salzburg day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Hallstatt to Salzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bled.
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Bled, Slovenia — 3 nights

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from Aussichtsturm Pyramidenkogel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Vintgar Gorge, then explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle, then admire the striking features of Bled Island, and finally explore the activities along Lake Bled.

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

Getting from Salzburg to Bled by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Bled are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Fri) before leaving for Tolmin.
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Tolmin, Slovenia

At the picturesque confluence of two rivers, Tolmin offers quick access to a range of exciting outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Tolmin Gorge.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tolmin trip planner.

Traveling by train from Bled to Tolmin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bled in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Tolmin, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Škocjan.
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Škocjan, Slovenia

Most people visit Skocjan to tour the famed caves, one of Slovenia's top attractions.
On the 19th (Fri), explore the fascinating underground world of Škocjan Caves.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Škocjan route maker site.

You can drive from Tolmin to Škocjan in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Piran.
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Piran, Slovenia — 2 nights

Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): make a trip to Tartini Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George's Church, and then make a trip to Walls of Piran.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Piran online journey planner.

Drive from Škocjan to Piran in an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Postojna.
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Postojna, Slovenia

With its friendly atmosphere, breathtaking landscapes, natural phenomena, and historical monuments, Postojna offers everything you need for a peaceful vacation or a quick getaway from the city.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Predjama Castle.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Postojna trip planner.

Drive from Piran to Postojna in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Piran in August: high temperatures in Postojna hover around 31°C and lows are around 15°C. On the 21st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): visit Ljubljana Old Town and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River. On the next day, take in the views from Dragon Bridge, hunt for treasures at Ljubljana Central Market, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas, then step into the grandiose world of Ljubljana Castle, then ponder the world of politics at Town Hall, and finally snap pictures at Triple Bridge.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ljubljana sightseeing planner.

Getting from Postojna to Ljubljana by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. August in Ljubljana sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Klagenfurt.
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Klagenfurt, Austria

Located on Woethersee, Klagenfurt serves as the capital of the federal state of Carinthia.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the activities along Lake Worthersee and then explore the historical opulence of Hochosterwitz Castle (Burg Hochosterwitz).

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Klagenfurt trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Ljubljana to Klagenfurt by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Graz.
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Graz, Austria — 2 nights

With six universities, Graz represents a young, laid-back, and lively city with nightlife that doesn't stop.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Herz Jesu Kirche.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Graz trip planner.

You can drive from Klagenfurt to Graz in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bratislava.
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Bratislava, Slovakia — 2 nights

Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Devin Castle and then make a trip to Slavin War Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Bratislava Castle, contemplate the long history of St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), don't miss a visit to Maximilian"s Fountain, appreciate the history behind Cumil, then wander the streets of Bratislava Old Town, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Michael's Tower & Street.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bratislava journey builder.

You can drive from Graz to Bratislava in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Bratislava can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C.
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Austria travel guide

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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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