33 days in Europe Itinerary

33 days in Europe Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Zagreb, Fly to Split
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Split, Croatia
— 5 nights
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly to Bucharest Otopeni, Shuttle to Sinaia
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Sinaia, Romania
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Otopeni Airport, Fly to Sofia
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Sofia, Bulgaria
— 4 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
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Bucharest, Romania
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland — 4 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Limmat and Uferpromenade Weggis. Your inner history buff will appreciate Schloss Rapperswil and Limmatquai. Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Parasailing & Paragliding, The Rosengart Collection, &more), Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden (in Rapperswil) and Glasi Hergiswil (in Hergiswil). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Peter, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanischer Garten, see the interesting displays at Zoological Museum, and wander the streets of Niederdorf.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Zurich vacation planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Zurich is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In July in Zurich, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight 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.
On the 12th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Škofja Loka Castle, contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River, then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Nicholas, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Cankarjevo Nabrežje. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ljubljana trip planner.

You can fly from Zurich to Ljubljana in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Ljubljana are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Split.
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Split, Croatia — 5 nights

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Klis Fortress and Hilltop 15th Century Church of St. George in Old Town Primosten. Get some cultural insight at Diocletian's Palace and Museum of Senses Split. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Split: Trogir (Fortress Kamerlengo & The City Hall - Duke's Palace), Brela (Punta Rata Beach & Brela Beach) and Omiš (Starigrad Fortress, The Parish church of St. Michael, &more). There's much more to do: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, push the limits with an extreme tour, learn more about the world around you at Diocletians Dream, and admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Split route builder website.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Ljubljana to Split takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, Split is somewhat warmer than Ljubljana - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight 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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): examine the collection at Croatian State Archives, explore the activities along Jarun Lake, take a stroll through Lower Town, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church, and finally examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porta di Pietra (Kamenita Vrata), then see the interesting displays at Zagreb 80's Museum, then see the interesting displays at Zagreb City Museum, and finally take the plunge with a skydiving experience.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Zagreb trip planner.

You can fly from Split to Zagreb in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Split in July since evenings lows in Zagreb dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Budapest.
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Budapest, Hungary — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), step off the mainland to explore Margaret Island, then take an in-depth tour of Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Citadel, steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, then steep yourself in history at Heroes' Square, and finally examine the collection at Budapest Pinball Museum.

Discover how to plan a Budapest trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Zagreb to Budapest in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sinaia.
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Sinaia, Romania — 2 nights

Named after the monastery around which it was built, Sinaia is a mountain resort and popular holiday destination for Romanians and foreigners alike.
Visiting La Prapastii Zarnesti and Lalomita Cave will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Peles Castle and George Enescu Memorial House. Explore Sinaia's surroundings by going to Crucea Caraiman (in Busteni), Predeal Monastery (in Predeal) and Bran (Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) & The Time Tunnel). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Manastirea Sinaia and explore the striking landscape at Stancile Franz Joseph.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sinaia trip planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Budapest to Sinaia in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Budapest to Sinaia due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sofia.
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Sofia, Bulgaria — 4 nights

Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral and The Red Flat. Popular historic sites such as Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church and Park "Kambanite" are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: get curious at Museum of illusions Sofia, see the sky in a new way at Muzeiko, admire the sheer force of Boyana Waterfall, and get engrossed in the history at National Institute of Archaeology with Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sofia online route planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Sinaia to Sofia takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In July in Sofia, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Istanbul.
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Istanbul, Turkey — 3 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Historic Areas of Istanbul and Suleymaniye Cami . You'll discover tucked-away gems like Galata Tower and Nuruosmaniye Camii. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Mosque, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yeni Camii, contemplate the long history of Eyüp Sultan Mosque, and don't miss a visit to Serefiye Sarnici.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip maker.

Fly from Sofia to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Sofia to Istanbul. Traveling from Sofia in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Istanbul, with lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Bucharest.
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Bucharest, Romania — 3 nights

The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Explore hidden gems such as Stavropoleos Monastery and Catedrala Patriarhala. Visiting Romania Motorcycle Tours and Rent4Ride will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: ponder the world of politics at Palace of Parliament, view the masterpieces at Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Art of Romania (Muzeul Nakional de Arta al Romaniei), and learn more about the world around you at Grigore Antipa National Museum of Natural History.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bucharest travel route planning tool.

You can fly from Istanbul to Bucharest in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Istanbul in August, expect little chillier with lows of 18°C in Bucharest. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow time for the flight to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): stroll the grounds of Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof). Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Jesuits, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ringstrasse, admire the masterpieces at Leopold Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Votivkirche, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Vienna day trip site.

Getting from Bucharest to Vienna by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Bucharest in August, plan for a bit cooler 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 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 3 nights

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Visit Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Potsdam's Gardens for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial and Neues Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Potsdam (Schloss Cecilienhof, Sanssouci Palace, &more). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, walk around Treptower Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Vienna to Berlin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.
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