20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 4 nights
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
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Como, Italy
— 4 nights
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Budapest, Hungary

— 4 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, don't miss a visit to Heroes' Square, contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, and boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest day trip website.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Budapest is an approximately 10-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Riyadh to Budapest due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Riyadh in June: high temperatures in Budapest hover around 30°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to fly to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 7:

Prague, Czech Republic

— 4 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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Charles Bridge, appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, admire the striking features of Prague Astronomical Clock, and sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Prague tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Budapest to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. When traveling from Budapest in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Prague: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Prague

Tours · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 11:

Salzburg, Austria

— 4 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Step out of Salzburg to go to Werfen and see Eisriesenwelt, which is approximately 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Mirabell Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nonnberg Convent, steep yourself in history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, and explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Salzburg trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Prague to Salzburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daytime highs in Salzburg are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 11 — 15:

Innsbruck, Austria

— 2 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm), then examine the collection at Swarovski Kristallwelten, and finally explore the activities along Achensee. Keep things going the next day: hit the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump, then fly down the slopes at Rosshutte, then contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Innsbruck, and finally get to know the resident critters at Alpenzoo.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Innsbruck tour planner.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Innsbruck takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Como.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks · Museums · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 15 — 17:

Como, Italy

— 4 nights

City of Silk

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Explore Como's surroundings by going to Bergamo (La Citta Alta & Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore), Tremezzina (Villa del Balbianello & Villa Carlotta) and Leolandia (in Capriate San Gervasio). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Faro voltiano, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Fedele, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Abbondio, and take a stroll around Broletto.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Como travel planner.

Getting from Innsbruck to Como by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Innsbruck in June; daily highs in Como reach 32°C and lows reach 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Como

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 17 — 21:

Hungary travel guide

4.1
Thermal Spas · Historic Sites · Government Buildings
Breadbasket of Europe
Because tourism throughout the whole country is not as popular as in other European countries, much of the natural beauty of Hungary has not been developed or exploited. Visitors today are drawn to the unspoiled picturesque landscape, the capital metropolis surrounded by charming small towns and villages, and the plethora of thermal baths. The country's number of well-preserved archaeological ruins, castles, cathedrals, and medieval towns provide opportunities to those wanting a taste of European history. With the opportunity to explore both time-worn architecture and notable natural surroundings in every region, Hungary provides sightseeing opportunities with the amenities of traditional tourist destinations. 

Czech Republic travel guide

4.3
Bridges · Historic Walking Areas · Castles
From historical towns and cities, to a countryside speckled with castles and chateaus, the Czech Republic is a holiday destination that can satisfy everybody's taste. Even though it's modern and fully-developed, the country carefully preserves its traditions and heritage. The city of Prague, with its breathtaking architecture, vibrant art and culture scene, and bustling nightlife, is not only one of the country's main attractions, but also a top European tourist hub. The scenic countryside features numerous national parks and nature reserves perfect for hiking, cycling, golfing, and enjoying the natural beauty. In the wintertime ski buffs have their pick from a selection of resorts. If you're looking to unwind and rejuvenate in picturesque settings, visit the famous spa and wellness resorts that have been renowned in Europe for centuries.

Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Churches
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.

Lake Como travel guide

4.2
Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."