23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Budapest, Hungary
— 1 day
2
Heviz, Hungary
— 1 night
3
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
4
Rothenburg, Germany
— 2 nights
5
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 2 nights
6
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
7
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
8
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
9
Postojna, Slovenia
— 3 nights

1
day
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
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.
On the 12th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, step into the grandiose world of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), then make a trip to New York Palace, then take in the views from Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag hid), and finally get engrossed in the history at Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Budapest, use our trip itinerary maker.

If you are flying in from Hungary, the closest major aiport is Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Heviz.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums
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Liberty Statue ©
Liberty Statue
New York Palace ©
New York Palace
Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum ©

1
night
Heviz, Hungary

Heviz ©
Located on Heviz Lake, the world's second-largest thermal lake, Heviz is a charming little spa town.
On the 13th (Sat), tee off at Zala Springs Golf Resort, don't miss a visit to Roman Ruin Garden, and then do a tasting at Egregy Cellars.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Heviz trip planner.

Drive from Budapest to Heviz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Heviz

Outdoors · Golf · Wineries

Side Trip

Zala Springs Golf Resort
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Zala Springs Golf Resort ©
Zala Springs Golf Resort

2
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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 14th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Peterskirche, admire the landmark architecture of State Hall of the Austrian National Library, then explore the world behind art at Albertina, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On your second day here, have some family-friendly fun at Time Travel Vienna, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum), ponder the world of politics at Rathaus, then make a trip to Rathausplatz, and finally make a trip to Stephansplatz.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Heviz to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites
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State Hall of the Austrian National Library ©
Rathausplatz ©
Rathausplatz

2
nights
Rothenburg, Germany

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): ponder the world of politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, steep yourself in history at Town Walls, then take a stroll through Altstadt, then hunt for treasures at Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop, and finally examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Fortress Marienberg, then snap pictures at Alte Mainbruecke, and then step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rothenburg trip planner.

Drive from Vienna to Rothenburg in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. While traveling from Vienna, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Rothenburg, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Wurzburg
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Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Fortress Marienberg ©
Fortress Marienberg

2
nights
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
On the 18th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Partnachklamm and then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Linderhof. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Eibsee and then take in the awesome beauty at Zugspitze.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Garmisch-Partenkirchen tour itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Rothenburg to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Garmisch-Partenkirchen can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Eibsee, Schloss Linderhof
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Eibsee ©
Eibsee
Partnachklamm ©
Partnachklamm
Zugspitze ©
Zugspitze

4
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Attractions like Ponte della Paglia and Riva degli Schiavoni make great kid-friendly stops. Explore hidden gems such as Road of 52 Tunnels and Ca' Pesaro Galleria Internazionale d'Arte Moderna. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Grotte del Caglieron (in Fregona), Diga Sottomarina (in Sottomarina) and Lio Piccolo (in Cavallino-Treporti). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Campo Santa Margherita, explore the activities along Rio Di San Lorenzo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Giustina, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Zaccaria.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Venice road trip planning website.

You can drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Venice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Garmisch-Partenkirchen in July: high temperatures in Venice hover around 36°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Grotte del Caglieron, Road of 52 Tunnels, Basilica di Santa Giustina, Lio Piccolo, Diga Sottomarina
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Lio Piccolo ©
Lio Piccolo
Diga Sottomarina ©
Diga Sottomarina
Campo Santa Margherita ©
Campo Santa Margherita

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Bring the kids along to Dog Beach San Vincenzo and Biblioteca Piccolomini. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Historic Centre of San Gimignano (in San Gimignano), Duomo di Pisa (in Pisa) and Siena (Torre del Mangia & Wine Tours & Tastings). The adventure continues: whizz through the canopy at Canyon Park and take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Florence trip app.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Florence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Tours · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

Siena, Historic Centre of San Gimignano, Duomo di Pisa, Canyon Park, Dog Beach San Vincenzo
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Dog Beach San Vincenzo ©
Dog Beach San Vincenzo
Canyon Park ©
Canyon Park
Biblioteca Piccolomini ©
Biblioteca Piccolomini

4
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Villa Borghese and Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano. Get outdoors at Grotte di Stiffe and Orvieto Underground. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Civita di Bagnoregio (in Bagnoregio), Cascata delle Marmore (in Marmore) and Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto (in Spoleto). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Pozzo di San Patrizio, don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Square, admire the striking features of Duomo di Orvieto, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Clement Basilica.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rome online trip maker.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Postojna.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Orvieto, Civita di Bagnoregio, Cascata delle Marmore, St. Peter's Square, Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto
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Grotte di Stiffe ©
Grotte di Stiffe
Orvieto Underground ©
Orvieto Underground
Cascata delle Marmore ©
Cascata delle Marmore

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Strunjan Nature Reserve, and then take a leisurely stroll along Port Piran. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Lepa Vida Boutique Winery, Head underground at Planina Cave, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Rakov Škocjan Landscape Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Postojna trip builder tool.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Rome to Postojna in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in July, things will get a bit cooler in Postojna: highs are around 32°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Postojna

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Piran, Rakov Škocjan Landscape Park, Strunjan Nature Reserve, Lepa Vida Boutique Winery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Strunjan Nature Reserve ©
Strunjan Nature Reserve
Rakov Škocjan Landscape Park ©
Rakov Škocjan Landscape Park

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