23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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23 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Budapest, Hungary
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Heviz, Hungary
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Rothenburg, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
7
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
8
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  5​h 30​min
9
Postojna, Slovenia
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
End: Budapest, Hungary

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, admire the landmark architecture of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), don't miss a visit to New York Palace, then snap pictures at Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag hid), and finally take an in-depth tour of Hospital in the Rock.

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If you are flying in from Hungary, the closest major airport is Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Heviz.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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Liberty Statue ©
Liberty Statue
New York Palace ©
New York Palace
Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar) ©

1
night
Heviz, Hungary

Heviz ©
Located on Heviz Lake, the world's second-largest thermal lake, Heviz is a charming little spa town.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): play a few rounds at Zala Springs Golf Resort, delve into the distant past at Roman Ruin Garden, and then do a tasting at Egregy Cellars.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Heviz journey planner.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Heviz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive 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.
On the 14th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Peterskirche Wien, then admire the striking features of State Hall of the Austrian National Library, then admire the masterpieces at Albertina, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Here are some ideas for day two: have some family-friendly fun at Time Travel Vienna, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum), then ponder the world of politics at Rathaus, then make a trip to Rathausplatz, and finally make a trip to Stephansplatz.

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Drive from Heviz to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Rathaus ©
Rathaus

2
nights
Rothenburg, Germany

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): get a sense of history and politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, steep yourself in history at Town Walls, then wander the streets of Old Town, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop, and finally see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum). Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Marienburg Fortress, take in the views from Alte Mainbruecke, and then step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Rothenburg trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Vienna to Rothenburg takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Vienna in July: highs in Rothenburg hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to 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

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 Linderhof Palace. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Eibsee and then hit the slopes at Zugspitze.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Garmisch-Partenkirchen trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Garmisch-Partenkirchen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, daytime highs in Garmisch-Partenkirchen are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Schloss Linderhof, Eibsee
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Road of 52 Tunnels and Grotte del Caglieron. Discover out-of-the-way places like Santa Maria dei Miracoli and Ponte della Paglia. Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Lio Piccolo (in Cavallino-Treporti), Basilica di Santa Giustina (in Padua) and Diga Sottomarina (in Sottomarina). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Punta della Dogana, make a trip to Campo Santa Margherita, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Riva degli Schiavoni.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Venice travel planning site .

Traveling by car from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Garmisch-Partenkirchen in July, expect Venice to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Lio Piccolo, Grotte del Caglieron, Diga Sottomarina, Road of 52 Tunnels, Basilica di Santa Giustina
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Lio Piccolo ©
Lio Piccolo
Diga Sottomarina ©
Diga Sottomarina
Riva degli Schiavoni ©
Riva degli Schiavoni

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Take a break from the city and head to Canyon Park and Dog Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Biblioteca Piccolomini and Wine Tours & Tastings. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Torre del Mangia (in Siena), Duomo di Pisa (in Pisa) and Historic Centre of San Gimignano (in San Gimignano). There's more to do: take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Florence visit planning tool .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Florence, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Siena, Canyon Park, Dog Beach, Duomo di Pisa, Historic Centre of San Gimignano
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Canyon Park ©
Canyon Park
Wine Tours & Tastings
Biblioteca Piccolomini ©
Biblioteca Piccolomini

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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 St. Clement Basilica. Explore hidden gems such as Grotte di Stiffe and Cascata delle Marmore. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rome: Orvieto (Orvieto Sotterranea, Duomo di Orvieto, & more), Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto (in Spoleto) and Civita di Bagnoregio (in Civita di Bagnoregio). It doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano and make a trip to St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro).

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rome trip planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Orvieto, Grotte di Stiffe, Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, Civita di Bagnoregio, Cascata delle Marmore
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Grotte di Stiffe ©
Grotte di Stiffe
Orvieto Underground ©
Orvieto Underground
Cascata delle Marmore ©
Cascata delle Marmore

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): get interesting insight from Tours, then kick back and relax at Nature Park Strunjan, and then make a trip to Port Piran. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Lepa Vida Boutique Winery, then explore the fascinating underground world of Planina Cave, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Rakov Skocjan Valley.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Postojna itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Rome to Postojna takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Rome in July: high temperatures in Postojna hover around 32°C and lows are around 17°C. On the 3rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Postojna

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Piran, Lepa Vida Boutique Winery, Nature Park Strunjan, Rakov Skocjan Valley
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature Park Strunjan ©
Nature Park Strunjan
Rakov Skocjan Valley ©
Rakov Skocjan Valley

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