21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
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Hallstatt, Austria
— 1 night
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 4 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
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Ortisei, Italy
— 1 night
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Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
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Vienna, Austria — 3 nights

City of Dreams

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, hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo, and admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, you can read our Vienna itinerary planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Vienna is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Riyadh in May, things will get colder in Vienna: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Salzburg, Austria — 3 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Salzburg is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace, admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg, and step into the grandiose world of Fortress Hohensalzburg.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Salzburg online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Vienna to Salzburg by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hallstatt.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Hallstatt, Austria — 1 night

Pearl of Austria

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
On the 8th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallstatt Lutheran Church, contemplate the waterfront views at Hallstatter See, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Salzwelten Hallstatt, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick".

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hallstatt trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Hallstatt takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ljubljana.
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Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Ljubljana, Slovenia — 4 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ljubljana: Bled (Wine Tasting Bled, Bled Castle, &more). There's lots more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Nicholas, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and snap pictures at Dragon Bridge.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Hallstatt to Ljubljana takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May in Ljubljana, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Venice.
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Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Venice, Italy — 4 nights

City of Romance

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Verona (Torre dei Lamberti, Piazza delle Erbe, &more) and Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony & Scrovegni Chapel). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco.

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Getting from Ljubljana to Venice by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ljubljana in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Venice, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Ortisei.
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Ortisei, Italy — 1 night

Urtijëi is a town of 4,637 inhabitants in South Tyrol in northern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): hike along Escursione sul Sentiero Geologico alla Malga Prossliner, then take in the awesome beauty at Seceda, and then look for gifts at Alberto Comploj.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ortisei trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Venice to Ortisei in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. May in Ortisei sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Munich.
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Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
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Munich, Germany — 4 nights

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Munich is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, admire the natural beauty at English Garden, explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, and admire the striking features of St. Peter's Church.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Munich trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Ortisei to Munich takes 3.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Ortisei in May: high temperatures in Munich hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Nature
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Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Specialty Museums
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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Slovenia travel guide

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Castles · Bodies of Water · Caves
Sunny Side of the Alps
From snowcapped Alpine peaks to sandy Adriatic beaches, a trip to Slovenia is like taking several vacations at once. Whatever the season, the country offers enticing natural attractions, all close at hand, including thick forests, scenic valleys, cave systems, waterfalls, lakes, and the Adriatic coast. For those seeking an active holiday, you'll fine an abundance of ski slopes, trails to hike, roads to bike, and rocks to climb. Pay a visit to some of Slovenia's spa resorts and take advantage of the fresh mountain air and thermal waters. Various castles, churches, and historical towns--many of which are fully preserved--tell stories of the country's past. In Slovenia's major cities, admire the architecture, explore the local arts, visit museums, and chat with the locals over a cup of coffee. Slovenian cuisine offers a blend of Alpine and Mediterranean tastes and is definitely worth trying, along with the country's wines.
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