21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Balatonfured, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland — 3 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Visit Seebad Eich and Seebad Mit Strand Am Vierwaldstattersee for some beach relaxation. Head to Bahnhofstrasse and Altstadt Luzernfor some retail therapy. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Chapel Bridge (in Lucerne) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, stroll through Wyden Badi, and wander the streets of Old Town.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip itinerary planner.

Utrecht, The Netherlands to Zurich is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Zurich are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can fly to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 3 nights

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): awaken your taste buds at Milan Walking Tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and then make a trip to Piazza del Duomo. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, see La Casa Maledetta, and then contemplate the long history of Castello Sforzesco.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Milan online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, Milan is a bit warmer than Zurich - with highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then steep yourself in history at Doge's Palace, and finally make a trip to Basilica di San Marco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Laboratori Artigiano Vetro Calchera Fabio, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, and then take in the exciting artwork at Itaca Art Studio di Monica Martin.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Milan to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ljubljana.
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Ljubljana, Slovenia — 3 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Galerija Mikame and Bled Island. Venture out of the city with trips to Bled (Great Emerald Adventure, Bled Castle, &more). There's lots more to do: visit Ljubljana Old Town, snap pictures at Triple Bridge, don't miss a visit to Ljubljana Castle, and explore the activities along Ljubljanica River.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ljubljana route planner.

Getting from Venice to Ljubljana by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Venice in August, with highs in Ljubljana at 31°C and lows at 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 3 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.
Do your shopping at Vienna Naschmarkt and Mariahilfer Strasse. Get a sense of the local culture at Schonbrunn Palace and Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, don't miss a visit to Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, see the interesting displays at Hofburg, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Vienna online visit planner.

Drive from Ljubljana to Vienna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a shuttle. In August in Vienna, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Budapest.
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Budapest, Hungary — 3 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.
For shopping fun, head to Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria) or Central Market Hall. Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dohány Street Synagogue, snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, and boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Budapest trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Balatonfured.
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Balatonfured, Hungary — 3 nights

Balatonfüred is a popular resort town in Veszprém county, in Hungary, with a population of 13,000, situated on the northern shore of Lake Balaton. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Castle Hill (Veszpremi Varhegy) and Bences Apatsag. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Balatonfured: Thermal Lake of Heviz (in Heviz) and Festetics Palace (in Keszthely). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Tagore Promenade, pause for some photo ops at Szentharomsag Statue, and find something for the whole family at Annagora Aquapark.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Balatonfured trip builder site.

You can drive from Budapest to Balatonfured in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Balatonfured are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. You'll set off for home on the 16th (Tue).
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