28 days in Europe Itinerary

28 days in Europe Itinerary

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Warsaw, Poland
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Krakow, Poland
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Zakopane, Poland
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Strbske Pleso, Slovakia
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Bratislava, Slovakia
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Budapest, Hungary
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Zagreb, Croatia
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
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Venice, Italy
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Munich, Germany
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Wroclaw, Poland
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Warsaw, Poland — 1 night

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Warsaw trip itinerary planning site.

Vilnius, Lithuania to Warsaw is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Vilnius to Warsaw, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Warsaw can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Krakow.
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Krakow, Poland — 1 night

Slavic Rome

One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
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To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Krakow online route planner.

You can fly from Warsaw to Krakow in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Zakopane.
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Zakopane, Poland — 2 nights

Winter Capital of Poland

Home to Poland's indigenous Goral people, Zakopane sits at the foothill of the Tatra Mountains, an area serving as one of the country's most fashionable year-round vacation getaways.
For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Zakopane trip planner.

Traveling by car from Krakow to Zakopane takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Krakow in May since evenings lows in Zakopane dip to 6°C. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Strbske Pleso.
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Strbske Pleso, Slovakia — 2 nights

Štrbské Pleso is a favorite ski, tourist, and health resort in the High Tatras, Slovakia located on the lake by the same name. Step out of Strbske Pleso to go to Stary Smokovec and see Rainerova Chata, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Strbske Pleso Lake and relax and rejuvenate at ZION SPA LUXURY Grand Hotel Kempinski High Tatras.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Strbske Pleso online holiday builder.

You can drive from Zakopane to Strbske Pleso in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can drive to Bratislava.
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Bratislava, Slovakia — 2 nights

Beauty on the Danube

Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Bratislava Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), wander the streets of Bratislava Old Town, then don't miss a visit to UFO Observation Deck, then pause for some photo ops at Cumil, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Church of St. Elizabeth. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Michalska Brana and then get engrossed in the history at Devin Castle.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Bratislava trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Strbske Pleso to Bratislava takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Bratislava are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Budapest.
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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.
Popular historic sites such as Fisherman's Bastion and Shoes on the Danube Bank are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Matthias Church and Heroes' Square. There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) and examine the collection at Memento Park.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip planner.

Getting from Bratislava to Budapest by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. June in Budapest sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. You'll set off for Zagreb on the 6th (Tue).
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Zagreb, Croatia — 2 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, wander the streets of Lower Town, and then explore the engaging exhibits at Museum of Illusions. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Croatian Museum of Naive Art, take in the spiritual surroundings of Porta di Pietra (Kamenita Vrata), and then examine the collection at Zagreb 80's Museum.

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Traveling by car from Budapest to Zagreb takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Zagreb can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Thu) before leaving for Plitvice Lakes National Park.
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia — 2 nights

Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
On the 8th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Veliki Slap, take in the dramatic natural features at Barac Caves, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rastoke, and finally explore the ancient world of Stari grad Slunj.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Plitvice Lakes National Park road trip planning tool.

Getting from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 2 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.
On the 10th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, take a stroll through Cannaregio, pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel, then take a stroll through Quartiere dell'Antico Ghetto Ebraico di Padova, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of St. Anthony, and finally gain interesting insight with a heritage tour.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Venice by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): explore the activities along Lake Zurich and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rhine Falls. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit Old Town, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and then wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Zurich trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Venice in June; daily highs in Zurich reach 27°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 2 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Nymphenburg Palace and St. Peter's Church. Museum-lovers will appreciate Munich Residenz and Alte Pinakothek. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, see the interesting displays at BMW Welt, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and explore the activities along English Garden.

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You can fly from Zurich to Munich in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue, take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague, and then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Prague planner.

Fly from Munich to Prague in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Wroclaw.
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Wroclaw, Poland — 2 nights

Venice of the North

Known for its relaxed and liberal atmosphere, the energetic city of Wroclaw lures visitors with its rich cultural heritage and pedestrian-friendly old town.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Panorama Raclawicka, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town- Historic Center, and finally grab your bike and head to Inner City Moat. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Winnica Adoria, then take in the awesome beauty at Sleza Mountain, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Sleza Landscape Park.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Wroclaw route planner.

Drive from Prague to Wroclaw in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Wroclaw sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Slovakia travel guide

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Heart of Europe
A land of magnificent castles, untouched nature, and rich cultural heritage, Slovakia is a jewel in the heart of Europe that's waiting to be discovered. Larger cities such as Bratislava and Kosice feature historic architecture and offer numerous sightseeing opportunities and exciting art scenes, while the traditional villages are the perfect place to get acquainted with local customs. Some of the country's most popular tourist destinations are its numerous spa resorts, famous for their therapeutic properties, and a selection of wooden churches, many of which are World Heritage Sites. Those looking for nature's attractions can enjoy everything from the thick forests and snowy peaks of the Tatra Mountains, to one of Europe's largest concentrations of subterranean caves. The country's cuisine reflects its multi-cultural history and is a definite must-try.
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