26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Warsaw, Poland
— 1 night
2
Katowice, Poland
— 1 night
3
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
4
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 4 nights
5
Krk Island, Croatia
— 3 nights
6
Zagreb, Croatia
— 1 night
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
8
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
9
Lublin, Poland
— 2 nights
10
Kaunas, Lithuania
— 1 night

1
night
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
On the 19th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Anne's Church (Kosciol Swietej Anny), then admire the natural beauty at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Palace of Culture and Science.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Warsaw trip planner.

Riga, Latvia to Warsaw is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Riga to Warsaw is minus 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Tue) before leaving for Katowice.

Things to do in Warsaw

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 20:
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Palace of Culture and Science ©
Palace of Culture and Science

1
night
Katowice, Poland

Katowice ©
Katowice is a city in southwestern Poland, with a population of 299,910 and the center of the Silesian Metropolis, with a population of 2.2 million.Throughout the mid-18th century, Katowice had developed into a village upon the discovery of rich coal reserves in the area. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Rynek, Gliwice.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Katowice vacation maker app.

Traveling by train from Warsaw to Katowice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Katowice are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Katowice

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Rynek, Gliwice, Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 21:
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Rynek, Gliwice ©
Rynek, Gliwice

4
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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Vienna online route builder.

Getting from Katowice to Vienna by car takes about 4.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 25:
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

4
nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Get out of town with these interesting Ljubljana side-trips: Vintgar Gorge (in Zgornje Gorje) and Bled (Ojstrica, Mala Osojnica, &more). There's more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River and get advice or help at Seminary Palace and Library.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana travel planner.

You can drive from Vienna to Ljubljana in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Krk Island.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Bled, Vintgar Gorge
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 29:
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Triglav National Park ©
Triglav National Park
Mala Osojnica ©
Mala Osojnica

3
nights
Krk Island, Croatia

Krk Island ©
A trip to Krk Island ensures you enjoy some Italian atmosphere and loads of Croatian culture.
Change things up with these side-trips from Krk Island: Rovinj (Port of Rovinj & Old Town). And it doesn't end there: kick your exploration up a notch at Zipline Edison, make a trip to Our Lady of the Assumption - Vrbnik, get a new perspective on things with Northern kayak adventures Croatia, and head off the coast to Košljun.

Start your trip to Krk Island by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ljubljana to Krk Island. Traveling from Ljubljana in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Krk Island, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Zagreb.

Things to do in Krk Island

Historic Sites · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trip

Rovinj
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 2:
Highlights from your plan
Zipline Edison ©
Zipline Edison
Old Town ©
Old Town
Northern kayak adventures Croatia ©
Northern kayak adventures Croatia

1
night
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Zagreb journey planner.

Traveling by car from Krk Island to Zagreb takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Krk Island in August: high temperatures in Zagreb hover around 32°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Sky Riders Paragliding Croatia ©
Sky Riders Paragliding Croatia
Walking tours
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships

4
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Budapest: Eger (Egri Road Beatles Museum, Eger Castle, &more). And it doesn't end there: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, and contemplate the long history of Matthias Church.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest online itinerary planner.

Getting from Zagreb to Budapest by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August in Budapest, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas

Side Trip

Eger
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 7:
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Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

3
nights
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Krakow: Zamek Królewski (in Suloszowa) and Grota Lokietka (King's Lokietek Cave) (in Ojcow National Park). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, get engrossed in the history at Muzeum Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego Collegium Maius, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Krakow driving holiday planner.

Getting from Budapest to Krakow by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Budapest in August, things will get slightly colder in Krakow: highs are around 29°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lublin.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Zamek Królewski, Grota Lokietka (King's Lokietek Cave), Wieliczka Salt Mine
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Cracow Shooting Academy ©
Cracow Shooting Academy
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine

2
nights
Lublin, Poland

Lublin ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): admire the local landmark of Fontanna Multimedialna Lublin, see the interesting displays at Dworek Wincentego Pola - Muzeum, then steep yourself in history at Majdanek State Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Michael.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lublin trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Krakow to Lublin by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kaunas.

Things to do in Lublin

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Majdanek State Museum ©
Majdanek State Museum
Fontanna Multimedialna Lublin ©
Fontanna Multimedialna Lublin
Dworek Wincentego Pola - Muzeum ©
Dworek Wincentego Pola - Muzeum

1
night
Kaunas, Lithuania

Kaunas ©
Situated between the Neris and Nemunas rivers, Kaunas is known for its old town, which, though smaller than the capital's, is in much better condition.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Kaunas Botanical Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pazaislis Monastery, and then contemplate the long history of Kaunas Town Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Ninth Fort, get a taste of the local shopping with Laisves aleja (Liberty Boulevard), then examine the collection at National M. K. Ciurlionis Art Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Kaunas Castle.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kaunas online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Lublin to Kaunas takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Lublin to Kaunas is 1 hour. August in Kaunas sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Kaunas

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Pazaislis Monastery ©
Pazaislis Monastery
Ninth Fort ©
Ninth Fort
National M. K. Ciurlionis Art Museum ©
National M. K. Ciurlionis Art Museum

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