31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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1
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
2
Thessaloniki, Greece
— 1 night
3
Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia
— 2 nights
4
Tirana, Albania
— 2 nights
5
Podgorica, Montenegro
— 2 nights
6
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
7
Belgrade, Serbia
— 2 nights
8
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
9
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
10
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
11
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
12
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
13
Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights
14
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 11th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, thenappreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Glyfada Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens tour builder tool.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Athens is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in August; daily highs in Athens reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Athens

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Glyfada Beach ©
Glyfada Beach
Temple of Olympian Zeus ©
Temple of Olympian Zeus

1
night
Thessaloniki, Greece

Thessaloniki ©
A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
On the 13th (Thu), head outdoors with Nea Paralia, take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, thendelve into the distant past at Rotunda, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Hagios Demetrios, and finally see the interesting displays at Galerian Complex - Apsidal Hall.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Thessaloniki travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Thessaloniki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Athens in August since evenings lows in Thessaloniki dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ohrid.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Peraia Beach
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Nea Paralia ©
Nea Paralia
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios
Rotunda ©
Rotunda

2
nights
Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia

Ohrid ©
Located on Lake Ohrid, the town of Ohrid earned the nickname Jerusalem of the Balkans because it was once home to 365 churches.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): explore the activities along Lake Ohrid.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Ohrid trip planner.

Getting from Thessaloniki to Ohrid by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Thessaloniki in August, expect Ohrid to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to take a shuttle to Tirana.

Things to do in Ohrid

Parks Nature
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Lake Ohrid ©
Lake Ohrid

2
nights
Tirana, Albania

Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Et`hem Bey Mosque, don't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square, take an in-depth tour of Muzeu Historik Kombetar, brush up on your military savvy at Bunk'Art 1, thencontemplate the long history of Durres Amphitheatre, and finally kick back and relax at The Beach Bar.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tirana trip planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Ohrid to Tirana takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, Tirana is somewhat warmer than Ohrid - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Podgorica.

Things to do in Tirana

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Durres
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Et`hem Bey Mosque ©
Et`hem Bey Mosque
Durres Amphitheatre ©
Durres Amphitheatre

2
nights
Podgorica, Montenegro

Podgorica ©
One of Europe's most relaxed and newest capital cities, Podgorica sits on the confluence of two rivers, with two sides of it offering two different options for exploring.
Step out of the city life by going to Lovćen National Park and Lake Skadar. Get some historical perspective at Dajbabe Monastery and The building of the former Embassy of Great Britain in Montenegro. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Podgorica: Njegoš Mausoleum (in Cetinje), Sutomore Beach (in Sutomore) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Virpazar). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Morača River, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ, and Head underground at Lipa Cave.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Podgorica using our trip planner.

Getting from Tirana to Podgorica by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. On the 19th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Podgorica

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cetinje, Sutomore Beach, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Lake Skadar ©
Lake Skadar
Lovćen National Park
Lovćen National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo ©
Nearly destroyed by war during the 1990s, the riverside city of Sarajevo now serves as one of the region's major educational, cultural, and commercial hubs.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, get engrossed in the history at Museum Of Crimes Against Humanity And Genocide 1992-1995, thenadmire the sheer force of Skakavac, thencontemplate the long history of Bascarsija, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Igman. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Sarajevo War Tunnel, get outside with Vukov Konak, admire the masterpieces at Galerija 11/07/95, thencontemplate the long history of Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain), thencontemplate the long history of Vijećnica, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Sarajevo using our trip planner.

Drive from Podgorica to Sarajevo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and car. In August, daily temperatures in Sarajevo can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Skakavac
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Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque ©
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque
Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain) ©
Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain)

2
nights
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
On the 22nd (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Ada Ciganlija, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, stop by Skadarlija, thenwander the streets of Knez Mihailova, and finally admire the striking features of Crkva Svetog Marka. Keep things going the next day: get to know the resident critters at Belgrade Zoo, contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan, learn about all things military at Military Museum, take a peaceful walk through Kosutnjak Hill, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sava Temple, and finally engage your brain at Nikola Tesla Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Belgrade road trip app.

Fly from Sarajevo to Belgrade in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Sarajevo in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Belgrade, with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Belgrade

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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Ada Ciganlija ©
Ada Ciganlija
Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
St. Sava Temple ©
St. Sava Temple

2
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.
On the 24th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, don't miss a visit to Becsi Kapu Square, thenmake a trip to Heroes' Square, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). Keep things going the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Palatinus Strandfürdő.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Budapest trip planning app.

Fly from Belgrade to Budapest in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Budapest

Parks Nature Theme Parks
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

2
nights
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava ©
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 26th (Wed): head outdoors with Magio Beach, get engrossed in the history at Devin Castle, explore the historical opulence of Bratislava Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), thenwander the streets of Bratislava Old Town, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Blue Church of St. Elizabeth.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bratislava route planning site.

Drive from Budapest to Bratislava in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Bratislava sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Bratislava Castle ©
Bratislava Castle
Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle
St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina) ©

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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 27th (Thu), examine the collection at The Hofburg, step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, thenlearn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo, and finally identify plant and animal life at Die Perchtoldsdorfer Heide. On the next day, stroll through Copa Beach, get outside with Donauinsel, contemplate the long history of Belvedere Palace, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Karlskirche, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Vienna online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bratislava to Vienna takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Die Perchtoldsdorfer Heide
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

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Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Franziskanerkirche, stroll the grounds of Petersfriedhof, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), thentake some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, thenmake a trip to Salzburger Altstadt, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: explore the galleries of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse, examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, and finally step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Salzburg trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Salzburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral

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nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): get curious at Deutsches Museum, thensteep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, and then explore the activities along English Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Heiliggeistkirche, examine the collection at Munich Residenz, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, thenmake a trip to Marienplatz, thentake in the local highlights with Walking tours, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Frauenkirche.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Munich trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Munich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Munich can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Old Town and Friedhof Fluntern will appeal to history buffs. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Seebad Eich and Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall), Kriens (Mt Pilatus & Pilatus Luzern) and Lucerne (Chapel Bridge, Lake Lucerne, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall, and explore the world behind art at Museum Rietberg.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Zurich trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Munich to Zurich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Milan.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lucerne, Interlaken, Maennlichen, Seebad Mit Strand Am Vierwaldstattersee, Seebad Eich
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Parasailing & Paragliding
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen

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Milan, Italy

Milan ©
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 7th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Percorso Jannacci.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Milan day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Milan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Zurich in September; daily highs in Milan reach °C and lows reach °C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

Aero Club Monte Cornizzolo
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Il Cenacolo ©
Il Cenacolo

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