23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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23 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
Drive:  9​h
1
Innsbruck, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Bolzano, Italy
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Verona, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
4
Koper, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Zadar, Croatia
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Sibenik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Podgorica, Montenegro
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
10
Belgrade, Serbia
— 1 night
11
Budapest, Hungary
— Few hours
12
Bratislava, Slovakia
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
13
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
14
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
15
Dresden, Germany
— Few hours
Drive:  6​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam, Holland

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Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Get out of town with these interesting Innsbruck side-trips: Achensee (in Maurach) and Hexenwasser (in Soll). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm), contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Innsbruck, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Dom zu St. Jakob.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Innsbruck sightseeing planner .

Amsterdam, Holland to Innsbruck is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. In September in Innsbruck, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. You will leave for Bolzano on the 11th (Wed).

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Swarovski Crystal Worlds, Hexenwasser, Achensee
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Swarovski Crystal Worlds ©
Swarovski Crystal Worlds
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)
Bergisel Ski Jump ©
Bergisel Ski Jump

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Bolzano, Italy

Bolzano
South Tyrol's capital, Bolzano, has been named the Italian city with the highest quality of life.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Piazza Walther.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bolzano online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Bolzano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Innsbruck in September: high temperatures in Bolzano hover around 29°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Verona.
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Verona, Italy

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Torre Pentagona and then take in a show at Arena di Verona.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Verona online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Bolzano to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Verona, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Koper.

Things to do in Verona

Nightlife Historic Sites
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Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Torre Pentagona ©
Torre Pentagona

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Koper, Slovenia

Koper ©
Koper is a city in southwestern Slovenia, with the other Slovenian coastal towns Ankaran, Izola, Piran, and Portorož, situated along the country's 47-kilometre coastline, in the Istrian Region, approximately five kilometres from its border with Italy. On the 12th (Thu), Head underground at Skocjan Caves, admire the landmark architecture of Praetorian Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Rotunda of St John the Baptist, then pause for some serene contemplation at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower, and finally shop like a local with Loza Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. George, don't miss a visit to Tartini Square (Tartinijev trg), don't miss a visit to Piran Town Walls, then ponder the design of Da Ponte Fountain, and finally step into the grandiose world of Predjama Castle.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Koper online travel route builder .

Traveling by car from Verona to Koper takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Zadar.

Things to do in Koper

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Piran, Portoroz Beach, Skocjan Caves, Predjama Castle
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Skocjan Caves ©
Skocjan Caves
Predjama Castle ©
Predjama Castle
Tartini Square (Tartinijev trg) ©
Tartini Square (Tartinijev trg)

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Zadar, Croatia

Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): choose your vessel at Boat Rentals. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Museum of Illusions, don't miss a visit to Paseo Maritimo, delve into the distant past at Zadar Land City Gates, make a trip to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), then pause for some serene contemplation at Zadar Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to The Forum.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Zadar road trip planning app .

Getting from Koper to Zadar by car takes about 4.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Zadar are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sibenik.

Things to do in Zadar

Outdoors Tours Transportation
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Speed Boats Tours
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) ©
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje)
Paseo Maritimo ©
Paseo Maritimo

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Sibenik, Croatia

Sibenik ©
Sibenik, the oldest Croatian city on the coast, sits as a naturally protected harbor.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Krka National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Historic City of Trogir, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower, then make a trip to Trogir Square, and finally steep yourself in history at The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sibenik online trip planner .

You can drive from Zadar to Sibenik in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Zadar in September since evenings lows in Sibenik dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Sibenik

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Trogir, Krka National Park
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Krka National Park ©
Krka National Park
Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take a stroll through Old Town and then head off the coast to Island of Lokrum.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Dubrovnik trip planner .

You can drive from Sibenik to Dubrovnik in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Mostar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Parks Nature
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum

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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
On the 20th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar, see the interesting displays at War Photo Exhibition, then shop like a local with Old Bazar Kujundziluk, and finally take in the views from Old Bridge (Stari Most). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): take in the views from Crooked Bridge (Kriva Cuprija), make a trip to Mehmed Karadoz Moschee, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque, then view the masterpieces at Art Studio Pandur, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Neretva River.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Mostar route maker .

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Mostar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in September, plan for little chillier nights in Mostar, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Podgorica.

Things to do in Mostar

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Old Bridge (Stari Most) ©
Old Bridge (Stari Most)
Neretva River ©
Neretva River

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Podgorica, Montenegro

Podgorica ©
Podgorica is the capital and largest city of Montenegro. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Podgorica: Virpazar (Nature & Wildlife Tours & Virpazar-old-bridge), Ostrog Monastery (in Niksic) and Lovcen National Park (in Cetinje). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Skadar Lake National Park, take in the views from Millennium Bridge, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saborni Hram Hristovog Vaskrsenja.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Podgorica holiday planning app .

Getting from Mostar to Podgorica by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Podgorica

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Virpazar, Lovcen National Park, Ostrog Monastery
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Skadar Lake National Park ©
Skadar Lake National Park
Lovcen National Park ©
Lovcen National Park
Ostrog Monastery ©
Ostrog Monastery

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Belgrade, Serbia

The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Kalemegdan, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then view the masterpieces at Art for All, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save).

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Belgrade road trip planning website .

You can fly from Podgorica to Belgrade in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In September in Belgrade, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums
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Room Escape Games
Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save) ©

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Budapest road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Belgrade to Budapest takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. September in Budapest sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bratislava.
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Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building

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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 (Thu): take in the views from Stary most, take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Church of St. Elizabeth, and then step into the grandiose world of Bratislava Castle.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bratislava online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Budapest to Bratislava in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Bratislava sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites
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Bratislava Castle ©
Bratislava Castle
Blue Church of St. Elizabeth ©
Blue Church of St. Elizabeth
Stary most ©
Stary most

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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 (Fri), make a trip to Stephansplatz, then explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, then admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and then see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg).

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Vienna road trip app .

You can drive from Bratislava to Vienna in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

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Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Prague day trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Prague takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Prague, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

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Dresden, Germany

Dresden
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, make a trip to Frauenkirche, and then don't miss a visit to Zwinger. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, admire the striking features of Bruehl Terrace, and then don't miss a visit to Procession of Princes.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Dresden road trip website .

You can drive from Prague to Dresden in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Dresden can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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