23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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23 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
2
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
3
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
4
Bol, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 15​min
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney, Australia

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Matthias Church and Halaszbastya. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Andrassy Avenue and Vaci Street. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, and pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Budapest online travel planner .

Sydney, Australia to Budapest is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Budapest due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in October, with highs in Budapest at 19°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and Stephansplatz. Museum-lovers will get to explore Imperial Palace (Hofburg) and Albertina. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, get a taste of the local shopping with Graben and Kohlmarkt, see the interesting displays at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Vienna trip planner .

You can take a train from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. October in Vienna sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Vienna

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

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take a stroll through Old Town and then contemplate the long history of Walls of Dubrovnik. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Cavtat Old Town, then browse the exhibits of Rector's Palace, then step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Monastery.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Dubrovnik journey planner .

You can fly from Vienna to Dubrovnik in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Vienna in October, expect Dubrovnik to be somewhat warmer, temps between 24°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bol.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Cavtat Old Town
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Walls of Dubrovnik ©
Walls of Dubrovnik
Cavtat Old Town ©
Cavtat Old Town

2
nights
Bol, Croatia

Bol ©
An hour boat ride from Split on the island of Brac, Bol boasts a charming old town, pebble beach, and great windsurfing conditions. Historical charm abounds here in the form of stone houses, narrow pedestrian streets, and historical attractions marked with panels.
On the 10th (Thu), kick back and relax at Sumartin Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Paklina Beach. Keep things going the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Murvica Beach, and then get to know the fascinating history of Golden horn from above.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bol driving holiday tool .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Dubrovnik to Bol takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October in Bol, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Bol

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Murvica Beach, Sumartin Beach
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Murvica Beach ©
Murvica Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Golden horn from above ©
Golden horn from above

2
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to St Barbara's Church and Lesser Town. Hradcany and StaromEstske namEsti are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Prague with an excursion to Ossuary / The Cemetery Church in Kutna Hora--about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, steep yourself in history at Prague Astronomical Clock, and view the masterpieces at Lobkowicz Palace.

Plan trip to Prague with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Explore your travel options from Bol to Prague with the Route module. Traveling from Bol in October, things will get a bit cooler in Prague: highs are around 15°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Kutna Hora
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
St Barbara's Church
St Barbara's Church

3
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.
Visit Linderhof Palace and Schloss Nymphenburg for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate Munich Residenz and Alte Pinakothek. Change things up with these side-trips from Munich: Schloss Hohenschwangau (in Hohenschwangau) and Partnachklamm (in Garmisch-Partenkirchen). It doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of St. Peter's Church and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Munich trip app .

You can fly from Prague to Munich in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Schloss Hohenschwangau, Partnachklamm, Schloss Linderhof
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Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau
Schloss Linderhof ©
Schloss Linderhof
Partnachklamm ©
Partnachklamm

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 18th (Fri), explore the galleries of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), then get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg, then admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn. On the next day, examine the collection at Salzburg Museum, take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then shop like a local with Residenzgalerie Salzburg, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), and finally examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Salzburg trip tool .

Traveling by car from Munich to Salzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) ©
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus)

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Anne Frank House, then view the masterpieces at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, and then examine the collection at Zaanse Schans.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam travel route site .

You can fly from Salzburg to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In October in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zaanse Schans, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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