17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
2
Amalfi, Italy
— 2 nights
3
Oia, Greece
— 2 nights
4
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
6
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
8
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
9
Krakow, Poland
— 1 night

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, don't miss a visit to Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Cupola di San Pietro, and finally steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Prassede, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli, browse the exhibits of Mercati di Traiano - Museo dei Fori Imperiali, thendon't miss a visit to Piazza Venezia, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Maria Sopra Minerva.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome sightseeing planner.

Atlanta, USA to Rome is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Atlanta to Rome. When traveling from Atlanta in May, plan for little chillier days in Rome, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Amalfi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Cupola di San Pietro ©
Cupola di San Pietro
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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Amalfi, Italy

Amalfi ©
Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
On the 19th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanctuary of Our Lady of Sorrow (Sancturio Maria Santissima Addolorata), don't miss a visit to Ruga Nova Mercatorum (Via dei Mercanti), admire the local landmark of Fontana Cap e Ciuccio, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Santuario della Madonna del Rosario, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Sant'Andrea.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Amalfi road trip tool.

Getting from Rome to Amalfi by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of °F in Amalfi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Oia.

Things to do in Amalfi

Historic Sites Shopping Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Ravello
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Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

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Oia, Greece

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
On the 21st (Fri), view the masterpieces at Mnemossyne Gallery, brush up on your military savvy at Naval Maritime Museum, explore the world behind art at MATI Art Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, thenindulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally learn about winemaking at Gaia Winery. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to The castle of St Nicholas, thenlook for gifts at Aquamarine Jewelry, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, read Oia trip planner.

You can fly from Amalfi to Oia in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, ferry, and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amalfi to Oia due to the time zone difference. In May in Oia, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Oia

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fira, Akrotiri, Gaia Winery
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Mnemossyne Gallery ©
Mnemossyne Gallery
Venetian Castle of Santorini ©
Venetian Castle of Santorini
Gaia Winery ©
Gaia Winery

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): sample the tasty concoctions at Dubrovnik Beer Company, take some stellar pictures from Minceta Fortress, appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls, take in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dominican Monastery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Annunciation. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Samostan Sv.klare, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Saviour Church, thenget advice or help at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Brsalje Street.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Dubrovnik trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Oia to Dubrovnik takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Oia to Dubrovnik due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Oia in May, Dubrovnik is slightly colder at night with lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum
Dominican Monastery ©
Dominican Monastery

1
night
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 25th (Tue), make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion, steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Roman Beach, explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), thentest the waters at a local thermal spa, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Budapest takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in May, plan for little chillier nights in Budapest, with lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Spas Parks
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Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Karlskirche, admire the landmark architecture of Austrian National Library, admire the striking features of Kaisergruft, thentake an in-depth tour of Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Vienna day trip site.

You can drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Vienna are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Karlskirche ©
Karlskirche
Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien ©
Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien

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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 27th (Thu): take in the views from Charles Bridge, contemplate the long history of Prague Astronomical Clock, take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Infant Jesus of Prague, thenbrowse the exhibits of National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Lesser Town, don't miss a visit to The Vrtba Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, thenbrowse the exhibits of Lobkowicz Palace, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady before Tyn, and finally don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Prague trip planner.

Getting from Vienna to Prague by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In May in Prague, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Devin Castle, don't miss a visit to Maximilian"s Fountain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franciscan Church and Monastery, get engrossed in the history at Bratislava City Museum (Mestske Muzeum), thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Bratislava Old Town, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina). Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. John the Baptist Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Cerveny Kamen Castle, appreciate the history behind Chatam Sofer Memorial, thenexplore the world behind art at Nedbalka Gallery, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bratislava trip planner.

You can drive from Prague to Bratislava in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Bratislava are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Krakow.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

St. John the Baptist Cathedral, Cerveny Kamen Castle
Highlights from your plan
Bratislava Old Town ©
Bratislava Old Town
Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle
Blue Church of St. Elizabeth ©
Blue Church of St. Elizabeth

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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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): steep yourself in history at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, contemplate the long history of Wawel Cathedral, admire the striking features of Church of St. Andrew (Kosciol Swietogo Andrzeja), thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, thensee the interesting displays at Krakow Pinball Museum, and finally examine the collection at Lost Souls Alley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, take in panoramic vistas at Museum of Krakow Town Hall Tower, thenexplore the world behind art at Stained Glass Museum (Muzeum Witrazu), and finally get engrossed in the history at Muzeum Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego Collegium Maius.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Krakow online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Bratislava to Krakow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. In May in Krakow, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Lost Souls Alley ©
Lost Souls Alley
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square

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