22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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22 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Bus + Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Zagreb, Croatia
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  12 h 30 min
End: New York City, United States

5
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) and Mirogoj Cemetery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. For shopping fun, head to Vinoteka Vintesa or Take Me Home. When in Zagreb, make a side trip to see Rastoke in Slunj, approximately Slunj away. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Lower Town, admire the masterpieces at Art Pavilion (Umjetnicki Paviljon), see the interesting displays at Zagreb City Museum, and look for gifts at La Chocolate.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Zagreb online route builder.

New York City, USA to Zagreb is an approximately 12.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Zagreb. Traveling from New York City in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Zagreb, with lows of 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Zagreb

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Rastoke
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Atelier Mestrovic ©
Atelier Mestrovic
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
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5
nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Head to MojaCokolada.Si and Chocolate store Cukrcekfor plenty of shopping. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ljubljana Old Town and National Museum of Contemporary History (Muzej Novejse Zgodovine Slovenije). Get out of town with these interesting Ljubljana side-trips: Vintgar Gorge (in Zgornje Gorje), Bled (Lake Bled & Triglav National Park) and Portoroz Beach (in Portoroz). The adventure continues: shop like a local with Galerija Emporium.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ljubljana trip itinerary website.

Getting from Zagreb to Ljubljana by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Ljubljana are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bled, Vintgar Gorge, Portoroz Beach
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Triglav National Park ©
Triglav National Park
Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge

5
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Schloss Hellbrunn. Let the collections at Mozarts Geburtshaus and Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Salzburg side-trips: Gollinger Wasserfall (in Golling an der Salzach), Ramsau Beach (in Ramsau am Dachstein) and Golf Eichenheim (in Kitzbuhel). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, wander the streets of Steingasse, and contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Salzburg travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Salzburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Gollinger Wasserfall, Ramsau Beach, Golf Eichenheim
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Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Mozarts Geburtshaus ©
Mozarts Geburtshaus

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Nymphenburg Palace and Alte Pinakothek. Head to Ingo Maurer Showroom and Ludwig Beckfor some retail therapy. There's much more to do: explore the activities along English Garden, look for gifts at Item Shop, get curious at Deutsches Museum, and stroll through Flaucher.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Munich trip planner.

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 76°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Parks Nature
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum

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