26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

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26 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  8 h 15 min
1
Bucharest, Romania
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  3 h
2
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  9 h
3
Hallstatt, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
5
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
6
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
7
Zadar, Croatia
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h
8
Zagreb, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
9
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
10
Belgrade, Serbia
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
11
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
12
Sunny Beach, Bulgaria
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

1
night
Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): contemplate the long history of Stavropoleos Monastery, get a sense of history and politics at Palace of Parliament, then admire the masterpieces at Peasant Museum (Muzeul Taranului Roman), then stop by Carturesti Carusel, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Biserica Sfantul Anton - Curtea Veche. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti" and then buy something for everyone on your list at Baneasa Shopping City.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bucharest trip itinerary planning tool.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Bucharest is an approximately 8.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Bucharest due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in October; daily highs in Bucharest reach 20°C and lows reach 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Cluj-Napoca.

Things to do in Bucharest

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 2:
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Baneasa Shopping City ©
Baneasa Shopping City
Stavropoleos Monastery ©
Stavropoleos Monastery

1
night
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Cluj-Napoca ©
The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
On the 3rd (Mon), buy something for everyone on your list at Iulius Mall Cluj, then look for gifts at Chic Ville, and then stop by BonBon Candy.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cluj-Napoca trip itinerary site.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Bucharest to Cluj-Napoca in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Cluj-Napoca, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Chic Ville ©
Chic Ville
Iulius Mall Cluj
Iulius Mall Cluj
BonBon Candy ©
BonBon Candy

1
night
Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt ©
Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
On the 4th (Tue), discover the riches below the earth's surface at Salzwelten, choose your vessel at Lake Hallstatt Explorer, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish of the Assumption.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Hallstatt tour itinerary app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cluj-Napoca to Hallstatt. Traveling from Cluj-Napoca to Hallstatt, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Historic Sites Transportation Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Parish of the Assumption ©
Parish of the Assumption
Salzwelten ©
Salzwelten

4
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.
Head to Manner Shop and Das Goldene Wiener Herzfor plenty of shopping. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Schonbrunn Palace and Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, look for gifts at Zuckerlwerkstatt Vienna, examine the collection at The Hofburg, and explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Vienna tour itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Hallstatt to Vienna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In October in Vienna, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

3
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.
Shop till you drop at DiVina and Sarajevo City Center. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bascarsija and Vijećnica. There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque and look for gifts at Gradska Trznica.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Sarajevo trip planner.

Fly from Vienna to Sarajevo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Sarajevo can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Mostar.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Shopping Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 11:
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Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija
Vijećnica ©
Vijećnica
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque ©
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque

1
night
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Kajtaz House, make a trip to Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar, and then snap pictures at Old Bridge (Stari Most).

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Mostar trip planner.

You can take a train from Sarajevo to Mostar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sarajevo in October; daily highs in Mostar reach 25°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Zadar.

Things to do in Mostar

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Old Bridge (Stari Most) ©
Old Bridge (Stari Most)
Kajtaz House ©
Kajtaz House

1
night
Zadar, Croatia

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): look for gifts at Supernova Zadar, then stop by Beer Geek Shop, then contemplate the long history of Church of St. Donat, and finally make a trip to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Zadar travel website.

Getting from Mostar to Zadar by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Zadar are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Zadar

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat
Supernova Zadar ©
Supernova Zadar
Beer Geek Shop ©
Beer Geek Shop

4
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Upper Town (Gornji Grad) and Tehnicki Muzej. Head to Vinoteka Vintesa and Notes of Zagrebfor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of Mirogoj Cemetery, examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, stop by Morlacch, and buy something for everyone on your list at Arena Centar.

To plan Zagreb vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Fly from Zadar to Zagreb in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Zadar in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Zagreb: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Zagreb

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Mirogoj Cemetery ©
Mirogoj Cemetery
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Book Cafe - Lotz Terem and Margaret Island. Your inner history buff will appreciate Halaszbastya and Széchenyi Thermal Bath. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge, and don't miss a visit to Hősök tere.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Budapest driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Zagreb to Budapest in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a shuttle. October in Budapest sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Crkva Svetog Oca Nikolaja, then steep yourself in history at Residence of Princess Ljubica (Konak Kneginje Ljubice, then contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan, and finally get to know the resident critters at Belgrade Zoo. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Knez Mihailova, don't miss a visit to Skadarlija, and then stop by Zeleni Venac Market.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Belgrade online trip builder.

You can fly from Budapest to Belgrade in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. October in Belgrade sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Sofia.

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
Skadarlija ©
Skadarlija
Knez Mihailova ©
Knez Mihailova

1
night
Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, look for gifts at Paradise Center, then stop by Elephant Bookstore, and finally stop by Vino Orenda Wine Shop.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sofia online tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Belgrade to Sofia takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Belgrade to Sofia, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Sofia can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sunny Beach.

Things to do in Sofia

Shopping Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Elephant Bookstore ©
Elephant Bookstore
Paradise Center ©
Paradise Center

1
night
Sunny Beach, Bulgaria

Sunny Beach ©
Famous for its nightlife, the town of Sunny Beach along the Black Sea coast is the most popular summer vacation spot in the country.
On the 25th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum, then see the interesting displays at Archeological Museum Burgas, and then admire the landmark architecture of St Stephens Church.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Sunny Beach trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Sofia to Sunny Beach in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Sofia in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 11°C in Sunny Beach. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sunny Beach

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nessebar, Archeological Museum Burgas
Highlights from your plan
Archaeological Museum ©
Archaeological Museum
Archeological Museum Burgas ©
Archeological Museum Burgas
St Stephens Church ©
St Stephens Church

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