26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

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26 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Seattle, United States
+3
Fly + Foot + Shuttle + Bus:  20 h 30 min
1
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Split, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h
4
Zagreb, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  3 h
6
Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Salzburg, Austria
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Hallstatt, Austria
— Few hours
Drive + Fly:  20 h 15 min
End: Seattle, United States

2
nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Plitvice Lakes National Park holiday tool.

Seattle, USA to Plitvice Lakes National Park is an approximately 19.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. Traveling from Seattle to Plitvice Lakes National Park, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park

4
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Split: Hvar (Franciscan Monastery & Spanjola). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Palazzo di Diocleziano, stroll around Marjan Park, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Split online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Split takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Split are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Hvar
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

4
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.
Dubrovnik is known for historic sites, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Old Town, steep yourself in history at Stradun, see the top attractions with Dubrovnik Day Sailing, and enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Kupari.

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Drive from Split to Dubrovnik in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 63°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors Neighborhoods Parks
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island

3
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Zagreb is known for museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Assumption, wander the streets of Upper Town (Gornji Grad), and examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Zagreb trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Dubrovnik to Zagreb in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Dubrovnik in September; daily highs in Zagreb reach 71°F and lows reach 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Zagreb

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Recreational Sports Center Jarun ©
Recreational Sports Center Jarun
Walking tours
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Ljubljana side-trips: Lake Bohinj (in Bohinjsko Jezero), Vintgar Gorge (in Zgornje Gorje) and Lake Bled (in Bled). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, ponder the world of politics at Town Hall (Magistrat), explore the activities along Ljubljanica River, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Nicholas (Stolnica Sv. Nikolaja).

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Ljubljana tour planner.

Getting from Zagreb to Ljubljana by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Ljubljana are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lake Bohinj, Vintgar Gorge, Lake Bled
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Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled
Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town
Lake Bohinj ©
Lake Bohinj

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.
Munich is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche, get a sense of history and politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus), and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church.

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You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Ljubljana to Munich in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and train. In September, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
English Garden ©
English Garden
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

4
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Salzburg is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace, and examine the collection at Salzburg Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Salzburg trip planner.

Drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

few
hours
Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt ©
Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Central Square Marktplatz.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hallstatt road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Hallstatt takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.
Highlights from your plan
Central Square Marktplatz ©
Central Square Marktplatz

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