28 days in Europe Itinerary

28 days in Europe Itinerary

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28 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Cape Town, South Africa
Fly:  24​h 30​min
1
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 day
3
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
4
Belgrade, Serbia
— 3 nights
5
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
6
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
8
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 day
bus:  2​h
9
Zagreb, Croatia
— 3 nights
10
Postojna, Slovenia
— 1 day
bus:  1​h
11
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
12
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Cape Town, South Africa

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.
To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Vienna trip planner .

Cape Town, South Africa to Vienna is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, Vienna is a bit warmer than Cape Town - with highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C. On the 14th (Fri), you're off toBudapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Nightlife Museums Tours

1
day
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.
Devin Castle (hrad) has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): wander the streets of Bratislava Old Town, then explore the historical opulence of Devin Castle (hrad), and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Elizabeth's / Blue Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Tyrsovo nabrezie, then enjoy the sand and surf at Magio Beach, then explore the historical opulence of Bratislava Castle, and finally admire the masterpieces at Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, read Bratislava road trip planning site .

You can drive from Vienna to Bratislava in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 18th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle
Bratislava Old Town ©
Bratislava Old Town

3
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.
You've added Shoes on the Danube Bank, Legenda Sightseeing Boats, Dohány Street Synagogue, and other attractions to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Margaret Island.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip planner .

Getting from Vienna to Budapest by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 26:
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House of Terror Museum ©
House of Terror Museum
Dohány Street Synagogue ©
Dohány Street Synagogue

3
nights
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ada Ciganlija. Do some cultural sightseeing at Knez Mihailova and Smederevo Fortress. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save) and Sremski Karlovci. Venture out of the city with trips to Novi Sad (Room Escape Games, Saborna crkva-Orthodox Church, & more) and Museum Smederevo (in Smederevo). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Dorcol, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Petka's Chapel, learn about all things military at Military Museum, and admire the striking features of Crkva Svetog Marka.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Belgrade trip planner .

Getting from Budapest to Belgrade by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In June, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Novi Sad, Smederevo, Sremski Karlovci
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Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
Ada Ciganlija ©
Ada Ciganlija
St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save) ©

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.
On the 21st (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Museum Of Crimes Against Humanity And Genocide 1992-1995, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel in Sarajevo, take an in-depth tour of War Childhood Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Galerija 11/07/95, and finally take a stroll through Ferhadija Pedestrian Street.

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Getting from Belgrade to Sarajevo by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll set off for Mostar on the 23rd (Sun).

Things to do in Sarajevo

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
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Highlights from your plan
Galerija 11/07/95 ©
Galerija 11/07/95
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque ©
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque
War Childhood Museum ©
War Childhood Museum

2
nights
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
On the 23rd (Sun), wander the streets of The historic urban site of Pocitelj, take in the dramatic scenery at Kravica, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medjugorje.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Mostar route site .

You can take a train from Sarajevo to Mostar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Mostar, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. You'll set off for Split on the 24th (Mon).

Things to do in Mostar

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

The historic urban site of Pocitelj, Kravica
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Highlights from your plan
Kravica ©
Kravica
The historic urban site of Pocitelj ©

3
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Temple of Jupiter and then make a trip to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic). On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Diocletian's Palace, browse the eclectic array of goods at Split Market, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Split travel route tool .

Getting from Mostar to Split by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Split are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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Highlights from your plan
Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Marjan Park ©
Marjan Park
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

1
day
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Plitvice Lakes National Park visit site .

Traveling by car from Split to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Zagreb.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park

3
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
You've now added Croatian Homeland War Tour to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad), then see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, then catch all the local highlights with Croatian Homeland War Tour, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka).

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Zagreb trip itinerary maker tool .

You can take a bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zagreb in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 29th (Sat), you'll travel to Postojna.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Highlights from your plan
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships

1
day
Postojna, Slovenia

Postojna ©
With its friendly atmosphere, breathtaking landscapes, natural phenomena, and historical monuments, Postojna offers everything you need for a peaceful vacation or a quick getaway from the city.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Postojna Caves as well as Predjama Castle. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Predjama Castle and then Head underground at Postojna Caves.

Before you visit Postojna, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Zagreb to Postojna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June in Postojna, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Postojna

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Predjama Castle ©
Predjama Castle
Postojna Caves ©
Postojna Caves

2
nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana melds German, Mediterranean, and Slovenian culture and history.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ljubljana Old Town and Ljubljana Castle. There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at Central Market and ponder the world of politics at Town Hall (Magistrat).

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Ljubljana trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Postojna to Ljubljana takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in June, and nighttime lows around 14°C. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Highlights from your plan
Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town
Ljubljanski Grad ©
Ljubljanski Grad
Central Market ©
Central Market

3
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna
To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Ljubljana to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll set off for home on the 3rd (Wed).

Things to do in Vienna

Nightlife Museums Tours

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