33 days in Europe Itinerary

33 days in Europe Itinerary

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33 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong, China
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
5
Tallinn, Estonia
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
6
Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
7
Klaipeda, Lithuania
— 4 nights
Fly + Train:  7​h 45​min
8
Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights
+4
Fly + Taxi + Train + Taxi + Train:  10​h
9
Sevastopol, Crimea
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  29​h
End: Hong Kong, China

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.
Popular historic sites such as Halaszbastya and Széchenyi Thermal Bath are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Buda Castle and Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Matthias Church, take in the natural beauty of Palatinus Strandfürdő, look for gifts at Reflexshop, and ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Budapest driving holiday planner.

Hong Kong, China to Budapest is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, subway, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Hong Kong to Budapest is minus 7 hours. While traveling from Hong Kong, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Budapest, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Buda Castle ©
Buda Castle

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Schloss Hellbrunn. Popular historic sites such as Erlebnisburg Hohenwerfen and Franziskanerkirche are in your itinerary. Take a break from Salzburg with a short trip to Gollinger Wasserfall in Golling an der Salzach, about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), view the masterpieces at Residenzgalerie Salzburg, admire the masterpieces at DomQuartier Salzburg, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Salzburg.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Salzburg tour planner.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Salzburg takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Budapest in July, you will find days in Salzburg are a bit cooler (30°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Gollinger Wasserfall, Zoo Salzburg, Erlebnisburg Hohenwerfen
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) ©
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus)

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): explore the activities along Lake Zurich, admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg, and then see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich. On the next day, admire the striking features of Fraumünster Church and then stop by Old Town.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Zurich journey planner.

You can drive from Salzburg to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church
Museum Rietberg ©
Museum Rietberg

4
nights
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.
Appreciate the collections at Lobkowicz Palace and KGB Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to White Umbrella Tours and Spanish Synagogue. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and get to know the resident critters at Prague Zoo.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Prague online day trip planner.

Fly from Zurich to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock

4
nights
Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn ©
A historic city with its eye firmly on the future, Tallinn blends medieval fortifications, gleaming skyscrapers, and charming boutiques with a spattering of Soviet relics.
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour and Tallinn Old Town are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Aleksander Nevski Katedraali and Kadriorg Palace are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Kumu Art Museum, examine the collection at Niguliste Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Estonian Maritime Museum, and view the masterpieces at Telliskivi Loomelinnak.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tallinn journey planner.

You can fly from Prague to Tallinn in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Prague to Tallinn due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Prague in July, things will get a bit cooler in Tallinn: highs are around 24°C and lows about 14°C. On the 4th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Riga.

Things to do in Tallinn

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali ©
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour ©
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour
Kumu Art Museum ©
Kumu Art Museum

2
nights
Riga, Latvia

Riga ©
Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum and Old City Riga (Vecriga). You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Musee Art Nouveau and Dzintari Forest Park. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church and examine the collection at Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Riga travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Tallinn to Riga in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Riga are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Klaipeda.

Things to do in Riga

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Dzintari Forest Park
Highlights from your plan
Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum ©
Musee Art Nouveau ©
Musee Art Nouveau
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

4
nights
Klaipeda, Lithuania

Klaipeda ©
Lithuania's third-largest city, Klaipeda, sits as a seaport and cruise stop with a wealth of museums and medieval sites.
Escape the urban bustle at Curonian Spit National Park and Nida Beach. Cold War Museum and Amber Gallery-Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Дино Парк Dino parkas Radailiai and don't miss a visit to Sun Clock.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Klaipeda trip planner.

You can fly from Riga to Klaipeda in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Klaipeda can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Klaipeda

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Nida, Cold War Museum, Sun Clock
Highlights from your plan
Curonian Spit National Park ©
Curonian Spit National Park
Cold War Museum ©
Cold War Museum
Amber Gallery-Museum ©
Amber Gallery-Museum

4
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Wieliczka Salt Mine and Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera. Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square and Wawel Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Planty Park, admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica, take a stroll through Stare Miasto, and contemplate the long history of Wawel Royal Castle.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Krakow journey planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Klaipeda to Krakow in 8 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Klaipeda to Krakow. When traveling from Klaipeda in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Krakow: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sevastopol.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
Highlights from your plan
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

3
nights
Sevastopol, Crimea

Sevastopol ©
Situated between Ukraine and Russia, Sevastopol represents a laid-back coastal city with impressive naval history and a desirable microclimate for vacationers.
Step out of the city life by going to Ai-Petri and Cape Fiolent. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vorontsov Palace and Park complex and The State Museum-Preserve Tauric Chersonese. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sevastopol: Livadia Palace and Park Museum-Reserve (in Livadiya), Cableway Mishor - Ai Petri (in Koreiz) and Swallow's Nest (in Gaspra). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Panorama Museum on the Siege of Sevastopol, pause for some serene contemplation at Chersonesus St.Volodymyr Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Admiral Nakhimov Monument, and appreciate the history behind Monument to the Flooded Ships in Sevastopol.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Sevastopol vacation maker site.

Getting from Krakow to Sevastopol by combination of flight, taxi, and train takes about 18 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, taxi, and train; or drive. Traveling from Krakow to Sevastopol, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sevastopol

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Koreiz, Livadia Palace and Park Museum-Reserve, Balaklava Bay, Swallow's Nest, Vorontsov Palace and Park complex
Highlights from your plan
Livadia Palace and Park Museum-Reserve ©
Vorontsov Palace and Park complex ©
Vorontsov Palace and Park complex

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