40 days in Europe Itinerary

40 days in Europe Itinerary

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Warsaw, Poland
— 2 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights
Drive
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Strbske Pleso, Slovakia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Brezno, Slovakia
— 1 night
Drive
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Drive
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Novi Sad, Serbia
— 1 night
Drive
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Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 1 night
Drive
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Split, Croatia
— 1 night
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
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Bled, Slovenia
— 4 nights
Drive
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
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Chisinau, Moldova
— 2 nights
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Brasov, Romania
— 2 nights
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Bucharest, Romania
— 1 night
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Warsaw, Poland

— 2 nights

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, step into the grandiose world of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kampinoski Park Narodowy, and finally browse the exhibits of Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Warsaw route site.

Cebu City, Philippines to Warsaw is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Cebu City to Warsaw. Traveling from Cebu City in February, expect Warsaw to be cooler, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Krakow, Poland

— 4 nights

Slavic Rome

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wawel Cathedral and Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square. Spend the 5th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Wieliczka Salt Mine, see the interesting displays at Muzeum Krakowa - Barbakan, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bazylika i Klasztor Franciszkanow, and have fun and explore at HistoryLand.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Krakow trip planner.

You can take a train from Warsaw to Krakow in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Krakow are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Strbske Pleso.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Strbske Pleso, Slovakia

— 2 nights
Štrbské Pleso is a favorite ski, tourist, and health resort in the High Tatras, Slovakia located on the lake by the same name. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Predne Solisko. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Gerlachovsky Stit, then glide through natural beauty at Strbske Pleso, then contemplate the waterfront views at Jazierka lasky, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Strbske Pleso Lake.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Strbske Pleso trip planning tool.

You can drive from Krakow to Strbske Pleso in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Brezno.

Things to do in Strbske Pleso

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Brezno, Slovakia

— 1 night
Brezno is a town in central Slovakia, with a population of 21,534 (2013).GeographyBrezno is located within the Horehronské podolie basin. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): hit the slopes at Ski Resort Tale.

To find out how to plan a trip to Brezno, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Strbske Pleso to Brezno takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bratislava.

Things to do in Brezno

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Bratislava, Slovakia

— 2 nights

Beauty on the Danube

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Bratislava Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), then wander the streets of Bratislava Old Town, then contemplate the long history of Primates' Palace (Primacialny palac), and finally contemplate the long history of Michalska Brana. On the next day, snap pictures at New Bridge (Novy Most), explore the galleries of Devin Castle, don't miss a visit to UFO Observation Deck, then kick back and relax at Magio Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Church of St. Elizabeth.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bratislava trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Brezno to Bratislava in 3 hours. In February in Bratislava, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Budapest, Hungary

— 4 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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 out of the city life by going to Roman Beach and Danube River. Get a sense of the local culture at Fisherman's Bastion and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). There's lots more to do: test the waters at a local thermal spa, get outside with City Park Városliget, get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, and contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Budapest online trip builder.

Getting from Bratislava to Budapest by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Novi Sad.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Parks
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Novi Sad, Serbia

— 1 night

Serbian Athens

The regional and cultural center of northern Serbia, the riverside city of Novi Sad occupies a strategically advantageous position between Belgrade and Budapest.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orthodox Cathedral of St Nicholas, do a tasting at Podrum Probus, and then stroll through Strand.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Novi Sad trip planner.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Novi Sad takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. In February, daytime highs in Novi Sad are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Skopje.

Things to do in Novi Sad

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia

— 1 night
A melting pot of cultures from Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Yugoslavian rule, Skopje serves as the nation's eclectic capital.
On the 18th (Thu), take in the history at Memorial House of Mother Teresa, then take in the awesome beauty at Mountain of Vodno, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Dimitrija.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Skopje planner.

You can drive from Novi Sad to Skopje in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Skopje are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Skopje

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
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Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Dance Beach. Dubrovnik City Walls and Old Town are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Zarkovica Animal Shelter, get great views at Minceta Fortress, get your bearings at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, and take in the exciting artwork at Art by Stjepko.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Dubrovnik tour planning site.

Traveling by car from Skopje to Dubrovnik takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Skopje in February since evenings lows in Dubrovnik dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Split, Croatia

— 1 night

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): get outside with Outdoor Activities, then identify plant and animal life at Marjan Park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

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Getting from Dubrovnik to Split by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In February in Split, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Split

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife
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Zagreb, Croatia

— 2 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): get outside with Cliffbase, wander the streets of Upper Town (Gornji Grad), and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church. On your second day here, stroll through Recreational Sports Center Jarun and then stroll through Foginovo beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Zagreb attractions app.

Fly from Split to Zagreb in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Split in February; daily highs in Zagreb reach 8°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Zagreb

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Ljubljana, Slovenia

— 2 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): admire the verdant scenery at Rakov Škocjan Landscape Park, explore the fascinating underground world of Škocjan Caves, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Ljubljanica River, then snap pictures at Triple Bridge, then hit the slopes at Krvavec, and finally take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ljubljana tour planning tool.

You can drive from Zagreb to Ljubljana in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Bled, Slovenia

— 4 nights
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Bled Island and Bled Castle. Step out of the city life by going to Mala Osojnica and Vogel. Get out of town with these interesting Bled side-trips: Peričnik Falls (in Mojstrana), Kranjska Gora (Intersport Bernik & Smučarska Šola ASK Kranjska Gora) and Planica Nordic Centre & Zipline (in Rateče). Spend the 28th (Sun) exploring nature at Triglav National Park. There's more to do: stroll through Vintgar Gorge.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bled trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Bled in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Bled are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Prague.

Things to do in Bled

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Prague, Czech Republic

— 4 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
Staromestske namesti and St. Vitus Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lesser Town and Jewish Museum in Prague. Spend the 4th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, don't miss a visit to The Vrtba Garden, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in the views from Charles Bridge.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Prague travel route builder app.

Drive from Bled to Prague in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Bled in March: highs in Prague hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Chisinau.

Things to do in Prague

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Chisinau, Moldova

— 2 nights
Chișinău Etymology and namesThe origin of the city's name is unclear, but in one version, the name comes from the archaic Romanian word chișla (meaning "spring", "source of water") and nouă ("new"), because it was built around a small spring, at the corner of Pușkin and Albișoara streets.The other version, formulated by Ștefan Ciobanu, Romanian historian and academician, holds that the name was formed the same way as the name of Chișineu (alternative spelling: Chișinău) in Western Romania, near the border with Hungary. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Goa Territory and then learn about winemaking at Cricova Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Nicholas, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Capriana Monastery, and then learn about winemaking at Chateau Cojusna.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Chisinau trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Chisinau takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Brasov.

Things to do in Chisinau

Wineries · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Brasov, Romania

— 2 nights
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): head outdoors with Monitor Ski, then fly down the slopes at Poiana Brasov, and then identify plant and animal life at Bunloc. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Rasnov Citadel, explore the historical opulence of Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), then take in the dramatic natural features at La Prapastii Zarnesti, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Tampa.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Brasov road trip planning tool.

Getting from Chisinau to Brasov by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bucharest.

Things to do in Brasov

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Bucharest, Romania

— 1 night
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bucharest tour itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Brasov to Bucharest takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bucharest

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 11:
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Slovakia travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Monuments
Heart of Europe
A land of magnificent castles, untouched nature, and rich cultural heritage, Slovakia is a jewel in the heart of Europe that's waiting to be discovered. Larger cities such as Bratislava and Kosice feature historic architecture and offer numerous sightseeing opportunities and exciting art scenes, while the traditional villages are the perfect place to get acquainted with local customs. Some of the country's most popular tourist destinations are its numerous spa resorts, famous for their therapeutic properties, and a selection of wooden churches, many of which are World Heritage Sites. Those looking for nature's attractions can enjoy everything from the thick forests and snowy peaks of the Tatra Mountains, to one of Europe's largest concentrations of subterranean caves. The country's cuisine reflects its multi-cultural history and is a definite must-try.