44 days in Europe Itinerary

44 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  26 h
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
2
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
4
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
5
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Taxi:  4 h 45 min
8
Wroclaw, Poland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
9
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
10
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
11
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
12
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
13
Hallstatt, Austria
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  6 h 45 min
14
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Melbourne, Australia

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Take a break from the city and head to Praia da Nazare and Speed Boats Tours. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Monastery of Alcobaca. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Batalha (Capelas Imperfeitas & Batalha Monastery) and Evora (Sao Joao Evangelista Church (Evora), Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), &more). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Santo Antonio de Lisboa.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Lisbon trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Lisbon is an approximately 26- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -10 hour difference. In July, Lisbon is much hotter than Melbourne - with highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Evora, Batalha, Praia da Nazare, Monastery of Alcobaca
Highlights from your plan
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Batalha Monastery ©
Batalha Monastery
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

4
nights
Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Palma de Mallorca ©
Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Platja d'es Trenc and Playa del Puerto de Pollensa. Do some cultural sightseeing at Serra de Tramuntana and Castell de Bellver. Change things up with these side-trips from Palma de Mallorca: Cala Molins (in Cala San Vincente), Playa de Alcudia (in Port d'Alcudia) and Playa de Muro (in Playa de Muro). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Agulla, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Tuent, admire the masterpieces at Torre de Canyamel, and explore the fascinating underground world of Cuevas de Arta.

Plan my day in Palma de Mallorca using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Lisbon to Palma de Mallorca in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Lisbon to Palma de Mallorca, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Capdepera, Cala Molins, Platja d'es Trenc, Playa de Alcudia, Canyon de la Calobra
Highlights from your plan
Playa de Muro ©
Playa de Muro
Cala Agulla ©
Cala Agulla
Playa de Alcudia ©
Playa de Alcudia

4
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Your inner history buff will appreciate El Barri Gòtic and Templo del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus. Step off the beaten path and head to Vila Vella (Old Town) and Ciutat Vella. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Barcelona: Pont del Diable (in Tarragona), Salou (Llevant Beach & Illuminated Fountain) and Playa de la Pineda (in La Pineda). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Las Ramblas, stop by El Born, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sant Pau del Camp.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Palma de Mallorca to Barcelona in 2.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Beaches

Side Trips

Tossa de Mar, Salou, Pont del Diable, Fenals Beach, Playa de la Pineda
Highlights from your plan
Templo del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus ©
Templo del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

3
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and War Photo Limited. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cavtat Old Town and The Franciscan Church and Monastery. Step out of Dubrovnik with an excursion to Cavtat Seaside Promenade in Cavtat--about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Fort Lovrijenac, appreciate the extensive heritage of Lapad, enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Synagogue.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Dubrovnik takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In July in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Cavtat
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Fort Lovrijenac ©
Fort Lovrijenac

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Supljara cave, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at Batinovac Waterfall, then admire the sheer force of Pevalekovi Slapovi, and finally admire the sheer force of Milanovacki Slap. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Veliki Slap, Head underground at Barac Caves, contemplate the waterfront views at Burgeti Lakes, then take in the dramatic scenery at Slapovi Milke Trnine, then admire the sheer force of Ciginovac Lake, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Veliko Lake.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Plitvice Lakes National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
The Lower Lakes ©
The Lower Lakes
Veliki Slap
Veliki Slap

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Predjama Castle and Cerkev Zalostne Matere bozje. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ljubljana Old Town and Cathedral of St. Nicholas (Stolnica Sv. Nikolaja). Venture out of the city with trips to Postojna Cave (in Postojna), Bled (Bled Island & Parasailing & Paragliding) and Vintgar Gorge (in Zgornje Gorje). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Ljubljanica River, don't miss a visit to Prešeren Square, take in the views from Triple Bridge, and stroll around Tivoli Park.

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Getting from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Ljubljana by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Ljubljana can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Postojna, Bled, Vintgar Gorge, Cerkev Zalostne Matere bozje
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town
Parasailing & Paragliding
Predjama Castle ©
Predjama Castle

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fisherman's Bastion and Liberty Statue. Get some historical perspective at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) and Dohány Street Synagogue. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube Bank, step into the grandiose world of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), and ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Budapest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Wroclaw.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Tours Nature
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) ©

2
nights
Wroclaw, Poland

Wroclaw ©
Known for its relaxed and liberal atmosphere, the energetic city of Wroclaw lures visitors with its rich cultural heritage and pedestrian-friendly old town.
On the 8th (Sat), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wroclaw Zoo & Afrykarium, make a trip to Church of the Holy Cross, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island), then examine the collection at Panorama Raclawicka, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Town- Historic Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Wroclaw's Dwarfs and then go for a walk through Rynek of Wroclaw.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Wroclaw day trip site.

Getting from Budapest to Wroclaw by combination of bus, flight, and taxi takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August in Wroclaw, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Krakow.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island) ©
Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island)
Panorama Raclawicka ©
Panorama Raclawicka
Church of the Holy Cross ©
Church of the Holy Cross

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Wawel Royal Castle and Kazmierz The Former Jewish District. Your inner history buff will appreciate Wawel Cathedral and St. Mary's Basilica. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Planty Park, make a trip to The Ghetto Heroes Square, stroll the grounds of New Jewish Cemetery, and see the interesting displays at Lost Souls Alley.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Krakow travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Wroclaw to Krakow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Staromestske namesti and Prague Castle. Discover out-of-the-way places like St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral and Kostel sv. Mikuláše. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, take a stroll through Hradcany, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kostel svatého Jiljí, and steep yourself in history at Lobkowicz Palace.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Prague road trip planning site.

Getting from Krakow to Prague by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In August, daytime highs in Prague are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

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.
Popular historic sites such as Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Belvedere Palace and Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Schonbrunner Gardens, contemplate the long history of Maria Am Gestade, make a trip to Peterskirche, and take a stroll through Historic Center of Vienna.

Plan my day in Vienna using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

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

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Get a sense of the local culture at Salzburger Altstadt and Schloss Hellbrunn. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Petersfriedhof and Basilika St. Michael. There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery of St. Sebastian (Friedhof St. Sebastian), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), and examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Salzburg day trip website.

You can fly from Vienna to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Salzburg are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Basilika St. Michael
Highlights from your plan
Petersfriedhof ©
Petersfriedhof
Salzburger Altstadt ©
Salzburger Altstadt
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle

2
nights
Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt ©
Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
On the 22nd (Sat), take in the pleasant sights at Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary, then pause for some serene contemplation at Hallstatt Lutheran Church, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Dachstein Giant Ice Caves. On your second day here, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Salzwelten and then take in panoramic vistas at Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick".

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hallstatt trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Salzburg to Hallstatt in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Dachstein Giant Ice Caves
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Hallstatt Lutheran Church ©
Hallstatt Lutheran Church
Dachstein Giant Ice Caves ©
Dachstein Giant Ice Caves

3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Jordaan and Begijnhof. Do some cultural sightseeing at Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, see the interesting displays at Zaanse Schans, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Portuguese Synagogue, and explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam vacation planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Hallstatt to Amsterdam in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Zaanse Schans
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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