12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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12 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
— Few hours
Fly:  6​h
2
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
3
Hvar, Croatia
— 1 night
+3
ferry + taxi + Fly + shuttle:  5​h
4
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 30​min
5
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 night
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: London, United Kingdom

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London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): snap pictures at Tower Bridge and then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our London holiday maker tool .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport and Southend Airport. April in London sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in London

Museums
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take a stroll through Old Town and then head off the coast to Island of Lokrum.

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

Getting from London to Dubrovnik by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Dubrovnik due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in April, expect Dubrovnik to be a bit warmer, temps between 21°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Parks Nature
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum

1
night
Hvar, Croatia

Hvar
The Croatian island of Hvar serves as a picturesque location for a Mediterranean holiday, with a range of offerings from quiet coves to a lively medieval town.
To find maps and tourist information, read our Hvar trip itinerary planning site .

Ride a ferry from Dubrovnik to Hvar in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In April, daytime highs in Hvar are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 6th (Mon), you're off toLjubljana.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors Tours Nightlife
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nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana melds German, Mediterranean, and Slovenian culture and history.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bled (Lake Bled, Bled Castle, & more). There's lots more to do: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, explore the activities along River Ljubljanica Kanal, take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, and take in the views from Dragon Bridge (Zmajski Most).

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of ferry, flight, and shuttle from Hvar to Ljubljana takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Hvar in April, plan for little chillier nights in Ljubljana, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bratislava.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Bled, Tollhouse (Mitnicarska hisa)
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Room Escape Games
Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled
Wine Tours & Tastings

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): don't miss a visit to St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Bratislava Old Town, and then step into the grandiose world of Devin Castle.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bratislava online travel planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Ljubljana to Bratislava in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Bratislava can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle
Bratislava Old Town ©
Bratislava Old Town

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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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, and admire the striking features of Dohány Street Synagogue.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Budapest online route planner .

Traveling by car from Bratislava to Budapest takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Spas Museums
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Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, then take in panoramic vistas at Town Hall Tower, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Wawel Royal Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, and finally see the interesting displays at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Krakow tour planner .

Fly from Budapest to Krakow in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Budapest in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Krakow: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©

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