18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
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Zell am See, Austria
— 1 night
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Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Train to Linz, Linz Wissensturm, Bus to Prague
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
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Warsaw, Poland
— 6 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Sofia, Bulgaria
— 4 nights
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Vienna, Austria — 1 night

City of Dreams

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.
On the 5th (Wed), walk around Kurpark Oberlaa, examine the collection at Remise Verkehrsmuseum, and then wander the streets of Alte Donau.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Vienna is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -4.5 hour difference. Traveling from New Delhi in October, things will get colder in Vienna: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Zell am See.
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Zell am See, Austria — 1 night

Despite its small size, Zell am See is a well-visited tourist destination known mostly as a ski resort town, and it serves as an important transportation hub for the region.
For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Zell am See trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Zell am See takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Zell am See can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Salzburg.
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Salzburg, Austria — 1 night

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Salzburg trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Zell am See to Salzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 1 night

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.
To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Prague trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Salzburg to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Prague sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Warsaw.
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Warsaw, Poland — 6 nights

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Grob Nieznanego Zolnierza and Warsaw Barbican (Barbakan Warszawski). Explore Warsaw's surroundings by going to Lodz (Radegast Train Station, Piotrkowska Street, &more) and Arboretum SGGW (in Brzeziny). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Krakowskie Przedmiescie, look for all kinds of wild species at Around Poland, appreciate the history behind Monument to the Warsaw Uprising Fighters, and contemplate the long history of Palace on the Island.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Warsaw online route planner.

You can fly from Prague to Warsaw in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Warsaw are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Budapest.
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Budapest, Hungary — 2 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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Hungarianbirdwatching.com Day Tours, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Imre Nagy, and then soak away your stress at Mandala Day Spa.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Budapest travel route app.

You can fly from Warsaw to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Warsaw, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Budapest, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Sofia.
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Sofia, Bulgaria — 4 nights

Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Step off the beaten path and head to Spas and Museum of illusions Sofia. Dedicate the 19th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Boyana Waterfall, admire the masterpieces at The Red Flat, learn about all things military at National Museum of Military History, and see the interesting displays at National Museum of History.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sofia visit planner.

Fly from Budapest to Sofia in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Budapest to Sofia. In October, daytime highs in Sofia are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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