20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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20 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Lisbon, Portugal
Fly:  11​h
1
Kiev, Ukraine
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Lviv, Ukraine
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
5
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Lisbon, Portugal

3
nights
Kiev, Ukraine

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
St. Andrew's Church has been added to your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Pirogovo Open-Air Museum and Great Patriotic War Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra and Saint Sophia Cathedral. Step out of Kiev with an excursion to Mizhrichynskyi Regional Landscape Park in Kozelets--about 2h 15 min away. There's much more to do: learn more about the world around you at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, make a trip to Andriyivski Uzviz, and examine the collection at Mykola Syadristy Microminiatures Museum.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kiev holiday planner .

Lisbon, Portugal to Kiev is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Lisbon to Kiev. In June, daytime highs in Kiev are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lviv.

Things to do in Kiev

Museums Trails Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mizhrichynskyi Regional Landscape Park
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St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
Saint Sophia Cathedral ©
Saint Sophia Cathedral

5
nights
Lviv, Ukraine

Lviv ©
Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Town and Church of the Jesuits. Visiting Landscape Park Podgorye and Bear Sanctuary Domazhyr will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Lychakiv Cemetery, don't miss a visit to Dominican Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Svyatogo Yura Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of Armenian street.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Lviv day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Kiev to Lviv takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Kiev in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 14°C in Lviv. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Krakow.

Things to do in Lviv

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Landscape Park Podgorye, Bear Sanctuary Domazhyr
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Insomnia - The Haunted House ©
Insomnia - The Haunted House
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lychakiv Cemetery ©
Lychakiv Cemetery

2
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 17th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, then stroll the grounds of New Jewish Cemetery, and then steep yourself in history at Wieliczka Salt Mine.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Krakow sightseeing planning app .

Traveling by car from Lviv to Krakow takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lviv to Krakow. June in Krakow sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, admire the striking features of Dancing House, make a trip to National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, then pause for some serene contemplation at Ss. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral, and finally take a peaceful walk through Kunraticky Forest. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Karlstejn Castle.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Prague vacation builder app .

You can fly from Krakow to Prague in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In June in Prague, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Wildlife Trails

Side Trip

Karlstejn Castle
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Ss. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral ©
Ss. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral
Karlstejn Castle ©
Karlstejn Castle
Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument ©

2
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.
Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Karlskirche, and then admire the striking features of Belvedere Palace.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Vienna tour itinerary website .

You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. June in Vienna sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Karlskirche ©
Karlskirche

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 outdoors at Skyward and Sas Hill Nature Reserve. Museum-lovers will appreciate Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria) and Hungarian National Museum. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), wander the streets of Vaci Street, steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue, and don't miss a visit to Andrassy Avenue.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Budapest trip itinerary maker website .

Take a train from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Budapest, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Dohány Street Synagogue ©
Dohány Street Synagogue
Liberty Statue ©
Liberty Statue

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