21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 1 night
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Rhodes Town, Greece
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Athens, Greece
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Istanbul, Turkey — 1 night

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hagia Sophia Mosque, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and finally get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower.

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New Delhi, India to Istanbul is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi to Istanbul, you'll gain 2.5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Delhi in June, plan for cooler days in Istanbul, with highs around 30°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can fly to Dubrovnik.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Baths · Spas
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Dubrovnik, Croatia — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take a stroll through Cavtat Old Town, then don't miss a visit to Onophrian Fountain, then get to know the fascinating history of Walls of Dubrovnik, and finally steep yourself in history at Fort Lovrijenac. On your second day here, head off the coast to Lokrum Island, don't miss a visit to Pile Gate, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Dubrovnik day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Dubrovnik takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Dubrovnik due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Split.
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Split, Croatia — 2 nights

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 14th (Wed): examine the collection at Froggyland, contemplate the long history of Old Split, then contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and finally wander the streets of Riva Harbor. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Diocletian's Palace, walk around Marjan Park, and then learn more about the world around you at Diocletians Dream.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Split trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Split takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Split are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague, then admire the striking features of Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Old Royal Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, and finally wander the streets of Hradcany.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Prague trip planner.

You can fly from Split to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Split in June, things will get a bit cooler in Prague: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Krakow.
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Krakow, Poland — 1 night

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.
On the 18th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Wawel Royal Castle, contemplate the long history of Wawel Cathedral, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), and finally get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Krakow road trip site.

You can fly from Prague to Krakow in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In June, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough 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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Shoes on the Danube Bank, steep yourself in history at Heroes' Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue, and finally steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, then take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and finally ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest holiday builder.

Fly from Krakow to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Krakow in June, expect nights in Budapest to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz, see the interesting displays at Hofburg, then explore the world behind art at Albertina, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Augustinerkirche, and finally examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, then explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Vienna online journey builder.

Getting from Budapest to Vienna by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.
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Salzburg, Austria — 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 23rd (Fri), see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, then explore the historical opulence of Fortress Hohensalzburg, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Franziskanerkirche, get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse, then get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, then contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally admire the landmark architecture of Mirabell Palace.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Salzburg itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Salzburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. June in Salzburg sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to fly to Rhodes Town.
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Rhodes Town, Greece — 3 nights

A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
Visiting Agios Pavlos Beach and Pefkos Beach will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Medieval City and Tsambika Beach. Explore Rhodes Town's surroundings by going to Lindos Beach (in Lindos) and Monastery Tsambika (in Kolimbia). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, take a stroll around Kallithea Springs, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights), and contemplate the long history of Street of the Knights.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rhodes Town online itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Salzburg to Rhodes Town takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Salzburg to Rhodes Town. Traveling from Salzburg in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Rhodes Town: highs are around 32°C and lows about 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, then appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, and finally delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum, then make a trip to Plateia Syntagmatos, then stop by Plaka, and finally explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Athens day trip planning site.

Getting from Rhodes Town to Athens by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Turkey travel guide

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Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.
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Croatia travel guide

4.6
Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.
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Czech Republic travel guide

4.4
From historical towns and cities, to a countryside speckled with castles and chateaus, the Czech Republic is a holiday destination that can satisfy everybody's taste. Even though it's modern and fully-developed, the country carefully preserves its traditions and heritage. The city of Prague, with its breathtaking architecture, vibrant art and culture scene, and bustling nightlife, is not only one of the country's main attractions, but also a top European tourist hub. The scenic countryside features numerous national parks and nature reserves perfect for hiking, cycling, golfing, and enjoying the natural beauty. In the wintertime ski buffs have their pick from a selection of resorts. If you're looking to unwind and rejuvenate in picturesque settings, visit the famous spa and wellness resorts that have been renowned in Europe for centuries.
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Poland travel guide

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A massive country in eastern Europe, Poland offers much to those who venture beyond the continent's more traditional touristic destinations. Dating back to the first millennium, the republic has over a thousand years of heritage to explore, including an abundance of World War II history. Bordered by Germany to the west and Ukraine and Belarus to the east, Poland was the rope in a game of tug of war between German Nazis and the Soviet Allied forces. Major cities like Krakow, Warsaw, Gdansk, Wroclaw, Lodz, Poznan, and Lublin are offer an array of cultural attractions. The infamous concentration camp Auschwitz, near Krakow, is a difficult experience but a must for anyone visiting the area. Be sure to sample hearty comfort foods rich in meat, cabbage, and spices--the Polish secret to making it through harsh winters.
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Hungary travel guide

4.1
Historic Sites · Government Buildings · Nightlife
Breadbasket of Europe
Because tourism throughout the whole country is not as popular as in other European countries, much of the natural beauty of Hungary has not been developed or exploited. Visitors today are drawn to the unspoiled picturesque landscape, the capital metropolis surrounded by charming small towns and villages, and the plethora of thermal baths. The country's number of well-preserved archaeological ruins, castles, cathedrals, and medieval towns provide opportunities to those wanting a taste of European history. With the opportunity to explore both time-worn architecture and notable natural surroundings in every region, Hungary provides sightseeing opportunities with the amenities of traditional tourist destinations. 
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Austria travel guide

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Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.
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Greece travel guide

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Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.
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