24 days in Europe Itinerary

24 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe sightseeing planner

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Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 3 nights
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Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
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Fly to Vienna, Train to Linz Hbf, Bus to Cesky Krumlov
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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
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Krakow, Poland

— 3 nights

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.
When in Krakow, make a side trip to see Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, approximately Oswiecim away. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, wander the streets of Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, contemplate the long history of Wieliczka Salt Mine, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Krakow day trip planning tool.

Los Angeles, USA to Krakow is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Krakow. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in December; daily highs in Krakow reach 40°F and lows reach 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Ljubljana, Slovenia

— 3 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bled (Triglav National Park, Galerija Mikame, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River, take in the views from Triple Bridge, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Church of the Annunciation.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ljubljana driving holiday planner.

Getting from Krakow to Ljubljana by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Ljubljana can reach 40°F, while at night they dip to 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to fly to Riga.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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Riga, Latvia

— 2 nights

Paris of the North

Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.
Step out of Riga to go to Salaspils and see Salaspils Memorial Ensemble, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Old City Riga (Vecriga), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, delve into the lush surroundings at Dzintari Forest Park, and get engrossed in the history at Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs.

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You can fly from Ljubljana to Riga in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Ljubljana to Riga is 1 hour. Traveling from Ljubljana in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 32°F in Riga. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Budapest.

Things to do in Riga

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Spas

Side Trips

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Budapest, Hungary

— 4 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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, and see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Budapest tour itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Riga to Budapest in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. In December, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 40°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Tallinn.

Things to do in Budapest

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Tallinn, Estonia

— 3 nights
A historic city with its eye firmly on the future, Tallinn blends medieval fortifications, gleaming skyscrapers, and charming boutiques with a spattering of Soviet relics.
Tallinn is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stop by Tallinn Old Town, steep yourself in history at Toompea Hill, surround yourself with nature on Traveller Tours, and see the interesting displays at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tallinn vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Tallinn takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Budapest to Tallinn due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in Tallinn can reach 37°F, while at night they dip to 30°F. On the 29th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:

Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

— 2 nights
Known around the world for its medieval castle, Cesky Krumlov offers the chance to experience the charm of a small European city seemingly frozen in time several centuries ago.
On the 30th (Thu), examine the collection at Regionalni Muzeum v Ceskem Krumlove, steep yourself in history at Former Fink Cafe, then get to know the fascinating history of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Chapel of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): examine the collection at Museum Fotoatelier Seidel, admire the masterpieces at Egon Schiele Art Centrum, then learn the secrets of beer at Wiseman Free Tour, and finally explore the historical opulence of Cesky Krumlov Castle.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cesky Krumlov trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, train, and bus from Tallinn to Cesky Krumlov takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tallinn to Cesky Krumlov. Expect a daytime high around 39°F in December, and nighttime lows around 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Prague.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:

Prague, Czech Republic

— 4 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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, wander the streets of Lesser Town, contemplate the long history of Prague Astronomical Clock, and get great views at Petřín.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Prague driving holiday planner.

Drive from Cesky Krumlov to Prague in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. December in Prague sees daily highs of 41°F and lows of 32°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Prague

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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