28 days in Europe Itinerary

28 days in Europe Itinerary

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28 days in Europe Itinerary

Newark, United States
Fly:  14​h 15​min
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
Hvar, Croatia
— 3 nights
ferry:  4​h
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Kotor, Montenegro
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
Belgrade, Serbia
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
Piran, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  12​h 45​min
Newark, United States

2
days
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Plaka, admire the natural beauty at National Garden, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, and finally examine the collection at Acropolis Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens trip planner.

Newark, USA to Athens is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 7 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Newark in July since evenings lows in Athens dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ohrid.

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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

2
days
Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia

Ohrid ©
Located on Lake Ohrid, the town of Ohrid earned the nickname Jerusalem of the Balkans because it was once home to 365 churches.
On the 2nd (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ohrid. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Samoil's Fortress, contemplate the long history of St. Jovan Kaneo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Sophia, and finally contemplate the long history of Monastery of Saint Naum.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ohrid trip itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Athens to Ohrid in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Ohrid. Traveling from Athens in August, things will get little chillier in Ohrid: highs are around 84°F and lows about 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Hvar.

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Lake Ohrid ©
Lake Ohrid
St. Jovan Kaneo ©
St. Jovan Kaneo
Samoil's Fortress ©
Samoil's Fortress

2
days
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.
On the 4th (Sat), learn about winemaking at Tomic Winery and then head off the coast to Pakleni Otoci. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Dubovica and then tour the water at your own pace with Ilirio's Hvar Tours.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hvar online road trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ohrid to Hvar. Traveling from Ohrid in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Hvar, with lows around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Dubrovnik.

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Tomic Winery
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Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Dubovica ©
Dubovica
Tomic Winery ©
Tomic Winery

2
days
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.
On the 6th (Mon), take a memorable ride with Dubrovnik Cable Car, step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum, make a trip to Onophrian Fountain, then don't miss a visit to Pile Gate, and finally explore the ancient world of Gradske Zidine. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Stradun, take a stroll through Old Town, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Gornji Ugao Tower.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik route planner .

Traveling by ferry from Hvar to Dubrovnik takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kotor.

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Old Town ©
Old Town
Gradske Zidine ©
Gradske Zidine
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum

2
days
Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor ©
Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): make a trip to Stari Grad Kotor, see the interesting displays at Cats Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Kotor, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): explore the ancient world of St. Tryphon Cathedral and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kotor trip planner .

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Kotor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in August, Kotor is a bit cooler at night with lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Kotor

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Side Trip

R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela
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Stari Grad Kotor ©
Stari Grad Kotor
Bay of Kotor ©
Bay of Kotor
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela ©
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela

2
days
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, contemplate the long history of The Belgrade Fortress, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save), examine the collection at Muzej Nikole Tesle (Nikola Tesla Museum), take a stroll through Skadarlija, then meet the residents at Belgrade Zoo, and finally don't miss a visit to Knez Mihailova.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Belgrade trip itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Kotor to Belgrade in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Belgrade are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Piran.

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Ada Ciganlija ©
Ada Ciganlija
The Belgrade Fortress ©
The Belgrade Fortress
Walking tours

2
days
Piran, Slovenia

Piran ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): make a trip to Tartini Square (Tartinijev trg), explore the fascinating underground world of Skocjan Caves, admire the landmark architecture of Praetorian Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Rotunda of St John the Baptist, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower, and finally make a trip to Piran Town Walls. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Svetilnik Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. George, and then take a leisurely stroll along Port Piran.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Piran online trip maker .

Explore your travel options from Belgrade to Piran with the Route module. In August in Piran, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Piran

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Koper, Skocjan Caves, Svetilnik Beach
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Skocjan Caves ©
Skocjan Caves
Tartini Square (Tartinijev trg) ©
Tartini Square (Tartinijev trg)
Piran Town Walls ©
Piran Town Walls

2
days
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, pause for some photo ops at Dying Lion of Lucerne Monument, then snap pictures at Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrucke), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Zurich road trip app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Piran to Zurich. Traveling from Piran in August, expect Zurich to be a bit cooler, temps between 76°F and 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Zurich

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Lucerne
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrucke) ©
Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrucke)

2
days
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.
On the 17th (Fri), make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, then admire the landmark architecture of Parliament, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge, appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, and then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum.

Make your Budapest itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Zurich to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in August: highs in Budapest hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Vienna.

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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Parliament ©
Parliament
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

2
days
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of St. Stephen's Cathedral, then admire the natural beauty at Schonbrunn Palace, and then contemplate the long history of St. Mary's on the Bank (Maria Am Gestade).

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Vienna trip planner.

Getting from Budapest to Vienna by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in August, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Prague.

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Imperial Palace (Hofburg) ©
Imperial Palace (Hofburg)
Schonbrunn Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): snap pictures at Charles Bridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Prague Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, stroll through Petřín, then wander the streets of Old Town Square, and finally steep yourself in history at Prague Astronomical Clock.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Prague day trip site .

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Prague takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Milan.

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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

2
days
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Castello Sforzesco, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and then admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria delle Grazie, and then contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Milan trip maker site .

Fly from Prague to Milan in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Prague in August, with highs in Milan at 85°F and lows at 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

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