38 days in Europe Itinerary

38 days in Europe Itinerary

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38 days in Europe Itinerary

Sydney, Australia
Fly:  25​h
Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Pula, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
ferry:  4​h 30​min
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Dresden, Germany
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
Hamburg, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
Tromso, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly:  26​h
Sydney, Australia

2
days
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church, and then see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Zagreb City Museum, explore the world behind art at Mimara, delve into the distant past at Archaeological Museum and Andautonia Archaeological Park, then examine the collection at Tortureum - Museum of Torture, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Mirogoj Cemetery.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Zagreb road trip site .

Sydney, Australia to Zagreb is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Zagreb due to the time zone difference. September in Zagreb sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Pula.

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Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
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Museum of Broken Relationships
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St. Mark's Church

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Pula, Croatia

Pula ©
It's the mild climate and calm seas of Pula that draw visitors to the southernmost point of the Istrian peninsula, but the city's ample Roman architecture is a key reason they stay.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery and Church of St. Francis, see the interesting displays at Istrian de Dignan - Ecomuseum, then delve into the distant past at Pula Arena, then see the interesting displays at Museum Olei Histriae, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Of Augustus.

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Getting from Zagreb to Pula by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Zagreb in September, Pula is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

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Istrian de Dignan - Ecomuseum
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Pula Arena ©
Pula Arena
Temple Of Augustus ©
Temple Of Augustus
Museum Olei Histriae ©
Museum Olei Histriae

1
day
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Plitvice Lakes National Park driving holiday planner .

Drive from Pula to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Split.

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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park

2
days
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Diocletian's Palace and then pause for some photo ops at Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Split Archaeological Museum, explore the world behind art at Mestrovic Gallery, then delve into the distant past at Ruins of the Solin Amphitheatre, and finally steep yourself in history at Old Split.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Split day trip planning site .

Drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Split in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Split are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Museums

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Ruins of the Solin Amphitheatre
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Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Old Split ©
Old Split
Mestrovic Gallery ©
Mestrovic Gallery

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 21st (Fri), see the interesting displays at War Photo Limited and then explore the ancient world of Gradske Zidine. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Stradun, then take a stroll through Old Town, and then explore the galleries of Gornji Ugao Tower.

Before you visit Dubrovnik, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by bus from Split to Dubrovnik takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or ride a ferry. In September, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Vienna.

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Gradske Zidine ©
Gradske Zidine
Stradun ©
Stradun
Old Town ©
Old Town

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Albertina and Ringstrasse. Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and Schönbrunn Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Belvedere Palace, examine the collection at Hofburg Palace, admire the striking features of St. Stephen's Cathedral, and take a stroll through Historic Center of Vienna.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Vienna trip planner.

Fly from Dubrovnik to Vienna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Dubrovnik in September; daily highs in Vienna reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Salzburg.

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Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Hofburg Palace ©
Hofburg Palace

2
days
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg, then see the interesting displays at Hangar-7, then admire the landmark architecture of Schloss Hellbrunn, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Salzburg Cathedral (Dom). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of Mozarts Geburtshaus, see the interesting displays at House of nature, then stroll the grounds of Petersfriedhof, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franziskanerkirche.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Salzburg visit site .

Fly from Vienna to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Munich.

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Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Salzburg Cathedral (Dom) ©
Salzburg Cathedral (Dom)
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

3
days
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Nymphenburg Palace (Schloss Nymphenburg) and Deutsches Museum. Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site and St. Peter's Church will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Munich with an excursion to Fuggerei in Augsburg--about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at BMW Welt and explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Munich online trip maker .

Drive from Salzburg to Munich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Munich, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Parks

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Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, Fuggerei
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Alte Pinakothek ©
Alte Pinakothek

2
days
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 2nd (Tue), explore the world behind art at Städel, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Johannisburg, and then learn about winemaking at Eberbach Abbey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Mathematikum, get to know the fascinating history of Neroberg, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus).

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Frankfurt online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Munich to Frankfurt by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Dresden.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

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Schloss Johannisburg, Neroberg, Eberbach Abbey, Mathematikum
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Schloss Johannisburg ©
Schloss Johannisburg
Städel ©
Städel
Mathematikum
Mathematikum

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day
Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
On the 4th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, see the interesting displays at The Royal Porcelain Collection, see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, then make a trip to Frauenkirche Dresden, and finally take an in-depth tour of Transport Museum Dresden.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Dresden trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Frankfurt to Dresden in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Berlin.

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Neues Grünes Gewölbe ©
Neues Grünes Gewölbe
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister ©
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister

3
days
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Appreciate the collections at Pergamonmuseum and Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. Step off the beaten path and head to Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Neues Museum. When in Berlin, make a side trip to see Potsdam's Gardens in Potsdam, approximately 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Topography of Terror, steep yourself in history at Berlin Wall Memorial, step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace, and don't miss a visit to East Side Gallery.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Berlin itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Dresden to Berlin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen, Potsdam's Gardens
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Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen ©
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

3
days
Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©
As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Alter Elbtunnel and U-Boot U 995 will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate Miniatur Wunderland and Hamburger Kunsthalle. Go for a jaunt from Hamburg to Munster to see Deutsches Panzermuseum about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Speicherstadt, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, and steep yourself in history at St. Nikolai Memorial.

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You can take a train from Berlin to Hamburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Hamburg

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U-Boot U 995 ©
U-Boot U 995
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Alter Elbtunnel ©
Alter Elbtunnel

2
days
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Skansen, then get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Monteliusvagen.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Stockholm trip site .

Traveling by flight from Hamburg to Stockholm takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Hamburg in October, expect Stockholm to be slightly colder, temps between 12°C and 4°C. You will leave for Tromso on the 13th (Sat).

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Skansen ©
Skansen
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

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Tromso, Norway

Tromso ©
The cultural and economic hub of northern Norway, Tromso boasts a historical city center containing one of the highest concentrations of wooden houses in Europe.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Tromso Botaniske Hage.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Tromso online journey planner .

Fly from Stockholm to Tromso in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Stockholm in October, with highs in Tromso at 6°C and lows at 1°C. You'll set off for Oslo on the 15th (Mon).

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Tromsø Museum – Universitetsmuseet ©
Arctic Cathedral ©
Arctic Cathedral
Polaria ©
Polaria

2
days
Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©
Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Fram Polar Ship Museum, then examine the collection at Viking Ship Museum, and then explore the historical opulence of Det Kongelige Slott. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Akershus Fortress, admire the masterpieces at The Vigeland Museum / Vigeland Museum, and then see the interesting displays at The Nobel Peace Center.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Oslo route planner .

Traveling by flight from Tromso to Oslo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Tromso in October, you will find days in Oslo are somewhat warmer (13°C), and nights are about the same (1°C). You'll set off for Copenhagen on the 17th (Wed).

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The Vigeland Museum / Vigeland Museum ©
Fram Polar Ship Museum ©
Fram Polar Ship Museum
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum

3
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Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Appreciate the collections at Rosenborg Castle and National Museum of Denmark. Get some cultural insight at Nyhavn and Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Our Saviour, get a sense of history and politics at Christiansborg Palace, step into the grandiose world of Amalienborg, and enjoy breathtaking views from The Round Tower.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen journey planner .

You can fly from Oslo to Copenhagen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Oslo in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 9°C in Copenhagen. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

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Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
National Museum of Denmark ©
National Museum of Denmark
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn

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