38 days in Europe Itinerary

38 days in Europe Itinerary

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38 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Wroclaw, Poland
— 2 nights
3
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  6​h 45​min
5
Brasov, Romania
— 2 nights
6
Bucharest, Romania
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
8
Kalambaka, Greece
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
10
Patras, Greece
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h 45​min
11
Alghero, Italy
— 4 nights
ferry:  12​h 30​min
12
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly + train:  5​h 15​min
13
Cadiz, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
14
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Buenos Aires, Argentina

6
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Escape the urban bustle at Hoces del Rio Duraton Natural Park and Retiro Park. Visit Basilica de San Vicente and The Four Posts for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Avila (The Walls of Avila & Cathedral of Avila), Segovia (Catedral de Segovia & Alcazar de Segovia) and Toledo (Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, Puerta de Bisagra, & more). Dedicate the 8th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande, and explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Turegano.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Madrid sightseeing app .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Madrid is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight. The time zone changes from Argentine Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Traveling from Buenos Aires in August, you will find days in Madrid are much hotter (39°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Wroclaw.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Avila, Toledo, Segovia, Hoces del Rio Duraton Natural Park, Playa del Alberche
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
The Walls of Avila ©
The Walls of Avila
Casco Historico de Toledo ©
Casco Historico de Toledo

2
nights
Wroclaw, Poland

Wroclaw ©
Known for its relaxed and liberal atmosphere, the energetic city of Wroclaw lures visitors with its rich cultural heritage and pedestrian-friendly old town.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Churches of Peace, then immerse yourself in nature at Sleza Mountain, then stroll the grounds of Historic Jewish Cemetery, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Solny Square. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Inner City Moat, contemplate the long history of Project Riese, and then take in panoramic vistas at Wiezyca Mountain Observation Tower.

For where to stay and more tourist information, go to the Wroclaw day trip planning app .

You can fly from Madrid to Wroclaw in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Madrid in August; daily highs in Wroclaw reach 30°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Krakow.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Sobotka, Churches of Peace
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Historic Jewish Cemetery ©
Historic Jewish 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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): examine the collection at Wieliczka Salt Mine, then steep yourself in history at Wawel Cathedral, then examine the collection at Lost Souls Alley, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica, and then take a stroll through Stare Miasto.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Krakow vacation planner .

Getting from Wroclaw to Krakow by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Neighborhoods 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

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.
Visiting Beach and Margaret Island will get you outdoors. Your inner history buff will appreciate Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, get engrossed in the history at Hospital in the Rock, and see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Budapest day trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Budapest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Budapest, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Brasov.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Beach, Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral
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Liberty Statue ©
Liberty Statue
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

2
nights
Brasov, Romania

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Explore hidden gems such as Peles Castle and Black Church (Biserica Neagra). Get outdoors at Mount Tampa and Canionul Șapte Scări. Change things up with a short trip to Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) in Bran (about 40 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Rasnov Citadel, explore the ancient world of Weavers Bastion or Bastionul Tesatorilor, pause for some serene contemplation at Fortified Church of Harman, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Brasov online attractions planner .

Getting from Budapest to Brasov by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, car, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Budapest to Brasov, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Bucharest.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Canionul Șapte Scări, Peles Castle, Villages with Fortified Churches, Rasnov Citadel, Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
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Peles Castle ©
Peles Castle
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Mount Tampa ©
Mount Tampa

1
night
Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Stavropoleos Monastery, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, then admire the striking features of Coral Temple, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Patriarchal Cathedral, and finally hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bucharest holiday builder tool .

Take a train from Brasov to Bucharest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Sofia.

Things to do in Bucharest

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Stavropoleos Monastery ©
Stavropoleos Monastery
Patriarchal Cathedral ©
Patriarchal Cathedral

2
nights
Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
On the 24th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Boyana Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church, then look for gifts at Chilli Hills, and finally take a stroll through Vitosha Boulevard.

To find reviews and more tourist information, read Sofia tour builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Bucharest to Sofia takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Sofia are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Boyana Church ©
Boyana Church
Vitosha Boulevard ©
Vitosha Boulevard
Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church ©
Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church

1
night
Kalambaka, Greece

Kalambaka ©
The gateway to one of the largest monastery complexes in Greece, the small town of Kalambaka nestles against a landscape of imposing rock formations rising 400 m (1,300 ft) into the air. Nearly leveled during World War II, the town rebuilt and reinvented itself in the post-war period, quickly becoming one of the region's major travel destinations.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Varlaam Monastery, steep yourself in history at Roussanou Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meteora, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koursoum Mosque, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Porta Panagia. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Byzantine Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary, take an in-depth tour of Hellenic Culture Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), and finally wander the streets of Old City of Trikala.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kalambaka trip planner .

Traveling by car from Sofia to Kalambaka takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Athens.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Trikala, Porta Panagia
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Varlaam Monastery ©
Varlaam Monastery

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get some cultural insight at Temple of Athena Nike and Temple of Poseidon. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Erechtheion and Temple of Hephaestus. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, and stroll through Glyfada Beach.

To find maps and tourist information, refer to the Athens online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Kalambaka to Athens takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kalambaka in August, Athens is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Patras.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Temple of Poseidon, Glyfada Beach
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Plaka ©
Plaka
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus

3
nights
Patras, Greece

Patras ©
Patras is Greece's third-largest city and the regional capital of Western Greece, in the northern Peloponnese, 215km west of Athens. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): stroll the grounds of Patras Mycenaean Park -Voundeni, steep yourself in history at The Garden of Heroes, and then contemplate the long history of Spiti Palama - Trikoupi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Agios Andreas Church, do a tasting at Achaia Clauss Winery, then pause for some photo ops at The Statue of Cervantes, and finally stroll through Xiliadou Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Patras route app .

Drive from Athens to Patras in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Athens in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 24°C in Patras. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Alghero.

Things to do in Patras

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Mesolongion, The Statue of Cervantes, Xiliadou Beach
Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 1:
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The Garden of Heroes ©
The Garden of Heroes

4
nights
Alghero, Italy

Alghero ©
Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Chiesa di San Giovanni in Sinis and Chiesa di San Francesco will appeal to history buffs. Visit Spiaggia Mugoni and La Pelosa Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with a short trip to Spiaggia di Is Arutas in Cabras (about 1h 45 min away). There's still lots to do: stroll through Spiaggia di Maria Pia, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre del Lazzaretto, take in the dramatic natural features at Capo Caccia, and steep yourself in history at La Necropoli di Anghelu Ruju.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Alghero vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Patras to Alghero. The time zone difference when traveling from Patras to Alghero is minus 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Barcelona.

Things to do in Alghero

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Cabras, La Pelosa Beach
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Capo Caccia ©
Capo Caccia
Spiaggia di Is Arutas ©
Spiaggia di Is Arutas
Spiaggia di Maria Pia ©
Spiaggia di Maria Pia

1
night
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): wander the streets of Barri de Gracia, walk around Parc Guell, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, then wander the streets of El Born, and then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Barcelona online journey planner .

You can fly from Alghero to Barcelona in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or ride a ferry. In September in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Cadiz.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Barri de Gracia ©
Barri de Gracia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

2
nights
Cadiz, Spain

Cadiz ©
Cádiz is a city and port in southwestern Spain. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): snap pictures at Puente de la Constitucion de 1812, admire the striking features of Palacio del Virrey Laserna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Oratorio de La Santa Cueva, get engrossed in the history at Yacimiento Arqueologico Gadir, then appreciate the history behind Monumento a la Constitucion de 1812, and finally get engrossed in the history at Archivo Municipal de San Fernando. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Oratorio de San Felipe Neri, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Mayor Prioral, and then do a tasting at Bodegas Osborne.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cadiz trip maker site .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Barcelona to Cadiz takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. September in Cadiz sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Cadiz

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

El Puerto de Santa Maria, Palacio del Virrey Laserna
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Oratorio de La Santa Cueva ©
Oratorio de La Santa Cueva
Catedral de Cadiz ©
Catedral de Cadiz
Oratorio de San Felipe Neri ©
Oratorio de San Felipe Neri

1
night
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid day trip app .

You can take a train from Cadiz to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Cadiz in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Madrid, with lows of 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums
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Museo Cerralbo ©
Museo Cerralbo

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