44 days in Europe Itinerary

44 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  26 h
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
2
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
4
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
5
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Taxi:  4 h 45 min
8
Wroclaw, Poland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
9
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
10
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
11
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
12
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
13
Hallstatt, Austria
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  6 h 45 min
14
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Melbourne, Australia

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Take a break from the city and head to Praia da Nazare and Speed Boats Tours. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Monastery of Alcobaca. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Batalha (Capelas Imperfeitas & Batalha Monastery) and Evora (Sao Joao Evangelista Church (Evora), Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), &more). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Santo Antonio de Lisboa.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Lisbon trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Lisbon is an approximately 26- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -10 hour difference. In July, Lisbon is much hotter than Melbourne - with highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Evora, Batalha, Praia da Nazare, Monastery of Alcobaca
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Batalha Monastery ©
Batalha Monastery
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

4
nights
Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Palma de Mallorca ©
Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Platja d'es Trenc and Playa de Muro. Do some cultural sightseeing at Serra de Tramuntana and Castell de Bellver. Change things up with these side-trips from Palma de Mallorca: Playa del Puerto de Pollensa (in Port de Pollenca), Playa de Alcudia (in Port d'Alcudia) and Cala Molins (in Cala San Vincente). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Millor Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Tuent, admire the masterpieces at Torre de Canyamel, and explore the fascinating underground world of Cuevas de Arta.

Plan my day in Palma de Mallorca using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Lisbon to Palma de Mallorca in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Lisbon to Palma de Mallorca, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Capdepera, Cala Tuent, Platja d'es Trenc, Playa de Alcudia, Cala Molins
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Playa de Muro ©
Playa de Muro
Cala Agulla ©
Cala Agulla
Playa de Alcudia ©
Playa de Alcudia

4
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Your inner history buff will appreciate El Barri Gòtic and Ciutat Vella. Step off the beaten path and head to Vila Vella (Old Town) and Playa de la Pineda. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Barcelona: Great Beach (in Tossa de Mar), Pont del Diable (in Tarragona) and Salou (Llevant Beach & Illuminated Fountain). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas, enjoy the sand and surf at Fenals Beach, and stop by El Born.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona online tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Palma de Mallorca to Barcelona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Tossa de Mar, Salou, Playa de la Pineda, Fenals Beach, Pont del Diable
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Templo del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus ©
Templo del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

3
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and Cavtat Old Town. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like War Photo Limited and Fort Lovrijenac. Step out of Dubrovnik with an excursion to Cavtat Seaside Promenade in Cavtat--about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls, enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, visit Lapad, and steep yourself in history at The Franciscan Church and Monastery.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik holiday maker.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Dubrovnik takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Wildlife Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Cavtat
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Fort Lovrijenac ©
Fort Lovrijenac

2
nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Supljara cave, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at Batinovac Waterfall, then admire the sheer force of Pevalekovi Slapovi, and finally admire the sheer force of Milanovacki Slap. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Veliki Slap, Head underground at Barac Caves, contemplate the waterfront views at Burgeti Lakes, then take in the dramatic scenery at Slapovi Milke Trnine, then admire the sheer force of Ciginovac Lake, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Veliko Lake.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Plitvice Lakes National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
The Lower Lakes ©
The Lower Lakes
Veliki Slap
Veliki Slap

3
nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Predjama Castle and Cathedral of St. Nicholas (Stolnica Sv. Nikolaja). Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ljubljana Old Town and Bled Island. Venture out of the city with trips to Vintgar Gorge (in Zgornje Gorje), Postojna Cave (in Postojna) and Cerkev Zalostne Matere bozje (in Predjama). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Ljubljanica River, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, snap pictures at Triple Bridge, and don't miss a visit to Prešeren Square.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana road trip site.

Traveling by car from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Ljubljana takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Ljubljana can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Postojna, Bled, Vintgar Gorge, Cerkev Zalostne Matere bozje
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Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town
Parasailing & Paragliding
Predjama Castle ©
Predjama 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fisherman's Bastion and Liberty Statue. Get some historical perspective at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) and Dohány Street Synagogue. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube Bank, step into the grandiose world of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), and ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Budapest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Wroclaw.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) ©

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.
On the 8th (Sat), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wroclaw Zoo & Afrykarium, make a trip to Church of the Holy Cross, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island), then examine the collection at Panorama Raclawicka, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Town- Historic Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Wroclaw's Dwarfs and then go for a walk through Rynek of Wroclaw.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Wroclaw day trip site.

Getting from Budapest to Wroclaw by combination of bus, flight, and taxi takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August in Wroclaw, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Krakow.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island) ©
Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island)
Panorama Raclawicka ©
Panorama Raclawicka
Church of the Holy Cross ©
Church of the Holy Cross

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Wawel Royal Castle and Wawel Cathedral. Your inner history buff will appreciate Planty Park and St. Mary's Basilica. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, make a trip to The Ghetto Heroes Square, and stroll the grounds of New Jewish Cemetery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Krakow trip website.

Traveling by car from Wroclaw to Krakow takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Krakow are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors
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Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Staromestske namesti and Lobkowicz Palace. Discover out-of-the-way places like St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral and Spanish Synagogue. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, admire the landmark architecture of Kostel sv. Mikuláše, take in the views from Charles Bridge, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady before Tyn.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Prague travel route planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. August in Prague sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

3
nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Belvedere Palace and Peterskirche. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Schonbrunner Gardens, contemplate the long history of Maria Am Gestade, examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and take a stroll through Historic Center of Vienna.

Plan my day in Vienna using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Get a sense of the local culture at Salzburger Altstadt and Mozarts Geburtshaus. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Petersfriedhof and Red Bull Hangar-7. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, steep yourself in history at Franziskanerkirche, explore the galleries of Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilika St. Michael.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Salzburg trip planner.

You can fly from Vienna to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. August in Salzburg sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Basilika St. Michael
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Petersfriedhof ©
Petersfriedhof
Salzburger Altstadt ©
Salzburger Altstadt
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle

2
nights
Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt ©
Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
On the 22nd (Sat), take in the pleasant sights at Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary, then pause for some serene contemplation at Hallstatt Lutheran Church, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Dachstein Giant Ice Caves. On your second day here, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Salzwelten and then take in panoramic vistas at Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick".

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hallstatt trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Salzburg to Hallstatt in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Dachstein Giant Ice Caves
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Hallstatt Lutheran Church ©
Hallstatt Lutheran Church
Dachstein Giant Ice Caves ©
Dachstein Giant Ice Caves

3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Jordaan and Portuguese Synagogue. Do some cultural sightseeing at Van Gogh Museum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, see the interesting displays at Tassenmuseum Amsterdam, get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, and admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam vacation planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Hallstatt to Amsterdam in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Zaanse Schans
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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