53 days in Europe Itinerary

53 days in Europe Itinerary

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53 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Lerici, Italy
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Lerici, Italy
— 31 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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Modena, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Verona, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
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Trieste, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rovinj, Croatia
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
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Rijeka, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Szombathely, Hungary
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 15​min
9
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h
End: Lerici, Italy

31
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Lerici, Italy

Lerici ©
Lerici is a town and comune in the province of La Spezia in Liguria (northern Italy), part of the Italian Riviera. Get out of town with these interesting Lerici side-trips: Marina di Massa (Parco WWF Centro Didattico Ronchi & Bagno Italia), Marina di Pietrasanta (Eldorado, Bagno Grazia, & more) and Pietrasanta (Duomo di Pietrasanta, Piazza Duomo, & more). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bagno Maurizio, see the interesting displays at Sant'Anna di Stazzema, wander the streets of Portovenere, and don't miss a visit to Borgo Medievale di Ponticello.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lerici online route planner .

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major airports are Pisa International Airport, Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport and Peretola Airport. In August in Lerici, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Modena.

Things to do in Lerici

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Massa, Carrara, La Spezia, Porto Venere, Viareggio
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La Baia Blu - Stabilimento Balneare ©
Bagno Maurizio ©
Bagno Maurizio

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Modena, Italy

Modena ©
Deemed the Capital of Engines, Modena is the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari and the headquarters of Italian sports cars.
On the 9th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Museo Ferrari, do a tasting at Acetaia Villa San Donnino, examine the collection at Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti, examine the collection at MEF-Museo Enzo Ferrari, then don't miss a visit to Ghirlandina, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Modena. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Panini Motor Museum, see the interesting displays at Casa Museo Luciano Pavarotti, and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Modena trip planner .

Traveling by car from Lerici to Modena takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Verona.

Things to do in Modena

Museums Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Maranello
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Acetaia Villa San Donnino ©
Acetaia Villa San Donnino
Casa Museo Luciano Pavarotti ©
Casa Museo Luciano Pavarotti
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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Verona, Italy

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Change things up with these side-trips from Verona: Venice (Doge's Palace, Canal Grande, & more). There's more to do: experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Verona trip maker .

Getting from Modena to Verona by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. September in Verona sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Trieste.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Venice
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

3
nights
Trieste, Italy

Trieste ©
Trieste is a charming old town with a quiet atmosphere often compared to eastern European cities.
Get out of town with these interesting Trieste side-trips: Bibione Spiaggia (in Bibione) and Aquileia (Il campanile di Aquileia & Basilica di Aquileia). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia, examine the collection at Civico Museo della Risiera di San Sabba, contemplate the waterfront views at Golfo di Trieste, and explore the historical opulence of Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Trieste online tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Verona to Trieste in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Trieste are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Rovinj.

Things to do in Trieste

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Aquileia, Bibione Spiaggia
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Civico Museo della Risiera di San Sabba ©
Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia ©
Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia
Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico ©

3
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Rovinj, Croatia

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Explore Rovinj's surroundings by going to Aquapark Istralandia (in Novigrad), Kamenjak National Park (in Premantura) and Porec Old Town (in Porec). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Old Town, make a trip to Port of Rovinj, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Euphemia, and contemplate the long history of Monkodonja Hill Fort.

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Traveling by bus from Trieste to Rovinj takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Rovinj are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Rijeka.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Aquapark Istralandia, Kamenjak National Park, Porec Old Town
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Aquapark Istralandia ©
Aquapark Istralandia
Kamenjak National Park ©
Kamenjak National Park

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Rijeka, Croatia

Rijeka ©
Rijeka is the principal seaport and the third-largest city in Croatia (after Zagreb and Split). Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take a stroll through Volosko, get to know the fascinating history of Lungo Mare, don't miss a visit to Maiden With The Seagull, then look and learn at Astronomical Centre Rijeka, then explore the historical opulence of Trsat Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Peek & Poke Computer Museum. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Viale Glagolitico, wander the streets of The town of Hum, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Aura Distillery, then walk around The Angiolina Park - Villa Angiolina, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Korzo.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rijeka sightseeing planner.

You can take a bus from Rovinj to Rijeka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in Rijeka can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Rijeka

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Opatija, Hum, Aura Distillery
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Trsat Castle ©
Trsat Castle
The town of Hum ©
The town of Hum
Lungo Mare ©
Lungo Mare

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Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 21st (Sat), examine the collection at Zagreb 80's Museum and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka). On your second day here, take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad), examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

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Drive from Rijeka to Zagreb in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Rijeka in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Zagreb, with lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Szombathely.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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Room Escape Games
Walking tours
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships

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Szombathely, Hungary

Szombathely ©
Szombathely is the 10th largest city in Hungary. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at Nadasdy Ferenc Museum and then explore the activities along Csonakazo-to.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Szombathely trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Zagreb to Szombathely by car takes about 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Szombathely can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Bratislava.

Things to do in Szombathely

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Nadasdy Ferenc Museum
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Csonakazo-to ©
Csonakazo-to
Nadasdy Ferenc Museum ©
Nadasdy Ferenc Museum

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Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava ©
Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): steep yourself in history at St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), take a stroll through Bratislava Old Town, and then step into the grandiose world of Devin Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Church of St. Elizabeth, pause for some photo ops at Cumil, enjoy breathtaking views from UFO Observation Deck, then contemplate the long history of Michalska Brana, and finally step into the grandiose world of Bratislava Castle.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bratislava day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Szombathely to Bratislava takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle
Bratislava Old Town ©
Bratislava Old Town
Bratislava Castle ©
Bratislava Castle

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, then wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Katedrala Svateho Vita, and then take a stroll through Lesser Town.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Prague online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Bratislava to Prague by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Bratislava in September, you will find days in Prague are slightly colder (22°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge