60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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60 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Tirana, Albania
1
Tirana, Albania
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
2
Patras, Greece
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Irakleio, Greece
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h
5
Faliraki, Greece
— 2 nights
ferry + Drive:  17​h
6
Thessaloniki, Greece
— 2 nights
bus:  8​h 45​min
7
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
8
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 3 nights
bus:  4​h 45​min
9
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 2 nights
10
Pristina, Kosovo
— 3 nights
11
Podgorica, Montenegro
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
12
Belgrade, Serbia
— 2 nights
13
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
14
Zagreb, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
15
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
bus + train:  4​h 15​min
16
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
17
Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
18
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
19
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
20
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 3 nights
21
Budapest, Hungary
— 5 nights
train:  10​h 30​min
22
Warsaw, Poland
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
23
Minsk, Belarus
— 2 nights
End: Minsk, Belarus


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Tirana, Albania

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tirana: Petrela Castle (in Petrele), Kruja Castle (in Kruje) and Berat (Berat Castle & Holy Trinity Church). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dajti, don't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square, brush up on your military savvy at BunkArt 2, and take an in-depth tour of Muzeu Historik Kombetar.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tirana trip planner .

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major airport is Tirana International Airport Mother Teresa. August in Tirana sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Patras.

Things to do in Tirana

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Berat, Durres Amphitheatre, Kruja Castle, Petrela Castle
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 26:
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Et`hem Bey Mosque ©
Et`hem Bey Mosque
Dajti ©
Dajti
Berat Castle ©
Berat Castle

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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. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Patras, explore the historical opulence of Castle of Patras, then learn about winemaking at Achaia Clauss Winery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Agios Andreas Church. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of The Venetian Castle of Nafpaktos, then witness the site of a historic battle at Nafpaktos Old Port, then take in the views from Rio-Antirrio Bridge (Charilaos Trikoupis), and finally look for gifts at Samovar Handmade Cosmetics.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Patras road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Tirana to Patras takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Patras can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Patras

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Naupactus, Rio-Antirrio Bridge (Charilaos Trikoupis)
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 28:
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Castle of Patras ©
Castle of Patras
Achaia Clauss Winery ©
Achaia Clauss Winery

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, stop by Old Orient Jewelry, and delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Athens online vacation builder .

Traveling by car from Patras to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Patras in August since evenings lows in Athens dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Irakleio.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

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Irakleio, Greece

Irakleio ©
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): walk around Veikou Park.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Irakleio road trip planning app .

Irakleio is just a stone's throw from Athens. Traveling from Athens in August, Irakleio is little chillier at night with lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Faliraki.

Things to do in Irakleio

Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Maroussi, Veikou Park
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 2:
Highlights from your plan
The Mall Athens ©
The Mall Athens
Veikou Park ©
Veikou Park
Alsos Ktimatos Siggrou ©
Alsos Ktimatos Siggrou

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Faliraki, Greece

Faliraki ©
Famed for its sandy beaches, Faliraki serves as a major destination on the island of Rhodes.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): cool off at Water Park and then stroll through Tsambika Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): kick back and relax at Faliraki Beach and then stroll through Anthony Quinn Bay.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Faliraki trip site .

Explore your travel options from Irakleio to Faliraki with the Route module. Traveling from Irakleio in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 26°C in Faliraki. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Faliraki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Tsambika Beach
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Faliraki Beach ©
Faliraki Beach
Tsambika Beach ©
Tsambika Beach
Water Park ©
Water Park

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Thessaloniki, Greece

Thessaloniki ©
A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
On the 5th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, then take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, and finally don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina) and then pause for some serene contemplation at Hagios Demetrios.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Thessaloniki trip maker website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Faliraki to Thessaloniki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Thessaloniki when traveling from Faliraki in September, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina)
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 6:
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Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios

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Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, then contemplate the long history of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Rustem Pasha Mosque. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace and then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Istanbul trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Thessaloniki to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Thessaloniki to Istanbul is 1 hour. When traveling from Thessaloniki in September, plan for slightly colder days in Istanbul, with highs around 26°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sofia.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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nights
Sofia, Bulgaria

Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
On the 9th (Wed), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, admire the landmark architecture of Church St. George Rotunda, and then pause for some photo ops at Saint Sofia Monument. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then walk around Doctors' Garden, and then steep yourself in history at Rila Monastery.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sofia travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Sofia takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect cooler evenings in Sofia when traveling from Istanbul in September, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Skopje.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites Tours Fun & Games

Side Trip

Rila Monastery
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 11:
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Walking tours
Rila Monastery ©
Rila Monastery
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral

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nights
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia

Skopje ©
A melting pot of cultures from Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Yugoslavian rule, Skopje serves as the nation's eclectic capital.
Keep things going the next day: take in the history at Memorial House of Mother Teresa, then explore the activities along Lake Matka, and then shop like a local with Old Bazaar, Skopje.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Skopje travel planner .

Traveling by car from Sofia to Skopje takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. In September in Skopje, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Pristina.

Things to do in Skopje

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:
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Old Bazaar, Skopje ©
Old Bazaar, Skopje
Lake Matka ©
Lake Matka
The Stone Bridge ©
The Stone Bridge

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nights
Pristina, Kosovo

Pristina ©
Long regarded as a gray and traffic-congested provincial town with little tourist appeal, Pristina today possesses a youthful vibrance and a newfound sense of sophistication, as the result of the city's large community of foreign functionaries.
On the 14th (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Bill Clinton Statue, then don't miss a visit to Gracanica Monastery, and then steep yourself in history at Patriarchate of Pec. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): deepen your knowledge of military history at Kalaja Fortress, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sinan Pasha Mosque, then take an in-depth tour of Ethnographic Museum (Muzeu Etnologjik), and finally appreciate the history behind Newborn Monument.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Pristina online holiday planner .

Getting from Skopje to Pristina by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Podgorica.

Things to do in Pristina

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Prizren, Patriarchate of Pec, Gracanica Monastery
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Patriarchate of Pec ©
Patriarchate of Pec
Gracanica Monastery ©
Gracanica Monastery
Sinan Pasha Mosque ©
Sinan Pasha Mosque

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nights
Podgorica, Montenegro

Podgorica ©
Podgorica is the capital and largest city of Montenegro. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): snap pictures at Millennium Bridge, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saborni Hram Hristovog Vaskrsenja, then contemplate the waterfront views at Moraca River, and finally explore the activities along Lake Skadar. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Monument to A.S. Pushkin and N.N. Goncharova and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ostrog Monastery.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Podgorica trip itinerary website .

Drive from Pristina to Podgorica in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Podgorica

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Njegos Mausoleum, Ostrog Monastery
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Ostrog Monastery ©
Ostrog Monastery
Lake Skadar ©
Lake Skadar
Moraca River ©
Moraca River

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Belgrade, Serbia

The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
On the 20th (Sun), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, steep yourself in history at Kalemegdan, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save). Keep things going the next day: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then take a stroll through Knez Mihailova, and then shop like a local with Art for All.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Belgrade itinerary planner.

You can fly from Podgorica to Belgrade in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Belgrade can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow time for travel to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Belgrade

Tours Historic Sites Fun & Games
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
Walking tours

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Nearly destroyed by war during the 1990s, the riverside city of Sarajevo now serves as one of the region's major educational, cultural, and commercial hubs.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, then steep yourself in history at Old Sarajevo Clock Tower, then don't miss a visit to Sarajevo War Tunnel, and finally stroll through Vrelo Bosne. Here are some ideas for day two: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then admire the masterpieces at Galerija 11/07/95, and then steep yourself in history at Bascarsija.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sarajevo trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Belgrade to Sarajevo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Sarajevo when traveling from Belgrade in September, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Trails Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija
Vrelo Bosne ©
Vrelo Bosne

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad), then examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Tkalciceva, then explore the world behind art at Atelier Mestrovic, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Zagreb itinerary maker app .

Getting from Sarajevo to Zagreb by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Zagreb can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Walking tours
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships

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nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana melds German, Mediterranean, and Slovenian culture and history.
On the 27th (Sun), snap pictures at Tromostovje and then snap pictures at Dragon Bridge (Zmajski Most). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Tivoli Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bled.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana online tour planner .

Drive from Zagreb to Ljubljana in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bled
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge
Ljubljana Castle ©
Ljubljana Castle

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Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Doge's Palace, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, and finally explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Venice driving holiday planning tool .

You can drive from Ljubljana to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ljubljana in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Venice: highs are around 29°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Arena di Verona
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 2:
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
On the next day, contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Innsbruck, get engrossed in the history at The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), then enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm), then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alpenzoo, and finally hit the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Innsbruck route planner .

Traveling by car from Venice to Innsbruck takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Venice in October, with highs in Innsbruck at 18°C and lows at 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Salzburg.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Altstadt von Innsbruck ©
Altstadt von Innsbruck
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)

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Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, then take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg, and finally step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Salzburg road trip planner .

Traveling by train from Innsbruck to Salzburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In October in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 6:
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Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace

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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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, get in on the family fun at Prater, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg).

For photos and other tourist information, read Vienna journey maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Salzburg to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October in Vienna, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bratislava.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

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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.
On the 10th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), then take a stroll through Bratislava Old Town, and then get engrossed in the history at Devin Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Blue Church of St. Elizabeth, pause for some photo ops at Cumil, make a trip to UFO Observation Deck, enjoy the sand and surf at Magio Beach, then step into the grandiose world of Bratislava Castle, and finally make a trip to Slavin War Memorial.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bratislava day trip planning site .

Drive from Vienna to Bratislava in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Bratislava, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle
Bratislava Old Town ©
Bratislava Old Town
Bratislava Castle ©
Bratislava Castle

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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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest journey planner .

Drive from Bratislava to Budapest in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, admire the natural beauty at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Palace of Culture and Science, learn about all things military at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, then steep yourself in history at Pomnik Bohaterów Getta, and finally get engrossed in the history at POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Warsaw route planner .

You can fly from Budapest to Warsaw in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Budapest in October, you will find days in Warsaw are slightly colder (15°C), and nights are about the same (5°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Minsk.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Old Town ©
Old Town
Walking tours

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Minsk, Belarus

Minsk ©
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
Venture out of the city with trips to Dudutki Museum Complex (in Ptich) and Mir Castle (in Mir). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Trinity Hill, examine the collection at Iron Museum, appreciate the history behind Island of Tears, and walk around Victory Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Minsk online itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Warsaw to Minsk takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Warsaw to Minsk due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Warsaw in October, things will get little chillier in Minsk: highs are around 11°C and lows about 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Minsk

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Mir Castle, Dudutki Museum Complex
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