17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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Fly
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Train
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary

Pearl of the Danube

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.
Fisherman's Bastion and Liberty Statue are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Matthias Church and Citadel. And it doesn't end there: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, step into the grandiose world of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Budapest trip planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Budapest is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Budapest is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Johannesburg in September, you will find days in Budapest are little chillier (25°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Tours
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Matthias Church ©
Must see
Matthias Church
4.7
Liberty Statue ©
Must see
Liberty Statue
4.6

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 15th (Wed), explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery of St. Sebastian (Friedhof St. Sebastian), contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, contemplate the long history of Kapitelplatz & Kapitelschwemme, then admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Salzburg journey planner.

Getting from Budapest to Salzburg by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Salzburg are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Salzburg

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Salzburg Cathedral ©
Architectural Building
Salzburg Cathedral
4.6
Red Bull Hangar-7 ©
Specialty Museum
Red Bull Hangar-7
4.6
Mozarts Geburtshaus ©
History Museum
Mozarts Geburtshaus
3.5

3
nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of St. Nicholas and Old Town Centre of Radovljica. National Museum of Contemporary History and Ljubljana Old Town are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Bled (St. Martin's Parish Church & Parasailing & Paragliding), Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower (in Koper) and Velika Planina (in Stahovica). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River, take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Church of the Annunciation, get to know the fascinating history of Cankarjevo Nabrežje, and take in the views from Triple Bridge.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ljubljana online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Ljubljana takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

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Cathedral of St. Nicholas ©
Religious Site
Cathedral of St. Nicholas
4.5

3
nights
Venice, Italy

City of Romance

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.
Explore hidden gems such as San Giorgio Maggiore and Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Piazza San Marco and Basilica di San Marco. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Cannaregio, explore the activities along Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and admire the striking features of Venetian Arsenal.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Venice travel route builder tool.

Drive from Ljubljana to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Ljubljana in September; daily highs in Venice reach 29°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Rome, Italy

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get some historical perspective at Colosseum and Pantheon. Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini and Palazzo Colonna - Galleria Colonna will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and admire the landmark architecture of Villa Borghese.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rome road trip planning site.

You can fly from Venice to Rome in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Rome are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trip

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Pantheon ©
Must see
Pantheon
4.8

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