38 days in Europe Itinerary

38 days in Europe Itinerary

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 4 nights
Drive
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Celje, Slovenia
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Maribor, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 3 nights
Bus
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 3 nights
Train
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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
Bus
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Bari, Italy
— 2 nights
Bus
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Naples, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Perugia, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Genoa, Italy
— 3 nights
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Ljubljana, Slovenia

— 4 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ljubljana: Vintgar Gorge (in Zgornje Gorje) and Bled (Triglav National Park, Parasailing & Paragliding, &more). And it doesn't end there: visit Ljubljana Old Town, take in the views from Triple Bridge, contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River, and ponder the world of politics at Town Hall.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana day trip app.

Austin, USA to Ljubljana is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Austin to Ljubljana is 7 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Austin in August: high temperatures in Ljubljana hover around 80°F and lows are around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Celje.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 6:

Celje, Slovenia

An old city with a modern vibe, Celje features a castle and historical town center, surrounded by a green landscpe tailor-made for an exciting and active holiday.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Green Gold Beer Fountain and then don't miss a visit to Lake Šmartno.

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Getting from Ljubljana to Celje by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. August in Celje sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Maribor.
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 7:

Maribor, Slovenia

— 2 nights
Cycling may be one of the best ways to tour Maribor, a great base for exploring the surrounding area and conquering Pohorje Mountains.
For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Maribor driving holiday site.

Traveling by car from Celje to Maribor takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Maribor sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Maribor

Parks · Winter Sports · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 8:

Zagreb, Croatia

— 3 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Zagreb is known for museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Assumption, don't miss a visit to Tkalciceva, and take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad).

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Zagreb trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Maribor to Zagreb takes 2 hours. August in Zagreb sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 11:

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

— 3 nights

Jerusalem of Europe

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.
On the 14th (Sat), spend a day ambling around Vrelo Bosne. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Bascarsija, examine the collection at War Childhood Museum, get engrossed in the history at Museum Of Crimes Against Humanity And Genocide 1992-1995, and don't miss a visit to Sarajevo War Tunnel.

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Getting from Zagreb to Sarajevo by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mostar.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Parks · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

— 2 nights
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): snap pictures at Old Bridge (Stari Most), take in the spiritual surroundings of Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque, then don't miss a visit to Mehmed Karadoz Moschee, and finally make a trip to Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Mostar trip tool.

You can drive from Sarajevo to Mostar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sarajevo in August, expect Mostar to be somewhat warmer, temps between 92°F and 65°F. On the 16th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Mostar

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 16:

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 4 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Cavtat Old Town in Cavtat (about 34 minutes away). On the 17th (Tue), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls, steep yourself in history at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, make a trip to Pile Gate, and browse the exhibits of Art by Stjepko.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Dubrovnik trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Mostar to Dubrovnik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. When traveling from Mostar in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Dubrovnik: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for the ferry ride to Bari.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 20:

Bari, Italy

— 2 nights

Gateway to Apulia

Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
On the 21st (Sat), steep yourself in history at Cattedrale di Bari, don't miss a visit to Citta Vecchia - Bari, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica San Nicola.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bari trip planner.

Getting from Dubrovnik to Bari by ferry takes about 11 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in August, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 22:

Naples, Italy

— 3 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Get out of town with these interesting Naples side-trips: Paestum Ruins (in Paestum), Ravello (Villa Rufolo, Villa Cimbrone Gardens, &more) and Amalfi (Antichi Sapori d'Amalfi & Duomo di Sant'Andrea). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, stroll the grounds of Catacombe di San Gennaro, appreciate the extensive heritage of Underground Naples, and don't miss a visit to Piazza del Plebiscito.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Naples day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bari to Naples takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in August, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Naples to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August in Rome, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Perugia.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 28:

Perugia, Italy

— 2 nights

Green Heart of Italy

Though it features Etruscan defensive walls and a medieval town center, Perugia is perhaps best known for its fine chocolate and annual chocolate festival.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Perugia: Assisi (Basilica di Santa Chiara, Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Studio Moretti Caselli, examine the collection at Museo-Laboratorio di Tessitura a Mano Giuditta Brozzetti, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, and don't miss a visit to Piazza IV Novembre.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Perugia online tour itinerary builder.

Drive from Rome to Perugia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rome in August since evenings lows in Perugia dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Perugia

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 28 — 31:

Florence, Italy

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Siena (Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, Duomo di Siena, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, contemplate the long history of The Baptistery of St. John, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Florence trip planner.

You can drive from Perugia to Florence in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In August, daytime highs in Florence are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Genoa.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 3:

Genoa, Italy

— 3 nights
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Genoa is known for zoos & aquariums, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Genoa, get to know the fascinating history of Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi, wander the streets of Boccadasse, and enjoy breathtaking views from Spianata Castelletto.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Genoa trip planner.

Getting from Florence to Genoa by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Genoa, with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 6: