48 days in Europe Itinerary

48 days in Europe Itinerary

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Salzburg, Austria
— 4 nights
2
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 3 nights
3
Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
4
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 3 nights
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 5 nights
6
Istanbul, Turkey
— 5 nights
7
Goreme, Turkey
— 4 nights
8
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
9
Bucharest, Romania
— 1 night
10
Kotor, Montenegro
— 2 nights
11
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 5 nights
12
Split, Croatia
— 6 nights

4
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter). Get outdoors at Kitzsteinhorn and Filzalmsee. Get out of town with these interesting Salzburg side-trips: Kundler Klamm (in Muhltal), Alpinolino Westendorf (in Westendorf) and Pfarramt Soll (in Soll). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Franziskanerkirche, explore the galleries of Mozarts Geburtshaus, and examine the collection at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Salzburg day trip planner.

San Jose, Costa Rica to Salzburg is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from San Jose to Salzburg due to the time zone difference. In March, Salzburg is much colder than San Jose - with highs of 12°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Salzburg

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kundler Klamm, Alpinolino Westendorf, Pfarramt Soll, Filzalmsee, Kitzsteinhorn
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Kundler Klamm ©
Kundler Klamm
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle

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.
Get some cultural insight at Predjama Castle and Church of St. Michael. Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Postojna Cave. Go for a jaunt from Ljubljana to Zgornje Gorje to see Vintgar Gorge about 54 minutes away. It doesn't end there: take in the views from Triple Bridge.

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You can drive from Salzburg to Ljubljana in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. March in Ljubljana sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Postojna, Vintgar Gorge
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Predjama Castle ©
Predjama Castle
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge

5
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Peterskirche and Ringstrasse. Your inner history buff will appreciate Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral. When in Vienna, make a side trip to see Melk Abbey in Melk, approximately Melk away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, make a trip to Stephansplatz, and take a stroll through Graben and Kohlmarkt.

For where to stay and other tourist information, read Vienna trip site.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Vienna in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bratislava.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Melk Abbey
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St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey

3
nights
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.
Devin Castle and Michalska Brana are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina) and Blue Church of St. Elizabeth. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Bratislava Castle, steep yourself in history at Chatam Sofer Memorial, pause for some serene contemplation at Kostol a kláštor sv. Alžbety, and get to know the fascinating history of Bratislava Old Town.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bratislava trip itinerary app.

Drive from Vienna to Bratislava in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Bratislava can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Spas · Neighborhoods
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Blue Church of St. Elizabeth ©
Blue Church of St. Elizabeth
Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle
Michalska Brana ©
Michalska Brana

5
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 Faust Wine Cellar. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Liberty Statue and Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, test the waters at a local thermal spa, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and admire the striking features of Dohány Street Synagogue.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Budapest online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Bratislava to Budapest in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. March in Budapest sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Liberty Statue ©
Liberty Statue
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

5
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Hagia Sophia Museum and Topkapi Palace. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Historic Areas of Istanbul and Basilica Cistern. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , steep yourself in history at Zeyrek Mosque, take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Sultanahmet District.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul day trip app.

You can fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Budapest to Istanbul. Traveling from Budapest in April, Istanbul is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Historic Areas of Istanbul ©
Historic Areas of Istanbul
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami

4
nights
Goreme, Turkey

Goreme ©
Famed for its landscape of unusually shaped stone formations and churches cut into the natural rocks, Goreme sits in the central part of the country, an area originally settled during Roman times.
Explore hidden gems such as Goreme National Park and Fairy Chimneys. Get in touch with nature at Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri and Off-Road Tours. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), explore the fascinating underground world of Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uchisar Castle, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Goreme tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Goreme takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Goreme when traveling from Istanbul in April, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Sofia.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Urgup, Uchisar, Gore Harabeleri, Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri ©
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri

2
nights
Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rila Monastery and Temple Sveti Nikolay. You'll discover tucked-away gems like St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral and Church St. George Rotunda. There's much more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, tour the pleasant surroundings at Vitosha Mountain, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sofia road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Sofia takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time (TRT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. In April, daytime highs in Sofia are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Rila Monastery
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Rila Monastery ©
Rila Monastery
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Vitosha Mountain ©
Vitosha Mountain

1
night
Bucharest, Romania

The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
On the 18th (Sat), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then steep yourself in history at Stavropoleos Monastery.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bucharest holiday builder website.

Traveling by flight from Sofia to Bucharest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Bucharest are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kotor.

Things to do in Bucharest

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Stavropoleos Monastery ©
Stavropoleos Monastery

2
nights
Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor
Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Holy Mother Rozaria, contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Kotor, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Elijah the Prophet, then admire the striking features of The Church of St. Matthew, and finally don't miss a visit to Kotor Old Town City Walls & Fortress. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Rocks, admire the striking features of St. Tryphon Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Castle Of San Giovanni, and finally make a trip to Kotor Old City.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kotor trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Bucharest to Kotor takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Bucharest to Kotor is minus 1 hour. April in Kotor sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Dobrota, Perast, Castle Of San Giovanni
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Kotor Old City
Kotor Old City
Castle Of San Giovanni
Castle Of San Giovanni
Our Lady of the Rocks ©
Our Lady of the Rocks

5
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fort Lovrijenac and Kayaking & Canoeing. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Lapad and The Franciscan Church and Monastery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dubrovnik: Villa Korta Katarina & Winery, Relais & Chateaux Member (in Orebic), Ston (Church, St. Nicholas, Marlais Winery, &more) and Cavtat Old Town (in Cavtat). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls, take a stroll through Old Town, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Kotor to Dubrovnik takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Ston, Villa Korta Katarina & Winery, Relais & Chateaux Member, Cavtat Old Town, Vino Spaleta
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Cavtat Old Town ©
Cavtat Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls

6
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedral of Saint Domnius and Historic City of Trogir. Step out of the city life by going to Marjan Park and Tvrdic Honey. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Split: Fishing Charters & Tours (in Jezera), Museum of Brac (in Skrip) and Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) (in Zadar). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Palazzo di Diocleziano, learn about winemaking at Winery Kovac, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Samostan i zupa Gospe od Zdravlja, and make a trip to Archbishop's Palace.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Split online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Split in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. April in Split sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kastel Sucurac, Wine Tasting Brac & Olive Oil Brac, Historic City of Trogir, Fishing Charters & Tours, Church of St Kuzma and St Damjan
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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