35 days in Europe Itinerary

35 days in Europe Itinerary

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Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
2
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
3
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
4
Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
5
Belgrade, Serbia
— 3 nights
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
7
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
8
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
9
Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
10
Bled, Slovenia
— Few hours
11
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
12
Nuremberg, Germany
— 1 night
13
Rothenburg, Germany
— 2 nights
14
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
15
Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights

2
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Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Step out of Frankfurt to go to Heidelberg and see Schloss Heidelberg, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum, take some stellar pictures from Main Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), and snap pictures at Iron Bridge.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Frankfurt using our trip planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Frankfurt is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from Brisbane to Frankfurt, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Brisbane in December: high temperatures in Frankfurt hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Schloss Heidelberg
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Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg
Romer ©
Romer

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Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, thensee the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, thenadmire the striking features of St. Peter's Church, and finally make a trip to Marienplatz.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Munich trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Frankfurt to Munich takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Frankfurt in December, expect slightly colder with lows of °C in Munich. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz

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Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): snap pictures at Triple Bridge and then take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Postojna Cave and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana day trip planning tool.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Munich to Ljubljana in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Postojna Cave
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Postojna Cave ©
Postojna Cave
Room Escape Games
Triple Bridge ©
Triple Bridge

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Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 2nd (Thu), have some family-friendly fun at Legame Studio - VR Gaming Studio, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), thenvisit Upper Town (Gornji Grad), and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, take a stroll through Strossmayer Promenade, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Assumption, thenshop like a local with Dolac Market, and finally don't miss a visit to Tkalciceva.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Zagreb trip builder.

Getting from Ljubljana to Zagreb by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Zagreb can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Belgrade.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Fun & Games
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Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
Room Escape Games
Cathedral of the Assumption ©
Cathedral of the Assumption

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Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
When in Belgrade, make a side trip to see Petrovaradin Fortress in Petrovaradin, approximately Petrovaradin away. The adventure continues: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to Skadarlija, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and kick back and relax at Ada Ciganlija.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Belgrade trip tool.

Traveling by car from Zagreb to Belgrade takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. In January, daytime highs in Belgrade are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Belgrade

Parks Tours Beaches

Side Trip

Petrovaradin Fortress
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Ada Ciganlija ©
Ada Ciganlija
Room Escape Games
Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, thentake in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, thensee the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, thenpause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, and finally test the waters at a local thermal spa.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Budapest trip planner.

Fly from Belgrade to Budapest in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. January in Budapest sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Spas Museums
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Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion

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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.
Sarajevo is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Galerija 11/07/95, make a trip to Latin Bridge, steep yourself in history at Old Sarajevo Clock Tower, and stroll around Vrelo Bosne.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Sarajevo trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Sarajevo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Vrelo Bosne
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Walking tours
Galerija 11/07/95 ©
Galerija 11/07/95
Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
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 15th (Wed), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls, see the interesting displays at Love Stories Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and make a trip to Pile Gate.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik online itinerary builder.

Drive from Sarajevo to Dubrovnik in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sarajevo in January; daily highs in Dubrovnik reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Neighborhoods Wineries

Side Trip

Cavtat Old Town
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Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town

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Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museum of Senses Split, thenpause for some photo ops at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and then get to know the fascinating history of Palazzo di Diocleziano. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, stroll around Marjan Park, steep yourself in history at Old Split, stop by Filigran Split, thendon't miss a visit to Split Synagogue, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of St. Roch.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Split road trip planner.

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Split in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Split are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bled.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Church Of St. Roch
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Galerija Mestrovic ©
Galerija Mestrovic
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

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Bled, Slovenia

Bled ©
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Vintgar Gorge and then step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Bled journey maker website.

Traveling by car from Split to Bled takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a bus. When traveling from Split in January, plan for little chillier days in Bled, with highs around °C, while nights are colder with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Bled

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Vintgar Gorge
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Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge
Bled Castle ©
Bled Castle

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Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Salzburg trip planner.

You can drive from Bled to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

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Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), see the interesting displays at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche, thenmake a trip to St. Lorenz Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sebaldus Church. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Bamberg Altstadt, make a trip to Gockelreiterbrunnen, thenexamine the collection at Toy Museum, thensteep yourself in history at Albrecht Durer's House, and finally explore the world behind art at Germanisches Nationalmuseum.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Nuremberg trip planner.

Drive from Salzburg to Nuremberg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In January in Nuremberg, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Bamberg Altstadt
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Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum
St. Lorenz Church ©
St. Lorenz Church

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Rothenburg, Germany

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): get a sense of history and politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), thendon't miss a visit to Das Plonlein, thenexplore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence, and finally step into the grandiose world of Fortress Marienberg. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Town Walls, wander the streets of Altstadt, don't miss a visit to Schmiedgasse, thentake in the views from Alte Mainbruecke, and finally ponder the design of Vierroehrenbrunnen.

For ratings and more tourist information, go to the Rothenburg route website.

Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Rothenburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. January in Rothenburg sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Wurzburg
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Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber ©
Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Altstadt ©
Altstadt

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©
While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): stroll the grounds of Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial, step into the grandiose world of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal), thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), thenget to know the fascinating history of Le Chemin de la Corniche, and finally explore the striking landscape at Casemates du Bock.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Luxembourg City trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Luxembourg City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cologne.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Le Chemin de la Corniche ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche
Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame) ©
Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal) ©

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Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 25th (Sat), examine the collection at Chocolate Museum, make a trip to Hohenzollern Bridge, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cologne road trip planning website.

Drive from Luxembourg City to Cologne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January in Cologne, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Chocolate Museum ©
Chocolate Museum
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig

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