38 days in Europe Itinerary

38 days in Europe Itinerary

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Riga, Latvia
— 4 nights
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Vilnius, Lithuania
— 2 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
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Bus to Ostrava, Ostrava hl.n., Train to Breclav, Train to Munich
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Dresden, Germany
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Train to Ceske Budejovice, Bus to Cesky Krumlov
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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 1 night
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Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
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Riga, Latvia — 4 nights

Paris of the North

Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Old City Riga (Vecriga) and Riga Town Hall Square. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Riga: Rundāle Palace (in Pilsrundale), Jurmala (Viewing Tower by Architect Bureau ARHIS & The Islet of Love (in Kemeri)) and Holy Trinity Church (in Jelgava). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Riga Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Freedom Monument, admire the landmark architecture of Alberta Iela, and see the interesting displays at Fashion Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Riga trip planner.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiport is Riga International Airport. July in Riga sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Vilnius.
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Vilnius, Lithuania — 2 nights

Jerusalem of Lithuania

The capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, boasts an impressive medieval quarter--one of the continent's largest and a World Heritage Site with almost 2,000 historical buildings.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, pause for some serene contemplation at Vilnius Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, see the interesting displays at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), then make a trip to Lukiskes Prison 2.0, and finally take a stroll through Vilnius Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Hill of Three Crosses, take an in-depth tour of Holocaust Museum (The Green House), see the interesting displays at Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, then get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower, then pause for some serene contemplation at Orthodox Cathedral, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Vilniaus staciatikiu Sventosios Dvasios vienuolynas.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Vilnius trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Riga to Vilnius takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. August in Vilnius sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Krakow.
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Krakow, Poland — 3 nights

Slavic Rome

One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Discover out-of-the-way places like St. Mary's Basilica and Planty Park. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Lost Souls Alley, don't miss a visit to St. Florian's Gate, get a new perspective on nature at Rynek (Old Square) Underground, and take an in-depth tour of Jagiellonian University Museum Collegium Maius.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Krakow itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Vilnius to Krakow takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Vilnius to Krakow due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 2 nights

Village of a Million People

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Eisbach Wave and Nymphenburg Palace. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along English Garden, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, admire the masterpieces at Staatliche Museum Agyptischer Kunst, and walk around Theresienwiese.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Munich attractions planning website.

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Munich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Bruges.
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Bruges, Belgium — 1 night

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
On the 12th (Fri), stroll the grounds of Langemark Cemetery, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Martin's Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint George's Memorial Church, explore the different monuments and memorials at Ramparts Cemetery, then don't miss a visit to Market Square, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take an in-depth tour of For Freedom Museum, hike along Bruges Art Route, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then take in the waterfront at Quai du Rosaire / Rozenhoedkaai, and finally stop by Depla Chocolatier.

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

Traveling by flight from Munich to Bruges takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Munich, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Bruges, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 3 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Food Tours and De Koninck Antwerp City Brewery. Venture out of the city with trips to Abbaye de Villers (in Villers-la-ville), Mons (Mons Memorial Museum, Francois Duesberg Museum, &more) and Comedie Centrale de Charleroi (in Charleroi). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and take a peaceful walk through Sonian Forest.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Brussels road trip tool.

Getting from Bruges to Brussels by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 4 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Explore hidden gems such as The Jordaan and Zaanse Schans. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: Canals area (in Utrecht) and The Hague (Louwman Museum The Hague & Kunstmuseum Den Haag). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, don't miss a visit to Museum Quarter, and walk around Vondelpark.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip itinerary app.

Drive from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 2 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Explore hidden gems such as Potsdam's Gardens and Palace of Tears. Change things up with these side-trips from Berlin: Potsdam (Sanssouci Park, Sanssouci Palace, &more). And it doesn't end there: get curious at German Museum of Technology, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, make a trip to Gendarmenmarkt, and ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building.

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Getting from Amsterdam to Berlin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Dresden.
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Dresden, Germany — 2 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, contemplate the long history of Stallhof, get to know the fascinating history of Canaletto Blick, take an in-depth tour of Stadtmuseum Dresden, then engage your brain at Deutsches Hygiene-Museum Dresden, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Theaterplatz. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of The Dresden Zwinger, see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, admire the masterpieces at Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (Dresden Art Galleries), then pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche Dresden, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Cross Church.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Dresden trip website.

You can drive from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Dresden can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 4 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Muzeum Smyslů and Franz Kafka Monument. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, brush up on your military savvy at National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, steep yourself in history at Lobkowicz Palace, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Prague trip planner.

Getting from Dresden to Prague by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Prague are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cesky Krumlov.
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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic — 1 night

Known around the world for its medieval castle, Cesky Krumlov offers the chance to experience the charm of a small European city seemingly frozen in time several centuries ago.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): don't miss a visit to NamEsti Premysla Otakara II, examine the collection at Regionalni Muzeum v Ceskem Krumlove, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Vitus, examine the collection at Museum Fotoatelier Seidel, then examine the collection at Moldavite Museum - Muzeum vltavinu, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov.

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You can drive from Prague to Cesky Krumlov in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Cesky Krumlov, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 5 nights

City of Dreams

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and Rathausplatz. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, steep yourself in history at Belvedere Palace, and get lost in a book at State Hall of the Austrian National Library.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Vienna holiday builder app.

Drive from Cesky Krumlov to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Lithuania travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings
Characterized by the majestic Baltic coastline and adjacent white sands, Lithuania boasts lush green forests, hidden lakes, and coastal wetlands. A nation with a turbulent history, Lithuania houses the remains of a former nuclear site and the remnants of defenses used to strengthen the frontier of the Tsarist empire. At the same time, it pays homage to its national heroes, honored in sculpture parks and museums throughout the country. Today, Lithuania boasts a thriving musical, cultural, and visual arts scene, hosting a range of festivals and concerts year-round.
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Poland travel guide

4.6
Historic Walking Areas · Historic Sites · Landmarks
A massive country in eastern Europe, Poland offers much to those who venture beyond the continent's more traditional touristic destinations. Dating back to the first millennium, the republic has over a thousand years of heritage to explore, including an abundance of World War II history. Bordered by Germany to the west and Ukraine and Belarus to the east, Poland was the rope in a game of tug of war between German Nazis and the Soviet Allied forces. Major cities like Krakow, Warsaw, Gdansk, Wroclaw, Lodz, Poznan, and Lublin are offer an array of cultural attractions. The infamous concentration camp Auschwitz, near Krakow, is a difficult experience but a must for anyone visiting the area. Be sure to sample hearty comfort foods rich in meat, cabbage, and spices--the Polish secret to making it through harsh winters.
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Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.
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Belgium travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.
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The Netherlands travel guide

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Art Museums · Specialty Museums · Nightlife
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.
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Czech Republic travel guide

4.4
Bridges · Historic Walking Areas · Castles
From historical towns and cities, to a countryside speckled with castles and chateaus, the Czech Republic is a holiday destination that can satisfy everybody's taste. Even though it's modern and fully-developed, the country carefully preserves its traditions and heritage. The city of Prague, with its breathtaking architecture, vibrant art and culture scene, and bustling nightlife, is not only one of the country's main attractions, but also a top European tourist hub. The scenic countryside features numerous national parks and nature reserves perfect for hiking, cycling, golfing, and enjoying the natural beauty. In the wintertime ski buffs have their pick from a selection of resorts. If you're looking to unwind and rejuvenate in picturesque settings, visit the famous spa and wellness resorts that have been renowned in Europe for centuries.
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Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Architectural Buildings
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.
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