38 days in Europe Itinerary

38 days in Europe Itinerary

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38 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Dunkirk, France
Drive:  4​h
1
Ghent, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Antwerp, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Paderborn, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Wolfsburg, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
8
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
9
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
10
Timisoara, Romania
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
11
Belgrade, Serbia
— 2 nights
12
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
13
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
14
Krka National Park, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
15
Starigrad-Paklenica, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
16
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
17
Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
18
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 1 night
End: Venice, Italy


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Ghent, Belgium

Ghent ©
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Ghent trip itinerary builder website .

Dunkirk, France to Ghent is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Antwerp.

Things to do in Ghent

Museums Historic Sites
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Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen

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Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp ©
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): admire the striking features of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), then shop like a local with Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, then contemplate the long history of Grand Place, and finally examine the collection at Atomium. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Antwerp Zoo (Dierentuin) and then look for all kinds of wild species at Te Boelaerpark.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Antwerp trip planner .

Traveling by car from Ghent to Antwerp takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. March in Antwerp sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Paderborn.

Things to do in Antwerp

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Brussels
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

1
night
Paderborn, Germany

Paderborn ©
As a home to some of Germany's most recognizable computer-tech companies, such as Siemens, Paderborn rebuilt itself as a center for higher education and information technology after World War II.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Altenbeken Viaduct, get outside with Externsteine, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Adlerwarte Berlebeck.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Paderborn vacation planner .

Getting from Antwerp to Paderborn by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Antwerp in March: highs in Paderborn hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Wolfsburg.

Things to do in Paderborn

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Detmold, Altenbeken Viaduct, Externsteine
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Externsteine ©
Externsteine
Adlerwarte Berlebeck ©
Adlerwarte Berlebeck

1
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Wolfsburg, Germany

Wolfsburg ©
Rather distinct among German cities, Wolfsburg arose in the first half of the 20th century as a somewhat planned urban area.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Wolfsburg.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Wolfsburg road trip site .

Traveling by car from Paderborn to Wolfsburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. March in Wolfsburg sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Wolfsburg

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Braunschweig
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Science Center phaeno ©
Science Center phaeno
Dankwarderode Castle ©
Dankwarderode Castle
Schloss Wolfsburg ©
Schloss Wolfsburg

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Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 18th (Mon), make a trip to Brandenburg Gate, don't miss a visit to Potsdamer Platz, then steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to East Side Gallery, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Zoo Berlin, and then get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Berlin trip builder website .

You can take a train from Wolfsburg to Berlin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum

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nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take in the views from Charles Bridge. On your second day here, enjoy breathtaking views from Petrinska rozhledna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, and finally get in on the family fun at Thrill Park - Prague's Horror Theme Park.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Prague trip planner .

You can drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Katedrala Svateho Vita ©
Katedrala Svateho Vita
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

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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.
On the 23rd (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Jesuits and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Schonbrunn Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Augustinerkirche, and then see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg).

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Vienna trip maker website .

You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bratislava.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Imperial Palace (Hofburg) ©
Imperial Palace (Hofburg)

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Devin Castle (hrad), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), and then take a stroll through Bratislava Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from UFO Observation Deck, enjoy the sand and surf at Magio Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Tyrsovo nabrezie, then explore the historical opulence of Bratislava Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St Elizabeth's / Blue Church.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bratislava online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Vienna to Bratislava takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. On the 28th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
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Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle
Bratislava Old Town ©
Bratislava Old Town
Bratislava Castle ©
Bratislava Castle

4
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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.
Get outdoors at Roman Beach and Sas Hill Nature Reserve. Get a sense of the local culture at Matthias Church and Fisherman's Bastion. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), stroll through Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden, take a peaceful walk through Harmashatarhegy, and pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Budapest online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Bratislava to Budapest by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Timisoara.

Things to do in Budapest

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

2
nights
Timisoara, Romania

Timisoara ©
Timișoara is the capital city of Timiș County, and the main social, economic and cultural centre in western Romania.The third most populous city in the country, with 319,279 inhabitants as of the 2011 census, Timișoara is the informal capital city of the historical region of Banat. On the 2nd (Tue), make a trip to Piaţa Victoriei, don't miss a visit to Piata Victoriei, then explore the galleries of Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Unirii Square and then identify plant and animal life at Dendrological Park.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Timisoara sightseeing site .

Traveling by car from Budapest to Timisoara takes 3.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Budapest to Timisoara due to the time zone difference. In April in Timisoara, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Timisoara

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dendrological Park
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Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral ©
Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral
Timisoara Historical Center ©
Timisoara Historical Center
Piata Victoriei ©
Piata Victoriei

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nights
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
On the 4th (Thu), take a stroll through Skadarlija, steep yourself in history at Kalemegdan, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ada Ciganlija. Keep things going the next day: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then don't miss a visit to Knez Mihailova, then admire the landmark architecture of Crkva Svetog Marka, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save).

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Belgrade trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Timisoara to Belgrade in 3 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Timisoara to Belgrade is minus 1 hour. In April, daytime highs in Belgrade are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Belgrade

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Ada Ciganlija ©
Ada Ciganlija
Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save) ©

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Bascarsija, then examine the collection at War Childhood Museum, then contemplate the long history of Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain), and finally wander the streets of Ferhadija Pedestrian Street.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sarajevo trip planner .

Fly from Belgrade to Sarajevo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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War Childhood Museum ©
War Childhood Museum
Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque ©
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque

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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 7th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Split tour planner.

Traveling by car from Sarajevo to Split takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daytime highs in Split are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Krka National Park.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Church of St Kuzma and St Damjan, Church Of St. Roch
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Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Marjan Park ©
Marjan Park

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Krka National Park, Croatia

Krka National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Visovac Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Die Quelle der Cetina, then admire the sheer force of Manojlovac waterfall, then delve into the distant past at Knin Fortress, and finally steep yourself in history at Burnum - principum.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Krka National Park tour itinerary website .

Drive from Split to Krka National Park in 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Krka National Park can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Starigrad-Paklenica.

Things to do in Krka National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Knin, Burnum - principum, Source of the River Cetina
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Source of the River Cetina ©
Source of the River Cetina
Knin Fortress ©
Knin Fortress
Visovac Monastery ©
Visovac Monastery

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Starigrad-Paklenica, Croatia

Starigrad-Paklenica ©
On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Vecka Kula, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Jurja Church, then don't miss a visit to Fortica Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Sv. Duh.

Plan trip to Starigrad-Paklenica with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Krka National Park to Starigrad-Paklenica by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Krka National Park in April, expect little chillier with lows of 7°C in Starigrad-Paklenica. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Starigrad-Paklenica

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fortica Castle, St. Jurja Church, Church Sv. Duh
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Paklenica National Park ©
Paklenica National Park
Fortica Castle ©
Fortica Castle
St. Jurja Church ©
St. Jurja Church

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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Veliki Slap, take in the dramatic scenery at Veliki Prstavac, then look for all kinds of wild species at Rastoke, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Pevalekovi Slapovi.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Plitvice Lakes National Park travel route tool .

You can drive from Starigrad-Paklenica to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Zagreb.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Rastoke
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Pevalekovi Slapovi ©
Pevalekovi Slapovi
Rastoke ©
Rastoke

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Recreational Sports Center Jarun, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), and then wander the streets of Upper Town (Gornji Grad). Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Zagreb route planner .

Traveling by bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zagreb takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April in Zagreb, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Zagreb

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Recreational Sports Center Jarun ©
Recreational Sports Center Jarun
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)

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Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana melds German, Mediterranean, and Slovenian culture and history.
For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Ljubljana online trip planner .

Drive from Zagreb to Ljubljana in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Ljubljana are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Childrens Museums Museums
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Museum of Illusions ©
Museum of Illusions

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