42 days in Europe Itinerary

42 days in Europe Itinerary

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42 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  24 h 30 min
1
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h
3
Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
4
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
6
Warsaw, Poland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Lublin, Poland
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h
8
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
9
Wroclaw, Poland
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
10
Torun, Poland
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h
11
Olsztyn, Poland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
12
Gdansk, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
13
Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
14
Riga, Latvia
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
15
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
16
Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
Fly:  21 h 30 min
End: Melbourne, Australia

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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.
Stephansplatz has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): examine the collection at The Hofburg, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, wander the streets of Historic Center of Vienna, pause for some serene contemplation at Peterskirche, then don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Minoritenkirche, then admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Haus des Meeres - Aqua Terra Zoo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Kirche am Steinhof.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Vienna itinerary builder.

Melbourne, Australia to Vienna is an approximately 25- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Melbourne to Vienna, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in September, things will get a bit warmer in Vienna: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. On the 9th (Wed), you'll travel to Bratislava.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Peterskirche ©
Peterskirche

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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.
On the 9th (Wed), wander the streets of Bratislava Old Town. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Bratislava Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franciscan Church and Monastery, take an in-depth tour of Devin Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Blue Church of St. Elizabeth.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bratislava trip planner.

Drive from Vienna to Bratislava in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 11th (Fri), you're off to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle
Blue Church of St. Elizabeth ©
Blue Church of St. Elizabeth

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Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hofgarten, Schloss Ambras Innsbruck (Ambras Castle), Imperial Palace, and other attractions you added. On the 11th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hofkirche, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dom zu St. Jakob, and finally steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck. On the next day, appreciate the history behind Triumphal Arch (Triumphpforte), admire the striking features of Imperial Palace, get to know the resident critters at Alpenzoo, hit the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Maria-Theresien-Strasse, and finally explore the world behind art at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck (Ambras Castle).

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Innsbruck trip site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Bratislava to Innsbruck in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Innsbruck are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Salzburg.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Altstadt von Innsbruck ©
Altstadt von Innsbruck
Hofkirche ©
Hofkirche
Maria-Theresien-Strasse ©
Maria-Theresien-Strasse

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Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Old Town, Badestrand Hallstatt and Waldbachstrub Waterfall. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Kapitelplatz & Kapitelschwemme, take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nonnberg Convent, stroll the grounds of Catacombe Del Cimitero Di San Pietro, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Petersfriedhof, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum der Moderne Monchsberg. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Waldbachstrub Waterfall, enjoy the sand and surf at Badestrand Hallstatt, then go for a walk through Old Town, and finally contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Salzburg tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Innsbruck to Salzburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Hallstatt
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Petersfriedhof ©
Petersfriedhof
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral

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nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
You've now added Hercules Fountain to your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bled Island and Bled Castle. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedral of St. Nicholas (Stolnica Sv. Nikolaja) and Franciscan Church (Franciskanska cerkev). Step out of Ljubljana to go to Zgornje Gorje and see Vintgar Gorge, which is approximately 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Union Experience, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cankarjevo Nabrezje, walk around Congress Square (Kongresni trg), and pause for some serene contemplation at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Orthodox Church.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ljubljana itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Ljubljana takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 19th (Sat), you're off to Warsaw.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

Bled, Vintgar Gorge
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Bled Island ©
Bled Island
Franciscan Church (Franciskanska cerkev) ©

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nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town and then stroll the grounds of Cmentarz Wojskowy na Powazkach. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, get to know the fascinating history of Krakowskie Przedmiescie, then contemplate the long history of Warsaw Barbican (Barbakan Warszawski), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Cross Church (Kosciol Swietego Krzyza).

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Warsaw online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Ljubljana to Warsaw takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You'll set off for Lublin on the 22nd (Tue).

Things to do in Warsaw

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Krakowskie Przedmiescie ©
Krakowskie Przedmiescie
Old Town ©
Old Town
Warsaw Barbican (Barbakan Warszawski) ©

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Lublin, Poland

Lublin ©
Lublin is the ninth largest city in Poland and the second largest city of Lesser Poland. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Majdanek State Museum and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Michael. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Plac Po Farze, step into the grandiose world of The Lublin Castle, then contemplate the long history of Crown Tribunal, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Metropolitan Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and John the Evangelist.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Lublin road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Warsaw to Lublin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 24th (Thu), you'll travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Lublin

Historic Sites
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Majdanek State Museum ©
Majdanek State Museum
The Lublin Castle ©
The Lublin Castle
Plac Po Farze ©
Plac Po Farze

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Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
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.
Wieliczka Salt Mine has been added to your itinerary. On the 25th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Wieliczka Salt Mine.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Krakow vacation website.

You can drive from Lublin to Krakow in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Krakow are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 26th (Sat), you'll travel to Wroclaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine

3
nights
Wroclaw, Poland

Wroclaw ©
Known for its relaxed and liberal atmosphere, the energetic city of Wroclaw lures visitors with its rich cultural heritage and pedestrian-friendly old town.
Explore hidden gems such as Old Town- Historic Center and St. Mary Magdalene Church. Popular historic sites such as Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island) and Solny Square are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Panorama Raclawicka, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Most Pokutnic, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at University Church of the Blessed Name of Jesus.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Wroclaw travel planner.

Getting from Krakow to Wroclaw by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Wroclaw can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Torun.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Historic Sites Museums Spas
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island) ©
Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island)
Panorama Raclawicka ©
Panorama Raclawicka
St. Mary Magdalene Church ©
St. Mary Magdalene Church

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Torun, Poland

Torun ©
The birthplace of astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus, the medieval town of Torun escaped the destruction of World War II, managing to preserve most of the Gothic architecture of its historical old town.
To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Torun journey tool.

You can drive from Wroclaw to Torun in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September in Torun, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. On the 1st (Thu), you're off to Olsztyn.

Things to do in Torun

Historic Sites Museums
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Żywe Muzeum Piernika ©
Żywe Muzeum Piernika
Town Square - Old Town ©
Town Square - Old Town
Monument of Nicolaus Copernicus ©
Monument of Nicolaus Copernicus

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Olsztyn, Poland

Olsztyn ©
Olsztyn is a city on the Łyna River in northeastern Poland. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ukiel Sport and Recreation Center. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): examine the collection at Dom Gazety Olsztynskiej and then engage your brain at Castle of Warmian Bishops in Olsztyn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): take in the waterfront activity at Municipal Beach, get some thrills out on the water with Ukiel Sport and Recreation Center, and then get outside with Przystanek Debowa.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Olsztyn itinerary planner.

Getting from Torun to Olsztyn by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. On the 3rd (Sat), you're off to Gdansk.

Things to do in Olsztyn

Outdoors Tours Transportation
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Przystanek Debowa ©
Przystanek Debowa
Dom Gazety Olsztynskiej ©
Dom Gazety Olsztynskiej

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Gdansk, Poland

Gdansk ©
Although its history goes back a thousand years, Gdansk represents one of Poland's most modern urban centers, its thriving economy boosted by a lively tourism sector.
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku has been added to your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci and St. Catherine's Church (Kosciol Sw. Katarzyny). Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St. Mary's Church and Kepa Redlowska & Klif Orlowski. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Old Town, take in panoramic vistas at Sopot Pier, kick back and relax at Stogi Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dominikanie Gdańsk - Bazylika pw. Świętego Mikołaja | St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Gdansk tour itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Olsztyn to Gdansk in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in October, and nighttime lows around 6°C. You will leave for Tallinn on the 6th (Tue).

Things to do in Gdansk

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kepa Redlowska & Klif Orlowski, Sopot Pier, Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
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Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku ©
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci ©
Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci
St. Mary's Church ©
St. Mary's Church

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Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn ©
A historic city with its eye firmly on the future, Tallinn blends medieval fortifications, gleaming skyscrapers, and charming boutiques with a spattering of Soviet relics.
Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Toompea Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Peapiiskopi Kirik, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, then take some stellar pictures from Viewing Point Kohtuotsa, and finally don't miss a visit to Toompea Hill.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tallinn travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Gdansk to Tallinn in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Gdansk to Tallinn. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Gdansk in October, with highs in Tallinn at 10°C and lows at 3°C. You will leave for Riga on the 9th (Fri).

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Aleksander Nevski Katedraali ©
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town

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Riga, Latvia

Riga ©
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.
Visit St. Peter's Church and St. John's Church for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum and Livu Square. The adventure continues: stop by Old City Riga (Vecriga), have some family-friendly fun at OldTown Archery Riga, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Roland.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Riga online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Tallinn to Riga in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Riga can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. You will leave for Vilnius on the 12th (Mon).

Things to do in Riga

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church
Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)

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Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius ©
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.
Vilniaus staciatikiu Sventosios Dvasios vienuolynas and Bernardine Church (Bernardinu Baznycia) will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Gediminas Castle Tower and Church of St. Theresa. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Ponary cmentarz, stroll the grounds of Rasu Cemetery (Rasu kapines), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Casimir, and make a trip to St John's church.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Vilnius trip tool.

You can fly from Riga to Vilnius in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in October, and nighttime lows around 3°C. On the 15th (Thu), you'll travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Vilnius

Historic Sites Museums
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Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower
Church of St. Theresa ©
Church of St. Theresa

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night
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Griechenbeisl as well as Prater. On the 15th (Thu), try out the rides at Prater and then get a taste of local nightlife at Griechenbeisl.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Vienna trip builder app.

You can fly from Vilnius to Vienna in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Vilnius to Vienna, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Vilnius in October; daily highs in Vienna reach 17°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Theme Parks Parks Nightlife
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Prater ©
Prater
Kaisergruft ©
Kaisergruft
Donauinsel ©
Donauinsel

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