21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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21 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Washington DC, United States
+2
subway + bus + Fly:  13​h
1
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
2
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
train:  5​h
3
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Split, Croatia
— 1 night
5
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  10​h 30​min
6
Sighisoara, Romania
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Brasov, Romania
— 1 day
8
Bucharest, Romania
— 2 nights
9
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 1 night
10
Plovdiv, Bulgaria
— 1 night
+3
train + subway + foot + Fly:  28​h
End: Washington DC, United States


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2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nymphenburg Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a sense of history and politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus), see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, then enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche, and finally explore the activities along English Garden.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Munich trip itinerary builder site .

Washington DC, USA to Munich is an approximately 13-hour combination of subway, bus, and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Munich. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Washington DC in March, with highs in Munich at 49°F and lows at 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
English Garden ©
English Garden

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): admire the striking features of Mirabell Palace, then admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Fortress Hohensalzburg, and finally step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt, explore the galleries of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then browse the exhibits of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally pause for some photo ops at Caldera Sculpture.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Salzburg trip planner .

You can drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 51°F in March, and nighttime lows around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral

2
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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church.

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You can take a train from Salzburg to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In March, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Split.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

1
night
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): admire the striking features of Vestibulum of Diocletian's Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Jupiter, and finally explore the ancient world of Diocletian's Palace.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Split online travel route builder .

Fly from Budapest to Split in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In March, Split is somewhat warmer than Budapest - with highs of 60°F and lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites
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Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Vestibulum of Diocletian's Palace ©
Vestibulum of Diocletian's Palace

3
nights
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.
On the 17th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Pile Gate, then examine the collection at Love Stories Museum, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Island of Lokrum and then take a stroll through Old Town.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Dubrovnik trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Split to Dubrovnik takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. March in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Sighisoara.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Tours Nature
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Walls of Dubrovnik ©
Walls of Dubrovnik
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum

3
nights
Sighisoara, Romania

Sighisoara ©
As a World Heritage Site, Sighisoara is visited mostly for its fortified Old Town surrounded entirely by city walls.
Explore Sighisoara's surroundings by going to The Fortified Church of Biertan (in Biertan) and Viscri Fortified Church (in Viscri). There's lots more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Art & Crafts, make a trip to Torre do Relogio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church, and admire the masterpieces at The Spoonman.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sighisoara trip builder tool .

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Sighisoara in 15 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubrovnik to Sighisoara is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Dubrovnik in March since evenings lows in Sighisoara dip to 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Brasov.

Things to do in Sighisoara

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Viscri Fortified Church, The Fortified Church of Biertan
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Art & Crafts ©
Art & Crafts
The Spoonman ©
The Spoonman
Sighisoara Historic Center
Sighisoara Historic Center

1
day
Brasov, Romania

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
On the 23rd (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Rasnov Citadel, take a stroll through Brasov Historical Center, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Tampa.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Brasov online visit planner .

You can drive from Sighisoara to Brasov in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Bucharest.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trip

Rasnov Citadel
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Rasnov Citadel ©
Rasnov Citadel
Mount Tampa ©
Mount Tampa

2
nights
Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
On the 24th (Tue), walk around Herăstrău Park, admire the landmark architecture of Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", then contemplate the long history of Stavropoleos Monastery, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Palace of Parliament. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Radu Voda Monastery, then take a stroll through Old Town, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bucharest tour builder tool .

Traveling by train from Brasov to Bucharest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Bucharest can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Sofia.

Things to do in Bucharest

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Herăstrău Park ©
Herăstrău Park
Palace of Parliament ©
Palace of Parliament

1
night
Sofia, Bulgaria

Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Boyana Church, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sofia journey maker app .

You can fly from Bucharest to Sofia in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Sofia can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Plovdiv.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Room Escape Games
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Boyana Church ©
Boyana Church

1
night
Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Plovdiv ©
Though it is often seen as merely a stopover city, Plovdiv is actually a lively university town with bohemian cafes, a thriving art scene, and exciting nightlife.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Plovdiv Old Town, delve into the distant past at Plovdiv Roman Theatre, get your game on at Old Plovdiv Retro Photo, examine the collection at Ethnographic Museum, then make a trip to Ancient Stadium of Philippopolis, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Plovdiv trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Sofia to Plovdiv takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March in Plovdiv, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Plovdiv

Fun & Games Museums Historic Sites
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Old Plovdiv Retro Photo ©
Old Plovdiv Retro Photo
Plovdiv Roman Theatre ©
Plovdiv Roman Theatre
Room Escape Games

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