19 days in Europe Itinerary

19 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights
2
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
3
Pula, Croatia
— 1 night
4
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
5
Hvar, Croatia
— 2 nights
6
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights

5
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kriens (Mt Pilatus & Paragliding Luzern) and Lucerne (Hofkirche, Lion Monument, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain, and take a stroll through Old Town.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Zurich online route maker.

Washington DC, USA to Zurich is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Zurich is 6 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in June; daily highs in Zurich reach 74°F and lows reach 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Paragliding Luzern ©
Paragliding Luzern
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich

2
nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ljubljana: Vintgar Gorge (in Zgornje Gorje) and Bled (Ojstrica, Parasailing & Paragliding, &more). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, snap pictures at Dragon Bridge, step into the grandiose world of Ljubljana Castle, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ljubljana trip planner.

You can fly from Zurich to Ljubljana in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In June in Ljubljana, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Pula.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bled, Vintgar Gorge
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Bled Castle ©
Bled Castle
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge

1
night
Pula, Croatia

Pula ©
It's the mild climate and calm seas of Pula that draw visitors to the southernmost point of the Istrian peninsula, but the city's ample Roman architecture is a key reason they stay.
On the 30th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Of Augustus, then explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre de Pula, and then admire the striking features of Arco dei Sergi.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Pula trip planner.

Drive from Ljubljana to Pula in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In June in Pula, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Pula

Historic Sites
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Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Temple Of Augustus ©
Temple Of Augustus
Arco dei Sergi ©
Arco dei Sergi

2
nights
Split, Croatia

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Etnografski muzej Split and then steep yourself in history at Palazzo di Diocleziano. On the next day, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, walk around Marjan Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Roko.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Split driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Pula to Split takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Pula in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Split, with lows of 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

2
nights
Hvar, Croatia

Hvar ©
The Croatian island of Hvar serves as a picturesque location for a Mediterranean holiday, with a range of offerings from quiet coves to a lively medieval town.
On the 3rd (Sat), head off the coast to Jerolim, then admire the striking features of Franciscan Monastery, then cross one thing off your bucket list with Skydiving Tandem Hvar, and finally get engrossed in the history at Stari Grad Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Spanjola and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hvar trip planning website.

Getting from Split to Hvar by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Hvar are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

Stari Grad Museum
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Skydiving Tandem Hvar ©
Skydiving Tandem Hvar
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

2
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): race across the water with a speed boat tour. Here are some ideas for day two: get advice or help at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, admire the striking features of Franjevacki Crkva Male Brace, steep yourself in history at Dubrovnik City Walls, then don't miss a visit to Pile Gate, and finally head off the coast to Lokrum Island.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Hvar to Dubrovnik in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors · Tours · Nature
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Speed Boats Tours
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island

4
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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Budapest trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Dubrovnik to Budapest in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Budapest, with lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

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

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