15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe visit planner

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Krakow, Poland
— 1 night
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Warsaw, Poland
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 1 night
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly
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Lviv, Ukraine
— 2 nights

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Krakow, Poland

— 1 night

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.
On the 5th (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, then contemplate the long history of Wawel Cathedral, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square. Here are some ideas for day two: have fun at Cracow Shooting Academy, browse the exhibits of Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, then admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Krakow travel planner.

Lviv, Ukraine to Krakow is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lviv to Krakow. June in Krakow sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can take a train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Tours · Fun & Games · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 6:

Warsaw, Poland

— 2 nights

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
On the 7th (Mon), brush up on your military savvy at Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow, then admire the masterpieces at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, then brush up on your military savvy at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Palace of Culture and Science. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, step into the grandiose world of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, then steep yourself in history at Pomnik Bohaterów Getta, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Town.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Warsaw online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Krakow to Warsaw takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June in Warsaw, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 8:

Vienna, Austria

— 3 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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, stop by Historic Center of Vienna, don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Schönbrunn Zoo.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Vienna road trip planner.

Getting from Warsaw to Vienna by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and shuttle. In June in Vienna, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 11:

Salzburg, Austria

— 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 12th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt, see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse, take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally admire the landmark architecture of Mirabell Palace. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, then take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, and finally contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

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Drive from Vienna to Salzburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 13:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): admire the striking features of Ballroom of the Rosenbergs, examine the collection at Moldavite Museum - Muzeum vltavinu, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, then sample some tasty brews at Wiseman Free Tour, and finally steep yourself in history at Cesky Krumlov Castle.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cesky Krumlov trip planning site.

You can drive from Salzburg to Cesky Krumlov in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 14:

Prague, Czech Republic

— 3 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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Petřín, admire the landmark architecture of Prague Astronomical Clock, and appreciate the history behind Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Prague visit site.

Getting from Cesky Krumlov to Prague by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lviv.

Things to do in Prague

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 17:

Lviv, Ukraine

— 2 nights

City of Lions

Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
On the 18th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Rynok Square, wander the streets of Old Town, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Jesuits, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Svyatogo Yura Cathedral, then make a trip to Chapel of the Boim Family, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Zuchorowicz's Palace, take in panoramic vistas at Lviv High Castle, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Lychakiv Cemetery, and finally look for gifts at Something Interesting.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Lviv day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Prague to Lviv in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 19:

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.

Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Specialty Museums
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.

Czech Republic travel guide

4.3
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.

Ukraine travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Monuments
Bread Basket of Europe
As the largest country entirely within Europe, it comes as no surprise that Ukraine is a hugely diverse nation. Despite its varied and vibrant tourist attractions, it is a relatively under-visited part of the world. This is mostly good news for those who do decide to vacation here because they can enjoy an authentic and unusual experience. Sip coffee in city cafes, hike the Carpathians, unwind by the beach, and explore picturesque forests. Those interested in architecture will be delighted by the massive array on offer, including grand Gothic towers, wooden churches, and looming Stalinist constructions.