30 days in Eastern Europe, Austria & Rome Itinerary

30 days in Eastern Europe, Austria & Rome Itinerary

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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Eger, Hungary
— 1 night
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Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
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Bled, Slovenia
— 4 nights
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 1 night
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
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Prague, Czech Republic — 2 nights

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, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Charles Bridge, visit Lesser Town, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Prague day trip planning site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Prague is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Eger.
Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 29:

Eger, Hungary — 1 night

Nestled between the Matra and Bukk Mountains in northern Hungary, Eger represents a mixture of historical discovery and relaxing pleasures.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): do a tasting at Bolyki Pinceszet, explore the historical opulence of Eger Castle, then see the interesting displays at Egri Road Beatles Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Dobo Square.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Eger tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Prague to Eger in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and train. In July in Eger, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Budapest.
Wineries · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 30:

Budapest, Hungary — 4 nights

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, sightseeing, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, and view the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest journey builder app.

You can drive from Eger to Budapest in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Budapest sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bratislava.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 3:

Bratislava, Slovakia — 2 nights

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 4th (Thu), don't miss a visit to The Grassalkovich palace - Presidential palace, then explore the historical opulence of Bratislava Castle, and then get engrossed in the history at Devin Castle. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Michalska Brana, steep yourself in history at Primates' Palace (Primacialny palac), then wander the streets of Bratislava Old Town, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), and finally take in the views from New Bridge (Novy Most).

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bratislava day trip planning website.

You can drive from Budapest to Bratislava in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Bratislava can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Vienna.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 5:

Vienna, Austria — 4 nights

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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, admire the landmark architecture of Hundertwasserhaus, and find something for the whole family at Prater.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Bratislava to Vienna takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Vienna sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 9:

Salzburg, Austria — 3 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Salzburg is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Fortress Hohensalzburg, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Salzburg, admire the landmark architecture of Mirabell Palace, and pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral.

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

You can drive from Vienna to Salzburg in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Salzburg are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bled.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Side Trip
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 12:

Bled, Slovenia — 4 nights

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Spend the 14th (Sun) exploring nature at Triglav National Park. There's much more to do: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, head off the coast to Bled Island, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin's Parish Church, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Bled road trip planner.

You can drive from Salzburg to Bled in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Zagreb.
Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature
Side Trip
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 16:

Zagreb, Croatia — 1 night

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church, see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Assumption.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Zagreb planner.

You can drive from Bled to Zagreb in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Dubrovnik.
Tours · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 17:

Dubrovnik, Croatia — 4 nights

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 19th (Fri), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Walls of Dubrovnik, browse the exhibits of War Photo Limited, don't miss a visit to Pile Gate, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Zagreb to Dubrovnik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Zagreb in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 24°C in Dubrovnik. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Rome.
Tours · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 21:

Rome, Italy — 4 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, visit Trastevere, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rome road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Rome takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In August in Rome, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Side Trip
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 25:

Hungary travel guide

4.1
Historic Sites · Thermal Spas · Government Buildings
Breadbasket of Europe
Because tourism throughout the whole country is not as popular as in other European countries, much of the natural beauty of Hungary has not been developed or exploited. Visitors today are drawn to the unspoiled picturesque landscape, the capital metropolis surrounded by charming small towns and villages, and the plethora of thermal baths. The country's number of well-preserved archaeological ruins, castles, cathedrals, and medieval towns provide opportunities to those wanting a taste of European history. With the opportunity to explore both time-worn architecture and notable natural surroundings in every region, Hungary provides sightseeing opportunities with the amenities of traditional tourist destinations. 

Slovakia travel guide

3.9
Landmarks · Castles · Monuments
Heart of Europe
A land of magnificent castles, untouched nature, and rich cultural heritage, Slovakia is a jewel in the heart of Europe that's waiting to be discovered. Larger cities such as Bratislava and Kosice feature historic architecture and offer numerous sightseeing opportunities and exciting art scenes, while the traditional villages are the perfect place to get acquainted with local customs. Some of the country's most popular tourist destinations are its numerous spa resorts, famous for their therapeutic properties, and a selection of wooden churches, many of which are World Heritage Sites. Those looking for nature's attractions can enjoy everything from the thick forests and snowy peaks of the Tatra Mountains, to one of Europe's largest concentrations of subterranean caves. The country's cuisine reflects its multi-cultural history and is a definite must-try.

Austria travel guide

4.6
Castles · Art Museums · Churches
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.

Slovenia travel guide

4.2
Castles · Bodies of Water · Caves
Sunny Side of the Alps
From snowcapped Alpine peaks to sandy Adriatic beaches, a trip to Slovenia is like taking several vacations at once. Whatever the season, the country offers enticing natural attractions, all close at hand, including thick forests, scenic valleys, cave systems, waterfalls, lakes, and the Adriatic coast. For those seeking an active holiday, you'll fine an abundance of ski slopes, trails to hike, roads to bike, and rocks to climb. Pay a visit to some of Slovenia's spa resorts and take advantage of the fresh mountain air and thermal waters. Various castles, churches, and historical towns--many of which are fully preserved--tell stories of the country's past. In Slovenia's major cities, admire the architecture, explore the local arts, visit museums, and chat with the locals over a cup of coffee. Slovenian cuisine offers a blend of Alpine and Mediterranean tastes and is definitely worth trying, along with the country's wines.

Croatia travel guide

4.5
Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.