17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
3
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Hvar, Croatia
— 3 nights
6
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Los Angeles, United States


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3
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes John Lennon Wall, Lovers bridge Prague and Karlovy Lazne. On the 8th (Sun), examine the collection at The Powder Tower, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, take a stroll through Old Town Square, don't miss a visit to John Lennon Wall, then take in the views from Lovers bridge Prague, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Prague Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, then take in the exciting artwork at Lobkowicz Palace, then get engrossed in the history at Strahov Monastery, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Karlovy Lazne.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Prague trip planner .

Los Angeles, USA to Prague is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Los Angeles to Prague, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect Prague to be a bit cooler, temps between 66°F and 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Budapest.

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StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Shoes on the Danube Bank as well as Széchenyi Thermal Bath. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fisherman's Bastion and Andrassy Avenue. Shop till you drop at Central Market Hall and Herend Porcelain - Hadik Shop. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), witness a stunning natural landmark at Palatinus Strandfürdő, and make a trip to Hősök tere.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Budapest travel route planner .

Getting from Prague to Budapest by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Vienna.

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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), wander the streets of Historic Center of Vienna, and then admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip planner .

Getting from Budapest to Vienna by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 52°F. On the 15th (Sun), you're off toZagreb.

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Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Imperial Palace (Hofburg) ©
Imperial Palace (Hofburg)

2
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Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 15th (Sun), wander the streets of Riva Harbor and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Split trip planner.

You can fly from Vienna to Split in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Vienna in September, expect Split to be somewhat warmer, temps between 79°F and 61°F. You will leave for Hvar on the 17th (Tue).

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Riva Harbor ©
Riva Harbor
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

3
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.
Franciscan Monastery and Spanjola will appeal to history buffs. Visiting Dubovica and Milna will get you outdoors.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hvar itinerary tool .

You can ride a ferry from Split to Hvar in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Hvar can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Hvar

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Dubovica Beach
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Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Walls of Dubrovnik, then take an in-depth tour of Franciscan Monastery, and then take an in-depth tour of Rector's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Old Town.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Dubrovnik online day trip planner .

Traveling by ferry from Hvar to Dubrovnik takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in September, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

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Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town
Rector's Palace ©
Rector's Palace

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