31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe tour itinerary planner

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Hamburg, Germany
— 1 night
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Berlin, Germany
— 1 night
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Drive
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Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 night
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Belgrade, Serbia
— 1 night
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Kotor, Montenegro
— 1 night
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
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Split, Croatia
— 1 night
Fly to Zagreb, Shuttle to Ljubljana
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 1 night
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Nice, France
— 2 nights
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Marseille, France
— 1 night
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Krakow, Poland
— 1 night
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Warsaw, Poland
— 1 night
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Heraklion, Greece
— 1 day
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Athens, Greece
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Varna, Bulgaria
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Hamburg, Germany

— 1 night

Gateway to the World

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hamburg tour planner.

Reykjavik, Iceland to Hamburg is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Reykjavik to Hamburg due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Reykjavik in April: high temperatures in Hamburg hover around 15°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 24 — 25:

Berlin, Germany

— 1 night

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, then contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and then explore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Berlin trip site.

Take a train from Hamburg to Berlin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 26:

Prague, Czech Republic

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Prague Astronomical Clock, then admire the striking features of St. Vitus Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, then get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady before Tyn, and finally don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti.

Before you visit Prague, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 28:

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 29th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Cesky Krumlov Castle, get to know the fascinating history of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, and then contemplate the long history of Former Fink Cafe.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cesky Krumlov journey planner.

Drive from Prague to Cesky Krumlov in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April in Cesky Krumlov, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Salzburg.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 28 — 29:

Salzburg, Austria

— 1 night

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, and finally contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Salzburg tour planning website.

You can drive from Cesky Krumlov to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 29 — 30:

Vienna, Austria

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, and then stroll through Schonbrunner Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, admire the masterpieces at Albertina, and then explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace.

To find out how to plan a trip to Vienna, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bratislava.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 2:

Bratislava, Slovakia

— 1 night

Beauty on the Danube

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 3rd (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Devin Castle and then get to know the fascinating history of Bratislava Old Town.

To see maps and tourist information, refer to the Bratislava trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Bratislava takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Bratislava, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay May 2 — 3:

Budapest, Hungary

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion, and then appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dohány Street Synagogue, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Budapest trip builder.

Traveling by car from Bratislava to Budapest takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Budapest sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Belgrade.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay May 3 — 5:

Belgrade, Serbia

— 1 night
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Kalemegdan.

Discover how to plan a Belgrade trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Budapest to Belgrade by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. May in Belgrade sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Kotor.

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 5 — 6:
Highlights from your trip

Kotor, Montenegro

— 1 night

Bride of the Adriatic Sea

Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): go for a walk through Old Cotor Road, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anthony's Church, and then make a trip to Kotor Old City.

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

Fly from Belgrade to Kotor in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Kotor sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 6 — 7:

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 1 night

Pearl of the Adriatic

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 8th (Wed): stroll through Zarkovica Animal Shelter and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik holiday app.

You can drive from Kotor to Dubrovnik in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 7 — 8:
Highlights from your trip

Split, Croatia

— 1 night

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 9th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Diocletian's Palace.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Split online road trip planner.

You can fly from Dubrovnik to Split in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 8 — 9:
Highlights from your trip

Ljubljana, Slovenia

— 1 night
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St John the Baptist and then take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ljubljana vacation planner.

Getting from Split to Ljubljana by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, Ljubljana is slightly colder than Split - with highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Zurich.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 9 — 10:

Zurich, Switzerland

— 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Zurich tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Ljubljana to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Zurich are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 10 — 11:

Paris, France

— 2 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, then steep yourself in history at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and then don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and finally take a stroll through Île de la Cité.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Paris day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 11 — 13:

Nice, France

— 2 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Eglise and then delve into the lush surroundings at Lérins Islands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Nice online trip builder.

Getting from Paris to Nice by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Paris in May since evenings lows in Nice dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 13 — 15:

Marseille, France

— 1 night

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
On the 16th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Chateau d'If and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Marseille online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nice to Marseille takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to fly to Krakow.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay May 15 — 16:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bazylika i Klasztor Franciszkanow, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Wieliczka Salt Mine, then take a stroll through Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, and then don't miss a visit to St. Mary's Basilica.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Krakow itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Marseille to Krakow takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Marseille in May, with highs in Krakow at 22°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 16 — 18:

Warsaw, Poland

— 1 night

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Palace on the Island, explore the galleries of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Warsaw day trip planner.

You can fly from Krakow to Warsaw in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Heraklion.

Things to do in Warsaw

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay May 18 — 19:

Heraklion, Greece

— 1 day
Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
On the 20th (Mon), stroll through Ecologiko Parko Giouchta.

For where to stay and other tourist information, use the Heraklion visit planner.

Fly from Warsaw to Heraklion in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Warsaw to Heraklion is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Warsaw in May; daily highs in Heraklion reach 28°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 19 — 20:

Athens, Greece

— 1 night

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Athens trip planner.

Getting from Heraklion to Athens by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in May, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to fly to Varna.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay May 20 — 21:

Varna, Bulgaria

— 1 day

Marine Capital of Bulgaria

Combine historical exploration and seaside relaxation at Varna, Bulgaria's coastal Black Sea city.
For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Varna day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Varna takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Athens in May: high temperatures in Varna hover around 25°C and lows are around 13°C. You will leave for Copenhagen on the 22nd (Wed).

Things to do in Varna

Nightlife · Outdoors · Museums · Tours
Find places to stay May 21 — 22:

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 1 night

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
On the 23rd (Thu), take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark, take a leisurely stroll along Nyhavn, and then admire the masterpieces at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Saviour's Church, wander the streets of Stroeget, and then steep yourself in history at Rosenborg Castle.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen online vacation builder.

You can fly from Varna to Copenhagen in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Varna in May; daily highs in Copenhagen reach 19°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 22 — 24:

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.

Austria travel guide

4.5
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.

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.

Hungary travel guide

4.1
Thermal Spas · Historic Sites · 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. 

Serbia travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · Room Escape Games · Churches
A country of wild landscapes and wilder nights, Serbia is renowned for its diversity and hospitality. It's a land of rich history with an abundance of monuments dating back to prehistory, ancient times, and the Middle Ages. Some of the country's most famous attractions are the medieval monasteries, many of which are still active and open to visitors. Major cities like Belgrade, Novi Sad, and Niš, are bustling hubs where you can immerse yourself in the arts, cafe culture, and all-night partying. Take a trip into the countryside crisscrossed with rivers and explore the lush plains, untouched forests, clear lakes, and rugged mountains. Welcoming villages offer an abundance of hospitality, and numerous spa resorts give you the opportunity to relax and rejuvenate in a tranquil atmosphere. Serbian cuisine is very diverse, so whichever region you visit, make sure to try some of the local specialties.

Montenegro travel guide

4.4
Historic Sites · Bodies of Water · Beaches
Whether you're in the mood to explore unspoiled nature, see historical sights, or soak in the Mediterranean atmosphere of beaches and parties, in Montenegro you can find everything within arm's reach. The Montenegrin coastline offers both large city beaches abundant with amenities, as well as peaceful fishing villages and secluded coves. Fortified old towns, medieval cathedrals, and monasteries are certain to satisfy history enthusiasts. Further inland are some of the nation's larger cities, as well as an abundance of opportunities for an active vacation. Wander off the beaten path, hike the mountains and canyons, and experience the traditional hospitality of villages where time seems to stand still. The national cuisine reflects the diversity of the landscape, including everything from fresh meat and dairy specialties, to a selection of seafood. The size of the country allows you to see a lot even during a short stay.

Croatia travel guide

4.4
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.

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.

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

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.

Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.

Bulgaria travel guide

4.4
Architectural Buildings · Ruins · Nightlife
Eventful history has endowed Bulgaria with a rich cultural, architectural, and artistic heritage, while natural beauty and recreational opportunities make it one of Europe's most desirable holiday destinations. Carpeted by dense forests and fed by mighty rivers, this ancient land once drew invaders from distant corners of Europe. Today, the country's Black Sea coastline and seven rugged mountain ranges top the itineraries of nearly 8 million annual visitors. While its growing cities offer modern shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities, Bulgaria's countryside remains a history buff's paradise, boasting well-preserved reminders of ancient civilizations that conquered or passed through this land. Begin your Bulgarian adventure in Sofia, one of Europe's oldest capitals, with over 250 historic landmarks.