26 days in Europe Itinerary

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Fly to Venice, Train to Verona
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Verona, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Drive
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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Drive
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly

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Verona, Italy — 2 nights

City of Romeo and Juliet

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, admire the striking features of Casa di Giulietta, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti, hunt for treasures at Piazza delle Erbe, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Bra, and finally delve into the distant past at Arena di Verona. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, then snap pictures at Ponte Scaligero, then admire the natural beauty at Parco Giardino Sigurta, and finally make a trip to Borghetto sul Mincio.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Verona trip builder.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Verona is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Verona. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in March since evenings lows in Verona dip to 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 4 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Room Escape Games, Scrovegni Chapel, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, make a trip to Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Venice trip planner.

Getting from Verona to Venice by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a train. Traveling from Verona in March, expect Venice to be colder, temps between 17°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ljubljana.
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Ljubljana, Slovenia — 3 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ljubljana: Bled (Ojstrica, Bled Island, &more). There's still lots to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, snap pictures at Triple Bridge, and explore the activities along Ljubljanica River.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana trip app.

Traveling by car from Venice to Ljubljana takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Venice in March, expect Ljubljana to be a bit cooler, temps between 13°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Zagreb.
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Zagreb, Croatia — 3 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 16th (Thu), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Assumption, browse the fresh offerings at Dolac Market, and have fun and explore at Museum of Illusions.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Zagreb trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Zagreb takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. March in Zagreb sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can fly to Dubrovnik.
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Dubrovnik, Croatia — 2 nights

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.
On the 18th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Red History Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Walls of Dubrovnik, and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour. Keep things going the next day: race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Zagreb to Dubrovnik by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Zagreb in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Dubrovnik, with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can fly to Budapest.
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Budapest, Hungary — 4 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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, admire the striking features of Dohány Street Synagogue, contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Budapest road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Budapest takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in March, Budapest is little chillier at night with lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 4 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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, get a sense of history and politics at Rathaus, don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral, and get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Vienna road trip site.

Drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Vienna are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Salzburg.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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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 28th (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Georgs Kirche, take an in-depth tour of Fortress Hohensalzburg, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Salzburger Altstadt. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse, take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then take some stellar pictures from MoenchsbergAufzug, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Franziskanerkirche.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Salzburg trip planner.

You can drive from Vienna to Salzburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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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.
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Croatia travel guide

4.6
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.
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Hungary travel guide

4.2
Historic Sites · Government Buildings · Nightlife
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. 
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Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Architectural Buildings
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.
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