26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Belgrade, Serbia
Bus:  2 h
1
Timisoara, Romania
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
2
Bran, Romania
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  13 h 30 min
3
Kiev, Ukraine
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Chernobyl, Ukraine
— 10 nights
Drive + Fly:  10 h 15 min
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive:  7 h 30 min
End: Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina

2
nights
Timisoara, Romania

Timisoara ©
Timișoara is the capital city of Timiș County, and the main social, economic and cultural centre in western Romania.The third most populous city in the country, with 319,279 inhabitants as of the 2011 census, Timișoara is the informal capital city of the historical region of Banat. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): make a trip to Piata Victoriei, then examine the collection at Muzeul Consumatorului Comunist, and then admire the natural beauty at Parcul Rozelor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Memorialul Revolutiei, then make a trip to Unirii Square, then pause for some photo ops at Timisoara Historical Center, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Timisoara journey planner.

Belgrade, Serbia to Timisoara is an approximately 2- hour bus ride. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Belgrade to Timisoara due to the time zone difference. In September in Timisoara, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bran.

Things to do in Timisoara

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Memorialul Revolutiei ©
Memorialul Revolutiei
Piata Victoriei ©
Piata Victoriei
Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral ©
Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral

2
nights
Bran, Romania

Bran ©
Bran is a commune in Brașov County, Romania. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): hit the slopes at Poiana Brasov, examine the collection at Museum Medieval Bran, and then explore the historical opulence of Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle). Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cabana Babele, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sinaia Monastery, and then step into the grandiose world of Rasnov Citadel.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bran trip site.

Traveling by car from Timisoara to Bran takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kiev.

Things to do in Bran

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Sinaia, Rasnov Citadel, Poiana Brasov
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Poiana Brasov ©
Poiana Brasov
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Rasnov Citadel ©
Rasnov Citadel

2
nights
Kiev, Ukraine

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, make a trip to Andriyivski Uzviz, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Sophia's Cathedral, examine the collection at Mykola Syadristy Microminiatures Museum, then steep yourself in history at Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, and finally appreciate the history behind Rodina Mat (Motherland). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Khreshchatyk, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Volodymyr's Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Maidan Nezalezhnosti, and finally brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kiev sightseeing app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bran to Kiev. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Chernobyl.

Things to do in Kiev

Historic Sites Museums
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Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
Andriyivski Uzviz ©
Andriyivski Uzviz
St. Sophia's Cathedral ©
St. Sophia's Cathedral

10
nights
Chernobyl, Ukraine

Chernobyl ©
Chernobyl or Chornobyl is a city in the restricted Chernobyl Exclusion Zone situated in the Ivankiv Raion of northern Kiev Oblast, near Ukraine's border with Belarus. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chernobyl: Pripyat Amusement Park (in Pripyat) and Mizhrichynskyi Regional Landscape Park (in Kozelets). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Reactor No 4, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Elijah Church, expand your understanding of the military at Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker, and mingle with the ghosts of the past at Chernobyl Go.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Chernobyl trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Kiev to Chernobyl in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 17th (Thu), you're off to Prague.

Things to do in Chernobyl

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Pripyat Amusement Park, Mizhrichynskyi Regional Landscape Park
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St. Elijah Church ©
St. Elijah Church
Reactor No 4
Reactor No 4
Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker ©
Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker

2
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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, admire the striking features of Dancing House, and take some stellar pictures from Petřín.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Prague journey builder tool.

Explore your travel options from Chernobyl to Prague with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chernobyl to Prague. September in Prague sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Tours Historic Sites
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock

3
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 21st (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Schonbrunner Gardens, then meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo, then step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of St. Virgil. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, then explore the world behind art at Albertina, then examine the collection at The Hofburg, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Vienna trip planner.

You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Vienna sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

3
nights
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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Budapest online route maker.

You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Szechenyi Lanchid ©
Szechenyi Lanchid