16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Petrolina, Brazil
Fly:  24​h
1
Milan, Italy
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
7
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Petrolina, Brazil

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Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Milan holiday app .

Petrolina, Brazil to Milan is an approximately 24-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Petrolina to Milan due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Petrolina in October: high temperatures in Milan hover around 21°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

2
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
On the 4th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, and then admire the natural beauty at English Garden. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, take in nature's colorful creations at Nymphenburg Palace, and then see the interesting displays at BMW Welt.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Munich tour itinerary site .

Getting from Milan to Munich by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Milan in October; daily highs in Munich reach 16°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Schloss Nymphenburg ©
Schloss Nymphenburg
BMW Welt ©
BMW Welt

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Margaret Island and Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden. Museum-lovers will get to explore House of Terror Museum and Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, admire the landmark architecture of Parliament, make a trip to Hősök tere, and contemplate the waterfront views at Danube River.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Budapest attractions planning app .

Fly from Munich to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Zagreb.

Things to do in Budapest

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
House of Terror Museum ©
House of Terror Museum
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, then get to know the fascinating history of Upper Town (Gornji Grad), and then examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Zagreb visit planner.

Getting from Budapest to Zagreb by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In October in Zagreb, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Zagreb

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)

2
nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana melds German, Mediterranean, and Slovenian culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Contemporary History (Muzej Novejse Zgodovine Slovenije), step into the grandiose world of Ljubljana Castle, then admire the landmark architecture of Hauptmannova Hisa, and finally wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: have fun and explore at Museum of Illusions and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bled.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ljubljana online trip builder .

Drive from Zagreb to Ljubljana in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lake Bled
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Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled
Ljubljana Castle ©
Ljubljana Castle

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night
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
On the 13th (Sun), snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, then contemplate the long history of Doge's Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Mark's Square.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Venice driving holiday planning tool .

You can drive from Ljubljana to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, Venice is somewhat warmer than Ljubljana - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
St. Mark's Square ©
St. Mark's Square
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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Milan, Italy

Milan ©
On the 14th (Mon), choose your vessel at Turati Centro Nautico Lario and then step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: grab your bike and head to Anything But Work.

Make your Milan itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can take a train from Venice to Milan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Anything But Work, Turati Centro Nautico Lario
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Turati Centro Nautico Lario ©
Turati Centro Nautico Lario
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Pinacoteca di Brera ©
Pinacoteca di Brera

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