51 days in Europe Itinerary

51 days in Europe Itinerary

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51 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Bucharest, Romania
— 3 nights
bus:  5​h
2
Sibiu, Romania
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Sighisoara, Romania
— 4 nights
bus:  3​h 45​min
4
Bran, Romania
— 2 nights
bus:  13​h 15​min
5
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 7 nights
Fly + train:  9​h 15​min
6
Hallstatt, Austria
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
train:  1​h
9
Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  4​h 15​min
10
Cardiff, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
train + Fly:  19​h
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

3
nights
Bucharest, Romania

The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Bucharest is known for historic sites, nightlife, parks, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Palace of Parliament, walk around Cismigiu Gardens, steep yourself in history at Stavropoleos Monastery, and explore the world behind art at Peasant Museum (Muzeul Taranului Roman).

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bucharest trip planning website .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Bucharest is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Bucharest due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Kuala Lumpur, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Bucharest, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sibiu.

Things to do in Bucharest

Tours Parks Museums
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 24:
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Walking tours
Palace of Parliament ©
Palace of Parliament

2
nights
Sibiu, Romania

Sibiu ©
Reminiscent of the height of the bourgeoisie and retaining much of its medieval architecture, Sibiu is Romania's cultural gem.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): examine the collection at ASTRA Museum, then make a trip to Big Square (Piata Mare), and then make a trip to Bridge of Lies. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): examine the collection at Brukenthal National Museum, then enjoy breathtaking views from Turnul Sfatului (The Tower of the Council), and then get to know the fascinating history of Citadel of Alba Iulia.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Sibiu itinerary site .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Bucharest to Sibiu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Bucharest in September, plan for little chillier days in Sibiu, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sighisoara.

Things to do in Sibiu

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Citadel of Alba Iulia
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:
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ASTRA Museum ©
ASTRA Museum
Citadel of Alba Iulia ©
Citadel of Alba Iulia
Big Square (Piata Mare) ©
Big Square (Piata Mare)

4
nights
Sighisoara, Romania

Sighisoara ©
As a World Heritage Site, Sighisoara is visited mostly for its fortified Old Town surrounded entirely by city walls.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sighisoara: The Fortified Church of Biertan (in Biertan), Praid (Salina Praid - Salt Mine & Butterfly House Praid) and Cetatea Rupea (in Rupea). There's much more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Art & Crafts, don't miss a visit to Torre do Relogio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church on the Hill, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Sighisoara Historic Center.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sighisoara trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Sibiu to Sighisoara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. September in Sighisoara sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Bran.

Things to do in Sighisoara

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Praid, Targu Mures, Viscri Fortified Church, Cetatea Rupea, Saxon Church
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Art & Crafts ©
Art & Crafts
Sighisoara Historic Center
Sighisoara Historic Center
Torre do Relogio ©
Torre do Relogio

2
nights
Bran, Romania

Bran ©
Bran is a commune in Brașov County, Romania. On the 1st (Thu), make a trip to Crucea Caraiman, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sinaia Monastery, then step into the grandiose world of Rasnov Citadel, and finally examine the collection at Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle).

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bran day trip planning website .

You can drive from Sighisoara to Bran in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. You'll set off for Sofia on the 2nd (Fri).

Things to do in Bran

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Crucea Caraiman, Sinaia Monastery, Rasnov Citadel
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 2:
Highlights from your plan
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Rasnov Citadel ©
Rasnov Citadel
Sinaia Monastery ©
Sinaia Monastery

7
nights
Sofia, Bulgaria

Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Explore Sofia's surroundings by going to Plovdiv (Plovdiv Roman Theatre, Plovdiv Old Town, & more), Bachkovo Monastery (in Bachkovo) and Rila Monastery (in Rila). The adventure continues: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, pause for some serene contemplation at Boyana Church, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vitosha Mountain, and admire the striking features of Church St. George Rotunda.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sofia day trip site .

Drive from Bran to Sofia in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Sofia can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

Plovdiv, Rila Monastery, Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Church, Vihren, Yanakiev Ski and Snowboard School
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Rila Monastery ©
Rila Monastery
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral

6
nights
Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt ©
Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pfarre St. Wolfgang (in St. Wolfgang), Traunsee (in Gmunden) and Stift Admont (in Admont). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Hallstatter See, take in panoramic vistas at Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick", take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish of the Assumption, and take in the pleasant sights at Old Town.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hallstatt day trip planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Sofia to Hallstatt in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central European Time is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Obertraun, Traunsee, Pfarre St. Wolfgang, Red Bull Ring, Stift Admont
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Hallstatter See ©
Hallstatter See
Salzwelten ©
Salzwelten

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Go for a jaunt from Salzburg to Werfen to see Eisriesenwelt about 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg, don't miss a visit to Linzergasse, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, and see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Salzburg tour planning website .

Traveling by car from Hallstatt to Salzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Eisriesenwelt
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace

7
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, nature, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, get curious at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, and learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Salzburg to Edinburgh takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Glasgow.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

7
nights
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Glasgow: Stirling (Stirling Castle & Great Kitchens), Falkirk Wheel (in Falkirk) and Loch Venachar (in Callander). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Glasgow Cathedral, see the interesting displays at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, and explore the engaging exhibits at Glasgow Science Centre.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Glasgow online trip planner .

Traveling by train from Edinburgh to Glasgow takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Glasgow are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cardiff.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stirling, Snow Factor, Falkirk Wheel, Loch Venachar, Glen Coe
Find places to stay Oct 27 — Nov 3:
Highlights from your plan
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe

6
nights
Cardiff, United Kingdom

Cardiff ©
The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cardiff: Bath (Bath Abbey & The Roman Baths), Stonehenge (in Amesbury) and Chavenage House (in Tetbury). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Gloucester Cathedral, stroll around Bute Park, snap pictures at Clifton Suspension Bridge, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cardiff trip maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Glasgow to Cardiff takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Glasgow in November, Cardiff is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 6°C. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cardiff

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Bristol, Bath, Chavenage House, Stonehenge, Welsh Games
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Chavenage House ©
Chavenage House
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge

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