51 days in Europe Itinerary

51 days in Europe Itinerary

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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
Drive:  1 h
9
Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
Fly:  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, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Palace of Parliament, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, explore the world behind art at Peasant Museum (Muzeul Taranului Roman), and take an in-depth tour of Museum of History of the Jewish Community.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bucharest online trip itinerary builder.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Bucharest is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Bucharest. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in September, you will find days in Bucharest are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are colder (13°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sibiu.

Things to do in Bucharest

Tours Parks Fun & Games
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
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, thenmake a trip to Big Square (Piata Mare), and then snap pictures at Bridge of Lies. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Brukenthal National Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Turnul Sfatului (The Tower of the Council), and then get to know the fascinating history of Citadel of Alba Iulia.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sibiu tour builder app.

You can fly from Bucharest to Sibiu in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Bucharest in September: highs in Sibiu hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 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:
Highlights from your plan
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sighisoara: Cetatea Rupea (in Rupea), Praid (Salina Praid - Salt Mine & Butterfly House Praid) and The Fortified Church of Biertan (in Biertan). The adventure continues: shop like a local with Art & Crafts, make a trip to Viscri Fortified Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Church on the Hill, and examine the collection at Palace of Culture.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Sighisoara day trip planning app.

You can drive from Sibiu to Sighisoara in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In September in Sighisoara, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bran.

Things to do in Sighisoara

Historic Sites Parks Museums

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
Sighisoara Clock Tower ©
Sighisoara Clock Tower

2
nights
Bran, Romania

Bran ©
Bran is a commune in Brașov County, Romania. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): make a trip to Crucea Caraiman, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sinaia Monastery, thenexplore the historical opulence of Rasnov Citadel, and finally explore the historical opulence of Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle).

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bran road trip planner.

You can drive from Sighisoara to Bran in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. You will leave for Sofia on the 2nd (Fri).

Things to do in Bran

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Crucea Caraiman, Rasnov Citadel, Sinaia Monastery
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
Crucea Caraiman ©
Crucea Caraiman

7
nights
Sofia, Bulgaria

Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sofia: Rila Monastery (in Rila), Bachkovo Monastery (in Bachkovo) and Plovdiv (Plovdiv Roman Theatre, Plovdiv Old Town, &more). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Sveti Nikolay, pause for some serene contemplation at Boyana Church, and steep yourself in history at Church St. George Rotunda.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sofia trip planning site.

Drive from Bran to Sofia in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 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, Vihren, Rila Monastery, Bachkovo Monastery, Yanakiev Ski and Snowboard School
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Rila Monastery ©
Rila Monastery

6
nights
Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt ©
Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hallstatt: Traunsee (in Gmunden), Stift Admont (in Admont) and Pfarre St. Wolfgang (in St. Wolfgang). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Hallstatter See, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape, make a trip to Central Square Marktplatz, and take in the pleasant sights at Old Town.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hallstatt trip itinerary site.

Getting from Sofia to Hallstatt by combination of flight and train takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sofia to Hallstatt, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Step out of Salzburg with an excursion to Eisriesenwelt in Werfen--about 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, and take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Salzburg trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Hallstatt to Salzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 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
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, and explore the striking landscape at Calton Hill.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Salzburg to Edinburgh takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Salzburg to Edinburgh is minus 1 hour. October in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive 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
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

7
nights
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Glasgow: Glen Coe (in Glencoe), Stirling (Stirling Castle & Great Kitchens) and Loch Venachar (in Callander). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, see the interesting displays at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, have fun and explore at Glasgow Science Centre, and take in nature's colorful creations at Glasgow Botanic Gardens.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Glasgow tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Glasgow takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Glasgow, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. 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, Glen Coe, Falkirk Wheel, The Paisley Cenotaph
Find places to stay Oct 27 — Nov 3:
Highlights from your plan
Glasgow Tigers Speedway ©
Glasgow Tigers Speedway
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel ©

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Stonehenge (in Amesbury), Chavenage House (in Tetbury) and Bath (Bath Abbey & The Roman Baths). There's much more to do: get outside with Bay Island Voyages, see the interesting displays at Brunel's SS Great Britain, get your game on at Welsh Games, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cardiff road trip website.

You can fly from Glasgow to Cardiff in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Glasgow in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Cardiff, with lows around 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

Bath, Bristol, Stonehenge, Gloucester Cathedral, Chavenage House
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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