18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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Fly to Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport, Drive to Castellane
Castellane, France
— 3 nights
San Candido, Italy
— 3 nights
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly to Zurich, Train to Grindelwald
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Dobbiaco, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive to Treviso-Sant'Angelo Airport, Fly to Reno


Castellane, France — 3 nights

Castellane is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France. Change things up with these side-trips from Castellane: Lac de Sainte-Croix (in Aiguines), Lallier- Moustiers, faience d'art, produits locaux (in Moustiers Sainte-Marie) and Route des Cretes La Palud (in La Palud sur Verdon). Next up on the itinerary: push the limits with an extreme tour, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, hike along Starting Point Du Sentier Blanc-Martel, and explore the stunning scenery at Les Gorges du Verdon.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Castellane trip planning site.

Reno, USA to Castellane is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Reno to Castellane, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Reno in July, you will find days in Castellane are a bit cooler (89°F), and nights are about the same (64°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Candido.
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature
Side Trips
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San Candido, Italy — 3 nights

Innichen is a market town and comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy.It is located in the Puster Valley on the Drava River, about 80km northeast of Bolzano, on Italy's border with Austria. Get out of town with these interesting San Candido side-trips: Sappada (Sappada Waterfalls, Old Sappada, &more). Next up on the itinerary: grab your bike and head to Drau Cycle Route, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pista Ciclabile Val Pusteria Pusterbike, stroll around Parco e Percorso Salute, and stroll the grounds of Cimitero della Parrocchia di San Candido.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our San Candido trip planner.

Traveling by car from Castellane to San Candido takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Castellane in July, with highs in San Candido at 74°F and lows at 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Salzburg.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites
Side Trips
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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.
When in Salzburg, make a side trip to see Eisriesenwelt in Werfen, approximately Werfen away. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Fortress Hohensalzburg, take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), and step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Salzburg trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from San Candido to Salzburg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Salzburg sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to fly to Dubrovnik.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Side Trip
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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take a stroll through Old Town, then make a trip to Pile Gate, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Walls of Dubrovnik. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island and then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik online day trip planner.

You can fly from Salzburg to Dubrovnik in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Salzburg in July, expect Dubrovnik to be somewhat warmer, temps between 85°F and 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Grindelwald.
Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Grindelwald, Switzerland — 2 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): fly down the slopes at Grindelwald-First, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Brienz, then contemplate the waterfront views at Bachalpsee Lake, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Faulhorn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch and then look for gifts at Vogts Corner.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Grindelwald trip itinerary builder site.

Do a combination of flight and train from Dubrovnik to Grindelwald in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Dobbiaco.
Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
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Dobbiaco, Italy — 3 nights

Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dobbiaco: Campo Tures (Castello di Taufers, Cascate di Riva, &more).

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Dobbiaco trip maker.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Dobbiaco takes 7 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trips
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Austrian Alps travel guide

Ski Areas · Castles · Historic Sites
Much of the country's territory sits in the heart of the mountainous Austrian Alps, making the region a prime spot for trekking, skiing, or cozying up in a mountain resort. The mountain range makes Austria, along with Switzerland, the winter sports capital of Europe. Though the Alps are most famous for hosting a wealth of ski resorts for visitors of all skill levels, regional tourism is growing, capitalizing on the appeal of outdoor recreation during all seasons. Visitors flock to the Alps for hiking, golf, biking, and whitewater kayaking in addition to skiing.

Croatia travel guide

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.

Switzerland travel guide

Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.