23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
4
Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
5
Lyon, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
6
Bordeaux, France
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
7
Lourdes, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  18 h 45 min
End: San Francisco, United States


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3
nights
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Krakow is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Wawel Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Church of St. Andrew (Kosciol Swietogo Andrzeja), shop like a local with Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), and appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle.

Before you visit Krakow, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

San Francisco, USA to Krakow is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Krakow, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square

2
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, steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Shoes on the Danube Bank.

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Getting from Krakow to Budapest by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Krakow in June: highs in Budapest hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

2
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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, appreciate the history behind Volksgarten, find something for the whole family at Prater, and contemplate the long history of Belvedere Palace.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Vienna travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July in Vienna, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Milan.

Things to do in Vienna

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Volksgarten ©
Volksgarten

3
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, don't miss a visit to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Milan trip simple and quick.

You can fly from Vienna to Milan in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July in Milan, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 65°F at night. You'll set off for Lyon on the 7th (Wed).

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore ©

3
nights
Lyon, France

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
On the 8th (Thu), examine the collection at Musee Miniature et Cinema, appreciate the extensive heritage of Secrets d'Apiculteur, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Fourviere Hill. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Théâtre gallo-romain, thenmake a trip to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, and then walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lyon journey planner.

You can drive from Milan to Lyon in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in July, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Traboules du Vieux Lyon ©
Traboules du Vieux Lyon

3
nights
Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Go for a jaunt from Bordeaux to Pyla-sur-Mer to see La Grande Dune du Pilat about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Bourse, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral, browse the exhibits of La Cite du Vin, and pause for some serene contemplation at Tour Pey-Berland.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bordeaux trip planner.

Fly from Lyon to Bordeaux in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Bordeaux are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Lourdes.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

La Grande Dune du Pilat
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La Grande Dune du Pilat
La Grande Dune du Pilat
Place de la Bourse ©
Place de la Bourse
St. Andre Cathedral ©
St. Andre Cathedral

3
nights
Lourdes, France

Lourdes ©
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Lourdes is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Le Via Crucis/ Way of the Cross/ Chemin de Croix, steep yourself in history at Basilique Saint-Pie X, examine the collection at Castle Fort Pyrenean Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Lourdes planner.

You can drive from Bordeaux to Lourdes in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July in Lourdes, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lourdes

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Parc Animalier Des Pyrenees
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Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes ©
Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes
Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception ©
Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception

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