19 days in Western Europe, Krakow & Bratislava Itinerary

19 days in Western Europe, Krakow & Bratislava Itinerary

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19 days in Western Europe, Krakow & Bratislava Itinerary

Start: Split, Croatia
train:  17​h
1
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
train:  5​h
2
Naples, Italy
— 1 night
3
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
train:  4​h 30​min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  5​h
6
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
7
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
train:  4​h 30​min
8
Munich, Germany
— 1 night
train:  4​h
9
Berlin, Germany
— 1 night
train:  4​h 30​min
10
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
train:  4​h 30​min
11
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 night
train:  4​h 30​min
End: Split, Croatia

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): make a trip to St. Mark's Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice trip website .

Split, Croatia to Venice is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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St. Mark's Square ©
St. Mark's Square
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
San Giorgio Maggiore ©
San Giorgio Maggiore

1
night
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 14th (Sun), make a trip to Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei, contemplate the long history of Ruins of Herculaneum, then explore the gorgeous colors at Posillipo, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, use the Naples vacation planner .

Fly from Venice to Naples in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Venice in October, expect Naples to be a bit warmer, temps between 27°C and 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli ©
Posillipo ©
Posillipo

1
night
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 16th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Colosseum, stroll through Passeggiata di Gianicolo, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then make a trip to Pantheon, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by train from Naples to Rome takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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night
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore as well as Uffizi Galleries. On the 17th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John, explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, then take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and finally see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Florence day trip site .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Florence are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Thu) before leaving for Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Piazza della Signoria ©
Piazza della Signoria
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Casa Mila - La Pedrera, Casa Batllo and Basilica of the Sagrada Familia. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Platja de la Nova Icaria, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then explore the galleries of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and finally appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Delta del Llobregat, enjoy the sand and surf at La Playa de Sitges, then don't miss a visit to Placa Espanya, and finally take a stroll through Ciutat Vella.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona online holiday planner .

You can fly from Florence to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Florence in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Barcelona, with lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Delta del Llobregat, La Playa de Sitges
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Ciutat Vella ©
Ciutat Vella

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nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Eiffel Tower, Île de la Cité, Louvre Museum, and other attractions you added. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Sainte-Chapelle. Get outdoors at Ile Saint-Louis and Fontainebleau Forest (Foret de Fontainebleau). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Musee d'Orsay, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Paris visit planner .

Getting from Barcelona to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Barcelona in October: high temperatures in Paris hover around 19°C and lows are around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Fontainebleau Forest (Foret de Fontainebleau)
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

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nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Amsterdam Canal Cruises, Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), Flying Dutch Boats, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Anne Frank House, see the top attractions with Flying Dutch Boats, take a tour by water with Amsterdam Canal Cruises, contemplate the waterfront views at Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), then wander the streets of The Jordaan, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam online travel planner .

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. October in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Munich.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Tours Outdoors Neighborhoods
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
De Duif ©
De Duif
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): admire the striking features of Asam Church and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Munich vacation builder site .

You can fly from Amsterdam to Munich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Munich, with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Schloss Nymphenburg ©
Schloss Nymphenburg
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum

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Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Potsdam's Gardens, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo Berlin, get engrossed in the history at Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, then contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip maker .

You can fly from Munich to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Potsdam's Gardens
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Potsdam's Gardens ©
Potsdam's Gardens
Memorial of the Berlin Wall ©
Memorial of the Berlin Wall
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Church (Kosciol Franciszkanow) and then don't miss a visit to Main Market Square.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Krakow sightseeing app .

Getting from Berlin to Krakow by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. October in Krakow sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Krakow

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

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Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava ©
Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Tyrsovo nabrezie, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Elizabeth's / Blue Church, step into the grandiose world of Devin Castle (hrad), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), then wander the streets of Bratislava Old Town, and finally explore the historical opulence of Bratislava Castle.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bratislava travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Krakow to Bratislava in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. October in Bratislava sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 8°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Tyrsovo nabrezie ©
Tyrsovo nabrezie
Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle
Bratislava Old Town ©
Bratislava Old Town

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