🇯🇵 JAPAN

Mount Fuji, Japan - Japan itineraryAn extensive 16-day Japan itinerary. You’ll see quintessentially Japanese sights and come away with unforgettable memories. Click for Luxury, Mid-range or Budget.

Here’s your Japan itinerary:

Luxury Tokyo, Japan
1 ✈To Tokyo (Book >) Dep: Morning 🏨 In flight!
2 Arr: Morning 🏨Shangri-La Hotel (Book >) All hotels >
There’s 3 subway companies in Tokyo. Buy a SUICA card which allows you to travel on each.
3 Stroll around the photogenic Imperial Palace and trendy Ginza. When the sun sets go to the neon wonderlands of Shinjuku and Ginza then enjoy the view from the hotel bar on the 52nd floor. Buy a Japan Rail pass before embarking on this Japan itinerary.
4 🚄Tokyo (Shinjuku) to Okaya train
🚄Okaya to Sawando train (Book >)
Dep: 15:00

Dep:
17:50

Arr: 17:29

Dep:
18:48

🏨Keiryu So Shiorie (Book >) All hotels >
Take a ride up to the 45th floor of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building for free 360˚ views of the skyline. Tipping in Japan is not customary. If you wish to show respect then learn a few simple Japanese words.
5 🚄Sawando to Tatsuno (Nagano) train
🚄Tatsuno to Shiojiri train
🚄Shiojiri to Nagiso train (Book >)
Dep: 17:36
Dep: 18:23
Dep: 18:50
Arr: 18:19
Arr: 18:44
Arr: 20:28
🏨Hotel Fuki No Mori (Book >) All hotels >
Plenty of time today for a walk in the pretty Kamikochi valley. Your JR Pass does not cover ‘Nozomi’ and ‘Mizuho’ bullet trains.
6 Take the free hotel shuttle to Tsumago then walk the Edo-era trail to Magome. The hotel onsen will sooth your limbs after your walk.
7 🚄Nagiso to Hiroshima train (Book >) Dep: 08:01 Arr: 09:43 🏨Sheraton Grand (Book >) All hotels >
Head straight for the Hiroshima Peace Museum then stroll around the Peace Memorial Park. It’s easy to walk to most of the main sights in Hiroshima.
8 Take the 30 min train in Miyajimaguchi station and the ferry to Miyajima island. Take in the serene Itsukushima Shrine then hike or Ropeway up Mt. Misen for amazing views. Don’t miss magnificent Daishō-in on the way back down. Hiroshima is famous for delicious okonomiyaki. Perch at a bar and watch yours being made.
9 🚄Hiroshima to Kyoto train (Book >) Dep: 08:51
Dep: 09:30
Dep: 11:13
Arr: 09:10
Arr: 10:57
Arr: 13:26
🏨Aoi Hotel Kyoto (Book >) All hotels >
Dedicate a couple of days to exploring Kyoto’s holy spots. Highlights include; Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkakuji, Kiyomizu-dera, Ginkaku-ji, Ryōan-ji and Sanjusangendo Temples as well as Nijō Castle. Sample the delicious food and pick up some souvenirs in Nishiki Market. Kyoto train station has a great view from the roof!
10 On the subway the numbers in square boxes indicate the price of a journey.
11 Build a day into your schedule to visit Nara, 45 mins away by train. (Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine is on the way back and is magical at dusk). The Gion district comes alive at night. Temples are usally quietest on Mondays, or visit a less well-known one for total peace.
12 🚄Kyoto to Odawara train (Book >) Dep: 09:08 Arr: 12:06 🏨Hyatt Regency (Book >) All hotels >
Take a bus to and hike up Myojingatake – even if you don’t make it to the top the views along the way are magnificent. Your hotel provides a free shuttle from the station (book in advance).
13 Let the funicular at nearby Kami-Gora spirit you away to the start of the Hakone Ropeway, which will carry you to the Togendai-ko port. Here you can take a pirate ship (!) across the lake for exceptional views of Mt Fuji. Don’t miss the view across to the toria shrine on the opposite side of the lake from Hakone town.
14 🚄Odawara to Tokyo train (Book >) Dep: 12:36 Arr: 13:10 🏨Shangri-La Hotel (Book >) All hotels >
Join the crowds visiting Tokyo’s Senso-Ji temple and Asakusa. Remember to book the hotel shuttle back to Odawara.
15 Relax in the oasis that is Meiji Jingu Shrine then explore nearby Harajuku and neighbouring Shibuya. Karaoke venues are often a good place to drink on a budget.
16 ✈Tokyo to home (Book >) Dep: Afternoon Arr: Evening Connect this Japan itinerary with the China itinerary
Don’t forget to get your SUICA card deposit back.
Mid-range Miyajima island, Japan
1 ✈To Tokyo (Book >) Dep: Morning 🏨 In flight!
2 Arr: Morning 🏨Richmond Hotel Premier (Book >) All hotels >
There’s 3 subway companies in Tokyo. Buy a SUICA card which allows you to travel on each.
3 Stroll around the photogenic Imperial Palace and trendy Ginza. When the sun sets go to the neon wonderlands of Shinjuku and Ginza then enjoy the view from the hotel bar on the 52nd floor. Buy a Japan Rail pass before embarking on this Japan itinerary.
4 🚄Tokyo to Nagano train
🚄Nagano to Matsumoto train (Book >)
Dep: 14:08

Dep:
16:05

Arr: 15:58

Dep:
17:20

🏨Hotel Dormy Inn Matsumoto  (Book >) All hotels >
Take a ride up to the 45th floor of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building for free 360˚ views of the skyline. In the evening walk around the outside of Matsumoto castle. Tipping in Japan is not customary. If you wish to show respect then learn a few simple Japanese words.
5 🚄Matsumoto to Nagiso train (Book >) Dep: 16:53 Arr: 17:55 🏨Hotel Fuki No Mori (Book >) All hotels >
Plenty of time today for a walk in the pretty Kamikochi valley. Take the train/bus combo to Kamikochi.
6 Take the free hotel shuttle to Tsumago then walk the Edo-era trail to Magome. These train times avoid ‘Nozomi’ and ‘Mizuho’ trains, which aren’t available on a JR pass – for these train times see the Luxury itinerary.
7 🚄Nagiso to Nakatsugawa train
🚄Nakatsugawa to Nagoya train
🚄Nagoya to Shin-Osaka train
🚄Shin-Osaka to Hiroshima train (Book >)
Dep: 09:54
Dep: 10:20
Dep: 11:48
Dep: 13:59
Arr: 10:14
Arr: 11:35
Arr: 13:00
Arr: 15:25
🏨Washington Hotel (Book >) All hotels >
You should arrive in time to walk to the Hiroshima Peace Museum and have plenty of time to visit before it closes. It’s easy to walk to most of the main sights in Hiroshima.
8 Take the 30 min train in Miyajimaguchi station and the ferry to Miyajima island. Take in the serene Itsukushima Shrine then hike or Ropeway up Mt. Misen for amazing views. Don’t miss magnificent Daishō-in on the way back down. Hiroshima is famous for delicious okonomiyaki. Perch at a bar and watch yours being made.
9 🚄Hiroshima to Shin-Osaka train
🚄Shin-Osaka to Kyoto train (Book >)
Dep: 08:06

Dep: 09:52

Arr: 09:42
Arr: 10:17
🏨Royal Park Hotel (Book >) All hotels >
Dedicate a couple of days to exploring Kyoto’s holy spots. Highlights include; Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkakuji, Kiyomizu-dera, Ginkaku-ji, Ryōan-ji and Sanjusangendo Temples as well as Nijō Castle. Sample the delicious food and pick up some souvenirs in Nishiki Market. Kyoto train station has a great view from the roof!
10 On the subway the numbers in square boxes indicate the price of a journey.
11 Build a day into your schedule to visit Nara, 45 mins away by train. (Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine is on the way back and is magical at dusk). The Gion district comes alive at night. Temples are usally quietest on Mondays, or visit a less well-known one for total peace.
12 🚄Kyoto to Odawra train
🚄Odawara to Hakone Yumoto train
🚄Hakone Yumoto to Gora train (Book >)
Dep: 10:32
Dep: 12:46
Dep: 13:12
Arr: 12:35
Arr: 13:02
Arr: 13:49
🏨Mount View Hakone (Book >) All hotels >
Take a bus to and hike up Myojingatake – even if you don’t make it to the top the views along the way are magnificent. Gora is famous for its hot springs.
13 Let the funicular at nearby Kami-Gora spirit you away to the start of the Hakone Ropeway, which will carry you to the Togendai-ko port. Here you can take a pirate ship (!) across the lake for exceptional views of Mt Fuji. Don’t miss the view across to the toria shrine on the opposite side of the lake from Hakone town.
14 🚄Hakone to Odawara train
🚄Odawara to Tokyo train (Book >)
Dep: 11:30
Dep: 12:37
Arr: 12:10
Arr: 13:10
🏨Richmond Hotel Premier (Book >) All hotels >
Join the crowds visiting Tokyo’s Senso-Ji temple and Asakusa. Remember to book the hotel shuttle back to Odawara.
15 Relax in the oasis that is Meiji Jingu Shrine then explore nearby Harajuku and neighbouring Shibuya. Karaoke venues are often a good place to drink on a budget.
16 ✈Tokyo to home (Book >) Dep: Afternoon Arr: Evening Connect this Japan itinerary with the China itinerary
Don’t forget to get your SUICA card deposit back.
Budget Kyoto, Japan
1 ✈To Tokyo (Book >) Dep: Morning 🏨 In flight!
2 Arr: Morning 🏨Khaosan Tokyo Origami  (Book >) All hostels >
There’s 3 subway companies in Tokyo. Buy a SUICA card which allows you to travel on each.
3 Stroll around the photogenic Imperial Palace and trendy Ginza. When the sun sets go to the neon wonderlands of Shinjuku and Ginza then enjoy the view from the hotel bar on the 52nd floor. Buy a Japan Rail pass before embarking on this Japan itinerary.
4 🚄Tokyo to Nagano train
🚄Nagano to Matsumoto train (Book >)
Dep: 14:08

Dep:
16:05

Arr: 15:58

Dep:
17:20

🏨Thank you Hippopotamus Hostel (Book >) All hostels >
Take a ride up to the 45th floor of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building for free 360˚ views of the skyline. In the evening walk around the outside of Matsumoto castle. Tipping in Japan is not customary. If you wish to show respect then learn a few simple Japanese words.
5 🚄Matsumoto to Nagiso train (Book >) Dep: 16:53 Arr: 17:55 🏨Hostel & Cafe Yui-an (Book >) All hotels >
Plenty of time today for a walk in the pretty Kamikochi valley. Take the train/bus combo to Kamikochi.
6 Take the free hotel shuttle to Tsumago then walk the Edo-era trail to Magome. These train times avoid ‘Nozomi’ and ‘Mizuho’ trains, which aren’t available on a JR pass – for these train times see the Luxury itinerary.
7 🚄Nagiso to Nakatsugawa train
🚄Nakatsugawa to Nagoya train
🚄Nagoya to Shin-Osaka train
🚄Shin-Osaka to Hiroshima train (Book >)
Dep: 09:54
Dep: 10:20
Dep: 11:48
Dep: 13:59
Arr: 10:14
Arr: 11:35
Arr: 13:00
Arr: 15:25
🏨Hostel Kawate-Ya (Book >) All hostels >
You should arrive in time to walk to the Hiroshima Peace Museum and have plenty of time to visit before it closes. It’s easy to walk to most of the main sights in Hiroshima.
8 Take the 30 min train in Miyajimaguchi station and the ferry to Miyajima island. Take in the serene Itsukushima Shrine then hike or Ropeway up Mt. Misen for amazing views. Don’t miss magnificent Daishō-in on the way back down. Hiroshima is famous for delicious okonomiyaki. Perch at a bar and watch yours being made.
9 🚄Hiroshima to Shin-Osaka train
🚄Shin-Osaka to Kyoto train (Book >)
Dep: 08:06

Dep: 09:52

Arr: 09:42
Arr: 10:17
🏨Piece Hostel Sanjo (Book >) All hostels >
Dedicate a couple of days to exploring Kyoto’s holy spots. Highlights include; Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkakuji, Kiyomizu-dera, Ginkaku-ji, Ryōan-ji and Sanjusangendo Temples as well as Nijō Castle. Sample the delicious food and pick up some souvenirs in Nishiki Market. Kyoto train station has a great view from the roof!
10 On the subway the numbers in square boxes indicate the price of a journey.
11 Build a day into your schedule to visit Nara, 45 mins away by train. (Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine is on the way back and is magical at dusk). The Gion district comes alive at night. Temples are usally quietest on Mondays, or visit a less well-known one for total peace.
12 🚄Kyoto to Odawara train
🚄Odawara to Hakone Yumoto train (Book >)
Dep: 10:32
Dep: 12:46
Arr: 12:35
Arr: 13:02
🏨Emblem Flow (Book >) All hostels >
Take a bus to and hike up Myojingatake – even if you don’t make it to the top the views along the way are magnificent. Your guest house has a natural hot spring.
13 Let the funicular at nearby Kami-Gora spirit you away to the start of the Hakone Ropeway, which will carry you to the Togendai-ko port. Here you can take a pirate ship (!) across the lake for exceptional views of Mt Fuji. Don’t miss the view across to the toria shrine on the opposite side of the lake from Hakone town.
14 🚄Hakone to Odawara train
🚄Odawara to Tokyo train (Book >)
Dep: 11:30
Dep: 12:37
Arr: 12:10
Arr: 13:10
🏨Hotel CEN (Book >) All hostels >
Join the crowds visiting Tokyo’s Senso-Ji temple and Asakusa. Remember to book the hotel shuttle back to Odawara.
15 Relax in the oasis that is Meiji Jingu Shrine then explore nearby Harajuku and neighbouring Shibuya. Karaoke venues are often a good place to drink on a budget.
16 ✈Tokyo to home (Book >) Dep: Afternoon Arr: Evening Connect this Japan itinerary with the China itinerary
Don’t forget to get your SUICA card deposit back.

🇪🇸 ANDALUCIA

Andalucia itinerary9 days, 4 unique and fascinating cities. This trip gives you the best of Andalucia and includes palaces, hiking, mosques, cathedrals and lots of tapas! Click for Luxury, Mid-range or Budget.

Here’s your Andalucia itinerary:

Luxury Cordoba, Andalucia
1 ✈To Seville (Book >) Dep: 07:10 Arr: 11:00 🏨Boutique Hotel Casa del Poeta (Book >) All hotels >
Familiarise yourself with the old town. See Seville Cathedral and head up the Giralda tower to orientate. Taxis cost €21.90 during the day, €24.41 after 22:00 and on weekends and holidays.
2 Free walking tour (remember to tip at the end!). Alcazar. Book Alcazar tickets online to save long queue times.
3 Plaza de España. Metropol Parasol. Casa De Pilatos. Order one or two tapas per person at a time.
4 🚄Seville to Cordoba train (Book >) Dep: 08:50 Arr: 09:33 🏨Balcon de Cordoba (Book >) All hotels >
Take a stroll over Cordoba’s Roman bridge. Alcazar. Explore the Old Town. Great view of the Mezquita from pretty Calleja de las Flores street.
5 🚄Cordoba to Granada train (Book >) Dep: 11:27 Arr: 13:30 🏨Eurostars Washington Irving (Book >) All hotels >
Visit the Mezquita in Cordoba Entry to the Mezquita is free between 08:30 and 09:20.
6 Trekking in Sierra Nevada foothills from Beas Granada (bus schedule here). See Granada Cathedral. Bring food and drink with you on the hike – no shops along the route!
7 Hire a guide and be shown around the Alhambra. Walk to the Mirador de San Nicolas for superb views of the Alhambra. Buy Alhambra tickets a long time in advance. If none are available then buy a Granada Card to gain entry.
8 🚌Granada to Malaga bus (Book >) Dep: 11:00 Arr: 12:45 🏨Gran Hotel Miramar (Book >) All hotels >
Pay a visit to the Picasso Museum. Explore the old town, Malaga Cathedral and waterfront. Enjoy delicious churros at Casa Aranda.
9 ✈Malaga to Home (Book >) Dep: Afternoon Arr: Afternoon Connect this Andalucia itinerary with the France, Portugal, Italy or Southern France and Andorra itinerary
Visit the Alcazaba and, if you have time/energy, the Gibralfaro castle.
Mid-range Granada, Andalucia
1 ✈To Seville (Book >) Dep: 07:10 Arr: 11:00 🏨Becquer Hotel (Book >) All hotels >
Familiarise yourself with the old town. See Seville Cathedral and head up the Giralda tower to orientate. The airport bus costs €4 to the city centre (tickets at the bus stop).
2 Free walking tour (remember to tip at the end!). Alcazar. Book Alcazar tickets online to save long queue times.
3 Plaza de España. Metropol Parasol. Casa De Pilatos. Order one or two tapas per person at a time.
4 🚄Seville to Cordoba train (Book >) Dep: 08:50 Arr: 09:33 🏨Eurostars Conquistador (Book >) All hotels >
Take a stroll over Cordoba’s Roman bridge. Alcazar. Explore the Old Town. Great view of the Mezquita from pretty Calleja de las Flores street
5 🚄Cordoba to Granada train (Book >) Dep: 11:27 Arr: 13:30 🏨NH Collection Granada Victoria (Book >) All hotels >
Visit the Mezquita in Cordoba Entry to the Mezquita is free between 08:30 and 09:20
6 Trekking in Sierra Nevada foothills from Beas Granada (bus schedule here). See Granada Cathedral. Bring food and drink with you on the hike – no shops along the route!
7 The Alhambra. Walk to the Mirador de San Nicolas for superb views of the Alhambra. Buy Alhambra tickets a long time in advance. If none are available then buy a Granada Card to gain entry.
8 🚌Granada to Malaga bus (Book >) Dep: 11:00 Arr: 12:45 🏨Picasso Suites Málaga (Book >) All hotels >
Pay a visit to the Picasso Museum. Explore the old town, Malaga Cathedral and waterfront. Enjoy delicious churros at Casa Aranda
9 ✈Malaga to Home (Book >) Dep: Afternoon Arr: Afternoon Connect this Andalucia itinerary with the France, Portugal, Italy or Southern France and Andorra itinerary
Visit the Alcazaba and, if you have time/energy, the Gibralfaro castle.
Budget Malaga, Spain
1 ✈To Seville (Book >) Dep: 07:10 Arr: 11:00 🏨Hostel One Catedral (Book >) All hostels >
Familiarise yourself with the old town. See Seville Cathedral and head up the Giralda tower to orientate. The airport bus costs €4 to the city centre (tickets at the bus stop).
2 Free walking tour (remember to tip at the end!). Alcazar. Book Alcazar tickets online to save long queue times.
3 Plaza de España. Metropol Parasol. Casa De Pilatos. Order one or two tapas per person at a time.
4 🚄Seville to Cordoba train (Book >) Dep: 08:50 Arr: 09:33 🏨Hostal La Fuente (Book >) All hostels >
Take a stroll over Cordoba’s Roman bridge. Alcazar. Explore the Old Town. Great view of the Mezquita from pretty Calleja de las Flores street.
5 🚄Cordoba to Granada train (Book >) Dep: 11:27 Arr: 13:30 🏨rooms VITA & BAR (Book >) All hostels >
Visit the Mezquita in Cordoba Entry to the Mezquita is free between 08:30 and 09:20.
6 Trekking in Sierra Nevada foothills from Beas Granada (bus schedule here). See Granada Cathedral. Bring food and drink with you on the hike – no shops along the route!
7 The Alhambra. Walk to the Mirador de San Nicolas for superb views of the Alhambra. Buy Alhambra tickets a long time in advance. If none are available then buy a Granada Card to gain entry.
8 🚌Granada to Malaga bus (Book >) Dep: 11:00 Arr: 12:45 🏨The Urban Jungle Hostel (Book >) All hostels >
Pay a visit to the Picasso Museum. Explore the old town, Malaga Cathedral and waterfront. Enjoy delicious churros at Casa Aranda.
9 ✈Malaga to home (Book >) Dep: Afternoon Arr: Afternoon Connect this Andalucia itinerary with the France, Portugal, Italy or Southern France and Andorra itinerary
Visit the Alcazaba and, if you have time/energy, the Gibralfaro castle.

🇸🇮🇭🇷 SLOVENIA & CROATIA

Ljubljana, Slovenia - Slovenia & Croatia itineraryAction-packed Slovenia & Croatia itinerary that takes in mountains, lakes, cities, national parks and stunning Croatian beaches. Click for Luxury, Mid-range or Budget.

Here’s your Slovenia and Croatia itinerary:

Luxury Lake Bled, Slovenia
1 ✈To Ljubljana(Book >) Dep: 13:15 Arr: 16:25 🏨Hotel Cubo (Book >) All hotels >
Familiarise yourself with the pedestrian-friendly old streets of the city. Book your transfer to the hotel.
2 Walk over the Triple Bridge and up the steep hill to the castle. Paying for access to the tower is well worth it. Buy provisions for your hiking adventure whilst in Ljubljana.
3 🚌Ljubljana to Ribčev Laz bus (Book >) Dep: 10:03 Arr: 11:57 🏨Vogar Hut (Book >) All rentals >
Spend the afternoon walking to Vogar meadow and views close to the hut. Ask the park ranger for their dinner recommendation. When booking the hut ask if the national park ranger will drive you to and from the bus.
4 A wealth of breathtaking trails await you, from gentle rambles or exciting via ferrata. Read about some of the trails here and invest in a good map.
5 🚌Ribčev Laz to Bled bus (Book >) Dep: 13:49 Arr: 14:28 🏨Vila Bled(Book >) All hotels >
Walk around the lake and take a boat across to Blejski Otok. Return back on the other side of the lake and be sure to leave time to visit the castle. Look out for signpost number 6 and head up hill for a superb view from Ojstrica.
6 🚌Bled to Ljubljana bus
(Book >)
🚌Ljubljana to Postojna bus
(Book >)
🚌Postojna to Ljubljana bus
(Book >)
Dep: 08:30

Dep:
10:00

Dep: 17:56

Arr: 09:48

Arr: 10:52

Arr: 18:40

🏨Hotel Cubo (Book >) All hotels >
Visit the massive, breathtaking Postojna caves. It gets cold in the caves – bring warm clothing.
6 🚌Ljubljana to Poreč bus
(Book >)
Dep: 07:10 Arr: 11:00 🏨Valamar Riviera Hotel & Residence (Book >) All hotels >
Today’s journey is broken up with a visit to the massive Postojna caves. Add on a night in Trieste if you have time.
7-8 Two more days to enjoy beautiful Poreč and its surrounding islands. If you’ve time be sure to visit nearby Rovinj. Your hotel offers a free boat ride to peaceful Sveti Nikola island.
9 🚌Poreč to Karlovac bus
(Book >)
🚌Karlovac to Plitviče bus
(Book >)
Dep: 09:15

Dep: 14:20

Arr: 14:05

Arr: 15:45

🏨Hotel Degenija (Book >) All hotels >
Karlovac City Museum is an interesting place to while away an hour if you’d like to break up the journey. The museum is closed on Mondays.
10 🚌Plitviče to Zagreb bus
(Book >)
Dep: 16:45 Arr: 19:00 🏨Esplanade Hotel (Book >) All hotels >
Enter the Plitvice Lakes national park from entrance No1 and stroll around the paths and walkways to experience the stunning colours of the lakes and waterfalls. Do not leave the trails! Plitvice is an extremely delicate eco system.
11 ✈Zagreb to Home (Book >) Dep: 14:15 Arr: 16:15 Connect this Slovenia and Croatia itinerary with the Croatia and Montenegro, Poland and Slovakia or Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria itinerary
Book a transfer to the airport.
Mid-range Porec, Croatia
1 ✈To Ljubljana(Book >) Dep: 13:15 Arr: 16:25 🏨Central Hotel (Book >) All hotels >
Familiarise yourself with the pedestrian-friendly old streets of the city. Public buses run frequently from the airport to the centre.
2 Walk over the Triple Bridge and up the steep hill to the castle. Paying for access to the tower is well worth it. Buy provisions for your hiking adventure whilst in Ljubljana.
3 🚌Ljubljana to Ribčev Laz bus (Book >) Dep: 10:03 Arr: 11:57 🏨Vogar Hut (Book >) All rentals >
Spend the afternoon walking to Vogar meadow and views close to the hut. Ask the park ranger for their dinner recommendation. When booking the hut ask if the national park ranger will drive you to and from the bus.
4 A wealth of breathtaking trails await you, from gentle rambles or exciting via ferrata. Read about some of the trails here and invest in a good map.
5 🚌Ribčev Laz to Bled bus (Book >) Dep: 13:49 Arr: 14:28 🏨Hotel Astoria (Book >) All hotels >
Walk around the lake and take a boat across to Blejski Otok. Return back on the other side of the lake and be sure to leave time to visit the castle. Look out for signpost number 6 and head up hill for a superb view from Ojstrica.
6 🚌Bled to Ljubljana bus
(Book >)
🚌Ljubljana to Postojna bus
(Book >)
🚌Postojna to Ljubljana bus
(Book >)
Dep: 08:30

Dep:
10:00

Dep: 17:56

Arr: 09:48

Arr: 10:52

Arr: 18:40

🏨Central Hotel (Book >) All hotels >
Visit the massive, breathtaking Postojna caves. It gets cold in the caves – bring warm clothing.
6 🚌Ljubljana to Poreč bus
(Book >)
Dep: 07:10 Arr: 11:00 🏨Valamar Riviera Hotel & Residence (Book >) All hotels >
Today’s journey is broken up with a visit to the massive Postojna caves. Add on a night in Trieste if you have time.
7-8 Two more days to enjoy beautiful Poreč and its surrounding islands. If you’ve time be sure to visit nearby Rovinj. Your hotel offers a free boat ride to peaceful Sveti Nikola island.
9 🚌Poreč to Karlovac bus
(Book >)
🚌Karlovac to Plitviče bus
(Book >)
Dep: 09:15

Dep: 14:20

Arr: 14:05

Arr: 15:45

🏨Villa Katja (Book >) All hotels >
Karlovac City Museum is an interesting place to while away an hour if you’d like to break up the journey. The museum is closed on Mondays.
10 🚌Plitviče to Zagreb bus
(Book >)
Dep: 16:45 Arr: 19:00 🏨Best Western Astoria (Book >) All hotels >
Enter the Plitvice Lakes national park from entrance No1 and stroll around the paths and walkways to experience the stunning colours of the lakes and waterfalls. Do not leave the trails! Plitvice is an extremely delicate eco system.
11 ✈Zagreb to Home (Book >) Dep: 14:15 Arr: 16:15 Connect this Slovenia and Croatia itinerary with the Croatia and Montenegro, Poland and Slovakia or Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria itinerary
Buses to the airport from the bus station take about 35-40 minutes.
Budget Plitvice, Croatia
1 ✈To Ljubljana (Book >) Dep: 13:15 Arr: 16:25 🏨Turn Hostel (Book >) All hostels >
Familiarise yourself with the pedestrian-friendly old streets of the city. Public buses run frequently from the airport to the centre.
2 Walk over the Triple Bridge and up the steep hill to the castle. Paying for access to the tower is well worth it. Buy provisions for your hiking adventure whilst in Ljubljana.
3 🚌Ljubljana to Ribčev Laz bus (Book >) Dep: 10:03 Arr: 11:57 🏨Vogar Hut (Book >) All hostels >
Spend the afternoon walking to Vogar meadow and views close to the hut. Ask the park ranger for their dinner recommendation. When booking the hut ask if the national park ranger will drive you to and from the bus.
4 A wealth of breathtaking trails await you, from gentle rambles or exciting via ferrata. Read about some of the trails here and invest in a good map.
5 🚌Ribčev Laz to Bled bus (Book >) Dep: 13:49 Arr: 14:28 🏨Castle Hostel 1004 (Book >) All hostels >
Walk around the lake and take a boat across to Blejski Otok. Return back on the other side of the lake and be sure to leave time to visit the castle. Look out for signpost number 6 and head up hill for a superb view from Ojstrica.
6 🚌Bled to Ljubljana bus
(Book >)
🚌Ljubljana to Postojna bus
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🚌Postojna to Ljubljana bus
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Dep: 08:30

Dep:
10:00

Dep: 17:56

Arr: 09:48

Arr: 10:52

Arr: 18:40

🏨Turn Hostel (Book >) All hostels >
Visit the massive, breathtaking Postojna caves. It gets cold in the caves – bring warm clothing.
6 🚌Ljubljana to Poreč bus
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Dep: 07:10 Arr: 11:00 🏨Soba Luca (Book >) All hotels >
Today’s journey is broken up with a visit to the massive Postojna caves. Add on a night in Trieste if you have time.
7-8 Two more days to enjoy beautiful Poreč and its surrounding islands. If you’ve time be sure to visit nearby Rovinj. Your hotel offers a free boat ride to peaceful Sveti Nikola island.
9 🚌Poreč to Karlovac bus
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🚌Karlovac to Plitviče bus
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Dep: 09:15

Dep: 14:20

Arr: 14:05

Arr: 15:45

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Karlovac City Museum is an interesting place to while away an hour if you’d like to break up the journey. The museum is closed on Mondays.
10 🚌Plitviče to Zagreb bus
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Dep: 16:45 Arr: 19:00 🏨Main Square Hostel (Book >) All hostels >
Enter the Plitvice Lakes national park from entrance No1 and stroll around the paths and walkways to experience the stunning colours of the lakes and waterfalls. Do not leave the trails! Plitvice is an extremely delicate eco system.
11 ✈Zagreb to Home (Book >) Dep: 14:15 Arr: 16:15 Connect this Slovenia and Croatia itinerary with the Croatia and Montenegro, Poland and Slovakia or Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria itinerary
Buses to the airport from the bus station take about 35-40 minutes.

🇦🇹🇩🇪 AUSTRIA & MUNICH

Tyrol - Austria & Munich itineraryIdyllic Tyrolean scenery and picture-perfect cities, all packed into 9 days. Click for Luxury, Mid-range or Budget.

Here’s your Austria and Munich itinerary:

Luxury Austria mountains
1 ✈To Innsbruck
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Dep: Morning Arr: Afternoon 🏨Best Western Plus Hotel Goldener Adler (Book >) All hotels >
Walk to the Aldstadt and admire the sparkling Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) before visiting the Hofkirche then Dom zu St. Jakob. Look out for the information boards dotted around the Old Town, which provide useful snippets of history.
2 Take bus J or tram 6 to Igls then either hike (it’ll take a few hours) or cable car up to Patscherkofel where a number of easy trails await (our favourite is the Zirbenweg Trail). There is a good value restaurant at Patscherkofel – no need to carry up your own food.
3-5 🚄Innsbruck Hbf to Jenbach train
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🚄Jenbach to Mayrhofen train
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Dep: 09:14

Dep: 09:34

Arr: 09:29

Arr: 10:27

🏨Elisabeth Hotel Premium Private Retreat (Book >) All hotels >
Two and a half days to hike the many spectacular trails around Mayrhofen. Favourites include the trail up to Rastkogel from the Penkenbahn and the unmissable trek up to Berliner Hut (and beyond). Buses run from Mayrhofen to Ginzling from 06:40 Mon-Sat. From Ginzling you can start your hike to Berliner Hut.
6 🚄Mayrhofen to Jenbach train
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🚄 Jenbach to Salzburg train
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Dep: 08:15

Dep: 09:31

Arr: 09:06

Arr: 11:00

🏨Hotel Sacher (Book >) All hotels >
Get to know the Baroque streets of Salzburg. Ask your concierge to book tickets tonight or tomorrow night for the Schlosskonzerte Mirabell.
7 🚌Salzburg to Munich bus
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Dep: 17:30 Arr: 19:45 🏨The Charles Hotel (Book >) All hotels >
Visit Hohensalzburg Fortress and the DomQuartier in Salzburg. If you have time, extend your trip with a visit to Vienna.
8 Look out for the guides wearing white and blue in Marienplatz and join them for a free walking tour of the city. Climb St Peter’s Bell Tower for excellent views. Many of Munich’s museums are free (or heavily discounted) to visit on Sundays.
9 ✈Munich to Home (Book >) Dep: Evening Arr: Evening Connect this Austria and Munich itinerary with the France, Italy, Poland & Slovakia, Switzerland or Germany itinerary >
Book a transfer to the airport.
Mid-range Austria cows
1 ✈To Innsbruck
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Dep: Morning Arr: Afternoon 🏨Best Western Plus Hotel Goldener Adler (Book >) All hotels >
Walk to the Aldstadt and admire the sparkling Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) before visiting the Hofkirche then Dom zu St. Jakob. Look out for the information boards dotted around the Old Town, which provide useful snippets of history.
2 Take bus J or tram 6 to Igls then either hike (it’ll take a few hours) or cable car up to Patscherkofel where a number of easy trails await (our favourite is the Zirbenweg Trail). There is a good value restaurant at Patscherkofel – no need to carry up your own food.
3-5 🚄Innsbruck Hbf to Jenbach train
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🚄Jenbach to Mayrhofen train
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Dep: 09:14

Dep: 09:34

Arr: 09:29

Arr: 10:27

🏨Elisabeth Hotel Premium Private Retreat (Book >) All hotels >
Two and a half days to hike the many spectacular trails around Mayrhofen. Favourites include the trail up to Rastkogel from the Penkenbahn and the unmissable trek up to Berliner Hut (and beyond). Buses run from Mayrhofen to Ginzling from 06:40 Mon-Sat. From Ginzling you can start your hike to Berliner Hut.
6 🚄Mayrhofen to Jenbach train
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🚄 Jenbach to Salzburg train
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Dep: 08:15

Dep: 09:31

Arr: 09:06

Arr: 11:00

🏨Villa Carlton (Book >) All hotels >
Get to know the Baroque streets of Salzburg. One of the best views of the city is from Kapuzinerberg Park.
7 🚌Salzburg to Munich bus
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Dep: 17:30 Arr: 19:45 🏨Aloft (Book >) All hotels >
Visit Hohensalzburg Fortress and the DomQuartier in Salzburg. Billa supermarkets sell decent – and cheaper – alternatives to the Mozart chocolates (Mozartkugeln).
8 Look out for the guides wearing white and blue in Marienplatz and join them for a free walking tour of the city. Climb St Peter’s Bell Tower for excellent views. Many of Munich’s museums are free (or heavily discounted) to visit on Sundays.
9 ✈Munich to Home (Book >) Dep: Evening Arr: Evening Connect this Austria and Munich itinerary with the France, Italy, Poland & Slovakia, Switzerland or Germany itinerary >
Stroll around the English Garden and watch the surfers at the Eisbach Wave.
Budget Munich
1 ✈To Innsbruck
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Dep: Morning Arr: Afternoon 🏨Montagu Hostel (Book >) All hostels >
Walk to the Aldstadt and admire the sparkling Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) before stepping in t the Hofkirche then Dom zu St. Jakob. Look out for the information boards dotted around the Old Town, which provide useful snippets of history.
2 Take bus J or tram 6 to Igls then either hike (it’ll take a few hours) or cable car up to Patscherkofel where a number of easy trails await (our favourite is the Zirbenweg Trail). There is a good value restaurant at Patscherkofel – no need to carry up your own food.
3-5 🚄Innsbruck Hbf to Jenbach train
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🚄Jenbach to Mayrhofen train
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Dep: 09:14

Dep: 09:34

Arr: 09:29

Arr: 10:27

🏨Mayrhofen chalet (Book >) All rentals >
Two and a half days to hike the many spectacular trails around Mayrhofen. Favourites include the trail up to Rastkogel from the Penkenbahn and the unmissable trek up to Berliner Hut (and beyond). Buses run from Mayrhofen to Ginzling from 06:40 Mon-Sat. From Ginzling you can start your hike to Berliner Hut.
6 🚄Mayrhofen to Jenbach train
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🚄 Jenbach to Salzburg train
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Dep: 08:15

Dep: 09:31

Arr: 09:06

Arr: 11:00

🏨YoHo – International Youth Hostel (Book >) All hostels >
Get to know the Baroque streets of Salzburg. Ask your concierge to book tickets tonight or tomorrow night for the Schlosskonzerte Mirabell.
7 🚌Salzburg to Munich bus
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Dep: 17:30 Arr: 19:45 🏨Wombats City Hostel (Book >) All hostels >
Visit Hohensalzburg Fortress and the DomQuartier in Salzburg. If you have time, extend your trip with a visit to Vienna.
8 Look out for the guides wearing white and blue in Marienplatz and join them for a free walking tour of the city. Climb St Peter’s Bell Tower for excellent views. Many of Munich’s museums are free (or heavily discounted) to visit on Sundays.
9 ✈Munich to Home (Book >) Dep: Evening Arr: Evening Connect this Austria and Munich itinerary with the France, Italy, Poland & Slovakia, Switzerland or Germany itinerary >
Stroll around the English Garden and watch the surfers at the Eisbach Wave.