🇸🇮🇭🇷 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
(Book >)
🚌Postojna to Ljubljana bus
(Book >)
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
(Book >)
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
(Book >)
🚌Karlovac to Plitviče bus
(Book >)
Dep: 09:15

Dep: 14:20

Arr: 14:05

Arr: 15:45

🏨Guesthouse Kovačević  (Book >) All hostels >
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 🏨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.

🇵🇱🇸🇰 POLAND & SLOVAKIA

Morskie Oko, Poland - Poland & Slovakia itineraryIf you like hiking then you’re going to love this Poland & Slovakia itinerary, which is bookended with visits to the beautiful cities of Krakow and Bratislava. Click for Luxury, Mid-range or Budget.

Here’s your Poland & Slovakia itinerary:

Luxury Krakow, Poland
1 ✈To Krakow(Book >) Dep: 08:40 Arr: 12:05 🏨Queen Boutique Hotel (Book >) All hotels >
Explore the Old Town and massive Market Square, don’t miss the Church of the Virgin Mary and Wawel Cathedral. Book a transfer to your hotel.
2 Two choices today: experience the fascinating salt mines or visit Auschwitz. Back in Krakow get to know the lively streets of the Jewish District (Kazimierz). A trumpeter plays every hour on the hour from the highest tower of the Church of the Virgin Mary.
3 🚌Krakow to Zakopane bus (Book >) Dep: 15:00 Arr: 17:15 🏨Aries Hotel (Book >) All hotels >
Spend a couple of hours in Krakow’s Royal Castle. In Zakopane soak up the buzz along Krupowki Street and the more sedate Cmentarz Zasluzonych na Peksowym Brzyzku. The small patterned blocks of smoked sheeps cheese (oscypek) on sale at stalls in Zakopane are perfect for taking on a hike.
4 🚌Zakopane to Morskie Oko bus (Times >) Dep from: 07:40 🏨Morskie Oko Hut (Book >)
Take the bus to Łysa Polana and hike the 10km (uphill!) to Morskie Oko where you can leave your bags at the hut and explore the lakes. This map gives you an idea of walk times and effort, but buy a 1:150000 map too.
5 🚶Morskie Oko to Murowaniec hike Dep: 08:00 Arr: 16:00 🏨Hala Gąsiennicowa Hut (Book >)
A stupendous hike in the mountains today, through forests, over streams and with magnificent views throughout Accommodation in mountain huts isn’t luxurious but is popular – book ahead early.
6 🚶Murowaniec to Zakopane hike
🚌Zakopane ul. Balzera Nosal to Tatranská Lomnica bus (Times >)
🚄Tatranská Lomnica to Stary Smokovec train
🚄Stary Smokovec to Štrbské Pleso train
(Book >)
Dep: 15:12
Dep: 16:34
Dep: 17:01
Arr: 16:27
Arr: 16:48
Arr: 17:42
🏨Kempinski Grand Tatras (Book >) All hotels >
Start the day with a lovely hike back to Zakopane. Enjoy a well-earned spa in your hotel. One of the best hotel spas I’ve seen so spend plenty of time here!
7 Easy walk along a wide track to Popradske Pleso lake. You can get lunch at the hotel beside the lake.
8 🚶Štrbské Pleso to Zamkovského chata hike Hike takes about 7hrs 🏨Zamkovského chata (Book >)
Long day hike. Take the train to Vyšné Hágy and walk up to Sliezsky dom where you can pick up the trail to Zamkovského chata. Mountain huts offer good value, plentiful meals saving you the effort of carrying too much food.
9 🚶Zamkovského chata to Tatranská Lomnica hike
🚄Tatranská Lomnica to Poprad train
🚄Poprad to Spišské Tomášovce train
(Book >)
Dep: 15:35 Arr: 15:54 🏨Kempinski Grand Tatras (Book >) All hotels >
You’ll end this morning’s walk at Stanica lanovky Štart cable car station from where you can get a ride up to Lomnický štít.
10 Embark on an adventure along the gorges, up the ladders and through the woods and meadows of Slovak Paradise National Park. It’s a 40 min drive to the national park.
11 🚄Spišské Tomášovce to Poprad train
🚄Poprad to Bratislava train
(Book >)
Dep: 11:04
Dep: 11:33
Arr: 11:26
Arr: 16:07
🏨Grand River Park (Book >) All hotels >
 Acquaint yourself with the winding streets of the Old Town where you’ll find former palaces and photogenic architecture. Book ahead to see the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra at the National Theatre.
12 Take part in a free walking tour which will take in the Blue Church, St Michael’s Tower, Hlavne Namestie, the old town hall and St. Martin’s Cathedral. Although free walking tours are free, don’t forget to tip at the end if you enjoyed your experience.
13 ✈Bratislava to Home (Book >) Dep: 21:10 Arr: 22:25 Connect this Poland and Slovakia itinerary with the Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria itinerary
Visit Bratislava castle for top views and pretty gardens. If time, take the bus to Hrad castle. Book a transfer to the airport.
Mid-range Slovak Paradise National Park
1 ✈To Krakow(Book >) Dep: 08:40 Arr: 12:05 🏨Hotel Amadeus (Book >) All hotels >
Explore the Old Town and massive Market Square, don’t miss the Church of the Virgin Mary and Wawel Cathedral. Trains depart every 30 mins from the airport, arriving at the city train station 20 mins later.
2 Two choices today: experience the fascinating salt mines or visit Auschwitz. Back in Krakow get to know the lively streets of the Jewish District (Kazimierz). A trumpeter plays every hour on the hour from the highest tower of the Church of the Virgin Mary.
3 🚌Krakow to Zakopane bus (Book >) Dep: 15:00 Arr: 17:15 🏨Aparthotel Bellamonte (Book >) All hotels >
Spend a couple of hours in Krakow’s Royal Castle. In Zakopane soak up the buzz along Krupowki Street and the more sedate Cmentarz Zasluzonych na Peksowym Brzyzku. The small patterned blocks of smoked sheeps cheese (oscypek) on sale at stalls in Zakopane are perfect for taking on a hike.
4 🚌Zakopane to Morskie Oko bus (Times >) Dep from: 07:40 🏨Morskie Oko Hut (Book >)
Take the bus to Łysa Polana and hike the 10km (uphill!) to Morskie Oko where you can leave your bags at the hut and explore the lakes. This map gives you an idea of walk times and effort, but buy a 1:150000 map too.
5 🚶Morskie Oko to Murowaniec hike Dep: 08:00 Arr: 16:00 🏨Hala Gąsiennicowa Hut (Book >)
A stupendous hike in the mountains today, through forests, over streams and with magnificent views throughout. Accommodation in mountain huts isn’t luxurious but is popular – book ahead early.
6 🚶Murowaniec to Zakopane hike
🚌Zakopane ul. Balzera Nosal to Tatranská Lomnica bus (Times >)
🚄Tatranská Lomnica to Stary Smokovec train
🚄Stary Smokovec to Štrbské Pleso train
(Book >)
Dep: 15:12
Dep: 16:34
Dep: 17:01
Arr: 16:27
Arr: 16:48
Arr: 17:42
🏨Hotel Solisko (Book >) All hotels >
Start the day with a lovely hike back to Zakopane. Enjoy a well-earned spa in your hotel. The hotel is a short walk from the train station.
7 🚶Štrbské Pleso to Popradske Pleso hike Hike takes about 1hr 30 🏨Hotel Horsky (Book >)
Easy walk along a wide track to this basic but well-located lakeside hotel. Shop for food and drink for the hike in Strbske Pleso.
8 🚶Popradske Pleso to Zamkovského chata hike Hike takes about 7hrs 🏨Zamkovského chata (Book >)
Long hike. The direct route is fairly precipitous and so you may wish to take the train to Vyšné Hágy and walk up to Sliezsky dom where you can pick up the trail again to Zamkovského chata. Mountain huts offer good value, plentiful meals saving you the effort of carrying too much food.
9 🚶Zamkovského chata to Tatranská Lomnica hike
🚄Tatranská Lomnica to Poprad train
🚄Poprad to Spišské Tomášovce train (Book >)
Dep: 15:35 Arr:
15:54
🏨Soludus-Spišský ľudový dom (Book >)
You’ll end this morning’s walk at Stanica lanovky Štart cable car station from where you can get a ride up to Lomnický štít. It’s a 30 min walk along quiet roads to Čingov.
10 Embark on an adventure along the gorges, up the ladders and through the woods and meadows of Slovak Paradise National Park. Get a map of the park from the Ĉingov tourist office before you depart.
11 🚄Spišské Tomášovce to Poprad train
🚄Poprad to Bratislava train
(Book >)
Dep: 11:04
Dep: 11:33
Arr: 11:26
Arr: 16:07
🏨Marrol’s Boutique Hotel (Book >) All hotels >
Acquaint yourself with the winding streets of the Old Town where you’ll find former palaces and photogenic architecture. Before leaving on this Poland & Slovakia itinerary book ahead to see the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra at the National Theatre.
12 Take part in a free walking tour which will take in the Blue Church, St Michael’s Tower, Hlavne Namestie, the old town hall and St. Martin’s Cathedral. Although free walking tours are free, don’t forget to tip at the end if you enjoyed your experience.
13 ✈Bratislava to Home (Book >) Dep: 21:10 Arr: 22:25 Connect this Poland and Slovakia itinerary with the Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria itinerary
Visit Bratislava castle for top views and pretty gardens. If time, take the bus to Hrad castle.
Budget Bratislava, Slovakia
1 ✈To Krakow (Book >) Dep: 08:40 Arr: 12:05 🏨Secret Garden Hostel (Book >) All hostels >
Explore the Old Town and massive Market Square, don’t miss the Church of the Virgin Mary and Wawel Cathedral. Trains depart every 30 mins from the airport, arriving at the city train station 20 mins later.
2 Two choices today: experience the fascinating salt mines or visit Auschwitz. Back in Krakow get to know the lively streets of the Jewish District (Kazimierz). A trumpeter plays every hour on the hour from the highest tower of the Church of the Virgin Mary.
3 🚌Krakow to Zakopane bus (Book >) Dep: 15:00 Arr: 17:15 🏨Good Bye Lenin Hostel (Book >) All hostels >
Spend a couple of hours in Krakow’s Royal Castle. In Zakopane soak up the buzz along Krupowki Street and the more sedate Cmentarz Zasluzonych na Peksowym Brzyzku. The small patterned blocks of smoked sheeps cheese (oscypek) on sale at stalls in Zakopane are perfect for taking on a hike.
4 🚌Zakopane to Morskie Oko bus (Times >) Dep from: 07:40 🏨Morskie Oko Hut (Book >)
Take the bus to Łysa Polana and hike the 10km (uphill!) to Morskie Oko where you can leave your bags at the hut and explore the lakes. This map gives you an idea of walk times and effort, but buy a 1:150000 map too.
5 🚶Morskie Oko to Murowaniec hike Dep: 08:00 Arr: 16:00 🏨Hala Gąsiennicowa Hut (Book >)
A stupendous hike in the mountains today, through forests, over streams and with magnificent views throughout Accommodation in mountain huts isn’t luxurious but is popular – book ahead early.
6 🚶Murowaniec to Zakopane hike
🚌Zakopane ul. Balzera Nosal to Tatranská Lomnica bus (Times >)
🚄Tatranská Lomnica to Stary Smokovec train
🚄Stary Smokovec to Štrbské Pleso train
(Book >)
Dep: 15:12
Dep: 16:34
Dep: 17:01
Arr: 16:27
Arr: 16:48
Arr: 17:42
🏨Štrbské Pleso rental (Book >) All properties >
Start the day with a lovely hike back to Zakopane. Enjoy a well-earned spa in your hotel. The hotel is a short walk from the train station.
7 🚶Štrbské Pleso to Popradske Pleso hike Hike takes about 1hr 30 🏨Hotel Horsky (Book >)
Easy walk along a wide track to this basic but well-located lakeside hotel. Shop for food and drink for the hike in Strbske Pleso.
8 🚶Popradske Pleso to Zamkovského chata hike Hike takes about 7hrs 🏨Zamkovského chata (Book >)
Long hike. The direct route is fairly precipitous and so you may wish to take the train to Vyšné Hágy and walk up to Sliezsky dom where you can pick up the trail again to Zamkovského chata. Mountain huts offer good value, plentiful meals saving you the effort of carrying too much food.
9 🚶Zamkovského chata to Tatranská Lomnica hike
🚄Tatranská Lomnica to Poprad train
🚄Poprad to Spišské Tomášovce train (Book>)
Dep: 15:35 Arr:
15:54
🏨Soludus-Spišský ľudový dom (Book >)
You’ll end this morning’s walk at Stanica lanovky Štart cable car station from where you can get a ride up to Lomnický štít. It’s a 30 min walk along quiet roads to Čingov.
10 Embark on an adventure along the gorges, up the ladders and through the woods and meadows of Slovak Paradise National Park. Get a map of the park from the Ĉingov tourist office before you depart.
11 🚄Spišské Tomášovce to Poprad train
🚄Poprad to Bratislava train
(Book >)
Dep: 11:04
Dep: 11:33
Arr: 11:26
Arr: 16:07
🏨CHORS Like a hotel (Book >) All hostels >
Acquaint yourself with the winding streets of the Old Town where you’ll find former palaces and photogenic architecture. Book ahead to see the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra at the National Theatre.
12 Take part in a free walking tour which will take in the Blue Church, St Michael’s Tower, Hlavne Namestie, the old town hall and St. Martin’s Cathedral. Although free walking tours are free, don’t forget to tip at the end if you enjoyed your experience.
13 ✈Bratislava to Home (Book >) Dep: 21:10 Arr: 22:25 Connect this Poland and Slovakia itinerary with the Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria itinerary
Visit Bratislava castle for top views and pretty gardens. If time, take the bus to Hrad castle.

🇲🇹 MALTA

Valletta, Malta - Malta itineraryEnjoy a short break to the islands of Malta and Gozo. Experience Malta’s fascinating history, perfect beaches and pretty towns and cities. Click for Luxury, Mid-range or Budget.

Here’s your Malta itinerary:

Luxury Mdina, Malta
1 ✈To Valletta (Book >) Dep: Afternoon Arr: Evening 🏨Casa Ellul (Book >) All hotels >
Visit this site for Malta and Gozo bus routes.
2 Admire the views from the Barrakka Gardens then visit the fascinating Church of St Paul’s Shipwreck. The Manoel Theatre is most beautiful on the inside – book tickets ahead here.
3 30 mins by bus, Rabat must-sees include St Paul’s Church and Catacombs. Bus 81 to the spectacular Dingli cliffs. Walk 3 hrs to Blue Grotto if feeling fit. Bus 38 or 138 to Valletta. There aren’t any restrooms on the walk to Blue Grotto so go prepared!
4 🚌Valletta to Gozo bus (San Lawrenz) Dep: 10:00 Arr: 12:30 🏨Kempinski(Book >) All hotels >
Enjoy the excellent hotel spa facilities. Take bus 41 or 42 to the Cirkewwa ferry. Take Gozo bus 25 to Victoria, then bus 91 to San Lawrenz.
5 Hike from the hotel up Ta’ Dbieġi and then down to the Ta’ Pinu church. Continue on through Gharb, past the salt pans and return by bus from Marsalforn. Piece together your hike with help from the excellent Visit Gozo website.
6 Walk down to Dwerja and take a boat trip out to the Blue Hole. Keep an eye on the weather, you may wish to take the boat trip on a day when the waves aren’t high.
7 🚌Gozo to Valletta bus Dep: 07:10 Arr: 09:55 🏨Casa Ellul (Book >) All hotels >
We thought we’d save the best ’til last; the National War Museum and St John’s Cathedral – a true masterpiece. Pastizzi are delicious – and cheap – snacks to enjoy on the go.
8 Take bus 27, 127, 427 or 627 to the beautiful fishing village of Marsaxlokk. The Marsaxlokk fish market happens on Sunday.
9 ✈Valletta to Home Dep: Morning Arr: Afternoon Connect this Malta itinerary with the Italy itinerary
Book your transfer back to the airport
Mid-range Gozo
1 ✈To Valletta (Book >) Dep: Afternoon Arr: Evening 🏨Paulos Boutique Hotel (Book >) All hotels >
Visit this site for Malta and Gozo bus routes.
2 Admire the views from the Barrakka Gardens then visit the fascinating Church of St Paul’s Shipwreck. The Manoel Theatre is most beautiful on the inside – book tickets ahead here.
3 30 mins by bus, Rabat must-sees include St Paul’s Church and Catacombs. Bus 81 to the spectacular Dingli cliffs. Walk 3 hrs to Blue Grotto if feeling fit. Bus 38 or 138 to Valletta. There aren’t any restrooms on the walk to Blue Grotto so go prepared!
4 🚌Valletta to Gozo bus (San Lawrenz) Dep: 10:00 Arr: 12:30 🏨Kempinski(Book >) All hotels >
Enjoy the excellent hotel spa facilities. Take bus 41 or 42 to the Cirkewwa ferry. Take Gozo bus 25 to Victoria, then bus 91 to San Lawrenz.
5 Hike from the hotel up Ta’ Dbieġi and then down to the Ta’ Pinu church. Continue on through Gharb, past the salt pans and return by bus from Marsalforn. Piece together your hike with help from the excellent Visit Gozo website.
6 Walk down to Dwerja and take a boat trip out to the Blue Hole. Keep an eye on the weather, you may wish to take the boat trip on a day when the waves aren’t high.
7 🚌Gozo to Valletta bus Dep: 07:10 Arr: 09:55 🏨Paulos Boutique Hotel (Book >) All hotels >
We thought we’d save the best ’til last; the National War Museum and St John’s Cathedral – a true masterpiece. Pastizzi are delicious – and cheap – snacks to enjoy on the go.
8 Take bus 27, 127, 427 or 627 to the beautiful fishing village of Marsaxlokk. The Marsaxlokk fish market happens on Sunday.
9 ✈Valletta to Home Dep: Morning Arr: Afternoon Connect this Malta itinerary with the Italy itinerary
Book your transfer back to the airport
Budget Valletta, Malta
1 ✈To Valletta (Book >) Dep: Afternoon Arr: Evening 🏨Palazzo Sant Ursula (Book >) All hostels >
Visit this site for Malta and Gozo bus routes.
2 Admire the views from the Barrakka Gardens then visit the fascinating Church of St Paul’s Shipwreck. The Manoel Theatre is most beautiful on the inside – book tickets ahead here.
3 30 mins by bus, Rabat must-sees include St Paul’s Church and Catacombs. Bus 81 to the spectacular Dingli cliffs. Walk 3 hrs to Blue Grotto if feeling fit. Bus 38 or 138 to Valletta. There aren’t any restrooms on the walk to Blue Grotto so go prepared!
4 🚌Valletta to Gozo bus (Xlendi) Dep: 10:00 Arr: 12:30 🏨Sea Star Apartments (Book >) All hostels >
Xlendi is pronounced SHLEN-dee. Take bus 41 or 42 to the Cirkewwa ferry. Take Gozo bus 25 to Victoria, then bus 91 to San Lawrenz.
5 Take a bus to Victoria then another to Marsalforn for a walk past salt pans to Gharb and the Ta’ Pinu church. Bus back from San Lawrenz. Piece together your hike with help from the excellent Visit Gozo website.
6 Walk down to Dwerja and take a boat trip out to the Blue Hole. Keep an eye on the weather, you may wish to take the boat trip on a day when the waves aren’t high.
7 🚌Gozo to Valletta bus Dep: 07:10 Arr: 09:55 🏨Two Pillows Boutique Hostel  (Book >) All hostels >
We thought we’d save the best ’til last; the National War Museum and St John’s Cathedral – a true masterpiece. Pastizzi are delicious – and cheap – snacks to enjoy on the go.
8 Take bus 27, 127, 427 or 627 to the beautiful fishing village of Marsaxlokk. The Marsaxlokk fish market happens on Sunday.
9 ✈Valletta to Home Dep: Morning Arr: Afternoon Connect this Malta itinerary with the Italy itinerary
Express buses X1, X2, X3 and X4 run to the airport.

🇫🇷🇦🇩 SOUTHERN FRANCE & ANDORRA

Carcassonne - France & Andorra itineraryI’ve packed a lot in to this France & Andorra itinerary, which takes in the best of Aude, Occitanie, the Pyrénées-Orientales, Andorra and even a slice of Catalonia. Click for Luxury, Mid-range or Budget.

Here’s your Southern France and Andorra itinerary:

Luxury Toulouse, France
1 ✈To Toulouse (Book >) Dep: Evening Arr: Evening 🏨Pullman Toulouse Center (Book >) All hotels >
Recommended flight times are for those wanting to depart after work.
2 Couvent des Jacbons is a magnificent place to visit. Take in the city’s beautiful squares and visit Pont Neuf during the day and see it lit up at night. Pre-book a transfer from the airport.
3 🚌Toulouse to Andorra La Vella bus (Book >) Dep: 10:30 Arr: 14:15 🏨Andorra Park Hotel (Book >) All hotels >
Contrast the sedate Old Town (take a tour of Casa de la Vall) with the shopping buzz of Meritxell Avenue. VAT is incredibly low in Andorra so leave space if you want to stock up!
4 🚌Andorra La Vella to Soldeu bus (Bus L3) Dep: Every 20 mins Arr: 25 mins later 🏨Sport Hotel Hermitage & Spa (Book >) All hotels >
Head for the hills opposite your hotel – this is excellent hiking and biking country. Your hotel has one of the best spas we’ve seen – perfect for resting weary legs.
5 Dedicate today to a long hike/bike up Vall d’Incles to the Estany Primer de Juclar lake and beyond to the French border if you have the energy. Take plenty of food and water as there isn’t anywhere to resupply along the route.
6 🚌Soldeu to Andorra La Vella bus
🚌Andorra La Vella to La Seu d’Urgell bus (Book >)
🚌La Seu d’Urgell to Puigcerdà bus(Book >)
Dep: Any time
Dep: 15:00
Dep: 15:54
Arr: 25 mins later
Arr: 15:33
Arr: 16:52
🏨Villa Paulita (Book >) All hotels >
Climb to the top of Puigcerda bell tower then stroll around the lake at sunset. The Tourist Office in the bell tower can tell you if the Yellow Train is running.
7 🚌Bourg Madame to Font Romeu bus (Times >)
🚄Font Romeu to Villefranche train (Book >)
🚄Villefranche to Perpignan (Book >)
Dep: 15:46

Dep: 16:51

Dep: 18:45

Arr: 16:18

Arr: 18:27

Arr: 19:33

🏨Mas Latour Lavail (Book >) All hotels >
The Tet Valley is today’s star, best seen from the train or bus. If you take the bus and arrive early into Perpignan then enjoy its Old Town and nearby beaches. If the Yellow Train isn’t running then you can travel from Bourg Madame to Perpignan for €1 on local bus.
8 🚄Perpignan to Narbonne train
(Book >)
🚄Narbonne to Carcassonne train (Book >)
Dep: 13:17

Dep: 16:32

Arr: 14:03

Arr: 17:02

🏨Hotel de la Cite (Book >) All hotels >
Narbonne’s cathedral is spectacular – don’t miss it, along with the canal and section of the Roman Via Domitia. Walk across the Via Domitia for excellent views of the citadel.
9 Spend at least 2 hours exploring the ramparts and Château Comtal, soak up the atmosphere in a café within the walls. Top quality produce can be bought from the Place Carnot market on Tue, Thu and Sat.
10 ✈Carcassonne to home (Book >) Dep: Afternoon Arr: Evening Connect this Southern France and Andorra itinerary with the France itinerary or Andalucia itinerary
Visit the ‘new’ part of the city and walk along Canal du Midi.
Mid-range Andorra
1 ✈To Toulouse (Book >) Dep: Evening Arr: Evening 🏨Novotel Airport (Book >) All hotels >
Recommended flight times are for those wanting to depart after work.
2 Couvent des Jacbons is a magnificent place to visit. Take in the city’s beautiful squares and visit Pont Neuf during the day and see it lit up at night. Pre-book a transfer from the airport.
3 🚌Toulouse to Andorra La Vella bus (Book >) Dep: 10:30 Arr: 14:15 🏨NH Hesperia (Book >) All hotels >
Contrast the sedate Old Town (take a tour of Casa de la Vall) with the shopping buzz of Meritxell Avenue. VAT is incredibly low in Andorra so leave space if you want to stock up!
4 🚌Andorra La Vella to Soldeu (Bus L3) bus Dep: Every 20 mins Arr: 25 mins later 🏨Sport Hotel Village (Book >) All hotels >
Head for the hills opposite your hotel – this is excellent hiking and biking country. Your hotel gives you access to the spa across the road – perfect for resting weary legs.
5 Dedicate today to a long hike/bike up Vall d’Incles to the Estany Primer de Juclar lake and beyond to the French border if you have the energy. Take plenty of food and water as there isn’t anywhere to resupply along the route.
6 🚌Soldeu to Andorra La Vella bus
🚌Andorra La Vella to La Seu d’Urgell bus (Book >)
🚌La Seu d’Urgell to Puigcerdà bus (Book >)
Dep: Any time
Dep: 15:00
Dep: 15:54
Arr: 25 mins later
Arr: 15:33
Arr: 16:52
🏨Villa Paulita (Book >) All hotels >
Climb to the top of Puigcerda bell tower then stroll around the lake at sunset. The Tourist Office in the bell tower can tell you if the Yellow Train is running.
7 🚌Bourg Madame to Font Romeu bus(Times >)
🚄Font Romeu to Villefranche train (Book >)
🚄Villefranche to Perpignan train (Book >)
Dep: 15:46

Dep: 16:51

Dep: 18:45

Arr: 16:18

Arr: 18:27

Arr: 19:33

🏨Campanile Perpignan Centre (Book >) All hotels >
The Tet Valley is today’s star, best seen from the train or bus. If you take the bus and arrive early into Perpignan then enjoy its Old Town and nearby beaches. If the Yellow Train isn’t running then you can travel from Bourg Madame to Perpignan for €1 on local bus.
8 🚄Perpignan to Narbonne train
(Book >)
🚄Narbonne to Carcassonne train (Book >)
Dep: 13:17

Dep: 16:32

Arr: 14:03

Arr: 17:02

🏨Hotel des Trois Couronnes (Book >) All hotels >
Narbonne’s cathedral is spectacular – don’t miss it, along with the canal and section of the Roman Via Domitia. We’ve picked this hotel for its view of the Citadel, if you want to stay in the action then Hotel de la Cite is a luxury option, or Hotel Le Donjon for a smaller budget.
9 Spend at least 2 hours exploring the ramparts and Château Comtal, soak up the atmosphere in a café within the walls. Top quality produce can be bought from the Place Carnot market on Tue, Thu and Sat.
10 ✈Carcassonne to home (Book >) Dep: Afternoon Arr: Evening Connect this Southern France and Andorra itinerary with the France itinerary or Andalucia itinerary
Visit the ‘new’ part of the city and walk along Canal du Midi.
Budget Narbonne, France
1 ✈To Toulouse (Book >) Dep: Evening Arr: Evening 🏨La Petite Auberge de Saint-Sernin  (Book >) All hostels >
Recommended flight times are for those wanting to depart after work.
2 Couvent des Jacbons is a magnificent place to visit. Take in the city’s beautiful squares and visit Pont Neuf during the day and see it lit up at night. Pre-book a transfer from the airport.
3 🚌Toulouse to Andorra La Vella bus (Book >) Dep: 10:30 Arr: 14:15 🏨Hôtel Font del Marge (Book >) All hostels >
Contrast the sedate Old Town (take a tour of Casa de la Vall) with the shopping buzz of Meritxell Avenue. VAT is incredibly low in Andorra so leave space if you want to stock up!
4 🚌Andorra La Vella to Soldeu bus (Bus L3) Dep: Every 20 mins Arr: 25 mins later 🏨Hotel Galanthus & Spa (Book >) All hotels >
Head for the hills opposite your hotel – this is excellent hiking and biking country. Bikes can be hired from the gondola lift building.
5 Dedicate today to a long hike/bike up Vall d’Incles to the Estany Primer de Juclar lake and beyond to the French border if you have the energy. Take plenty of food and water as there isn’t anywhere to resupply along the route.
6 🚌Soldeu to Andorra La Vella bus
🚌Andorra La Vella to La Seu d’Urgell bus (Book >)
🚌La Seu d’Urgell to Puigcerdà bus (Book >)
Dep: Any time
Dep: 15:00
Dep: 15:54
Arr: 25 mins later
Arr: 15:33
Arr: 16:52
🏨Hotel Parada (Book >) All hotels >
Climb to the top of Puigcerda bell tower then stroll around the lake at sunset. The Tourist Office in the bell tower can tell you if the Yellow Train is running.
7 🚌Bourg Madame to Font Romeu bus (Times >)
🚄Font Romeu to Villefranche train (Book >)
🚄Villefranche to Perpignan train (Book >)
Dep: 15:46

Dep: 16:51

Dep: 18:45

Arr: 16:18

Arr: 18:27

Arr: 19:33

🏨Myperpignan (Book >) All hostels >
The Tet Valley is today’s star, best seen from the train or bus. If you take the bus and arrive early into Perpignan then enjoy its Old Town and nearby beaches. If the Yellow Train isn’t running then you can travel from Bourg Madame to Perpignan for €1 on local bus.
8 🚄Perpignan to Narbonne train
(Book >)
🚄Narbonne to Carcassonne train (Book >)
Dep: 13:17

Dep: 16:32

Arr: 14:03

Arr: 17:02

🏨Millett Guesthouse (Book >) All hostels >
Narbonne’s cathedral is spectacular – don’t miss it, along with the canal and section of the Roman Via Domitia. If you’d like to pay a little more to stay in the citadel then we can recommend Hotel Le Donjon.
9 Spend at least 2 hours exploring the ramparts and Château Comtal, soak up the atmosphere in a café within the walls. Top quality produce can be bought from the Place Carnot market on Tue, Thu and Sat.
10 ✈Carcassonne to home (Book >) Dep: Afternoon Arr: Evening Connect this Southern France and Andorra itinerary with the France itinerary or Andalucia itinerary
Visit the ‘new’ part of the city and walk along Canal du Midi.

🇭🇷🇲🇪 CROATIA & MONTENEGRO

Kotor, Montenegro - Croatia & Montenegro itineraryA packed 15 days of ancient cities, mountainous national parks, sunny islands and stunning, secluded beaches. Click for Luxury, Mid-range or Budget.

Here’s your Croatia & Montenegro itinerary:

Luxury Durmitor, Montenegro
1 ✈To Dubrovnik (Book >) Dep: Afternoon Arr: Evening 🏨Hilton Imperial  (Book >) All hotels >
Private transfers from the airport take 35 mins .
2 Lose yourself in the Old Town streets then take a 2km walk along the city walls. Walk or take a cable car up the hill overlooking the city The tourist crowds tend to dissipate in the early evening.
3 🚌Dubrovnik to Kotor bus (Book >) Dep: 11:00 Arr: 13:00 🏨Hotel Vardar (Book >) All hotels >
Explore the winding streets but save energy for walking the incredible ramparts to the Castle Of San Giovanni. Take plenty to drink with you on your climb to the castle, although there are a few people selling drinks from coolers.
4 🚌Kotor to Žabljak bus (Book >) Dep: 09:40 Arr: 13:30 🏨Hotel Soa (Book >) All hotels >
Walk to and around the beautiful Crno Jezero. Entry to Durmitor National Park is €3.
5 Full day for hiking in Durmitor National Park. This is a good map for working out which route to take.
6 🚌Žabljak to Kotor bus (Book >) Dep: 17:55 Arr: 21:45 🏨Hotel Vardar (Book >) All hotels >
Embark on a rafting adventure down the Tara River Canyon before heading back to Kotor. Learn a few Montenegrin words to bond with your guide.
7 Relax in the ancient streets of Kotor, take a boat trip out to Our Lady of the Rock island. See the streets in early morning or evening to avoid cruise crowds.
8 🚌Kotor to Dubrovnik bus (Book >) Dep: 10:10 Arr: 12:30 🏨Hilton Imperial (Book >) All hotels >
War Photo Limited has an excellent collection of images from the War of Independence. Find peace in the Franciscan Monastery. Arrive at Buza Bar early to get a prime seat for sunset.
9 🚌Dubrovnik to Mostar bus (Book >) Dep: 08:00 Arr: 11:40 🏨Villa Anri (Book >) All hotels >
Stari Most is the main attraction of Mostar, but the old city and Koskin-Mehmed Pasha’s Mosque are worth spending time in too. Pay a (pro!) bridge diver to plunge into the Neretva River.
10 🚌Mostar to Split bus (Book >) Dep: 12:50 Arr: 17:00 🏨Piazza Heritage Hotel (Book >) All hotels >
In Mostar seek out Neretva Hotel and reflect on the ravages of war. Spend this evening and tomorrow morning exporing Diocletian’s Palace in Split. Luka Ice Cream & Cakes in Split offers the most delicious ice cream you’re ever likely to taste (probably the highlight of this Croatia & Montenegro itinerary).
11 ⛴️Split to Hvar ferry (Book >) Dep: 10:30 Arr: 11:35 🏨Hotel Amfora (Book >) All hotels >
You’ll be based on the main island of Hvar where you have the benefit of enjoying the old town, being in walking distance of lovely beaches and short boats rides to exquisite islands. Hvar town comes alive at night when it’s much cooler.
12-14 Small boats for nearby islands leave from the harbour.
15 ⛴️Hvar to Split ferry (Book >)
✈Split to Home (Book >)
Dep: 11:30
Dep: Afternoon
Arr: 12:05
Arr: Evening
Connect this Croatia and Montenegro itinerary with the Slovenia and Croatia itinerary
Time for one more ice cream at Luka’s?
Mid-range Dubrovnik, Croatia
1 ✈To Dubrovnik (Book >) Dep: Afternoon Arr: Evening 🏨Apartments Martecchini (Book >) All hotels >
Private transfers from the airport take 35 mins .
2 Lose yourself in the Old Town streets then take a 2km walk along the city walls. Walk or take a cable car up the hill overlooking the city The tourist crowds tend to dissipate in the early evening.
3 🚌Dubrovnik to Kotor bus (Book >) Dep: 11:00 Arr: 13:00 🏨Hotel Cattaro (Book >) All hotels >
Explore the winding streets but save energy for walking the incredible ramparts to the Castle Of San Giovanni. Take plenty to drink with you on your climb to the castle, although there are a few people selling drinks from coolers.
4 🚌Kotor to Žabljak bus (Book >) Dep: 09:40 Arr: 13:30 🏨Hotel Soa (Book >) All hotels >
Walk to and around the beautiful Crno Jezero. Entry to Durmitor National Park is €3.
5 Full day for hiking in Durmitor National Park. This is a good map for working out which route to take.
6 🚌Žabljak to Kotor bus (Book >) Dep: 17:55 Arr: 21:45 🏨Hotel Cattaro (Book >) All hotels >
Embark on a rafting adventure down the Tara River Canyon before heading back to Kotor. Learn a few Montenegrin words to bond with your guide.
7 Relax in the ancient streets of Kotor, take a boat trip out to Our Lady of the Rock island. See the streets in early morning or evening to avoid cruise crowds.
8 🚌Kotor to Dubrovnik bus (Book >) Dep: 10:10 Arr: 12:30 🏨Apartments Martecchini (Book >) All hotels >
War Photo Limited has an excellent collection of images from the War of Independence. Find peace in the Franciscan Monastery. Arrive at Buza Bar early to get a prime seat for sunset.
9 🚌Dubrovnik to Mostar bus (Book >) Dep: 08:00 Arr: 11:40 🏨Pension Cardak (Book >) All hotels >
Stari Most is the main attraction of Mostar, but the old city and Koskin-Mehmed Pasha’s Mosque are worth spending time in too. Pay a (pro!) bridge diver to plunge into the Neretva River.
10 🚌Mostar to Split bus (Book >) Dep: 12:50 Arr: 17:00 🏨Hotel Vestibul Palace (Book >) All hotels >
In Mostar seek out Neretva Hotel and reflect on the ravages of war. Spend this evening and tomorrow morning exporing Diocletian’s Palace in Split. Luka Ice Cream & Cakes in Split offers the most delicious ice cream you’re ever likely to taste (probably the highlight of this Croatia & Montenegro itinerary).
11 ⛴️Split to Hvar ferry (Book >) Dep: 10:30 Arr: 11:35 🏨Hotel Amfora (Book >) All hotels >
You’ll be based on the main island of Hvar where you have the benefit of enjoying the old town, being in walking distance of lovely beaches and short boats rides to exquisite islands. Hvar town comes alive at night when it’s much cooler.
12-14 Small boats for nearby islands leave from the harbour.
15 ⛴️Hvar to Split ferry (Book >)
✈Split to Home (Book >)
Dep: 11:30
Dep: Afternoon
Arr: 12:05
Arr: Evening
Connect this Croatia and Montenegro itinerary with the Slovenia and Croatia itinerary
Time for one more ice cream at Luka’s?
Budget Hvar, Croatia
1 ✈To Dubrovnik (Book >) Dep: Afternoon Arr: Evening 🏨Dubrovnik Old Town Hostel (Book >) All hostels >
Private transfers from the airport take 35 mins.
2 Lose yourself in the Old Town streets then take a 2km walk along the city walls. Walk or take a cable car up the hill overlooking the city The tourist crowds tend to dissipate in the early evening.
3 🚌Dubrovnik to Kotor bus (Book >) Dep: 11:00 Arr: 13:00 🏨Pupa Hostel (Book >) All hostels >
Explore the winding streets but save energy for walking the incredible ramparts to the Castle Of San Giovanni. Take plenty to drink with you on your climb to the castle, although there are a few people selling drinks from coolers.
4 🚌Kotor to Žabljak bus (Book >) Dep: 09:40 Arr: 13:30 🏨Hostel Hikers Den (Book >) All hostels >
Walk to and around the beautiful Crno Jezero. Entry to Durmitor National Park is €3.
5 Full day for hiking in Durmitor National Park. This is a good map for working out which route to take.
6 🚌Žabljak to Kotor bus (Book >) Dep: 17:55 Arr: 21:45 🏨Pupa Hostel (Book >) All hostels >
Embark on a rafting adventure down the Tara River Canyon before heading back to Kotor. Learn a few Montenegrin words to bond with your rafting guide.
7 Relax in the ancient streets of Kotor, take a boat trip out to Our Lady of the Rock island. See the streets in early morning or evening to avoid cruise crowds.
8 🚌Kotor to Dubrovnik bus (Book >) Dep: 10:10 Arr: 12:30 🏨Dubrovnik Old Town Hostel (Book >) All hostels >
War Photo Limited has an excellent collection of images from the War of Independence. Find peace in the Franciscan Monastery. Arrive at Buza Bar early to get a prime seat for sunset.
9 🚌Dubrovnik to Mostar bus (Book >) Dep: 08:00 Arr: 11:40 🏨Hostel Balkaneros (Book >) All hostels >
Stari Most is the main attraction of Mostar, but the old city and Koskin-Mehmed Pasha’s Mosque are worth spending time in too. Pay a (pro!) bridge diver to plunge into the Neretva River.
10 🚌Mostar to Split bus (Book >) Dep: 12:50 Arr: 17:00 🏨Exclusive Centre (Book >) All hostels >
In Mostar seek out Neretva Hotel and reflect on the ravages of war. Spend this evening and tomorrow morning exporing Diocletian’s Palace in Split. Luka Ice Cream & Cakes in Split offers the most delicious ice cream you’re ever likely to taste.
11 ⛴️Split to Hvar ferry (Book >) Dep: 10:30 Arr: 11:35 🏨Dink’s Place (Book >) All hostels >
You’ll be based on the main island of Hvar where you have the benefit of enjoying the old town, being in walking distance of lovely beaches and short boats rides to exquisite islands. Hvar town comes alive at night when it’s much cooler.
12-14 Small boats for nearby islands leave from the harbour.
15 ⛴️Hvar to Split ferry (Book >)
✈Split to Home (Book >)
Dep: 11:30
Dep: Afternoon
Arr: 12:05
Arr: Evening
Connect this Croatia and Montenegro itinerary with the Slovenia and Croatia itinerary
Time for one more ice cream at Luka’s?

🇦🇹🇩🇪 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
(Book >)
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
(Book >)
🚄Jenbach to Mayrhofen train
(Book >)
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
(Book >)
🚄 Jenbach to Salzburg train
(Book >)
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
(Book >)
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
(Book >)
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
(Book >)
🚄Jenbach to Mayrhofen train
(Book >)
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
(Book >)
🚄 Jenbach to Salzburg train
(Book >)
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
(Book >)
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
(Book >)
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
(Book >)
🚄Jenbach to Mayrhofen train
(Book >)
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
(Book >)
🚄 Jenbach to Salzburg train
(Book >)
Dep: 08:15

Dep: 09:31

Arr: 09:06

Arr: 11:00

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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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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.
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Stroll around the English Garden and watch the surfers at the Eisbach Wave.