10 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

10 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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Fly to Sarajevo, Drive to Žabljak
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Žabljak, Montenegro
— 1 night
Drive
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Korcula Town, Croatia
— 1 night
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Ferry to Orebic, Ferry to Ploče, Drive to Omis
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Omis, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive
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Bled, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Žabljak, Montenegro

— 1 night
A trip to Zabljak takes you to the north of the country, a mountainous region that's as steeped in great scenery and views as it is in history and culture.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bobotov Kuk.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Žabljak attractions planner.

Prague, Czech Republic to Žabljak is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Žabljak

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
On the 19th (Sun), visit Old Town, then look for gifts at House of Nature, and then pause for some serene contemplation at The Franciscan Church and Monastery. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at War Photo Limited, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls, and then head off the coast to Lokrum Island.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Žabljak to Dubrovnik by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks · Museums

Korcula Town, Croatia

— 1 night
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): don't miss a visit to Atelier Abel, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral, take in the exciting artwork at Vapor gallery, then look for gifts at Boya Crayons Shop, then don't miss a visit to Zakerja Tower, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Korcula Town trip builder site.

Getting from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Korcula Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Omis.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Shopping · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Omis, Croatia

— 1 night
Omiš is a town and port in the Dalmatia region of Croatia, and is a municipality in the Split-Dalmatia County. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): look for gifts at Origin Croatian Cosmetics, go for a walk through St. Michael's Square, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally explore the historical opulence of Starigrad Fortress.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Omis trip planner.

Getting from Korcula Town to Omis by combination of ferry and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. July in Omis sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Omis

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

— 1 night
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
On the 23rd (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Plitvice Lakes National Park trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Omis to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Bled.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Bled, Slovenia

— 1 night
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): get outside with Ojstrica, get great views at Mala Osojnica, then stroll through Straža Bled, then step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle, and finally glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Bled tour planner.

Drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Bled in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. In July, daily temperatures in Bled can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails

Budapest, Hungary

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Danube

You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): enjoy some diversion at Budapest Shooting, then pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and finally shop like a local with Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Budapest trip planning app.

Drive from Bled to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Fun & Games

Montenegro travel guide

4.4
Historic Sites · Bodies of Water · Beaches
Whether you're in the mood to explore unspoiled nature, see historical sights, or soak in the Mediterranean atmosphere of beaches and parties, in Montenegro you can find everything within arm's reach. The Montenegrin coastline offers both large city beaches abundant with amenities, as well as peaceful fishing villages and secluded coves. Fortified old towns, medieval cathedrals, and monasteries are certain to satisfy history enthusiasts. Further inland are some of the nation's larger cities, as well as an abundance of opportunities for an active vacation. Wander off the beaten path, hike the mountains and canyons, and experience the traditional hospitality of villages where time seems to stand still. The national cuisine reflects the diversity of the landscape, including everything from fresh meat and dairy specialties, to a selection of seafood. The size of the country allows you to see a lot even during a short stay.

Croatia travel guide

4.4
Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.

Slovenia travel guide

4.2
Castles · Bodies of Water · Caves
Sunny Side of the Alps
From snowcapped Alpine peaks to sandy Adriatic beaches, a trip to Slovenia is like taking several vacations at once. Whatever the season, the country offers enticing natural attractions, all close at hand, including thick forests, scenic valleys, cave systems, waterfalls, lakes, and the Adriatic coast. For those seeking an active holiday, you'll fine an abundance of ski slopes, trails to hike, roads to bike, and rocks to climb. Pay a visit to some of Slovenia's spa resorts and take advantage of the fresh mountain air and thermal waters. Various castles, churches, and historical towns--many of which are fully preserved--tell stories of the country's past. In Slovenia's major cities, admire the architecture, explore the local arts, visit museums, and chat with the locals over a cup of coffee. Slovenian cuisine offers a blend of Alpine and Mediterranean tastes and is definitely worth trying, along with the country's wines.

Hungary travel guide

4.1
Historic Sites · Thermal Spas · Government Buildings
Breadbasket of Europe
Because tourism throughout the whole country is not as popular as in other European countries, much of the natural beauty of Hungary has not been developed or exploited. Visitors today are drawn to the unspoiled picturesque landscape, the capital metropolis surrounded by charming small towns and villages, and the plethora of thermal baths. The country's number of well-preserved archaeological ruins, castles, cathedrals, and medieval towns provide opportunities to those wanting a taste of European history. With the opportunity to explore both time-worn architecture and notable natural surroundings in every region, Hungary provides sightseeing opportunities with the amenities of traditional tourist destinations.