12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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12 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Rijeka, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Zadar, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Ston, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Uzice, Serbia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
7
Bajina Basta, Serbia
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 45​min
8
Ilirska Bistrica, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Ljubljana, Slovenia

1
night
Rijeka, Croatia

Rijeka ©
Rijeka is the principal seaport and the third-largest city in Croatia (after Zagreb and Split). On the 27th (Thu), take a stroll through The town of Hum, then wander the streets of Volosko, then steep yourself in history at Crkva sv. Jurja mucenika, and finally explore the historical opulence of Trsat Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: sample the fine beverages at Aura Distillery, then explore the activities along Moscenicka Draga, then see the interesting displays at Peek & Poke Computer Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Korzo.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rijeka trip planner .

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Rijeka is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Ljubljana in June, Rijeka is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Zadar.

Things to do in Rijeka

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Opatija, The town of Hum, Aura Distillery
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Trsat Castle ©
Trsat Castle
Volosko ©
Volosko
The town of Hum ©
The town of Hum

1
night
Zadar, Croatia

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
On the 29th (Sat), make a trip to The Church of the Holy Cross, see the interesting displays at Archaeological Museum Zadar, explore the ancient world of Zadar Land City Gates, appreciate the extensive heritage of Narodni trg u Zadru, then pause for some serene contemplation at Zadar Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Church of St. Donat.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Zadar itinerary builder site .

Getting from Rijeka to Zadar by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rijeka in June since evenings lows in Zadar dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ston.

Things to do in Zadar

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

The Church of the Holy Cross
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The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross
Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat
Zadar Land City Gates ©
Zadar Land City Gates

1
night
Ston, Croatia

Ston ©
Ston is a village and municipality in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County of Croatia, located at the south of isthmus of the Pelješac peninsula. On the 30th (Sun), do a tasting at Milos Winery, do a tasting at Marlais Winery, see the interesting displays at Ston Salt Works, make a trip to Tvrđava Koruna, then delve into the distant past at Ston Old Town, and finally make a trip to Stonske zidine - Ulaz.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Ston trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Zadar to Ston in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In June in Ston, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Ston

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trip

Tvrđava Koruna
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Church, St. Nicholas ©
Church, St. Nicholas
Marlais Winery ©
Marlais Winery
Stonske zidine - Ulaz ©
Stonske zidine - Ulaz

3
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

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.
Vlaho Bukovac House and Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Kayaking & Canoeing and Island of Lokrum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dubrovnik: Cavtat (Church of Our Lady of the Snow & Cavtat Cemetery). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dominican Monastery, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and explore the ancient world of Minceta Fortress.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik trip maker website .

You can drive from Ston to Dubrovnik in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. While traveling from Ston, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Dubrovnik, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Trebinje.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Cavtat
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Cavtat Cemetery ©
Cavtat Cemetery

1
night
Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Trebinje ©
Trebinje is the southernmost municipality and city in Bosnia and Herzegovina. On the 4th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Temple of Holy Transfiguration of Our Lord, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tvrdoš Monastery, snap pictures at Arslanagica Bridge, then get to know the fascinating history of Trg Slobode, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nativity of the Virgin Cathedral, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Osman-Pasha.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Trebinje journey planner.

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Trebinje takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Trebinje are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Uzice.

Things to do in Trebinje

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Hercegovacka Gracanica ©
Hercegovacka Gracanica
Tvrdoš Monastery ©
Tvrdoš Monastery

1
night
Uzice, Serbia

Uzice ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Uzice's National Museum, steep yourself in history at Terzica avlija Ethno Park, and then Head underground at Potpecka Pecina.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Uzice travel planning site .

Traveling by car from Trebinje to Uzice takes 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bajina Basta.

Things to do in Uzice

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Potpecka Pecina
Highlights from your plan
Terzica avlija Ethno Park ©
Terzica avlija Ethno Park
Uzice's National Museum ©
Uzice's National Museum

1
night
Bajina Basta, Serbia

Bajina Basta ©
Bajina Bašta is a town and municipality located in the Zlatibor District of the western Serbia. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at One Year River - Reka Godina.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bajina Basta tour website .

Drive from Uzice to Bajina Basta in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Ilirska Bistrica.

Things to do in Bajina Basta

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
One Year River - Reka Godina ©
One Year River - Reka Godina

1
night
Ilirska Bistrica, Slovenia

Ilirska Bistrica ©
Ilirska Bistrica is a town in the Inner Carniola region of southwestern Slovenia. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): explore the galleries of Sneznik Castle Museum, explore the fascinating underground world of Krizna Jama Cave, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Cerknica Lake. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Masun Castle, then explore the historical opulence of Prem Castle, then step into the grandiose world of Predjama Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cerkev Zalostne Matere bozje.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ilirska Bistrica trip planner.

You can drive from Bajina Basta to Ilirska Bistrica in 8.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Bajina Basta in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Ilirska Bistrica. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ilirska Bistrica

Historic Sites Nature Museums

Side Trips

Cerknica Lake, Prem Castle, Krizna Jama Cave, Sneznik Castle Museum, Cerkev Zalostne Matere bozje
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Predjama Castle ©
Predjama Castle
Sneznik Castle Museum ©
Sneznik Castle Museum
Prem Castle ©
Prem Castle

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