16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Drive
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Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Novalja, Croatia
— 1 night
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bled, Slovenia
— 1 day
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Trieste, Italy
— 2 nights
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Piran, Slovenia
— 1 night
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 3 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to War Photo Limited and The Franciscan Church and Monastery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Dubrovnik City Walls and Minceta Fortress. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola, take in the spiritual surroundings of Synagogue, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Dubrovnik Beer Company.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Dubrovnik journey planner.

Washington, USA to Dubrovnik is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. July in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Mostar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Art Studio Pandur, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque, then explore the galleries of Old Bridge Museum, then browse the exhibits of Bosnaseum, and finally examine the collection at War Photo Exhibition.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Mostar trip maker site.

Drive from Dubrovnik to Mostar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. While traveling from Dubrovnik, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Mostar, ranging from highs of 92°F to lows of 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Split.

Things to do in Mostar

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Split, Croatia

— 2 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 21st (Wed), appreciate the history behind Cathedral of Saint Domnius, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Roko, get engrossed in the history at Split Archaeological Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic, then examine the collection at Froggyland, and finally don't miss a visit to Split Synagogue.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Split trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Mostar to Split by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Mostar in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Split, with lows of 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Novalja.

Things to do in Split

Museums · Historic Sites

Novalja, Croatia

— 1 night
Novalja is a town in the north of the island of Pag in the Croatian part of Adriatic Sea. On the 22nd (Thu), stop by Sirana Gligora, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Šimuni Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cista Beach, and finally explore the ancient world of Caska Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): explore the ancient world of City Museum of Novalja - Roman Aqueduct and then enjoy the sand and surf at Zrce Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Novalja trip builder.

You can drive from Split to Novalja in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Novalja

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ljubljana, Slovenia

— 2 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): ponder the world of politics at Town Hall, get to know the fascinating history of Cankarjevo Nabrežje, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Nicholas, then take in the views from Triple Bridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Church of the Annunciation, and finally get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Contemporary History.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ljubljana tour itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Novalja to Ljubljana in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In July, daily temperatures in Ljubljana can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bled.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites · Museums

Bled, Slovenia

— 1 day
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): get great views at Ojstrica, then hike along Vintgar Gorge, then step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle, and finally fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bled vacation planner.

Drive from Ljubljana to Bled in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Bled sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Trieste.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trip

Trieste, Italy

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

Trieste is a charming old town with a quiet atmosphere often compared to eastern European cities.
On the 26th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Antonio Nuovo, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo del Municipio, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo del Governo, get a taste of the local shopping with Atelier Home Gallery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Synagogue of Trieste, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Santa Maria Assunta.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Trieste vacation maker site.

You can drive from Bled to Trieste in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Trieste when traveling from Bled in July, with lows around 69°F. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Piran.

Things to do in Trieste

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Piran, Slovenia

— 1 night
Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): do a tasting at Vinakoper, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Maurus, then kick back and relax at Strunjan Nature Reserve, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Marija Snežne Church.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Piran holiday maker site.

Traveling by car from Trieste to Piran takes an hour. In July, daytime highs in Piran are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Piran

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Venice, Italy

— 3 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Scuola Grande di San Rocco, wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, wander the streets of Cannaregio, don't miss a visit to Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, and finally snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Venice trip planning tool.

You can drive from Piran to Venice in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 67°F. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Island of Pag travel guide

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Beaches · Nightlife · Dance Clubs & Discos