17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
Bus
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Kotor, Montenegro
— 2 nights
Drive
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Budva, Montenegro
— 2 nights
Drive
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Podgorica, Montenegro
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Tirana, Albania
— 2 nights
Fly
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Train
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
Train
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): steep yourself in history at Fort Lovrijenac and then step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island.

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London, UK to Dubrovnik is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from London in August, expect Dubrovnik to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Kotor, Montenegro

— 2 nights

Bride of the Adriatic Sea

Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): examine the collection at Cats Museum and then don't miss a visit to Kotor Old City. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nikola Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Luke, contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Kotor, then get outside with Viewing Point at the Road Kotor-Lovćen, and finally don't miss a visit to Njegoš Mausoleum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kotor travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Kotor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in August, plan for little chillier nights in Kotor, with lows around 20°C. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Budva.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Budva, Montenegro

— 2 nights
Montenegro's top tourist destination, Budva draws big crowds with its pulsating nightlife and sun-kissed beaches.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bečići Beach, steep yourself in history at Citadel, and then contemplate the long history of Budva Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Ploče Beach, then stroll through Jaz Beach, then pause for some photo ops at Ballet Dancer Statue, and finally kick back and relax at Mogren Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Budva trip maker website.

Budva is just a short distance from Kotor. August in Budva sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 20°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Sat) before leaving for Podgorica.

Things to do in Budva

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Podgorica, Montenegro

— 2 nights
One of Europe's most relaxed and newest capital cities, Podgorica sits on the confluence of two rivers, with two sides of it offering two different options for exploring.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): admire the local landmark of Old Fountain in Virpazar, then take a tour by water with Boat Milica, then take in the views from Virpazar Stone Bridge, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Partizans and Heroes of the World War II. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Lake Skadar, admire the sheer force of Montenegrin Niagara Falls, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ, and finally explore the activities along Morača River.

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Getting from Budva to Podgorica by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Podgorica

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Tirana, Albania

— 2 nights
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Skanderbeg Statue, examine the collection at Bektashi World Center, admire the landmark architecture of Enver Hoxha Pyramid, then brush up on your military savvy at BunkArt 2, and finally don't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Kruja Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Et`hem Bey Mosque, then take an in-depth tour of Muzeu Historik Kombetar, and finally make a trip to Clock Tower.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tirana trip planning website.

Getting from Podgorica to Tirana by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Tirana can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Tirana

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Budapest, Hungary

— 3 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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Dohány Street Synagogue.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Budapest journey planner.

Getting from Tirana to Budapest by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Tirana in August; daily highs in Budapest reach 32°C and lows reach 18°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sat) before leaving for Bratislava.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Shopping

Bratislava, Slovakia

— 2 nights

Beauty on the Danube

Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the views from Stary most, then appreciate the history behind Cumil, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Blue Church of St. Elizabeth.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bratislava route builder.

You can drive from Budapest to Bratislava in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. August in Bratislava sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Prague, Czech Republic

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, admire the striking features of Dancing House, take some stellar pictures from Petřín, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

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You can drive from Bratislava to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Bratislava in August: highs in Prague hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Tours