17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
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Kotor, Montenegro
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Lumbarda, Croatia
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Split, Croatia
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Zadar, Croatia
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Zagreb, Croatia
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Sofia, Bulgaria

Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
You've now added Borisova Gradina to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): trot along with a tour on horseback, stop by Mladost, take in nature's colorful creations at Borisova Gradina, admire the landmark architecture of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, then take a stroll through Boyana Village, and finally visit Nadezhda. On the next day, take in the awesome beauty at Vitosha Mountain, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Banya Bashi Mosque, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St Petka of the Saddlers.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sofia itinerary maker website.

Madrid, Spain to Sofia is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Madrid in July; daily highs in Sofia reach 34°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Skopje.

Things to do in Sofia

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites
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A melting pot of cultures from Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Yugoslavian rule, Skopje serves as the nation's eclectic capital.
To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Skopje trip planner.

You can take a bus from Sofia to Skopje in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sofia to Skopje, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July in Skopje, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Skopje

Historic Sites · Wineries · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Old Bazaar, Skopje ©
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Old Bazaar, Skopje
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Brzanov Winery ©
Winery / Vineyard
Brzanov Winery
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Kotor, Montenegro

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 23rd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Our Lady of Health, appreciate the extensive heritage of Trg Sv. Tripuna, take in the exciting artwork at Namfleg, admire the landmark architecture of Piazza of the Arms, then examine the collection at Maritime Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Miločer Park. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manastir Svetog Francisa, step into the grandiose world of Castle Of San Giovanni, steep yourself in history at Kotor Old City, enjoy breathtaking views from Kampana Tower, then contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Kotor, and finally mingle with the ghosts of the past at Fort Vrmac - Old Austro-Hungarian Fortress.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kotor travel planning site.

Take a bus from Skopje to Kotor in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. July in Kotor sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 20°C at night. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

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Miločer Park ©
Must see
Miločer Park
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Kotor Old City
Must see
Kotor Old City
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Maritime Museum
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Maritime Museum
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Dubrovnik, Croatia

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): ponder the design of Nikola Mihanovic Fountain, browse the exhibits of Love Stories Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dominican Monastery, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Dubrovnik Beer Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Sveti Jakov Beach, step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island, steep yourself in history at Fort Lovrijenac, contemplate the long history of Fort Bokar, then see the interesting displays at Etnografski Muzej, and finally identify plant and animal life at Trsteno Arboretum.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik road trip planning tool.

You can take a bus from Kotor to Dubrovnik in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kotor in July, you will find days in Dubrovnik are little chillier (34°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lumbarda.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Side Trip

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Sveti Jakov Beach ©
Must see
Sveti Jakov Beach
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Lumbarda, Croatia

Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Bags by Kristina.

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Getting from Dubrovnik to Lumbarda by car takes about 3 hours. July in Lumbarda sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Mon) before leaving for Split.

Things to do in Lumbarda

Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

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Korcula Town Walls ©
Historic Site
Korcula Town Walls
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Split, Croatia

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Temple of Jupiter, admire the landmark architecture of Cindro Palace, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of St. Roch, then get engrossed in the history at Etnografski muzej Split, and finally don't miss a visit to Pjaca. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Marjan Park, learn about winemaking at Putalj Winery, explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, then take an in-depth tour of Split Archaeological Museum, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally appreciate the history behind Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Split trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lumbarda to Split takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Zadar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Spas

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Putalj Winery ©
Must see
Putalj Winery
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Galerija Mestrovic ©
Art Museum
Galerija Mestrovic
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Zadar, Croatia

Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Elias - St Elias Church, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Ancient Glass, and then step into the grandiose world of Fortica Castle. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to The Forum, contemplate the long history of Church of St. Donat, then explore the ancient world of Zadar Land City Gates, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay and other tourist information, go to the Zadar trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by bus from Split to Zadar takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Split in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Zadar, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Zadar

Historic Sites · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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Zagreb, Croatia

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Krapina Neanderthal Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marija Bistrica Church, don't miss a visit to Tunel Gric, see the interesting displays at Zagreb City Museum, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, and finally take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad).

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Zagreb vacation builder app.

Getting from Zadar to Zagreb by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Zadar in August, expect nights in Zagreb to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Museums · Historic Sites · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Atelier Mestrovic ©
Art Museum
Atelier Mestrovic
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