18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Dubrovnik, Croatia
1
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Kotor, Montenegro
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Rovinj, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Bled, Slovenia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Ljubljana, Slovenia

3
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes City Harbor, Orlando Column, Cafe Buza, and other attractions you added. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Dubrovnik City Walls and Cavtat Old Town. Your inner history buff will appreciate Rector's Palace and Fort Imperial. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Island of Lokrum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Blaise, look for gifts at Skatulica, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sveti Jakov Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik road trip planning tool .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airport is Dubrovnik Airport. In April, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Kotor.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Cavtat
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Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum
Cavtat Old Town ©
Cavtat Old Town

3
nights
Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor ©
Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
You've added St. Tryphon Cathedral, Skoljke Boke, Stari Grad Kotor, and other attractions to your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela and Kotor’s Castle Of San Giovanni. Change things up with a short trip to Herceg Novi Old Town in Herceg-Novi (about 1 hour away). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of City Walls.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kotor trip maker tool .

Getting from Dubrovnik to Kotor by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Kotor are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Mostar.

Things to do in Kotor

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Spiljari, Skoljke Boke, Herceg Novi Old Town, R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, Lovcen National Park
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360 Monte ©
360 Monte
Stari Grad Kotor ©
Stari Grad Kotor
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela ©
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela

1
night
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
You've added Neretva River, Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar, Bregava River, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 28th (Tue), explore the activities along Bregava River, snap pictures at Old Bridge (Stari Most), then make a trip to Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Neretva River. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Blagaj tekija, then take a stroll through The historic urban site of Pocitelj, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Kravica.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Mostar road trip tool .

You can drive from Kotor to Mostar in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Mostar can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Split.

Things to do in Mostar

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bregava River, Kravica, The historic urban site of Pocitelj, Blagaj tekija
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Kravica ©
Kravica
Old Bridge (Stari Most) ©
Old Bridge (Stari Most)

3
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hilltop 15th Century Church of St. George in Old Town Primosten, Split Fish Market, Historic City of Trogir, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Kliška tvrđava. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Historic City of Trogir, then take in the dramatic scenery at National Park Krka Waterfalls, and then wander the streets of Riva Harbor.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Split trip planner.

You can drive from Mostar to Split in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Split are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Historic City of Trogir, National Park Krka Waterfalls, Hilltop 15th Century Church of St. George in Old Town Primosten, Church Of St. Roch
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir
Old Split ©
Old Split

1
night
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Maiden With The Seagull as well as Rastoke.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Plitvice Lakes National Park tour planner.

Traveling by car from Split to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rovinj.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Maiden With The Seagull, Rastoke
Highlights from your plan
Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Maiden With The Seagull ©
Maiden With The Seagull
Rastoke ©
Rastoke

3
nights
Rovinj, Croatia

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Pula's Marketplace, Hilltop Walled Ancient City of Motovun, Trevisol Street, and other attractions. Get some historical perspective at Old Town and Porec Old Town. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Amphitheatre de Pula and Euphrasius Basilica. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rovinj: Postojna (Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle), Eufrazijeva Street (in Porec) and Temple Of Augustus (in Pula). It doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Euphemia.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rovinj trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Rovinj in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Pula, Porec, Postojna, Hilltop Walled Ancient City of Motovun
Highlights from your plan
Postojna Cave ©
Postojna Cave
Old Town ©
Old Town
Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula

3
nights
Bled, Slovenia

Bled ©
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lake Bohinj, Vintgar Gorge, Bled Castle, and other attractions you added. Visit St. Martin's Parish Church and Radovljica Old Town for their historical value.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bled trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Rovinj to Bled by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Bled are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Bled

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Radovljica Old Town, Lake Bohinj
Highlights from your plan
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge
Bled Castle ©
Bled Castle
Bled Island ©
Bled Island

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