22 days in The Balkans Itinerary

22 days in The Balkans Itinerary

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22 days in The Balkans Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Kotor, Montenegro
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  1 h 45 min
4
Belgrade, Serbia
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
6
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
7
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  6 h
8
Lindos, Greece
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  9 h
End: Paris, France

3
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Take a break from the city and head to Dubovica and Milna. Get some cultural insight at Diocletian's Palace and Riva Harbor. Venture out of the city with trips to Hvar (Franciscan Monastery & Spanjola). It doesn't end there: tour the water at your own pace with Ilirio's Hvar Tours and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Split tour itinerary builder tool .

Paris, France to Split is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in June; daily highs in Split reach 32°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Hvar, Dubovica Beach
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Ilirio's Hvar Tours ©
Ilirio's Hvar Tours
Spanjola ©
Spanjola

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Walls of Dubrovnik and Rector's Palace. Bring the kids along to Pasjaca Beach and Sunj Beach. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Old Town, get interesting insight from Dubrovnik Daily Sailing, step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum, and view the masterpieces at Art by Stjepko.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik trip maker tool .

You can take a bus from Split to Dubrovnik in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kotor.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sunj Beach, Pasjaca Beach
Highlights from your plan
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town
Rector's Palace ©
Rector's Palace

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the architecture and atmosphere at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, and then explore the activities along Bay of Kotor.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kotor online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Kotor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in June, plan for little chillier nights in Kotor, with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Kotor

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela
Highlights from your plan
Bay of Kotor
Bay of Kotor
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela ©
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela

1
night
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
On the 11th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Ada Ciganlija, then contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan, then get a taste of the local shopping with Knez Mihailova, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save).

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Belgrade online travel planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Kotor to Belgrade takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Belgrade are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Skopje.

Things to do in Belgrade

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Ada Ciganlija ©
Ada Ciganlija
Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
St. Sava Temple ©
St. Sava Temple

1
night
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia

Skopje ©
A melting pot of cultures from Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Yugoslavian rule, Skopje serves as the nation's eclectic capital.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Matka and then wander the streets of Old Bazaar, Skopje.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Skopje visit planner.

You can drive from Belgrade to Skopje in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. June in Skopje sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Skopje

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lake Matka ©
Lake Matka
Old Bazaar, Skopje ©
Old Bazaar, Skopje

3
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Topkapi Palace and Kariye Museum (The Chora Church). Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica Cistern and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern Museum, look for gifts at Mısır Çarşısı, and steep yourself in history at Rumeli Fortress.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul journey maker website .

You can fly from Skopje to Istanbul in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Skopje to Istanbul. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Skopje in June: highs in Istanbul hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

4
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Museum-lovers will get to explore National Archaeological Museum and Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Plaka and Temple of Olympian Zeus. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Cycladic Art, explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, and wander the streets of Ermou Street.

To find maps and other tourist information, refer to the Athens trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Athens in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Athens is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Istanbul in June: high temperatures in Athens hover around 35°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

2
nights
Lindos, Greece

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Relax by the water at Lindos Beach and Agathi Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Village of Lindos and Acropolis of Lindos. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tsambika Beach.

Make your Lindos itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Athens to Lindos by combination of flight and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Lindos can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. On the 23rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lindos

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Tsambika Beach, Agathi Beach
Highlights from your plan
Village of Lindos ©
Village of Lindos
Lindos Beach ©
Lindos Beach
Agathi Beach ©
Agathi Beach

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