23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Istanbul, Turkey
Drive:  5 h 15 min
1
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
4
Budva, Montenegro
— 3 nights
Drive:  30 min
5
Kotor, Montenegro
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Mljet Island, Croatia
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8 h 30 min
8
Sutivan, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
9
Krka National Park, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
10
Pag, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5 h 45 min
11
Belgrade, Serbia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
End: Istanbul, Turkey

1
day
Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
On the 31st (Fri), see the sky in a new way at Muzeiko, admire the landmark architecture of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Sofia Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Sveti Nikolay, and finally appreciate the history behind Saint Sofia Monument.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sofia journey planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Sofia is an approximately 5- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Sofia. Traveling from Istanbul in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 17°C in Sofia. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Skopje.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Muzeiko ©
Muzeiko
Temple Sveti Nikolay ©
Temple Sveti Nikolay

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.
To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Skopje trip planner.

You can drive from Sofia to Skopje in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sofia to Skopje. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Ohrid.

Things to do in Skopje

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Old Bazaar, Skopje ©
Old Bazaar, Skopje
Memorial House of Mother Teresa ©
Memorial House of Mother Teresa

2
nights
Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia

Ohrid ©
Located on Lake Ohrid, the town of Ohrid earned the nickname Jerusalem of the Balkans because it was once home to 365 churches.
To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ohrid holiday app.

Drive from Skopje to Ohrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Skopje, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Ohrid, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Budva.

Things to do in Ohrid

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lake Ohrid ©
Lake Ohrid
St. Jovan Kaneo ©
St. Jovan Kaneo
Samoil's Fortress ©
Samoil's Fortress

3
nights
Budva, Montenegro

Budva ©
Montenegro's top tourist destination, Budva draws big crowds with its pulsating nightlife and sun-kissed beaches.
Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Mogren Beach, pause for some photo ops at Statua Ballerina, then don't miss a visit to Budva City Walls, then contemplate the long history of Citadel, and finally contemplate the long history of Altstadt (Old Town) Budva.

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

You can drive from Ohrid to Budva in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Ohrid in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Budva: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 20°C at night. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kotor.

Things to do in Budva

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ploce Beach, Jaz Beach
Highlights from your plan
Mogren Beach ©
Mogren Beach
Jaz Beach ©
Jaz Beach
Ploce Beach ©
Ploce Beach

2
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.
On the 6th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Castle Of San Giovanni, delve into the distant past at St. Tryphon Cathedral, make a trip to Our Lady of Health, examine the collection at Cats Museum, then don't miss a visit to Stari Grad Kotor, and finally admire the striking features of Sea Gate. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Cats of Kotor, get to know the fascinating history of City Walls, examine the collection at Kotor3DMuseum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nikola Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Luke, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Lapidarium in St. Michael's Church.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kotor travel route planner.

Kotor is very close to Budva. August in Kotor sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 20°C at night. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Spiljari, Kotor3DMuseum
Highlights from your plan
St. Tryphon Cathedral ©
St. Tryphon Cathedral
Bay of Kotor
Bay of Kotor
Stari Grad Kotor ©
Stari Grad Kotor

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls, then step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island, then look for gifts at Clara Stones, and finally take an in-depth tour of War Photo Limited. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik trip planner.

You can drive from Kotor to Dubrovnik in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Kotor in August, expect nights in Dubrovnik to be somewhat warmer, around 24°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Mljet Island.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Kayaking & Canoeing

4
nights
Mljet Island, Croatia

Mljet Island ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mljet Island: Orebic (Natura Antunovic & Trstenica Beach), St. Mary Island (in Mljet National Park) and Vino Spaleta (in Kuna Peljeska).

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Mljet Island fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Mljet Island in 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Mljet Island can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Thu) before leaving for Sutivan.

Things to do in Mljet Island

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Orebic, St. Mary Island, Vino Spaleta
Highlights from your plan
Mljet National Park ©
Mljet National Park
Trstenica Beach ©
Trstenica Beach
Vino Spaleta ©
Vino Spaleta

3
nights
Sutivan, Croatia

Sutivan ©
Sutivan is a town on the island of Brač, Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia. Change things up with these side-trips from Sutivan: The Island of Brac Museum - Skrip (in Skrip), Jaksic Gallery (in Donji Humac) and Nerezisca (Senjkovic Winery & Wine Tasting Brac & Olive Oil Brac). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Lovrecina Bay, explore the activities along Supetar Bay, pause for some serene contemplation at Parish church complex, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Supetar cemetery.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sutivan trip itinerary planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mljet Island to Sutivan. August in Sutivan sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Krka National Park.

Things to do in Sutivan

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Supetar, Skrip, Nerezisca, Postira, Jaksic Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Lovrecina Bay ©
Lovrecina Bay
Museum uja ©
Museum uja
Supetar cemetery ©
Supetar cemetery

2
nights
Krka National Park, Croatia

Krka National Park ©
To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Krka National Park trip planner.

Getting from Sutivan to Krka National Park by car takes about 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Krka National Park can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Pag.

Things to do in Krka National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Krka National Park, Krcic River
Highlights from your plan
Krka National Park ©
Krka National Park
Visovac Monastery ©
Visovac Monastery

2
nights
Pag, Croatia

Pag ©
On the 18th (Tue), kick back and relax at Simuni Beach. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Zrce Beach, make a trip to Rucica Beach, and then look for gifts at Sirana Gligora.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Pag trip planner.

Getting from Krka National Park to Pag by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Krka National Park in August, Pag is slightly colder at night with lows of 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Belgrade.

Things to do in Pag

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Novalja, Simuni Beach, Sirana Gligora
Highlights from your plan
Simuni Beach ©
Simuni Beach
Zrce Beach ©
Zrce Beach
Rucica Beach ©
Rucica Beach

2
nights
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Ada Ciganlija, take a stroll through Skadarlija, and then contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Belgrade trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Pag to Belgrade. In August in Belgrade, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Belgrade

Tours Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
Nikola Tesla Museum ©
Nikola Tesla Museum
Ada Ciganlija ©
Ada Ciganlija

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