29 days in Europe Itinerary

29 days in Europe Itinerary

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Fly
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Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly
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Thessaloniki, Greece
— 1 night
Fly to Corfu, Ferry to Saranda
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Saranda, Albania
— 1 night
Ferry to Corfu, Fly to Venice
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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 4 nights
Drive
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 1 night
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Split, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kotor, Montenegro
— 2 nights
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 3 nights
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Athens, Greece

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get out of town with these interesting Athens side-trips: Archaeological Site Mycenae (in Mycenae) and Nafplio (Church of Agios Spyridonas & Nauplion Promenade). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, admire the natural beauty at National Garden, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Athens sightseeing planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Athens is an approximately 23-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Melbourne to Athens due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in August; daily highs in Athens reach 39°C and lows reach 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

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Thessaloniki, Greece

Mother of Israel

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, appreciate the history behind Arch of Galerius, then contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios, and finally make a trip to Aristotelous Square.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Thessaloniki day trip planner.

Getting from Athens to Thessaloniki by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Athens in August, Thessaloniki is slightly colder at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Saranda.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums · Historic Sites

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Saranda, Albania

A popular summer destination for its inexpensive accommodation and stony Mediterranean beaches, Saranda has become a favorite of both Albanian and foreign travelers.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): stroll through Pulebardha Beach and then surround yourself with nature on Saranda Jeep.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Saranda online trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Thessaloniki to Saranda in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. August in Saranda sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Saranda

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

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Venice, Italy

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel, Basilica of St. Anthony, &more) and Verona (Casa di Giulietta, Torre dei Lamberti, &more). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, browse the exhibits of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, and take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Venice travel planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Saranda to Venice takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Saranda to Venice due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Saranda in August, expect Venice to be slightly colder, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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Ljubljana, Slovenia

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ljubljana: Bled (Triglav National Park, Mala Osojnica, &more), Vintgar Gorge (in Zgornje Gorje) and Predjama Castle (in Postojna). It doesn't end there: Head underground at Škocjan Caves and walk around Tivoli Park.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana road trip website.

Drive from Venice to Ljubljana in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Venice in August: high temperatures in Ljubljana hover around 31°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Assumption, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Dolac Market.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Zagreb vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Ljubljana to Zagreb in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Zagreb can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Split.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Split side-trips: Hvar (Spanish Fortress & Jerolim). Dedicate the 26th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Diocletian's Palace, explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and see the interesting displays at Froggyland.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Split tour itinerary builder site.

Getting from Zagreb to Split by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Zagreb in August; daily highs in Split reach 36°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Tours · Historic Sites · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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.
On the 29th (Sun), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls, head off the coast to Lokrum Island, take an in-depth tour of War Photo Limited, and see the interesting displays at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Dubrovnik online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Split to Dubrovnik takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors · Tours · Neighborhoods · Nature

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Holy Mother Rozaria, take some stellar pictures from Viewing Point at the Road Kotor-Lovćen, admire the landmark architecture of The Church of St. Matthew, then contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Kotor, and finally delve into the distant past at St. Tryphon Cathedral. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Kotor Old City, pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of the Rocks, and then head off the coast to Island of Saint George.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kotor tour builder tool.

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Kotor in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 20°C in Kotor. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Jerusalem of Europe

Nearly destroyed by war during the 1990s, the riverside city of Sarajevo now serves as one of the region's major educational, cultural, and commercial hubs.
Sarajevo is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Bascarsija, examine the collection at Galerija 11/07/95, take an in-depth tour of Museum Of Crimes Against Humanity And Genocide 1992-1995, and make a trip to Sarajevo War Tunnel.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sarajevo travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kotor to Sarajevo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Kotor in August, with highs in Sarajevo at 33°C and lows at 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.

Albania travel guide

3.9
National Parks · Landmarks · Castles
Land of the Eagles
With its young bustling metropolis, networks of cobblestone pedestrianized streets, coastal beach towns, and cities of ancient ruins, Albania will continuously surprise you. As you reach each new major town and discover how completely different it is from the last, your appreciation will deepen for this tucked-away land steeped in history. Travel, eating, and accommodation here is very inexpensive, freeing you from budget concerns and allowing you to travel in the style that you want. Meanwhile, you may find yourself going days without spotting another tourist. While this means that many things will not be customized for visitors (non-English menus, sparse accommodation, and fewer international transportation options), you'll experience the feel of authentic Albania.

Croatia travel guide

4.4
Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.

Montenegro travel guide

4.4
Historic Sites · Bodies of Water · Beaches
Whether you're in the mood to explore unspoiled nature, see historical sights, or soak in the Mediterranean atmosphere of beaches and parties, in Montenegro you can find everything within arm's reach. The Montenegrin coastline offers both large city beaches abundant with amenities, as well as peaceful fishing villages and secluded coves. Fortified old towns, medieval cathedrals, and monasteries are certain to satisfy history enthusiasts. Further inland are some of the nation's larger cities, as well as an abundance of opportunities for an active vacation. Wander off the beaten path, hike the mountains and canyons, and experience the traditional hospitality of villages where time seems to stand still. The national cuisine reflects the diversity of the landscape, including everything from fresh meat and dairy specialties, to a selection of seafood. The size of the country allows you to see a lot even during a short stay.