30 days in Europe Itinerary

30 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe journey planner

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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
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Ioannina, Greece
— 5 nights
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Himare, Albania
— 1 night
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Shkoder, Albania
— 1 night
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5
Valbona, Albania
— 2 nights
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Theth, Albania
— 2 nights
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Podgorica, Montenegro
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Kolašin, Montenegro
— 1 night
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Žabljak, Montenegro
— 2 nights
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Kotor, Montenegro
— 2 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
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Zadar, Croatia
— 1 night
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
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Bled, Slovenia
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
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Athens, Greece

— 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with Seahorse Dive Center, then kick back and relax at Legrena Beach, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Plaka, enjoy the sand and surf at Glyfada Beach, and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Athens trip site.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Athens is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to fly to Ioannina.

Things to do in Athens

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ioannina, Greece

— 5 nights
Ioannina, often called Yannena within Greece, is the capital and largest city of Epirus, an administrative region in north-western Greece. Kids will enjoy Valtos Beach and Bella Vraka Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ioannina Castle and Venetian Castle of Parga. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ioannina: Panabeau (in Parga) and Parga (Acheron & Lichnos Beach). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Silversmithing Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Kehila Kedosha Yashan Synagogue, explore the activities along Lake Pamvotis, and explore the ancient world of Dodoni Sanctuary and Theatre.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ioannina trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Ioannina takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Ioannina when traveling from Athens in July, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Himare.

Things to do in Ioannina

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Himare, Albania

— 1 night
On the 7th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello, see what you can catch with Himara Seas The Day, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Jale Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Himare day trip planning tool.

Getting from Ioannina to Himare by car takes about 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Himare are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. You will leave for Shkoder on the 8th (Thu).

Things to do in Himare

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

Shkoder, Albania

— 1 night
Its geographic location has made Shkoder, one of Europe's oldest cities, an important cultural and economic center of the Balkans over the years.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Rozafa Castle and then admire the landmark architecture of Former Palace of King Nikola I.

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

Getting from Himare to Shkoder by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of shuttle and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. On the 9th (Fri), you'll travel to Valbona.

Things to do in Shkoder

Historic Sites
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Valbona, Albania

— 2 nights
To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Valbona online trip maker.

You can drive from Shkoder to Valbona in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Theth.

Things to do in Valbona

Nature · Parks
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Theth, Albania

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Thethi-Guide and then contemplate the long history of Lock-in Tower.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Theth trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Valbona to Theth in 7 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Podgorica.

Things to do in Theth

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Trails

Podgorica, Montenegro

One of Europe's most relaxed and newest capital cities, Podgorica sits on the confluence of two rivers, with two sides of it offering two different options for exploring.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Montenegrin Niagara Falls, don't miss a visit to Independence Square, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Morača River.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Podgorica trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Theth to Podgorica takes 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kolašin.

Things to do in Podgorica

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Kolašin, Montenegro

— 1 night
In the northeastern section of the country, Kolašin remains the heart of a picturesque region shaped by the Morača River.
Plan my trip to Kolašin with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Podgorica to Kolašin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Žabljak.

Things to do in Kolašin

Historic Sites

Žabljak, Montenegro

— 2 nights
A trip to Zabljak takes you to the north of the country, a mountainous region that's as steeped in great scenery and views as it is in history and culture.
On the 14th (Wed), explore the activities along Zminje Lake.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Žabljak road trip website.

Drive from Kolašin to Žabljak in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kotor.

Things to do in Žabljak

Nature · Parks

Kotor, Montenegro

— 2 nights

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.
On the 16th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Our Lady of Health, explore the ancient world of St. Tryphon Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Kotor Old City, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Kotor City Walls & Fortress, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plavi Horizonti Beach, then explore the activities along Bay of Kotor, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Rocks.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kotor day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Žabljak to Kotor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 1 night

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 18th (Sun), step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Sveti Jakov Beach, and then get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls.

Before you visit Dubrovnik, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Kotor to Dubrovnik takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Kotor in July, plan for slightly colder days in Dubrovnik, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Zadar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Zadar, Croatia

— 1 night
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, don't miss a visit to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), delve into the distant past at Zadar Land City Gates, steep yourself in history at Church of St. Donat, then make a trip to The Forum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Zadar Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Zadar travel planner.

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Zadar takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in July, plan for little chillier nights in Zadar, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zadar

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

— 3 nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Sastavci. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park, stroll through Rastoke, then admire the sheer force of Great Cascades, and finally explore the activities along Lake Milino.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Plitvice Lakes National Park travel planner.

You can drive from Zadar to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Ljubljana, Slovenia

— 2 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Family-friendly places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Franciscan Church of the Annunciation will thrill your kids. Visiting Škocjan Caves and Stand-Up Paddleboarding will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Predjama Castle in Postojna (about 1 hour away). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, snap pictures at Triple Bridge, contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Ljubljana in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In July, daytime highs in Ljubljana are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bled.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Bled, Slovenia

— 3 nights
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bled Castle and Bled Island. Escape the urban bustle at Parasailing & Paragliding and Vintgar Gorge. Venture out of the city with trips to Bohinjsko Jezero (Vogel, Savica Waterfall, &more). There's still lots to do: get great views at Mala Osojnica, tour the pleasant surroundings at Straža Bled, walk around Spa Park, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Bled tour itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Bled takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Bled are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Bled

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Venice, Italy

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Venice online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bled to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bled in July, with highs in Venice at 36°C and lows at 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites