38 days in Europe Itinerary

38 days in Europe Itinerary

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Tallinn, Estonia
— 4 nights
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Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
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Vilnius, Lithuania
— 3 nights
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Minsk, Belarus
— 1 night
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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
— 2 nights
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Chisinau, Moldova
— 1 night
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Bucharest, Romania
— 2 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
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Sofia, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
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Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 1 night
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Tirana, Albania
— 2 nights
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Kotor, Montenegro
— 3 nights
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Belgrade, Serbia
— 2 nights
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 4 nights

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Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn ©
A historic city with its eye firmly on the future, Tallinn blends medieval fortifications, gleaming skyscrapers, and charming boutiques with a spattering of Soviet relics.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour and Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum / Estonian Open Air Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Toompea Hill and Traveller Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Tallinn: Ungru Manor (in Kiltsi) and Haapsalu (Railway and Communication Museum, Haapsalu Maria-Magdaleena Church, &more). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Kiek in de Kok and Bastion Passages Museum, contemplate the long history of Tallinn Town Wall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Peapiiskopi Kirik.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tallinn trip itinerary app.

Flint, USA to Tallinn is an approximately 16-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Flint in July, things will get a bit cooler in Tallinn: highs are around 70°F and lows about 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Riga.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Must see
Toompea Hill
4.7

2
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Riga, Latvia

Riga ©

Paris of the North

Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.
On the 2nd (Mon), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the natural beauty at Vermanes Garden, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nativity of Christ Cathedral, examine the collection at KGB Building, then steep yourself in history at Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, and finally walk around Bastejkalna Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Riga Cathedral, don't miss a visit to House of the Black Heads, see the interesting displays at Fashion Museum, then examine the collection at Musee Art Nouveau, then admire the landmark architecture of JJugenda Stila Nami, Riga, and finally examine the collection at Riga Motormuseum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Riga trip builder website.

Getting from Tallinn to Riga by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August in Riga, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Vilnius.

Things to do in Riga

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Spas

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Must see
KGB Building
4.2
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Historic Site
House of the Black Heads
4.3
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Specialty Museum
Musee Art Nouveau
4.3

3
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Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius ©

Jerusalem of Lithuania

The capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, boasts an impressive medieval quarter--one of the continent's largest and a World Heritage Site with almost 2,000 historical buildings.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Trakai Island Castle Museum and St. Anne's Church. Appreciate the collections at Gediminas Castle Tower and KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus). Venture out of the city with trips to Europos Parkas (in Joneikiskes) and Trakai History Museum (in Trakai). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gate of Dawn, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Vingis Park, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hill of Three Crosses.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Vilnius trip itinerary site.

Getting from Riga to Vilnius by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In August in Vilnius, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Minsk.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

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Minsk, Belarus

Minsk ©
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): make a trip to Independence Square, Minsk, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saints Simon and Helena, learn about all things military at Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War, appreciate the history behind Island of Tears, then examine the collection at Museum of Carriages, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museum of Minsk Horse Tram.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Minsk trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Vilnius to Minsk in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Vilnius to Minsk is 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kyiv (Kiev).

Things to do in Minsk

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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine

Kyiv (Kiev) ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): make a trip to Khreshchatyk, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Toilet History, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Volodymyr's Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Sophia's Cathedral, then make a trip to Andriyivski Uzviz, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery. Keep things going the next day: do sightseeing your way with Private Tours, then see the interesting displays at Pirogovo Open-Air Museum, then see the interesting displays at Mykola Syadristy Microminiatures Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kyiv (Kiev) trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Minsk to Kyiv (Kiev) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Minsk to Kyiv (Kiev). In August, daily temperatures in Kyiv (Kiev) can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Chisinau.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

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World heritage site
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
4.6

1
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Chisinau, Moldova

Chisinau ©
Chișinău Etymology and namesThe origin of the city's name is unclear, but in one version, the name comes from the archaic Romanian word chișla (meaning "spring", "source of water") and nouă ("new"), because it was built around a small spring, at the corner of Pușkin and Albișoara streets.The other version, formulated by Ștefan Ciobanu, Romanian historian and academician, holds that the name was formed the same way as the name of Chișineu (alternative spelling: Chișinău) in Western Romania, near the border with Hungary. On the 10th (Tue), stroll around Stefan cel Mare Park, steep yourself in history at Stephen the Great Monument, explore the world behind art at National Museum of Moldovan Art, examine the collection at Muzeum Aleksandra Puszkina, then stroll the grounds of Jewish Cemetery, and finally get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Chisinau trip planner.

Getting from Kyiv (Kiev) to Chisinau by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Chisinau

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Bucharest, Romania

The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, learn more about the world around you at Grigore Antipa National Museum of Natural History, then examine the collection at Ceausescu Mansion, and finally stroll around Herăstrău Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at Palace of Parliament, then steep yourself in history at Stavropoleos Monastery, then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and finally admire the masterpieces at The National Museum of Art of Romania.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bucharest online road trip planner.

You can fly from Chisinau to Bucharest in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in August, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Bucharest

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Parks
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Walking tour
Walking tours
4.9
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History Museum
Ceausescu Mansion
4.6

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Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©

Queen of Cities

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Yeni Camii. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Pierre Loti Tepesi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and steep yourself in history at Galata Tower.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul travel planner.

Fly from Bucharest to Istanbul in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Turkey Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Istanbul when traveling from Bucharest in August, with lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Sofia.

Things to do in Istanbul

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Must see
Hagia Sophia
4.7
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History Museum
Topkapi Palace
4.4

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Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then pause for some serene contemplation at Boyana Church, and then take in the awesome beauty at Vitosha Mountain. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Sofia Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Sveti Nikolay, get engrossed in the history at National Institute of Archaeology with Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church St. George Rotunda, then delve into the distant past at Ancient Orthodox Church Saint Parascheva - the Old "St. Petka", and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sveta-Nedelya.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Sofia route planner.

Fly from Istanbul to Sofia in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Sofia due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Sofia, with lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Skopje.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites · Tours · Nature · Outdoors
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World heritage site
Boyana Church
4.2
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Mountain
Vitosha Mountain
4.5

1
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Skopje ©
A melting pot of cultures from Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Yugoslavian rule, Skopje serves as the nation's eclectic capital.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Savior Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Ascension of Jesus, don't miss a visit to Macedonian Village Resort Ethnological Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Panteleimon, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Clement of Ohrid, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Cathedral of Skopje.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Skopje online route maker.

Drive from Sofia to Skopje in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sofia to Skopje is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in August, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Skopje

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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Tirana, Albania

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
On the 19th (Thu), get a new perspective on nature at National Archaeological Museum, examine the collection at Bektashi World Center, learn about all things military at Bunk'Art 1, then learn about all things military at BunkArt 2, then get engrossed in the history at House of Leaves, and finally take an in-depth tour of Muzeu Historik Kombetar. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Ethnographic Museum of Kruja, explore the historical opulence of Kruja Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fatih Mosque, then contemplate the long history of Durres Amphitheatre, and finally make a trip to Durres Castle.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tirana day trip planner.

Getting from Skopje to Tirana by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Tirana can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Tirana

Side Trips

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Must see
Bunk'Art 1
4.6
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Castle
Kruja Castle
4.4
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Religious Site
Et`hem Bey Mosque
4.1

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Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor

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.
Popular historic sites such as Our Lady of the Rocks and St. Tryphon Cathedral are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at Bay of Kotor and 360 Monte. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Kotor Old Town City Walls & Fortress, don't miss a visit to Njegoš Mausoleum, step into the grandiose world of Zmajević Palace, and steep yourself in history at Martinovic Palace.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kotor online trip planner.

You can drive from Tirana to Kotor in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Must see
Bay of Kotor
4.8

2
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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 24th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sava Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Crkva Svetog Marka, contemplate the long history of Residence of Princess Ljubica (Konak Kneginje Ljubice, wander the streets of Knez Mihailova, then learn about all things military at Military Museum, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ada Ciganlija, take a tour by water with Belgrade Kayak Trip, then take a stroll through Skadarlija, and finally engage your brain at Nikola Tesla Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Belgrade trip planning website.

You can fly from Kotor to Belgrade in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Kotor in August, plan for little chillier days in Belgrade, with highs around 85°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Belgrade

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks
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Religious Site
Crkva Svetog Marka
4.6

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Bascarsija, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, get engrossed in the history at Galerija 11/07/95, pause for some serene contemplation at Katedrala Sarajevo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cekrekcijina Mosque, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museum Of Crimes Against Humanity And Genocide 1992-1995. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Latin Bridge, examine the collection at Muzej Sarajevo 1878-1918, contemplate the long history of Vijećnica, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, then make a trip to Old Sarajevo Clock Tower, and finally examine the collection at Jewish Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sarajevo planner.

Fly from Belgrade to Sarajevo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Belgrade in August, expect little chillier with lows of 57°F in Sarajevo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Sarajevo

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Must see
Bascarsija
4.7
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Must see
Galerija 11/07/95
4.8
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Religious Site
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque
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Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kayaking & Canoeing and Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Dubrovnik City Walls and Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dubrovnik: Cavtat (Cavtat Old Town & Cavtat Cemetery). The adventure continues: visit Old Town, get engrossed in the history at War Photo Limited, steep yourself in history at Fort Lovrijenac, and browse the collection at The Franciscan Church and Monastery.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Dubrovnik route planner.

Traveling by car from Sarajevo to Dubrovnik takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Sarajevo in August since evenings lows in Dubrovnik dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Adventure

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Must see
Old Town
4.7

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Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Step out of the city life by going to Škocjan Caves and Kozjak Waterfall. Step off the beaten path and head to Parasailing & Paragliding and Tolmin Gorge. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ljubljana: Bled (Zipline, Straža Bled, &more), Piran (Church of St. Francis of Assisi, St. George's Church, &more) and Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower (in Koper). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Kobarid Museum, appreciate the views at Soča Valley, take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Church of the Annunciation, and contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ljubljana travel app.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Dubrovnik to Ljubljana in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in August, expect Ljubljana to be a bit cooler, temps between 80°F and 56°F. On the 3rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Škocjan Caves
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Island
Bled Island
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