44 days in Europe Itinerary

44 days in Europe Itinerary

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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
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Ioannina, Greece
— 4 nights
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Vlore, Albania
— 1 day
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Tirana, Albania
— 3 nights
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Theth, Albania
— 4 nights
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Kolašin Region, Montenegro
— 3 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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Lazise, Italy
— 3 nights
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Como, Italy
— 3 nights
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Engelberg, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Biel, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Nancy, France
— 1 night
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Paris, France
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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.
On the 30th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, wander the streets of Plaka, explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, then steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, and finally appreciate the history behind Erechtheion. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the deep blue sea with Seahorse Dive Center, then enjoy the sand and surf at Glyfada Beach, and then kick back and relax at Legrena Beach.

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

Tel Aviv, Israel to Athens is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. In June, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Ioannina.

Things to do in Athens

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ioannina, Greece

— 4 nights
Ioannina, often called Yannena within Greece, is the capital and largest city of Epirus, an administrative region in north-western Greece. Step out of the city life by going to Alpine Zone and Valtos Beach. Get some historical perspective at Ioannina Castle and Venetian Castle of Parga. Explore Ioannina's surroundings by going to Parga (Chaos Woodcraft & Acheron) and Ammoudia Beach (in Ammoudia). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Silversmithing Museum, admire the striking features of Kehila Kedosha Yashan Synagogue, pause for some serene contemplation at Iera Moni Agiou Nikolaou Filanthropinon, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pamvotis.

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

Traveling by flight from Athens to Ioannina takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Athens in July since evenings lows in Ioannina dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Vlore.

Things to do in Ioannina

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Vlore, Albania

— 1 day
Vlorë is the third largest city and a municipality in Albania. On the 6th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Muradie Mosque and then contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Eye.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Vlore trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Ioannina to Vlore takes 3 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Ioannina in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 20°C in Vlore. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Vlore

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Tirana, Albania

— 3 nights
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
On the 7th (Wed), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, learn about all things military at Bunk'Art 1, explore the galleries of BunkArt 2, then explore the galleries of Muzeu Historik Kombetar, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Et`hem Bey Mosque, and finally don't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Dajti and then enjoy the sand and surf at The Beach Bar.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tirana road trip planning app.

Getting from Vlore to Tirana by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and car. July in Tirana sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Theth.

Things to do in Tirana

Parks · Nature · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Theth, Albania

— 4 nights
Get outdoors at Theth National Park and Peaks Of The Balkans. When in Theth, make a side trip to see Shkodra Lake in Shkoder, approximately Shkoder away.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Theth online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tirana to Theth takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. On the 13th (Tue), you're off to Kolašin Region.

Things to do in Theth

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Kolašin Region, Montenegro

— 3 nights
Kolašin Municipality is one of the municipalities of Montenegro. For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kolašin Region holiday planner.

Getting from Theth to Kolašin Region by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Kolašin Region

Parks · Nature
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the ancient world of St. Tryphon Cathedral, then make a trip to Kotor Old City, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nikola Church, and finally make a trip to Kotor City Walls & Fortress. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Sea Gate, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Kotor, then pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of the Rocks, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Luke.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kotor trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kolašin Region to Kotor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 20°C. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls, kick back and relax at Sveti Jakov Beach, and then head off the coast to Lokrum Island.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik online travel route planner.

Drive from Kotor to Dubrovnik in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kotor in July, expect nights in Dubrovnik to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are little chillier, around 34°C. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off 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.
On the 19th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Church of St. Donat and then delve into the distant past at Zadar Land City Gates.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Zadar trip planner.

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Zadar in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in July, expect little chillier with lows of 20°C in Zadar. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zadar

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

— 3 nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Get in touch with nature at Plitvice Lakes National Park and Sastavci. When in Plitvice Lakes National Park, make a side trip to see Rastoke in Slunj, approximately Slunj away. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Veliki Prstavac, contemplate the waterfront views at Milanovac Lake, and take in the dramatic scenery at Ciginovac Lake.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Plitvice Lakes National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Zadar to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive 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.
For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ljubljana trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Ljubljana in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. July in Ljubljana sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Sun) before leaving for Bled.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

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.
Bled Castle and St. Martin's Parish Church will appeal to history buffs. Family-friendly places like Parasailing & Paragliding and Zipline will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Bled: Bohinjsko Jezero (Lake Bohinj, Savica Waterfall, &more) and Peričnik Falls (in Mojstrana). There's still lots to do: trek along Vintgar Gorge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Straža Bled, get great views at Mala Osojnica, and play a few rounds at Royal Bled Golf Course.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bled trip builder website.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Bled in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Bled are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors · Parks · 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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Venice online vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Bled to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bled in July; daily highs in Venice reach 36°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Lazise.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Lazise, Italy

— 3 nights
Lazise is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Verona in the Italian region Veneto, located about 120km west of Venice and about 20km northwest of Verona. On the 29th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Castello Scaligero. Keep things going the next day: boost your wellbeing at Parco Termale del Garda, then admire the masterpieces at Bottega d'Arte Benaco, then enjoy the sand and surf at Jamaica Beach, and finally explore the ancient world of Grotte di Catullo.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lazise day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Lazise takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Lazise are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. You will leave for Como on the 1st (Sun).

Things to do in Lazise

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Spas

Side Trips

Como, Italy

— 3 nights

City of Silk

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Castello di Vezio and La Citta Alta. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Spiaggia Tranquilla and Leolandia. Get out of town with these interesting Como side-trips: Riva Bianca Beach (in Lierna), Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore (in Bergamo) and Aero Club Monte Cornizzolo (in Suello). And it doesn't end there: get outside with Universal Diving School, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Fedele, enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Villa Olmo, and trek along Chilometro della Conoscenza.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Como trip maker tool.

Getting from Lazise to Como by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Como can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. You'll set off for Engelberg on the 4th (Wed).

Things to do in Como

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Engelberg, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Engelberg offers outdoor activities for a variety of skill levels and remains much less well-known than other Swiss resorts.
On the 4th (Wed), make a trip to Kloster Engelberg - Benediktinerabtei, then fly down the slopes at Ski School Active Snow Team Engelberg, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Trubsee. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Titlis Cliff Walk and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Titlis.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Engelberg sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Como to Engelberg in 3 hours. In August, Engelberg is a bit cooler than Como - with highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C. On the 6th (Fri), you're off to Biel.

Things to do in Engelberg

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Biel, Switzerland

— 2 nights
On the 6th (Fri), admire the sheer force of Taubenlochschlucht, identify plant and animal life at Einsiedelei St. Verena, then don't miss a visit to St. Ursenkathedrale, and finally don't miss a visit to Baseltor. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Fontaine du Banneret, then get outside with Etang de la Gruere, then see the interesting displays at Omega Museum, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Bozingenberg.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Biel trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Engelberg to Biel takes 2 hours. In August in Biel, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Nancy.

Things to do in Biel

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Nancy, France

— 1 night

Cultural Heart of Lorraine

Crossed by the Canal de la Marne au Rhin, Nancy has many small boats and péniches (barges) that navigate the canal waterways, giving you a fantastic vantage point of the city's historical architecture from the water.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): make a trip to Place Stanislas, contemplate the long history of Eglise des Cordeliers, then get outside with France Aventure Nancy, and finally contemplate the long history of Place de la Carriere.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Nancy trip site.

Traveling by car from Biel to Nancy takes 3.5 hours. August in Nancy sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Nancy

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Paris, France

— 3 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
On the 10th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and finally explore the activities along Seine River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, then admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, and finally wander the streets of Île de la Cité.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary builder tool.

You can take a train from Nancy to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

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.

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.

Slovenia travel guide

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Castles · Bodies of Water · Caves
Sunny Side of the Alps
From snowcapped Alpine peaks to sandy Adriatic beaches, a trip to Slovenia is like taking several vacations at once. Whatever the season, the country offers enticing natural attractions, all close at hand, including thick forests, scenic valleys, cave systems, waterfalls, lakes, and the Adriatic coast. For those seeking an active holiday, you'll fine an abundance of ski slopes, trails to hike, roads to bike, and rocks to climb. Pay a visit to some of Slovenia's spa resorts and take advantage of the fresh mountain air and thermal waters. Various castles, churches, and historical towns--many of which are fully preserved--tell stories of the country's past. In Slovenia's major cities, admire the architecture, explore the local arts, visit museums, and chat with the locals over a cup of coffee. Slovenian cuisine offers a blend of Alpine and Mediterranean tastes and is definitely worth trying, along with the country's wines.