53 days in South Pacific & Europe Itinerary

53 days in South Pacific & Europe Itinerary

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53 days in South Pacific & Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
— Few hours
Fly:  26​h 30​min
2
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  4​h
5
Hvar, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
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Split, Croatia
— 1 night
bus:  4​h 30​min
7
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 30​min
8
Zagreb, Croatia
— 1 night
train:  4​h
9
Bled, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
10
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
11
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
12
Eger, Hungary
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
13
Baia Mare, Romania
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h
14
Sighisoara, Romania
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
15
Brasov, Romania
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
16
Bucharest, Romania
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
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Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
— 1 night
bus:  4​h
18
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
19
Plovdiv, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
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Sofia, Bulgaria
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
21
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
train:  2​h
22
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  12​h
23
Adelianos Kampos, Greece
— 10 nights
Drive + Fly:  25​h
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Melbourne, Australia
— Few hours
End: Melbourne, Australia


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Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip maker website .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airport is Melbourne International Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. On the 28th (Wed), you'll travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Tours

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Vlaho Bukovac House, The Home of Marin Drzic, Etnografski Muzej, and other attractions you added. Take a break from Dubrovnik with a short trip to Cavtat Old Town in Cavtat, about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls, don't miss a visit to Pile Gate, contemplate the long history of Fort Lovrijenac, and wander the streets of Old Town.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Dubrovnik online itinerary builder .

Fly from Melbourne to Dubrovnik in 26 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Central European Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in August, things will get much hotter in Dubrovnik: highs are around 34°C and lows about 24°C. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll travel to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Cavtat
Highlights from your plan
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town
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War Photo Limited

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo
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.
To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sarajevo trip planner.

Getting from Dubrovnik to Sarajevo by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in September, expect Sarajevo to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 11°C. On the 4th (Wed), you're off toMostar.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Tours Outdoors Nightlife

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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Mostar vacation planner .

Getting from Sarajevo to Mostar by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, Mostar is a bit warmer than Sarajevo - with highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C. You will leave for Hvar on the 5th (Thu).

Things to do in Mostar

Tours Outdoors Adventure

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Hvar, Croatia

Hvar
The Croatian island of Hvar serves as a picturesque location for a Mediterranean holiday, with a range of offerings from quiet coves to a lively medieval town.
For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hvar online trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Mostar to Hvar in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Mostar in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Hvar, with lows around 21°C. On the 7th (Sat), you're off toSplit.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors Tours Nightlife

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Split, Croatia

Split
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Split trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hvar to Split takes 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 8th (Sun), you're off toPlitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Split

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Plitvice Lakes National Park journey planner .

You can drive from Split to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 9th (Mon), you're off toZagreb.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Tours

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Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Zagreb online driving holiday planner .

You can take a bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zagreb in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 10th (Tue), you're off toBled.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours Nightlife Outdoors

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Bled, Slovenia

Bled
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Bled holiday planner .

Drive from Zagreb to Bled in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. You will leave for Ljubljana on the 12th (Thu).

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors Tours Parks

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Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana
The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana melds German, Mediterranean, and Slovenian culture and history.
To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ljubljana road trip website .

You can drive from Bled to Ljubljana in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 14th (Sat), you'll travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Tours Outdoors Parks

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Budapest, Hungary

Budapest
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Budapest trip website .

You can drive from Ljubljana to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In September in Budapest, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Eger.

Things to do in Budapest

Tours Nightlife Museums

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night
Eger, Hungary

Eger
Nestled between the Matra and Bukk Mountains in northern Hungary, Eger represents a mixture of historical discovery and relaxing pleasures.
For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Eger day trip website .

You can take a bus from Budapest to Eger in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 17th (Tue), you'll travel to Baia Mare.

Things to do in Eger

Parks Spas Historic Sites

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night
Baia Mare, Romania

Baia Mare
Baia Mare is a municipality along the Săsar River, in northwestern Romania; it is the capital of Maramureș County. For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Baia Mare driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Eger to Baia Mare takes 4 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, daily temperatures in Baia Mare can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 18th (Wed), you'll travel to Sighisoara.

Things to do in Baia Mare

Museums Historic Sites Parks

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Sighisoara, Romania

Sighisoara
As a World Heritage Site, Sighisoara is visited mostly for its fortified Old Town surrounded entirely by city walls.
To find out how to plan a trip to Sighisoara, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Baia Mare to Sighisoara takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 20th (Fri), you'll travel to Brasov.

Things to do in Sighisoara

Historic Sites Tours Parks

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Brasov, Romania

Brasov
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Brasov trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Sighisoara to Brasov takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. You will leave for Bucharest on the 22nd (Sun).

Things to do in Brasov

Outdoors Tours Parks

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Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bucharest trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by train from Brasov to Bucharest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Bucharest can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You'll set off for Veliko Tarnovo on the 23rd (Mon).

Things to do in Bucharest

Tours Nightlife Outdoors

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night
Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

Veliko Tarnovo
Veliko Tarnovo is a city in north central Bulgaria and the administrative centre of Veliko Tarnovo Province.Often referred to as the "City of the Tsars", Veliko Tarnovo is located on the Yantra River and is famously known as the historical capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire, attracting many tourists with its unique architecture. For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Veliko Tarnovo tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Bucharest to Veliko Tarnovo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You will leave for Sofia on the 24th (Tue).

Things to do in Veliko Tarnovo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

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Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Discover how to plan a Sofia trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Veliko Tarnovo to Sofia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Sofia, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. You'll set off for Plovdiv on the 26th (Thu).

Things to do in Sofia

Nightlife Tours Outdoors

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Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Plovdiv
Though it is often seen as merely a stopover city, Plovdiv is actually a lively university town with bohemian cafes, a thriving art scene, and exciting nightlife.
For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Plovdiv trip planner .

Traveling by car from Sofia to Plovdiv takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. On the 28th (Sat), you're off toSofia.

Things to do in Plovdiv

Nightlife Tours Outdoors

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Sofia, Bulgaria

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

You can drive from Plovdiv to Sofia in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Sofia when traveling from Plovdiv in September, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Sofia

Nightlife Tours Outdoors

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You've added St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza Navona, Pantheon, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, take some stellar pictures from Colle Capitolino, and don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sofia to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Rome when traveling from Sofia in September, with lows around 18°C. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tivoli Tours - Villa D'Este - Hadrian's Villa- Tours, St. Peter's Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You've now added Wine Tours & Tastings to your itinerary.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planner .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Adelianos Kampos.

Things to do in Florence

Tours
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings

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Adelianos Kampos, Greece

Adelianos Kampos
To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Adelianos Kampos holiday builder tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Florence to Adelianos Kampos. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Adelianos Kampos when traveling from Florence in October, with lows around 19°C. You'll set off for Melbourne on the 18th (Fri).

Things to do in Adelianos Kampos

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

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Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne
To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip builder app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Adelianos Kampos to Melbourne. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) is 8 hours. Traveling from Adelianos Kampos in October, expect Melbourne to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 9°C. On the 19th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

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