38 days in Europe Itinerary

38 days in Europe Itinerary

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38 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Auckland, New Zealand
Fly:  31​h
1
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Korcula Town, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Kotor, Montenegro
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Fira, Greece
— 4 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
8
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 3 nights
ferry:  6​h 30​min
9
Kusadasi, Turkey
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Pamukkale, Turkey
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
11
Izmir, Turkey
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
12
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Auckland, New Zealand

4
nights
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Cavtat Old Town in Cavtat (about 34 minutes away). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls, don't miss a visit to Pile Gate, step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Dubrovnik tour builder .

Auckland, New Zealand to Dubrovnik is an approximately 31-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to Dubrovnik is minus 11 hours. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Auckland in June: highs in Dubrovnik hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trip

Cavtat Old Town
Highlights from your plan
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum

4
nights
Korcula Town, Croatia

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Change things up with these side-trips from Korcula Town: River Rafting & Tubing (in Blato) and Proizd Island (in Vela Luka). There's much more to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, don't miss a visit to Korcula Old City, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sveti Mihovil, and admire the striking features of Revelin Tower.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Korcula Town itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town takes 3 hours. June in Korcula Town sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Mostar.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Proizd Island, Korcula Old City, River Rafting & Tubing, Vela Przina Beach
Highlights from your plan
Pupnatska Luca Beach ©
Pupnatska Luca Beach
Proizd Island ©
Proizd Island
Korcula Old City ©
Korcula Old City

1
night
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Dubrovnik route maker tool .

Traveling by car from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mostar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Adventure Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar, brush up on your military savvy at War Photo Exhibition, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Bazar Kujundziluk, and finally take in the views from Old Bridge (Stari Most). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque, steep yourself in history at Kajtaz House, then take in the awesome beauty at Apparition Hill, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Kravica.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Mostar online vacation planner .

Getting from Dubrovnik to Mostar by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Dubrovnik in June: highs in Mostar hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Mostar

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Kravica, Apparition Hill
Highlights from your plan
Old Bridge (Stari Most) ©
Old Bridge (Stari Most)
Kravica ©
Kravica

2
nights
Kotor, Montenegro

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 22nd (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, then contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Kotor, then don't miss a visit to Trg Sv. Tripuna, and finally let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Our Lady of Health, explore the historical opulence of Kotor’s Castle Of San Giovanni, then contemplate the long history of Stari Grad Kotor, then see the interesting displays at Cats Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of City Walls.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kotor trip planner .

Drive from Mostar to Kotor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Kotor can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Adventure Tours

Side Trip

R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Bay of Kotor ©
Bay of Kotor
Stari Grad Kotor ©
Stari Grad Kotor

4
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Take a break from Athens with a short trip to Archaeological Site Mycenae in Mycenae, about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, and take a stroll through Monastiraki.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Kotor to Athens in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Kotor to Athens is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Kotor in June since evenings lows in Athens dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Archaeological Site Mycenae
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

4
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, museums, spas, historic sites, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, examine the collection at Museum of Prehistoric Thira, take some stellar pictures from Sunset in Oia, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Fira driving holiday tool .

You can fly from Athens to Fira in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Oia, Kamari Beach, Perissa Black Sand Beach
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

3
nights
Mykonos Town, Greece

Mykonos Town ©
A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
Mykonos Town is known for nightlife, beaches, museums, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Little Venice, kick back and relax at Panormos Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Super Paradise Beach, and make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town trip maker tool .

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, daytime highs in Mykonos Town are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kusadasi.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Elia Beach, Panormos Beach, Ornos Beach, Platis Gialos Beach
Highlights from your plan
Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach

3
nights
Kusadasi, Turkey

Kusadasi ©
Unreservedly dedicated to tourism, Kusadasi sits on the Aegean coastline and acts as a gateway to the ancient city of Ephesus, one of the country's major Greco-Roman archaeological sites.
Change things up with a short trip to Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) in Selcuk (about 32 minutes away). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, kick back and relax at Ladies Beach, step into the grandiose world of Kusadasi Castle, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Kuşadası Market.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kusadasi sightseeing tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Mykonos Town to Kusadasi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or fly. When traveling from Mykonos Town in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kusadasi: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Kusadasi

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

Selcuk
Highlights from your plan
Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu

2
nights
Pamukkale, Turkey

Pamukkale ©
A popular spa since the second century BCE, the modern city of Pamukkale continues to draw worldwide attention with its hot springs and travertines--naturally formed calcite bathing pools.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale day trip planner.

Getting from Kusadasi to Pamukkale by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Kusadasi to Pamukkale, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Izmir.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Balloon Rides

1
night
Izmir, Turkey

Izmir ©
The birthplace of Homer, the ancient port city of Izmir boasts a colorful heritage that includes traces of Greek, Armenian, and Jewish cultures.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the waterfront at Kordonboyu, make a trip to Tarihi Asansor, then make a trip to Saat Kulesi (Clock Tower), and finally stop by Has Deri Leather Shop. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Izmir Wild Life Park and then take a stroll through Kemeralti Market.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Izmir road trip tool .

Drive from Pamukkale to Izmir in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July in Izmir, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Izmir

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Izmir Wild Life Park ©
Izmir Wild Life Park
Alsancak ©
Alsancak
Has Deri Leather Shop ©
Has Deri Leather Shop

4
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, and explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church).

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul planning site .

Getting from Izmir to Istanbul by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Izmir in July; daily highs in Istanbul reach 34°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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