60 days in The Balkans Itinerary

60 days in The Balkans Itinerary

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60 days in The Balkans Itinerary

Start: Dublin, Ireland
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 5 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
3
Fira, Greece
— 5 nights
ferry:  2​h
4
Heraklion, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly + subway:  2​h 45​min
5
Athens, Greece
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Nafplio, Greece
— 4 nights
+3
bus + foot + subway + Fly:  8​h 45​min
7
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Korcula Town, Croatia
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
9
Bol, Croatia
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
10
Split, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Hvar, Croatia
— 5 nights
+3
ferry + taxi + Fly + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
12
Bled, Slovenia
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
13
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Dublin, Ireland

6
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, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), wander the streets of Ortakoy, admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), and contemplate the long history of Basilica Cistern.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Istanbul using our trip planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Istanbul is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Istanbul is 3 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Dublin in July, with highs in Istanbul at 34°C and lows at 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

5
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.
When in Mykonos Town, make a side trip to see Portara in Naxos Town, approximately 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Little Venice, don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, and enjoy the sand and surf at Panormos Beach.

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

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Mykonos Town takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Mykonos Town is minus 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Mykonos Town are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Platis Gialos Beach, Paradise Beach, Panormos Beach, Portara, Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm
Highlights from your plan
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

5
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Take a break from Fira with a short trip to Santo Horse Riding in Akrotiri, about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, steep yourself in history at Ancient Thera, kick back and relax at Caldera Beach, and stroll through Kamari Beach.

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Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. August in Fira sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Oia, Kamari, Imerovigli, Tomato Industrial Museum
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

2
nights
Heraklion, Greece

Heraklion ©
Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Winery Stilianou, contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Heraklion trip maker site .

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Heraklion in 2 hours. August in Heraklion sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Winery Stilianou
Highlights from your plan
Winery Stilianou ©
Winery Stilianou
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

5
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, wander the streets of Monastiraki, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, and explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Athens road trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and subway from Heraklion to Athens in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Heraklion in August: highs in Athens hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

4
nights
Nafplio, Greece

Nafplio ©
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nafplio: The Great Theatre of Epidaurus (in Epidavros), Kalogris Organic Winery (in Kapsas) and Mystras (in Sparta). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, take a leisurely stroll along Nauplion Promenade, step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Luke Archibishop.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Nafplio sightseeing planner .

Getting from Athens to Nafplio by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Athens in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Nafplio, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Corinth, Archaeological Site Mycenae, Kalogris Organic Winery, Mystras, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Highlights from your plan
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Mystras ©
Mystras

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.
Take a break from Dubrovnik with a short trip to Cavtat Old Town in Cavtat, about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Dubrovnik City Walls, see the interesting displays at War Photo Limited, wander the streets of Old Town, and head off the coast to Elafiti Islands.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Dubrovnik day trip site .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Nafplio to Dubrovnik in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Nafplio to Dubrovnik is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Nafplio in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 24°C in Dubrovnik. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time 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

5
nights
Korcula Town, Croatia

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Venture out of the city with trips to Orebic (Trstenica Beach & Waterskiing & Jetskiing), Vela Luka (Proizd Island & Vela Luka Marina) and Ethno Museum Barilo (in Blato). There's much more to do: see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours, don't miss a visit to Velika Knezeva Kula, pause for some serene contemplation at Sveti Mihovil, and admire the landmark architecture of Revelin Tower.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Korcula Town trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town takes 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Korcula Town are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Bol.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Vela Luka, Orebic, Korcula Old City, Ethno Museum Barilo, Vela Przina Beach
Highlights from your plan
Proizd Island ©
Proizd Island
Korcula Old City ©
Korcula Old City
Vela Przina Beach ©
Vela Przina Beach

5
nights
Bol, Croatia

Bol ©
An hour boat ride from Split on the island of Brac, Bol boasts a charming old town, pebble beach, and great windsurfing conditions. Historical charm abounds here in the form of stone houses, narrow pedestrian streets, and historical attractions marked with panels.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bol: Lovrecina Bay (in Postira), Museum of Brac (in Skrip) and Jaksic Galerija (in Donji Humac). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vidova Gora, explore the different monuments and memorials at Supetar cemetery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Paklina Beach, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Golden horn from above.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bol travel planner.

Traveling by car from Korcula Town to Bol takes 5.5 hours. In September in Bol, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Bol

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Supetar, Lovrecina Bay, Sumartin Beach, Murvica Beach, Crkva Sveti Rok, Sutivan
Highlights from your plan
Vidova Gora ©
Vidova Gora
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)
Stina ©
Stina

4
nights
Split, Croatia

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
When in Split, make a side trip to see River Rafting & Tubing in Omis, approximately 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Palazzo di Diocleziano, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, contemplate the long history of Old Split, and explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Split road trip planning app .

You can drive from Bol to Split in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Split are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Gaspina mlinica, Church Of St. Roch
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

5
nights
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.
Hvar is known for historic sites, nightlife, nature, beaches, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Spanjola, enjoy the sand and surf at Hvar Beach, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Dubovica.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hvar journey maker website .

You can drive from Split to Hvar in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Hvar can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bled.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Dubovica Beach
Highlights from your plan
Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Spanjola ©
Spanjola

5
nights
Bled, Slovenia

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Explore Bled's surroundings by going to Lake Bohinj (in Bohinjsko Jezero) and Bovec (Soca Valley & Kayaking & Canoeing). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bled, explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle, putt your heart out at Mini Golf Bled, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Bled travel route planner.

You can do a combination of ferry, flight, and shuttle from Hvar to Bled in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Hvar in September, expect Bled to be slightly colder, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bled

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Bovec, Lake Bohinj
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge

3
nights
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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.
On the 26th (Sat), walk around Vrelo Bosne, then steep yourself in history at Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain), and then examine the collection at War Childhood Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Katedrala Sarajevo, explore the world behind art at Galerija 11/07/95, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then make a trip to Sarajevo War Tunnel, then make a trip to The Yellow Fortress, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sarajevo trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Bled to Sarajevo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Sarajevo are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 28th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija
War Childhood Museum ©
War Childhood Museum

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