60 days in The Balkans Itinerary

60 days in The Balkans Itinerary

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Fly
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Korcula Town, Croatia
— 5 nights
Ferry to Stari Grad, Taxi to Hvar
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Hvar, Croatia
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Split, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bled, Slovenia
— 4 nights
Shuttle to Venice, Fly to Corfu Town
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Corfu Town, Greece
— 6 nights
Fly
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Fira, Greece
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Heraklion, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly
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Athens, Greece
— 5 nights
Fly to Izmir, Train to Goncalı
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Pamukkale, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly
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Goreme, Turkey
— 6 nights
Fly
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 6 nights
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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.
Sarajevo is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, examine the collection at War Childhood Museum, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Sarajevo trip maker site.

Varna, Bulgaria to Sarajevo is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Walking tours
5.0
Bascarsija ©
Historic Site
Bascarsija
4.7

5
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Cavtat Old Town in Cavtat (about 34 minutes away). Dedicate the 8th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls, wander the streets of Old Town, get advice or help at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, and contemplate the long history of Fort Lovrijenac.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik road trip tool.

You can drive from Sarajevo to Dubrovnik in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours · Neighborhoods · Wineries · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Old Town ©
World heritage site
Old Town
4.7
Lokrum Island ©
Island
Lokrum Island
4.5

5
nights
Korcula Town, Croatia

Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Korcula Town is known for historic sites, wildlife, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: sample some tasty brews at Korcula Explorer, make a trip to Atelier Abel, identify plant and animal life at Kocje, and contemplate the long history of Korcula Town Walls.

Start your trip to Korcula Town by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by ferry from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. June in Korcula Town sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors · Tours · Wineries · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Korcula Explorer ©
Must see
Korcula Explorer
4.9
Coral Shop Irena ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Coral Shop Irena
4.9
Korcula Old City ©
Landmark
Korcula Old City
4.8

4
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Hvar, Croatia

Croatian St. Tropez

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 adventure, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Spanjola, admire the landmark architecture of Franciscan Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, and relax and rejuvenate at Massage Studio Pharos.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hvar online trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Korcula Town to Hvar in 2.5 hours. June in Hvar sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip
Spanjola ©
Lookout
Spanjola
4.5
Franciscan Monastery ©
Architectural Building
Franciscan Monastery
4.3
Pakleni Otoci ©
Island
Pakleni Otoci
4.6

4
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Split, Croatia

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Split is known for historic sites, wildlife, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Palazzo di Diocleziano, don't miss a visit to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic), contemplate the long history of Old Split, and explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Split day trip planning site.

You can ride a ferry from Hvar to Split in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Split

Highlights from your trip
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
World heritage site
Palazzo di Diocleziano
4.4

4
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Bled, Slovenia

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Take a break from Bled with a short trip to Peričnik Falls in Mojstrana, about 38 minutes away. Spend the 22nd (Wed) exploring nature at Triglav National Park. There's much more to do: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, get outside with Outdoor Activities, tour the pleasant surroundings at Vintgar Gorge, and take some stellar pictures from Mala Osojnica.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bled online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Split to Bled takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a bus. In June, Bled is a bit cooler than Split - with highs of 29°C and lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Vintgar Gorge ©
Hiking Trail
Vintgar Gorge
4.5

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Corfu Town, Greece

Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
Get out of town with these interesting Corfu Town side-trips: Arena horse riding corfu (in Perithia), Almyros Beach Resort & SPA (in Acharavi) and St. Spyridon First Beach (in Agios Spyridonas). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Old Fortress Corfu, don't miss a visit to Spianada Square, test your team's savvy at The MindTrap Escape Rooms Corfu, and explore the striking landscape at Kaiser's Throne.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Corfu Town tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Bled to Corfu Town takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bled in June: high temperatures in Corfu Town hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Old Fortress Corfu ©
World heritage site
Old Fortress Corfu
4.3
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Architectural Building
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
4.6

4
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Mykonos Town, Greece

Chora Mykonos

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mykonos Town: Delos (House of Dionysus, Archaeological Site of Delos, &more). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Little Venice, indulge in some personalized pampering at Beautyworld, kick back and relax at Ornos Beach, and don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town road trip planning website.

You can fly from Corfu Town to Mykonos Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Corfu Town in July: highs in Mykonos Town hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Little Venice ©
Neighborhood
Little Venice
4.2
Aegean Maritime Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Aegean Maritime Museum
3.3

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Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for wineries, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, steep yourself in history at Ancient Thera, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and kick back and relax at Red Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Fira trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Mykonos Town to Fira by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly. In July, daytime highs in Fira are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Tours · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Akrotiri ©
Ruin
Akrotiri
4.1
Amoudi Bay ©
Water Body
Amoudi Bay
4.5

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Heraklion, Greece

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.
Take a break from Heraklion with a short trip to Snail Farm and Fun in Tylissos, about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Crete, and get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Heraklion trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Fira to Heraklion by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Winery Stilianou ©
Must see
Winery Stilianou
4.9

5
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Athens, Greece

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus, and wander the streets of Monastiraki.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Athens online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Heraklion to Athens takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. While traveling from Heraklion, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Athens, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your trip
Acropolis Museum ©
History Museum
Acropolis Museum
4.7
Plaka ©
Neighborhood
Plaka
4.4

2
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Pamukkale, Turkey

Cotton Castle

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): push the limits with an extreme tour, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery and then explore the ancient world of Hierapolis.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale online holiday builder.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Athens to Pamukkale in 8 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Athens to Pamukkale due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your trip
Hierapolis ©
World heritage site
Hierapolis
4.7
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
World heritage site
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
4.4
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Adrenaline / Extreme Tour
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
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Goreme, Turkey

Famed for its landscape of unusually shaped stone formations and churches cut into the natural rocks, Goreme sits in the central part of the country, an area originally settled during Roman times.
Venture out of the city with trips to Derinkuyu (Kaymakli Underground City & Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri). There's still lots to do: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Pasabag, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Goreme trip planner.

You can fly from Pamukkale to Goreme in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Goreme can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
©
Must see
Off-Road Tours
4.8
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Balloon Ride
Balloon Rides
4.8
Goreme National Park ©
World heritage site
Goreme National Park
4.8

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Istanbul, Turkey

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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hagia Sophia, contemplate the long history of Galata Tower, admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, and get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Istanbul online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Istanbul takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Goreme in July, you will find days in Istanbul are little chillier (34°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Highlights from your trip
Hagia Sophia ©
Must see
Hagia Sophia
4.7
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Religious Site
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
4.3
Topkapi Palace ©
History Museum
Topkapi Palace
4.4

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