60 days in The Balkans Itinerary

60 days in The Balkans Itinerary

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60 days in The Balkans Itinerary

Start: Edmonton, Canada
Fly + Drive:  16 h 15 min
1
Bled, Slovenia
— 4 nights
+3
Shuttle + Fly + Taxi + Ferry:  6 h 30 min
2
Hvar, Croatia
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Split, Croatia
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Bol, Croatia
— 5 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
5
Korcula Town, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h
7
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  7 h 15 min
8
Nafplio, Greece
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
9
Athens, Greece
— 5 nights
Subway + Fly:  2 h 45 min
10
Heraklion, Greece
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
11
Fira, Greece
— 5 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
12
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
13
Istanbul, Turkey
— 6 nights
Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: Edmonton, Canada

4
nights
Bled, Slovenia

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Get out of town with these interesting Bled side-trips: Lake Bohinj (in Bohinjsko Jezero), Peričnik Waterfall (in Mojstrana) and Vrsic Pass - Julian Alps (in Kranjska Gora). The adventure continues: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, get outside with Outdoor Activities, appreciate the views at Soca Valley, and admire the striking features of Bled Jezero Railway Station.

To plan Bled vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Edmonton, Canada to Bled is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Edmonton to Bled, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Edmonton in June, expect nights in Bled to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Bled

Parks Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Lake Bohinj, Vrsic Pass - Julian Alps, Peričnik Waterfall, Soča Valley, Vintgar Gorge
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Bled Castle ©
Bled Castle
Lake Bohinj ©
Lake Bohinj

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 adventure, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Spanjola, stroll through Mlini Beach, walk around Sumica Park, and kick back and relax at Hvar Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hvar trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and ferry from Bled to Hvar takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Bled in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Hvar, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Speed Boats Tours

5
nights
Split, Croatia

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Venture out of the city with trips to Zadar (Church of St. Donat, Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), &more). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Palazzo di Diocleziano, admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic, stroll around Marjan Park, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Split trip planner.

You can drive from Hvar to Split in 1.5 hours. June in Split sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bol.

Things to do in Split

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Zadar
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sumartin Beach (in Sumartin), Nerezisca (Wine Tasting Brac & Olive Oil Brac & Senjkovic Winery) and Supetar (Supetar cemetery & Supetar Bay). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vidova Gora, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, kick back and relax at Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn), and contemplate the long history of Dolina Blaca.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bol trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Split to Bol by car takes about 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Bol can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Bol

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Nerezisca, Postira, Supetar, Sumartin Beach, Jaksic Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Murvica Beach ©
Murvica Beach
Vidova Gora ©
Vidova Gora
Zoo Station Bol ©
Zoo Station Bol

4
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 Ethno Museum Barilo (in Blato) and Vela Luka Marina (in Vela Luka). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, don't miss a visit to Velika Knezeva Kula, get outside with Badija, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Korcula Town vacation planning website.

You can drive from Bol to Korcula Town in 5.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Korcula Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Korcula Island, Freestyle, Ethno Museum Barilo
Highlights from your plan
Freestyle ©
Freestyle
Korcula Old City ©
Korcula Old City
Badija ©
Badija

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ston (Stonske zidine - Ulaz & Ston Salt Works). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls, kick back and relax at Dance Beach, step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Dubrovnik online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Ston
Highlights from your plan
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town

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.
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, make a trip to Sarajevo War Tunnel, contemplate the long history of Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain), and see the interesting displays at War Childhood Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Sarajevo trip planner.

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Sarajevo in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier evenings in Sarajevo when traveling from Dubrovnik in July, with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nafplio.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija
War Childhood Museum ©
War Childhood Museum

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: Loutraki (Limni Vouliagmeni & Moni Osiou Patapiou), The Great Theatre of Epidaurus (in Epidavros) and West Court of Heraion of Perachora (in Perachora). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, contemplate the waterfront views at Corinth Canal, get to know the fascinating history of Tiryns, and get engrossed in the history at Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Nafplio online tour builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sarajevo to Nafplio. Traveling from Sarajevo to Nafplio, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Sarajevo, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Nafplio, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Athens.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Corinth, Loutraki, West Court of Heraion of Perachora, Archaeological Site Mycenae, 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
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, take a stroll through Plaka, and take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Athens route app.

You can drive from Nafplio to Athens in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Athens, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

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

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.
On the 28th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, and then learn about winemaking at Winery Stilianou. Here are some ideas for day two: learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Heraklion trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Athens to Heraklion by combination of subway and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in July, expect nights in Heraklion to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

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

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 La Ponta in Akrotiri, about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, do sightseeing your way with Private Tours, kick back and relax at Red Beach, and ride a horse along Santo Horse Riding.

Plan a Fira trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can ride a ferry from Heraklion to Fira in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Oia, Imerovigli, Kamari, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

4
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, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: visit Little Venice, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paraportiani Church.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Mykonos Town driving holiday website.

Ride a ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daytime highs in Mykonos Town are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm, Panormos Beach, Agios Sostis Beach, Kapari Beach, Paradise Beach
Highlights from your plan
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

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 museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and contemplate the long history of Galata Tower.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Istanbul visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Mykonos Town to Istanbul takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, car, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Mykonos Town to Istanbul is 1 hour. August in Istanbul sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

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