17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
Fly
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Belgrade, Serbia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 5 nights
Fly
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Fethiye, Turkey
— 2 nights
Drive
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Marmaris, Turkey
— 1 night
Drive
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Izmir, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kavala, Greece
— 2 nights
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

— 2 nights

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.
Attractions like Bascarsija and Latin Bridge make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: squeeze the most out of the city with City Tours, don't miss a visit to Sarajevo War Tunnel, steep yourself in history at Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain), and see the interesting displays at Jewish Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sarajevo trip maker app.

If you are flying in from Bosnia and Herzegovina, the closest major aiports are Sarajevo International Airport and Tuzla International Airport. July in Sarajevo sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

Belgrade, Serbia

— 2 nights
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
On the 20th (Mon), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan, then get to know the resident critters at Belgrade Zoo, and finally make a trip to Knez Mihailova. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ada Ciganlija, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sava Temple, then engage your brain at Nikola Tesla Museum, and finally take a stroll through Skadarlija.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Belgrade trip planner.

Fly from Sarajevo to Belgrade in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. July in Belgrade sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Belgrade

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Tours

Istanbul, Turkey

— 5 nights

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and steep yourself in history at Historic Areas of Istanbul.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Istanbul trip planner.

You can fly from Belgrade to Istanbul in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Belgrade to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Istanbul when traveling from Belgrade in July, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Fethiye.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Fethiye, Turkey

— 2 nights
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
On the 27th (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Gizlikent Selalesi, explore the stunning scenery at Saklikent Milli Parki, and then stroll around Sehit Fethi Bey ParkI. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then kick back and relax at Oludeniz PlajI.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Fethiye trip planning site.

You can fly from Istanbul to Fethiye in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Istanbul in July, expect nights in Fethiye to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Marmaris.

Things to do in Fethiye

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Marmaris, Turkey

— 1 night
One of Turkey's major port towns and tourist resorts, Marmaris sits on the stretch of the Mediterranean coastline popularly known as the "Turkish Riviera." Nestled between verdant mountain ranges and the sea, Marmaris draws sailors and divers from around the globe, its marinas packed with private yachts and tour boats.
On the 29th (Wed), look for gifts at Ruby, enjoy the sand and surf at Icmeler Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siteler Sirinyer Cami, and finally go for a stroll along the water at Marmaris Marina.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Marmaris driving holiday site.

You can drive from Fethiye to Marmaris in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Izmir.

Things to do in Marmaris

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Izmir, Turkey

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Aegean

The birthplace of Homer, the ancient port city of Izmir boasts a colorful heritage that includes traces of Greek, Armenian, and Jewish cultures.
On the 30th (Thu), get in on the family fun at Yali Castle Aquapark, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ekmeksiz Plaji, and then learn about winemaking at MMG Sarapcilik.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Izmir road trip planning site.

You can drive from Marmaris to Izmir in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Marmaris in July; daily highs in Izmir reach 28°C and lows reach 15°C. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kavala.

Things to do in Izmir

Theme Parks · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kavala, Greece

— 2 nights
Kavala is a city in northern Greece, the principal seaport of eastern Macedonia and the capital of Kavala regional unit. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Folklore & Historical Museum of Xanthi, then take in the exciting artwork at The House of Shadow, then kick back and relax at Arogi Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Mesi Beach. On the next day, look for gifts at Blue Rooster Emporium, don't miss a visit to Imaret, and then kick back and relax at Ammolofoi Beach.

To find out how to plan a trip to Kavala, use our trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Izmir to Kavala. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Izmir to Kavala. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Izmir in July; daily highs in Kavala reach 36°C and lows reach 23°C. On the 2nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kavala

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips