53 days in Europe Itinerary

53 days in Europe Itinerary

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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Verona, Italy
— 5 nights
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City of San Marino, San Marino
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Lugano, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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St. Petersburg, Russia

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kayaking & Canoeing and Chinese Palace. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Alexander Garden, admire the masterpieces at Kameronova Gallery Museum, walk around Kirov Central Park of Culture and Recreation, and browse the exhibits of Catherine's Body.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read St. Petersburg trip itinerary planner.

Melbourne, Australia to St. Petersburg is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Melbourne to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in June, expect St. Petersburg to be somewhat warmer, temps between 23°C and 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Berlin, Germany

— 3 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Tempelhofer Park and Sammlung Boros. Change things up with a short trip to Neuer Garten in Potsdam (about 40 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Military History Museum, make a trip to Hackescher Markt, take a stroll through Kreuzberg, and take in the views from Oberbaum Bridge.

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Getting from St. Petersburg to Berlin by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from St. Petersburg to Berlin due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Prague, Czech Republic

— 4 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Prague Tours Direct Shooting Trips and Outback Prague Shooting Range. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Prague: Terezin (Památník Terezín - Národní hřbitov, Mala Pevnost (Small Fortress), &more) and Lidice Memorial (in Lidice). The adventure continues: get your game on at DIVR Labs, walk around Divoka Sarka, examine the collection at Czech Repubrick, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Prague road trip website.

Drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. June in Prague sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Salzburg, Austria

— 3 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Laudachsee and Leopoldskroner Weiher. Explore Salzburg's surroundings by going to Almsee (in Grunau im Almtal), Pfarrkirche Traunkirchen (in Traunkirchen) and Egelsee (in Unterach am Attersee). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Offensee, admire the landmark architecture of Red Bull Headquarters, don't miss a visit to St. Johannes am Imberg, and take a leisurely stroll along Kaipromenade.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Salzburg online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Prague to Salzburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Salzburg sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Salzburg

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Venice, Italy

— 3 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to PDC Cartizze and Prosciutto e Parmigiano ham&cheese To Go. Venture out of the city with trips to Caorle (Santuario della Madonna dell'Angelo & Scogliera Viva) and Abbazia Cistercense Santa Maria di Follina (in Follina). And it doesn't end there: get your bearings at Museo Querini Stampalia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Pantalon, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and visit Campo Santa Margherita.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Salzburg to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Salzburg in June; daily highs in Venice reach 32°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Verona, Italy

— 5 nights

City of Romeo and Juliet

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bracco Baldo Beach and Chiesa di San Pietro in Mavino. Change things up with these side-trips from Verona: Catena Square (in Riva Del Garda), Climbing Tours (in Arco) and Sentiero panoramico Busatte Tempesta (in Torbole). Next up on the itinerary: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, identify plant and animal life at Parco Archeologico Naturalistico della Rocca di Manerba del Garda, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesetta di S. Anna, and learn about winemaking at Villa Calicantus.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Verona trip planner.

You can drive from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to City of San Marino.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

City of San Marino, San Marino

— 4 nights
The capital of one of the world's smallest and oldest republics, the hillside city of San Marino boasts a World Heritage-listed old town that's known for its winding cobblestone streets and sweeping views of the surrounding countryside.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Piazza della Liberta and Palazzo Pubblico. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Titan, examine the collection at Museo Della Totura, stroll around San Marino Nature Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica del Santo Marino.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our City of San Marino trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Verona to City of San Marino in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Verona in June, expect nights in City of San Marino to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in City of San Marino

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Florence, Italy

— 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step off the beaten path and head to Tuscany in a Bottle and Podere La Marronaia- Sosta Alle Colonne. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Poggio Amorelli (in Castellina In Chianti), Azienda Agricola Casa Emma (in San Donato in Poggio) and Radda in Chianti (Fattoria di Montemaggio & Castello di Monterinaldi). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, get curious at Museo di Storia Naturale - La Specola, get engrossed in the history at Torre e Casa Campatelli, and admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Strozzi.

For reviews and other tourist information, read Florence travel route planning website.

Drive from City of San Marino to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In June, daytime highs in Florence are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can catch the train to Lugano.

Things to do in Florence

Wineries · Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Lugano, Switzerland

— 4 nights

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Explore hidden gems such as Valle Verzasca and Piazza della Riforma. Change things up with these side-trips from Lugano: Nufenen Pass (in Ulrichen), La Chiesa Di San Giovanni Battista (in Mogno) and Airolo (St Gotthard Pass & Sasso San Gottardo). There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at Teufelsbrucke, get outside with Sustenpass, don't miss a visit to Lungolago Di Ascona, and get in on the excitement at Lido di Lugano.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Lugano online itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Lugano takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Monte-Carlo, Monaco

— 3 nights
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Step off the beaten path and head to Fairmont Hairpin curve and Port de Fontvieille. Step out of Monte-Carlo to go to Monaco-Ville and see Boat Tours & Water Sports, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin du Casino, don't miss a visit to Port Hercules, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and examine the collection at Princess Grace Irish Library.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Monte-Carlo vacation planning tool.

Drive from Lugano to Monte-Carlo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Monte-Carlo when traveling from Lugano in July, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Paris, France

— 4 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fontainebleau Forest (Foret de Fontainebleau) and Quartier Montparnasse. When in Paris, make a side trip to see France Miniature in Elancourt, approximately Elancourt away. There's much more to do: stroll around Parc du Champ de Mars, pause for some serene contemplation at Fontaine Saint-Sulpice, admire the landmark architecture of Luxembourg Palace, and get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville.

Make your Paris itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Monte-Carlo to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Monte-Carlo in July since evenings lows in Paris dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Parks · Museums · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

London, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Abbotts View AlpacasAbbotts View Farm and Hampstead Heath. You'll find plenty of places to visit near London: Cambridge (Walking tours & Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Primrose Hill, stop by Holland Park, stroll the grounds of Highgate Cemetery, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the London trip website.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Paris in July: highs in London hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Beer Tastings & Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Wassenaar (Beach Wassenaarseslag & Museum Voorlinden), Natuurmonumenten Nieuwkoopse Plassen (in Woerdense Verlaat) and The Hague (Westbroekpark & Hofvijver). There's still lots to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Airborne Cemetery, see the interesting displays at Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum), walk around Amsterdamse Bos, and explore the world behind art at Museum of the Canals.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip planner.

You can fly from London to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Amsterdam is 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 2 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Minceta Fortress and Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Kolocep Island, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Blaise, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and don't miss a visit to Bell Tower.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Dubrovnik in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, expect Dubrovnik to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Russia travel guide

4.7
Specialty Museums · Churches · Monuments
Mother Russia
Feared and revered not long ago as the land "behind the Iron Curtain" and before that as "the land of the Tsars," Russia is a land of many contrasts. Spreading over two continents, it is also the largest country in the world and one of the most powerful. Founded by a group of East Slavs in the 10th century, it is home to over 160 different ethnic groups and indigenous peoples. They have all left their mark on the land, but the Slavic and Byzantine traditions hold a special place in Russia's rich historical and cultural legacy. The diverse natural beauty includes vast swathes of plains intersected with thousands of rivers, lakes, and dramatic mountain ranges along the southern borders. Arctic tundra, taiga, mixed forests, steppe, and desert-like areas successively carpet the land from the north to the south. Perfectly preserved ancient towns surrounded by mighty kremlins with colorful onion-domed churches attract tourists just as much as the nation's biggest metropolises, Moscow and Saint Petersburg.

Austrian Alps travel guide

4.2
Ski Areas · Historic Sites · Lookouts
Much of the country's territory sits in the heart of the mountainous Austrian Alps, making the region a prime spot for trekking, skiing, or cozying up in a mountain resort. The mountain range makes Austria, along with Switzerland, the winter sports capital of Europe. Though the Alps are most famous for hosting a wealth of ski resorts for visitors of all skill levels, regional tourism is growing, capitalizing on the appeal of outdoor recreation during all seasons. Visitors flock to the Alps for hiking, golf, biking, and whitewater kayaking in addition to skiing.

San Marino travel guide

3.3
Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Castles
San Marino is a country characterized by its architecture--namely, the three towers that adorn the country's flag and coat of arms. As a result, most of the tourist attractions here center around the structures protruding from the hill of the country. The third-smallest nation in Europe, it is surprising that San Marino managed to gain independence from robust Italy. This status has created great pride among the Sanmarinese, although Italian culture is still quite influential as the country is completely surrounded by Italy. And while its size has obvious disadvantages, the advantages for tourism strongly outweigh them. Visitors don't need to travel to get a sense of the country (there isn't far to go!), and this generates an intimacy and friendliness among locals that is lost in most larger countries.

Tuscany travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance
Known for its landscapes, traditions, and history, Tuscany possesses an unparalleled artistic legacy that continues to influence world culture. Regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, the region boasts a lengthy list of attractions, including world-class museums, art galleries, and archeological sites. With a distinct culture and a very strong linguistic identity, this region is sometimes referred to as a nation within a nation. A land of picture-postcard areas, Tuscany contains plenty of places to visit on your holiday, with seven World Heritage Sites, including the historic town centers of Florence and Siena. With more than 120 protected nature preserves, Tuscany is not only a land of culture and historic monuments, but also a great place to discover and enjoy the Italian outdoors. Take it slowly here (as the locals do), and give yourself plenty of time to get to know the local culture and cuisine of Tuscany's medieval towns and ancient villages.

Swiss Alps travel guide

4.3
Mountains · Bodies of Water · Lookouts
The stunning Swiss Alps cover 65 percent of the Switzerland's surface area with dramatic mountain scenery. Its spectacular peaks and valleys are the result of tectonic thrusts, among them the Jungfrau-Aletsch region, the first World Heritage Site in the Alps. Connected by a network of trains and cable cars, this majestic vacation spot is accessible for all. The Swiss Alps are home to some of the highest mountains in the Alps, including the Monte Rosa, which stands at 4,634 m (15,203 ft). Pristine white snow and perfect blue skies await you, and ski sports and hiking trails aplenty top the list of things to do.

Monaco travel guide

4.2
Aquariums · Casinos · Historic Walking Areas
Rich Man's Paradise City
As part of the French Riviera, Monaco offers the sparkling aquamarine waters of the Mediterranean Sea on its doorstep. The country has long been known for its panache--fast cars, big casinos, and expensive boutiques surround you here. While there are less luxurious activities for travelers, this is not the country for tourists on a budget. Many cruise ships make this a port of call in this region, so expect to see these vessels and large yachts as part of the landscape here.

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.

Croatia travel guide

4.4
Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.