23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
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Trieste, Italy
— 2 nights
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
Bus
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 day
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Zadar, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 3 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
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Kotor, Montenegro
— 2 nights
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Podgorica, Montenegro
— 1 night
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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally wander the streets of Cannaregio.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Venice online vacation maker.

Montreal, Canada to Venice is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Montreal in June, you will find days in Venice are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Trieste.
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Trieste, Italy — 2 nights

Trieste is a charming old town with a quiet atmosphere often compared to eastern European cities.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): admire the verdant scenery at Val Rosandra Nature Reserve, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Santa Maria Assunta, then admire the striking features of Old Stock Exchange, then admire the landmark architecture of Town Hall Building, and finally wander the streets of Old City.

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Getting from Venice to Trieste by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Ljubljana.
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Ljubljana, Slovenia — 1 night

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Trieste to Ljubljana takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Trieste in June, Ljubljana is little chillier at night with lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Zagreb.
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Zagreb, Croatia — 2 nights

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Zagreb online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Zagreb takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Zagreb are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Plitvice Lakes National Park.
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia — 1 day

Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
On the 28th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Galovac Lake, admire the sheer force of Great Cascades, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Milanovac Lake.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Plitvice Lakes National Park vacation website.

You can drive from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Zadar.
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Zadar, Croatia — 2 nights

Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Zadar trip planner.

Traveling by car from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zadar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Zadar are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Thu) before leaving for Split.
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Split, Croatia — 3 nights

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Get in touch with nature at Velika Raduca Beach and Fishing Charters & Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Old Split and Historic City of Trogir. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Split: Omiš (Fortress Mirabella (Peovica) & Omiš Cetina Canyon), Hilltop 15th Century Church of St. George in Old Town Primosten (in Primosten) and Palace Cipiko (in Trogir). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Diocletian's Palace, see the interesting displays at Froggyland, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kasuni Beach, and admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Split trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zadar to Split takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Zadar in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Split, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Mostar.
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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina — 3 nights

Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Andrija Wine Cellars, don't miss a visit to Apparition Hill, kick back and relax at Beach under The Old bridge, steep yourself in history at Biscevica Kuca (Biscevic House), then take in the views from Old Bridge (Stari Most), and finally get a taste of the local shopping with War Photo Exhibition.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Mostar online road trip planner.

Getting from Split to Mostar by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Split in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Mostar, with lows of 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Dubrovnik.
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Dubrovnik, Croatia — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Pile Gate, appreciate the extensive heritage of Walls of Dubrovnik, then get to know the fascinating history of Prijeko street, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Annunciation.

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

Traveling by car from Mostar to Dubrovnik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Mostar in July, expect nights in Dubrovnik to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are slightly colder, around 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kotor.
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Kotor, Montenegro — 2 nights

Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of the Rocks. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Kotor City Walls & Fortress, enjoy breathtaking views from Kampana Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Anne, then pause for some serene contemplation at Monastery and Church of St. Clare, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Blažena Ozana, and finally steep yourself in history at Grubonja Palace.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kotor driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Kotor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Kotor, with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Podgorica.
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Podgorica, Montenegro — 1 night

One of Europe's most relaxed and newest capital cities, Podgorica sits on the confluence of two rivers, with two sides of it offering two different options for exploring.
For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Podgorica day trip planner.

You can drive from Kotor to Podgorica in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 3 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Acropolis of Athens and Akrokorinthos are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Ancient Agora of Athens and Areopagus will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Athens: Corinth (Temple of Apollo, Archaeological Museum of Corinth, &more). There's still lots to do: visit Plaka, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Nicholas, see the interesting displays at Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum, and get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum.

To see reviews and tourist information, refer to the Athens driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Podgorica to Athens in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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