17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Berlin, Germany
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Zagreb, Croatia
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Belgrade, Serbia
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Berlin, Germany

4
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Verona (Arena di Verona, Piazza delle Erbe, & more) and Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica di Sant’Antonio). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary maker app .

Berlin, Germany to Venice is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In November in Venice, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Verona, Padua
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

4
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Step out of Zagreb to go to Plitvice Lakes National Park and see Plitvice Lakes National Park, which is approximately 2 hours away. And it doesn't end there: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad), and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Zagreb trip maker website .

You can drive from Venice to Zagreb in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Venice in November since evenings lows in Zagreb dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Belgrade.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Plitvice Lakes National Park
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Walking tours
Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Belgrade, Serbia

The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
On the 22nd (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Ada Ciganlija, take in the exciting artwork at Art for All, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, wander the streets of Skadarlija, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save).

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Belgrade trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Zagreb to Belgrade by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. In November, daytime highs in Belgrade are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sofia.

Things to do in Belgrade

Tours Beaches Parks
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Walking tours
Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Sofia, Bulgaria

Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Sveti Nikolay. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the slopes at Vitosha Mountain, take a stroll through Vitosha Boulevard, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Sofia travel route builder .

Fly from Belgrade to Sofia in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Belgrade to Sofia. November in Sofia sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Sofia

Tours Historic Sites Parks
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Walking tours
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Room Escape Games

4
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, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, and take a stroll through Ortakoy.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Istanbul vacation planning website .

Getting from Sofia to Istanbul by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Sofia to Istanbul is 1 hour. Traveling from Sofia in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much warmer in Istanbul, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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