18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Montevideo, Uruguay
+2
Fly + tram + train:  20​h
1
Bologna, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Treviso, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Soca, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Zagreb, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 2 nights
7
Split, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Bol, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
9
Blato, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Korcula Town, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
11
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Montevideo, Uruguay

1
night
Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Castello Estense, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Petronio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, then make a trip to Piazza Maggiore, then steep yourself in history at Piazza Maggiore, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bologna trip planning website .

Montevideo, Uruguay to Bologna is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Montevideo to Bologna is 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Montevideo in September; daily highs in Bologna reach 30°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Treviso.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Castello Estense, Museo Ferrari, Piazza Maggiore
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Piazza Maggiore ©
Piazza Maggiore
Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda ©
Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©

1
night
Treviso, Italy

Treviso ©
The northern Italy medieval city of Treviso is known worldwide as the home of the Italian dessert tiramisu.
On the 29th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Passeggiata lungo la restera and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Palazzo Degli Azzoni Avogadro.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Treviso trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Bologna to Treviso takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Treviso sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Soca.

Things to do in Treviso

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Palazzo Degli Azzoni Avogadro
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Battistero Di San Giovanni ©
Battistero Di San Giovanni
Piazza dei Signori ©
Piazza dei Signori

2
nights
Soca, Slovenia

Soca ©
On the 1st (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at The Source of Soca River, explore the historical opulence of Vila Vipolze, then make a trip to Smartno, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Gonjace Lookout Tower. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at Zidovsko pokopalisce, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sveta Gora (Holy Mountain), don't miss a visit to Stazione Transalpina, then take in the views from Solkanski Most, and finally look for gifts at Qlandia Nova Gorica.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Soca day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Treviso to Soca takes 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Soca

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Nova Gorica, Kojsko, Vila Vipolze
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Sveta Gora (Holy Mountain) ©
Sveta Gora (Holy Mountain)
Smartno ©
Smartno
Gonjače Viewing Tower ©
Gonjače Viewing Tower

2
nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana melds German, Mediterranean, and Slovenian culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): take in the views from Tromostovje and then explore the activities along Lake Bled. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Ljubljanski Grad, then stroll through Vintgar Gorge, and then step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle.

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You can drive from Soca to Ljubljana in 2 hours. In October, Ljubljana is little chillier than Soca - with highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bled
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Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge
Ljubljanski Grad ©
Ljubljanski Grad

1
night
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad), and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Zagreb tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Ljubljana to Zagreb in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a train. In October in Zagreb, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Room Escape Games
Walking tours
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)

2
nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Veliki Slap and then explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Plitvice Lakes National Park trip website .

Getting from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Split.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Veliki Slap
Veliki Slap

1
night
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Diocletian's Palace, then don't miss a visit to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Of St. Roch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, steep yourself in history at Grgur Ninski Statue, and then walk around Marjan Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Split route planner.

Drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Split in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Split, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Bol.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Church Of St. Roch
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Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Wine Tours & Tastings

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Dolina Blaca and then take in the awesome beauty at Vidova Gora.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bol trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Split to Bol in 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Blato.

Things to do in Bol

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Vidova Gora ©
Vidova Gora

1
night
Blato, Croatia

Blato
To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Blato visit planner.

You can drive from Bol to Blato in 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 10th (Thu), you'll travel to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Blato

Outdoors Tours Parks
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night
Korcula Town, Croatia

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): make a trip to Atelier Abel, make a trip to Korcula Old City, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral, then examine the collection at House of Marco Polo, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Pupnatska Luca Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Korcula Town online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Blato to Korcula Town takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Korcula Old City
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Pupnatska Luca Beach ©
Pupnatska Luca Beach
Korcula Old City ©
Korcula Old City
House of Marco Polo ©
House of Marco Polo

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Blaise. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Old Town and then step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum.

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

You can drive from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik in 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Tours Historic Sites
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum

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