28 days in Europe Itinerary

28 days in Europe Itinerary

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28 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Istanbul, Turkey
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Belgrade, Serbia
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Piran, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Kobarid, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Bohinjsko Jezero, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Zagreb, Croatia
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Istanbul, Turkey


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6
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: contemplate the long history of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), take a stroll through Sultanahmet District, admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), and admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip planner .

If you are flying in from Turkey, the closest major airports are Istanbul Airport and Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

4
nights
Belgrade, Serbia

The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Change things up with these side-trips from Belgrade: Oplenac (in Topola) and Petrovaradin Fortress (in Petrovaradin). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Kalemegdan, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save), and wander the streets of Skadarlija.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Belgrade online itinerary builder .

You can fly from Istanbul to Belgrade in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Belgrade due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Belgrade, with lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Piran.

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

Petrovaradin Fortress, Oplenac
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Room Escape Games
Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
Ada Ciganlija ©
Ada Ciganlija

2
nights
Piran, Slovenia

Piran ©
Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): walk around Park Pietro Coppo, admire the landmark architecture of Praetorian Palace, explore the fascinating underground world of Skocjan Caves, take a leisurely stroll along Port Piran, then explore the engaging exhibits at Magical World of Shells Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Tartini Square (Tartinijev trg). Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Anne's Friary, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity, then kick back and relax at Nature Park Strunjan, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. George.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Piran trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Belgrade to Piran in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kobarid.

Things to do in Piran

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Koper, Park Pietro Coppo, Skocjan Caves, Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity, Nature Park Strunjan
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Skocjan Caves ©
Skocjan Caves
Tartini Square (Tartinijev trg) ©
Tartini Square (Tartinijev trg)
Magical World of Shells Museum ©
Magical World of Shells Museum

2
nights
Kobarid, Slovenia

At the very heart of picturesque Soca Valley, Kobarid delivers some of the most stunning views of Slovenia's highest peaks, as well as a chance to enjoy some exciting alpine rivers.
On the 17th (Fri), whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then contemplate the long history of Ravelnik Open Air Museum. On your second day here, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then get outside with Isonzo, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Soca Valley.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kobarid road trip planning site .

You can drive from Piran to Kobarid in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Piran in July, things will get slightly colder in Kobarid: highs are around 29°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bohinjsko Jezero.

Things to do in Kobarid

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Bovec
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Zipline
Soca Valley ©
Soca Valley

1
night
Bohinjsko Jezero, Slovenia

Bohinjsko Jezero ©
The mirror-like waters of the largest glacial lake in Slovenia make Bohinjsko Jezero one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Waterfall Savica, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then explore the activities along Lake Bohinj.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Bohinjsko Jezero trip itinerary app .

Getting from Kobarid to Bohinjsko Jezero by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Bohinjsko Jezero can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Bohinjsko Jezero

Parks Nature Tours
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Lake Bohinj ©
Lake Bohinj
Waterfall Savica ©
Waterfall Savica

6
nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Get out of town with these interesting Ljubljana side-trips: Postojna (Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle) and Bled (Bled Island, Vintgar Gorge, & more). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, snap pictures at Dragon Bridge (Zmajski Most), explore the activities along Ljubljanica River, and don't miss a visit to Preseren Square.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana travel route planning site .

Drive from Bohinjsko Jezero to Ljubljana in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Ljubljana sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Bled, Postojna
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge
Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town

6
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Zagreb is known for museums, historic sites, fun & games, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Zagreb vacation planner .

You can drive from Ljubljana to Zagreb in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Zagreb are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb ©
Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb
Walking tours
Recreational Sports Center Jarun ©
Recreational Sports Center Jarun

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