55 days in Europe Itinerary

55 days in Europe Itinerary

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Fly to Vienna, Bus to Bratislava
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
Bus to Vienna, Fly to Sarajevo
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 6 nights
Ferry
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Korcula Town, Croatia
— 6 nights
Ferry to Stari Grad, Taxi to Hvar
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Hvar, Croatia
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Bol, Croatia
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Split, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive
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Skradin, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 5 nights
Drive
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Bled, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pula, Croatia
— 6 nights
Drive
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Krk Island, Croatia
— 4 nights
Ferry to Merag, Drive to Mali Losinj
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Mali Losinj, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 4 nights

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Bratislava, Slovakia — 2 nights

Beauty on the Danube

Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Bratislava Castle, get engrossed in the history at Devin Castle, then appreciate the history behind Cumil, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Church of St. Elizabeth. Keep things going the next day: admire the local landmark of Fountain of peace, make a trip to The Grassalkovich palace - Presidential palace, wander the streets of Bratislava Old Town, then don't miss a visit to St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), then make a trip to UFO Observation Deck, and finally steep yourself in history at Michalska Brana.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Bratislava online road trip planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Bratislava is an approximately 31-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 11 hours. Traveling from Auckland in July, expect nights in Bratislava to be somewhat warmer, around 19°C, while days are warmer, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sarajevo.
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina — 2 nights

Jerusalem of Europe

Nearly destroyed by war during the 1990s, the riverside city of Sarajevo now serves as one of the region's major educational, cultural, and commercial hubs.
On the 28th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain), take in the views from Latin Bridge, steep yourself in history at Vijećnica, then contemplate the long history of Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, and finally contemplate the long history of Bascarsija. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Vrelo Bosne.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sarajevo visit planning site.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Bratislava to Sarajevo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bratislava in July, Sarajevo is slightly colder at night with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Dubrovnik.
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Dubrovnik, Croatia — 6 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dubrovnik: Korcula Town (House of Marco Polo, St. Mark's Cathedral, &more) and Cavtat Old Town (in Cavtat). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Old Town, take in the waterfront activity at City Harbor, appreciate the extensive heritage of Walls of Dubrovnik, and get advice or help at The Franciscan Church and Monastery.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Dubrovnik travel planner.

Drive from Sarajevo to Dubrovnik in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Sarajevo in July since evenings lows in Dubrovnik dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Korcula Town.
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Korcula Town, Croatia — 6 nights

Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Get out of town with these interesting Korcula Town side-trips: Ethno Museum Barilo (in Blato) and Proizd Island (in Vela Luka). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pupnatska Luka Beach, get engrossed in the history at Bishop's Treasury Museum, make a trip to Korcula Town Walls, and head off the coast to Badija.

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Traveling by ferry from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Korcula Town are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Hvar.
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Hvar, Croatia — 5 nights

Croatian St. Tropez

The Croatian island of Hvar serves as a picturesque location for a Mediterranean holiday, with a range of offerings from quiet coves to a lively medieval town.
Hvar is known for sightseeing, adventure, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Pakleni Otoci, pause for some serene contemplation at Benedictine Monastery, make a trip to The Harbour of Hvar, and admire the striking features of Franciscan Monastery.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hvar visit planning website.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Korcula Town to Hvar takes 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Hvar can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Bol.
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Bol, Croatia — 3 nights

An hour boat ride from Split on the island of Brac, Bol boasts a charming old town, pebble beach, and great windsurfing conditions.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bol: Hello Blue Cave (in Split) and Skrip (Museum of Brac & Museum uja). There's still lots to do: stroll through Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) and kick back and relax at Murvica Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bol tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by ferry from Hvar to Bol takes an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. On the 18th (Fri), you'll travel to Split.
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Split, Croatia — 4 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Split: Historic City of Trogir (in Trogir), Krka National Park (in Skradin) and Zadar (Museum of Illusions, Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), &more). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Diocletian's Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Krka Monastery, steep yourself in history at Old Split, and pause for some photo ops at Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Split online trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Bol to Split takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Skradin.
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Skradin, Croatia — 2 nights

Skradin is a small town in the Šibenik-Knin County of Croatia, with a population about 3,986 . Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park and then get a taste of life in the country at Ranch Deer Valley.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Skradin itinerary planner.

You can drive from Split to Skradin in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. You will leave for Plitvice Lakes National Park on the 24th (Thu).
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia — 5 nights

Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Plitvice Lakes National Park: Rastoke (in Slunj), Kuterevo (Velebit Association Kuterevo & Bear Sanctuary) and Smit's Lake (in Ogulin). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Gavanovac Lake, take in the dramatic scenery at Sastavci, and explore the striking landscape at Barac Caves.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Plitvice Lakes National Park online road trip planner.

Getting from Skradin to Plitvice Lakes National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bled.
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Bled, Slovenia — 2 nights

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
On the 29th (Tue), whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, head off the coast to Bled Island, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Triglav National Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bled trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Bled in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August, daily temperatures in Bled can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pula.
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Pula, Croatia — 6 nights

It's the mild climate and calm seas of Pula that draw visitors to the southernmost point of the Istrian peninsula, but the city's ample Roman architecture is a key reason they stay.
Prodan Tartufi has been added to your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pula: Iglesia de Santa Maria de las Rocas (in Beram), Groznjan Hilltop village of artists, Istria, Croatia (in Groznjan) and Kamenjak National Park (in Premantura). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Old Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Of Augustus, relax in the rural setting at Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and admire the landmark architecture of Hilltop Walled Ancient City of Motovun.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Pula trip planner.

You can drive from Bled to Pula in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Bled in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Pula, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Krk Island.
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Krk Island, Croatia — 4 nights

Golden Island

A trip to Krk Island ensures you enjoy some Italian atmosphere and loads of Croatian culture.
Get out of town with these interesting Krk Island side-trips: Mali Losinj (The Losinj Aromatic Garden & Valdarke Beach), Porec Old Town (in Poreč) and Port of Rovinj (in Rovinj). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Baska Tablet, take a leisurely stroll along Breakwater Rovenska, snap pictures at Krcki most, and make a trip to Vrbnik.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Krk Island trip planner.

You can drive from Pula to Krk Island in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. September in Krk Island sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mali Losinj.
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Mali Losinj, Croatia — 3 nights

Mali Lošinj is a town and municipality in the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, on the island of Lošinj, in western Croatia. Mali Losinj is known for beaches, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Baston, enjoy the sand and surf at Susak, tour the pleasant surroundings at Unije, and see the interesting displays at Losinjski Muzej.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Mali Losinj route planning website.

Do a combination of ferry and car from Krk Island to Mali Losinj in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Zagreb.
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Zagreb, Croatia — 4 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Vucedol Culture Museum has been added to your itinerary. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, appreciate the extensive heritage of Upper Town (Gornji Grad), take a stroll through Lower Town, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Zagreb trip planner.

Fly from Mali Losinj to Zagreb in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In September in Zagreb, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 17th (Sun), you're off to home.
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Slovakia travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Monuments
Heart of Europe
A land of magnificent castles, untouched nature, and rich cultural heritage, Slovakia is a jewel in the heart of Europe that's waiting to be discovered. Larger cities such as Bratislava and Kosice feature historic architecture and offer numerous sightseeing opportunities and exciting art scenes, while the traditional villages are the perfect place to get acquainted with local customs. Some of the country's most popular tourist destinations are its numerous spa resorts, famous for their therapeutic properties, and a selection of wooden churches, many of which are World Heritage Sites. Those looking for nature's attractions can enjoy everything from the thick forests and snowy peaks of the Tatra Mountains, to one of Europe's largest concentrations of subterranean caves. The country's cuisine reflects its multi-cultural history and is a definite must-try.
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Croatia travel guide

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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.
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Slovenia travel guide

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Castles · Bodies of Water · Caves
Sunny Side of the Alps
From snowcapped Alpine peaks to sandy Adriatic beaches, a trip to Slovenia is like taking several vacations at once. Whatever the season, the country offers enticing natural attractions, all close at hand, including thick forests, scenic valleys, cave systems, waterfalls, lakes, and the Adriatic coast. For those seeking an active holiday, you'll fine an abundance of ski slopes, trails to hike, roads to bike, and rocks to climb. Pay a visit to some of Slovenia's spa resorts and take advantage of the fresh mountain air and thermal waters. Various castles, churches, and historical towns--many of which are fully preserved--tell stories of the country's past. In Slovenia's major cities, admire the architecture, explore the local arts, visit museums, and chat with the locals over a cup of coffee. Slovenian cuisine offers a blend of Alpine and Mediterranean tastes and is definitely worth trying, along with the country's wines.
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