15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: St. Petersburg, Russia
Fly + Bus:  7 h
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
2
Balatonfured, Hungary
— 1 day
Drive:  5 h 15 min
3
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
4
Split, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
6
Tivat Municipality, Montenegro
— 2 nights
Drive:  0 min
7
Budva, Montenegro
— 2 nights
Fly:  0 min
8
Belgrade, Serbia
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: St. Petersburg, Russia

1
night
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion, explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), then take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, and finally steep yourself in history at Heroes' Square. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Danube River, steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, cool off at Palatinus Strandfürdő, then stop by Book Cafe - Lotz Terem, and finally appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube Bank.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest driving holiday planner.

St. Petersburg, Russia to Budapest is an approximately 7- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from St. Petersburg to Budapest, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from St. Petersburg in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Budapest, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Balatonfured.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Liberty Statue ©
Liberty Statue

1
day
Balatonfured, Hungary

Balatonfured ©
Balatonfüred is a popular resort town in Veszprém county, in Hungary, with a population of 13,000, situated on the northern shore of Lake Balaton. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bences Apatsag and then get outside with Tagore Promenade.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Balatonfured journey planner.

You can drive from Budapest to Balatonfured in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Balatonfured

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Bences Apatsag
Highlights from your plan
Tagore Promenade ©
Tagore Promenade
Bences Apatsag ©
Bences Apatsag

1
night
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 3rd (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Plitvice Lakes National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Balatonfured to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park

1
night
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dubovica Beach as well as Old Split. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): do a tasting at Putalj Winery, then steep yourself in history at Old Split, and then steep yourself in history at Palazzo di Diocleziano. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Dubovica Beach, kick back and relax at Bacvice Beach, then pause for some photo ops at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and finally admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Split road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Split in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Split are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Dubovica Beach
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

1
night
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.
On the 6th (Sat), enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls, and then stop by Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at War Photo Limited, then enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Kupari, then head off the coast to Lokrum Island, and finally learn about all things military at Museum of Croatian War of Independence.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Dubrovnik trip planner.

Traveling by car from Split to Dubrovnik takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tivat Municipality.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Museums Parks
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Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town
War Photo Limited ©
War Photo Limited

2
nights
Tivat Municipality, Montenegro

Tivat Municipality ©
Tivat Municipality is the smallest municipality in Montenegro by area, situated in the Bay of Kotor. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Palace Zmajevic, get engrossed in the history at Perast Museum, explore the historical opulence of Grubonja Palace, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Blazena Ozana, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, and finally stop by Cats of Kotor.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Tivat Municipality sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Tivat Municipality in 2 hours. Traveling from Dubrovnik in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Tivat Municipality, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Budva.

Things to do in Tivat Municipality

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kotor, Perast
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Grubonja Palace ©
Grubonja Palace
Palace Zmajevic ©
Palace Zmajevic
Plavi Horizonti Beach ©
Plavi Horizonti Beach

2
nights
Budva, Montenegro

Budva ©
Montenegro's top tourist destination, Budva draws big crowds with its pulsating nightlife and sun-kissed beaches.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Njegos Mausoleum as well as La Roca. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): stroll through Becici Beach, don't miss a visit to Njegos Mausoleum, contemplate the long history of Citadel, then wander the streets of The Old Town, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mogren Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at The Monastery of Saint Peter (Sveti Petar Cetinjski). On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Jaz Beach, steep yourself in history at Altstadt (Old Town) Budva, then stroll through Ploce Beach, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at La Roca.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Budva day trip planner.

Budva is just a stone's throw from Tivat Municipality. In August, daytime highs in Budva are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Budva

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Cetinje, Becici Beach, The Old Town, Jaz Beach, Ploce Beach
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Ploce Beach ©
Ploce Beach
Jaz Beach ©
Jaz Beach
Altstadt (Old Town) Budva ©
Altstadt (Old Town) Budva

3
nights
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
You've now added Shake 'n' Shake to your itinerary. Your inner history buff will appreciate Kalemegdan and Viminacium Archaeological Park. Skadarlija and Smederevo Fortress are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Ada Ciganlija, pause for some serene contemplation at Crkva Svetog Oca Nikolaja, contemplate the long history of Residence of Princess Ljubica (Konak Kneginje Ljubice, and take in panoramic vistas at The Millenary Monument.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Belgrade travel planning app.

Traveling by flight from Budva to Belgrade takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Budva, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Belgrade, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Belgrade

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Viminacium Archaeological Park, Smederevo Fortress
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Viminacium Archaeological Park
Viminacium Archaeological Park
Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
Ada Ciganlija ©
Ada Ciganlija

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