15 days in The Balkans Itinerary

15 days in The Balkans Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Corfu Town, Greece
— 1 night
2
Nafplio, Greece
— 3 nights
3
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
4
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
5
Bled, Slovenia
— 1 night
6
Hvar, Croatia
— 2 nights
7
Korcula Town, Croatia
— 3 nights

1
night
Corfu Town, Greece

Corfu Town ©
Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): admire the striking features of Corfu Museum of Asian Art and then delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Ioannis the Precursor, then find your balance on the water with Corfu Sea Land Activities, then explore the historical opulence of Mon Repos Palace, and finally examine the collection at Casa Parlante.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Corfu Town tour itinerary planner.

Belgrade, Serbia to Corfu Town is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Belgrade to Corfu Town, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Belgrade in August; daily highs in Corfu Town reach 39°C and lows reach 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nafplio.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Mon Repos Palace ©
Mon Repos Palace

3
nights
Nafplio, Greece

Nafplio ©
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Great Theatre of Epidaurus and Archaeological Site Mycenae. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fortress Palamidi and Tiryns. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Lion Gate, explore the ancient world of Citadel and Treasury of Atreus, take an in-depth tour of Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, and take in the waterfront at Nauplion Promenade.

Make your Nafplio itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Corfu Town to Nafplio takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Corfu Town in August, expect little chillier with lows of 17°C in Nafplio. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Athens.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Mycenae, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Highlights from your plan
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Lion Gate ©
Lion Gate

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, wander the streets of Plaka, and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Hephaestus. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Athens road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nafplio to Athens takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in August, Athens is a bit warmer at night with lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hagia Sophia Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Areas of Istanbul.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Athens to Istanbul by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Athens to Istanbul. Traveling from Athens in August, expect Istanbul to be little chillier, temps between 34°C and 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bled.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

1
night
Bled, Slovenia

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): head off the coast to Bled Island, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin's Parish Church, then explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle, and finally scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bled day trip planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Bled in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Istanbul in August, expect Bled to be slightly colder, temps between 31°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Bled

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Bled Castle ©
Bled Castle
Bled Island ©
Bled Island

2
nights
Hvar, Croatia

Hvar ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Monastery, then take some stellar pictures from Spanjola, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Jerolim, kick back and relax at Mekicevica Beach, and then cross one thing off your bucket list with Skydiving Tandem Hvar.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hvar online tour itinerary maker.

Getting from Bled to Hvar by combination of car and ferry takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, Hvar is a bit warmer than Bled - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Hvar

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Skydiving Tandem Hvar ©
Skydiving Tandem Hvar
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

3
nights
Korcula Town, Croatia

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Visiting Fishing Charters & Tours and Badija will get you outdoors. Visit Korcula Town Walls and Forteca for their historical value. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Pupnatska Luca Beach, see the interesting displays at House of Marco Polo, steep yourself in history at Kula Morska Vrata, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sveti Mihovil.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Korcula Town trip itinerary planning app.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Hvar to Korcula Town in 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Korcula Town are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

Lovric Winery
Highlights from your plan
Badija ©
Badija
Korcula Town Walls ©
Korcula Town Walls
Sveti Mihovil ©
Sveti Mihovil

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