17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Budva, Montenegro
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
4
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Zadar, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
End: Ljubljana, Slovenia

4
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Acropolis of Athens and Parthenon. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ancient Agora of Athens and Mount Lycabettus. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, examine the collection at Numismatic Museum, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, and admire the natural beauty at National Garden.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Athens trip itinerary maker.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Athens is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ljubljana to Athens due to the time zone difference. In July, Athens is a bit warmer than Ljubljana - with highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C. On the 19th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lapad and War Photo Limited. Get some cultural insight at Dubrovnik City Walls and Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Old Town, take in the waterfront activity at City Harbor, and head off the coast to Lokrum Island.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Dubrovnik road trip planning website.

You can fly from Athens to Dubrovnik in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens to Dubrovnik, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Athens in July, expect Dubrovnik to be a bit cooler, temps between 34°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Budva.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
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Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lapad ©
Lapad

3
nights
Budva, Montenegro

Budva ©
Montenegro's top tourist destination, Budva draws big crowds with its pulsating nightlife and sun-kissed beaches.
On the 23rd (Sat), don't miss a visit to City Walls, then pause for some serene contemplation at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Kotor. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Citadel, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Punta Church, then contemplate the long history of Altstadt (Old Town) Budva, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ploce Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Budva itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Budva in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Budva, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Budva

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kotor, R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, Ploce Beach, Castle Of San Giovanni
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City Walls ©
City Walls
Castle Of San Giovanni ©
Castle Of San Giovanni
Bay of Kotor ©
Bay of Kotor

4
nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Straza Bled and Preseren Square. Get in touch with nature at Lake Bled and Ljubljanica River. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ljubljana: Vintgar Gorge (in Zgornje Gorje) and Bled Castle (in Bled). There's still lots to do: stroll around Tivoli Park, admire the landmark architecture of Hauptmannova Hisa, and snap pictures at Dragon Bridge (Zmajski Most).

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Ljubljana trip planner.

Fly from Budva to Ljubljana in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Budva in July, with highs in Ljubljana at 32°C and lows at 17°C. On the 29th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Zadar.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bled, Vintgar Gorge
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Straza Bled ©
Straza Bled
Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled
Bled Castle ©
Bled Castle

1
night
Zadar, Croatia

Zadar
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Zadar vacation planner.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Zadar in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Ljubljana in July, expect nights in Zadar to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. On the 30th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Zadar

Outdoors Tours Parks

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