19 days in Europe Itinerary

19 days in Europe Itinerary

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19 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Asuncion, Paraguay
Fly + Shuttle:  9 h
1
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
2
Bled, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6 h 15 min
4
Korcula Island, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5 h 30 min
5
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Kotor, Montenegro
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Tram + Bus:  5 h 30 min
7
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
8
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  23 h 45 min
End: Asuncion, Paraguay

1
night
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): explore the activities along Ljubljanica River, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Contemporary History (Muzej Novejse Zgodovine Slovenije), explore the historical opulence of Škofja Loka Castle, then stroll through Landscape park Logar Valley, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St John the Baptist. Keep things going the next day: get to know the resident critters at ZOO Ljubljana, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Union Experience, and then examine the collection at Railway Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ljubljana visit planner.

Asuncion, Paraguay to Ljubljana is an approximately 21- hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, train, and shuttle. Traveling from Asuncion to Ljubljana, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Asuncion in April, things will get cooler in Ljubljana: highs are around 19°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Bled.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Church of St John the Baptist, Škofja Loka Castle, Landscape park Logar Valley
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Landscape park Logar Valley ©
Landscape park Logar Valley
Škofja Loka Castle ©
Škofja Loka Castle
Church of St John the Baptist ©
Church of St John the Baptist

1
night
Bled, Slovenia

Bled ©
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
On the 14th (Thu), explore the activities along Lake Bled.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bled trip planner.

Drive from Ljubljana to Bled in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Bled can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Zagreb.

Things to do in Bled

Parks Nature
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Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled

2
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum in Zagreb, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, then get to know the resident critters at Maksimir, and finally step off the mainland to explore Mrcara. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Medvednica and then see the interesting displays at Zagreb City Museum.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Zagreb trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Bled to Zagreb in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a shuttle. In April, daytime highs in Zagreb are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Korcula Island.

Things to do in Zagreb

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Mrcara
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Maksimir ©
Maksimir
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
Archaeological Museum in Zagreb ©
Archaeological Museum in Zagreb

2
nights
Korcula Island, Croatia

Korcula Island ©
On the 17th (Sun), make a trip to Korcula Old City, see the interesting displays at House of Marco Polo, browse the exhibits of Vapor gallery, then take an in-depth tour of Korcula Town Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral, and finally kick back and relax at Pupnatska Luca Beach. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Atelier Abel, take a tour by water with Korcula Semisubmarine, then learn about winemaking at Bire winery, and finally step off the mainland to explore Proizd Island.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Korcula Island online tour itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zagreb to Korcula Island. Traveling from Zagreb in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Korcula Island, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Proizd Island ©
Proizd Island
Korcula Town Museum ©
Korcula Town Museum
St. Mark's Cathedral ©
St. Mark's Cathedral

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 19th (Tue), steep yourself in history at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, then take an in-depth tour of Rector's Palace, then take a stroll through Old Town, and finally examine the collection at War Photo Limited. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, then contemplate the long history of Dubrovnik City Walls, then head off the coast to Mljet National Park, and finally kick back and relax at Srebreno Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Dubrovnik trip itinerary builder tool.

Explore your travel options from Korcula Island to Dubrovnik with the Route module. In April in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kotor.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Srebreno Beach, Mljet National Park
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Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town

3
nights
Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor ©
Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
Explore hidden gems such as R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela and Historical Archives of Kotor. Let the collections at National Museum of Montenegro and Cats Museum capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kotor: Becici Beach (in Becici), Milocher Park (in Sveti Stefan) and The Monastery of Saint Peter (Sveti Petar Cetinjski) (in Cetinje). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Perast Museum, examine the collection at Maritime Museum, stop by Cats of Kotor, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Plavi Horizonti Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kotor road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Kotor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Sofia.

Things to do in Kotor

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cetinje Municipality, Perast, Tivat Municipality, Becici Beach, Milocher Park
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Becici Beach ©
Becici Beach
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela ©
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela
Milocher Park ©
Milocher Park

1
night
Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): see the interesting displays at National Museum of History, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Socialist Art, learn about all things military at National Museum of Military History, then admire the striking features of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, then learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Natural History, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Sofia Public Mineral Baths. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of local nightlife at Internet Cafe Web Zona, then shop like a local with Art Shop Hand Made, then get engrossed in the history at National Institute of Archaeology with Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Art Gallery.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sofia online trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Kotor to Sofia in 8 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Kotor in April since evenings lows in Sofia dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Sofia

Museums Nightlife Spas
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St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
National Museum of Natural History ©
National Museum of Natural History
National Museum of Military History ©

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Basilica Cistern. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kariye Museum (The Chora Church) and Florya Sahil Parkı. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, kick back and relax at Solar Plajı, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Burc Beach.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul route planner.

Getting from Sofia to Istanbul by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Sofia to Istanbul. In April, daytime highs in Istanbul are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Kariye Museum (The Chora Church) ©
Kariye Museum (The Chora Church)
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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