25 days in Europe Itinerary

25 days in Europe Itinerary

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25 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Kotor, Montenegro
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Zagreb, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
5
Bled, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Trieste, Italy
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Shuttle + Fly:  7 h 30 min
7
Bucharest, Romania
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
8
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
9
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  11 h
10
Korcula Island, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9 h
End: Paris, France

2
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.
Popular historic sites such as Dubrovnik City Walls and Vlaho Bukovac House are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Rector's Palace and Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum. Step out of Dubrovnik to go to Lopud and see Sunj Beach, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Old Town, steep yourself in history at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, head off the coast to Lokrum Island, and enjoy the sand and surf at Banje Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Dubrovnik travel planning app.

Paris, France to Dubrovnik is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in May: high temperatures in Dubrovnik hover around 26°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Sunj Beach, Vlaho Bukovac House
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Rector's Palace ©
Rector's Palace

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Milocher Park and Miki Travel. Get a sense of the local culture at The Old Town and Maritime Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Kotor: Plavi Horizonti Beach (in Radovici), Becici Beach (in Becici) and Cetinje (National Museum of Montenegro & The Monastery of Saint Peter (Sveti Petar Cetinjski)).

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kotor journey builder website.

Getting from Dubrovnik to Kotor by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Kotor, with lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Kotor

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cetinje Municipality, The Old Town, Plavi Horizonti Beach, Becici Beach, Milocher Park
Highlights from your plan
Becici Beach ©
Becici Beach
Milocher Park ©
Milocher Park
Plavi Horizonti Beach ©
Plavi Horizonti Beach

3
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Appreciate the collections at Croatian Museum of Naive Art and Museum of Broken Relationships. Do some cultural sightseeing at Upper Town (Gornji Grad) and Zagreb City Museum. There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of Mirogoj Cemetery, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum in Zagreb, meet the residents at Maksimir, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Arts and Crafts.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, read Zagreb trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Kotor to Zagreb takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Kotor in May, expect nights in Zagreb to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Zagreb

Museums Historic Sites Golf
Find places to stay May 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Archaeological Museum in Zagreb ©
Archaeological Museum in Zagreb
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
Mirogoj Cemetery ©
Mirogoj Cemetery

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River, sample the tasty concoctions at Union Experience, and then see the interesting displays at National Museum of Contemporary History (Muzej Novejse Zgodovine Slovenije). Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Škofja Loka Castle and then take in the dramatic scenery at Landscape park Logar Valley.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Zagreb to Ljubljana takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Ljubljana can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Škofja Loka Castle, Landscape park Logar Valley
Find places to stay May 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Ljubljanica River ©
Ljubljanica River
Škofja Loka Castle ©
Škofja Loka Castle

2
nights
Bled, Slovenia

Bled ©
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 26th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bled. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge in some personalized pampering at Wellness Ziva, examine the collection at Čebelarski muzej Radovljica, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Martin's Parish Church, then explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle, and finally step off the mainland to explore Bled Island.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bled trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Bled takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Trieste.

Things to do in Bled

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trip

Čebelarski muzej Radovljica
Highlights from your plan
Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled
Bled Island ©
Bled Island
Bled Castle ©
Bled Castle

3
nights
Trieste, Italy

Trieste ©
Trieste is a charming old town with a quiet atmosphere often compared to eastern European cities.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Stabilimento Balneare Gabriele and then examine the collection at Villa Manin. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Barcola, then take some stellar pictures from Parco della Rimembranza e Colle di San Giusto, and then appreciate the views at Riserva Naturale della Val Rosandra.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Trieste road trip planning site.

You can drive from Bled to Trieste in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Bled in May, Trieste is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 16°C. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Trieste

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Villa Manin, Stabilimento Balneare Gabriele
Highlights from your plan
Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico ©
Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico
Villa Manin ©
Villa Manin

2
nights
Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Morii Lake, admire the masterpieces at Peasant Museum (Muzeul Taranului Roman), then admire the masterpieces at The National Museum of Art of Romania, and finally don't miss a visit to Stavropoleos Monastery. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Muzeul National de Istorie a Romaniei and then do a tasting at Avincis - Vila Dobrusa Vineyard.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bucharest online attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Trieste to Bucharest takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Trieste to Bucharest is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Trieste in May since evenings lows in Bucharest dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Bucharest

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Avincis - Vila Dobrusa Vineyard
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 1:
Highlights from your plan
Peasant Museum (Muzeul Taranului Roman) ©
Stavropoleos Monastery ©
Stavropoleos Monastery
The National Museum of Art of Romania ©

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.
On the 2nd (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, take an in-depth tour of Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), and then contemplate the waterfront views at Halic. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), appreciate the extensive heritage of Sultanahmet District, and then explore the world behind art at Mosaic Museum.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Istanbul trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Bucharest to Istanbul takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bucharest to Istanbul. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Sofia.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Kariye Museum (The Chora Church) ©
Kariye Museum (The Chora Church)

2
nights
Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): see the interesting displays at National Museum of History, hit the slopes at Vitosha Mountain, and then admire the striking features of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Sofia online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Sofia in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Sofia. Traveling from Istanbul in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Sofia, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Korcula Island.

Things to do in Sofia

Parks Nature Winter Sports
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Vitosha Mountain ©
Vitosha Mountain
National Museum of History ©
National Museum of History

2
nights
Korcula Island, Croatia

Korcula Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Korcula Town Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral, then make a trip to Atelier Abel, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Pupnatska Luca Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Proizd Island, look for gifts at Seba Dizajn, then see the interesting displays at House of Marco Polo, and finally explore the galleries of Vapor gallery.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Korcula Island trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sofia to Korcula Island. The time zone difference when traveling from Sofia to Korcula Island is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Korcula Island when traveling from Sofia in June, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Korcula Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Proizd Island ©
Proizd Island
Korcula Town Museum ©
Korcula Town Museum
St. Mark's Cathedral ©
St. Mark's Cathedral

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