31 days in The Balkans Itinerary

31 days in The Balkans Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 3 nights
2
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
3
Orebic, Croatia
— 2 nights
4
Korcula Town, Croatia
— 4 nights
5
Bol, Croatia
— 4 nights
6
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
7
Pamukkale, Turkey
— 1 day
8
Goreme, Turkey
— 2 nights
9
Istanbul, Turkey
— 5 nights

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ljubljana: Bled (Spa Park, Bled Castle, &more). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Church of the Annunciation, snap pictures at Dragon Bridge, and get your game on at Axe Throwing Europe.

Before you visit Ljubljana, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Chicago, USA to Ljubljana is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Ljubljana is 7 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in March: highs in Ljubljana hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites Fun & Games Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bled
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Highlights from your plan
Bled Castle ©
Bled Castle
Bled Island ©
Bled Island
Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dubrovnik: Ston (Fort KaStio, Church, St. Nicholas, &more) and Lopud (Sutvrac Fortress, Your black horizon Art Pavilion, &more). And it doesn't end there: stop by Old Town, enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Dubrovnik West Harbour, and steep yourself in history at The Franciscan Church and Monastery.

To plan Dubrovnik vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Ljubljana to Dubrovnik by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ljubljana in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Dubrovnik, with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Orebic.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Ston, Lopud
Highlights from your plan
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum
Old Town ©
Old Town
Rector's Palace ©
Rector's Palace

2
nights
Orebic, Croatia

Orebic ©
Orebić is a port town and municipality in the Dubrovnik-Neretva county in Croatia. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): do a tasting at Matusko Winery, do a tasting at Vino Spaleta, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sveti Ilija Mountain. On the next day, do a tasting at Korta Katarina Winery, pause for some serene contemplation at Gospe od Karmena, thenget great views at Vidikovac Orebic, thensample the fine beverages at Natura Antunovic, and finally admire the striking features of Monastery of Our Lady of Andela.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Orebic trip planner.

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Orebic in 2 hours. In March in Orebic, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Orebic

Nature Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Vino Spaleta, Matusko Winery
Highlights from your plan
Sveti Ilija Mountain ©
Sveti Ilija Mountain
Vino Spaleta ©
Vino Spaleta
Korta Katarina Winery ©
Korta Katarina Winery

4
nights
Korcula Town, Croatia

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ethno Museum Barilo (in Blato) and Vela Spila (in Vela Luka). The adventure continues: make a trip to Velika Knezeva Kula, view the masterpieces at Vapor gallery, do a tasting at Lovric Winery, and look for gifts at OPG Komparak.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Korcula Town trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Orebic to Korcula Town takes an hour. In March, daytime highs in Korcula Town are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Bol.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Lumbarda, Ethno Museum Barilo, Vela Spila
Highlights from your plan
Revelin Tower ©
Revelin Tower
Ethno Museum Barilo ©
Ethno Museum Barilo
Velika Knezeva Kula ©
Velika Knezeva Kula

4
nights
Bol, Croatia

Bol ©
An hour boat ride from Split on the island of Brac, Bol boasts a charming old town, pebble beach, and great windsurfing conditions. Historical charm abounds here in the form of stone houses, narrow pedestrian streets, and historical attractions marked with panels.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bol: Nerezisca (Senjkovic Winery & Wine Tasting Brac & Olive Oil Brac), Jaksic Gallery (in Donji Humac) and Skrip (The Island of Brac Museum - Skrip, Museum uja, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Kastil Gospodnetic Dol, browse the exhibits of Dominican Monastery, make a trip to Stone, and Head underground at Zmajeva špilja.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bol sightseeing planner.

You can ride a ferry from Korcula Town to Bol in 3 hours. March in Bol sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Bol

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Skrip, Postira, Nerezisca, Jaksic Gallery, Summer House Of Jerolim Kavanjin
Highlights from your plan
Museum uja ©
Museum uja
Nautic Center Bol ©
Nautic Center Bol
The Island of Brac Museum - Skrip ©
The Island of Brac Museum - Skrip

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, and admire the natural beauty at National Garden.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Athens day trip planner.

Fly from Bol to Athens in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. In March, daytime highs in Athens are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Athens

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

1
day
Pamukkale, Turkey

Pamukkale ©
A popular spa since the second century BCE, the modern city of Pamukkale continues to draw worldwide attention with its hot springs and travertines--naturally formed calcite bathing pools.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Hierapolis and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale tour planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Athens to Pamukkale in 8 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Turkey Time is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools

2
nights
Goreme, Turkey

Famed for its landscape of unusually shaped stone formations and churches cut into the natural rocks, Goreme sits in the central part of the country, an area originally settled during Roman times.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Fairy Chimneys and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour. On your second day here, get outside with Outdoor Activities, stroll through Goreme National Park, don't miss a visit to Bezirhane Pottery, thendo a tasting at Kocabag Winery, and finally stop by Alaturca Taner.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Goreme tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Pamukkale to Goreme takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trips

Uchisar, Bezirhane Pottery
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Off-Road Tours

5
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.
Istanbul is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Hagia Sophia Museum, take a stroll through Ortakoy, explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern, and contemplate the long history of Basilica Cistern.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Istanbul itinerary planner.

You can fly from Goreme to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Goreme in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Istanbul, with lows of °F. On the 31st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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