16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Zagreb, Croatia
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Bled, Slovenia
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
3
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Rovinj, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
5
Pula, Croatia
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Krk Island, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
7
Split, Croatia
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
8
Metkovic, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
9
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
10
Kotor, Montenegro
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 15 min
11
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
12
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
End: Zagreb, Croatia

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Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the next day, get the lay of the land with Walking tours and then wander the streets of Upper Town (Gornji Grad).

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Zagreb online tour planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Zagreb Airport. In October in Zagreb, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 45°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bled.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Veliko Lake
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Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
Walking tours
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka)

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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 15th (Tue), hit the slopes at Straza Bled, thenpause for some serene contemplation at St. Martin's Parish Church, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vintgar Gorge.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bled trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Zagreb to Bled in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 43°F. On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Bled

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Vintgar Gorge
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Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge
Straza Bled ©
Straza Bled
St. Martin's Parish Church ©
St. Martin's Parish Church

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Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ljubljana trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Bled to Ljubljana takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Ljubljana are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. On the 15th (Tue), you're off to Rovinj.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Tours Outdoors Parks
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night
Rovinj, Croatia

Rovinj
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
For maps and more tourist information, go to the Rovinj online vacation planner.

Getting from Ljubljana to Rovinj by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Ljubljana in October; daily highs in Rovinj reach 66°F and lows reach 51°F. On the 16th (Wed), you'll travel to Pula.

Things to do in Rovinj

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Pula, Croatia

Pula
It's the mild climate and calm seas of Pula that draw visitors to the southernmost point of the Istrian peninsula, but the city's ample Roman architecture is a key reason they stay.
For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Pula day trip planner.

You can drive from Rovinj to Pula in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. October in Pula sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 51°F at night. On the 16th (Wed), you're off to Krk Island.

Things to do in Pula

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Krk Island, Croatia

Krk Island ©
A trip to Krk Island ensures you enjoy some Italian atmosphere and loads of Croatian culture.
On the 16th (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of Baska, kick back and relax at Stara Baska (Old Baska), and then explore the historical opulence of Frankopan Castle.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Krk Island sightseeing planner.

Getting from Pula to Krk Island by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. October in Krk Island sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Split.

Things to do in Krk Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Baska ©
Baska
Stara Baska (Old Baska) ©
Stara Baska (Old Baska)
Frankopan Castle ©
Frankopan Castle

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Split, Croatia

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of St. Roch, appreciate the history behind Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and then see Off-Road Tours.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Split trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Krk Island to Split takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Split can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Metkovic.

Things to do in Split

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Church Of St. Roch
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Off-Road Tours
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

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nights
Metkovic, Croatia

Metkovic ©
Metković is a city in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County of Croatia, located in the southeast of the country, on the banks of the river Neretva and on the border with Herzegovina.DemographicsThe total population of the city is 16,788 inhabitants, in the following settlements: Dubravica, population 90 Glušci, population 76 Metković, population 15,329 Prud, population 497 Vid, population 796 In the census of 2011, 96.8% of the population self-identified as Croats.HistoryThe city was first mentioned in a 1422 court document as a small farming town. Metkovic is known for museums and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Narona Archaeological Museum, examine the collection at Natural History Museum in Metković, and explore the fascinating underground world of Jama U Predolcu.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Metkovic vacation builder site.

You can drive from Split to Metkovic in 2 hours. Traveling from Split in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Metkovic, with lows around 49°F. You'll set off for Dubrovnik on the 21st (Mon).

Things to do in Metkovic

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Narona Archaeological Museum
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Narona Archaeological Museum ©
Narona Archaeological Museum
 Natural History Museum in Metković ©
Natural History Museum in Metković
Jama U Predolcu ©
Jama U Predolcu

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): explore the galleries of Art by Stjepko, get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls, and then head off the coast to Lokrum Island.

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

Traveling by car from Metkovic to Dubrovnik takes 2 hours. Traveling from Metkovic in October, Dubrovnik is a bit warmer at night with lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Art by Stjepko ©
Art by Stjepko

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night
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.
On the 22nd (Tue), contemplate the long history of Kotor Old City, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Rocks, thenexplore the activities along Bay of Kotor, and finally see the interesting displays at Namfleg.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kotor travel planner.

Drive from Dubrovnik to Kotor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 50°F in Kotor. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Our Lady of the Rocks
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Kotor Old City
Kotor Old City
Bay of Kotor ©
Bay of Kotor
Our Lady of the Rocks ©
Our Lady of the Rocks

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night
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Plitvice Lakes National Park trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Kotor to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Mostar.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature Parks
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Gavanovac Lake ©
Gavanovac Lake
Pevalekovi Slapovi ©
Pevalekovi Slapovi

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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Get out of town with these interesting Mostar side-trips: Kravica (in Studenci) and Apparition Hill (in Medjugorje). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque, explore the world behind art at The Hamam Museum, and learn about all things military at War Photo Exhibition.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Mostar visit planner.

Drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Mostar in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in October, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Mostar

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kravica, Apparition Hill
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Kravica ©
Kravica
Apparition Hill ©
Apparition Hill
Neretva River ©
Neretva River

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