16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Zagreb, Croatia
1
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: get the lay of the land with Walking tours and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Upper Town (Gornji Grad).

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Zagreb trip maker site .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Zagreb Airport. In October, daytime highs in Zagreb are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive 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) ©

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hours
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 15th (Tue): stroll through Straza Bled, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin's Parish Church, and then stroll through Vintgar Gorge.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bled trip planner .

Traveling by car from Zagreb to Bled takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in October, and nighttime lows around 43°F. On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors Parks Trails
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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.
On the 15th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Ljubljana Castle.

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Traveling by car from Bled to Ljubljana takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Ljubljana sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 42°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rovinj.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Rovinj, Croatia

Rovinj
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Rovinj tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Ljubljana to Rovinj in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Ljubljana in October, with highs in Rovinj at 66°F and lows at 51°F. You will leave for Pula on the 16th (Wed).

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): have some family-friendly fun at Alpha Strike Laser Tag.

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

Traveling by bus from Rovinj to Pula takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. October in Pula sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 51°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling 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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): explore and take pictures at Baska, kick back and relax at Stara Baska (Old Baska), and then explore the historical opulence of Frankopan Castle.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Krk Island travel route planning site .

You can drive from Pula to Krk Island in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Krk Island can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Split.

Things to do in Krk Island

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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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, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Split trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Krk Island to Split in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Split can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow 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
Church Of St. Roch ©
Church Of St. Roch

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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: examine the collection at Natural History Museum in Metković, get engrossed in the history at Narona Archaeological Museum, and explore the fascinating underground world of Jama U Predolcu.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Metkovic planner .

Traveling by car from Split to Metkovic takes 2 hours. Traveling from Split in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Metkovic, with lows of 49°F. On the 21st (Mon), you're off toDubrovnik.

Things to do in Metkovic

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

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

1
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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 21st (Mon), take in the exciting artwork at Art by Stjepko, then contemplate the long history of Dubrovnik City Walls, and then step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Dubrovnik trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Metkovic to Dubrovnik in 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Metkovic in October since evenings lows in Dubrovnik dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

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

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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), make a trip to Stari Grad Kotor, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, then contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Kotor, and finally see the interesting displays at Namfleg.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kotor trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Dubrovnik to Kotor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Kotor, with lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela
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Stari Grad Kotor ©
Stari Grad Kotor
Bay of Kotor ©
Bay of Kotor
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela ©
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela

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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

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

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Plitvice Lakes National Park trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Kotor to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

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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nights
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Explore Mostar's surroundings by going to Apparition Hill (in Medjugorje) and Kravica (in Studenci). There's still lots to do: 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, learn about all things military at Bosnaseum, and see the interesting displays at War Photo Exhibition.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Mostar online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Mostar takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 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
Neretva River ©
Neretva River
Apparition Hill ©
Apparition Hill

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