19 days in Europe Itinerary

19 days in Europe Itinerary

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19 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  21​h
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Kotor, Montenegro
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Podgorica, Montenegro
— Few hours
train:  10​h
5
Belgrade, Serbia
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h
6
Hunedoara, Romania
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Bucharest, Romania
— 1 day
train:  17​h 30​min
8
Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 day
fly:  4​h
9
Stepantsminda, Georgia
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
10
Trabzon, Turkey
— 1 night
bus:  14​h
11
Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Brisbane, Australia

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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, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, look for gifts at Mısır Çarşısı, and steep yourself in history at Basilica Cistern.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul road trip app .

Brisbane, Australia to Istanbul is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Istanbul is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Brisbane in June, expect Istanbul to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 20°C. On the 14th (Sun), you'll travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Istanbul

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Kapali Carsi ©
Kapali Carsi
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take a stroll through Old Town and then step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Dubrovnik visit planning website .

Fly from Istanbul to Dubrovnik in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Dubrovnik. In June, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Nature Neighborhoods Parks
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Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum
Old Town ©
Old Town

1
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes St. Tryphon Cathedral as well as Adventure Montenegro - Day Trips. On the 16th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Kotor, then get in touch with nature with Adventure Montenegro - Day Trips, and then get to know the fascinating history of Trg Sv. Tripuna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of City Walls, admire the striking features of St. Tryphon Cathedral, and then explore the historical opulence of Kotor’s Castle Of San Giovanni.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kotor online day trip planner .

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Kotor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Kotor, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Podgorica.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Castle Of San Giovanni
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City Walls ©
City Walls
Bay of Kotor ©
Bay of Kotor
Adventure Montenegro - Day Trips ©
Adventure Montenegro - Day Trips

few
hours
Podgorica, Montenegro

Podgorica
Podgorica is the capital and largest city of Montenegro. For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Podgorica tour builder tool .

Drive from Kotor to Podgorica in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 17th (Wed), you're off toBelgrade.

Things to do in Podgorica

Outdoors Tours Parks
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1
day
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan, don't miss a visit to Skadarlija, see the interesting displays at Muzej Nikole Tesle (Nikola Tesla Museum), then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save), and finally steep yourself in history at Oplenac.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Belgrade driving holiday planning website .

You can fly from Podgorica to Belgrade in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In June in Belgrade, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hunedoara.

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Oplenac
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Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
Oplenac ©
Oplenac
St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save) ©

1
day
Hunedoara, Romania

Hunedoara ©
Hunedoara is a city in Hunedoara County, Transylvania, Romania. You've now added Castelul Corvinilor to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Castelul Corvinilor and then explore the historical opulence of Fortress of Deva.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hunedoara trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Belgrade to Hunedoara in 5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Belgrade to Hunedoara is 1 hour. In June in Hunedoara, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bucharest.

Things to do in Hunedoara

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fortress of Deva
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Castelul Corvinilor ©
Castelul Corvinilor
Fortress of Deva ©
Fortress of Deva

1
day
Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
On the 20th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Stavropoleos Monastery and then ponder the world of politics at Palace of Parliament.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bucharest road trip site .

You can drive from Hunedoara to Bucharest in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Bucharest

Historic Sites
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Stavropoleos Monastery ©
Stavropoleos Monastery
Palace of Parliament ©
Palace of Parliament

1
day
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul
For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul online vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Bucharest to Istanbul takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bucharest to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. You will leave for Stepantsminda on the 22nd (Mon).

Things to do in Istanbul

Tours Nightlife Shopping
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3
nights
Stepantsminda, Georgia

Stepantsminda ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gergeti Trinity Church.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Stepantsminda trip maker app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Istanbul to Stepantsminda. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Georgia Time (GET) is 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Trabzon.

Things to do in Stepantsminda

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Mt Kazbek ©
Mt Kazbek
Gergeti Trinity Church ©
Gergeti Trinity Church
Gveleti Waterfall ©
Gveleti Waterfall

1
night
Trabzon, Turkey

Trabzon ©
Trabzon, historically known as Trebizond is a city on the Black Sea coast of northeastern Turkey and the capital of Trabzon Province. To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Trabzon online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Stepantsminda to Trabzon takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Stepantsminda to Trabzon due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Trabzon

Historic Sites
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Soumela Monastery ©
Soumela Monastery

1
night
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul
To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul travel planner .

Fly from Trabzon to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You will leave for home on the 28th (Sun).

Things to do in Istanbul

Tours Nightlife Shopping
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