15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Budva, Montenegro
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Himare, Albania
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Saranda, Albania
— 2 nights
ferry:  30​min
5
Corfu Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Tsilivi, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Skala, Greece
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Athens, Greece
— 1 night
End: Athens, Greece

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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.
Visiting Island of Lokrum and Sunj Beach will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Walls of Dubrovnik, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and make a trip to Pile Gate.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik day trip planning site .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airport is Dubrovnik Airport. In August, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Budva.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Sunj Beach
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Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Sunj Beach ©
Sunj Beach
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum

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night
Budva, Montenegro

Budva ©
Montenegro's top tourist destination, Budva draws big crowds with its pulsating nightlife and sun-kissed beaches.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Jaz Beach, then stroll through Mogren Beach, and then pause for some photo ops at Ballet Dancer Statue.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Budva road trip planning site .

Drive from Dubrovnik to Budva in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in August, Budva is a bit cooler at night with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Himare.

Things to do in Budva

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Jaz Beach
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Mogren Beach ©
Mogren Beach
Jaz Beach ©
Jaz Beach
Statua Ballerina ©
Statua Ballerina

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Himare, Albania

Himare ©
Relax by the water at Gjipe Beach and Dhermi Beach.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Himare trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Budva to Himare in 6.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Budva to Himare due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Budva in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Himare, with lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Saranda.

Things to do in Himare

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Dhermi Beach, Kalaja e Borshit
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Gjipe Beach ©
Gjipe Beach
Dhermi Beach ©
Dhermi Beach
Jale Beach ©
Jale Beach

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Saranda, Albania

Saranda ©
A popular summer destination for its inexpensive accommodation and stony Mediterranean beaches, Saranda has become a favorite of both Albanian and foreign travelers.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of 40 Saints. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Quaranta beach, then kick back and relax at Pulebardha Beach, and then kick back and relax at Mirror (Pasqyra) Beach.

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

You can drive from Himare to Saranda in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Saranda can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Saranda

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Butrint National Park
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Pulebardha Beach ©
Pulebardha Beach
Butrint National Park ©
Butrint National Park
Vivar Kanal ©
Vivar Kanal

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Corfu Town, Greece

Corfu Town ©
Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Casa Parlante, then deepen your knowledge of military history at Old Fortress Corfu, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Paleokastritsa Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Corfu Old Town, explore the galleries of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, then make a trip to The Liston, and finally don't miss a visit to Spianada Square.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Corfu Town day trip planner.

Corfu Town is just a stone's throw from Saranda. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tsilivi.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Paleokastritsa Beach
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Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Paleokastritsa Beach ©
Paleokastritsa Beach
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art

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Tsilivi, Greece

Tsilivi ©
A growing favorite with international vacationers, Tsilivi sits on the northern coast of Zakynthos.
On the 14th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalamaki Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour and then stroll through Laganas Beach.

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

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Corfu Town to Tsilivi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Skala.

Things to do in Tsilivi

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach), Kalamaki Beach, Laganas Beach
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Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) ©
Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach)
Kalamaki Beach ©
Kalamaki Beach
Speed Boats Tours

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night
Skala, Greece

Skala ©
Mass tourism has transformed the once-sleepy village of Skala into a modern seaside resort, its major attraction a well-developed beach that happens to be one of the longest and sandiest on the island of Cephalonia.
On the 16th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Argo Daily Cruises and then enjoy the sand and surf at Skala Beach.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Skala online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Tsilivi to Skala takes 3.5 hours. August in Skala sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Skala

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Skala Beach ©
Skala Beach
Argo Daily Cruises ©
Argo Daily Cruises

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 17th (Sat), stroll through Voula Beach, then contemplate the long history of Areopagus, and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Athens route maker app .

Getting from Skala to Athens by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Athens are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Voula Beach ©
Voula Beach
Areopagus
Areopagus

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