20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe travel route builder

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Zagreb, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive
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Bled, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 1 night
Shuttle to Zagreb, Fly to Sarajevo
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
Drive
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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive
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Kotor, Montenegro
— 1 night
Drive
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Budva, Montenegro
— 1 night
Drive
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Tirana, Albania
— 1 night
Drive
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Vlore, Albania
— 1 night
Shuttle
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Dhermi, Albania
— 1 night
Drive
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Saranda, Albania
— 1 night
Ferry
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Corfu Town, Greece
— 1 night
Fly
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly
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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights

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Zagreb, Croatia

— 1 night

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Assumption, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church, and finally look for gifts at Take Me Home.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Zagreb vacation app.

If you are flying in from Italy, the closest major aiport is Zagreb Airport. In September, daily temperatures in Zagreb can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 28:

Bled, Slovenia

— 1 night
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 28th (Tue): hike along Triglav National Park.

Plan trip to Bled with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Zagreb to Bled takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Bled are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Bled

Trails · Nature · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 29:
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Ljubljana, Slovenia

— 1 night
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Ljubljana Castle, stop by Ljubljana Old Town, snap pictures at Triple Bridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas, and finally take in the views from Dragon Bridge.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana online attractions planner.

You can drive from Bled to Ljubljana in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Ljubljana can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 29 — 30:

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

— 1 night

Jerusalem of Europe

Nearly destroyed by war during the 1990s, the riverside city of Sarajevo now serves as one of the region's major educational, cultural, and commercial hubs.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Sarajevo War Tunnel, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, make a trip to Vijećnica, steep yourself in history at Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain), then explore the world behind art at Galerija 11/07/95, and finally let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sarajevo online attractions planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Ljubljana to Sarajevo in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. September in Sarajevo sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Mostar.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 1:

Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

— 2 nights
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
On the 1st (Fri), contemplate the long history of Kajtaz House, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Apparition Hill, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Kravica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koski-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque, make a trip to Old Bridge (Stari Most), and then contemplate the waterfront views at Neretva River.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Mostar online trip maker.

You can drive from Sarajevo to Mostar in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sarajevo in October, things will get a bit warmer in Mostar: highs are around 25°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Mostar

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 3:

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 1 night

Pearl of the Adriatic

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 3rd (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls, then make a trip to Pile Gate, and then step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Dubrovnik itinerary planner.

Drive from Mostar to Dubrovnik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Mostar in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Dubrovnik, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 4:

Kotor, Montenegro

— 1 night

Bride of the Adriatic Sea

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 4th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Kotor Old City, then pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of the Rocks, and then explore the activities along Bay of Kotor.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kotor travel route planning tool.

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Kotor in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in October, expect little chillier with lows of 11°C in Kotor. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Budva.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 5:

Budva, Montenegro

— 1 night
Montenegro's top tourist destination, Budva draws big crowds with its pulsating nightlife and sun-kissed beaches.
On the 5th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Mogren Beach, then appreciate the history behind Ballet Dancer Statue, then contemplate the long history of Citadel, and finally contemplate the long history of Budva Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Bečići Beach and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Budva planner.

Budva is just a stone's throw from Kotor. In October, daytime highs in Budva are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Budva

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 5 — 6:

Tirana, Albania

— 1 night
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
On the 7th (Thu), brush up on your military savvy at Bunk'Art 1, explore the galleries of BunkArt 2, then explore the galleries of Muzeu Historik Kombetar, and finally don't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Tirana journey site.

You can drive from Budva to Tirana in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Tirana are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Vlore.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 7:

Vlore, Albania

— 1 night
Vlorë is the third largest city and a municipality in Albania. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Eye.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Vlore travel route builder website.

You can drive from Tirana to Vlore in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. In October in Vlore, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can take a shuttle to Dhermi.

Things to do in Vlore

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 8:
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Dhermi, Albania

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Gjipe Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Dhermi Beach.

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Take a shuttle from Vlore to Dhermi in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Vlore to Dhermi is 1 hour. Traveling from Vlore in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Dhermi, with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Saranda.

Things to do in Dhermi

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 8 — 9:
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Saranda, Albania

— 1 night
A popular summer destination for its inexpensive accommodation and stony Mediterranean beaches, Saranda has become a favorite of both Albanian and foreign travelers.
On the 10th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Butrint National Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Saranda road trip site.

Traveling by car from Dhermi to Saranda takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. October in Saranda sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Saranda

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 10:
Highlights from your trip

Corfu Town, Greece

— 1 night
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.
For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Corfu Town day trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Saranda to Corfu Town takes 1.5 hours. October in Corfu Town sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 11th (Mon), you're off to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Outdoors · Tours · Nightlife · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 11:

Mykonos Town, Greece

— 3 nights

Chora Mykonos

A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
Explore Mykonos Town's surroundings by going to Naxos Town (Old Town, The Temple of Apollo – Portara, &more). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Little Venice, steep yourself in history at Bellonia Tower, examine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum, and don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Mykonos Town day trip planner.

You can fly from Corfu Town to Mykonos Town in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can fly to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 11 — 14:

Athens, Greece

— 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Mykonos Town to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. October in Athens sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 16:

Corfu travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Nightlife · Specialty Museums
Island of the Phaeacians
Designated as a World Heritage Site, Corfu retains many reminders of the island's Venetian, British, and French heritage.The northernmost of the Ionian Islands, the mild-weathered city made it into mythology as the idyllic place where Poseidon enjoyed marital bliss with the nymph Korkyra. Allegedly named after this mythical beauty, the island offers a blend of well-developed seaside areas and pristine mountain ranges, popular with both package tourists and casual backpackers. The island's top attraction remains the pleasant city of Corfu, an architectural gem made for sightseeing on foot. The island also serves as a convenient jumping-off point for tours of the Albanian and Italian coastlines.

Mykonos travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Landmarks · Nightlife
Island of the Winds
Local tradition claims that Mykonos, the trendiest of the Cyclades group of islands, came into existence from the petrified bodies of giants killed by the mythological hero Hercules. Named after the grandson of the god Apollo, this cosmopolitan "Ibiza of Greece" offers modern tourists a blend of glamour and simplicity. Be prepared for hip and loud dance clubs along the coastline and quieter areas farther from the water. Avoid cruise ship crowds thronging the narrow streets by exploring the small villages located in the center of the island. The easiest way to discover the island's golden beaches is by guided boat tour, private car, or motorcycle.