12 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

12 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

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Fly
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Zagreb, Croatia
Drive
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
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Shuttle to Zagreb, Fly to Bucharest Otopeni, Shuttle to Brasov
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Brasov, Romania
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Otopeni Airport, Fly to Kyiv (Kiev)
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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
— 2 nights
Fly
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Cairo, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly to Frankfurt, Train to Dusseldorf

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Zagreb, Croatia

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 3rd (Sun), admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Assumption and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Zagreb day trip site.

Dusseldorf, Germany to Zagreb is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Dusseldorf in July, expect nights in Zagreb to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 84°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

— 2 nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
On the 4th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Plitvice Lakes National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks · Nature
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Ljubljana, Slovenia

— 2 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Lake Bled, Bled Castle and Bled Island. On the 5th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Ljubljana Castle, then ponder the world of politics at Town Hall, and then take in the views from Triple Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Bled Island, then explore the activities along Lake Bled, then step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle, and finally take in the views from Dragon Bridge.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana trip maker app.

Drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Ljubljana in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Brasov.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Brasov, Romania

— 2 nights
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), explore the historical opulence of Peles Castle, then take in the awesome beauty at Muntele Tampa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Church (Biserica Neagra), and finally don't miss a visit to Council Square.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Brasov travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Ljubljana to Brasov takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Ljubljana to Brasov is 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kyiv (Kiev).

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine

— 2 nights
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Golden Gate as well as SoloEast Travel Chernobyl Day Trip. On the 10th (Sun), make a short side trip with SoloEast Travel Chernobyl Day Trip, admire the striking features of Golden Gate, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, and finally appreciate the history behind Rodina Mat (Motherland). On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at The Holy Dormition Kyiv Caves Lavra and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sophia's Cathedral.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kyiv (Kiev) online travel planner.

Getting from Brasov to Kyiv (Kiev) by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 11 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kyiv (Kiev) can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Cairo.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

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Cairo, Egypt

— 3 nights

City of a Thousand Minarets

More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Bab al-Futuh. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Pyramids of Giza and then appreciate the history behind Great Sphinx. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, then shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, then contemplate the long history of Bab al-Futuh, and finally explore the activities along Nile River.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cairo driving holiday tool.

Fly from Kyiv (Kiev) to Cairo in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kyiv (Kiev) in July: high temperatures in Cairo hover around 95°F and lows are around 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Side Trip

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Slovenia travel guide

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Castles · Bodies of Water · Caves
Sunny Side of the Alps
From snowcapped Alpine peaks to sandy Adriatic beaches, a trip to Slovenia is like taking several vacations at once. Whatever the season, the country offers enticing natural attractions, all close at hand, including thick forests, scenic valleys, cave systems, waterfalls, lakes, and the Adriatic coast. For those seeking an active holiday, you'll fine an abundance of ski slopes, trails to hike, roads to bike, and rocks to climb. Pay a visit to some of Slovenia's spa resorts and take advantage of the fresh mountain air and thermal waters. Various castles, churches, and historical towns--many of which are fully preserved--tell stories of the country's past. In Slovenia's major cities, admire the architecture, explore the local arts, visit museums, and chat with the locals over a cup of coffee. Slovenian cuisine offers a blend of Alpine and Mediterranean tastes and is definitely worth trying, along with the country's wines.