15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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Bled, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Split, Croatia
— 1 night
Ferry
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Hvar, Croatia
— 1 night
Ferry
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 1 night
Ferry
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Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Bled, Slovenia

— 2 nights
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Spend the 11th (Wed) exploring nature at Triglav National Park. Next up on the itinerary: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle, stroll through Vintgar Gorge, and get great views at Ojstrica.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bled travel route planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Bled is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Dublin to Bled, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dublin in May, you will find days in Bled are somewhat warmer (23°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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Split, Croatia

— 1 night

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 13th (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Diocletian's Palace and then appreciate the history behind Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Split travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Bled to Split takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Bled in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Split, with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

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Hvar, Croatia

— 1 night

Croatian St. Tropez

The Croatian island of Hvar serves as a picturesque location for a Mediterranean holiday, with a range of offerings from quiet coves to a lively medieval town.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Spanish Fortress, admire the striking features of Franciscan Monastery, and then make a trip to The Harbour of Hvar.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hvar tour itinerary planner.

Ride a ferry from Split to Hvar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Hvar

Historic Sites
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Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): make a trip to Pile Gate, get to know the fascinating history of Walls of Dubrovnik, and then step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Old Town.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik trip itinerary tool.

You can ride a ferry from Hvar to Dubrovnik in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Athens.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Athens, Greece

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, admire the natural beauty at National Garden, and pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

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You can fly from Dubrovnik to Athens in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubrovnik to Athens is 1 hour. Traveling from Dubrovnik in May, Athens is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can fly to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
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Mykonos Town, Greece

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): visit Little Venice, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Beautyworld Spa.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town day trip planning app.

Getting from Athens to Mykonos Town by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry. In May in Mykonos Town, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Neighborhoods · Spas

Side Trip

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Fira, Greece

— 2 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, then hike along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Skaros Rock. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, then contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Fira trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. May in Fira sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Milan.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

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Milan, Italy

— 2 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Castello Sforzesco, explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, and then get engrossed in the history at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

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Traveling by flight from Fira to Milan takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Fira in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 15°C in Milan. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Milan

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Slovenia travel guide

4.2
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.

Croatia travel guide

4.5
Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.

Greece travel guide

4.2
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.