17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
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2
Zagreb, Croatia
Drive
3
Bled, Slovenia
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Graz, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Salzburg, Austria
— 4 nights
Drive
6
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zagreb, Croatia
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey — 1 night

Queen of Cities

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Dolmabahce Palace. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): relax in sumptuous surroundings at local Arab baths, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hagia Sophia Mosque, then delve into the distant past at Valens Aqueduct, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Little Hagia Sophia.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip planning app.

Manama, Bahrain to Istanbul is an approximately 8-hour flight. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Manama in October: high temperatures in Istanbul hover around 28°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for the flight to Zagreb.
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Historic Sites · Spas · Baths
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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.
To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Zagreb trip maker.

Fly from Istanbul to Zagreb in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Istanbul in October, you will find days in Zagreb are a bit cooler (19°C), and nights are much colder (8°C). On the 25th (Tue), you'll travel to Bled.
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Bled, Slovenia — 3 nights

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Vogel, Lake Bohinj, Zelenci Nature Reserve, and other attractions you added. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Boka Waterfall, explore the stunning scenery at Virje Waterfall, then explore the activities along Soča Valley, then explore the activities along Lake Jasna, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bled.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bled trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zagreb to Bled takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In October in Bled, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Graz.
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Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors
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Graz, Austria — 3 nights

With six universities, Graz represents a young, laid-back, and lively city with nightlife that doesn't stop.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Schockl Seilbahn, Zotter Schokoladenmanufaktur, Altstadt von Graz, and other attractions. Explore hidden gems such as Oesterreichisches Freilichtmuseum Stuebing and Universalmuseum Joanneum. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Doppelwendeltreppe.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Graz trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Bled to Graz in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Graz are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Mon) before leaving for Salzburg.
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Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails
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Salzburg, Austria — 4 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Badestrand Hallstatt, Lake Hallstatt Explorer, The Eagle's Nest, and other attractions you added. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fortress Hohensalzburg and DomQuartier Salzburg. Explore hidden gems such as Lake Zell and Franziskanerkirche. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt, and see the interesting displays at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus).

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Salzburg online attractions planner.

You can drive from Graz to Salzburg in 3 hours. Another option is to take a train. In October, daytime highs in Salzburg are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Ljubljana.
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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 list of things to see and do now includes ZOO Ljubljana, The Key Escape Room Ljubljana, Vintgar Gorge, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Nicholas and then take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Peričnik Falls, then take in the dramatic natural features at Vintgar Gorge, and then test your problem-solving skills at The Key Escape Room Ljubljana.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ljubljana driving holiday planner.

Drive from Salzburg to Ljubljana in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Ljubljana can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Zagreb.
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Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature · Fun & Games
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Zagreb, Croatia

Little Vienna

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Zagreb vacation website.

Getting from Ljubljana to Zagreb by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a train. You'll set off for Istanbul on the 6th (Sun).
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Istanbul, Turkey — 2 nights

Queen of Cities

Dolmabahce Palace has been added to your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Galata Tower. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pierre Loti Tepesi and Eyüp Sultan Mosque. See some other sides of Istanbul: take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , wander the streets of Beyoglu, admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, and see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul tour planner.

You can fly from Zagreb to Istanbul in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Zagreb to Istanbul. Traveling from Zagreb in November, things will get a bit warmer in Istanbul: highs are around 17°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can fly back home.
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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.
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Austria travel guide

4.5
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.
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