17 days in Europe Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
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2
Zagreb, Croatia
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Bled, Slovenia
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Graz, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive
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Salzburg, Austria
— 4 nights
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, steep yourself in history at Hagia Sophia Mosque, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Ecumenical Patriarchate.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Istanbul tour itinerary planning app.

Manama, Bahrain to Istanbul is an approximately 8-hour flight. Traveling from Manama in October, things will get a bit cooler in Istanbul: highs are around 28°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to fly to Zagreb.
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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 more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Zagreb trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Istanbul to Zagreb in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Zagreb. When traveling from Istanbul in October, plan for slightly colder days in Zagreb, with highs around 19°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 8°C. You'll set off for Bled on the 25th (Tue).
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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 list of things to see and do now includes Peričnik Falls, Virje Waterfall, Boka Waterfall, and other attractions. Step out of the city life by going to Vintgar Gorge and Bled Island. Explore hidden gems such as Soča Valley and Ojstrica.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bled travel planner.

Drive from Zagreb to Bled in 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. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Graz.
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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 MuWa -- Museum of Perception ( Museum der Wahrnehmung), Schloss Eggenberg, Basilika Mariatrost, and other attractions. Universalmuseum Joanneum and Mausoleum of Emperor Ferdinand II are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Doppelwendeltreppe.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Graz vacation tool.

Getting from Bled to Graz by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October in Graz, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 5°C at night. On the 31st (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Salzburg.
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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.
You've added Burg zu Burghausen, The Eagle's Nest, Lake Hallstatt Explorer, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kids will appreciate attractions like Fortress Hohensalzburg and DomQuartier Salzburg. Get a sense of the local culture at Schloss Hellbrunn and Franziskanerkirche. Take a break from Salzburg with a short trip to Lake Zell in Zell am See, about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Salzburger Altstadt, steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Salzburg itinerary planning site.

Getting from Graz to Salzburg by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive 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.
ZOO Ljubljana has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): wander the streets of Metelkova. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a sense of history and politics at Town Hall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Nicholas, then take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at ZOO Ljubljana.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana route planning site.

You can drive from Salzburg to Ljubljana in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Istanbul.
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Istanbul, Turkey — 3 nights

Queen of Cities

You've now added Dolmabahce Palace to your itinerary. Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Basilica Cistern are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Kids will appreciate attractions like Suleymaniye Cami and Rahmi M. Koc Museum. Enjoy Istanbul some more: get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower, admire the masterpieces at Great Palace Mosaics Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Pierre Loti Tepesi, and admire the striking features of Eyüp Sultan Mosque.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul day trip planner.

Fly from Ljubljana to Istanbul in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Turkey Time (TRT) is 2 hours. Traveling from Ljubljana in November, you will find days in Istanbul are a bit warmer (17°C), and nights are much warmer (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to 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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