60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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60 days in Europe Itinerary

Manchester, United Kingdom
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Zagreb, Croatia
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
Split, Croatia
— 5 nights
bus:  3​h
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Kotor, Montenegro
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
Valletta, Malta
— 6 nights
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h
Victoria, Malta
— 6 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
Rhodes Town, Greece
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Heraklion, Greece
— 6 nights
Fly + subway:  2​h 45​min
Athens, Greece
— 6 nights
Fly + taxi + ferry:  4​h 15​min
Saranda, Albania
— 3 nights
ferry + taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
Manchester, United Kingdom

5
days
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana melds German, Mediterranean, and Slovenian culture and history.
Take a break from the city and head to Lake Bled and River Rafting & Tubing. Discover out-of-the-way places like Predjama Castle and Bled Castle (Blejski Grad). Get out of town with these interesting Ljubljana side-trips: Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity (in Hrastovlje), Skocjan Caves (in Divaca) and Franja Hospital (in Cerkno). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Triglav National Park, see the interesting displays at Belokranjski Muzej, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Novo Mesto Cathedral, and make a trip to Preseren Square.

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Manchester, UK to Ljubljana is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Manchester in April, expect nights in Ljubljana to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Ljubljana

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Nature

Side Trips

Bled, Triglav National Park, Novo Mesto Cathedral, Franja Hospital, Belokranjski Muzej
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Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled
River Rafting & Tubing
Predjama Castle ©
Predjama Castle

4
days
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Step off the beaten path and head to Museum of Broken Relationships and Cascades. Get a sense of the local culture at Upper Town (Gornji Grad) and St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka). Go for a jaunt from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park to see Plitvice Lakes National Park about 1h 55 min away. The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of Mirogoj Cemetery, admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Assumption, examine the collection at Museum of Contemporary Art, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Zagreb online holiday planner .

You can drive from Ljubljana to Zagreb in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Zagreb can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Zagreb

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Plitvice Lakes National Park
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Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
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Museum of Broken Relationships

2
days
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel in Sarajevo, take an in-depth tour of Gallery 11/07/95, then see the interesting displays at War Childhood Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Bascarsija. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Sarajevo War Tunnel, explore the world behind art at Museum of crimes against humanity and genocide 1992-1995, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Sarajevo day trip planner .

You can fly from Zagreb to Sarajevo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. April in Sarajevo sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Split.

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#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Tours
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War Childhood Museum
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Bascarsija
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Gallery 11/07/95

5
days
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
You'll explore and learn at Ivan Mestrovic Gallery and Museum of the Town of Kastela. Get a sense of the local culture at Diocletian's Palace and Trogir Historic Site. Get out of town with these interesting Split side-trips: Our Lady of Carmel Church (in Vodice), Franciscan Monastery (in Hvar) and Trogir (Palace Cipiko & The St. Lawrence Cathedral). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Marjan, steep yourself in history at Twierdza Klis, appreciate the history behind Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius, and take a memorable tour with Marinero Sailing.

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Traveling by car from Sarajevo to Split takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Split when traveling from Sarajevo in April, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

#Historic Sites, #Tours, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Trogir, Museum of the Town of Kastela, Our Lady of Carmel Church, Franciscan Monastery
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Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Trogir Historic Site ©
Trogir Historic Site
Old Split ©
Old Split

5
days
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
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.
Visiting Kayaking & Canoeing and Footpath Cavtat - Radovcici will get you outdoors. Let the collections at War Photo Limited and Rector's Palace capture your imagination. Change things up with a short trip to Cavtat Old Town in Cavtat (about 34 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Gradske Zidine, take a stroll through Old Town, pause for some serene contemplation at Dubrovnik Cathedral, and view the masterpieces at Art by Stjepko.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Dubrovnik trip planner .

Getting from Split to Dubrovnik by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

#Outdoors, #Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cavtat
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Gradske Zidine ©
Gradske Zidine
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Stradun
War Photo Limited ©
War Photo Limited

4
days
Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor ©
Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Altstadt (Old Town) Budva and Citadela Fortress. Explore hidden gems such as Bay of Kotor and City Walls. Get out of town with these interesting Kotor side-trips: Perast (Orthodox Church of the Nativity of the Virgin & St. Anthony's Church), Budva (Church of the Holy Trinity, Santa Maria in Punta Church, & more) and Herceg-Novi (Monastery Savina & Stevuzo). And it doesn't end there: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church, make a trip to Pjaca od Drva, and go for a walk through Old Cotor Road.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kotor trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Kotor in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Valletta.

Things to do in Kotor

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Budva, Perast, Herceg-Novi, St. Mary's Church, Church of St. Eustachius
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Altstadt (Old Town) Budva ©
Altstadt (Old Town) Budva
City Walls ©
City Walls
Bay of Kotor ©
Bay of Kotor

6
days
Valletta, Malta

Valletta ©
Malta's capital city, Valletta preserves most of its medieval architecture, built in the 16th and 17th centuries by the Knights Hospitaller, once a powerful military order.
Get outdoors at Mellieha Beach and Spinola Bay. Museum-lovers will get to explore Lascaris War Rooms and Malta Classic Car Collection Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Valletta: Mellieha (The Parish Church of Mellieha, Koperattiva Rurali Manikata, & more). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja), witness the site of a historic battle at Saluting Battery, contemplate the waterfront views at Marsaxlokk Bay, and appreciate the history behind Hal Saflieni Hypogeum.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Valletta trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Kotor to Valletta takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Kotor in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Valletta, with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Valletta

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Mellieha, Mdina, Qrendi, Malta Classic Car Collection Museum, Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja)
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Lascaris War Rooms ©
Lascaris War Rooms
Mellieha Beach ©
Mellieha Beach
Hagar Qim Temples ©
Hagar Qim Temples

5
days
Victoria, Malta

Victoria ©
The city of Victoria on the island of Gozo boasts an outstanding collection of Baroque architecture.
Explore hidden gems such as Xlendi Beach, Cliff and Caves and Ramla Bay. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Citadel and Ggantija Megalithic Temples. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, head outdoors with Xwejni Bay, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Gharb, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Ta' Pinu Basilica.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Victoria trip itinerary builder website .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Valletta to Victoria in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In May, daytime highs in Victoria are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Victoria

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

Marsalforn, Xaghra, Xlendi, Gharb, Island of Gozo
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Xlendi Beach, Cliff and Caves ©
Xlendi Beach, Cliff and Caves
The Citadel ©
The Citadel
Scuba & Snorkeling

6
days
Rhodes Town, Greece

Rhodes Town ©
A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Medieval City and Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights). Popular historic sites such as Cave of Fourni and Campochiaro are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Rhodes Town: Agios Nikolaos Fountoukli (in Eleousa), Profiti Elias Monastery (in Salakos) and Lindos (Lindos Beach & Village of Lindos). On the 27th (Sun), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Faliraki Beach. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Tsambika Beach, steep yourself in history at Ancient Kamiros, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Virgin Skiadenis, and take an in-depth tour of Rodos Nature - Folklore Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rhodes Town trip itinerary site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Victoria to Rhodes Town. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Victoria to Rhodes Town due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

#Outdoors, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trips

Rhodes, Lindos, Eleousa, Faliraki, Profiti Elias Monastery
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Lindos Beach ©
Lindos Beach
Tsambika Beach ©
Tsambika Beach
Faliraki Beach ©
Faliraki Beach

6
days
Heraklion, Greece

Heraklion ©
Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
Popular historic sites such as Sacred Monastery of Arkadi and The Venetian Fortezza are in your itinerary. We've included these beaches for you: Stalis Beach and Matala beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Minos Boats (in Plaka), Lake Voulismeni (in Agios Nikolaos) and Lychnostatis Open Air Museum (in Hersonissos). Spend the 5th (Tue) exploring nature at Ecologiko Parko Giouchta. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos, examine the collection at Kazantzakis Museum, choose your vessel at Seahorse Rent a Boat, and get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

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Do a combination of bus and flight from Rhodes Town to Heraklion in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In May in Heraklion, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rethymnon, Minos Boats, Matala beach, Lychnostatis Open Air Museum, Ecologiko Parko Giouchta
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Stalis Beach ©
Stalis Beach
Matala beach ©
Matala beach
Sacred Monastery of Arkadi ©
Sacred Monastery of Arkadi

5
days
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Acropolis Museum and Museum of Cycladic Art will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Hephaestus. Take a break from Athens with a short trip to Temple of Poseidon in Sounio, about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, contemplate the long history of Areopagus, explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, and make a trip to Ancient Agora of Athens.

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Do a combination of flight and subway from Heraklion to Athens in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or take a bus. June in Athens sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Saranda.

Things to do in Athens

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

Glyfada Beach, Temple of Poseidon
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

4
days
Saranda, Albania

Saranda ©
A popular summer destination for its inexpensive accommodation and stony Mediterranean beaches, Saranda has become a favorite of both Albanian and foreign travelers.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Old Fortress Corfu and Kalaja e Borshit. Popular historic sites such as Butrint and Kisha e Labovës së Kryqit are in your itinerary. When in Saranda, make a side trip to see Zekate House in Gjirokaster, approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Blue Eye (Syri Kalter), take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Spiridon, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Delvine Hiking and Tourism.

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Getting from Athens to Saranda by combination of flight and ferry takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. June in Saranda sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saranda

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trips

Church of Saint Spiridon, Kisha e Labovës së Kryqit, Kalaja e Borshit, Zekate House, Old Fortress Corfu
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Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Butrint ©
Butrint
Kisha e Labovës së Kryqit ©
Kisha e Labovës së Kryqit

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