21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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21 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia, United States
Fly:  13 h 15 min
1
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Zabljak, Montenegro
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
3
Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
5
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Tram + Bus:  4 h 15 min
6
Novi Sad, Serbia
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Belgrade, Serbia
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
8
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 45 min
9
Goreme, Turkey
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  16 h 30 min
End: Philadelphia, United States

2
nights
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.
Explore Dubrovnik's surroundings by going to Ston (Church, St. Nicholas, Ston Old Town, &more). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Old Town, step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island, take in the spiritual surroundings of Medzlis, and get engrossed in the history at Rector's Palace.

For reviews, more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, read our Dubrovnik route maker website .

Philadelphia, USA to Dubrovnik is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in February, expect Dubrovnik to be a bit warmer, temps between 55°F and 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Zabljak.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Ston
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island
Marlais Winery ©
Marlais Winery

1
night
Zabljak, Montenegro

Zabljak ©
Žabljak is a small town in northern Montenegro. On the 13th (Thu), get outside with Adventure Park Durmitor and then take some stellar pictures from Bobotov Kuk.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Zabljak attractions planner.

Getting from Dubrovnik to Zabljak by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Split.

Things to do in Zabljak

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Bobotov Kuk ©
Bobotov Kuk
Adventure Park Durmitor ©
Adventure Park Durmitor

3
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Explore Split's surroundings by going to Skrip (Museum uja, The Island of Brac Museum - Skrip, &more), Postira (Kastil Gospodnetic Dol & Mirje) and Jaksic Gallery (in Donji Humac). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Senjkovic Winery, pause for some serene contemplation at Parish church complex, and appreciate the history behind Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

For where to stay, traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, use the Split travel route planner.

You can drive from Zabljak to Split in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, car, and flight; or take a bus. February in Split sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Mostar.

Things to do in Split

Wineries Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Skrip, Nerezisca, Postira, Jaksic Gallery, Winery Kovac
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Senjkovic Winery ©
Senjkovic Winery
Kastil Gospodnetic Dol ©
Kastil Gospodnetic Dol
Museum uja ©
Museum uja

1
night
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in the views from Old Bridge (Stari Most), brush up on your military savvy at War Photo Exhibition, make a trip to Mehmed Karadoz Moschee, then brush up on your military savvy at Bosnaseum, and finally make a trip to Spanish square.

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

Getting from Split to Mostar by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in February, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Mostar

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Old Bridge (Stari Most) ©
Old Bridge (Stari Most)
Spanish square ©
Spanish square
Mehmed Karadoz Moschee
Mehmed Karadoz Moschee

3
nights
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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.
Sarajevo is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: squeeze the most out of the city with City Tours, examine the collection at War Childhood Museum, admire the striking features of Gradska vijecnica Sarajevo, and don't miss a visit to Sarajevo War Tunnel.

To find maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sarajevo online sightseeing planner .

You can take a train from Mostar to Sarajevo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Novi Sad.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Walking tours
Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija
War Childhood Museum ©
War Childhood Museum

1
night
Novi Sad, Serbia

Novi Sad ©
The regional and cultural center of northern Serbia, the riverside city of Novi Sad occupies a strategically advantageous position between Belgrade and Budapest.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): have fun at X-Combat, do a tasting at Podrum Probus, and then deepen your knowledge of military history at Petrovaradin Fortress.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Novi Sad trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Sarajevo to Novi Sad by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and train. In February, daily temperatures in Novi Sad can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Belgrade.

Things to do in Novi Sad

Wineries Fun & Games

Side Trip

Podrum Probus
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Podrum Probus ©
Podrum Probus
Petrovaradin Fortress ©
Petrovaradin Fortress
X-Combat ©
X-Combat

1
night
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
On the 22nd (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Ada Ciganlija, steep yourself in history at Kalemegdan, then get curious at Nikola Tesla Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save).

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Belgrade trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Novi Sad to Belgrade in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. February in Belgrade sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 33°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Belgrade

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Ada Ciganlija ©
Ada Ciganlija
Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
St. Sava Temple ©
St. Sava Temple

4
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
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.
Istanbul is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami .

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Belgrade to Istanbul takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. Traveling from Belgrade in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Istanbul, with lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

3
nights
Goreme, Turkey

Famed for its landscape of unusually shaped stone formations and churches cut into the natural rocks, Goreme sits in the central part of the country, an area originally settled during Roman times.
Goreme is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Goreme National Park, look for gifts at Alaturca Taner, make a trip to Karanlik Kilise, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Goreme visit planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Istanbul to Goreme in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect cooler evenings in Goreme when traveling from Istanbul in February, with lows around 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Gore Harabeleri, Bezirhane Pottery, Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, Alaturca Taner
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Balloon Rides
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings

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