24 days in Europe Itinerary

24 days in Europe Itinerary

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24 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  15 h
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h
2
Zagreb, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Kotor, Montenegro
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
6
Trogir, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Zadar, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
8
Zagreb, Croatia
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
9
Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
Fly:  15 h
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

1
night
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.
To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul tour site.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Istanbul is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Istanbul is 6 hours. Traveling from Sao Paulo in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Istanbul, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Istanbul

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Levent ©
Levent

3
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, stroll through Recreational Sports Center Jarun, and then wander the streets of Upper Town (Gornji Grad). Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Image of War - Photography Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, then look for gifts at Mladen Grubic Art Jewellery, and finally hunt for treasures at Ban Josip Jelačić Square.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Zagreb trip planner.

Fly from Istanbul to Zagreb in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Zagreb due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Zagreb when traveling from Istanbul in May, with lows around 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Wed) before leaving for Sarajevo.

Things to do in Zagreb

Outdoors Shopping Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka)

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): snap pictures at Roman Bridge and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Igman. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Bascarsija, steep yourself in history at Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, steep yourself in history at Vijećnica, then pick up some local products at Pijaca Markale, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Katedrala Sarajevo, and finally explore the world behind art at Galerija 11/07/95.

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Getting from Zagreb to Sarajevo by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for the train ride to Mostar.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Roman Bridge
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War Childhood Museum ©
War Childhood Museum
Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque ©
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque

2
nights
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): browse the different shops at Piramida Shopping Center, then make a trip to Mehmed Karadoz Moschee, then brush up on your military savvy at War Photo Exhibition, and finally hunt for treasures at Old Bazar Kujundziluk. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Apparition Hill, then identify plant and animal life at Nature Park Hutovo Blato, then take a stroll through The historic urban site of Pocitelj, and finally snap pictures at Old Bridge (Stari Most).

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Take a train from Sarajevo to Mostar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Sun) before leaving for Kotor.

Things to do in Mostar

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

The historic urban site of Pocitelj, Nature Park Hutovo Blato, Apparition Hill
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Old Bridge (Stari Most) ©
Old Bridge (Stari Most)
Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque ©
Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque
Apparition Hill ©
Apparition Hill

4
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Stari Grad Kotor and Church of Holy Mother Rozaria. Head to Namfleg and Cats of Kotorfor some retail therapy. Change things up with a short trip to Ploce Beach in Krimovice (about 32 minutes away). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Kotor, cast your line with a fishing tour, delve into the distant past at St. Tryphon Cathedral, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Elijah the Prophet.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kotor online attractions planner.

Drive from Mostar to Kotor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Kotor can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Trogir.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Spiljari, Perast, Church of St. Elijah the Prophet, Ploce Beach, Kotor3DMuseum
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St. Tryphon Cathedral ©
St. Tryphon Cathedral
Bay of Kotor
Bay of Kotor
Stari Grad Kotor ©
Stari Grad Kotor

4
nights
Trogir, Croatia

Trogir ©
A small Dalmatian town dating back to the Hellenistic period, Trogir represents a melting pot of Greek, Roman, and Venetian influences.
Palace Cipiko and Loggia - Doorway will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Rak Winery and The Chapel of Ivan Orsini. Explore Trogir's surroundings by going to Primosten (Hilltop 15th Century Church of St. George in Old Town Primosten & Primosten Honey shop Gracin) and Sibenik (Aquarium Terrarium Sibenik, The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik, &more). There's still lots to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, make a trip to Trogir Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St Kuzma and St Damjan, and steep yourself in history at Fortress Kamerlengo.

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Drive from Kotor to Trogir in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Kotor in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Trogir, with lows around 22°C. On the 8th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Zadar.

Things to do in Trogir

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Sibenik, Primosten, Church of St Kuzma and St Damjan
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The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik ©
Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir
The Chapel of Ivan Orsini ©
The Chapel of Ivan Orsini

4
nights
Zadar, Croatia

Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Popular historic sites such as Zadar Cathedral and Church of St. Donat are in your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Fishing Charters & Tours and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zadar: Simuni Beach (in Simuni), Kolanjsko Blato (in Kolan) and Zrce Beach (in Novalja). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Narodni trg u Zadru, don't miss a visit to The Forum, delve into the distant past at Five Wells Square (Trg 5 Bunara), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Michael.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Zadar online day trip planner.

You can drive from Trogir to Zadar in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Zadar when traveling from Trogir in June, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Zadar

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Church of St. Michael, Fun Park Biograd, Simuni Beach, Zrce Beach, Kolanjsko Blato
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Simuni Beach ©
Simuni Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
night
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of The Sacred Heart of Jesus and then stop by Break Time.

To see maps and tourist information, refer to the Zagreb trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Zadar to Zagreb takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Shopping
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Basilica of The Sacred Heart of Jesus ©
Break Time ©
Break Time

1
night
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Dolmabahce Sanat Galerisi, wander the streets of Istiklal Street, then steep yourself in history at Galata Tower, then explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), and finally take a stroll through Ortakoy.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Istanbul road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Zagreb to Istanbul takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Zagreb to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zagreb in June, Istanbul is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Neighborhoods Museums Spas
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Istiklal Street ©
Istiklal Street
Galata Tower ©
Galata Tower
Ortakoy ©
Ortakoy

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