12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe Trip Planner

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Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 1 day
Fly
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Verona, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Nice, France
— 4 nights
Drive
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Pisa, Italy
— 1 night
Fly to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Drive to Brežice
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Brežice, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 1 night

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Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia

— 1 day
A melting pot of cultures from Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Yugoslavian rule, Skopje serves as the nation's eclectic capital.
To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Skopje road trip planning app.

If you are flying in from Republic of North Macedonia, the closest major aiport is Skopje International Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 18°C. You will leave for Zagreb on the 3rd (Wed).

Things to do in Skopje

Tours · Historic Sites · Wineries · Nightlife

Zagreb, Croatia

— 1 night

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Mirogoj Cemetery and then kick back and relax at Recreational Sports Center Jarun.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Zagreb road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Skopje to Zagreb takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Skopje, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Zagreb, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Zagreb

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Venice, Italy

— 1 night

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): examine the collection at Doge's Palace, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Venice trip planner.

Drive from Zagreb to Venice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Zagreb in August since evenings lows in Venice dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Verona, Italy

— 1 night

City of Romeo and Juliet

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Arena di Verona and then get to know the resident critters at Parco Natura Viva.

For other places to visit and tourist information, read our Verona day trip planner.

Drive from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Verona

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Nightlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nice, France

— 4 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Kids will enjoy Marineland and Castel Plage. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Les Gorges du Verdon, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, take a stroll through Vieille Ville, and take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice day trip planning tool.

Getting from Verona to Nice by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or fly. When traveling from Verona in August, plan for slightly colder days in Nice, with highs around 32°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pisa.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Pisa, Italy

— 1 night
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
On the 11th (Thu), make a trip to Leaning Tower of Pisa.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Pisa road trip app.

You can drive from Nice to Pisa in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Traveling from Nice in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 20°C in Pisa. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Brežice.
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Brežice, Slovenia

— 2 nights
A small town near the Croat border, Brezice experienced a tumultuous history typical for diverse border settlements.
On the 12th (Fri), examine the collection at Brežice Castle, learn about winemaking at Ptuj Wine Cellar, and then step into the grandiose world of Podsreda Castle.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Brežice online route planner.

Explore your travel options from Pisa to Brežice with the Route module. Traveling from Pisa in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Brežice, with lows of 17°C. On the 13th (Sat), you'll travel to Skopje.

Things to do in Brežice

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia

— 1 night
On the 14th (Sun), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Skopje ZOO, then admire the architecture and history at Memorial House of Mother Teresa, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Old Bazaar, Skopje.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Skopje trip planner.

Getting from Brežice to Skopje by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Brežice, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Skopje, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Skopje

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping