15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe Trip Planner

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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 day
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Kotor, Montenegro
— 3 nights
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Žabljak, Montenegro
— 2 nights
Drive
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Budva, Montenegro
— 1 night
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Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 1 night
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Thessaloniki, Greece
— 1 night
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Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 1 day

Pearl of the Adriatic

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Rector's Palace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls, and then get engrossed in the history at War Photo Limited.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik trip planning website.

Dublin, Ireland to Dubrovnik is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Dubrovnik due to the time zone difference. In August, Dubrovnik is a bit warmer than Dublin - with highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Museums · Historic Sites

Kotor, Montenegro

— 3 nights

Bride of the Adriatic Sea

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 Our Lady of the Rocks and Castle Of San Giovanni. Appreciate the collections at Maritime Museum and Perast Museum. Step out of Kotor with an excursion to Plavi Horizonti Beach in Radovići--about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Kotor, get to know the fascinating history of Kotor City Walls & Fortress, look for gifts at Cats of Kotor, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kotor trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Kotor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Kotor, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Žabljak.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Žabljak, Montenegro

— 2 nights
A trip to Zabljak takes you to the north of the country, a mountainous region that's as steeped in great scenery and views as it is in history and culture.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Jablan Lake and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bobotov Kuk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Black Lake and then explore the activities along Zminje Lake.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Žabljak tour itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Kotor to Žabljak in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Budva.

Things to do in Žabljak

Nature · Parks

Budva, Montenegro

— 1 night
Montenegro's top tourist destination, Budva draws big crowds with its pulsating nightlife and sun-kissed beaches.
On the 7th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Citadel, take a stroll through Ulcinj Old Town, and then steep yourself in history at Budva Old Town.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Budva day trip planning website.

Getting from Žabljak to Budva by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August in Budva, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Skopje.

Things to do in Budva

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia

— 1 night
A melting pot of cultures from Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Yugoslavian rule, Skopje serves as the nation's eclectic capital.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take in the history at Memorial House of Mother Teresa, see the interesting displays at Museum of Macedonian Struggle, and then take a stroll through Old Bazaar, Skopje.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Skopje day trip app.

Traveling by bus from Budva to Skopje takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Skopje

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Thessaloniki, Greece

— 1 night

Mother of Israel

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Ladadika District, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, then pause for some photo ops at Arch of Galerius, and finally steep yourself in history at Hagios Demetrios.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Thessaloniki trip planner.

You can drive from Skopje to Thessaloniki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Skopje in August, Thessaloniki is a bit warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Athens, Greece

— 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Let the collections at Acropolis Museum and Museum of Greek Folk Musical Instruments capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Acropolis of Athens and Parthenon. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Glyfada Beach, delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, admire the natural beauty at National Garden, and admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Athens road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Thessaloniki to Athens takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Thessaloniki in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Athens, with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip