19 days in Europe & South Pacific Itinerary

19 days in Europe & South Pacific Itinerary

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19 days in Europe & South Pacific Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  21​h
1
Kotor, Montenegro
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Hvar, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
9
Brisbane, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Sydney, Australia

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Altstadt (Old Town) Budva, take in the architecture and atmosphere at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, and then contemplate the long history of Stari Grad Kotor.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Kotor holiday builder tool .

Sydney, Australia to Kotor is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Sydney to Kotor, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in June: high temperatures in Kotor hover around 34°C and lows are around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites

Side Trips

R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, Altstadt (Old Town) Budva
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Stari Grad Kotor ©
Stari Grad Kotor
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela ©
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela
Altstadt (Old Town) Budva ©
Altstadt (Old Town) Budva

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take a stroll through Old Town, then admire the striking features of Franjevacki Crkva Male Brace, and then steep yourself in history at Walls of Dubrovnik. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Srebreno Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum, and finally explore the galleries of Rector's Palace.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Kotor to Dubrovnik takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Kotor in June: highs in Dubrovnik hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Mostar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Srebreno Beach
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Rector's Palace ©
Rector's Palace

2
nights
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
On the 26th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of il Monte Della Croce and then take in the views from Old Bridge (Stari Most). Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Orthodox Church Virgin Mary, stroll the grounds of Partisan Cemetery, make a trip to Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar, get a taste of the local shopping with Bosnaseum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque, and finally don't miss a visit to Biscevica Kuca (Biscevic House).

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Mostar day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Mostar takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Dubrovnik in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Mostar: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Mostar

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

il Monte Della Croce
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Old Bridge (Stari Most) ©
Old Bridge (Stari Most)
Biscevica Kuca (Biscevic House) ©
Biscevica Kuca (Biscevic House)
Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque ©
Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque

3
nights
Hvar, Croatia

Hvar ©
The Croatian island of Hvar serves as a picturesque location for a Mediterranean holiday, with a range of offerings from quiet coves to a lively medieval town.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Dubovica and Milna. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Hvar Beach and Mlini Beach. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Sveta Nedilja, admire the landmark architecture of Franciscan Monastery, steep yourself in history at Spanjola, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hvar online travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Mostar to Hvar takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Hvar can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Dubovica Beach, Sveta Nedilja
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Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

2
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): explore the engaging exhibits at Museum of Senses Split, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and then delve into the distant past at Diocletian's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of St. Roch, steep yourself in history at Old Split, and then contemplate the long history of Historic City of Trogir.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Split road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Hvar to Split takes 1.5 hours. June in Split sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Historic City of Trogir, Church Of St. Roch
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

1
night
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Batinovac Waterfall, explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park, then admire the sheer force of Ciginovac Lake, then explore the activities along Gavanovac Lake, and finally admire the sheer force of Pevalekovi Slapovi.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Plitvice Lakes National Park road trip planning site .

Getting from Split to Plitvice Lakes National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature Parks
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Gavanovac Lake ©
Gavanovac Lake
Pevalekovi Slapovi ©
Pevalekovi Slapovi

2
nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
On the 4th (Sat), snap pictures at Tromostovje, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas (Stolnica Sv. Nikolaja), then wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, and finally step into the grandiose world of Ljubljanski Grad. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Predjama Castle, explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Church (Franciskanska cerkev).

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana attractions planning site .

You can drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Ljubljana in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Ljubljana sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Predjama Castle, Bled Castle
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Bled Castle ©
Bled Castle
Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town
Predjama Castle ©
Predjama Castle

2
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
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 6th (Mon): wander the streets of Upper Town (Gornji Grad), see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, and then kick back and relax at Recreational Sports Center Jarun. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mirogoj Cemetery, and then admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Assumption.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Zagreb online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Ljubljana to Zagreb in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors
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Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships

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nights
Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then stroll around South Bank Parklands. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane holiday website .

Traveling by flight from Zagreb to Brisbane takes 25 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Zagreb to Brisbane. In July, Brisbane is slightly colder than Zagreb - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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