32 days in The Balkans Itinerary

32 days in The Balkans Itinerary

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32 days in The Balkans Itinerary

Start: Las Vegas, United States
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Corfu Town, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly + subway:  2​h 45​min
2
Athens, Greece
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Nafplio, Greece
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Sparta, Greece
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
5
Selcuk, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Korcula Town, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
9
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Las Vegas, United States

3
nights
Corfu Town, Greece

Corfu Town ©
Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Fortress Corfu and Corfu Museum of Asian Art. Your inner history buff will appreciate Mon Repos Palace and New Fortress. And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Kombos, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agia Paraskevi Monastery, get a taste of the local shopping with Icon Gallery, and view the masterpieces at Tsami Ceramics.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Corfu Town trip itinerary maker site .

Las Vegas, USA to Corfu Town is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Corfu Town is 10 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, things will get a bit cooler in Corfu Town: highs are around 76°F and lows about 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Gastouri, Agia Paraskevi Monastery
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Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Mon Repos Palace ©
Mon Repos Palace

5
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get some historical perspective at Acropolis of Athens and Ancient Agora of Athens. Acropolis Museum and Temple of Poseidon are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Plaka, get a taste of the local shopping with Museum 'Atelier Spyros Vassiliou', explore the ancient world of Temple of Hephaestus, and admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens online attractions planner .

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Corfu Town to Athens in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Athens when traveling from Corfu Town in May, with lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Temple of Poseidon
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Temple of Olympian Zeus ©
Temple of Olympian Zeus

3
nights
Nafplio, Greece

Nafplio ©
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Archaeological Site Mycenae and Nauplion Promenade. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Great Theatre of Epidaurus and Fortress Palamidi. Go for a jaunt from Nafplio to Kranidi to see Ermionis - Bairaktaris Apiary about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Tiryns and steep yourself in history at Lion Gate.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Nafplio trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Athens to Nafplio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Athens in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Nafplio, with lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sparta.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Mycenae, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, Ermionis - Bairaktaris Apiary
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Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi

3
nights
Sparta, Greece

Sparta ©
Sparta was a prominent city-state in ancient Greece. Popular historic sites such as Mystras and Ancient Messini Stadium are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ancient Messene and Archaeological site of Mystra. Explore Sparta's surroundings by going to Arcadian Gate (in Messini), Kastania (St. Peter Church & Lera Moni Panagia Soumela) and Agia Theodora (in Vastas).

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sparta travel itinerary planner .

Drive from Nafplio to Sparta in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Nafplio in June since evenings lows in Sparta dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Sparta

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Messini, Kastania, Agia Theodora, Archaeological site of Mystra
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Mystras ©
Mystras
Antigua Mesenia ©
Antigua Mesenia
Agia Theodora ©
Agia Theodora

2
nights
Selcuk, Turkey

Selcuk ©
An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Ancient City of Ephesus and Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu. Visit Bibliotheque de Celsus and The Temple of Artemis for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Ephesus Terrace Houses, take in the spiritual surroundings of Isa Bey Mosque, get to know the fascinating history of Mermerli Yol, and contemplate the long history of Public Latrine.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Selcuk attractions planning site .

Traveling by car from Sparta to Selcuk takes 17.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sparta to Selcuk is 1 hour. In June in Selcuk, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Shopping
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Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Kapali Carsi and Dolmabahce Sanat Galerisi. Get some historical perspective at Basilica Cistern and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , steep yourself in history at Historic Areas of Istanbul, and take a stroll through Ortakoy.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul day trip planning site .

You can fly from Selcuk to Istanbul in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. While traveling from Selcuk, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Walls of Dubrovnik and Rector's Palace. Franciscan Monastery and Church of Saint Blaise will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Old Town, explore the galleries of Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, contemplate the long history of Fort Lovrijenac, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik journey builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Dubrovnik takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. June in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Walls of Dubrovnik ©
Walls of Dubrovnik
Old Town ©
Old Town
Rector's Palace ©
Rector's Palace

3
nights
Korcula Town, Croatia

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Korcula Town Walls and Kula Svih Svetih. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bags by Kristina and Revelin Tower. Take a break from Korcula Town with a short trip to Ethno Museum Barilo in Blato, about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Vapor gallery, contemplate the long history of Kula Morska Vrata, admire the striking features of Tower Kanalevic, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Gospojina.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Korcula Town online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town takes 3 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Split.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Ethno Museum Barilo, Ethnographic collection Barilo, Lovric Winery
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Korcula Town Walls ©
Korcula Town Walls
Sveti Mihovil ©
Sveti Mihovil
Kula Svih Svetih ©
Kula Svih Svetih

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 25th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Jaman Art and then contemplate the long history of Diocletian's Palace. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Putalj Winery and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Split trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Korcula Town to Split takes 4.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Split are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Wineries Museums
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Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Jaman Art ©
Jaman Art

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