9 days in Europe Itinerary

9 days in Europe Itinerary

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9 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Zadar, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Split, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Kotor, Montenegro
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
5
Pristina, Kosovo
— 1 night
Fly:  8 h
6
Ayia Napa, Cyprus
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Paphos, Cyprus
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h
End: Manchester, United Kingdom

1
night
Zadar, Croatia

Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje).

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Zadar road trip app .

Manchester, UK to Zadar is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manchester to Zadar due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Zadar: highs are around 36°C and lows about 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Split.

Things to do in Zadar

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Jadro Beach, The Church of the Holy Cross
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Scuba & Snorkeling
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) ©
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje)

1
night
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Diocletian's Palace, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Split journey planning tool .

You can drive from Zadar to Split in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Zadar in July since evenings lows in Split dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
River Rafting & Tubing
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

1
night
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.
On the 18th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Rector's Palace, then head off the coast to Island of Lokrum, then steep yourself in history at Walls of Dubrovnik, and finally wander the streets of Old Town.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Split to Dubrovnik takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kotor.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Rector's Palace ©
Rector's Palace

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 19th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Stari Grad Kotor, explore the historical opulence of Kotor’s Castle Of San Giovanni, then pause for some serene contemplation at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, then explore the activities along Bay of Kotor, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Holy Mother Rozaria.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Kotor using our trip planner.

Drive from Dubrovnik to Kotor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Kotor, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Pristina.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Perast, Castle Of San Giovanni
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Castle Of San Giovanni ©
Castle Of San Giovanni
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela ©
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela
Bay of Kotor
Bay of Kotor

1
night
Pristina, Kosovo

Pristina ©
Long regarded as a gray and traffic-congested provincial town with little tourist appeal, Pristina today possesses a youthful vibrance and a newfound sense of sophistication, as the result of the city's large community of foreign functionaries.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Xhamia e Llapit, take in the spiritual surroundings of Džamija cara, contemplate the long history of Medieval Monuments in Kosovo, then stroll around Germia Park, and finally explore the ancient world of Novo Brdo Castle.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Pristina journey site .

You can drive from Kotor to Pristina in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ayia Napa.

Things to do in Pristina

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Medieval Monuments in Kosovo
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Xhamia e Llapit ©
Xhamia e Llapit
Džamija cara ©
Džamija cara
Germia Park ©
Germia Park

1
day
Ayia Napa, Cyprus

Ayia Napa ©
Though Ayia Napa boasts archaeological sites and the largest water park in Europe, the city is best known as a party hub.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): kick back and relax at Nissi Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Profitis Elias, and then kick back and relax at Fig Tree Bay.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ayia Napa tour itinerary app .

Getting from Pristina to Ayia Napa by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. July in Ayia Napa sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Paphos.

Things to do in Ayia Napa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Protaras
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Nissi Beach ©
Nissi Beach
Fig Tree Bay ©
Fig Tree Bay
Church of Profitis Elias ©
Church of Profitis Elias

2
nights
Paphos, Cyprus

Paphos ©
The legendary birthplace of the Greek goddess Aphrodite and the capital of western Cyprus, the city of Paphos showcases an abundance of archaeological, architectural, and historical sites.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): explore the ancient world of The House of Dionysus, step into the grandiose world of Paphos Harbour Castle, delve into the distant past at Kato Paphos Archaeological Park, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then explore the striking landscape at Aphrodite's Rock, and finally delve into the distant past at Tombs of the Kings. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Lara Beach, identify plant and animal life at Akamas Peninsula National Park, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Horse Riding Paphos - Eagle Mountain Ranch.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Paphos vacation maker website .

You can drive from Ayia Napa to Paphos in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Ayia Napa in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Paphos: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paphos

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Lara Beach, Akamas Peninsula National Park, Aphrodite's Rock
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The House of Dionysus ©
The House of Dionysus
Scuba & Snorkeling
Tombs of the Kings ©
Tombs of the Kings

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