60 days in Eastern Europe, France & Germany Itinerary

60 days in Eastern Europe, France & Germany Itinerary

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60 days in Eastern Europe, France & Germany Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Pula, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 5 nights
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 15​min
3
Chamonix, France
— 6 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
4
Zonza, France
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Bonifacio, France
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Saint-Malo, France
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
La Rochelle, France
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Bordeaux, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
9
Kotor, Montenegro
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  8​h
11
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 5 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  16​h
End: Johannesburg, South Africa


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4
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Pula, Croatia

Pula ©
It's the mild climate and calm seas of Pula that draw visitors to the southernmost point of the Istrian peninsula, but the city's ample Roman architecture is a key reason they stay.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kamenjak National Park and Euphrasius Basilica. Take a break from the city and head to Stancija Kumparicka and Brist Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Get out of town with these interesting Pula side-trips: Rovinj (Saint Euphemia Cathedral & STARI GRAD) and Porec Old Town (in Porec). There's more to do: explore the ancient world of Pula Arena.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Pula itinerary builder.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Pula is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, Pula is a bit warmer than Johannesburg - with highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Pula

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Porec, Rovinj, Kamenjak National Park, Kumparicka
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Kamenjak National Park ©
Kamenjak National Park
Euphrasius Basilica ©
Euphrasius Basilica
Church of St. Euphemia ©
Church of St. Euphemia

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Skocjan Caves and Triglav National Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lake Bohinj and Kranjska Gora Bike Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Lake Jasna (in Kranjska Gora), Bled (Vintgar Gorge (Soteska Vintgar) & Bled Castle (Blejski Grad)) and Postojna Caves (in Postojna). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along River Ljubljanica Kanal, take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, step into the grandiose world of Ljubljana Castle, and snap pictures at Tromostovje.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana online itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Pula to Ljubljana takes 2.5 hours. In June, Ljubljana is little chillier than Pula - with highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C. You'll set off for Chamonix on the 10th (Sat).

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Bled, Kranjska Gora, Postojna Cave, Lake Bohinj
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Triglav National Park ©
Triglav National Park
Lake Bohinj ©
Lake Bohinj
Lake Jasna ©
Lake Jasna

6
nights
Chamonix, France

Chamonix ©
"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Step out of the city life by going to Parasailing & Paragliding and Vallee Blanche. Explore hidden gems such as Gorges du Fier and La Vallee des Glaciers. Venture out of the city with trips to Annecy (Lac d'Annecy & La Vieille Ville) and Ranch el Colorado (in Bourg Saint Maurice). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Aiguilles Rouges and take some stellar pictures from Aiguille du Midi.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Chamonix itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Chamonix takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Zonza.

Things to do in Chamonix

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bourg Saint Maurice, Annecy, Les Gorges du Fier
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Les Gorges du Fier ©
Les Gorges du Fier
Vallee Blanche ©
Vallee Blanche
La ville des Glaciers ©
La ville des Glaciers

6
nights
Zonza, France

Zonza ©
Zonza is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica.GeographyZonza is located in the mountain chain of Barocagio-Marghese which extends to the south of the Incudine massif. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Aiguilles de Bavella (Bavella Needles) and Gorges of the Solenzara River. Visiting Gorges de la Restonica and Plateau de Coscione will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zonza: Sari-Solenzara (A Buttega di a Mandria & Anse de Favone) and Alta Rocc'Anes (in Serra-di-Scopamene). There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Purcaraccia, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Stello, and take a peaceful walk through Foret de Vizzavona.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Zonza trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Chamonix to Zonza in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Zonza are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Zonza

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Corsica, Sari-Solenzara, Cascades de Purcaraccia, Alta Rocc'Anes, Plateau de Coscione
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Gorges de la Restonica ©
Gorges de la Restonica
Gorges of the Solenzara River ©
Gorges of the Solenzara River
Plateau de Coscione ©
Plateau de Coscione

6
nights
Bonifacio, France

Bonifacio ©
At the southernmost tip of the island of Corsica, Bonifacio is a city with chalk-white limestone outcrops sculpted into unusual shapes by the ocean.
Escape the urban bustle at Grotte di Bonifacio and Plage de San Giovanni. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tamaricciu Beach and Plage du Petit Sperone. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bonifacio: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Pianottoli-Caldarello) and Porto-Vecchio (Waterskiing & Jetskiing, Bavella Canyon, & more). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Giulia Beach, head off the coast to Iles Lavezzi, and get outside with Beach of the small Sperone.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bonifacio trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Zonza to Bonifacio in 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Zonza in June since evenings lows in Bonifacio dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Saint-Malo.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Porto-Vecchio, Plage de San Giovanni
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Grottes de Bonifacio ©
Grottes de Bonifacio
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
plage de Tamaricciu ©
plage de Tamaricciu

5
nights
Saint-Malo, France

Saint-Malo ©
Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
Get in touch with nature at Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles and Cote de Granit Rose. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h and Plage du Sillon. Get out of town with these interesting Saint-Malo side-trips: La Maison du Biscuit (in Sortosville-en-Beaumont), Sentier des douaniers (in Perros-Guirec) and Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of La Pointe du Grouin, meet the residents at Grand Aquarium, don't miss a visit to Centre Historique, and tour the pleasant surroundings at GR 34.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Saint-Malo trip generator.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Bonifacio to Saint-Malo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. In June, Saint-Malo is little chillier than Bonifacio - with highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Perros-Guirec, Centre Historique, Airborne Museum, Cote de Granit Rose, Pointe du Grouin
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Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles ©
Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles
Cote de Granit Rose ©
Cote de Granit Rose
Plage du Sillon ©
Plage du Sillon

5
nights
La Rochelle, France

La Rochelle
Driving on the narrow streets can be difficult in La Rochelle so walking or biking will give you the best view of the pale stone buildings that give the Vieux Port, or old port, a distinctly Mediterranean quality.
Take a break from the city and head to Plage de Chatelaillon and Embarcadere de la Venise Verte. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Phare des Baleines and Le Port de la Cotiniere. Change things up with these side-trips from La Rochelle: Rail Tours (in Le Chateau d'Oleron), Vue panoramique depuis le clocher de l'eglise (in Saint Martin de Re) and La Palmyre Zoo (in La Palmyre-Les Mathes). There's much more to do: make a trip to Towers of La Rochelle, contemplate the waterfront views at Vieux Port, tour the water at your own pace with Association La Voile Pour Tous, and meet the residents at Aquarium La Rochelle.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the La Rochelle sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Saint-Malo to La Rochelle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bordeaux.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Phare des Baleines, Zoo de La Palmyre, Plage de Chatelaillon, Clocher Observatoire, Embarcadere de la Venise Verte
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Vieux Port
Vieux Port
Plage de Chatelaillon ©
Plage de Chatelaillon
Embarcadere de la Venise Verte ©
Embarcadere de la Venise Verte

4
nights
Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Skydiving and Réserve Ornithologique du Teich. Visiting Dune du Pilat and A Terre a Cheval will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Place de la Bourse (Place Royale).

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Bordeaux trip builder.

Traveling by car from La Rochelle to Bordeaux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Bordeaux are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kotor.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

A Terre a Cheval, Réserve Ornithologique du Teich, Dune du Pilat
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Dune du Pilat
Dune du Pilat
Réserve Ornithologique du Teich ©
Réserve Ornithologique du Teich
The Water Mirror ©
The Water Mirror

6
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lovcen National Park and R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela. Get in touch with nature at River Rafting & Tubing and Zipline. Venture out of the city with trips to Bukumirsko Lake (in Podgorica), Lipa cave (in Cetinje) and Milocher Park (in Sveti Stefan). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to City Walls, step off the mainland to explore Island of Our Lady of Mercy, kick back and relax at Plavi Horizonti Beach, and explore the activities along Bay of Kotor.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kotor tour planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, car, and bus from Bordeaux to Kotor takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Bordeaux in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kotor: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Kotor

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tivat Municipality, Lovcen National Park, Lipa Cave, Castle Of San Giovanni, Bukumirsko Lake
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Lovcen National Park ©
Lovcen National Park
Lipa Cave ©
Lipa Cave
Milocher Park ©
Milocher Park

6
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Sveti Jakov Beach. Get outdoors at Dubrovnik Daily Sailing and Beach Kupari. Explore Dubrovnik's surroundings by going to Cavtat Old Town (in Cavtat) and Waterskiing & Jetskiing (in Mlini). Spend the 20th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront activity at City Harbor, contemplate the long history of Stradun, make a trip to Pile Gate, and head off the coast to Island of Lokrum.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Kotor to Dubrovnik by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Dubrovnik when traveling from Kotor in July, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Cavtat Old Town
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Dubrovnik Day Sailing ©
Dubrovnik Day Sailing
Beach Kupari ©
Beach Kupari

5
nights
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Escape the urban bustle at Alpspitz and Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ski Resort. Discover out-of-the-way places like Wank Mountain and Parasailing & Paragliding. Venture out of the city with trips to Schloss Hohenschwangau (in Hohenschwangau) and Munich (Allianz Arena, Deutsches Museum, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Zugspitze and explore the historical opulence of Linderhof Palace.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Garmisch-Partenkirchen trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Dubrovnik to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Dubrovnik in July: high temperatures in Garmisch-Partenkirchen hover around 30°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Munich, Schloss Linderhof, Schloss Hohenschwangau
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Wank Mountain ©
Wank Mountain
Alpspitz ©
Alpspitz
Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ski Resort ©
Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ski Resort

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