I'm a first time 33 year old solo male looking to backpack for a month in July and August. I'm looking to see and experience the cities as well as the countryside, the nightlife (not into the club scene), the food, and of course the beaches. I've been to Prague and Vienna so not looking to visit again. Finding reasonably priced flights that coordinate with a sensible travel itinerary has been a struggle, but this is what I've come up with:
Kakrow- 3 Days
High Tatras- 2 Days
Budapest- 3 Days
Slovenia- 3 Days
lovik- 2 Days (A friend will be on this Croatian island between Pula and Zadaro in his family's home, and it seems like a nice chill FREE place to hang for a few days)
Split- 3 Days
Dubrovkik- 3 Days
Kotor- 3 Days
Mostar- 1 Day
Sarajevo- 2 Days
Belgrade- 3 Days
This is 28 days so I've left a few buffer days in there since I'm planning on flying to Kakrow 7/9 and out of Belgrade on 8/10
1. Is this schedule too tight? Should I skip some of these places or spend less/more in some, or am I looking good? Open to all suggestions here. I feel pretty good about this itinerary based off of the research I've done, but before I book both of my one way flights I want some reassurance/suggestions.
2. Excluding airfare, is $3K USD going to work here?
Thoughts and suggestions on all would be much appreciated. Thanks so much!