31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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31 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Boston, United States
Fly + shuttle:  12​h
1
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Venice, Italy
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Tirana, Albania
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Shkoder, Albania
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Split, Croatia
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
8
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Boston, United States

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Predjama Castle and Cathedral of St. Nicholas (Stolnica Sv. Nikolaja) are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vintgar Gorge and River Ljubljanica Kanal. Explore Ljubljana's surroundings by going to Skocjan Caves (in Skocjan), Lake Bled (in Bled) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Bovec).

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana trip planner.

Boston, USA to Ljubljana is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Boston to Ljubljana, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bled, Kayaking & Canoeing, Predjama Castle, Skocjan Caves
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Skocjan Caves ©
Skocjan Caves
Kayaking & Canoeing
Predjama Castle ©
Predjama Castle

6
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Doge's Palace and Basilica di San Marco. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Ducati and Natural History Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Castello del Catajo (in Battaglia Terme), Piazza dei Signori (in Padua) and Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano (in Bologna). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at San Fermo Maggiore, Verona, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Scuola Grande di San Rocco, take a stroll through Cannaregio, and contemplate the long history of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo).

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice route builder website .

You can drive from Ljubljana to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ljubljana in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Venice, with lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tirana.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Verona, Museo Ducati, Castello Estense, Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, Camera degli Sposi
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Castello del Catajo ©
Castello del Catajo

1
night
Tirana, Albania

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
On the 12th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Muzeu Historik Kombetar, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Et`hem Bey Mosque, then learn about all things military at BunkArt 1, and finally see the interesting displays at Bektashi World Center.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tirana tour planner.

You can fly from Venice to Tirana in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May in Tirana, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Shkoder.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums Historic Sites
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Bunk'Art 1 ©
Bunk'Art 1
Et`hem Bey Mosque ©
Et`hem Bey Mosque
Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar

1
night
Shkoder, Albania

Shkoder ©
Its geographic location has made Shkoder, one of Europe's oldest cities, an important cultural and economic center of the Balkans over the years.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): stroll through Peaks Of The Balkans and then explore the historical opulence of Rozafa Castle.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Shkoder day trip planning tool .

Getting from Tirana to Shkoder by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. May in Shkoder sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Shkoder

Trails Historic Sites Parks
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Rozafa Castle ©
Rozafa Castle

5
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum and War Photo Limited. Your inner history buff will appreciate Dubrovnik City Walls and Fort Lovrijenac. Take a break from Dubrovnik with a short trip to Cavtat Old Town in Cavtat, about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Blaise, step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Pustjerna.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Dubrovnik sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Shkoder to Dubrovnik takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Cavtat Old Town
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Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Kayaking & Canoeing

5
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Historic City of Trogir and Old Split. Visiting Marjan Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Split: Spanjola (in Hvar), Museum of Brac (in Skrip) and The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower (in Trogir). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Palazzo di Diocleziano, explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and see the interesting displays at Froggyland.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Split vacation builder site .

Take a bus from Dubrovnik to Split in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Split can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mostar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Trogir, Spanjola, Museum of Brac
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir
Old Split ©
Old Split

4
nights
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Escape the urban bustle at Kravica and Apparition Hill. Get some cultural insight at Old Bridge (Stari Most) and Biscevica Kuca (Biscevic House). When in Mostar, make a side trip to see il Monte Della Croce in Medjugorje, approximately 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar, steep yourself in history at Kajtaz House, take a memorable excursion with Day Trips, and brush up on your military savvy at War Photo Exhibition.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Mostar holiday planner .

Drive from Split to Mostar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Mostar can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Mostar

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Medjugorje, Kravica
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Old Bridge (Stari Most) ©
Old Bridge (Stari Most)
Kravica ©
Kravica
Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque ©
Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque

4
nights
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo ©
Nearly destroyed by war during the 1990s, the riverside city of Sarajevo now serves as one of the region's major educational, cultural, and commercial hubs.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Galerija 11/07/95 and War Childhood Museum. Bascarsija and Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: trek along Vrelo Bosne, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take an in-depth tour of Museum Of Crimes Against Humanity And Genocide 1992-1995, and don't miss a visit to Sarajevo War Tunnel.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sarajevo trip builder tool .

Traveling by train from Mostar to Sarajevo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Historic Sites Museums Trails
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Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija
Galerija 11/07/95 ©
Galerija 11/07/95
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque ©
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque

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