34 days in Europe Itinerary

34 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Paris, France
Fly:  3 h 30 min
1
Kotor, Montenegro
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  1 h 30 min
2
Belgrade, Serbia
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
4
Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
5
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  7 h 30 min
8
Himare, Albania
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
9
Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
10
Thessaloniki, Greece
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
11
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h
12
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
13
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
+3
Bus + Fly + Bus + Train:  5 h 15 min
14
Verona, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
15
Turin, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Paris, France

2
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.
On the 29th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of City Walls, then pause for some serene contemplation at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, and then explore the activities along Bay of Kotor. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Castle Of San Giovanni, contemplate the long history of Stari Grad Kotor, steep yourself in history at Citadel, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Punta Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Altstadt (Old Town) Budva.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kotor trip itinerary planning site.

Paris, France to Kotor is an approximately 3.5- hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in July: highs in Kotor hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Budva, R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, Castle Of San Giovanni
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Altstadt (Old Town) Budva ©
Altstadt (Old Town) Budva
Castle Of San Giovanni
Castle Of San Giovanni
Santa Maria in Punta Church ©
Santa Maria in Punta Church

3
nights
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Get in touch with nature at National Park Tara and Ada Ciganlija. Get some historical perspective at Ružica and St. Sava Temple. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Lido Beach, shop like a local with Knez Mihailova, engage your brain at Nikola Tesla Museum, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Belgrade tour itinerary builder tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Kotor to Belgrade in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Kotor, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Belgrade, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Belgrade

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

National Park Tara
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Ada Ciganlija ©
Ada Ciganlija
Ružica ©
Ružica
National Park Tara ©
National Park Tara

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): get the lay of the land with Walking tours and then contemplate the long history of Bascarsija. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Sarajevo War Tunnel, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, explore the different monuments and memorials at Alifakovac Cemetery, take an in-depth tour of War Childhood Museum, then explore the world behind art at Galerija 11/07/95, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel in Sarajevo.

To find out how to plan a trip to Sarajevo, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Belgrade to Sarajevo by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Belgrade in August, Sarajevo is a bit cooler at night with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque ©
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque
War Childhood Museum ©
War Childhood Museum

2
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 5th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Recreational Sports Center Jarun, then don't miss a visit to Porta di Pietra (Kamenita Vrata), and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Upper Town (Gornji Grad). Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Assumption, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mirogoj Cemetery, explore the world behind art at Croatian Museum of Naive Art, see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Zagreb holiday builder app.

Fly from Sarajevo to Zagreb in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Zagreb are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Split.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors
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Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
Porta di Pietra (Kamenita Vrata) ©
Porta di Pietra (Kamenita Vrata)
Croatian Museum of Naive Art ©
Croatian Museum of Naive Art

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 7th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower, then contemplate the long history of Palace Cipiko, and then steep yourself in history at Historic City of Trogir. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Froggyland, then stroll around Marjan Park, then steep yourself in history at Old Split, and finally appreciate the history behind Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Split trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Zagreb to Split takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Zagreb in August, with highs in Split at 36°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Mostar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Trogir
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The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower ©
The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower
Froggyland ©
Froggyland
Palace Cipiko ©
Palace Cipiko

1
night
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): make a trip to Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar, contemplate the long history of Kajtaz House, then take in the views from Old Bridge (Stari Most), and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Jablanicas Lake.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Mostar sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Split to Mostar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Mostar are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Mostar

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Jablanicas Lake ©
Jablanicas Lake
Kajtaz House ©
Kajtaz House
Old Bridge (Stari Most) ©
Old Bridge (Stari Most)

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lapad and Stradun. Get in touch with nature at Beach Kupari and Srebreno Beach. Explore Dubrovnik's surroundings by going to Cavtat (Cavtat Cemetery & Cavtat Old Town). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Vlaho Bukovac House, steep yourself in history at Fort Lovrijenac, get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls, and take an in-depth tour of War Photo Limited.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Dubrovnik online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Mostar to Dubrovnik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Mostar in August, you will find days in Dubrovnik are a bit cooler (34°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Himare.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Cavtat, Srebreno Beach
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Lapad ©
Lapad
Cavtat Cemetery ©
Cavtat Cemetery
Vlaho Bukovac House ©
Vlaho Bukovac House

2
nights
Himare, Albania

Himare ©
Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello and then kick back and relax at Dhermi Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Himare trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Himare takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dubrovnik to Himare. Traveling from Dubrovnik in August, you will find days in Himare are somewhat warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Ohrid.

Things to do in Himare

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Dhermi Beach
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Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello ©
Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello
Gjipe Beach ©
Gjipe Beach
Dhermi Beach ©
Dhermi Beach

3
nights
Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia

Ohrid ©
Located on Lake Ohrid, the town of Ohrid earned the nickname Jerusalem of the Balkans because it was once home to 365 churches.
Get a sense of the local culture at St. Jovan Kaneo and Saint Climent of Ohrid. Escape the urban bustle at Lake Ohrid and Golem Grad Island. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery Saint Naum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ohrid trip maker app.

Getting from Himare to Ohrid by car takes about 5.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Himare to Ohrid. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Himare in August; daily highs in Ohrid reach 34°C and lows reach 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Sat) before leaving for Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Ohrid

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Golem Grad Island
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St. Jovan Kaneo ©
St. Jovan Kaneo
Saint Climent of Ohrid ©
Saint Climent of Ohrid
Lake Ohrid ©
Lake Ohrid

1
night
Thessaloniki, Greece

Thessaloniki ©
A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
On the 19th (Sun), take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, and then contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios.

Discover how to plan a Thessaloniki trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Ohrid to Thessaloniki in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. Traveling from Ohrid to Thessaloniki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Ohrid in August; daily highs in Thessaloniki reach 38°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Sofia.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums Historic Sites
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Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki ©
Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki

2
nights
Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Boyana Church, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vitosha Mountain, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Sveti Nikolay. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the local highlights with Walking tours and then admire the striking features of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Sofia vacation planning site.

Traveling by car from Thessaloniki to Sofia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Thessaloniki in August, things will get a bit cooler in Sofia: highs are around 34°C and lows about 17°C. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites Winter Sports Outdoors
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Vitosha Mountain ©
Vitosha Mountain
Boyana Church ©
Boyana Church
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral

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nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
On the 22nd (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), walk around Margaret Island, then contemplate the long history of Citadel, then savor the flavors at Central Market Hall, and finally get engrossed in the history at Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Nemzeti Botanikus Kert and then step off the mainland to explore Priest's Island (Pap-sziget).

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Budapest trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Sofia to Budapest takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Sofia to Budapest is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Budapest

Nature Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Nemzeti Botanikus Kert, Priest's Island (Pap-sziget)
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Margaret Island ©
Margaret Island
Nemzeti Botanikus Kert
Nemzeti Botanikus Kert
Priest's Island (Pap-sziget) ©
Priest's Island (Pap-sziget)

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nights
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava ©
Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tyrsovo nabrezie, take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Church of St. Elizabeth, then take an in-depth tour of Devin Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), and finally step into the grandiose world of Bratislava Castle.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bratislava journey builder.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Bratislava takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Bratislava are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Verona.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Bratislava Castle ©
Bratislava Castle
Old Town Hall ©
Old Town Hall
St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina) ©

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nights
Verona, Italy

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Il Santuario di Montecastello and Castel Thun. Do some cultural sightseeing at Centro Storico and Chiesa delle Sante Teuteria e Tosca. Change things up with these side-trips from Verona: Lago di Molveno (in Molveno), Lago di Garda (in Garda) and Malcesine (Mountbaldo & Scaliger Castle in Malcesine). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Anastasia, explore the engaging exhibits at MUSE - Science Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, and snap pictures at Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio).

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Verona road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and train from Bratislava to Verona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. August in Verona sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Turin.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Malcesine, Lago di Molveno, Lago di Garda, Castel Thun, MUSE - Science Museum
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Il Santuario di Montecastello ©
Il Santuario di Montecastello
Castel Thun ©
Castel Thun
Centro Storico
Centro Storico

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nights
Turin, Italy

Turin ©
A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa SS. Pietro e Paolo, steep yourself in history at Sacra di San Michele, view the masterpieces at Reggia di Venaria Reale, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario della Consolata, and finally get great views at Basilica of Superga. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Piazza Castello, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Lorenzo, get engrossed in the history at Museo Pietro Micca, then steep yourself in history at Palazzo Reale, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Parco del Valentino.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Turin trip itinerary website.

Traveling by train from Verona to Turin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Verona in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Turin, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turin

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Chiesa SS. Pietro e Paolo, Sacra di San Michele, Basilica of Superga, Reggia di Venaria Reale
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Church of San Lorenzo ©
Church of San Lorenzo
Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone ©
Museo Pietro Micca ©
Museo Pietro Micca

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