47 days in Europe Itinerary

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 5 nights
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 4 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 6 nights
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 4 nights
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Belgrade, Serbia
— 4 nights
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Vlore, Albania
— 4 nights
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Tirana, Albania
— 1 night
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Pristina, Kosovo
— 3 nights
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Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 3 nights
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Sofia, Bulgaria
— 4 nights
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Bucharest, Romania
— 4 nights
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Chisinau, Moldova
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Ljubljana, Slovenia — 5 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Explore Ljubljana's surroundings by going to Postojna (Postojna Cave, Predjama Castle, &more), Bled (Triglav National Park, Ojstrica, &more) and Vintgar Gorge (in Zgornje Gorje). There's lots more to do: visit Ljubljana Old Town, find something for the whole family at Escape Room Enigmarium, snap pictures at Dragon Bridge, and ponder the world of politics at Town Hall.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Ljubljana online route planner.

London, UK to Ljubljana is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London to Ljubljana, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from London in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Ljubljana, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Zagreb.
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Zagreb, Croatia — 4 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 22nd (Thu), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take the plunge with a skydiving experience, see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, and explore the world behind art at Croatian Museum of Naive Art.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Zagreb holiday maker site.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Zagreb takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In June in Zagreb, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Dubrovnik.
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Dubrovnik, Croatia — 6 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

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.
Explore Dubrovnik's surroundings by going to Cavtat (Cavtat Seaside Promenade & Cavtat Old Town). The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island, steep yourself in history at Fort Lovrijenac, appreciate the extensive heritage of Walls of Dubrovnik, and explore the galleries of Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik route planner.

Traveling by flight from Zagreb to Dubrovnik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Zagreb in June, Dubrovnik is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Sarajevo.
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina — 4 nights

Jerusalem of Europe

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.
On the 5th (Wed), spend a day ambling around Vrelo Bosne. On the 2nd (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Bascarsija, examine the collection at War Childhood Museum, stop by Bazerdzan, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sarajevo trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Sarajevo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Sarajevo when traveling from Dubrovnik in July, with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Belgrade.
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Belgrade, Serbia — 4 nights

The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Get out of town with these interesting Belgrade side-trips: Hram Sveta tri jerarha (in Novi Sad), Podrum Probus (in Sremski Karlovci) and Petrovaradin Fortress (in Petrovaradin). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Kalemegdan, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, examine the collection at National Museum Belgrade, and take a stroll through Skadarlija.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Belgrade day trip website.

Fly from Sarajevo to Belgrade in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. In July, daily temperatures in Belgrade can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Vlore.
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Vlore, Albania — 4 nights

Vlorë is the third largest city and a municipality in Albania. Change things up with these side-trips from Vlore: Himara Seas The Day (in Himare), Dhermi Beach (in Dhermi) and Berat (Bulevardi Republika, Berat Castle, &more). There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Muradie Mosque, see the interesting displays at Ethnographic Museum, Vlore, and make a trip to Zvernec Monastery.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Vlore road trip website.

You can fly from Belgrade to Vlore in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Belgrade in July, expect nights in Vlore to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Tirana.
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Tirana, Albania — 1 night

Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): stroll around Grand Park (Parku i Madh), learn about all things military at Bunk'Art 1, don't miss a visit to Clock Tower, then get engrossed in the history at Muzeu Historik Kombetar, then brush up on your military savvy at BunkArt 2, and finally don't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Tirana sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Vlore to Tirana takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car. In July in Tirana, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Pristina.
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Pristina, Kosovo — 3 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): get advice or help at Pristina National Library, get engrossed in the history at Kosovo Museum, walk around Germia Park, take an in-depth tour of Ethnographic Museum (Muzeu Etnologjik), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Katedrale Nënë Tereza, and finally appreciate the history behind Newborn Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at Tomb of Sultan Murat, contemplate the long history of Medieval Monuments in Kosovo, then don't miss a visit to Gracanica Monastery, then delve into the distant past at Ulpiana, and finally pause for some photo ops at Heroinat Memorial.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Pristina visit planner.

Drive from Tirana to Pristina in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Skopje.
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Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia — 3 nights

A melting pot of cultures from Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Yugoslavian rule, Skopje serves as the nation's eclectic capital.
Spend the 18th (Tue) wandering through the wild on Explore Macedonia Daily Tours. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Matka, take in the history at Memorial House of Mother Teresa, take in the views from The Stone Bridge, and get to know the fascinating history of Macedonia Square.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Skopje day trip planning site.

You can drive from Pristina to Skopje in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. July in Skopje sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sofia.
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Sofia, Bulgaria — 4 nights

Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
On the 21st (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, examine the collection at Museum of illusions Sofia, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Sofia Church, and admire the landmark architecture of Church St. George Rotunda.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sofia itinerary builder site.

Drive from Skopje to Sofia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Skopje to Sofia due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Skopje in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Sofia: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Bucharest.
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Bucharest, Romania — 4 nights

The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
On the 26th (Wed), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: get a sense of history and politics at Palace of Parliament, steep yourself in history at Stavropoleos Monastery, take in the exciting artwork at Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", and see some colorful creatures with Green Adventure.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bucharest tour planning website.

Getting from Sofia to Bucharest by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July in Bucharest, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can fly to Chisinau.
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Chisinau, Moldova — 3 nights

Chișinău Etymology and namesThe origin of the city's name is unclear, but in one version, the name comes from the archaic Romanian word chișla (meaning "spring", "source of water") and nouă ("new"), because it was built around a small spring, at the corner of Pușkin and Albișoara streets.The other version, formulated by Ștefan Ciobanu, Romanian historian and academician, holds that the name was formed the same way as the name of Chișineu (alternative spelling: Chișinău) in Western Romania, near the border with Hungary. Change things up with these side-trips from Chisinau: Hancu Monastery (in Nisporeni) and Capriana Monastery (in Capriana). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Cricova Winery, pause for some photo ops at Sculpture of Lovers, stroll around Valea Morilor, and contemplate the long history of Stephen the Great Monument.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Chisinau day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Bucharest to Chisinau takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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