12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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12 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Fly:  5​h 30​min
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Belgrade, Serbia
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
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Podgorica, Montenegro
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
7
Tirana, Albania
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
8
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
10
Bucharest, Romania
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
11
Chisinau, Moldova
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
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Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Dubrovnik, Croatia

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and then get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip itinerary app .

Dubrovnik, Croatia to Amsterdam is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Dubrovnik in April, with highs in Amsterdam at 56°F and lows at 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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Prague, Czech Republic

Prague
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and finally don't miss a visit to StaromEstske namEsti.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Prague trip builder site .

Fly from Amsterdam to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites
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Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

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Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
On the 12th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save), see the interesting displays at Muzej Nikole Tesle (Nikola Tesla Museum), then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Belgrade trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Belgrade takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Prague in April, expect nights in Belgrade to be about the same, around 45°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums
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Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
Room Escape Games
St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save) ©
St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save)

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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 13th (Mon): get the lay of the land with Walking tours and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sarajevo tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Belgrade to Sarajevo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Tours Historic Sites
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Walking tours
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque ©
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Dubrovnik City Walls, then don't miss a visit to Pile Gate, then step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum, and finally explore the galleries of Rector's Palace.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Dubrovnik trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Sarajevo to Dubrovnik in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. April in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Podgorica.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island
Rector's Palace ©
Rector's Palace

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Podgorica, Montenegro

Podgorica is the capital and largest city of Montenegro. On the 15th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Saborni Hram Hristovog Vaskrsenja and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Podgorica trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Podgorica takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tirana.

Things to do in Podgorica

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Saborni Hram Hristovog Vaskrsenja ©
Saborni Hram Hristovog Vaskrsenja

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Tirana, Albania

Tirana
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tirana trip planner.

Drive from Podgorica to Tirana in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Tirana are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. On the 15th (Wed), you're off toSkopje.

Things to do in Tirana

Nightlife Tours Parks
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Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia

Skopje ©
A melting pot of cultures from Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Yugoslavian rule, Skopje serves as the nation's eclectic capital.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Acanthus Gallery, explore the activities along Lake Matka, and then contemplate the long history of Old Bazaar, Skopje.

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

You can drive from Tirana to Skopje in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sofia.

Things to do in Skopje

Nature Parks Shopping
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Lake Matka ©
Lake Matka
Old Bazaar, Skopje ©
Old Bazaar, Skopje
Acanthus Gallery ©
Acanthus Gallery

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Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
On the 17th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Boyana Church, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Sofia trip app .

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. April in Sofia sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites Fun & Games
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St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Room Escape Games
Boyana Church ©
Boyana Church

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Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", steep yourself in history at Stavropoleos Monastery, and then get a sense of history and politics at Palace of Parliament.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bucharest itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Sofia to Bucharest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Bucharest sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Chisinau.

Things to do in Bucharest

Historic Sites
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Stavropoleos Monastery ©
Stavropoleos Monastery
Palace of Parliament ©
Palace of Parliament

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Chisinau, Moldova

Chisinau ©
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. On the 19th (Sun), stroll around Stefan cel Mare Park, then admire the landmark architecture of Triumphal Arch, then pause for some photo ops at Stephen the Great Monument, and finally learn about winemaking at Cricova Winery.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Chisinau fast, fun, and easy.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Bucharest to Chisinau in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Chisinau

Wineries Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cricova Winery
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Cricova Winery ©
Cricova Winery
Triumphal Arch ©
Triumphal Arch
Stefan cel Mare Park ©
Stefan cel Mare Park

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, then ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome online travel planner .

Getting from Chisinau to Rome by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chisinau to Rome is minus 1 hour. In April in Rome, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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