16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 1 night
2
Tirana, Albania
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
4
Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta), India

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in the history at Memorial House of Mother Teresa, get a taste of the local shopping with Old Bazaar, Skopje, appreciate the extensive heritage of Macedonia Square, then take in the views from The Stone Bridge, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Panteleimon.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Skopje tour itinerary builder app .

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Skopje is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. When traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in September, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Skopje: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Skopje

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Old Bazaar, Skopje ©
Old Bazaar, Skopje
Macedonia Square ©
Macedonia Square
Church of St. Panteleimon ©
Church of St. Panteleimon

1
night
Tirana, Albania

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, learn about all things military at BunkArt 1, then learn about all things military at BunkArt 2, then get engrossed in the history at Muzeu Historik Kombetar, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Et`hem Bey Mosque.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tirana road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Skopje to Tirana takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Tirana are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums Historic Sites
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Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar
BunkArt 1 ©
BunkArt 1
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Rector's Palace and Franciscan Monastery. Visit Dubrovnik City Walls and Fort Lovrijenac for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Cavtat Old Town in Cavtat (about 34 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Old Town, catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours, take in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Dubrovnik holiday app .

Traveling by car from Tirana to Dubrovnik takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Tirana in September, you will find days in Dubrovnik are slightly colder (29°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cavtat Old Town
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum

3
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Galerija Mestrovic and Etnografski muzej Split will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Diocletian's Palace and Cathedral of Saint Domnius. Explore Split's surroundings by going to Dubovica (in Hvar) and Historic City of Trogir (in Trogir). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Old Split, explore the ancient world of Temple of Jupiter, pause for some photo ops at Grgur Ninski Statue, and don't miss a visit to Church of St Kuzma and St Damjan.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Split driving holiday planner .

Traveling by bus from Dubrovnik to Split takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. September in Split sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Historic City of Trogir, Dubovica, Church of St Kuzma and St Damjan
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Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir

3
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 appreciate Galerija 11/07/95 and Jewish Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Get some cultural insight at Bascarsija and Museum Of Crimes Against Humanity And Genocide 1992-1995. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at War Childhood Museum, steep yourself in history at Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain), make a trip to Sarajevo War Tunnel, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sarajevo sightseeing tool .

Traveling by car from Split to Sarajevo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Split in September, things will get slightly colder in Sarajevo: highs are around 26°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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War Childhood Museum ©
War Childhood Museum
Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija
Galerija 11/07/95 ©
Galerija 11/07/95

4
nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana melds German, Mediterranean, and Slovenian culture and history.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ljubljanski Grad and Cathedral of St. Nicholas (Stolnica Sv. Nikolaja). Do some cultural sightseeing at Ljubljana Old Town and Franciscan Church (Franciskanska cerkev). Change things up with these side-trips from Ljubljana: Bled (Vintgar Gorge, Bled Castle, & more) and Predjama Castle (in Postojna). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Mestni Trg.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Ljubljana day trip planning website .

Getting from Sarajevo to Ljubljana by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Ljubljana are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Bled, Predjama Castle
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Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled
Ljubljanski Grad ©
Ljubljanski Grad
Bled Castle ©
Bled Castle

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