18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  5​h
2
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Belgrade, Serbia
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Bucharest, Romania
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Manchester, United Kingdom


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2
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): examine the collection at Arthur Fleischmann Museum, take an in-depth tour of SNM prírodovedné múzeum, then examine the collection at Antic Gerulata Rusovce, then do a tasting at Fedor Malik & Son, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John the Baptist Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: admire the local landmark of Fountain of peace, explore the historical opulence of Plavecky hrad a podhradie, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tyrsovo nabrezie, and finally learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bratislava trip maker app .

Manchester, UK to Bratislava is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Bratislava is 1 hour. When traveling from Manchester in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Bratislava, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

St. John the Baptist Cathedral, Fedor Malik & Son, Plavecky hrad a podhradie
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St. John the Baptist Cathedral ©
St. John the Baptist Cathedral
Fedor Malik & Son ©
Fedor Malik & Son
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola, then contemplate the long history of St. John's Fortress, then take in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dominican Monastery, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Blaise, then get to know the fascinating history of Prijeko street, and finally identify plant and animal life at Zarkovica Animal Shelter.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Dubrovnik trip maker tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Bratislava to Dubrovnik in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Bratislava in April, Dubrovnik is a bit warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Parks Spas
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Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum
Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola ©
Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola
Church of Saint Blaise ©
Church of Saint Blaise

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Gazi Husrev Begova Medresa, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel in Sarajevo, get engrossed in the history at Svrzo House, then take an in-depth tour of Museum Of Crimes Against Humanity And Genocide 1992-1995, then view the masterpieces at NBgoldline, and finally take a stroll through Ferhadija Pedestrian Street. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Underground Labyrinth Ravne and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sarajevo vacation maker tool .

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Sarajevo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Underground Labyrinth Ravne
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2
nights
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Popular historic sites such as Crkva Svetog Marka and Cathedral Church are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Military Museum and Sremski Karlovci. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Belgrade: Sremski Karlovci (Upper Church & Podrum Probus), Viminacium Archaeological Park (in Kostolac) and Oplenac (in Topola). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Krusedol Monastery and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Belgrade travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Sarajevo to Belgrade by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Belgrade can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Sofia.

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Sremski Karlovci, Oplenac, Krusedol Monastery, Viminacium Archaeological Park
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Podrum Probus ©
Podrum Probus
Crkva Svetog Marka ©
Crkva Svetog Marka
Military Museum ©
Military Museum

2
nights
Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church, and then brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of Military History. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Boyana Village, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Nikolai Sofiyski, then view the masterpieces at Galeria Nina, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally steep yourself in history at Park "Kambanite".

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Sofia attractions planner .

You can fly from Belgrade to Sofia in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Belgrade to Sofia is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church ©
Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church
Saint Nikolai Sofiyski ©
Saint Nikolai Sofiyski
Park ©
Park "Kambanite"

3
nights
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 14th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Comana Nature Park, examine the collection at The Art Collections Museum, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Biserica Kretzulescu, admire the striking features of Mogosoaia Palace, explore the world behind art at The National Museum of Art of Romania, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Patriarchal Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Coral Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Biserica Sf. Nicolae.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bucharest tour planner .

Getting from Sofia to Bucharest by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Bucharest

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Mogosoaia Palace, Comana Nature Park
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The National Museum of Art of Romania ©
Mogosoaia Palace ©
Mogosoaia Palace
St. Nicholas Church ©
St. Nicholas Church

3
nights
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wisnicz Castle Museum and Zamek w Olsztynie. Museum-lovers will appreciate Polonia Wax Museum and Muzeum Sztuki Współczesnej w Krakowie MOCAK. Venture out of the city with trips to Bobolice Castle (in Niegowa), Nikiszowiec (in Katowice) and Jewish Museum and Synagogue (in Oswiecim). There's lots more to do: make a trip to The Ghetto Heroes Square, admire the landmark architecture of Church of St. Andrew (Kosciol Swietogo Andrzeja), see the interesting displays at Cracow Saltworks Museum - Castle Location, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Botanical Garden of the Jagiellonian University.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Krakow online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Bucharest to Krakow by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Bucharest to Krakow, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bucharest in April, expect nights in Krakow to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are little chillier, around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Krakow

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Cracow Saltworks Museum - Castle Location, Jewish Museum and Synagogue, Nikiszowiec, Zamek w Olsztynie, Wisnicz Castle Museum
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Jewish Museum and Synagogue ©
Jewish Museum and Synagogue
Wisnicz Castle Museum ©
Wisnicz Castle Museum
Zamek w Olsztynie ©
Zamek w Olsztynie

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