21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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21 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Fly:  15​h
1
Belgrade, Serbia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
3
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
+3
train + taxi + Fly + bus:  7​h
4
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  6​h 45​min
6
Brasov, Romania
— 1 night
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  6​h 45​min
7
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

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.
On the 6th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Ada Ciganlija, then contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan, and then take a stroll through Skadarlija. On the next day, explore the activities along Danube River, take a stroll through Knez Mihailova, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save), and finally examine the collection at Muzej Nikole Tesle (Nikola Tesla Museum).

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Belgrade trip app .

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan to Belgrade is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Bishkek to Belgrade due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Belgrade when traveling from Bishkek in January, with lows around -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Belgrade

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Ada Ciganlija ©
Ada Ciganlija
Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save) ©

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 8th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Katedrala Sarajevo, explore the world behind art at Galerija 11/07/95, then view the masterpieces at Kalem i Misk, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, then hit the slopes at Olympic Center Jahorina, and then examine the collection at War Childhood Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sarajevo holiday planner.

You can fly from Belgrade to Sarajevo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Sarajevo sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Mostar.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Olympic Center Jahorina
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War Childhood Museum ©
War Childhood Museum
Galerija 11/07/95 ©
Galerija 11/07/95
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque ©
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque

2
nights
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in the views from Old Bridge (Stari Most), brush up on your military savvy at Bosnaseum, then view the masterpieces at Art Studio Pandur, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museum of War and Genocide Victims 1992-1995. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your military savvy at War Photo Exhibition and then admire the sheer force of Kravica.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Mostar vacation planner .

Traveling by train from Sarajevo to Mostar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sarajevo in January: high temperatures in Mostar hover around 11°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bratislava.

Things to do in Mostar

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kravica
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Kravica ©
Kravica
Old Bridge (Stari Most) ©
Old Bridge (Stari Most)

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Devin Castle and Blue Church of St. Elizabeth. Michalska Brana and Bratislava Old Town will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), make a trip to Kostol a kláštor sv. Alžbety, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and kick back and relax at Magio Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bratislava online tour itinerary maker .

Do a combination of train, flight, and bus from Mostar to Bratislava in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Mostar in January; daily highs in Bratislava reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Bratislava Old Town ©
Bratislava Old Town
Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle
Blue Church of St. Elizabeth ©
Blue Church of St. Elizabeth

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Halaszbastya and Liberty Statue. Museum-lovers will get to explore House of Terror Museum and Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Matthias Church, wander the streets of Vaci Street, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dohány Street Synagogue, and get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, go to the Budapest trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Bratislava to Budapest takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Brasov.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

1
night
Brasov, Romania

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
On the 18th (Sat), examine the collection at Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) and then step into the grandiose world of Peles Castle. On your second day here, wander the streets of Brasov Historical Center and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Tampa.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Brasov online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Budapest to Brasov by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Budapest to Brasov. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Sofia.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Peles Castle, Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
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Peles Castle ©
Peles Castle
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Mount Tampa ©
Mount Tampa

2
nights
Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
On the 20th (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vitosha Mountain, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Rotunda Church of St George. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Boyana Church, then get a taste of the local shopping with Galeria Nina, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Sveti Nikolay.

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Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Brasov to Sofia in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Sofia

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

4
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Ulu Cami will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Historic Areas of Istanbul and Bosphorus Strait. When in Istanbul, make a side trip to see Isabey CAMii in Bursa, approximately 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, wander the streets of Sultanahmet District, admire the striking features of Rustem Pasha Mosque, and take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Istanbul online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Sofia to Istanbul takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sofia in January: highs in Istanbul hover around 10°C, while lows dip to 10°C. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Bursa
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Historic Areas of Istanbul ©
Historic Areas of Istanbul
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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