25 days in Europe Itinerary

25 days in Europe Itinerary

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25 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Brno, Czech Republic
Drive:  6​h
1
Novi Sad, Serbia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Belgrade, Serbia
— 3 nights
3
Pristina, Kosovo
— 2 nights
4
Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Gjirokaster, Albania
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Himare, Albania
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Saranda, Albania
— 2 nights
8
Tirana, Albania
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
9
Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
10
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
11
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  5​h 30​min
End: Brno, Czech Republic

2
nights
Novi Sad, Serbia

Novi Sad ©
The regional and cultural center of northern Serbia, the riverside city of Novi Sad occupies a strategically advantageous position between Belgrade and Budapest.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): make a trip to Bac Fortress, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Manastir Velika Remeta, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Lower church from 1718. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery Grgeteg, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Staro Hopovo Monastery, steep yourself in history at Monastery of Vrdnik-Ravanica, then explore the ancient world of Sirmium Palatium Imperiale, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Special Nature Reserve of Zasavica, and finally don't miss a visit to Monastery Beocin.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Novi Sad day trip planning website .

Brno, Czech Republic to Novi Sad is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Brno in August, you will find days in Novi Sad are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Belgrade.

Things to do in Novi Sad

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Sremska Mitrovica, Monastery Beocin, Staro Hopovo Monastery, Zrenjanin Catholic Cathedral, Bac Fortress
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Bac Fortress ©
Bac Fortress
Monastery of Vrdnik-Ravanica ©
Monastery of Vrdnik-Ravanica
Monastery Beocin ©
Monastery Beocin

3
nights
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Escape the urban bustle at Special Nature Reserve Obedska Bara and Great War Island. Your inner history buff will appreciate Viminacium Archaeological Park and Saint Petka's Chapel. Change things up with a short trip to Smederevo Fortress in Smederevo (about 56 minutes away). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ružica, steep yourself in history at The National Assembly, brush up on your military savvy at Military Museum, and wander the streets of Knez Mihailova.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Belgrade trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Novi Sad to Belgrade by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Pristina.

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Special Nature Reserve Obedska Bara, Smederevo Fortress, Viminacium Archaeological Park
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Saint Petka's Chapel ©
Saint Petka's Chapel
Ružica ©
Ružica
Smederevo Fortress ©
Smederevo Fortress

2
nights
Pristina, Kosovo

Pristina ©
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 14th (Wed): get lost in a book at Pristina National Library. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Skanderbeg statue, steep yourself in history at Medieval Monuments in Kosovo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Via Ferrata Ari, witness the site of a historic battle at Field of Blackbirds, then admire the striking features of Džamija cara, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Xhamia e Llapit.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Pristina travel planner.

Drive from Belgrade to Pristina in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ohrid.

Things to do in Pristina

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Gracanica, Via Ferrata Ari, Medieval Monuments in Kosovo
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Ulpiana ©
Ulpiana
Džamija cara ©
Džamija cara

4
nights
Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia

Ohrid ©
Located on Lake Ohrid, the town of Ohrid earned the nickname Jerusalem of the Balkans because it was once home to 365 churches.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at National Park Pelister and National Workshop For Handmade Paper. Your inner history buff will appreciate Holy Mary Perybleptos and Monastery of Saint Naum. Get out of town with these interesting Ohrid side-trips: Monastery St. Jovan Bigorski (in Gostivar) and Prilep (St. Archangel Michael Monastery & Treskavec Monastery). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Ohrid, make a trip to River Drim, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Nikola Gerakomija, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Halveti Hayati Tekke.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ohrid online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Pristina to Ohrid in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Ohrid can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Ohrid

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Prilep, Monastery St. Jovan Bigorski, National Park Pelister, River Drim
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Holy Mary Perybleptos ©
Holy Mary Perybleptos
National Park Pelister ©
National Park Pelister
Lake Ohrid ©
Lake Ohrid

1
night
Gjirokaster, Albania

Gjirokaster ©
Along with the central Albanian town of Berat, Gjirokastra serves as a striking World Heritage Site known for its Ottoman architecture.
On the 21st (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Nature&joy, contemplate the long history of The Cold War Tunnel, then explore the historical opulence of Gjirokastra Bazaar, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Gjirokaster.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Gjirokaster travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Ohrid to Gjirokaster by car takes about 5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Ohrid in August, things will get a bit warmer in Gjirokaster: highs are around 39°C and lows about 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Himare.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Gjirokaster ©
Gjirokaster
Gjirokastra Bazaar ©
Gjirokastra Bazaar
The Cold War Tunnel ©
The Cold War Tunnel

1
night
Himare, Albania

Himare ©
To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Himare journey maker app .

Traveling by car from Gjirokaster to Himare takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Saranda.

Things to do in Himare

Beaches Outdoors Historic Sites
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Gjipe Beach ©
Gjipe Beach
Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello ©
The Castle of Himara ©
The Castle of Himara

2
nights
Saranda, Albania

Saranda ©
A popular summer destination for its inexpensive accommodation and stony Mediterranean beaches, Saranda has become a favorite of both Albanian and foreign travelers.
On the 22nd (Thu), delve into the distant past at Agios Saranda. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Ksamil Islands, stroll through Butrint National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Quaranta beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of 40 Saints, then explore the historical opulence of Lekuresi Castle, and finally steep yourself in history at Synagogue Complex.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Saranda tour app .

You can drive from Himare to Saranda in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Saranda

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Butrint National Park, Karaburun-Sazan National Marine Park, Ksamil Islands
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Butrint National Park ©
Butrint National Park
Lekuresi Castle
Lekuresi Castle
Agios Saranda ©
Agios Saranda

2
nights
Tirana, Albania

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
On the 25th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Muzeu Historik Kombetar, explore the historical opulence of Kruja Castle, steep yourself in history at Preza Castle, then contemplate the long history of Durres Amphitheatre, then enjoy the sand and surf at The Beach Bar, and finally make a trip to Skanderbeg Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Bektashi World Center, brush up on your military savvy at BunkArt 1, then admire the striking features of Reja "The Cloud", then explore the historical opulence of Petrela Castle, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of The Cave of Pellumbas.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tirana road trip planning app .

Getting from Saranda to Tirana by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Saranda to Tirana is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier evenings in Tirana when traveling from Saranda in August, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Trebinje.

Things to do in Tirana

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Durres, Petrela Castle, Kruja Castle
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Kruja Castle ©
Kruja Castle
Et`hem Bey Mosque ©
Et`hem Bey Mosque
Durres Amphitheatre ©
Durres Amphitheatre

1
night
Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Trebinje ©
Trebinje is the southernmost municipality and city in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Hercegovacka Gracanica, learn about winemaking at Andjelic Wine Cellar, get great views at Fort Strac (Tvrdava Strac), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Osman-Pasha, then take in the exciting artwork at Hercegovina Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tvrdoš Monastery. On your second day here, explore the activities along Trebisnjica River, pause for some serene contemplation at Nativity of the Virgin Cathedral, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Trg Slobode, then admire the local landmark of Fountain of Goiko Shishkovich, and finally do a tasting at Vukoje Cellars.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Trebinje trip website .

Getting from Tirana to Trebinje by car takes about 5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Tirana in August: highs in Trebinje hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Mostar.

Things to do in Trebinje

Historic Sites Wineries Shopping
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Hercegovacka Gracanica ©
Hercegovacka Gracanica
Tvrdoš Monastery ©
Tvrdoš Monastery
Trg Slobode ©
Trg Slobode

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 28th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Peter and Paul Monastery. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Kravica, take in the awesome beauty at Apparition Hill, contemplate the long history of Kajtaz House, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Bazar Kujundziluk, and finally make a trip to Old Bridge (Stari Most).

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Mostar tour itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Trebinje to Mostar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Trebinje in August: highs in Mostar hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can take a train to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Mostar

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kravica, Nature Park Hutovo Blato, Radimlja, Apparition Hill
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Apparition Hill ©
Apparition Hill
Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque ©
Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque
Kajtaz House ©
Kajtaz House

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Museum Of Crimes Against Humanity And Genocide 1992-1995, take an in-depth tour of Svrzo House, contemplate the long history of Bascarsija, then take an in-depth tour of Galerija 11/07/95, then take an in-depth tour of History Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from The Yellow Fortress.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sarajevo online trip maker .

Take a train from Mostar to Sarajevo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Mostar in August; daily highs in Sarajevo reach 33°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Underground Labyrinth Ravne
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Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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