28 days in Central Macedonia & Eastern Europe Itinerary

28 days in Central Macedonia & Eastern Europe Itinerary

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28 days in Central Macedonia & Eastern Europe Itinerary

Start: Singapore, Singapore
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Thessaloniki, Greece
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  6​h 45​min
3
Brasov, Romania
— 3 nights
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Singapore, Singapore

3
nights
Thessaloniki, Greece

Thessaloniki ©
A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Go for a jaunt from Thessaloniki to Vergina to see Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina) about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to White Tower of Thessaloniki, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, take in the spiritual surroundings of Osios David (The Latomou Monastery), and delve into the distant past at Rotunda.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Thessaloniki online itinerary planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Thessaloniki is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time (SGT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 6 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in February; daily highs in Thessaloniki reach 15°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sofia.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina)
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Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture

3
nights
Sofia, Bulgaria

Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Get out of town with these interesting Sofia side-trips: Borovets (Horseback Riding Tours & Borovets Ski Resort). On the 16th (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Sveti Nikolay, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Sofia Church, and admire the striking features of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Sofia trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Thessaloniki to Sofia in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Thessaloniki in February, expect Sofia to be little chillier, temps between 11°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Brasov.

Things to do in Sofia

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Borovets
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Horseback Riding Tours
Borovets Ski Resort ©
Borovets Ski Resort

3
nights
Brasov, Romania

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Explore Brasov's surroundings by going to Predeal Monastery (in Predeal), Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) (in Bran) and Mountain Postavarul (in Poiana Brasov). There's much more to do: get your game on at Quad Team Building, explore the historical opulence of Peles Castle, look for gifts at Autentic - Romanian Handmade, and hit the slopes at Poiana Brasov.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Brasov road trip planning site .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Sofia to Brasov in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Brasov

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Poiana Brasov, Predeal Monastery, Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Peles Castle
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Season Hill ©
Season Hill
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Peles Castle ©
Peles Castle

4
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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, test the waters at a local thermal spa, make a trip to Halaszbastya, and contemplate the long history of Hősök tere.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest online visit planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Brasov to Budapest takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brasov to Budapest is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in February, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

5
nights
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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to StaromEstske namEsti, take a stroll through Lesser Town, get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Prague holiday maker site .

You can fly from Budapest to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in Prague sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Prague

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

3
nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
When in Ljubljana, make a side trip to see Lake Bled in Bled, approximately 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, contemplate the waterfront views at River Ljubljanica Kanal, stroll around Tivoli Park, and take in the views from Tromostovje.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Ljubljana trip maker website .

Getting from Prague to Ljubljana by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Lake Bled
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Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled
Triple Bridge ©
Triple Bridge

5
nights
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.
Sarajevo is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, trails, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: deepen your understanding of the past and present with a heritage tour, take in the awesome beauty at Igman, get outside with Vukov Konak, and examine the collection at War Childhood Museum.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Sarajevo trip planner .

You can fly from Ljubljana to Sarajevo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Sarajevo can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks
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Walking tours
Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija
Vrelo Bosne ©
Vrelo Bosne

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