38 days in Europe Itinerary

38 days in Europe Itinerary

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38 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Saranda, Albania
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Oia, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Perivolos, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h
5
Athens, Greece
— Few hours
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 45​min
6
Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Bitola, Republic of North Macedonia
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h 45​min
8
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 2 nights
9
Nis, Serbia
— 2 nights
10
Uzice, Serbia
— 3 nights
11
Belgrade, Serbia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
12
Novi Sad, Serbia
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
13
Eger, Hungary
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
14
Budapest, Hungary
— 9 nights
End: Budapest, Hungary

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, take a stroll through Plaka, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, and finally get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Monastiraki, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Cycladic Art, then admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, then take some stellar pictures from Mount Lycabettus, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Athens trip itinerary planner .

Saranda, Albania to Athens is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of ferry and flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

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nights
Mykonos Town, Greece

Mykonos Town ©
A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
Venture out of the city with trips to Naxos Town (Old Town & Portara). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Little Venice, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, enjoy the sand and surf at Elia Beach, and don't miss a visit to Rarity Gallery.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Mykonos Town tour itinerary tool .

Getting from Athens to Mykonos Town by combination of subway and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. In October in Mykonos Town, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Oia.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Naxos Town, Ornos Beach, Paradise Beach, Platis Gialos Beach, Panormos Beach
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Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

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Oia, Greece

Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): get great views at Sunset in Oia and then make a trip to Oia's Main Street. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do sightseeing your way with Alex Private Boat Rental, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, do a tasting at Domaine Sigalas, then explore the activities along Amoudi Bay, and finally view the masterpieces at Mnemossyne Gallery.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Oia trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Mykonos Town to Oia takes 3 hours. October in Oia sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Perivolos.

Things to do in Oia

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trips

Fira, Oia's Main Street, Alex Private Boat Rental, Skaros Rock
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani ©
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani

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nights
Perivolos, Greece

Perivolos ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Akrotiri LightHouse. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Caldera Beach, explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, kick back and relax at Red Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Perivolos, then do a tasting at Venetsanos Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Santo Winery.

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Drive from Oia to Perivolos in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Perivolos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Santo Winery, Captain George Santorini Yachting, Venetsanos Winery
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Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Captain George Santorini Yachting ©
Captain George Santorini Yachting

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hours
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Perivolos to Athens. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ohrid.
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Plateia Syntagmatos ©
Plateia Syntagmatos
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Samoil's Fortress, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Sophia, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Jovan Kaneo, and finally explore the activities along Lake Ohrid.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ohrid trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Athens to Ohrid in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Athens in October, things will get little chillier in Ohrid: highs are around 20°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bitola.

Things to do in Ohrid

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Lake Ohrid ©
Lake Ohrid
St. Jovan Kaneo ©
St. Jovan Kaneo
Monastery Saint Naum ©
Monastery Saint Naum

2
nights
Bitola, Republic of North Macedonia

Bitola ©
Bitola is a city in the southwestern part of the Republic of Macedonia. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at National Park Pelister. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Clock Tower, pause for some photo ops at Philip II of Macedonia Statue, examine the collection at Auto & Ethno Museum Filip, then make a trip to Shirok Sokak Street, then see the interesting displays at НУ Завод и Музеј Битола (NI Institute and Museum Bitola), and finally make a trip to Markovi Kuli (Marko's Towers).

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bitola trip builder tool .

You can drive from Ohrid to Bitola in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Skopje.

Things to do in Bitola

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Prilep
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National Park Pelister ©
National Park Pelister
Markovi Kuli (Marko's Towers) ©
Markovi Kuli (Marko's Towers)
Church of St. Demetrius ©
Church of St. Demetrius

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nights
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.
On the 25th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Macedonia Square and then steep yourself in history at Kale. Keep things going the next day: shop like a local with Old Bazaar, Skopje, explore the activities along Lake Matka, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mustafa Pasha Mosque, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Ascension of Jesus, then don't miss a visit to Founders of the Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization, and finally make a trip to Mosque Iskhak-Bek.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Skopje trip planning tool .

Getting from Bitola to Skopje by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. October in Skopje sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Nis.

Things to do in Skopje

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Old Bazaar, Skopje ©
Old Bazaar, Skopje
Lake Matka ©
Lake Matka
The Stone Bridge ©
The Stone Bridge

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nights
Nis, Serbia

Nis ©
Niš is the third largest city in Serbia and the administrative center of the Nišava District in southern Serbia. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bali-Begova Mosque and then steep yourself in history at Nis Fortress. On the next day, make a trip to Natural Monument Ripaljka, don't miss a visit to Soko Grad, steep yourself in history at Red Cross Nazi Concentration Camp, pause for some photo ops at King Aleksandar Monument, then appreciate the history behind Monument to the Liberators of Nis, and finally appreciate the history behind Bubanj Memorial Park.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Nis online trip builder .

You can drive from Skopje to Nis in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Uzice.

Things to do in Nis

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Soko Banja
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Nis Fortress ©
Nis Fortress
Soko Grad ©
Soko Grad
Skull Tower ©
Skull Tower

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nights
Uzice, Serbia

Uzice ©
On the 30th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Special Nature Reserve Uvac, then don't miss a visit to Mecavnik, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nature Park Mokra Gora. On the 31st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Ovcar-Kablar Gorge, don't miss a visit to Kremansko Prorocanstvo, explore the striking landscape of National Park Tara, then don't miss a visit to The Monastery of Raca, and finally look for gifts at Tourist Information Center Bajina Basta.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Uzice online tour planner .

You can drive from Nis to Uzice in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow time for travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Uzice

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Mokra Gora, Bajina Basta, Ovcar-Kablar Gorge, National Park Tara, Special Nature Reserve Uvac
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Nature Park Mokra Gora ©
Nature Park Mokra Gora
Special Nature Reserve Uvac ©
Special Nature Reserve Uvac
Stari Grad (Old Town) ©
Stari Grad (Old Town)

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nights
Belgrade, Serbia

The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Belgrade is known for historic sites, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kalemegdan, make a trip to Mountain Avala, get your game on at OldTown Archery Belgrade, and examine the collection at Museum of Aviation.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Belgrade tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Uzice to Belgrade in 3.5 hours. November in Belgrade sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 4°C at night. On the 4th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Novi Sad.

Things to do in Belgrade

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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Room Escape Games
Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
Ada Ciganlija ©
Ada Ciganlija

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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 4th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Vladicanski Dvor - Bishops Palace, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, pause for some photo ops at A Girl with the Horn of Plenty Statue, then don't miss a visit to The Clock Tower, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Upper Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Danube Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Strand, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Name of Mary Church, then admire all the interesting features of Petrovaradin Fortress, then view the masterpieces at Dunavska Street, and finally make a trip to Svetozar Miletic Square.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Novi Sad trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Belgrade to Novi Sad in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. November in Novi Sad sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Eger.

Things to do in Novi Sad

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Sremski Karlovci
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Strand ©
Strand
Petrovaradin Fortress ©
Petrovaradin Fortress
Fruška Gora ©
Fruška Gora

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Eger, Hungary

Eger ©
Nestled between the Matra and Bukk Mountains in northern Hungary, Eger represents a mixture of historical discovery and relaxing pleasures.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): savor the flavors at Bolyki Pinceszet, learn about winemaking at Valley of the Beautiful Women, make a trip to Torok Kori Minaret, then make a trip to Dobo Square, then explore the historical opulence of Eger Castle (Egri Var), and finally examine the collection at Kopcsik Marcipania Szamos edessegbolt. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Lillafured, Head underground at St. Stephen Stalactite Cave, examine the collection at Gardonyi Geza Emlekmuzeum, examine the collection at Egri Road Beatles Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Minorita Templom, and finally steep yourself in history at Varos a varos alatt.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Eger trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Novi Sad to Eger takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Novi Sad in November, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Eger: temperatures range from 11°C by day to 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Eger

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

St. Stephen Stalactite Cave, Lillafured
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Eger Castle ©
Eger Castle
Dobo Square ©
Dobo Square
Egri Road Beatles Museum ©
Egri Road Beatles Museum

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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 Parliament, contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), and snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip planning tool .

Drive from Eger to Budapest in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. November in Budapest sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

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

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