43 days in Europe Itinerary

43 days in Europe Itinerary

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Zagreb, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Belgrade, Serbia
— 4 nights
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 3 nights
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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 3 nights
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Makarska, Croatia
— 5 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 5 nights
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Kotor, Montenegro
— 3 nights
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Tirana, Albania
— 2 nights
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Prizren, Kosovo
— 2 nights
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Pristina, Kosovo
— 1 night
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Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 3 nights
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Sofia, Bulgaria
— 3 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 5 nights
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Zagreb, Croatia

— 3 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Mark's Church and Cathedral of the Assumption. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mirogoj Cemetery and Croatian Museum of Naive Art. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Upper Town (Gornji Grad), take in the spiritual surroundings of Porta di Pietra (Kamenita Vrata), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and stop by Lower Town.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Zagreb trip site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Zagreb is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in June: highs in Zagreb hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Belgrade.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 23:

Belgrade, Serbia

— 4 nights
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St. Sava Temple and Podrum Probus. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Military Museum and Crkva Svetog Marka. When in Belgrade, make a side trip to see Petrovaradin Fortress in Petrovaradin, approximately Petrovaradin away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Skadarlija, kick back and relax at Ada Ciganlija, contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan, and get a taste of the local shopping with Knez Mihailova.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Belgrade trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Zagreb to Belgrade takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Belgrade are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Belgrade

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 23 — 27:

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

— 3 nights

Jerusalem of Europe

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.
Get some cultural insight at War Childhood Museum and Galerija 11/07/95. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bascarsija and Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain). On the 28th (Tue), spend a day ambling around Vrelo Bosne. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, go all around town with City Tours, snap pictures at Latin Bridge, and make a trip to Sarajevo War Tunnel.

Before you visit Sarajevo, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Belgrade to Sarajevo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Mostar.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 27 — 30:

Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

— 3 nights
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Old Bridge (Stari Most) and Kajtaz House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar and Neretva River. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mostar: il Monte Della Croce (in Medjugorje) and Kravica (in Studenci). It doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koski-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque and make a trip to Blagaj tekija.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Mostar itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Sarajevo to Mostar takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Makarska.

Things to do in Mostar

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 3:

Makarska, Croatia

— 5 nights
Makarska is a small city on the Adriatic coastline of Croatia, about 60km southeast of Split and 140km northwest of Dubrovnik. Step off the beaten path and head to Historic City of Trogir and Galerija Mestrovic. Wine Tours & Tastings and Old Split are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Makarska's surroundings by going to Split (Diocletian's Palace & Cathedral of Saint Domnius) and Cetina River (in Omiš). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sveti Marko.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Makarska sightseeing planning app.

Getting from Mostar to Makarska by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Mostar in July, Makarska is a bit warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Makarska

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 3 — 8:

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 5 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cavtat Old Town and Minceta Fortress. Get a sense of the local culture at Dubrovnik City Walls and Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum. Step out of Dubrovnik with an excursion to Cavtat Cemetery in Cavtat--about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Old Town, pause for some serene contemplation at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, visit Lapad, and get engrossed in the history at War Photo Limited.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Makarska to Dubrovnik takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 13:

Kotor, Montenegro

— 3 nights

Bride of the Adriatic Sea

Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
Get some cultural insight at Our Lady of the Rocks and St. Anthony's Church. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bay of Kotor and Speed Boats Tours. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Kotor City Walls & Fortress, explore the ancient world of Fort Goražda, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. John the Baptist, and browse the exhibits of Maritime Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kotor tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Dubrovnik to Kotor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Dubrovnik in July since evenings lows in Kotor dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Tirana.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 16:

Tirana, Albania

— 2 nights
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
On the 17th (Sun), browse the exhibits of Muzeu Historik Kombetar, step into the grandiose world of Kruja Castle, and then examine the collection at Ethnographic Museum of Kruja. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Bunk'Art 1, explore the galleries of BunkArt 2, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Et`hem Bey Mosque.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tirana tour planner.

Traveling by car from Kotor to Tirana takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In July in Tirana, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Prizren.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:

Prizren, Kosovo

— 2 nights

Kosovo's Cultural Capital

Kosovo's second city, Prizren sits on the slopes of the rugged Sar Mountain, a region bordered by both Albania and the Republic of Macedonia.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Holy Saviour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sinan Pasha Mosque, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint George. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Ljevis, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Khalwati Tekke, then explore the ancient world of Mahmet Pasha Hamam, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Emin Pasa Camii (Emin Pasha Mosque).

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Prizren trip planner.

You can drive from Tirana to Prizren in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pristina.

Things to do in Prizren

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 20:

Pristina, Kosovo

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Katedrale Nënë Tereza, browse the exhibits of Ethnographic Museum (Muzeu Etnologjik), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Xhamia e Llapit, then steep yourself in history at Tomb of Sultan Murat, then appreciate the history behind Gazimestan Memorial, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Field of Blackbirds.

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You can drive from Prizren to Pristina in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Skopje.

Things to do in Pristina

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 21:

Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia

— 3 nights
A melting pot of cultures from Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Yugoslavian rule, Skopje serves as the nation's eclectic capital.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lake Matka and The Stone Bridge. Old Bazaar, Skopje and Museum of Macedonian Struggle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Macedonian Village Resort Ethnological Museum, see the interesting displays at Museum of Illusions, get to know the fascinating history of Macedonia Square, and admire the architecture and history at Memorial House of Mother Teresa.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Skopje trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Pristina to Skopje in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sofia.

Things to do in Skopje

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 24:

Sofia, Bulgaria

— 3 nights
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Get a sense of the local culture at Boyana Church and Temple Sveti Nikolay. Step off the beaten path and head to Walking tours and Church St. George Rotunda. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Sofia Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at National Institute of Archaeology with Museum, and steep yourself in history at Catedral de Sveta-Nedelya.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Sofia trip planner.

Getting from Skopje to Sofia by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. When traveling from Skopje in July, plan for little chillier days in Sofia, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Athens.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 27:

Athens, Greece

— 5 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Temple of Hephaestus and Philopappos Hill. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Acropolis of Athens and Plaka. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, make a trip to Ancient Agora of Athens, delve into the distant past at Theater of Dionysus, and appreciate the history behind Erechtheion.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Athens trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Sofia to Athens takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sofia in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Athens: highs are around 38°C and lows about 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 27 — Aug 1: