46 days in Europe Itinerary

46 days in Europe Itinerary

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1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
2
Bucharest, Romania
— 3 nights
3
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 3 nights
4
Belgrade, Serbia
— 3 nights
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
6
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 3 nights
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
8
Hallstatt, Austria
— 2 nights
9
Maribor, Slovenia
— 2 nights
10
Zagreb, Croatia
— 3 nights
11
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 3 nights
12
Podgorica, Montenegro
— 3 nights
13
Pristina, Kosovo
— 3 nights
14
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 3 nights
15
Tirana, Albania
— 1 night
16
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Museum, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally contemplate the long history of Galata Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , thenadmire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, thenmake a trip to Hippodrome, and finally admire the striking features of Sultanahmet Square.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Istanbul online trip maker.

Berlin, Germany to Istanbul is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

3
nights
Bucharest, Romania

The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
On the 29th (Tue), stroll around Herăstrău Park, admire the striking features of Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Cismigiu Gardens, thensteep yourself in history at Stavropoleos Monastery, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town.

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Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Bucharest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Istanbul in June, Bucharest is slightly colder at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow time for travel to Sofia.

Things to do in Bucharest

Tours Breweries & Distilleries Parks
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Palace of Parliament ©
Palace of Parliament

3
nights
Sofia, Bulgaria

Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Saint Sofia Monument, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Boyana Church, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rila Monastery, view the masterpieces at Galeria Nina, and then take a stroll through Vitosha Boulevard.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sofia trip builder website.

Fly from Bucharest to Sofia in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Sofia sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Belgrade.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Rila Monastery
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Walking tours
Rila Monastery ©
Rila Monastery
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Petrovaradin Fortress (in Petrovaradin), Matica Srpska Library (in Novi Sad) and Podrum Probus (in Sremski Karlovci). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Kalemegdan, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, kick back and relax at Ada Ciganlija, and appreciate the history behind Petar II Petrovic Njegos Monument.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Belgrade online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sofia to Belgrade takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Belgrade

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Novi Sad, Podrum Probus
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Podrum Probus ©
Podrum Probus
Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
Petrovaradin Fortress ©
Petrovaradin Fortress

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, thentest the waters at a local thermal spa, thenpause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, and finally see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, steep yourself in history at Shoes on the Danube Bank, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dohány Street Synagogue, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, and finally make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion.

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You can fly from Belgrade to Budapest in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In July in Budapest, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Bratislava.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Spas Museums
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Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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.
Bratislava is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Devin Castle, take in the views from New Bridge (Novy Most), steep yourself in history at Michalska Brana, and don't miss a visit to Frantiskanske namestie.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bratislava trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Budapest to Bratislava by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Bratislava are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle
Bratislava Castle ©
Bratislava Castle
Michalska Brana ©
Michalska Brana

2
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.
On the 14th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Old Royal Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Prague Astronomical Clock, thensnap pictures at Charles Bridge, thenlet little ones run wild at Kampa Park, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti. Here are some ideas for day two: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then explore the galleries of Powder Tower.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Prague road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Bratislava to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. When traveling from Bratislava in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Prague, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Prague

Tours Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

2
nights
Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt ©
Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Get out of town with these interesting Hallstatt side-trips: Eisriesenwelt (in Werfen) and Golling an der Salzach (Gollinger Wasserfall & Pfarrkirche St. Johannes der Taufer und St. Johannes der Evangelist). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hallstatt Lutheran Church, explore the different monuments and memorials at Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary, and go deep underground at Salzwelten Hallstatt.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hallstatt online vacation planner.

Getting from Prague to Hallstatt by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Maribor.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Golling an der Salzach, Eisriesenwelt, Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Eisriesenwelt ©
Eisriesenwelt
Gollinger Wasserfall ©
Gollinger Wasserfall

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nights
Maribor, Slovenia

Maribor ©
Cycling may be one of the best ways to tour Maribor, a great base for exploring the surrounding area and conquering Pohorje Mountains.
When in Maribor, make a side trip to see Ptuj Castle in Ptuj, approximately Ptuj away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Maribor Regional Museum, walk around Three Ponds, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franciscan Church, and learn about winemaking at Vinogradi Horvat - Vineyards Horvat.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Maribor attractions planning app.

Traveling by car from Hallstatt to Maribor takes 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Maribor are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Maribor

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Ptuj Castle
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Maribor Cathedral ©
Maribor Cathedral
Maribor Regional Museum ©
Maribor Regional Museum
Botanical Garden of University of Maribor ©
Botanical Garden of University of Maribor

3
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Zagreb 80's Museum, see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, thentake a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad), thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), and finally admire the masterpieces at Atelier Mestrovic. On the next day, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to Tkalciceva, thenpick up some local products at Dolac Market, and finally stroll the grounds of Mirogoj Cemetery.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Zagreb online visit planner.

Getting from Maribor to Zagreb by car takes about 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka)
Walking tours
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships

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.
Sarajevo is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Bascarsija, get engrossed in the history at War Childhood Museum, make a trip to Latin Bridge, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Sarajevo tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Zagreb to Sarajevo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Sarajevo, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Podgorica.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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War Childhood Museum ©
War Childhood Museum
Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque ©
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque

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Podgorica, Montenegro

Podgorica ©
One of Europe's most relaxed and newest capital cities, Podgorica sits on the confluence of two rivers, with two sides of it offering two different options for exploring.
On the 28th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Skadar. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Lipa Cave and then explore the striking landscape of Lovćen National Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Podgorica road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sarajevo to Podgorica takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Pristina.

Things to do in Podgorica

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Cetinje
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Lake Skadar ©
Lake Skadar
Lovćen National Park
Lovćen National Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

3
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.
On the 31st (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Ethnographic Museum (Muzeu Etnologjik), pause for some photo ops at Newborn Monument, pause for some serene contemplation at Katedrale Nënë Tereza, thenpause for some photo ops at Bill Clinton Statue, thenmake a trip to Gracanica Monastery, and finally appreciate the history behind Skanderbeg statue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Khalwati Tekke, deepen your knowledge of military history at Kalaja Fortress, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sinan Pasha Mosque, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Church of Holy Saviour, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint George.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Pristina journey planner.

You can drive from Podgorica to Pristina in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Skopje.

Things to do in Pristina

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Prizren, Gracanica Monastery
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Sinan Pasha Mosque ©
Sinan Pasha Mosque
Gracanica Monastery ©
Gracanica Monastery
Germia Park ©
Germia Park

3
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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.
Skopje is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Matka, pause for some photo ops at Millennium Cross, contemplate the long history of Kale, and take in the exciting artwork at Acanthus Gallery.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Skopje trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Pristina to Skopje takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Skopje can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tirana.

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

1
night
Tirana, Albania

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): examine the collection at Bektashi World Center, walk around Grand Park (Parku i Madh), make a trip to Clock Tower, get engrossed in the history at Muzeu Historik Kombetar, thenlearn more about the world around you at National Archaeological Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of BunkArt 2. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Et`hem Bey Mosque, thenadmire the striking features of Enver Hoxha Pyramid, thenbrush up on your military savvy at Bunk'Art 1, and finally appreciate the history behind Skanderbeg Statue.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tirana trip builder.

Getting from Skopje to Tirana by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar
Skanderbeg Square ©
Skanderbeg Square
Grand Park (Parku i Madh) ©
Grand Park (Parku i Madh)

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, admire the natural beauty at National Garden, stop by Plaka, and get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Athens planning app.

You can fly from Tirana to Athens in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tirana to Athens due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tirana in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Athens, with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

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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