49 days in Europe Itinerary

49 days in Europe Itinerary

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49 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Aschaffenburg, Germany
Drive:  7​h
1
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
2
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Bled, Slovenia
— 1 night
bus:  45​min
5
Bohinjsko Jezero, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
7
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 45​min
8
Zadar, Croatia
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
9
Sibenik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
10
Jezera, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
11
Krka National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
12
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
train:  2​h
13
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
14
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
15
Kotor, Montenegro
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
16
Budva, Montenegro
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
17
Sveti Stefan, Montenegro
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
18
Shkoder, Albania
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
19
Tirana, Albania
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
20
Vlore, Albania
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
21
Gjirokaster, Albania
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
22
Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
23
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
24
Rila, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
25
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
26
Pecs, Hungary
— 1 night
27
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
28
Holloko, Hungary
— Few hours
Drive:  10​h 15​min
End: Aschaffenburg, Germany

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Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Melk Abbey and Ringstrasse. Step out of Vienna to go to Joching and see Wachau Valley, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, admire the landmark architecture of State Hall of the Austrian National Library, contemplate the long history of Cafe Gloriette, and don't miss a visit to Rathausplatz.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Vienna travel planning website .

Aschaffenburg, Germany to Vienna is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. October in Vienna sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Wachau Valley, Melk Abbey
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

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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.
Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Slovak Philharmonic, have some family-friendly fun at Mackafe (cat cafe), and then step into the grandiose world of Bratislava Castle.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bratislava trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Vienna to Bratislava in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October in Bratislava, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 8°C at night. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Bratislava

Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Mackafe (cat cafe) ©
Mackafe (cat cafe)
Bratislava Castle ©
Bratislava Castle
Slovak Philharmonic ©
Slovak Philharmonic

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Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana melds German, Mediterranean, and Slovenian culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): walk around Congress Square (Kongresni trg) and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas (Stolnica Sv. Nikolaja). Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, then contemplate the waterfront views at River Ljubljanica Kanal, then make a trip to Gornji Trg, and finally step into the grandiose world of Ljubljanski Grad.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana trip planner .

Getting from Bratislava to Ljubljana by combination of bus and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. In October, daily temperatures in Ljubljana can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Krizna Jama Cave
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Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town
Tromostovje ©
Tromostovje

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Bled, Slovenia

Bled ©
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
On the 11th (Fri), take in the exciting artwork at Galerija Mikame.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bled trip tool .

Getting from Ljubljana to Bled by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. October in Bled sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Bohinjsko Jezero.

Things to do in Bled

Parks Nature Trails
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Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge
Galerija Mikame ©
Galerija Mikame

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Bohinjsko Jezero, Slovenia

Bohinjsko Jezero
The mirror-like waters of the largest glacial lake in Slovenia make Bohinjsko Jezero one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country.
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bohinjsko Jezero tour itinerary planner .

You can take a bus from Bled to Bohinjsko Jezero in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 6°C. On the 13th (Sun), you'll travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Bohinjsko Jezero

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Zagreb, Croatia

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 13th (Sun): savor the flavors at Food & Drink. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), then see the world from above with Air Tours, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Zagreb online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Bohinjsko Jezero to Zagreb in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Tue) before leaving for Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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Room Escape Games
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships

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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
On the 15th (Tue), explore the activities along Gavanovac Lake and then look for all kinds of wild species at Konjicki Klub Rakovica.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Plitvice Lakes National Park online visit planner .

You can take a bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Zadar.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Gavanovac Lake ©
Gavanovac Lake

1
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Zadar, Croatia

Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Zadar trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zadar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daytime highs in Zadar are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Sibenik.

Things to do in Zadar

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Fishing Charters & Tours

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Sibenik, Croatia

Sibenik ©
Sibenik, the oldest Croatian city on the coast, sits as a naturally protected harbor.
On the 18th (Fri), go for a walk through Waterfront Promenade, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower, then make a trip to Trogir Square, and finally identify plant and animal life at Sokolarski Raptor Centre.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sibenik online tour planner .

Traveling by bus from Zadar to Sibenik takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Zadar in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sibenik, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Jezera.

Things to do in Sibenik

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Trogir
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The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik ©
Trogir Square ©
Trogir Square

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Jezera, Croatia

Jezera
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Monument to King Tomislav and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church Madonna of Health.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Jezera online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Sibenik to Jezera takes an hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sibenik in October since evenings lows in Jezera dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Krka National Park.

Things to do in Jezera

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Pirovac
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Krka National Park, Croatia

Krka National Park ©
On the 20th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Visovac Monastery.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Krka National Park tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Jezera to Krka National Park takes an hour. Traveling from Jezera in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 15°C in Krka National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mostar.

Things to do in Krka National Park

Historic Sites
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Visovac Monastery ©
Visovac Monastery

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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): learn about all things military at War Photo Exhibition, then hunt for treasures at Old Bazar Kujundziluk, and then contemplate the long history of Old Bridge (Stari Most). On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar and then explore the activities along Neretva River.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Mostar trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Krka National Park to Mostar in 3 hours. Traveling from Krka National Park in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Mostar, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Mostar

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Old Bridge (Stari Most) ©
Old Bridge (Stari Most)
Neretva River ©
Neretva River

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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.
On the 23rd (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Museum Of Crimes Against Humanity And Genocide 1992-1995 and then steep yourself in history at Bascarsija.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Sarajevo driving holiday planner .

Traveling by train from Mostar to Sarajevo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Mostar in October, with highs in Sarajevo at 20°C and lows at 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Historic Sites Museums
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Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
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.
On the 24th (Thu), take a stroll through Old Town, then take in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Blaise. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): get great views at Minceta Fortress, appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum, and finally explore the world behind art at Vlaho Bukovac House.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Dubrovnik online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Sarajevo to Dubrovnik in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Sarajevo in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Dubrovnik: highs are around 24°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vlaho Bukovac House
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Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town

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Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor ©
Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from Kampana Tower, get outside with Viewing Point at the Road Kotor-Lovcen, admire the landmark architecture of Crkva Gospe od Skrpjela, then pause for some serene contemplation at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, then contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Kotor, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Namfleg.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kotor trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Kotor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 11°C in Kotor. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Sun) before leaving for Budva.

Things to do in Kotor

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Perast
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Bay of Kotor ©
Bay of Kotor
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela ©
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela
Gurdich Gate ©
Gurdich Gate

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Budva, Montenegro

Budva ©
Montenegro's top tourist destination, Budva draws big crowds with its pulsating nightlife and sun-kissed beaches.
On the 27th (Sun), make a trip to Crkva Svetog Tome, steep yourself in history at Altstadt (Old Town) Budva, and then don't miss a visit to Podmaine Monastery.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Budva trip itinerary planner.

Budva is just a stone's throw from Kotor. In October in Budva, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sveti Stefan.

Things to do in Budva

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Crkva Svetog Tome
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Altstadt (Old Town) Budva ©
Altstadt (Old Town) Budva
Citadel ©
Citadel
Jaz Beach ©
Jaz Beach

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Sveti Stefan, Montenegro

Sveti Stefan ©
Sveti Stefan is a small islet and 5-star hotel resort on the Adriatic coast of Montenegro, approximately southeast of Budva.The resort, known commercially as Aman Sveti Stefan, includes part of the mainland, where the Villa Miločer part of the resort is located. On the 28th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monastery Praskvica.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sveti Stefan visit planning website .

Sveti Stefan is just a short distance from Budva. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Shkoder.

Things to do in Sveti Stefan

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Monastery Praskvica, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Milocher Park ©
Milocher Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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Shkoder, Albania

Shkoder ©
Its geographic location has made Shkoder, one of Europe's oldest cities, an important cultural and economic center of the Balkans over the years.
Explore hidden gems such as Rozafa Castle and Shkodra Lake. Go for a jaunt from Shkoder to Fushe Kuqe to see Patok Lagoon about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Shkoder Bridge, take in the exciting artwork at Venice Art Mask Factory, make a trip to Monument to Mother Teresa, and hike along Peaks Of The Balkans.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Shkoder trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Sveti Stefan to Shkoder by car takes about 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Shkoder can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Shkoder

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Patok Lagoon
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Patok Lagoon ©
Patok Lagoon
Rozafa Castle ©
Rozafa Castle
Shkodra Lake ©
Shkodra Lake

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Tirana, Albania

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Kruja Castle. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Et`hem Bey Mosque, then get engrossed in the history at Muzeu Historik Kombetar, then enjoy the sand and surf at The Beach Bar, and finally pause for some photo ops at Skanderbeg Statue.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tirana trip planning app .

You can drive from Shkoder to Tirana in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Vlore.

Things to do in Tirana

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Kruja Castle, The Beach Bar, Petrela Castle
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Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar
BunkArt 1 ©
BunkArt 1
Kruja Castle ©
Kruja Castle

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Vlore, Albania

Vlore ©
Vlorë is the third largest city and a municipality in Albania. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Apollonia and Church of St Mary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vlore: Ardenica Monastery (in Ardenice) and Llogara National Park (in Llogara National Park). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Zvernec Monastery, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Independence, take in the spiritual surroundings of Muradie Mosque, and examine the collection at Ethnographic Museum, Vlore.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Vlore online route builder .

Drive from Tirana to Vlore in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. November in Vlore sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Vlore

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Fier, Llogara National Park, Ardenica Monastery
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Apollonia ©
Apollonia
Llogara National Park ©
Llogara National Park
Zvernec Monastery ©
Zvernec Monastery

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Gjirokaster, Albania

Gjirokaster
Along with the central Albanian town of Berat, Gjirokastra serves as a striking World Heritage Site known for its Ottoman architecture.
To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Gjirokaster day trip planning app .

You can drive from Vlore to Gjirokaster in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and car; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Vlore in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Gjirokaster, with lows of 13°C. On the 8th (Fri), you're off toOhrid.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Mary Perybleptos, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Jovan Kaneo, and then explore the activities along Lake Ohrid. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery Saint Naum and then examine the collection at National Workshop For Handmade Paper.

Plan my day in Ohrid using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Gjirokaster to Ohrid takes 5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Gjirokaster to Ohrid is minus 1 hour. In November, Ohrid is slightly colder than Gjirokaster - with highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Skopje.

Things to do in Ohrid

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

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Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia

A melting pot of cultures from Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Yugoslavian rule, Skopje serves as the nation's eclectic capital.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mustafa Pasha Mosque, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Matka, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Panteleimon. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Skopje sightseeing planning website .

Traveling by car from Ohrid to Skopje takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rila.

Things to do in Skopje

Tours Nature Parks
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Lake Matka ©
Lake Matka
Church of St. Panteleimon ©
Church of St. Panteleimon

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Rila, Bulgaria

Rila ©
Rila is a town in southwestern Bulgaria, in Rila Municipality, part of Kyustendil Province. Seven Rila Lakes has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Rila Monastery, then contemplate the waterfront views at Seven Rila Lakes, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Teodor Tiron and Teodor Stratilat Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Rila National Park.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rila trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Skopje to Rila. Traveling from Skopje to Rila, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November in Rila, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sofia.

Things to do in Rila

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

St Teodor Tiron and Teodor Stratilat Church, Seven Rila Lakes
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Seven Rila Lakes ©
Seven Rila Lakes
Rila Monastery ©
Rila Monastery
Rila National Park ©
Rila National Park

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Sofia, Bulgaria

Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
On the 14th (Thu), appreciate the history behind Saint Sofia Monument, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Boyana Church. Here are some ideas for day two: see the sky in a new way at Muzeiko and then brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of Military History.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sofia trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Rila to Sofia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In November in Sofia, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Pecs.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
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Room Escape Games
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Boyana Church ©
Boyana Church

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Pecs, Hungary

Pecs ©
Pécs is the fifth largest city of Hungary, located on the slopes of the Mecsek mountains in the south-west of the country, close to its border with Croatia. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Zsolnay Fountain, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pecs Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Sopianae cemetery at Pecs, and finally explore the ancient world of Early Christian Mausoleum.

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Traveling by car from Sofia to Pecs takes 8.5 hours. Traveling from Sofia to Pecs, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. November in Pecs sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Budapest.

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Sopianae cemetery at Pecs ©
Sopianae cemetery at Pecs
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Zsolnay Fountain
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Pecs Cathedral

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wine Tours & Tastings and Food Tours. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, see the interesting displays at Budapest Pinball Museum, and get your game on at Invisible Exhibition.

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You can drive from Pecs to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Holloko.

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Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
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Halaszbastya
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Holloko, Hungary

Holloko
Hollókő is a Palóc ethnographic village in Hungary and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Holloko Var.

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Getting from Budapest to Holloko by car takes about 1.5 hours. In November in Holloko, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

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