59 days in Europe Itinerary

59 days in Europe Itinerary

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Edirne, Turkey
— 3 nights
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Plovdiv, Bulgaria
— 4 nights
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Sofia, Bulgaria
— 5 nights
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Zajecar, Serbia
— 1 day
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Belgrade, Serbia
— 5 nights
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Osijek, Croatia
— 1 day
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 5 nights
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Rijeka, Croatia
— 5 nights
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Zadar, Croatia
— 6 nights
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Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 3 nights
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 5 nights
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Žabljak, Montenegro
— 4 nights
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Pristina, Kosovo
— 3 nights
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Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 3 nights
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Tirana, Albania
— 3 nights
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Butrint, Albania
— 2 nights

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Edirne, Turkey

Edirne ©
Edirne is a city in the northwestern Turkish province of Edirne in the region of East Thrace, close to Turkey's borders with Greece and Bulgaria. Get some cultural insight at Selimiye Mosque and Muradiye Camii. Museum-lovers will get to explore Edirne Kent Muzesi and Balkan War Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Edirne: Kirklareli (Ataturk Evi & Istasyon Caddesi). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Eski Cami, contemplate the long history of Beyazit II Mosque Complex, look for gifts at Edirne Saray Sekerleme, and explore the world behind art at Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Edirne trip itinerary builder.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiports are Istanbul Airport, Atatürk International Airport and Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Plovdiv.

Things to do in Edirne

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

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Selimiye Mosque ©
Selimiye Mosque
Beyazit II Mosque Complex ©
Beyazit II Mosque Complex
Muradiye Camii ©
Muradiye Camii

4
nights
Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Plovdiv ©

City of the Seven Hills

Though it is often seen as merely a stopover city, Plovdiv is actually a lively university town with bohemian cafes, a thriving art scene, and exciting nightlife.
Popular historic sites such as Plovdiv Roman Theatre and Bachkovo Monastery are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ethnographic Museum and Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at "St. st. Konstantin and Elena" Church, examine the collection at Air Museum Plovdiv, get engrossed in the history at Small Basilica, and get a new perspective on nature at Regional Natural History Museum of Plovdiv.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Plovdiv road trip app.

Traveling by car from Edirne to Plovdiv takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Edirne to Plovdiv, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June in Plovdiv, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sofia.

Things to do in Plovdiv

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 4:
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Bachkovo Monastery ©
Bachkovo Monastery
Plovdiv Roman Theatre ©
Plovdiv Roman Theatre
Ethnographic Museum ©
Ethnographic Museum

5
nights
Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church and Tsari Mali Grad. Popular historic sites such as Rila Monastery and Temple Sveti Nikolay are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Sofia side-trips: Vihren (in Bansko), Dancing Bears Park (in Belitsa) and Prohodna Cave (in Karlukovo). Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at National Museum of Military History, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vitosha Boulevard, take in the exciting artwork at Art Shop Hand Made, and explore the ancient world of Ancient Serdica Archaeological Complex.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Sofia trip planner.

Drive from Plovdiv to Sofia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Sofia when traveling from Plovdiv in July, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Zajecar.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 9:
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Dancing Bears Park ©
Dancing Bears Park
Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church ©
Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church
Rila Monastery ©
Rila Monastery

1
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Zajecar, Serbia

Zajecar ©
Zaječar is a city and the administrative center of the Zaječar District in eastern Serbia. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Felix Romuliana in Gamzigrad, see the interesting displays at Narodni Muzej Zajecar, and then explore the ancient world of Romuliana, Roman palace at entrance.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Zajecar day trip planning website.

You can drive from Sofia to Zajecar in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Sofia to Zajecar, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Belgrade.

Things to do in Zajecar

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 10:
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Felix Romuliana in Gamzigrad ©
Felix Romuliana in Gamzigrad
Narodni Muzej Zajecar ©
Narodni Muzej Zajecar

5
nights
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sremski Karlovci and Oplenac. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Smederevo Fortress and Saint Petka's Chapel. Venture out of the city with trips to Viminacium Archaeological Park (in Kostolac), Novi Sad (Strand, A Girl with the Horn of Plenty Statue, &more) and Krusedol Monastery (in Fruska Gora National Park). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Podrum Probus, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sava Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ružica, and contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Belgrade trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Zajecar to Belgrade in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Belgrade can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Osijek.

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 15:
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Sremski Karlovci ©
Sremski Karlovci
Oplenac ©
Oplenac
Podrum Probus ©
Podrum Probus

1
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Osijek, Croatia

Osijek ©
Osijek is the fourth largest city in Croatia with a population of 108,048 in 2011. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kuzni Pillar, then learn about winemaking at Obiteljski Podrum Szabo, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kopacki Rit Nature Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Trg Svetog Trojstva.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Osijek trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Belgrade to Osijek in 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Osijek are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Osijek

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 16:
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Kopacki Rit Nature Park ©
Kopacki Rit Nature Park
Obiteljski Podrum Szabo ©
Obiteljski Podrum Szabo

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Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Atelier Mestrovic and Zagreb 80's Museum. For shopping fun, head to Image of War - War Photography Museum or Spicy Days . Change things up with these side-trips from Zagreb: Old Town (in Varazdin), Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan) (in Trakoscan) and Staro selo museum (in Kumrovec). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Sastavci, see the interesting displays at Budi Ponosan, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum in Zagreb, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Zagreb Orthodox Cathedral.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Zagreb road trip planner.

Drive from Osijek to Zagreb in 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Rijeka.

Things to do in Zagreb

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 21:
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan) ©
Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan)
Sastavci ©
Sastavci

5
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Rijeka, Croatia

Rijeka ©
Rijeka is the principal seaport and the third-largest city in Croatia (after Zagreb and Split). You'll discover tucked-away gems like Trsat Castle and Sablicevo. Get some historical perspective at Korzo and Stube Petra Kruzica. Explore Rijeka's surroundings by going to Medevja Beach (in Medveja), Ethnographic Museum (in Moscenice) and Church on San Marino Island (in Novi Vinodolski). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Veprinac, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Crkva sv. Jurja mucenika, pause for some serene contemplation at Capuchin Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, and see the interesting displays at St. Vitus Cathedral.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rijeka trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Zagreb to Rijeka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Zagreb in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in Rijeka. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Zadar.

Things to do in Rijeka

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 26:
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Trsat Castle ©
Trsat Castle
Korzo ©
Korzo
Church on San Marino Island ©
Church on San Marino Island

6
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Zadar, Croatia

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Popular historic sites such as Church of St. Donat and Historic City of Trogir are in your itinerary. Archaeological Museum Zadar and Museum of Ancient Glass will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Split (Cathedral of Saint Domnius, Old Split, &more). The adventure continues: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, admire the striking features of City Sentinel, examine the collection at Museum of Illusions, and make a trip to Narodni trg u Zadru.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Zadar online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Rijeka to Zadar in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Rijeka in July, Zadar is little chillier at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Banja Luka.

Things to do in Zadar

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 26 — Aug 1:
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Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat
Scuba & Snorkeling
Zadar Land City Gates ©
Zadar Land City Gates

3
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Banja Luka ©
Banja Luka, ) or Banjaluka is the largest city and the de facto capital of the Republika Srpska entity and second largest city in Bosnia and Herzegovina after the capital Sarajevo. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mariastern Abbey and Etno Muzej Ljubacke Doline. Visiting National Park Kozara and Pliva Waterfall will get you outdoors. Step out of Banja Luka to go to Sanski-Most and see Hamzibegova Dzamija, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Banja Luka, explore the venue of Banski Dvor, and view the masterpieces at Republika Srpska Art Gallery.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Banja Luka driving holiday planning site.

Getting from Zadar to Banja Luka by car takes about 5 hours. August in Banja Luka sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Banja Luka

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 4:
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National Park Kozara ©
National Park Kozara
Pliva Waterfall ©
Pliva Waterfall
Mariastern Abbey ©
Mariastern Abbey

5
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo ©

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque and Museum Battle for the Wounded on Neretva River. You'll discover tucked-away gems like War Childhood Museum and Museum Alija Izetbegovic. Take a break from Sarajevo with a short trip to ARK D-0: Tito's Nuclear Bunker in Konjic, about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: walk around Vrelo Bosne, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel in Sarajevo, steep yourself in history at Bascarsija, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Sarajevo travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Banja Luka to Sarajevo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Sarajevo sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Žabljak.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque ©
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque
War Childhood Museum ©
War Childhood Museum
Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija

4
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Žabljak, Montenegro

Žabljak ©
A trip to Zabljak takes you to the north of the country, a mountainous region that's as steeped in great scenery and views as it is in history and culture.
Get in touch with nature at Black Lake and Waterfall Rafting Centre. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bobotov Kuk and The Cathedral Church of St Basil of Ostrog. Explore Žabljak's surroundings by going to Plužine (Lake Piva & Piva Canyon). There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Đurđevića Tara Bridge, head outdoors with Adventure Park Durmitor, admire the engineering at Mratinje Dam, and pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Heroes and Partizans of World War II.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Žabljak trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Sarajevo to Žabljak in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pristina.

Things to do in Žabljak

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 13:
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Black Lake ©
Black Lake
Bobotov Kuk ©
Bobotov Kuk
Adventure Park Durmitor ©
Adventure Park Durmitor

3
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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.
Saint Demetrius Church and Medieval Monuments in Kosovo will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Ethnographic Museum (Muzeu Etnologjik) and Sleeping beauty Cave. Explore Pristina's surroundings by going to Shar Mountain National Park (in Prizren) and Via Ferrata Ari (in Pec). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Kosovo Museum, explore the world behind art at Stacion - Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina, and browse the different shops at ALBI Shopping Mall.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Pristina attractions planner.

You can drive from Žabljak to Pristina in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Skopje.

Things to do in Pristina

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Via Ferrata Ari ©
Via Ferrata Ari
Ethnographic Museum (Muzeu Etnologjik) ©
Ethnographic Museum (Muzeu Etnologjik)
Shar Mountain National Park ©
Shar Mountain National Park

3
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Skopje ©
A melting pot of cultures from Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Yugoslavian rule, Skopje serves as the nation's eclectic capital.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Church of St. Panteleimon and Arabati Baba Tekke. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mustafa Pasha Mosque and Stobi. Change things up with a short trip to Xhamia E Larme in Tetovo (about 48 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Holocaust Memorial Centre, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Savior Church, take a stroll through Old Bazaar, Skopje, and do a tasting at Brzanov Winery.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Skopje trip planning tool.

You can drive from Pristina to Skopje in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Skopje can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tirana.

Things to do in Skopje

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Church of St. Panteleimon ©
Church of St. Panteleimon
Mustafa Pasha Mosque ©
Mustafa Pasha Mosque
Stobi ©
Stobi

3
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Tirana, Albania

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Rozafa Castle and Marubi National Museum of Photography are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ethnographic Museum of Kruja and Ardenica Monastery. When in Tirana, make a side trip to see The Beach Bar in Durres, approximately Durres away. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at House of Leaves, learn more about the world around you at National Archaeological Museum, examine the collection at Bektashi World Center, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tirana journey builder tool.

You can drive from Skopje to Tirana in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Butrint.

Things to do in Tirana

Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 19 — 22:
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Rozafa Castle ©
Rozafa Castle
Ethnographic Museum of Kruja ©
Ethnographic Museum of Kruja
Marubi National Museum of Photography ©
Marubi National Museum of Photography

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Butrint, Albania

Butrint ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Butrint National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): explore the activities along Blue Eye.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Butrint online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Tirana to Butrint takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Tirana to Butrint, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tirana in August, Butrint is a bit warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Butrint

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Butrint National Park ©
Butrint National Park
Blue Eye ©
Blue Eye

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