51 days in Europe Itinerary

51 days in Europe Itinerary

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Bled, Slovenia
— 3 nights
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 3 nights
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 4 nights
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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
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Kotor, Montenegro
— 3 nights
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Žabljak, Montenegro
— 4 nights
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Podgorica, Montenegro
— 1 night
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Shkoder, Albania
— 1 night
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Valbona, Albania
— 1 night
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Theth, Albania
— 2 nights
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Shkoder, Albania
— 2 nights
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Prizren, Kosovo
— 3 nights
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Pec, Kosovo
— 2 nights
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Pristina, Kosovo
— 2 nights
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Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 2 nights
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Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia
— 3 nights
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Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 1 night
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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Bled, Slovenia — 3 nights

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Explore Bled's surroundings by going to Bohinjsko Jezero (Vogel, Savica Waterfall, &more). Spend the 24th (Fri) exploring nature at Triglav National Park. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Vintgar Gorge, step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and head off the coast to Bled Island.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bled route planner.

Rotterdam, The Netherlands to Bled is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. When traveling from Rotterdam in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Bled, with highs around 77°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ljubljana.
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Ljubljana, Slovenia — 3 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Explore Ljubljana's surroundings by going to Postojna (Predjama Castle & Postojna Cave) and Lake Petelinje (in Pivka). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, take in the views from Dragon Bridge, step into the grandiose world of Ljubljana Castle, and explore the activities along Ljubljanica River.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ljubljana online trip maker.

You can drive from Bled to Ljubljana in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in June, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Zagreb.
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Zagreb, Croatia — 3 nights

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Zagreb is known for sightseeing, museums, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Mirogoj Cemetery.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Zagreb holiday builder website.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Zagreb in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In June in Zagreb, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia — 3 nights

Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Change things up with these side-trips from Plitvice Lakes National Park: Ranch Deer Valley (in Dreznik Grad) and Rastoke (in Slunj). There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Barac Caves, take in the dramatic scenery at Veliki Slap, and stop by Plitvice ART FARM.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Plitvice Lakes National Park trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Split.
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Split, Croatia — 3 nights

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Diocletian's Palace, get a new perspective on nature at Diocletians Dream, then appreciate the history behind Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and finally admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Split online trip builder.

You can drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Split in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sarajevo.
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina — 4 nights

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 8th (Fri), spend a day ambling around Vrelo Bosne. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Bascarsija, make a trip to Sarajevo War Tunnel, snap pictures at Latin Bridge, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sarajevo road trip planning site.

Getting from Split to Sarajevo by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Split in July: high temperatures in Sarajevo hover around 82°F and lows are around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Mostar.
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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina — 2 nights

Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
On the 11th (Mon), pause for some photo ops at il Monte Della Croce and then take in the dramatic scenery at Kravica. On your second day here, make a trip to Mehmed Karadoz Moschee, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koski-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque, snap pictures at Old Bridge (Stari Most), then browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Bazar Kujundziluk, and finally make a trip to Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Mostar trip planner.

You can drive from Sarajevo to Mostar in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sarajevo in July: high temperatures in Mostar hover around 92°F and lows are around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kotor.
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Kotor, Montenegro — 3 nights

Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
Kotor is known for historic sites, nature, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Kotor, don't miss a visit to Njegoš Mausoleum, do sightseeing your way with Private Tours, and explore the ancient world of St. Tryphon Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kotor trip site.

You can drive from Mostar to Kotor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Kotor sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Žabljak.
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Žabljak, Montenegro — 4 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Piva Canyon (in Plužine) and Tara River Canyon (in Dobrilovina). On the 17th (Sun), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Bobotov Kuk. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Black Lake, snap pictures at Đurđevića Tara Bridge, pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Heroes and Partizans of World War II, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Žabljak trip planner.

You can drive from Kotor to Žabljak in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Podgorica.
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Podgorica, Montenegro — 1 night

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 20th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Montenegrin Niagara Falls, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ, then explore the activities along Morača River, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vladimir Vysotsky Monument.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Podgorica driving holiday planner.

Getting from Žabljak to Podgorica by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Shkoder.
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Shkoder, Albania — 1 night

Its geographic location has made Shkoder, one of Europe's oldest cities, an important cultural and economic center of the Balkans over the years.
On the 21st (Thu), look for gifts at Margjelo- Filigran Albania, contemplate the waterfront views at Shkodra Lake, then admire the landmark architecture of Former Palace of King Nikola I, and finally take in the views from Mesi Bridge.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Shkoder trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Podgorica to Shkoder by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July in Shkoder, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Valbona.
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Valbona, Albania — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Valbona Valley National Park.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Valbona trip planner.

Traveling by car from Shkoder to Valbona takes 4.5 hours. On the 23rd (Sat), you're off to Theth.
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Theth, Albania — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Theth National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): explore the activities along Blue Eye of Theth, steep yourself in history at Lock-in Tower, then admire the sheer force of Thethi-Guide, and finally admire the sheer force of Grunasi Waterfall.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Theth road trip tool.

Getting from Valbona to Theth by car takes about 7 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Shkoder.
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Shkoder, Albania — 2 nights

On the 26th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Marubi National Museum of Photography, then explore the historical opulence of Rozafa Castle, and then shop like a local with Venice Art Mask Factory.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Shkoder holiday site.

Getting from Theth to Shkoder by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Prizren.
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Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:

Prizren, Kosovo — 3 nights

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.
Prizren is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sinan Pasha Mosque, expand your understanding of the military at Kalaja Fortress, snap pictures at Stone Bridge, and learn more about the world around you at Marash Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Prizren route planner.

Drive from Shkoder to Prizren in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Pec.
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Pec, Kosovo — 2 nights

On the 30th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Patriarchate of Pec, explore the fascinating underground world of Sleeping beauty Cave, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Visoki Decani Monastery, and finally hunt for treasures at Old Bazaar of Peja. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Mirusha Waterfalls, then take in the dramatic scenery at White Drin Waterfall, and then explore the stunning scenery at Rugova Canyon.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Pec trip planning site.

Drive from Prizren to Pec in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Pristina.
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Pristina, Kosovo — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): stroll around Germia Park, make a trip to Bill Clinton Statue, get your bearings at Pristina National Library, then make a trip to Gracanica Monastery, and finally explore the ancient world of Ulpiana. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the different shops at ALBI Shopping Mall, pause for some photo ops at Skanderbeg statue, pause for some photo ops at Heroinat Memorial, pause for some photo ops at Newborn Monument, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Katedrale Nënë Tereza, and finally get engrossed in the history at Ethnographic Museum (Muzeu Etnologjik).

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Pristina online trip planner.

Drive from Pec to Pristina in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Skopje.
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Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia — 2 nights

A melting pot of cultures from Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Yugoslavian rule, Skopje serves as the nation's eclectic capital.
On the 3rd (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Savior Church, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Matka, and then wander the streets of Old Bazaar, Skopje. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Holocaust Memorial Centre, snap pictures at Skopje Eye Bridge, take in the views from The Stone Bridge, then contemplate the long history of Kale, and finally see the interesting displays at Memorial House of Mother Teresa.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Skopje trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Pristina to Skopje in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ohrid.
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Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia — 3 nights

Located on Lake Ohrid, the town of Ohrid earned the nickname Jerusalem of the Balkans because it was once home to 365 churches.
Spend the 6th (Sat) exploring at Lake Ohrid. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Jovan Kaneo, make a trip to Samoil's Fortress, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Climent of Ohrid, and get engrossed in the history at Bay of the Bones Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ohrid travel route planning website.

Traveling by car from Skopje to Ohrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Skopje in August: highs in Ohrid hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Skopje.
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Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then don't miss a visit to Phillip II of Macedon, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Macedonia Square.

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You can drive from Ohrid to Skopje in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Ohrid in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Skopje: temperatures range from 90°F by day to 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Sofia.
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Sofia, Bulgaria — 2 nights

Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
On the 9th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Sofia Church, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then pause for some photo ops at Saint Sofia Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): take a stroll through Vitosha Boulevard, stop by Catch a Fire Records, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Temple Sveti Nikolay.

To see reviews and more tourist information, you can read our Sofia trip itinerary app.

Drive from Skopje to Sofia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Skopje to Sofia due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Skopje in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Sofia: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.
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