55 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

55 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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Bus to Detroit, Fly to Belgrade
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Belgrade, Serbia
— 8 nights
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Nis, Serbia
— 6 nights
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Zlatibor, Serbia
— 4 nights
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Foca, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 11 nights
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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 8 nights
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Senj, Croatia
— 4 nights
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Karlovac, Croatia
— 6 nights
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Sisak, Croatia
— 5 nights
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Belgrade, Serbia — 8 nights

The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Belgrade: Petrovaradin Fortress (in Petrovaradin), Sremski Karlovci (Karlovacka gimnazija & Podrum Probus) and Novi Sad (The Gallery of Matica srpska & Spomen-zbirka Pavla Beljanskog). There's still lots to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take a stroll through Knez Mihailova, stop by Skadarlija, and contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Belgrade attractions planning site.

Windsor, Canada to Belgrade is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Windsor to Belgrade. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nis.
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Nis, Serbia — 6 nights

Niš is the third largest city in Serbia and the administrative center of the Nišava District in southern Serbia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nis: Soko Grad (in Soko Banja), Davolja Varos (in Prolom) and Rtanj Mountain (in Boljevac). There's much more to do: Head underground at Resavska Cave, go for a walk through Pirotski Kej, walk around St. Sava Park, and explore the ancient world of Skull Tower.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Nis vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Belgrade to Nis takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Nis are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Zlatibor.
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Zlatibor, Serbia — 4 nights

Venture out of the city with trips to Uvac Special Nature Reserve (in Nova Varos) and Mileseva (in Prijepolje).

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Zlatibor day trip app.

You can drive from Nis to Zlatibor in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Foca.
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Foca, Bosnia and Herzegovina — 2 nights

On the 27th (Tue), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Pjescane Piramide Foca and then appreciate the history behind Tjentiste War Memorial.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Foca trip planner.

Getting from Zlatibor to Foca by car takes about 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Foca are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Sarajevo.
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina — 11 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.
When in Sarajevo, make a side trip to see Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge in Visegrad, approximately Visegrad away. On the 31st (Sat), spend a day ambling around Vrelo Bosne. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Bascarsija, take in the views from Latin Bridge, get engrossed in the history at Galerija 11/07/95, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sarajevo driving holiday website.

Traveling by car from Foca to Sarajevo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Sarajevo sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Mostar.
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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina — 8 nights

Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mostar: Kravica (in Studenci) and il Monte Della Croce (in Medjugorje). Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Old Bridge (Stari Most), contemplate the waterfront views at Neretva River, get engrossed in the history at Museum of War and Genocide Victims 1992-1995, and make a trip to Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mostar tour website.

Getting from Sarajevo to Mostar by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sarajevo in August; daily highs in Mostar reach 39°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Senj.
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Senj, Croatia — 4 nights

Senj is an old town on the upper Adriatic coast in Croatia, in the foothills of the Mala Kapela and Velebit mountains.The symbol of the town is the Nehaj Fortress which was completed in 1558. Get out of town with these interesting Senj side-trips: Tatinja Beach (in Karlobag), Zavratnica (in Jablanac) and Kuterevo (Bear Sanctuary & Velebit Association Kuterevo). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Nehaj Castle, enjoy the sand and surf at Prva Draga Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Northern Velebit National Park, and don't miss a visit to Lukovo Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Senj road trip app.

Traveling by car from Mostar to Senj takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Mostar in August, expect nights in Senj to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are slightly colder, around 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Karlovac.
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Karlovac, Croatia — 6 nights

Venture out of the city with trips to Rastoke (in Slunj) and Ogulin (Klek Mountain, Ivanina Kuca Bajke, &more).

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Karlovac day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Senj to Karlovac takes 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Karlovac when traveling from Senj in August, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sisak.
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Sisak, Croatia — 5 nights

Sisak is a city and episcopal see in central Croatia, located at the confluence of the Kupa, Sava and Odra rivers, 57km southeast of the Croatian capital Zagreb, and is usually considered to be where the Posavina (Sava basin) begins, with an elevation of 99 m. Get out of town with these interesting Sisak side-trips: Lonjsko Polje Nature Park (in Kutina) and Jasenovac Memorial and Museum (in Jasenovac). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at the Old Town, make a trip to Siscia - ancient Roman city, visit Wooden houses, and take in the views from Stari most.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Sisak online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Karlovac to Sisak in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. You will leave for home on the 31st (Tue).
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Serbia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Room Escape Games · Churches
A country of wild landscapes and wilder nights, Serbia is renowned for its diversity and hospitality. It's a land of rich history with an abundance of monuments dating back to prehistory, ancient times, and the Middle Ages. Some of the country's most famous attractions are the medieval monasteries, many of which are still active and open to visitors. Major cities like Belgrade, Novi Sad, and Niš, are bustling hubs where you can immerse yourself in the arts, cafe culture, and all-night partying. Take a trip into the countryside crisscrossed with rivers and explore the lush plains, untouched forests, clear lakes, and rugged mountains. Welcoming villages offer an abundance of hospitality, and numerous spa resorts give you the opportunity to relax and rejuvenate in a tranquil atmosphere. Serbian cuisine is very diverse, so whichever region you visit, make sure to try some of the local specialties.
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Bosnia and Herzegovina travel guide

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Landmarks · Bridges · Historic Sites
Heart-Shaped Land
With the legacy of war still fresh on the streets of Bosnia and Herzegovina, this Balkan gem is often overlooked as a holiday destination. Part of the former Yugoslavia, Bosnia and Herzegovina endured a bloody and destructive war for independence in the 1990s, which ripped apart its capital and other important cities. Since then, Bosnians have moved on, and as the rest of the world does too, tourism in the country is slowly growing. You’ll be welcomed by locals with open arms, eager to share their country and culture with those who include Bosnia and Herzegovina in their itineraries. Sarajevo and Mostar top most visitors' list of places to visit for their rich history and charming streets. Make sure to indulge in some local specialities such as burek.
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Lika-Senj County travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nature & Parks · Beaches
Lika-Senj County is a county in Croatia that includes most of the Lika region and some northern coastline of the Adriatic near the town of Senj, including the northern part of the Pag island. Its center is Gospić.The county is the least populated and among the least prosperous ones, though it is largest county in the country by area and includes the Plitvice Lakes National Park and Sjeverni Velebit National Park, some of Croatia's major tourist attractions.GeographyThe county has a total area of 5353 km2.Administrative divisionLika-Senj County is administratively subdivided into 12 units of local government: Town of Gospić Town of Novalja Town of Otočac Town of Senj Municipality of Brinje Municipality of Donji Lapac Municipality of Karlobag Municipality of Lovinac Municipality of Perušić Municipality of Plitvička Jezera (Plitvice Lakes) Municipality of Udbina Municipality of Vrhovine

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Karlovac County travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Military Museums · Castles
Karlovac County is a county in central Croatia, with the administrative center in Karlovac.The city of Karlovac is another fort from the times of the Military Frontier. It was built as a six-side star fort in the 16th century at the point of confluence of four rivers. The town blossomed in the 18th and the 19th century after being made a free town, with the development of roads between Pannonian plains to the seaside, and waterways along the Kupa river. The city is making use of its crucial geostrategic point in Croatia.The county itself extends towards the north to the water springs of Jamnica, and towards the south all the way down to the mountainous regions of Gorski kotar and Lika, in particular to the Bjelolasica mountain which features the largest winter sport recreation center in the country.

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Sisak-Moslavina County travel guide

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History Museums · Parks · Landmarks
Sisak-Moslavina County is a Croatian county in eastern Central Croatia and southwestern Slavonia. It is named after the city of Sisak and the region Moslavina just across the river Sava. According to 2011 census it is inhabited by 172,000 people.This county features the ancient Roman city of Siscia—today's Sisak. Siscia was the largest city of the whole region back then, a Pannonian capital, probably due to its position on the confluence of the Kupa and Sava rivers. The city's patron saint is its first Christian bishop, St. Kvirin, who was tortured and almost killed during Diocletian's persecution of Christians. Legend has it that they tied him to a millstone and threw him into a river, but he freed himself from the weight, escaped and continued to preach his faith.The town may have lost importance with the fall of one empire, but it recovered it soon enough with the rise of another: Sisak became famous for crucial battles between European armies and the Ottoman Turks. In particular, the battle of 1593 when the Ottoman army first suffered a large defeat. The ban Toma Bakač Erdedi who led the defense in this battle became famous throughout Europe.

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