33 days in Europe Itinerary

33 days in Europe Itinerary

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33 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 3 nights
3
Tirana, Albania
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Split, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Kotor, Montenegro
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 45​min
9
Belgrade, Serbia
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
10
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam, Holland

3
nights
Sofia, Bulgaria

Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Step out of Sofia to go to Rila and see Rila Monastery, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, explore the striking landscape at Zlatnite_Mostove -Golden Bridges, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, and take in the awesome beauty at Vitosha Mountain.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sofia online road trip planner .

Amsterdam, Holland to Sofia is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Sofia is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Amsterdam in October since evenings lows in Sofia dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Skopje.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites Tours Nature

Side Trips

Zlatnite_Mostove -Golden Bridges, Rila Monastery
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Walking tours
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Rila Monastery ©
Rila Monastery

3
nights
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, museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Matka, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mountain of Vodno, take in the history at Memorial House of Mother Teresa, and contemplate the long history of Kale.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Skopje trip planner .

Traveling by car from Sofia to Skopje takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sofia to Skopje. October in Skopje sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Skopje

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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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 23rd (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Muzeu Historik Kombetar and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dajti.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tirana trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Skopje to Tirana takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Skopje in October: high temperatures in Tirana hover around 27°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Tirana

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Dajti
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Dajti ©
Dajti
Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar

4
nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Venture out of the city with trips to Postojna Cave (in Postojna) and Bled (Lake Bled, Bled Castle, & more). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, don't miss a visit to Preseren Square, step into the grandiose world of Ljubljana Castle, and take in the views from Tromostovje.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana day trip website .

Getting from Tirana to Ljubljana by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, Ljubljana is a bit cooler than Tirana - with highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Split.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bled, Postojna Cave
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Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled
Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town

4
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Get out of town with these interesting Split side-trips: Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) (in Zadar) and Hvar (Franciscan Monastery & Spanjola). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Palazzo di Diocleziano, admire the striking features of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and take an in-depth tour of Etnografski muzej Split.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Split trip itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Ljubljana to Split in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ljubljana in October: high temperatures in Split hover around 24°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can go by car to Mostar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Hvar, Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), Church Of St. Roch
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

3
nights
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
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). And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Old Bridge (Stari Most), make a trip to Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar, explore the activities along Jablanicas Lake, and learn about all things military at Bosnaseum.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Mostar vacation planner .

Getting from Split to Mostar by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Split in October, Mostar is a bit cooler at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Mostar

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Kravica, il Monte Della Croce
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Old Bridge (Stari Most) ©
Old Bridge (Stari Most)
Kravica ©
Kravica

4
nights
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.
Go for a jaunt from Dubrovnik to Cavtat to see Cavtat Old Town about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Old Town, head off the coast to Island of Lokrum, contemplate the long history of The Franciscan Church and Monastery, and get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik road trip planner.

Getting from Mostar to Dubrovnik by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Mostar in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 11°C in Dubrovnik. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Tours Parks

Side Trip

Cavtat Old Town
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum

2
nights
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.
On the 8th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, then explore the activities along Bay of Kotor, and then steep yourself in history at Stari Grad Kotor. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of St. Tryphon Cathedral, get outside with Mount Vrmac, and then take some stellar pictures from Viewing Point at the Road Kotor-Lovcen.

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

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Kotor in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Dubrovnik in November since evenings lows in Kotor dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, Mount Vrmac
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Stari Grad Kotor ©
Stari Grad Kotor
Bay of Kotor ©
Bay of Kotor
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela ©
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela

3
nights
Belgrade, Serbia

The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Go for a jaunt from Belgrade to Topola to see Oplenac about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan, make a trip to Skadarlija, take a stroll through Knez Mihailova, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Belgrade journey maker site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Kotor to Belgrade in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kotor in November, expect Belgrade to be a bit cooler, temps between 14°C and 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

Oplenac
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Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
Walking tours

5
nights
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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, nightlife, trails, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Bascarsija, admire the masterpieces at Galerija 11/07/95, get engrossed in the history at War Childhood Museum, and stroll through Vrelo Bosne.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sarajevo itinerary site .

Fly from Belgrade to Sarajevo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Museums Outdoors Trails
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Walking tours
Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija
Sarajevo War Tunnel ©
Sarajevo War Tunnel

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