16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Bus + Fly:  10 h
1
Belgrade, Serbia
— Few hours
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 3 nights
Shuttle:  1 h
3
Tetovo, Republic of North Macedonia
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia
— 1 night
Shuttle:  2 h
5
Tirana, Albania
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Berat, Albania
— Few hours
Drive:  4 h 30 min
7
Podgorica, Montenegro
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Shkoder, Albania
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
9
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— Few hours
Train:  2 h
10
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
11
Belgrade, Serbia
— Few hours
Fly + Bus:  10 h
End: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Belgrade trip itinerary builder website.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Belgrade is an approximately 10- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Abu Dhabi to Belgrade is minus 3 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Abu Dhabi in May, with highs in Belgrade at 26°C and lows at 13°C. You will leave for Skopje on the 20th (Wed).

Things to do in Belgrade

Nightlife Tours Historic Sites
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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.
You've now added Church of St. Clement of Ohrid to your itinerary. Let the collections at Macedonian Village Resort Ethnological Museum and Memorial House of Mother Teresa capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Church of St. Panteleimon and Holy Savior Church. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mustafa Pasha Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Holocaust Memorial Centre, pause for some photo ops at Millennium Cross, and learn more about the world around you at Macedonian Museum of Natural History.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Skopje online road trip planner.

You can drive from Belgrade to Skopje in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Skopje can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to take a shuttle to Tetovo.

Things to do in Skopje

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Macedonian Village Resort Ethnological Museum
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Mustafa Pasha Mosque ©
Mustafa Pasha Mosque
Church of St. Panteleimon ©
Church of St. Panteleimon
Church of St. Clement of Ohrid ©
Church of St. Clement of Ohrid

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Tetovo, Republic of North Macedonia

Tetovo ©
Tetovo is a city in the northwestern part of Macedonia, built on the foothills of Šar Mountain and divided by the Pena River. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Xhamia E Larme.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Tetovo attractions tool.

You can take a shuttle from Skopje to Tetovo in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ohrid.

Things to do in Tetovo

Historic Sites
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Xhamia E Larme ©
Xhamia E Larme

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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 24th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery Saint Naum and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Halveti Hayati Tekke.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ohrid trip planner.

You can drive from Tetovo to Ohrid in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Tetovo in May, you will find days in Ohrid are little chillier (24°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a shuttle to Tirana.

Things to do in Ohrid

Historic Sites
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Monastery Saint Naum ©
Monastery Saint Naum
Halveti Hayati Tekke ©
Halveti Hayati Tekke

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Tirana, Albania

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kruja Castle and Ethnographic Museum of Kruja. Explore hidden gems such as BunkArt 2 and Skanderbeg Statue. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Et`hem Bey Mosque and make a trip to Skanderbeg Square.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Tirana trip itinerary planner.

You can take a shuttle from Ohrid to Tirana in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ohrid in May, expect nights in Tirana to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. On the 27th (Wed), you're off to Berat.

Things to do in Tirana

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kruje
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BunkArt 2 ©
BunkArt 2
Kruja Castle ©
Kruja Castle
Ethnographic Museum of Kruja ©
Ethnographic Museum of Kruja

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Berat, Albania

Berat
A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
Plan my Berat trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Drive from Tirana to Berat in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Berat, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. You will leave for Podgorica on the 27th (Wed).

Things to do in Berat

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Podgorica, Montenegro

Podgorica ©
Podgorica is the capital and largest city of Montenegro. On the 28th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Moraca River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Fortress Besac, admire the landmark architecture of Virpazar-old-bridge, then appreciate the history behind Monument to the Partizans and Heroes of the World War II, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Skadar, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saborni Hram Hristovog Vaskrsenja.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Podgorica travel route builder website.

Traveling by car from Shkoder to Podgorica takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Podgorica

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Virpazar, Ostrog Monastery
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Lake Skadar ©
Lake Skadar
Saborni Hram Hristovog Vaskrsenja ©
Saborni Hram Hristovog Vaskrsenja
Ostrog Monastery ©
Ostrog Monastery

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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.
On the 28th (Thu), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in the views from Mesi Bridge, then contemplate the waterfront views at Shkodra Lake, and finally explore the historical opulence of Rozafa Castle.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Shkoder tour itinerary website.

You can drive from Berat to Shkoder in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Podgorica.

Things to do in Shkoder

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums
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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
On the 1st (Mon), steep yourself in history at Sniper Tower, get a taste of the local shopping with Art Studio Pandur, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque, then admire the masterpieces at Bosnaseum, and finally contemplate the long history of Biscevica Kuca (Biscevic House).

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Mostar road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Shkoder to Mostar takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Mostar when traveling from Shkoder in June, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Mostar

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Sniper Tower ©
Sniper Tower
Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque ©
Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque
Biscevica Kuca (Biscevic House) ©
Biscevica Kuca (Biscevic House)

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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Katedrala Sarajevo, see the interesting displays at Galerija 11/07/95, contemplate the long history of Gazi Husrev Begova Medresa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ferhadija Mosque, then examine the collection at War Childhood Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel in Sarajevo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): examine the collection at The Despic House, don't miss a visit to Old Sarajevo Clock Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, and finally contemplate the long history of Vijećnica.

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

Take a train from Mostar to Sarajevo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 3rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Historic Sites Museums
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War Childhood Museum ©
War Childhood Museum
Galerija 11/07/95 ©
Galerija 11/07/95

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Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade
To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Belgrade tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Podgorica to Belgrade takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 30th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Belgrade

Nightlife Tours Historic Sites
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