27 days in Europe Itinerary

27 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Fly:  4 h 30 min
1
Belgrade, Serbia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Thessaloniki, Greece
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Nikiti, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Vergina, Greece
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Kalambaka, Greece
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Ioannina, Greece
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Parga, Greece
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
Saranda, Albania
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h 45 min
9
Kotor, Montenegro
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
10
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive:  7 h 30 min
End: Ljubljana, Slovenia

2
nights
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
On the 15th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sava Temple, then get curious at Nikola Tesla Museum, then take a stroll through Skadarlija, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Belgrade trip maker site.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Belgrade is an approximately 4.5- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a shuttle. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ljubljana in September: highs in Belgrade hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Belgrade

Tours Beaches Outdoors
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Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
Skadarlija ©
Skadarlija
St. Sava Temple ©
St. Sava Temple

3
nights
Thessaloniki, Greece

Thessaloniki ©
A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Thessaloniki is known for historic sites, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to White Tower of Thessaloniki, steep yourself in history at Arch of Galerius, pause for some serene contemplation at Hagios Demetrios, and test your problem-solving skills at Locked escape rooms.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Thessaloniki trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Belgrade to Thessaloniki by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Belgrade to Thessaloniki is 1 hour. In September, Thessaloniki is somewhat warmer than Belgrade - with highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Nikiti.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites Museums Spas

Side Trip

Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum
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Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture

2
nights
Nikiti, Greece

Nikiti ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): stroll through Nikiti Beach, then kick back and relax at Agios Ioannis, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kalogria Beach. Keep things going the next day: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Karydi.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Nikiti journey planning site.

You can drive from Thessaloniki to Nikiti in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Nikiti can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Vergina.

Things to do in Nikiti

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Vourvourou
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Kalogria Beach ©
Kalogria Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing
Karydi ©
Karydi

1
night
Vergina, Greece

Vergina ©
On the 23rd (Wed), see the interesting displays at The Byzantine Museum of Veroia, appreciate the history behind Vima Apostolou Pavlou, then don't miss a visit to The Jewish synagogue, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina).

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Vergina day trip website.

Getting from Nikiti to Vergina by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Vergina when traveling from Nikiti in September, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Vergina

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Veroia
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Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina) ©
The Byzantine Museum of Veroia ©
The Byzantine Museum of Veroia
The Jewish synagogue ©
The Jewish synagogue

3
nights
Kalambaka, Greece

Kalambaka ©
The gateway to one of the largest monastery complexes in Greece, the small town of Kalambaka nestles against a landscape of imposing rock formations rising 400 m (1,300 ft) into the air. Nearly leveled during World War II, the town rebuilt and reinvented itself in the post-war period, quickly becoming one of the region's major travel destinations.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kalambaka: Trikala (Monument for the Ipsoma 731 & Kliafa History and Culture Center). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora, contemplate the long history of Roussanou Monastery, take in the views from Lithaios Central Bridge, and see the interesting displays at Geological Formation Museum of Meteora.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kalambaka journey planner.

Drive from Vergina to Kalambaka in 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Kalambaka can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Ioannina.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Trikala
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) ©
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada)

3
nights
Ioannina, Greece

Ioannina ©
Ioannina, often called Yannena within Greece, is the capital and largest city of Epirus, an administrative region in north-western Greece. Spend the 29th (Tue) exploring nature at Vikos – Aoos National Park. There's lots more to do: hit the slopes at Alpine Zone, examine the collection at Silversmithing Museum, stop by Krypti, and step into the grandiose world of Ioannina Castle.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ioannina trip itinerary app.

Drive from Kalambaka to Ioannina in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kalambaka in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Ioannina, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Parga.

Things to do in Ioannina

Parks Nature Adventure

Side Trip

Vrellis Greek History Museum
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Alpine Zone ©
Alpine Zone
Silversmithing Museum ©
Silversmithing Museum
Ioannina Castle ©
Ioannina Castle

3
nights
Parga, Greece

Parga ©
Most visitors to Parga come because of the Ionian coastline's verdant landscape and traditional character.
Lori Beach has been added to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Acheron, take in the waterfront activity at Valtos Beach, step into the grandiose world of Venetian Castle of Parga, and kick back and relax at Lichnos Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Parga online day trip planner.

Drive from Ioannina to Parga in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Parga can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Saranda.

Things to do in Parga

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Lori Beach, Valtos Kalodikiou
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Valtos Kalodikiou ©
Valtos Kalodikiou
Venetian Castle of Parga ©
Venetian Castle of Parga
Pargas Distillery - Amicos Cocktail Bar ©
Pargas Distillery - Amicos Cocktail Bar

2
nights
Saranda, Albania

Saranda ©
A popular summer destination for its inexpensive accommodation and stony Mediterranean beaches, Saranda has become a favorite of both Albanian and foreign travelers.
On the 3rd (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Lekuresi Castle, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Quaranta beach, and then explore the ancient world of Butrint National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): take a leisurely stroll along Saranda Embankment, explore the activities along Blue Eye, and then steep yourself in history at Monastery of 40 Saints.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Saranda online trip builder.

You can drive from Parga to Saranda in 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Saranda can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Saranda

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Blue Eye, Butrint National Park
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Butrint National Park ©
Butrint National Park
Blue Eye ©
Blue Eye
Lekuresi Castle
Lekuresi Castle

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore the ancient world of St. Tryphon Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Our Lady of Health, see the interesting displays at Cats Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Namfleg, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Joseph, and finally explore the activities along Bay of Kotor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nikola Church, and then contemplate the long history of Stari Grad Kotor.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kotor travel route planning app.

Getting from Saranda to Kotor by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Saranda to Kotor. Traveling from Saranda in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Kotor, with lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, Our Lady of Health
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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

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Cavtat Old Town in Cavtat (about 34 minutes away). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Dubrovnik City Walls, get engrossed in the history at War Photo Limited, don't miss a visit to Pile Gate, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Dubrovnik tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Kotor to Dubrovnik takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kotor in October, Dubrovnik is a bit warmer at night with lows of 15°C. On the 11th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Neighborhoods Adventure

Side Trip

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

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