59 days in Europe Itinerary

59 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Edirne, Turkey
— 3 nights
2
Plovdiv, Bulgaria
— 4 nights
3
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 5 nights
4
Zajecar, Serbia
— 1 day
5
Belgrade, Serbia
— 5 nights
6
Osijek, Croatia
— 1 day
7
Zagreb, Croatia
— 5 nights
8
Rijeka, Croatia
— 5 nights
9
Zadar, Croatia
— 6 nights
10
Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 3 nights
11
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 5 nights
12
Žabljak, Montenegro
— 4 nights
13
Pristina, Kosovo
— 3 nights
14
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 3 nights
15
Tirana, Albania
— 3 nights
16
Butrint, Albania
— 2 nights

3
nights
Edirne, Turkey

Edirne ©
Edirne is a city in the northwestern Turkish province of Edirne in the region of East Thrace, close to Turkey's borders with Greece and Bulgaria. Get some cultural insight at Selimiye Mosque and Dar-ul Hadis Camii. Museum-lovers will get to explore Edirne Kent Muzesi and Balkan War Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Edirne: Kirklareli (Ataturk Evi & Istasyon Caddesi). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eski Cami, contemplate the long history of Beyazit II Mosque Complex, admire the masterpieces at Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi, and don't miss a visit to Kum Kasri Hamami.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Edirne trip app.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiports are Istanbul Airport, Atatürk International Airport and Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Plovdiv.

Things to do in Edirne

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kirklareli
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Selimiye Mosque ©
Selimiye Mosque
Beyazit II Mosque Complex ©
Beyazit II Mosque Complex
Muradiye Camii ©
Muradiye Camii

4
nights
Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Plovdiv ©
Though it is often seen as merely a stopover city, Plovdiv is actually a lively university town with bohemian cafes, a thriving art scene, and exciting nightlife.
Popular historic sites such as Bachkovo Monastery and Plovdiv Roman Theatre are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ethnographic Museum and Art Gallery Philippopolis. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at "St. st. Konstantin and Elena" Church, examine the collection at Air Museum Plovdiv, get engrossed in the history at Small Basilica, and get a new perspective on nature at Regional Natural History Museum of Plovdiv.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Plovdiv road trip app.

Traveling by car from Edirne to Plovdiv takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Edirne to Plovdiv, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June in Plovdiv, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sofia.

Things to do in Plovdiv

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Bachkovo Monastery
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Bachkovo Monastery ©
Bachkovo Monastery
Ethnographic Museum ©
Ethnographic Museum
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"St. st. Konstantin and Elena" Church

5
nights
Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Popular historic sites such as Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church and Ancient Orthodox Church Saint Parascheva - the Old "St. Petka" are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dancing Bears Park and National Museum of Military History. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sofia: Rila Monastery (in Rila), Prohodna Cave (in Karlukovo) and Vihren (in Bansko). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Vitosha Boulevard, view the masterpieces at Gallery Noe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St Paraskeva, and see the interesting displays at Tsari Mali Grad.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Sofia trip planner.

Drive from Plovdiv to Sofia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Sofia when traveling from Plovdiv in July, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Zajecar.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Tsari Mali Grad, Rila Monastery, Dancing Bears Park, Prohodna Cave, Vihren
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Dancing Bears Park ©
Dancing Bears Park
Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church ©
Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church
Rila Monastery ©
Rila Monastery

1
day
Zajecar, Serbia

Zajecar ©
Zaječar is a city and the administrative center of the Zaječar District in eastern Serbia. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Felix Romuliana in Gamzigrad, see the interesting displays at Narodni Muzej Zajecar, and then explore the ancient world of Romuliana, Roman palace at entrance.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Zajecar day trip planning website.

You can drive from Sofia to Zajecar in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Sofia to Zajecar, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Belgrade.

Things to do in Zajecar

Historic Sites Museums
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Felix Romuliana in Gamzigrad ©
Felix Romuliana in Gamzigrad
Narodni Muzej Zajecar ©
Narodni Muzej Zajecar

5
nights
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sremski Karlovci and Smederevo Fortress. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Oplenac and Saint Petka's Chapel. Venture out of the city with trips to Novi Sad (Strand, A Girl with the Horn of Plenty Statue, &more), Krusedol Monastery (in Fruska Gora National Park) and Viminacium Archaeological Park (in Kostolac). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Podrum Probus, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sava Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ružica, and contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan.

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You can drive from Zajecar to Belgrade in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Belgrade can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Osijek.

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Novi Sad, Sremski Karlovci, Oplenac, Smederevo Fortress, Krusedol Monastery
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 15:
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Sremski Karlovci ©
Sremski Karlovci
Oplenac ©
Oplenac
Podrum Probus ©
Podrum Probus

1
day
Osijek, Croatia

Osijek ©
Osijek is the fourth largest city in Croatia with a population of 108,048 in 2011. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kuzni Pillar, thenlearn about winemaking at Obiteljski Podrum Szabo, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Kopacki Rit Nature Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Trg Svetog Trojstva.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Osijek trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Belgrade to Osijek in 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Osijek are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Osijek

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Kopacki Rit Nature Park, Obiteljski Podrum Szabo
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Kopacki Rit Nature Park ©
Kopacki Rit Nature Park
Obiteljski Podrum Szabo ©
Obiteljski Podrum Szabo

5
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Atelier Mestrovic and Sastavci. For shopping fun, head to Image of War - War Photography Museum or Spicy Days . Change things up with these side-trips from Zagreb: Staro selo museum (in Kumrovec), Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan) (in Trakoscan) and Old Castle (Stari Grad) (in Varazdin). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Zagreb 80's Museum, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum in Zagreb, pause for some serene contemplation at Zagreb Orthodox Cathedral, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Recreational Sports Center Jarun.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Zagreb trip planning site.

You can drive from Osijek to Zagreb in 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Zagreb can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Rijeka.

Things to do in Zagreb

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Plitvice Lakes National Park, Staro selo museum, Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan), Marija Bistrica Church, Old Castle (Stari Grad)
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Atelier Mestrovic ©
Atelier Mestrovic
Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan) ©
Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan)
Old Castle (Stari Grad) ©
Old Castle (Stari Grad)

5
nights
Rijeka, Croatia

Rijeka ©
Rijeka is the principal seaport and the third-largest city in Croatia (after Zagreb and Split). You'll discover tucked-away gems like Trsat Castle and Church on San Marino Island. Get some historical perspective at Korzo and Shrine of Our Lady of Trsat. Explore Rijeka's surroundings by going to Medevja Beach (in Medveja) and Ethnographic Museum (in Moscenice). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Sablicevo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Stube Petra Kruzica, get engrossed in the history at The Governor's Palace, and see the interesting displays at St. Vitus Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Rijeka trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Zagreb to Rijeka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Zagreb in July, Rijeka is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Zadar.

Things to do in Rijeka

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Opatija, Medevja Beach, Church on San Marino Island, Ethnographic Museum
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 26:
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Trsat Castle ©
Trsat Castle
Korzo ©
Korzo
Church on San Marino Island ©
Church on San Marino Island

6
nights
Zadar, Croatia

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Popular historic sites such as Church of St. Donat and Cathedral of Saint Domnius are in your itinerary. Archaeological Museum Zadar and Museum of Ancient Glass will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Split (Old Split & Filigran Split) and Historic City of Trogir (in Trogir). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Narodni trg u Zadru, see the interesting displays at Museum of Illusions, make a trip to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), and choose your vessel at Boat Rentals.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Zadar online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Rijeka to Zadar in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Rijeka in July, Zadar is little chillier at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Banja Luka.

Things to do in Zadar

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Split, Historic City of Trogir
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Archaeological Museum Zadar ©
Archaeological Museum Zadar
Scuba & Snorkeling
Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat

3
nights
Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Banja Luka ©
Banja Luka, ) or Banjaluka is the largest city and the de facto capital of the Republika Srpska entity and second largest city in Bosnia and Herzegovina after the capital Sarajevo. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mariastern Abbey and Republika Srpska Art Gallery. Visiting National Park Kozara and Pliva Waterfall will get you outdoors. Step out of Banja Luka to go to Sanski-Most and see Hamzibegova Dzamija, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Etno Muzej Ljubacke Doline, explore the venue of Banski Dvor, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Banja Luka.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Banja Luka tour builder.

Traveling by car from Zadar to Banja Luka takes 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Banja Luka

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Pliva Waterfall, Hamzibegova Dzamija, National Park Kozara
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National Park Kozara ©
National Park Kozara
Pliva Waterfall ©
Pliva Waterfall
Mariastern Abbey ©
Mariastern Abbey

5
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque and Galerija 11/07/95. You'll discover tucked-away gems like War Childhood Museum and Old Sarajevo Clock Tower. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sarajevo: Museum Battle for the Wounded on Neretva River (in Jablanica) and ARK D-0: Tito's Nuclear Bunker (in Konjic). There's still lots to do: stroll around Vrelo Bosne, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Katedrala Sarajevo, steep yourself in history at Bascarsija, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sarajevo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Banja Luka to Sarajevo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Žabljak.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Sarajevo Canton, Museum Battle for the Wounded on Neretva River, ARK D-0: Tito's Nuclear Bunker
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Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque ©
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque
War Childhood Museum ©
War Childhood Museum
Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija

4
nights
Žabljak, Montenegro

Žabljak ©
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.
Get in touch with nature at Black Lake and Adventure Park Durmitor. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bobotov Kuk and Waterfall Rafting Centre. Explore Žabljak's surroundings by going to Plužine (Lake Piva & Piva Canyon) and The Cathedral Church of St Basil of Ostrog (in Nikšić). There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Đurđevića Tara Bridge, see human ingenuity at work at Mratinje Dam, appreciate the history behind Monument to the Heroes and Partizans of World War II, and have some family-friendly fun at Adventure Park Lovcen.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Žabljak trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Sarajevo to Žabljak in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pristina.

Things to do in Žabljak

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Plužine, Mratinje Dam, The Cathedral Church of St Basil of Ostrog
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Black Lake ©
Black Lake
Bobotov Kuk ©
Bobotov Kuk
Adventure Park Durmitor ©
Adventure Park Durmitor

3
nights
Pristina, Kosovo

Pristina ©
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.
Saint Demetrius Church and Medieval Monuments in Kosovo will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Ethnographic Museum (Muzeu Etnologjik) and Kosovo Museum. Explore Pristina's surroundings by going to Pec (Via Ferrata Ari & Sleeping beauty Cave) and Shar Mountain National Park (in Prizren). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Stacion - Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina and buy something for everyone on your list at ALBI Shopping Mall.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Pristina trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Žabljak to Pristina in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Skopje.

Things to do in Pristina

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Pec, Saint Demetrius Church, Medieval Monuments in Kosovo, Shar Mountain National Park
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Via Ferrata Ari ©
Via Ferrata Ari
Ethnographic Museum (Muzeu Etnologjik) ©
Ethnographic Museum (Muzeu Etnologjik)
Shar Mountain National Park ©
Shar Mountain National Park

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Church of St. Panteleimon and Arabati Baba Tekke. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mustafa Pasha Mosque and Archaeological Museum of Macedonia. Venture out of the city with trips to Stobi (in Palikura) and Xhamia E Larme (in Tetovo). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Holocaust Memorial Centre, do a tasting at Brzanov Winery, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Savior Church, and shop like a local with Old Bazaar, Skopje.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Skopje online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Pristina to Skopje takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in Skopje are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tirana.

Things to do in Skopje

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Tetovo, Stobi
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Church of St. Panteleimon ©
Church of St. Panteleimon
Mustafa Pasha Mosque ©
Mustafa Pasha Mosque
Stobi ©
Stobi

3
nights
Tirana, Albania

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Rozafa Castle and Marubi National Museum of Photography are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ethnographic Museum of Kruja and Ardenica Monastery. When in Tirana, make a side trip to see The Beach Bar in Durres, approximately Durres away. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at House of Leaves, learn more about the world around you at National Archaeological Museum, examine the collection at Bektashi World Center, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tirana journey builder tool.

You can drive from Skopje to Tirana in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Butrint.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Shkoder, The Beach Bar, Ethnographic Museum of Kruja, Ardenica Monastery
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Rozafa Castle ©
Rozafa Castle
Ethnographic Museum of Kruja ©
Ethnographic Museum of Kruja
Marubi National Museum of Photography ©
Marubi National Museum of Photography

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nights
Butrint, Albania

Butrint ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Butrint National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): explore the activities along Blue Eye.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Butrint online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Tirana to Butrint takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Tirana to Butrint, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tirana in August, Butrint is a bit warmer at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Butrint

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Blue Eye
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Butrint National Park ©
Butrint National Park
Blue Eye ©
Blue Eye

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