8 days in Europe Itinerary

8 days in Europe Itinerary

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8 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Kiev, Ukraine
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  4 h 45 min
1
Budva, Montenegro
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h
2
Podgorica, Montenegro
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Tirana, Albania
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Pristina, Kosovo
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Kiev, Ukraine

2
nights
Budva, Montenegro

Budva
Montenegro's top tourist destination, Budva draws big crowds with its pulsating nightlife and sun-kissed beaches.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Budva: Drinking fountain Karacha (in Herceg-Novi), Kotor (Bay of Kotor, Stari Grad Kotor, &more) and Perast (R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela & Crkva Gospe od Skrpjela). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Altstadt (Old Town) Budva and pause for some photo ops at Statua Ballerina.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Budva trip itinerary site.

Kiev, Ukraine to Budva is an approximately 5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Kiev, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Budva, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Podgorica.

Things to do in Budva

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Kotor, Perast, Drinking fountain Karacha
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Bay of Kotor
Bay of Kotor
Stari Grad Kotor ©
Stari Grad Kotor
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela ©
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela

1
night
Podgorica, Montenegro

Podgorica ©
Podgorica is the capital and largest city of Montenegro. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Skadar, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dajbabe Monastery, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Moraca River.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Podgorica trip planning website.

You can take a bus from Budva to Podgorica in an hour. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Podgorica

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Lake Skadar ©
Lake Skadar
Moraca River ©
Moraca River
Dajbabe Monastery ©
Dajbabe Monastery

1
night
Tirana, Albania

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
On the 5th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Et`hem Bey Mosque, take an in-depth tour of Muzeu Historik Kombetar, learn about all things military at Bunk'Art 1, then brush up on your military savvy at BunkArt 2, and finally don't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Tirana trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Podgorica to Tirana takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Tirana are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Pristina.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums Historic Sites
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Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar
Skanderbeg Square ©
Skanderbeg Square
Bunk'Art 1 ©
Bunk'Art 1

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): get your bearings at Pristina National Library, contemplate the long history of Medieval Monuments in Kosovo, pause for some serene contemplation at Katedrale Nënë Tereza, then appreciate the history behind Newborn Monument, then get engrossed in the history at Ethnographic Museum (Muzeu Etnologjik), and finally stroll around Germia Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Pristina sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Tirana to Pristina in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Skopje.

Things to do in Pristina

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Medieval Monuments in Kosovo
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Katedrale Nënë Tereza ©
Katedrale Nënë Tereza
Germia Park ©
Germia Park
Newborn Monument ©
Newborn Monument

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take a stroll through Old Bazaar, Skopje, explore the activities along Lake Matka, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Memorial House of Mother Teresa. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Macedonia Square and then snap pictures at The Stone Bridge.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Skopje travel planner.

You can drive from Pristina to Skopje in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In April, daytime highs in Skopje are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Skopje

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Lake Matka ©
Lake Matka
Old Bazaar, Skopje ©
Old Bazaar, Skopje
The Stone Bridge ©
The Stone Bridge

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