50 days in Europe Itinerary

50 days in Europe Itinerary

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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
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Kalambaka, Greece
— 3 nights
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Thessaloniki, Greece
— 4 nights
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Paphos, Cyprus
— 4 nights
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Ayia Napa, Cyprus
— 4 nights
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Nicosia, Cyprus
— 4 nights
Drive to Ercan International Airport, Fly to Tirana
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Tirana, Albania
— 4 nights
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Prizren, Kosovo
— 3 nights
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Ulcinj, Montenegro
— 3 nights
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Bar, Montenegro
— 3 nights
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Pristina, Kosovo
— 1 night
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Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 1 night
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Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia
— 3 nights
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Gjirokaster, Albania
— 2 nights
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Dhermi, Albania
— 3 nights
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Theth, Albania
— 2 nights
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Pristina, Kosovo
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Athens, Greece — 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Theater of Dionysus and then stop by Plaka. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Philopappos Hill, then kick back and relax at Asteras Glyfada Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Glyfada Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Athens sightseeing planner.

Sydney, Australia to Athens is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Athens is minus 8 hours. While traveling from Sydney, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Athens, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kalambaka.
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Kalambaka, Greece — 3 nights

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Meteora and Truffle Hunting. Discover out-of-the-way places like Varlaam Monastery and Monastery of Agiou Nikolaou, Metsovo. Change things up with these side-trips from Kalambaka: Averofeios Garden (in Metsovo) and Porta Panagia (in Pyli). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), see the interesting displays at Hellenic Culture Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Byzantine Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Ethereal.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Kalambaka using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Athens to Kalambaka takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Kalambaka when traveling from Athens in June, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Thessaloniki.
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Thessaloniki, Greece — 4 nights

Mother of Israel

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki and Museum of Byzantine Culture. You'll get in some beach time at Kalogria Beach and Koviou Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Thessaloniki side-trips: Spathies Beach (in Nikitis) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Neos Marmaras). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hagios Demetrios, examine the collection at Thessaloniki Cinema Museum, delve into the distant past at Rotunda, and enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Thessaloniki planning website.

Traveling by car from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kalambaka in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Thessaloniki, with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Paphos.
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Paphos, Cyprus — 4 nights

The legendary birthplace of the Greek goddess Aphrodite and the capital of western Cyprus, the city of Paphos showcases an abundance of archaeological, architectural, and historical sites.
Visiting Kourion Beach and Petrides Rentals will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kourion and Paphos Harbour Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paphos: Latchi (Aphrodite's Beach & Latchi Beach), Caledonia Waterfalls (in Platres) and Lania Village (in Lania). Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Avakas Gorge, delve into the distant past at Kato Paphos Archaeological Park, fulfill a lifelong dream with ABC Dive Club, and take a memorable excursion with Paphos Wine Tours.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Paphos trip builder tool.

Fly from Thessaloniki to Paphos in 5.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Paphos can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ayia Napa.
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Ayia Napa, Cyprus — 4 nights

Though Ayia Napa boasts archaeological sites and the largest water park in Europe, the city is best known as a party hub.
You'll get in some beach time at Konnos Bay and Ayia Thekla Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pantachou Beach and Trinity Beach. There's still lots to do: stroll through Nissi Beach, kick back and relax at Vryssi Beach, get outside with Protaras Coastal Promenade, and take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Greco.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ayia Napa planning tool.

Drive from Paphos to Ayia Napa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nicosia.
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Nicosia, Cyprus — 4 nights

the last divided capital

Experience a combination of traditional and modern Cyprus, including archaeological sites encircled by ancient walls, in the country's capital, Nicosia.
Saint Hilarion Castle and Buyuk Han are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Organic Olive Farm - Terra Oliva. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nicosia: Kyrenia (St Andrew's Church & Escape Beach Club), Kato Drys Bee & Embroidery Museum (in Kato Dhrys) and Pano Lefkara (Church of the holy cross & Museum of Traditional Embroidery and Silversmith). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of The Cyprus Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St Kyprianos and Youstina, explore the world behind art at Archbishop Makarios III Cultural Foundation, and see the interesting displays at Ethnological Museum House of Hadjigeorgakis Kornesios.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Nicosia online travel route planner.

Getting from Ayia Napa to Nicosia by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June in Nicosia, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tirana.
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Tirana, Albania — 4 nights

Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Escape the urban bustle at 1001 Albanian Adventures and The Beach Bar. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Berat Castle and Durres Amphitheatre. Change things up with these side-trips from Tirana: Preza Castle (in Fushe Preze), Ethnographic Museum of Kruja (in Kruje) and Holy Trinity Church (in Berat). There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, get to know the fascinating history of Rruga Murat Toptani, see the interesting displays at Bektashi World Center, and take an in-depth tour of Muzeu Historik Kombetar.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Tirana trip itinerary app.

Explore your travel options from Nicosia to Tirana with the Route module. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nicosia to Tirana due to the time zone difference. In June, Tirana is little chillier than Nicosia - with highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Prizren.
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Prizren, Kosovo — 3 nights

Kosovo's Cultural Capital

Kosovo's second city, Prizren sits on the slopes of the rugged Sar Mountain, a region bordered by both Albania and the Republic of Macedonia.
Get a sense of the local culture at Visoki Decani Monastery and Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Shar Mountain National Park and Emin Pasa Camii (Emin Pasha Mosque). Change things up with a short trip to Rugova Mountains in Pec (about 1h 50 min away). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sinan Pasha Mosque, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum, learn more about the world around you at Marash Park, and explore the ancient world of Mahmet Pasha Hamam.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Prizren trip planning website.

You can drive from Tirana to Prizren in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Ulcinj.
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Ulcinj, Montenegro — 3 nights

While on vacation in Ulcinj, you'll be able to experience two distinct cultures without having to put one foot out of Montenegro.
Get some cultural insight at Ulcinj Museum of Archaeology, Ethnology and Local History and Ulcinj Old Town. Take a break from the city and head to Small Beach and Valdanos Beach. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Zenska plaza, explore the activities along Bojana River, stroll through Long Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas' Church.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Ulcinj online attractions planner.

You can drive from Prizren to Ulcinj in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bar.
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Bar, Montenegro — 3 nights

Thanks to its industrial area and busy port, Bar remains off radar for most casual tourists.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Crvena Glavica Beach and Lučica Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Veliki Pijesak Beach and Petrovac Beach. The adventure continues: stroll through Bar Beach, make a trip to Old Olive Tree, admire the landmark architecture of Church Of Saint John, and enjoy the sand and surf at Sutomore Beach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Bar trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Ulcinj to Bar in an hour. In July in Bar, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Pristina.
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Pristina, Kosovo — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Newborn Monument, stroll the grounds of Tomb of Sultan Murat, pause for some serene contemplation at Katedrale Nënë Tereza, Head underground at Marble Cave - Gadime Cave, then contemplate the long history of Medieval Monuments in Kosovo, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Ulpiana.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Pristina trip planner.

Drive from Bar to Pristina in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Skopje.
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Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia — 1 night

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 11th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Holocaust Memorial Centre.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Skopje trip builder tool.

Drive from Pristina to Skopje in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daytime highs in Skopje are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Tue) before leaving for Ohrid.
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Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia — 3 nights

Jerusalem of the Balkans

Located on Lake Ohrid, the town of Ohrid earned the nickname Jerusalem of the Balkans because it was once home to 365 churches.
Lake Ohrid and Saint Nikola Gerakomija are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Vevchani Springs. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Monastery Saint Naum, examine the collection at National Workshop For Handmade Paper, make a trip to Halveti Hayati Tekke, and get a taste of the local shopping with Icon Gallery-Ohrid.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ohrid sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by car from Skopje to Ohrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Skopje, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Ohrid, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Gjirokaster.
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Gjirokaster, Albania — 2 nights

City of Stone

Along with the central Albanian town of Berat, Gjirokastra serves as a striking World Heritage Site known for its Ottoman architecture.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gjirokaster and Kisha e Labovës së Kryqit. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Blue Eye and Gjirokastra Bazaar. Change things up with a short trip to Guri i Qytetit in Permet (about 1h 10 min away). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Ethnographic Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gjirokaster Mosque, and contemplate the long history of The Cold War Tunnel.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Gjirokaster vacation planning site.

Traveling by car from Ohrid to Gjirokaster takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Ohrid in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Gjirokaster: highs are around 38°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Dhermi.
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Dhermi, Albania — 3 nights

Discover out-of-the-way places like Dhermi Beach and Gjipe Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Palase Beach and Filikuri Beach. Step out of Dhermi to go to Llogara National Park and see Llogara National Park, which is approximately 30 minutes away.

Before you visit Dhermi, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Gjirokaster to Dhermi takes 3 hours. July in Dhermi sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Theth.
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Theth, Albania — 2 nights

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Theth journey tool.

You can drive from Dhermi to Theth in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, train, and taxi; or do a combination of car, train, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Pristina.
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Pristina, Kosovo

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Pristina trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Theth to Pristina in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 22nd (Fri), you're off to home.
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Thessaly travel guide

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Home to the tallest mountain in Greece, the region of Thessaly boasts two well-developed ski resorts. Vastly different from other parts of the country that draw tourists with their beaches and ancient ruins, Thessaly offers diverse landscapes that include vast plains, deep lakes, and soaring mountain peaks. The Sporades islands complete the Thessalian landscape, providing vacationers with access to sun-drenched coastlines and tiny settlements preserving an age-old way of life long lost on the mainland. To see one of the world's largest and oldest monastic complexes, add the town of Kalambaka to your itinerary.
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