10 days in Europe Itinerary

10 days in Europe Itinerary

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10 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Bucharest, Romania
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Gracanica, Kosovo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Tirana, Albania
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Podgorica, Montenegro
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
6
Budva, Montenegro
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
7
Kotor, Montenegro
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
8
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
train:  2​h
9
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
10
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Bucharest, Romania


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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Jovan Kaneo.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Ohrid trip app .

Bucharest, Romania to Ohrid is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Bucharest to Ohrid, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Bucharest in May, plan for slightly colder days in Ohrid, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Skopje.

Things to do in Ohrid

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
St. Jovan Kaneo ©
St. Jovan Kaneo

1
night
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 11th (Mon): admire the architecture and history at Memorial House of Mother Teresa, explore the activities along Lake Matka, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Skopje trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Ohrid to Skopje in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Ohrid in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Skopje: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Gracanica.

Things to do in Skopje

Nature Parks Spas
Highlights from your plan
Lake Matka ©
Lake Matka
Memorial House of Mother Teresa ©
Memorial House of Mother Teresa
Spas & Wellness

1
night
Gracanica, Kosovo

Gracanica ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Medieval Monuments in Kosovo, don't miss a visit to Gracanica Monastery, and then explore the ancient world of Ulpiana.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Gracanica tour itinerary planning site .

Getting from Skopje to Gracanica by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tirana.

Things to do in Gracanica

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Medieval Monuments in Kosovo
Highlights from your plan
Ulpiana ©
Ulpiana
Gracanica Monastery ©
Gracanica Monastery

1
night
Tirana, Albania

Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Muzeu Historik Kombetar and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tirana trip app .

You can drive from Gracanica to Tirana in 3.5 hours. May in Tirana sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Podgorica.

Things to do in Tirana

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar

1
night
Podgorica, Montenegro

Podgorica ©
Podgorica is the capital and largest city of Montenegro. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): explore the activities along Lake Skadar and then contemplate the waterfront views at Moraca River.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Podgorica tour planner.

Getting from Tirana to Podgorica by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Budva.

Things to do in Podgorica

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Moraca River ©
Moraca River
Lake Skadar ©
Lake Skadar

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Budva, Montenegro

Budva ©
Montenegro's top tourist destination, Budva draws big crowds with its pulsating nightlife and sun-kissed beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Citadel.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Budva journey builder site .

Traveling by bus from Podgorica to Budva takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. In May, daytime highs in Budva are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Budva

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Citadel ©
Citadel

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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 15th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, explore the activities along Bay of Kotor, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Tryphon Cathedral.

Plan trip to Kotor with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Kotor is just a stone's throw from Budva. May in Kotor sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Mostar.

Things to do in Kotor

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela
Highlights from your plan
Bay of Kotor ©
Bay of Kotor
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela ©
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela
St. Tryphon Cathedral ©
St. Tryphon Cathedral

1
night
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Museum of War and Genocide Victims 1992-1995, then view the masterpieces at War Photo Exhibition, and then snap pictures at Old Bridge (Stari Most).

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Mostar trip maker .

You can drive from Kotor to Mostar in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Mostar

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Old Bridge (Stari Most) ©
Old Bridge (Stari Most)

1
night
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Sarajevo War Tunnel, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then examine the collection at War Childhood Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Galerija 11/07/95.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sarajevo vacation builder .

Getting from Mostar to Sarajevo by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
War Childhood Museum ©
War Childhood Museum
Sarajevo War Tunnel ©
Sarajevo War Tunnel

2
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
On the 18th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally don't miss a visit to Hippodrome (At Meydani). On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, admire the landmark architecture of Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam, then steep yourself in history at Galata Tower, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church).

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Istanbul trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Sarajevo to Istanbul in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sarajevo to Istanbul is 2 hours. May in Istanbul sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Baths
Highlights from your plan
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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