12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 day
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Belgrade, Serbia
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
4
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
5
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Podgorica, Montenegro
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
7
Tirana, Albania
— Few hours
Drive:  4 h
8
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
9
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
10
Bucharest, Romania
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
11
Chisinau, Moldova
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 30 min
12
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Fly + Shuttle:  4 h 45 min
End: Dubrovnik, Croatia

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day
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam online tour itinerary planner.

Dubrovnik, Croatia to Amsterdam is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Dubrovnik in April: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 56°F and lows are around 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

1
night
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the views from Charles Bridge, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Prague trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti

1
night
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sava Temple, then get curious at Nikola Tesla Museum, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally steep yourself in history at Kalemegdan.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Belgrade road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Belgrade takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. When traveling from Prague in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Belgrade, with highs around 65°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
Room Escape Games
St. Sava Temple ©
St. Sava Temple

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.
On the 13th (Mon), get the lay of the land with Walking tours and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sarajevo online trip maker.

Getting from Belgrade to Sarajevo by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque ©
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque

1
night
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.
On the 14th (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls, then make a trip to Pile Gate, then head off the coast to Lokrum Island, and finally take an in-depth tour of Rector's Palace.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Dubrovnik trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sarajevo to Dubrovnik takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Podgorica.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island
Rector's Palace ©
Rector's Palace

1
night
Podgorica, Montenegro

Podgorica is the capital and largest city of Montenegro. On the 15th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saborni Hram Hristovog Vaskrsenja and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Podgorica trip planner.

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Podgorica in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Podgorica

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Saborni Hram Hristovog Vaskrsenja ©
Saborni Hram Hristovog Vaskrsenja

few
hours
Tirana, Albania

Tirana
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tirana sightseeing planner.

Drive from Podgorica to Tirana in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Tirana can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. On the 15th (Wed), you'll travel to Skopje.

Things to do in Tirana

Nightlife Tours Parks

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.
On the 16th (Thu), take in the exciting artwork at Acanthus Gallery, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Matka, and then contemplate the long history of Old Bazaar, Skopje.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Skopje trip planner.

Drive from Tirana to Skopje in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Skopje can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Sofia.

Things to do in Skopje

Nature Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Lake Matka ©
Lake Matka
Old Bazaar, Skopje ©
Old Bazaar, Skopje
Acanthus Gallery ©
Acanthus Gallery

1
night
Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Boyana Church, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Sofia trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Skopje to Sofia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In April, daily temperatures in Sofia can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Room Escape Games
Boyana Church ©
Boyana Church

1
night
Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): admire the striking features of Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", then contemplate the long history of Stavropoleos Monastery, and then ponder the world of politics at Palace of Parliament.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bucharest holiday planner.

You can fly from Sofia to Bucharest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Bucharest sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Chisinau.

Things to do in Bucharest

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Stavropoleos Monastery ©
Stavropoleos Monastery
Muzeul National al Satului
Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti"
Palace of Parliament ©
Palace of Parliament

1
night
Chisinau, Moldova

Chisinau ©
Chișinău Etymology and namesThe origin of the city's name is unclear, but in one version, the name comes from the archaic Romanian word chișla (meaning "spring", "source of water") and nouă ("new"), because it was built around a small spring, at the corner of Pușkin and Albișoara streets.The other version, formulated by Ștefan Ciobanu, Romanian historian and academician, holds that the name was formed the same way as the name of Chișineu (alternative spelling: Chișinău) in Western Romania, near the border with Hungary. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): walk around Stefan cel Mare Park, then admire the landmark architecture of Triumphal Arch, then don't miss a visit to Stephen the Great Monument, and finally do a tasting at Cricova Winery.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Chisinau trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Bucharest to Chisinau takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, car, and train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Chisinau

Wineries Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cricova Winery
Highlights from your plan
Cricova Winery ©
Cricova Winery
Stephen the Great Monument ©
Stephen the Great Monument
Triumphal Arch ©
Triumphal Arch

1
night
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 20th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rome online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Chisinau to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chisinau to Rome. In April, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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