13 days in Europe Itinerary

13 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Izmir, Turkey
Fly:  1 h 30 min
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Istanbul, Turkey
— Few hours
Fly + Shuttle:  4 h
2
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
3
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— Few hours
Train:  2 h
4
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
bus:  6 h 30 min
5
Podgorica, Montenegro
— Few hours
Bus:  2 h
6
Budva, Montenegro
— 2 nights
bus:  5 h 30 min
7
Tirana, Albania
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h 30 min
8
Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia
— 2 nights
Bus:  3 h
9
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 2 nights
Bus:  5 h 45 min
10
Belgrade, Serbia
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Istanbul, Turkey

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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.
To find out how to plan a trip to Istanbul, use our trip itinerary maker.

Izmir to Istanbul is an approximately 2.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Izmir in September, Istanbul is warmer at night with lows of 26°C. You will leave for Sarajevo on the 6th (Wed).

Things to do in Istanbul

Tours Nightlife Shopping

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night
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.
You've added W Market Epicerie Fine, Pijaca Markale, Muzej Sarajevo 1878-1918, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): make a trip to Sarajevo War Tunnel, look for gifts at W Market Epicerie Fine, examine the collection at Muzej Sarajevo 1878-1918, shop like a local with Pijaca Markale, then take an in-depth tour of History Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and finally browse the different shops at Sarajevo City Center.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sarajevo online trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Istanbul to Sarajevo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Turkey Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Istanbul in September, expect colder with lows of 11°C in Sarajevo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can take a train to Mostar.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Pijaca Markale ©
Pijaca Markale
History Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina ©
History Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Muzej Sarajevo 1878-1918 ©
Muzej Sarajevo 1878-1918

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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Old Bazar Kujundziluk has been added to your itinerary. On the 7th (Thu), browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Bazar Kujundziluk and then snap pictures at Old Bridge (Stari Most).

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Mostar online vacation planner.

You can take a train from Sarajevo to Mostar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sarajevo in September, expect Mostar to be somewhat warmer, temps between 31°C and 15°C. On the 7th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Mostar

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

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night
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Serbian Orthodox Cathedral as well as Zlatna Ribica. On the 7th (Thu), get a taste of local nightlife at Zlatna Ribica and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Serbian Orthodox Cathedral.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sarajevo travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Mostar to Sarajevo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mostar in September, expect Sarajevo to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Podgorica.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Nightlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Zlatna Ribica ©
Zlatna Ribica
Serbian Orthodox Cathedral ©
Serbian Orthodox Cathedral

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Podgorica, Montenegro

Podgorica ©
Podgorica is the capital and largest city of Montenegro. On the 8th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Saborni Hram Hristovog Vaskrsenja.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Podgorica road trip app.

Drive from Sarajevo to Podgorica in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can catch the bus to Budva.

Things to do in Podgorica

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Saborni Hram Hristovog Vaskrsenja ©
Saborni Hram Hristovog Vaskrsenja

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Budva, Montenegro

Budva ©
Montenegro's top tourist destination, Budva draws big crowds with its pulsating nightlife and sun-kissed beaches.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Miki Travel, Milocher Park and Altstadt (Old Town) Budva. On the 8th (Fri), examine the collection at The Monastery of Saint Peter (Sveti Petar Cetinjski).

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Budva journey maker tool.

Traveling by bus from Podgorica to Budva takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tirana.

Things to do in Budva

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kotor, Perast, The Monastery of Saint Peter (Sveti Petar Cetinjski), Milocher Park
Highlights from your plan
Altstadt (Old Town) Budva ©
Altstadt (Old Town) Budva
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela ©
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela
St. Nikola Church ©
St. Nikola Church

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nights
Tirana, Albania

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cobo Winery, The General's Beach and National Gallery of Art. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): make a trip to Skanderbeg Square, then learn about winemaking at Cobo Winery, then get engrossed in the history at Muzeu Historik Kombetar, and finally examine the collection at Ethnographic Museum of Kruja. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at The General's Beach, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, step into the grandiose world of Petrela Castle, then explore the wide array of goods at Coin, and finally stop by City park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tirana trip planner.

Getting from Budva to Tirana by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In September in Tirana, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can catch the shuttle to Ohrid.

Things to do in Tirana

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Spille Beach, Petrela Castle, Cobo Winery, City park, The General's Beach
Highlights from your plan
The General's Beach ©
The General's Beach
Petrela Castle ©
Petrela Castle
Spille Beach ©
Spille Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Mary Perybleptos, don't miss a visit to River Drim, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Jovan Kaneo. On the next day, stop by Knigovez Workshop & Gift Shop, stop by Anastas Dudan, examine the collection at National Workshop For Handmade Paper, then view the masterpieces at Icon Gallery-Ohrid, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally steep yourself in history at Monastery Saint Naum.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ohrid online day trip planner.

You can take a shuttle from Tirana to Ohrid in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Tirana in September; daily highs in Ohrid reach 28°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Skopje.

Things to do in Ohrid

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

River Drim
Highlights from your plan
St. Jovan Kaneo ©
St. Jovan Kaneo
Monastery Saint Naum ©
Monastery Saint Naum
Lake Ohrid ©
Lake Ohrid

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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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Wine Tours & Tastings as well as Skopje Bar Crawl. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): join in the after-dark buzz at Skopje Bar Crawl, see the interesting displays at Museum of Macedonian Struggle, then take in the views from The Stone Bridge, and finally awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Skopje journey site.

Traveling by car from Ohrid to Skopje takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Skopje

Tours Historic Sites Nightlife

Side Trip

Xhamia E Larme
Highlights from your plan
Skopje Bar Crawl ©
Skopje Bar Crawl
Xhamia E Larme ©
Xhamia E Larme
Mustafa Pasha Mosque ©
Mustafa Pasha Mosque

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nights
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Museum of Aviation, Belgrade at Night, St. Sava Temple, and other attractions. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Ada Ciganlija, engage your brain at Nikola Tesla Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Petka's Chapel, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ružica, then steep yourself in history at The National Assembly, and finally examine the collection at Museum of Aviation.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Belgrade trip website.

Traveling by flight from Skopje to Belgrade takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites Museums Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Ada Ciganlija ©
Ada Ciganlija
St. Sava Temple ©
St. Sava Temple
Nikola Tesla Museum ©
Nikola Tesla Museum

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