16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
2
Podgorica, Montenegro
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Tirana, Albania
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Belgrade, Serbia
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
6
Bucharest, Romania
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: London, United Kingdom

2
nights
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.
Go for a jaunt from Sarajevo to Mostar to see Jablanicas Lake about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take an in-depth tour of War Childhood Museum, steep yourself in history at Bascarsija, and make a trip to Sarajevo Olympic Bobsleigh and Luge Track.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Sarajevo trip itinerary maker.

London, UK to Sarajevo is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Sarajevo due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Podgorica.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Parks Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jablanicas Lake, Vrelo Bosne
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Walking tours
Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija
Sarajevo War Tunnel ©
Sarajevo War Tunnel

2
nights
Podgorica, Montenegro

Podgorica is the capital and largest city of Montenegro. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then don't miss a visit to Njegos Mausoleum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ostrog Monastery. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Church Of Saint John, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dajbabe Monastery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George's Church, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Moraca River.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Podgorica day trip website .

You can drive from Sarajevo to Podgorica in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Podgorica

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Njegos Mausoleum, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Church Of Saint John, Ostrog Monastery
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Ostrog Monastery ©
Ostrog Monastery
Moraca River ©
Moraca River

2
nights
Tirana, Albania

Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): learn about all things military at Bunk'Art 1, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then get engrossed in the history at Muzeu Historik Kombetar, and finally make a trip to Skanderbeg Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): kick back and relax at The Beach Bar and then take in the awesome beauty at Dajti.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Tirana trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Podgorica to Tirana takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Tirana sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Skopje.

Things to do in Tirana

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

The Beach Bar, Dajti
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Dajti ©
Dajti
Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar

2
nights
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia

A melting pot of cultures from Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Yugoslavian rule, Skopje serves as the nation's eclectic capital.
Change things up with a short trip to Xhamia E Larme in Tetovo (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at The Stone Bridge, get to know the fascinating history of Macedonia Square, explore the stunning scenery at Matka Canyon, and see the interesting displays at Archaeological Museum of Macedonia.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Skopje trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Tirana to Skopje takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Skopje, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Belgrade.

Things to do in Skopje

Tours Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Xhamia E Larme
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Lake Matka ©
Lake Matka
The Stone Bridge ©
The Stone Bridge

2
nights
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
On the 2nd (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Crkva Svetog Marka, walk around Tasmajdan Park, make a trip to Skadarlija, then visit Knez Mihailova, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save), and finally get curious at Nikola Tesla Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Podrum Probus, don't miss a visit to Zemunski kej, learn about all things military at Military Museum, then contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Petka's Chapel, and finally get your game on at OldTown Archery Belgrade.

For more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Belgrade itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Skopje to Belgrade takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In June in Belgrade, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Belgrade

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Podrum Probus
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Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
Walking tours
St. Sava Temple ©
St. Sava Temple

3
nights
Bucharest, Romania

The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
When in Bucharest, make a side trip to see Mogosoaia Palace in Mogosoaia, approximately Mogosoaia away. And it doesn't end there: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, see the interesting displays at Ceausescu Mansion, stroll around Parcul Alexandru Ioan Cuza, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Bucharest trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Belgrade to Bucharest takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Belgrade to Bucharest is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bucharest

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Mogosoaia Palace
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Stavropoleos Monastery ©
Stavropoleos Monastery

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