16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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1
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 1 night
2
Thessaloniki, Greece
— 1 night
3
Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia
— 1 night
4
Shkoder, Albania
— 1 night
5
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
6
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
7
Belgrade, Serbia
— 1 night
8
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
9
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
10
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights

1
night
Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
On the 2nd (Fri), pause for some photo ops at Saint Sofia Monument, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Sofia Church, admire the striking features of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Temple Sveti Nikolay, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Church St. George Rotunda, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Ancient Orthodox Church Saint Parascheva - the Old "St. Petka".

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sofia travel itinerary planner.

Mumbai, India to Sofia is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Mumbai to Sofia, you'll gain 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, Sofia is cooler than Mumbai - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Church St. George Rotunda ©
Church St. George Rotunda
Temple Sveti Nikolay ©
Temple Sveti Nikolay

1
night
Thessaloniki, Greece

Thessaloniki ©
A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
On the 3rd (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, pause for some photo ops at Monument of Alexander The Great, thendon't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square, thensteep yourself in history at Arch of Galerius, and finally contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Thessaloniki online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sofia to Thessaloniki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sofia in October, with highs in Thessaloniki at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Ohrid.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Aristotelous Square ©
Aristotelous Square

1
night
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.
On the 4th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Sophia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Jovan Kaneo, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ohrid.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ohrid online route planner.

You can drive from Thessaloniki to Ohrid in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Thessaloniki to Ohrid due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Thessaloniki in October, with highs in Ohrid at °C and lows at °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Shkoder.

Things to do in Ohrid

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lake Ohrid ©
Lake Ohrid
St. Jovan Kaneo ©
St. Jovan Kaneo
Saint Sophia ©
Saint Sophia

1
night
Shkoder, Albania

Shkoder ©
Its geographic location has made Shkoder, one of Europe's oldest cities, an important cultural and economic center of the Balkans over the years.
On the 5th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Former Palace of King Nikola I, explore the activities along Shkodra Lake, thenexplore the historical opulence of Rozafa Castle, and finally examine the collection at Marubi National Museum of Photography.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Shkoder trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ohrid to Shkoder takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ohrid in October: high temperatures in Shkoder hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Mostar.

Things to do in Shkoder

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Rozafa Castle ©
Rozafa Castle
Shkodra Lake ©
Shkodra Lake
Marubi National Museum of Photography ©
Marubi National Museum of Photography

1
night
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): hunt for treasures at Old Bazar Kujundziluk, snap pictures at Old Bridge (Stari Most), thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque, thendon't miss a visit to Mehmed Karadoz Moschee, and finally get engrossed in the history at Bosnaseum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Mostar trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Shkoder to Mostar takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Mostar, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Mostar

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Old Bridge (Stari Most) ©
Old Bridge (Stari Most)
Mehmed Karadoz Moschee
Mehmed Karadoz Moschee
Bosnaseum ©
Bosnaseum

1
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): make a trip to Sarajevo War Tunnel, steep yourself in history at Bascarsija, get engrossed in the history at Galerija 11/07/95, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, and finally don't miss a visit to Vijećnica.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sarajevo trip planning site.

You can drive from Mostar to Sarajevo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, Sarajevo is little chillier than Mostar - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija
Sarajevo War Tunnel ©
Sarajevo War Tunnel
Galerija 11/07/95 ©
Galerija 11/07/95

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.
On the 8th (Thu), engage your brain at Nikola Tesla Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sava Temple, wander the streets of Knez Mihailova, thencontemplate the long history of Kalemegdan, and finally take a stroll through Skadarlija.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Belgrade visit planner.

Fly from Sarajevo to Belgrade in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. In October in Belgrade, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Belgrade

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Skadarlija ©
Skadarlija
Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
St. Sava Temple ©
St. Sava Temple

2
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz, thenexplore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, thenadmire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of St. Virgil. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Schonbrunner Gardens, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo, thensee the interesting displays at The Hofburg, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Vienna visit app.

Fly from Belgrade to Vienna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. While traveling from Belgrade, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Vienna, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Split.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

2
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Split is known for historic sites, wildlife, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Palazzo di Diocleziano, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, pause for some photo ops at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and wander the streets of Riva Harbor.

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

Getting from Vienna to Split by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Vienna in October, with highs in Split at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Galerija Mestrovic ©
Galerija Mestrovic

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Agios Eleftherios Church, visit Plaka, thenmake a trip to Plateia Syntagmatos, and finally admire the striking features of Syntagma Station. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, thenpause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, thenappreciate the history behind Erechtheion, and finally explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Athens trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Split to Athens takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Split to Athens is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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