16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Bus + Fly:  10 h
1
Belgrade, Serbia
— Few hours
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 3 nights
Shuttle:  1 h
3
Tetovo, Republic of North Macedonia
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia
— 1 night
Shuttle:  2 h
5
Tirana, Albania
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Berat, Albania
— Few hours
Drive:  4 h 30 min
7
Podgorica, Montenegro
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Shkoder, Albania
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
9
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— Few hours
Train:  2 h
10
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
11
Belgrade, Serbia
— Few hours
Fly + Bus:  10 h
End: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Belgrade travel route site.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Belgrade is an approximately 10- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Abu Dhabi to Belgrade is minus 3 hours. In May, Belgrade is colder than Abu Dhabi - with highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C. On the 20th (Wed), you're off to Skopje.

Things to do in Belgrade

Tours Nightlife Historic Sites

3
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 Church of St. Clement of Ohrid. Museum-lovers will appreciate Macedonian Village Resort Ethnological Museum and Macedonian Museum of Natural History. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Church of St. Panteleimon and Mustafa Pasha Mosque. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Kale, get a taste of the local shopping with Old Bazaar, Skopje, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Dimitrija, and admire the architecture and history at Memorial House of Mother Teresa.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Skopje travel route builder site.

You can fly from Belgrade to Skopje in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Skopje are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to catch the shuttle to Tetovo.

Things to do in Skopje

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Macedonian Village Resort Ethnological Museum
Highlights from your plan
Mustafa Pasha Mosque ©
Mustafa Pasha Mosque
Church of St. Panteleimon ©
Church of St. Panteleimon
Church of St. Clement of Ohrid ©
Church of St. Clement of Ohrid

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Tetovo, Republic of North Macedonia

Tetovo ©
Tetovo is a city in the northwestern part of Macedonia, built on the foothills of Šar Mountain and divided by the Pena River. On the 23rd (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Xhamia E Larme.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tetovo online trip builder.

Take a shuttle from Skopje to Tetovo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Tetovo are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ohrid.

Things to do in Tetovo

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Xhamia E Larme ©
Xhamia E Larme

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery Saint Naum and then don't miss a visit to Halveti Hayati Tekke.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ohrid online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tetovo to Ohrid takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Tetovo, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Ohrid, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow time for the shuttle ride to Tirana.

Things to do in Ohrid

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Monastery Saint Naum ©
Monastery Saint Naum
Halveti Hayati Tekke ©
Halveti Hayati Tekke

3
nights
Tirana, Albania

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
You'll explore and learn at BunkArt 2 and Ethnographic Museum of Kruja. Get some historical perspective at Kruja Castle and Et`hem Bey Mosque. There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Skanderbeg Statue and don't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tirana day trip website.

You can take a shuttle from Ohrid to Tirana in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ohrid in May, you will find days in Tirana are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). You'll set off for Berat on the 27th (Wed).

Things to do in Tirana

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kruje
Highlights from your plan
Et`hem Bey Mosque ©
Et`hem Bey Mosque
Kruja Castle ©
Kruja Castle
BunkArt 2 ©
BunkArt 2

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Berat, Albania

Berat
A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
For other places to visit and tourist information, use the Berat trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Tirana to Berat by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. You'll set off for Podgorica on the 27th (Wed).

Things to do in Berat

Nature Parks Historic Sites

3
nights
Podgorica, Montenegro

Podgorica ©
Podgorica is the capital and largest city of Montenegro. Visit Ostrog Monastery and Saborni Hram Hristovog Vaskrsenja for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Moraca River and Lake Skadar. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Podgorica: Virpazar (Fortress Besac, Virpazar-old-bridge, &more).

For maps and tourist information, refer to the Podgorica trip website.

You can drive from Berat to Podgorica in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. On the 31st (Sun), you're off to Shkoder.

Things to do in Podgorica

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Virpazar, Ostrog Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Lake Skadar ©
Lake Skadar
Saborni Hram Hristovog Vaskrsenja ©
Saborni Hram Hristovog Vaskrsenja
Ostrog Monastery ©
Ostrog Monastery

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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.
To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Shkoder driving holiday planner.

Getting from Podgorica to Shkoder by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. On the 1st (Mon), you're off to Mostar.

Things to do in Shkoder

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

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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 1st (Mon): contemplate the long history of Sniper Tower, take in the exciting artwork at Art Studio Pandur, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque, then get engrossed in the history at Bosnaseum, and finally make a trip to Biscevica Kuca (Biscevic House).

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Mostar trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Shkoder to Mostar in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Shkoder in June, Mostar is a bit cooler at night with lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Mostar

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque ©
Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque
Sniper Tower ©
Sniper Tower
Biscevica Kuca (Biscevic House) ©
Biscevica Kuca (Biscevic House)

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nights
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.
On the 2nd (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Katedrala Sarajevo, explore the world behind art at Galerija 11/07/95, contemplate the long history of Gazi Husrev Begova Medresa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ferhadija Mosque, then examine the collection at War Childhood Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel in Sarajevo. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Despic House, steep yourself in history at Old Sarajevo Clock Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, and finally contemplate the long history of Vijećnica.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Sarajevo trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by train from Mostar to Sarajevo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
War Childhood Museum ©
War Childhood Museum
Galerija 11/07/95 ©
Galerija 11/07/95

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hours
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade
For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Belgrade road trip planner.

Fly from Sarajevo to Belgrade in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll set off for home on the 3rd (Wed).

Things to do in Belgrade

Tours Nightlife Historic Sites

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