16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf, Germany
train:  30​min
1
Cologne, Germany
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Bled, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
5
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Kotor, Montenegro
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Ulcinj, Montenegro
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Podgorica, Montenegro
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
10
Tirana, Albania
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
11
Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
12
Bucharest, Romania
— 1 night
Drive:  20​h 15​min
End: Dusseldorf, Germany

1
day
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take in the views from Hohenzollern Bridge, then don't miss a visit to Kolner Dom, and then explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cologne online itinerary planner .

Dusseldorf to Cologne is an approximately half hour train ride. You can also take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kolner Dom ©
Kolner Dom
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig
Hohenzollern Bridge ©
Hohenzollern Bridge

1
night
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 16th (Fri), examine the collection at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), then admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, then take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg, and finally explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Salzburg itinerary planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Cologne to Salzburg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bled.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral

1
night
Bled, Slovenia

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
On the 17th (Sat), get great views at Mala Osojnica, then trek along Vintgar Gorge, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

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Drive from Salzburg to Bled in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Bled, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge
Mala Osojnica ©
Mala Osojnica

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.
On the 18th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's on the Bank (Maria Am Gestade), then take a stroll through Historic Center of Vienna, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral. On the next day, take in the awesome beauty at Kahlenberg, then head outdoors with Donauinsel, and then see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg).

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Vienna trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Bled to Vienna by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Historic Center of Vienna
Historic Center of Vienna
Imperial Palace (Hofburg) ©
Imperial Palace (Hofburg)

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 20th (Tue): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sarajevska Pivara, take a stroll through Ferhadija Pedestrian Street, see the interesting displays at Galerija 11/07/95, then contemplate the long history of Bascarsija, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque.

For maps and more tourist information, go to the Sarajevo online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Sarajevo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque ©
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque
Galerija 11/07/95 ©
Galerija 11/07/95

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): wander the streets of Old Town, admire the landmark architecture of Franjevacki Crkva Male Brace, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Walls of Dubrovnik.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Dubrovnik day trip planner .

You can drive from Sarajevo to Dubrovnik in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Dubrovnik when traveling from Sarajevo in August, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Franjevacki Crkva Male Brace ©
Franjevacki Crkva Male Brace

2
nights
Kotor, Montenegro

Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, explore the historical opulence of Kotor’s Castle Of San Giovanni, then contemplate the long history of Stari Grad Kotor, and finally examine the collection at Cats Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Namfleg, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nikola Church, pause for some serene contemplation at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, appreciate the extensive heritage of City Walls, then steep yourself in history at Citadel, and finally steep yourself in history at Altstadt (Old Town) Budva.

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You can drive from Dubrovnik to Kotor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Kotor when traveling from Dubrovnik in August, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ulcinj.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Budva, R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Stari Grad Kotor ©
Stari Grad Kotor
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela ©
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela

1
night
Ulcinj, Montenegro

Ulcinj ©
Ulcinj is a town on the southern coast of Montenegro and the capital of Ulcinj Municipality. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Old Olive Tree, examine the collection at Ulcinj Museum of Archaeology, Ethnology and Local History, then admire the striking features of The Old Town, and finally stroll through Long Beach (Velika plaza).

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ulcinj route app .

Drive from Kotor to Ulcinj in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kotor in August, Ulcinj is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Podgorica.

Things to do in Ulcinj

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Old Olive Tree
Highlights from your plan
Long Beach (Velika plaza) ©
Long Beach (Velika plaza)
The Old Town ©
The Old Town
Old Olive Tree ©
Old Olive Tree

2
nights
Podgorica, Montenegro

Podgorica ©
Podgorica is the capital and largest city of Montenegro. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): snap pictures at Millennium Bridge and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ostrog Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Skadar Lake National Park, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saborni Hram Hristovog Vaskrsenja.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Podgorica journey tool .

Traveling by car from Ulcinj to Podgorica takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Podgorica

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Ostrog Monastery, Nature & Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Ostrog Monastery ©
Ostrog Monastery
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Lake Skadar ©
Lake Skadar

1
night
Tirana, Albania

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Muzeu Historik Kombetar and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Dajti.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Tirana online tour planner .

Getting from Podgorica to Tirana by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. August in Tirana sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can catch the shuttle to Ohrid.

Things to do in Tirana

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Dajti ©
Dajti
Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Jovan Kaneo and then explore the activities along Lake Ohrid.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Ohrid trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

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 August; daily highs in Ohrid reach 34°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Ohrid

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

1
night
Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
On the 29th (Thu), ponder the world of politics at Palace of Parliament, steep yourself in history at Stavropoleos Monastery, then take a stroll through Old Town, then wander the streets of Lipscani, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti".

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bucharest vacation maker website .

Traveling by flight from Ohrid to Bucharest takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ohrid to Bucharest. In August, daily temperatures in Bucharest can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bucharest

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Stavropoleos Monastery ©
Stavropoleos Monastery
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lipscani
Lipscani

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