18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London, United Kingdom
Train + Fly:  4 h
1
Kotor, Montenegro
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
4
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
5
Belgrade, Serbia
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
8
Tirana, Albania
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Fly + Train:  7 h
End: London, United Kingdom

1
night
Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor ©
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 2nd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Stari Grad Kotor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): explore the ancient world of St. Tryphon Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Castle Of San Giovanni, admire the striking features of The Church of St. Matthew, then contemplate the long history of Church of St. Elijah the Prophet, then explore the activities along Bay of Kotor, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Trg Sv. Tripuna.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kotor itinerary app.

London, UK to Kotor is an approximately 4- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Kotor is 1 hour. Traveling from London in April, things will get a bit warmer in Kotor: highs are around 22°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Dobrota, Castle Of San Giovanni
Highlights from your plan
Stari Grad Kotor ©
Stari Grad Kotor
Bay of Kotor
Bay of Kotor
St. Tryphon Cathedral ©
St. Tryphon Cathedral

4
nights
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.
Dubrovnik is known for historic sites, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Old Town, steep yourself in history at Fort Lovrijenac, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Dubrovnik trip builder tool.

You can drive from Kotor to Dubrovnik in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Mostar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island

2
nights
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 8th (Wed): make a trip to Spanish square, then take in the views from Crooked Bridge (Kriva Cuprija), and then snap pictures at Old Bridge (Stari Most). On your second day here, take in the exciting artwork at Art Studio Pandur, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque, make a trip to Mehmed Karadoz Moschee, get engrossed in the history at Bosnaseum, then get engrossed in the history at Old Bridge Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at The Hamam Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Mostar vacation maker site.

Drive from Dubrovnik to Mostar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Mostar

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Art Studio Pandur ©
Art Studio Pandur
Old Bridge (Stari Most) ©
Old Bridge (Stari Most)
Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar ©
Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar

3
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.
Sarajevo is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Bascarsija, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, take an in-depth tour of Museum Of Crimes Against Humanity And Genocide 1992-1995, and see the interesting displays at War Childhood Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sarajevo online travel route planner.

You can take a train from Mostar to Sarajevo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
War Childhood Museum ©
War Childhood Museum
Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija
Sarajevo War Tunnel ©
Sarajevo War Tunnel

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan, then take a stroll through Knez Mihailova, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sava Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ada Ciganlija, view the masterpieces at FAB Living by Una, then engage your brain at Nikola Tesla Museum, and finally wander the streets of Skadarlija.

For more things to do and other tourist information, read our Belgrade vacation site.

Traveling by flight from Sarajevo to Belgrade takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in April, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sofia.

Things to do in Belgrade

Tours Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
St. Sava Temple ©
St. Sava Temple
Skadarlija ©
Skadarlija

2
nights
Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Sofia Church, then admire the striking features of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, and finally admire the striking features of Temple Sveti Nikolay. On your second day here, appreciate the history behind Saint Sofia Monument, then take in the awesome beauty at Vitosha Mountain, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Boyana Church.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sofia trip builder site.

Drive from Belgrade to Sofia in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Belgrade to Sofia. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Skopje.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites Tours Nature
Highlights from your plan
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Walking tours
Boyana Church ©
Boyana Church

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): snap pictures at The Stone Bridge, then admire the architecture and history at Memorial House of Mother Teresa, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Matka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Millennium Cross, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mountain of Vodno, and then wander the streets of Old Bazaar, Skopje.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Skopje trip planner.

Getting from Sofia to Skopje by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In April, daytime highs in Skopje are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Skopje

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lake Matka ©
Lake Matka
The Stone Bridge ©
The Stone Bridge
Mountain of Vodno ©
Mountain of Vodno

1
night
Tirana, Albania

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Bunk'Art 1, see the interesting displays at Bektashi World Center, take an in-depth tour of Muzeu Historik Kombetar, then learn about all things military at BunkArt 2, and finally don't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tirana day trip app.

Getting from Skopje to Tirana by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Tirana are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar
Skanderbeg Square ©
Skanderbeg Square
Bunk'Art 1 ©
Bunk'Art 1

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