22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dublin, Ireland
Fly:  7 h 15 min
1
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Belgrade, Serbia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Podgorica, Montenegro
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Tirana, Albania
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
5
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
7
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
8
Bucharest, Romania
— 4 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Dublin, Ireland

3
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.
Sarajevo is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, pause for some serene contemplation at Katedrala Sarajevo, don't miss a visit to Latin Bridge, and explore the world behind art at Galerija 11/07/95.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sarajevo online tour itinerary builder.

Dublin, Ireland to Sarajevo is an approximately 7.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Sarajevo is 1 hour. Traveling from Dublin in September, expect nights in Sarajevo to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Tours Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vrelo Bosne
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Sarajevo War Tunnel ©
Sarajevo War Tunnel
Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija

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 1st (Tue), don't miss a visit to Skadarlija, take a stroll through Knez Mihailova, shop like a local with Art for All, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally steep yourself in history at Kalemegdan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Ada Ciganlija, get curious at Nikola Tesla Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sava Temple, then examine the collection at National Museum Belgrade, and finally take in panoramic vistas at The Millenary Monument.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Belgrade tour itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Sarajevo to Belgrade in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Podgorica.

Things to do in Belgrade

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Ada Ciganlija ©
Ada Ciganlija
Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Podgorica, Montenegro

Podgorica ©
Podgorica is the capital and largest city of Montenegro. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, explore the activities along Lake Skadar, and then take in the views from Millennium Bridge. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dajbabe Monastery and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ostrog Monastery.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Podgorica online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Belgrade to Podgorica in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Podgorica

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Tirana, Albania

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Bunk'Art 1 and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dajti. On your second day here, make a trip to Skanderbeg Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Et`hem Bey Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Muzeu Historik Kombetar, admire the striking features of Enver Hoxha Pyramid, then admire the striking features of Reja "The Cloud", and finally step into the grandiose world of Kruja Castle.

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

Traveling by car from Podgorica to Tirana takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Tirana can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Skopje.

Things to do in Tirana

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Dajti, Kruja Castle
Highlights from your plan
Dajti ©
Dajti
Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar
Skanderbeg Square ©
Skanderbeg Square

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): explore the activities along Lake Matka, then steep yourself in history at Old Bazaar, Skopje, and then take in the views from Skopje Eye Bridge. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at The Stone Bridge, get to know the fascinating history of Macedonia Square, then admire the architecture and history at Memorial House of Mother Teresa, then take in the awesome beauty at Mountain of Vodno, and finally appreciate the history behind Millennium Cross.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Skopje online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Tirana to Skopje by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. In October, Skopje is little chillier than Tirana - with highs of 22°C and lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sofia.

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

2
nights
Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Boyana Church, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then admire the landmark architecture of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Vitosha Mountain, then get to know the fascinating history of Vitosha Boulevard, and then admire the landmark architecture of Temple Sveti Nikolay.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sofia trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Skopje to Sofia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Room Escape Games
Vitosha Mountain ©
Vitosha Mountain

4
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Istanbul road trip planning tool.

Getting from Sofia to Istanbul by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Sofia to Istanbul. When traveling from Sofia in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Istanbul, with highs around 28°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

4
nights
Bucharest, Romania

The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Go for a jaunt from Bucharest to Mogosoaia to see Mogosoaia Palace about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: get a sense of history and politics at Palace of Parliament, admire the striking features of Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and explore the world behind art at Peasant Museum (Muzeul Taranului Roman).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bucharest tour builder site.

Getting from Istanbul to Bucharest by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Bucharest due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in October, you will find days in Bucharest are slightly colder (20°C), and nights are colder (6°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bucharest

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Mogosoaia Palace
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Palace of Parliament ©
Palace of Parliament
Muzeul National al Satului
Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti"

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