25 days in Europe Itinerary

25 days in Europe Itinerary

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25 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Perth, Australia
Fly + Drive:  28​h
1
Brasov, Romania
— 1 day
Train:  2​h 30​min
2
Bucharest, Romania
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Tirana, Albania
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Kotor, Montenegro
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  4​h 45​min
9
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
11
Belgrade, Serbia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
12
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Perth, Australia

1
day
Brasov, Romania

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
On the 21st (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at Mountain Postavarul, take an in-depth tour of Rope Street Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Church (Biserica Neagra), then pause for some serene contemplation at Biserica Sfânta Adormire a Maicii Domnului, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Fortified Church of Harman.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Brasov trip itinerary planner .

Perth, Australia to Brasov is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Brasov is minus 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can take a train to Bucharest.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites Spas Parks

Side Trips

Mountain Postavarul, Fortified Church of Harman
Highlights from your plan
Fortified Church of Harman ©
Fortified Church of Harman
Black Church (Biserica Neagra) ©
Black Church (Biserica Neagra)
Mountain Postavarul ©
Mountain Postavarul

2
nights
Bucharest, Romania

The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
On the 22nd (Sun), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, ponder the world of politics at Palace of Parliament, have some family-friendly fun at Gateway Virtual Reality Studio, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Museum of History of the Jewish Community, contemplate the long history of Stavropoleos Monastery, admire the natural beauty at Cismigiu Gardens, then stroll around Herăstrău Park, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti".

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bucharest road trip planner .

You can take a train from Brasov to Bucharest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Bucharest are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Sofia.

Things to do in Bucharest

Parks Tours Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Room Escape Games
Herăstrău Park ©
Herăstrău Park

2
nights
Sofia, Bulgaria

Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
On the 24th (Tue), catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Temple Sveti Nikolay. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Vitosha Mountain, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Boyana Church, and then contemplate the long history of Church St. George Rotunda.

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

Getting from Bucharest to Sofia by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Sofia are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Skopje.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Room Escape Games

1
night
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 26th (Thu): admire the architecture and history at Memorial House of Mother Teresa, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Matka, then take in the views from The Stone Bridge, and finally pause for some photo ops at Millennium Cross.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Skopje trip maker .

You can drive from Sofia to Skopje in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central European Time is minus 1 hour. In December, daytime highs in Skopje are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Skopje

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lake Matka ©
Lake Matka
The Stone Bridge ©
The Stone Bridge
Millennium Cross ©
Millennium Cross

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 (Fri): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, take an in-depth tour of Bektashi World Center, brush up on your military savvy at Bunk'Art 1, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then take an in-depth tour of Muzeu Historik Kombetar, and finally make a trip to Skanderbeg Square.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Tirana online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Skopje to Tirana takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Skopje in December, with highs in Tirana at 17°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar
Bunk'Art 1 ©
Bunk'Art 1
Bektashi World Center ©
Bektashi World Center

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.
On the 28th (Sat), take in panoramic vistas at Kampana Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Monastery and Church of St. Clare, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of St. Matthew, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. Keep things going the next day: stop by Efesya Souvenir, see the interesting displays at Namfleg, see a world frozen in time at Fort Vrmac - Old Austro-Hungarian Fortress, then explore the activities along Bay of Kotor, and finally make a trip to Fort Citadela.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kotor road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Tirana to Kotor takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. December in Kotor sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Kotor

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Fort Citadela, The Church of St. Matthew
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Bay of Kotor ©
Bay of Kotor
Fort Citadela ©
Fort Citadela

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take a stroll through Cavtat Old Town, then take a leisurely stroll along Cavtat Seaside Promenade, and finally take an in-depth tour of Rector's Palace. On the next day, take in the waterfront activity at City Harbor, appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls, then make a trip to Pile Gate, and finally wander the streets of Old Town.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik route planner.

You can drive from Kotor to Dubrovnik in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kotor in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Dubrovnik, with lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Cavtat
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Cavtat Old Town ©
Cavtat Old Town

2
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 1st (Wed), don't miss a visit to Gaspina mlinica, contemplate the long history of Historic City of Trogir, stop by Filigran Split, then contemplate the long history of Old Split, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Of St. Roch. Here are some ideas for day two: see Off-Road Tours, then stroll around Marjan Park, and then delve into the distant past at Palazzo di Diocleziano.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Split trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Split in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in December, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Gaspina mlinica, Church Of St. Roch, Historic City of Trogir
Highlights from your plan
Old Split ©
Old Split
Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir
Marjan Park ©
Marjan Park

2
nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Predjama Castle, explore the fascinating underground world of Postojna Cave, Head underground at Skocjan Caves, then make a trip to Mestni Trg, then snap pictures at Triple Bridge, and finally make a trip to Preseren Square. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle, step off the mainland to explore Bled Island, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vintgar Gorge, then walk around Tivoli Park, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ljubljana online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Split to Ljubljana takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Split in January, expect Ljubljana to be slightly colder, temps between 5°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bled, Postojna, Skocjan Caves, Vintgar Gorge
Highlights from your plan
Postojna Cave ©
Postojna Cave
Room Escape Games
Skocjan Caves ©
Skocjan Caves

3
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at E- Exit Escape Game and Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag hid). And it doesn't end there: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and don't miss a visit to Halaszbastya.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Budapest route planner .

You can drive from Ljubljana to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Spas
Highlights from your plan
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
E-Exit Escape Game ©
E-Exit Escape Game

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 8th (Wed): explore the activities along Danube River, contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save). Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Ada Ciganlija, engage your brain at Nikola Tesla Museum, then take a stroll through Skadarlija, then wander the streets of Knez Mihailova, and finally take in panoramic vistas at The Millenary Monument.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Belgrade holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Belgrade takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in January, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Belgrade

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

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Walking tours and Sarajevo War Tunnel. Change things up with a short trip to Olympic Center Jahorina in Jahorina (about 38 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Bascarsija, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, appreciate the history behind Monument All Man Multicultural, and don't miss a visit to Sarajevo Memorial for Children Killed during Siege.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sarajevo journey maker app .

Getting from Belgrade to Sarajevo by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Olympic Center Jahorina, Vrelo Bosne
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija
Vrelo Bosne ©
Vrelo Bosne

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