31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 5 nights
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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 4 nights
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Shkoder, Albania
— 1 night
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Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia
— 3 nights
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Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 2 nights
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Konya, Turkey
— 1 day
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Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
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Rethymnon, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly to Rhodes, Bus to Lindos
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Lindos, Greece
— 2 nights
Bus to Rhodes, Fly to Thessaloniki
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Thessaloniki, Greece
— 3 nights
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Jerusalem of Europe

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.
Attractions like Bascarsija and Sarajevo War Tunnel make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, see the interesting displays at Galerija 11/07/95, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Igman, and steep yourself in history at Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain).

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sarajevo road trip planning tool.

Manchester, UK to Sarajevo is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manchester to Sarajevo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in August, expect nights in Sarajevo to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Mostar.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Theme Parks

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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Venture out of the city with trips to Apparition Hill (in Medjugorje) and Kravica (in Studenci). The adventure continues: snap pictures at Old Bridge (Stari Most), take an in-depth tour of Bosnaseum, get a taste of the local shopping with Art Studio Pandur, and make a trip to Mehmed Karadoz Moschee.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Mostar trip builder app.

You can drive from Sarajevo to Mostar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sarajevo in August: high temperatures in Mostar hover around 39°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Shkoder.

Things to do in Mostar

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

1
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Shkoder, Albania

Its geographic location has made Shkoder, one of Europe's oldest cities, an important cultural and economic center of the Balkans over the years.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Orthodox Cathedral of the Nativity, then step into the grandiose world of Rozafa Castle, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Shkodra Lake.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Shkoder trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Mostar to Shkoder takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Mostar in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Shkoder, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ohrid.

Things to do in Shkoder

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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Jerusalem of the Balkans

Located on Lake Ohrid, the town of Ohrid earned the nickname Jerusalem of the Balkans because it was once home to 365 churches.
Ohrid is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Ohrid, contemplate the long history of Monastery Saint Naum, don't miss a visit to Samoil's Fortress, and take an in-depth tour of Memorial House of Hristo Uzunov.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ohrid online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Shkoder to Ohrid in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Shkoder in August, things will get little chillier in Ohrid: highs are around 34°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Skopje.

Things to do in Ohrid

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

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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 15th (Sat): explore the galleries of Memorial House of Mother Teresa, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Matka, and then take in the views from The Stone Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Millennium Cross, then take in the awesome beauty at Mountain of Vodno, and then take a stroll through Old Bazaar, Skopje.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Skopje trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Ohrid to Skopje takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Ohrid in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Skopje, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Konya.

Things to do in Skopje

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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Konya, Turkey

City of Whirling Dervishes

The Anatolian city of Konya is overrun with intellectual students, cultural events, and historical sites.
On the 17th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aziziye Cami, browse the exhibits of Mevlana Muzesi, and then examine the collection at Konyanuma Panorama Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Konya road trip website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Skopje to Konya. The time zone difference when traveling from Skopje to Konya is 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Konya

Historic Sites · Museums

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Athens, Greece

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Acropolis of Athens and Acropolis Museum. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Plaka, take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and see the interesting displays at Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens road trip website.

Explore your travel options from Konya to Athens with the Route module. The time zone changes from Turkey Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Athens when traveling from Konya in August, with lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

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Rethymnon, Greece

Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
Kids will appreciate attractions like The Palace of Knossos and Rethymnon Old Town. Venture out of the city with trips to Hersonissos (Lychnostatis Open Air Museum & Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre), Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos (in Gournes) and Heraklion (Church of Saint Titus, Historical Museum of Crete, &more). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno, look for all kinds of wild species at Reptisland, and explore the activities along Lake Kournas.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rethymnon online trip maker.

Fly from Athens to Rethymnon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Athens in August since evenings lows in Rethymnon dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Lindos, Greece

A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Village of Lindos and then kick back and relax at Lindos Beach. On the next day, kick back and relax at Tsambika Beach and then kick back and relax at Agathi Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lindos trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Rethymnon to Lindos in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Lindos

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Thessaloniki, Greece

Mother of Israel

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Attractions like White Tower of Thessaloniki and Hagios Demetrios make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Kalogria Beach (in Nikiti) and Trani Ammouda Beach (in Ormos Panagias). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, pause for some photo ops at Arch of Galerius, see the interesting displays at Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum, and make a trip to Aristotelous Square.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Thessaloniki trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Lindos to Thessaloniki takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Expect little chillier evenings in Thessaloniki when traveling from Lindos in August, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Bosnia and Herzegovina travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Bridges · Historic Sites
Heart-Shaped Land
With the legacy of war still fresh on the streets of Bosnia and Herzegovina, this Balkan gem is often overlooked as a holiday destination. Part of the former Yugoslavia, Bosnia and Herzegovina endured a bloody and destructive war for independence in the 1990s, which ripped apart its capital and other important cities. Since then, Bosnians have moved on, and as the rest of the world does too, tourism in the country is slowly growing. You’ll be welcomed by locals with open arms, eager to share their country and culture with those who include Bosnia and Herzegovina in their itineraries. Sarajevo and Mostar top most visitors' list of places to visit for their rich history and charming streets. Make sure to indulge in some local specialities such as burek.

Albania travel guide

3.9
National Parks · Landmarks · Castles
Land of the Eagles
With its young bustling metropolis, networks of cobblestone pedestrianized streets, coastal beach towns, and cities of ancient ruins, Albania will continuously surprise you. As you reach each new major town and discover how completely different it is from the last, your appreciation will deepen for this tucked-away land steeped in history. Travel, eating, and accommodation here is very inexpensive, freeing you from budget concerns and allowing you to travel in the style that you want. Meanwhile, you may find yourself going days without spotting another tourist. While this means that many things will not be customized for visitors (non-English menus, sparse accommodation, and fewer international transportation options), you'll experience the feel of authentic Albania.

Republic of North Macedonia travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Historic Sites · Landmarks
Despite its rich culture and outstanding natural beauty, the Republic of Macedonia remains relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists. Life continues at a slower pace in this natural setting of mountains, lakes, and rivers. Tradition and local customs rule the country's idyllic villages, tiny pockets of hospitality scattered across a rugged region. Start your Macedonian adventure at the capital city of Skopje, an easygoing urban center offering good dining, shopping, and entertainment options. The city also serves as a convenient base for hiking and biking trips through the surrounding countryside, which is noted for its ancient monasteries, mosques, and archaeological sites.

Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.