33 days in Europe Itinerary

33 days in Europe Itinerary

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33 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Chandigarh, India
Fly + train:  17​h 15​min
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Belgrade, Serbia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
4
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Split, Croatia
— 5 nights
bus:  3​h
6
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
7
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Plovdiv, Bulgaria
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
9
Bucharest, Romania
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
10
Brasov, Romania
— 3 nights
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Chandigarh, India

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Liberty Statue and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). Matthias Church and Hősök tere will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya, pause for some photo ops at Shoes on the Danube, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and admire the striking features of Dohány Street Synagogue.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Budapest trip itinerary maker website .

Chandigarh, India to Budapest is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Chandigarh to Budapest is minus 4 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Spas
Highlights from your plan
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

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 5th (Wed), take a stroll through Skadarlija, then steep yourself in history at Kalemegdan, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ada Ciganlija. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Danube River, make a trip to Knez Mihailova, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save), and finally see the interesting displays at Muzej Nikole Tesle (Nikola Tesla Museum).

Plan trip to Belgrade with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Belgrade takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. August in Belgrade sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Belgrade

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
Ada Ciganlija ©
Ada Ciganlija
Skadarlija ©
Skadarlija

4
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.
Galerija 11/07/95 and Svrzo House will appeal to museum buffs. Get outdoors at River Rafting & Tubing and Vrelo Bosne. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Bascarsija, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, get engrossed in the history at Museum Of Crimes Against Humanity And Genocide 1992-1995, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Emperor's Mosque.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sarajevo journey app .

Traveling by flight from Belgrade to Sarajevo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Belgrade in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Sarajevo, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Mostar.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Galerija 11/07/95 ©
Galerija 11/07/95
Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija
Vrelo Bosne ©
Vrelo Bosne

4
nights
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Take a break from the city and head to Kravica and Apparition Hill. Explore hidden gems such as Old Bridge (Stari Most) and Blagaj tekija. Step out of Mostar with an excursion to il Monte Della Croce in Medjugorje--about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar, get engrossed in the history at Museum of War and Genocide Victims 1992-1995, steep yourself in history at Biscevica Kuca (Biscevic House), and view the masterpieces at Art Studio Pandur.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Mostar trip planner.

You can take a train from Sarajevo to Mostar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sarajevo in August; daily highs in Mostar reach 39°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Split.

Things to do in Mostar

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Medjugorje, Kravica, Blagaj tekija
Highlights from your plan
Old Bridge (Stari Most) ©
Old Bridge (Stari Most)
Kravica ©
Kravica

5
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Franciscan Monastery and Old Split. Visiting Dubovica and Marjan Park will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Split side-trips: Hvar (Spanjola & Milna) and Trogir (Historic City of Trogir & The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Diocletian's Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Roko, pause for some photo ops at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and steep yourself in history at Kliška tvrđava.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Split trip builder website .

Drive from Mostar to Split in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Split, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hvar, Trogir, Church Of St. Roch
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir
Old Split ©
Old Split

5
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Lapad and Walls of Dubrovnik. Do some cultural sightseeing at War Photo Limited and Fort Lovrijenac. Explore Dubrovnik's surroundings by going to Cavtat Old Town (in Cavtat) and Sunj Beach (in Lopud). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Old Town, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Blaise.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik road trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Split to Dubrovnik takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sofia.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trips

Sunj Beach, Cavtat Old Town
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Cavtat Old Town ©
Cavtat Old Town

1
night
Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vitosha Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Boyana Church, then admire the striking features of The Rotunda Church of St George, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Temple Sveti Nikolay.

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You can fly from Dubrovnik to Sofia in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dubrovnik to Sofia. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Dubrovnik in August since evenings lows in Sofia dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Plovdiv.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites Parks Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Boyana Church ©
Boyana Church
Vitosha Mountain ©
Vitosha Mountain

1
night
Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Plovdiv ©
Though it is often seen as merely a stopover city, Plovdiv is actually a lively university town with bohemian cafes, a thriving art scene, and exciting nightlife.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): make a trip to Plovdiv Old Town, explore the ancient world of Plovdiv Roman Theatre, have some family-friendly fun at Old Plovdiv Retro Photo, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Bogoroditsa Petrichka Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Assen's Fortress.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Plovdiv online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Sofia to Plovdiv takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Plovdiv are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bucharest.

Things to do in Plovdiv

Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Asenovgrad
Highlights from your plan
Plovdiv Roman Theatre ©
Plovdiv Roman Theatre
Assen's Fortress ©
Assen's Fortress
St. Bogoroditsa Petrichka Church ©
St. Bogoroditsa Petrichka Church

2
nights
Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): admire the striking features of Mogosoaia Palace, then admire the striking features of Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", then get engrossed in the history at Museum of History of the Jewish Community, and finally contemplate the long history of Stavropoleos Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, walk around Herăstrău Park, then explore the world behind art at Peasant Museum (Muzeul Taranului Roman), and finally admire the striking features of Palace of Parliament.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bucharest trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Plovdiv to Bucharest takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Bucharest, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Brasov.

Things to do in Bucharest

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mogosoaia Palace
Highlights from your plan
Stavropoleos Monastery ©
Stavropoleos Monastery
Mogosoaia Palace ©
Mogosoaia Palace

3
nights
Brasov, Romania

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
On the 30th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Peles Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sinaia Monastery, then explore the historical opulence of Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), and finally explore the historical opulence of Rasnov Citadel. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Brasov Historical Center, then make a trip to Council Square, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Tampa.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Brasov journey planner.

Traveling by train from Bucharest to Brasov takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Sinaia, Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Rasnov Citadel
Highlights from your plan
Peles Castle ©
Peles Castle
Sinaia Monastery ©
Sinaia Monastery
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)

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