45 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

45 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

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45 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fly:  12 h
1
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 30 min
2
Mecca, Saudi Arabia
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h
3
Medina, Saudi Arabia
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h
4
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Prizren, Kosovo
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
7
Kotor, Montenegro
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
8
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h
9
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
10
Jajce, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
11
Sanski-Most, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
12
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
13
Zagreb, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1
night
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Jeddah ©
The commercial and entertainment capital of Saudi Arabia, Jeddah offers a dazzling range of sites and activities combined with mouthwatering cuisine.
On the 19th (Thu), browse the different shops at Red Sea Mall and then admire the local landmark of King Fahd's Fountain.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Jeddah tour itinerary planning website .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Jeddah is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Arabia Standard Time is minus 5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Jeddah are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Mecca.

Things to do in Jeddah

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Red Sea Mall ©
Red Sea Mall
King Fahd's Fountain ©
King Fahd's Fountain

3
nights
Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Mecca ©
The city of Mecca boasts the statues of the holiest site in Islam, and represents the birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad and therefore the religion itself.
Mecca is known for historic sites, shopping, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Kaaba, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Taneem, don't miss a visit to Jabal al-Nour, and contemplate the long history of Mount Arafat.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Mecca online tour planner .

Traveling by bus from Jeddah to Mecca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Jeddah in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Mecca, with highs around 42°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Medina.

Things to do in Mecca

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Kaaba ©
Kaaba
Station of Ibrahim ©
Station of Ibrahim
Mount Arafat ©
Mount Arafat

3
nights
Medina, Saudi Arabia

Medina ©
Most tourism in Medina, the second-holiest city in Islam, comes from pilgrims who visit as part of the Hajj, an annual traditional journey that ends in Mecca.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Quba, examine the collection at Koran Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Masjid an Nabawi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Al Qiblatayn. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Al Ghamamah, explore the different monuments and memorials at Jannatul Baqi, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Uhud.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Medina day trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Mecca to Medina takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Mecca in November; daily highs in Medina reach 35°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Sofia.

Things to do in Medina

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Al Masjid an Nabawi ©
Al Masjid an Nabawi
Masjid Quba ©
Masjid Quba
Masjid Al Qiblatayn ©
Masjid Al Qiblatayn

4
nights
Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Step out of Sofia to go to Rila and see Rila Monastery, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Church St. George Rotunda, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Sveti Nikolay, and shop like a local with Vitosha Boulevard.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Sofia journey planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Medina to Sofia. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Medina to Sofia due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Medina in November, things will get much colder in Sofia: highs are around 13°C and lows about 2°C. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Skopje.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Rila Monastery, Zlatnite_Mostove -Golden Bridges
Highlights from your plan
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Room Escape Games
Rila Monastery ©
Rila Monastery

4
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.
Skopje is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Matka, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mustafa Pasha Mosque, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mountain of Vodno, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Macedonia Square.

Start your trip to Skopje by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Sofia to Skopje by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in November, and nighttime lows around 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Prizren.

Things to do in Skopje

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Old Bazaar, Skopje ©
Old Bazaar, Skopje
Lake Matka ©
Lake Matka
The Stone Bridge ©
The Stone Bridge

3
nights
Prizren, Kosovo

Prizren ©
Kosovo's second city, Prizren sits on the slopes of the rugged Sar Mountain, a region bordered by both Albania and the Republic of Macedonia.
Explore Prizren's surroundings by going to Patriarchate of Pec (in Pec), Gracanica Monastery (in Gracanica) and Visoki Decani Monastery (in Decan). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sinan Pasha Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Albanian League of Prizren Museum [Muzeu Lidhja Shqiptare e Prizrenit], pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Holy Saviour, and take in the awesome beauty at Shar Mountain National Park.

For ratings and more tourist information, read our Prizren driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Skopje to Prizren takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kotor.

Things to do in Prizren

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Visoki Decani Monastery, Gracanica Monastery, Patriarchate of Pec
Highlights from your plan
Visoki Decani Monastery ©
Visoki Decani Monastery
Gracanica Monastery ©
Gracanica Monastery
Patriarchate of Pec ©
Patriarchate of Pec

4
nights
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.
Kotor is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Bay of Kotor, cruise along Viewing Point at the Road Kotor-Lovcen, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kotor trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Prizren to Kotor by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. December in Kotor sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Mostar.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, Our Lady of Health
Highlights from your plan
Stari Grad Kotor ©
Stari Grad Kotor
Bay of Kotor
Bay of Kotor
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela ©
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela

4
nights
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Explore Mostar's surroundings by going to Apparition Hill (in Medjugorje) and Kravica (in Studenci). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Old Bridge (Stari Most), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque, steep yourself in history at Sniper Tower, and learn about all things military at War Photo Exhibition.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Mostar tour itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Kotor to Mostar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Kotor in December: highs in Mostar hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 0°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Mostar

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Blagaj tekija, Kravica, Apparition Hill
Highlights from your plan
Neretva River ©
Neretva River
Old Bridge (Stari Most) ©
Old Bridge (Stari Most)

4
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: contemplate the long history of Bascarsija, examine the collection at War Childhood Museum, take an in-depth tour of Galerija 11/07/95, and gain interesting insight with a heritage tour.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sarajevo trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Mostar to Sarajevo by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Jajce.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Jajce, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Jajce ©
Jajce is a town and municipality located in the central part of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in the Bosanska Krajina region. Change things up with these side-trips from Jajce: Vlasic Mountain (in Kresevo), Travnik (Sarena Dzamija, Museum Birth House of Nobel Prize Winner Ivo Andric, & more) and Tesanj Castle (in Tesanj). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Pliva Waterfall, make a trip to Fortress of Jajce, see the interesting displays at AVNOJ museum, and explore the activities along Pliva Lakes.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Jajce itinerary planner.

Getting from Sarajevo to Jajce by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sanski-Most.

Things to do in Jajce

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Travnik, Tesanj Castle, Vlasic Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Catacomb of Jajce ©
Catacomb of Jajce
Vlasic Mountain ©
Vlasic Mountain
Pliva Waterfall ©
Pliva Waterfall

3
nights
Sanski-Most, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sanski-Most ©
Sanski Most is a city in northwestern Bosnia and Herzegovina. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sanski-Most: Seosko Domacinstvo Cardaklije (in Bosanski Petrovac), Old Town Kljuc (in Kljuc) and Mlincici (in Bosanska Krupa). There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hamzibegova Dzamija and admire the sheer force of Bliha Waterfall.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sanski-Most trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Jajce to Sanski-Most takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Sanski-Most, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Sanski-Most

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Old Town Kljuc, Seosko Domacinstvo Cardaklije, Mlincici
Highlights from your plan
Bliha Waterfall ©
Bliha Waterfall
Hamzibegova Dzamija ©
Hamzibegova Dzamija

3
nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Plitvice Lakes National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park, explore the activities along Milanovac Lake, and admire the sheer force of Batinovac Waterfall.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Plitvice Lakes National Park travel route planning app .

Traveling by car from Sanski-Most to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 3 hours. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Zagreb.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
The Lower Lakes ©
The Lower Lakes
Gavanovac Lake ©
Gavanovac Lake

3
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Zagreb is known for museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mirogoj Cemetery, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka).

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Zagreb trip maker site .

Traveling by bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zagreb takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Zagreb can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
Room Escape Games
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships

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