45 days in Europe Itinerary

45 days in Europe Itinerary

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Drive to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Fly to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 4 nights
Shuttle to Zagreb, Fly to Dubrovnik
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 5 nights
Drive
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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kotor, Montenegro
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tirana, Albania
— 3 nights
Shuttle
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Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Prizren, Kosovo
— 1 night
Drive
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Belgrade, Serbia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Drive
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Plovdiv, Bulgaria
— 1 night
Drive
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Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sibiu, Romania
— 3 nights
Drive
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Brasov, Romania
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tiraspol, Moldova
— 1 night
Drive
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Chisinau, Moldova
— 1 night
Fly
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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
— 4 nights
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Ljubljana, Slovenia

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Predjama Castle and Kobarid Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. George's Church and Cathedral of St. Nicholas. Change things up with these side-trips from Ljubljana: Piran (Marija Snežne Church & Tartini Square), Church of St. Joseph (in Soča) and Cerkev Zalostne Matere bozje (in Predjama). There's still lots to do: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, explore the historical opulence of Škofja Loka Castle, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Straža Bled.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Ljubljana travel route planning site.

Flint, USA to Ljubljana is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Flint to Ljubljana. July in Ljubljana sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

5
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Dubrovnik, Croatia

Pearl of the Adriatic

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.
Dubrovnik City Walls and Old Town are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at War Photo Limited and Museum of Croatian War of Independence capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dubrovnik: Cavtat (Vlaho Bukovac House, Cavtat Seaside Promenade, &more). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Blaise, make a trip to Pile Gate, and go for a stroll along the water at City Harbor.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik tour itinerary builder app.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Ljubljana to Dubrovnik takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ljubljana in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Dubrovnik, with lows of 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Mostar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trip

3
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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Bridge (Stari Most) and Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque and Kravica. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mostar: Medjugorje (il Monte Della Croce & Apparition Hill). The adventure continues: make a trip to Sniper Tower, take an in-depth tour of Old Bridge Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Partisan Cemetery, and admire the masterpieces at The Hamam Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Mostar trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Mostar in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Dubrovnik in August: highs in Mostar hover around 92°F, while lows dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Mostar

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

3
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Kotor, Montenegro

Bride of the Adriatic Sea

Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
Get some cultural insight at Our Lady of the Rocks and Kotor Old Town City Walls & Fortress. You'll discover tucked-away gems like St. Tryphon Cathedral and St. Nikola Church. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Bay of Kotor, contemplate the long history of Martinovic Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Blažena Ozana, and make a trip to Njegoš Mausoleum.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kotor trip planner.

Getting from Mostar to Kotor by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Kotor are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

3
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Tirana, Albania

Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Bunk'Art 1 and BunkArt 2. Your inner history buff will appreciate Kruja Castle and Et`hem Bey Mosque. Venture out of the city with trips to Preza Castle (in Fushe Preze), Ethnographic Museum of Kruja (in Kruje) and Durres (Fatih Mosque, Durres Amphitheatre, &more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at House of Leaves, take in the spiritual surroundings of Xhura Mosque, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and take an in-depth tour of Muzeu Historik Kombetar.

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Traveling by car from Kotor to Tirana takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Tirana are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can take a shuttle to Ohrid.

Things to do in Tirana

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

3
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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.
Lake Ohrid and Holy Mary Perybleptos are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate Bay of the Bones Museum and Memorial House of Hristo Uzunov. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Jovan Kaneo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ali Pasha Mosque, steep yourself in history at Monastery Saint Naum, and don't miss a visit to Halveti Hayati Tekke.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ohrid trip itinerary planner.

You can take a shuttle from Tirana to Ohrid in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Tirana in August; daily highs in Ohrid reach 84°F and lows reach 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Prizren.

Things to do in Ohrid

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

1
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Prizren, Kosovo

Kosovo's Cultural Capital

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): get a new perspective on nature at Marash Park, explore the ancient world of Mahmet Pasha Hamam, make a trip to Emin Pasa Camii (Emin Pasha Mosque), then get engrossed in the history at Albanian League of Prizren Museum [Muzeu Lidhja Shqiptare e Prizrenit], then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Holy Saviour, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sinan Pasha Mosque.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Prizren travel planner.

Traveling by car from Ohrid to Prizren takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Belgrade.

Things to do in Prizren

Historic Sites · Museums

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Belgrade, Serbia

The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, steep yourself in history at Kalemegdan, learn about all things military at Military Museum, then wander the streets of Knez Mihailova, then steep yourself in history at Residence of Princess Ljubica (Konak Kneginje Ljubice, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Crkva Svetog Marka. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, make a trip to Skadarlija, engage your brain at Nikola Tesla Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sava Temple, and finally get engrossed in the history at House of Jevrem Grujic/ Dom Jevrema Grujica.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Belgrade trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Prizren to Belgrade in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Belgrade can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

3
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Istanbul, Turkey

Queen of Cities

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.
Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore Topkapi Palace and Rahmi M. Koc Museum. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, admire the striking features of Yeni Camii, explore the galleries of Galata Tower, and get engrossed in the history at Chora Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Istanbul trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Belgrade to Istanbul takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Turkey Time (TRT) is 2 hours. Traveling from Belgrade in August, Istanbul is a bit warmer at night with lows of 71°F. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Plovdiv.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

1
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Plovdiv, Bulgaria

City of the Seven Hills

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.
On the 24th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Art Gallery Philippopolis and then contemplate the long history of Plovdiv Roman Theatre. On your second day here, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, make a trip to Plovdiv Old Town, then contemplate the long history of Assen's Fortress, then contemplate the long history of Bachkovo Monastery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Bogoroditsa Petrichka Church.

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You can drive from Istanbul to Plovdiv in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Plovdiv. Expect little chillier evenings in Plovdiv when traveling from Istanbul in August, with lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Veliko Tarnovo.

Things to do in Plovdiv

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

2
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Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

Veliko Tarnovo is a city in north central Bulgaria and the administrative centre of Veliko Tarnovo Province.Often referred to as the "City of the Tsars", Veliko Tarnovo is located on the Yantra River and is famously known as the historical capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire, attracting many tourists with its unique architecture. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Holy Transfiguration of God, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Forty Martyrs Church, explore the historical opulence of Tsarevets, then steep yourself in history at Trapezitsa Fortress, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nicholas Convent, and finally take an in-depth tour of Hadji Nikoli Inn Museum Art Gallery. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa della Nativita, take an in-depth tour of Ethnographic Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saints Archangels Michael and Gabriel, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Lyaskovets Monastery "Sv. Sv. Peter and Paul", and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Ulitsa General Gurko.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Veliko Tarnovo trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Plovdiv to Veliko Tarnovo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Plovdiv in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 59°F in Veliko Tarnovo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sibiu.

Things to do in Veliko Tarnovo

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

3
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Sibiu, Romania

Red Town

Reminiscent of the height of the bourgeoisie and retaining much of its medieval architecture, Sibiu is Romania's cultural gem.
Visit Castelul Corvinilor and St Michael's Roman Catholic Cathedral for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at ASTRA Museum and Citadel of Alba Iulia. Change things up with these side-trips from Sibiu: Fortress of Deva (in Deva) and Roman Castrum Ruins (in Alba Iulia). The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Turnul Sfatului (The Tower of the Council), pause for some serene contemplation at Biserica Evanghelică Fortificată, don't miss a visit to Big Square (Piata Mare), and admire the striking features of Biserica fortificata din Cristian.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sibiu attractions planner.

Getting from Veliko Tarnovo to Sibiu by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In August in Sibiu, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 57°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Tue) before leaving for Brasov.

Things to do in Sibiu

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

3
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Brasov, Romania

With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Peles Castle and Sighisoara Historic Center will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Brasov Historical Center and Torture Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brasov: Sighisoara Clock Tower (in Sighisoara), Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti (in Zarnesti) and Sinaia (Pelisor Castle & Sinaia Monastery). Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), examine the collection at Dinosaur Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Franciscan Church, and make a trip to Council Square.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Brasov road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Sibiu to Brasov takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tiraspol.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

Side Trips

1
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Tiraspol, Moldova

Tiraspol is internationally recognised as the second largest city in Moldova, but is effectively the capital and administrative centre of the unrecognised Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic (Transnistria). On the 4th (Sat), witness the site of a historic battle at Chitcani Bridgehead, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Noul Neamt Monastery, pause for some serene contemplation at Transfiguration Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Bendery Fortress, then stroll the grounds of Tighina Military Cemetery, and finally contemplate the long history of Eternal Flame.

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Traveling by car from Brasov to Tiraspol takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Chisinau.

Things to do in Tiraspol

Historic Sites

Side Trip

1
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Chisinau, Moldova

Chișinău Etymology and namesThe origin of the city's name is unclear, but in one version, the name comes from the archaic Romanian word chișla (meaning "spring", "source of water") and nouă ("new"), because it was built around a small spring, at the corner of Pușkin and Albișoara streets.The other version, formulated by Ștefan Ciobanu, Romanian historian and academician, holds that the name was formed the same way as the name of Chișineu (alternative spelling: Chișinău) in Western Romania, near the border with Hungary. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): stroll around Stefan cel Mare Park, steep yourself in history at Stephen the Great Monument, admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Moldovan Art, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Metropolitan Cathedral “Nativity of the Lord”, then examine the collection at Muzeum Aleksandra Puszkina, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Divine Providence.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Chisinau trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Tiraspol to Chisinau takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Kyiv (Kiev).

Things to do in Chisinau

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

4
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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine

The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Sophia's Cathedral and Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pirogovo Open-Air Museum and St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Volodymyr's Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Andriyivski Uzviz, pause for some photo ops at Rodina Mat (Motherland), and take an in-depth tour of Museum of Toilet History.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Kyiv (Kiev) trip planner.

Getting from Chisinau to Kyiv (Kiev) by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Kyiv (Kiev) are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks