45 days in Europe Itinerary

45 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Bucharest, Romania
— 2 nights
2
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 4 nights
3
Thessaloniki, Greece
— 2 nights
4
Athens, Greece
— 6 nights
5
Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia
— 2 nights
6
Tirana, Albania
— 1 night
7
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 5 nights
8
Kotor, Montenegro
— 1 night
9
Belgrade, Serbia
— 2 nights
10
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 5 nights
11
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 4 nights
12
Split, Croatia
— 5 nights
13
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 5 nights

2
nights
Bucharest, Romania

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 2nd (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Museum of History of the Jewish Community and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", thenadmire the masterpieces at Peasant Museum (Muzeul Taranului Roman), thenponder the world of politics at Palace of Parliament, and finally contemplate the long history of Stavropoleos Monastery.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bucharest online tour itinerary planner.

Bristol, UK to Bucharest is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Bristol to Bucharest due to the time zone difference. In May in Bucharest, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Sofia.

Things to do in Bucharest

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Stavropoleos Monastery ©
Stavropoleos Monastery
Peasant Museum (Muzeul Taranului Roman) ©
Peasant Museum (Muzeul Taranului Roman)

4
nights
Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Get a sense of the local culture at St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral and Church St. George Rotunda. Get in touch with nature at Prohodna Cave and Borovets Ski Resort. Get out of town with these interesting Sofia side-trips: Rila Monastery (in Rila) and Horseback Riding Tours (in Borovets). It doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vitosha Mountain and see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Sofia trip builder tool.

Getting from Bucharest to Sofia by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Sofia

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Borovets, Rila Monastery, Prohodna Cave
Highlights from your plan
Prohodna Cave ©
Prohodna Cave
Rila Monastery ©
Rila Monastery
Vitosha Mountain ©
Vitosha Mountain

2
nights
Thessaloniki, Greece

Thessaloniki ©
A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, thentake an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, thenappreciate the history behind Arch of Galerius, and finally contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina), explore the ancient world of Rotunda, thendon't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Osios David (The Latomou Monastery).

To see ratings and other tourist information, you can read our Thessaloniki travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sofia to Thessaloniki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sofia in May; daily highs in Thessaloniki reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina)
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios
Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina) ©

6
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Mount Lycabettus. Get some cultural insight at Acropolis of Athens and Plaka. Get out of town with these interesting Athens side-trips: Nafplio (Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation & Metallagi Jewelry). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, stop by Monastiraki, see the interesting displays at Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology, and take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Athens route planning tool.

Fly from Thessaloniki to Athens in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Thessaloniki in May, Athens is a bit warmer at night with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ohrid.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Nafplio
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

2
nights
Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia

Ohrid ©
Located on Lake Ohrid, the town of Ohrid earned the nickname Jerusalem of the Balkans because it was once home to 365 churches.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Sophia, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Jovan Kaneo, and then explore the activities along Lake Ohrid. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Memorial House of Hristo Uzunov, thensteep yourself in history at Plaoshnik, and then steep yourself in history at Monastery Saint Naum.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ohrid trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Athens to Ohrid by combination of flight and car takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Ohrid. In May, Ohrid is slightly colder than Athens - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can take a shuttle to Tirana.

Things to do in Ohrid

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
St. Jovan Kaneo ©
St. Jovan Kaneo
Lake Ohrid ©
Lake Ohrid
Monastery Saint Naum ©
Monastery Saint Naum

1
night
Tirana, Albania

Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Tirana vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can take a shuttle from Ohrid to Tirana in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ohrid in May, expect nights in Tirana to be about the same, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Tirana

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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.
Visiting Lokrum Island and Zarkovica Animal Shelter will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Dubrovnik City Walls and Rector's Palace. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dubrovnik: Vino Spaleta (in Kuna Peljeska) and Steinmauer (in Ston). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Old Town, identify plant and animal life at Trsteno Arboretum, get outside with Doyouwed. Me, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik travel tool.

Traveling by car from Tirana to Dubrovnik takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Trsteno Arboretum, Vino Spaleta, Steinmauer
Highlights from your plan
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town
Rector's Palace ©
Rector's Palace

1
night
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 24th (Sun), explore the activities along Bay of Kotor, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Elijah the Prophet, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

Plan my day in Kotor using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Kotor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in May, expect little chillier with lows of °C in Kotor. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Kotor

Tours Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Church of St. Elijah the Prophet
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Bay of Kotor
Bay of Kotor
Church of St. Elijah the Prophet ©
Church of St. Elijah the Prophet

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): wander the streets of Skadarlija, steep yourself in history at Kalemegdan, thenmake a trip to Knez Mihailova, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sava Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at Nikola Tesla Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Ada Ciganlija, and then learn about winemaking at Podrum Probus.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Belgrade holiday planner.

You can fly from Kotor to Belgrade in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. May in Belgrade sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Belgrade

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Podrum Probus
Highlights from your plan
Podrum Probus ©
Podrum Probus
Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
Nikola Tesla Museum ©
Nikola Tesla Museum

5
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at War Childhood Museum and Bascarsija. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, explore the world behind art at Galerija 11/07/95, get engrossed in the history at Svrzo House, and don't miss a visit to Latin Bridge.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sarajevo trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Belgrade to Sarajevo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can go by car to Mostar.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
War Childhood Museum ©
War Childhood Museum
Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija
Galerija 11/07/95 ©
Galerija 11/07/95

4
nights
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Step out of the city life by going to Nature Park Hutovo Blato and Jablanicas Lake. Get a sense of the local culture at il Monte Della Croce and Old Bridge Museum. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Old Bridge (Stari Most), don't miss a visit to Zitomislic Monastery, examine the collection at Bosnian National Monument Muslibegovic House, and learn about all things military at War Photo Exhibition.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mostar day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Sarajevo to Mostar takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Split.

Things to do in Mostar

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

il Monte Della Croce, Nature Park Hutovo Blato
Highlights from your plan
il Monte Della Croce ©
il Monte Della Croce
Nature Park Hutovo Blato ©
Nature Park Hutovo Blato
Old Bridge (Stari Most) ©
Old Bridge (Stari Most)

5
nights
Split, Croatia

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Palazzo di Diocleziano and Etnografski muzej Split. Step out of the city life by going to Sokolarski Raptor Centre and Setnica Kroz Kanal Sv. Ante. Get out of town with these interesting Split side-trips: Birgmaier Sub (in Podgora), Makarska (Muzej Riba i Rakova & Park Suma Osejava) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Zadar). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Marjan Park, explore the galleries of Galerija Juraj Dalmatinac, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St Kuzma and St Damjan, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of st. Constantius.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Split trip planner.

You can drive from Mostar to Split in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. June in Split sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Split

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Sibenik, Makarska, Jezera, Birgmaier Sub, Nature & Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Marjan Park ©
Marjan Park

5
nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Bled Island and Ljubljana Old Town. Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Škocjan Caves. Explore Ljubljana's surroundings by going to Postojna Cave (in Postojna) and Bled (Mala Osojnica & Parasailing & Paragliding). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River, take in the views from Triple Bridge, wander the streets of Metelkova, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Church of the Annunciation.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Split to Ljubljana takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Split in June: high temperatures in Ljubljana hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Bled, Postojna Cave, Škocjan Caves
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Parasailing & Paragliding
Postojna Cave ©
Postojna Cave

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