5 days in Europe Itinerary

5 days in Europe Itinerary

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5 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Istanbul, Turkey
Fly:  5​h
1
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Budva, Montenegro
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Tirana, Albania
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
End: Istanbul, Turkey

1
day
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.
On the 24th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Katedrala Srca Isusova, then take an in-depth tour of Gallery 11/07/95, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sarajevo trip itinerary planner .

Istanbul, Turkey to Sarajevo is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Sarajevo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Walking tours
Galerija 11/07/95 ©
Galerija 11/07/95
Katedrala Sarajevo ©
Katedrala Sarajevo

1
night
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.
On the 25th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Monastery, steep yourself in history at Stradun, head off the coast to Island of Lokrum, then make a trip to Pile Gate, and finally contemplate the long history of Gradske Zidine.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Dubrovnik online road trip planner .

Getting from Sarajevo to Dubrovnik by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Budva.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Outdoors Parks

1
night
Budva, Montenegro

Budva ©
Montenegro's top tourist destination, Budva draws big crowds with its pulsating nightlife and sun-kissed beaches.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then contemplate the long history of Stari Grad Kotor.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Budva trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Budva in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Budva, with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Tirana.

Things to do in Budva

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Kotor
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Stari Grad Kotor ©
Stari Grad Kotor
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
Tirana, Albania

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
On the 26th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at BunkArt 1, pause for some photo ops at Skanderbeg Statue, then admire the striking features of Enver Hoxha Pyramid, then take an in-depth tour of National History Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Et`hem Bey Mosque. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Reja "The Cloud", take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then make a trip to Skanderbeg Square.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Tirana trip itinerary app .

Getting from Budva to Tirana by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Tirana can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums Historic Sites
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Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar
Skanderbeg Square ©
Skanderbeg Square
BunkArt 1 ©
BunkArt 1

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