56 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

56 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

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56 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Belgrade, Serbia
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 6 nights
train:  2​h
3
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Split, Croatia
— 8 nights
bus:  3​h
5
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 7 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
6
Gjirokaster, Albania
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Pec, Kosovo
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
9
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
10
Bucharest, Romania
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
11
Brasov, Romania
— 5 nights
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  8​h 15​min
12
Tbilisi, Georgia
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
13
Yerevan, Armenia
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + train + bus:  8​h 45​min
End: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

4
nights
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ružica and Ada Ciganlija. Get a sense of the local culture at Saint Petka's Chapel and Crkva Svetog Marka. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Belgrade: Petrovaradin Fortress (in Petrovaradin), Sremski Karlovci (in Sremski Karlovci) and Oplenac (in Topola). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at The National Assembly, make a trip to Zemunski kej, wander the streets of Skadarlija, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Belgrade attractions planner.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Belgrade is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Abu Dhabi to Belgrade. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Abu Dhabi in September; daily highs in Belgrade reach 27°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Petrovaradin Fortress, Sremski Karlovci, Oplenac
Highlights from your plan
Ružica ©
Ružica
Oplenac ©
Oplenac
Saint Petka's Chapel ©
Saint Petka's Chapel

6
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque and Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge. Explore hidden gems such as Vrelo Bosne and Museum Of Crimes Against Humanity And Genocide 1992-1995. When in Sarajevo, make a side trip to see River Rafting & Tubing in Foca, approximately 1h 45 min away. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at War Childhood Museum, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, don't miss a visit to Vijećnica, and explore the world behind art at Galerija 11/07/95.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sarajevo online journey builder .

Traveling by flight from Belgrade to Sarajevo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Belgrade in September since evenings lows in Sarajevo dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Mostar.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque ©
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque
River Rafting & Tubing
Vrelo Bosne ©
Vrelo Bosne

5
nights
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Get some cultural insight at il Monte Della Croce and Apparition Hill. Popular historic sites such as Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque and Biscevica Kuca (Biscevic House) are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mostar: The historic urban site of Pocitelj (in Pocitelj) and Kravica (in Studenci). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Kajtaz House, don't miss a visit to Old Bridge (Stari Most), browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Bazar Kujundziluk, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Orthodox Church Virgin Mary.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Mostar trip itinerary maker website .

You can take a train from Sarajevo to Mostar in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sarajevo in September, with highs in Mostar at 31°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Split.

Things to do in Mostar

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Medjugorje, The historic urban site of Pocitelj, Blagaj tekija, Kravica
Highlights from your plan
Apparition Hill ©
Apparition Hill
The historic urban site of Pocitelj ©
Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque ©
Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque

8
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Take a break from the city and head to Milna and Speed Boats Tours. Relax by the water at Brela Beach and Punta Rata Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Split side-trips: Fortress Starigrad (Fortica) (in Omis), Trogir (The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower & Historic City of Trogir) and Hvar (Dubovica, Franciscan Monastery, & more). Spend the 26th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Diocletian's Palace, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic, and contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Split driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Mostar to Split in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Split are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Hvar, Trogir, Fortress Starigrad (Fortica), Ruins of the Solin Amphitheatre, Punta Rata Beach
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Punta Rata Beach ©
Punta Rata Beach

7
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Dominican Monastery and Cavtat Cemetery. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum and Lapad. Venture out of the city with trips to Sunj Beach (in Lopud) and Pasjaca Beach (in Popovici). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Old Town, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get to know the fascinating history of Walls of Dubrovnik, and see the interesting displays at War Photo Limited.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Dubrovnik trip planner .

Getting from Split to Dubrovnik by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In September in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

1
day
Gjirokaster, Albania

Gjirokaster ©
Along with the central Albanian town of Berat, Gjirokastra serves as a striking World Heritage Site known for its Ottoman architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Zekate House, then make a trip to Skenduli House, and then brush up on your military savvy at Gjirokaster.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Gjirokaster visit site .

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Gjirokaster in 8.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dubrovnik to Gjirokaster. In October in Gjirokaster, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Ohrid.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Zekate House ©
Zekate House
Gjirokaster ©
Gjirokaster
Skenduli House ©
Skenduli House

4
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Jovan Kaneo and Monastery of Saint Naum. Step out of the city life by going to National Park Galicica and Lake Ohrid. Change things up with a short trip to Heraclea Lyncestis in Bitola (about 1h 35 min away). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Plaoshnik, take an in-depth tour of Bay of the Bones Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Mary Perybleptos.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ohrid holiday planning app .

Drive from Gjirokaster to Ohrid in 5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Gjirokaster to Ohrid is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Gjirokaster in October, things will get a bit cooler in Ohrid: highs are around 20°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Pec.

Things to do in Ohrid

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Heraclea Lyncestis
Highlights from your plan
Monastery Saint Naum ©
Monastery Saint Naum
St. Jovan Kaneo ©
St. Jovan Kaneo
National Park Galicica ©
National Park Galicica

1
night
Pec, Kosovo

Pec ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Rugova Canyon, contemplate the long history of Patriarchate of Pec, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Sleeping beauty Cave.

To plan Pec vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Ohrid to Pec in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sofia.

Things to do in Pec

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Rugova Canyon ©
Rugova Canyon
Patriarchate of Pec ©
Patriarchate of Pec

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 The Rotunda Church of St George and St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rila National Park and National Institute of Archaeology with Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Rila Monastery in Rila (about 1h 30 min away). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vitosha Mountain, learn about all things military at National Museum of Military History, admire the striking features of Temple Sveti Nikolay, and pause for some serene contemplation at Boyana Church.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sofia trip planner .

You can drive from Pec to Sofia in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Pec to Sofia, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October in Sofia, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Rila
Highlights from your plan
Vitosha Mountain ©
Vitosha Mountain
Rila National Park ©
Rila National Park
Saint Sofia Church ©
Saint Sofia Church

3
nights
Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Popular historic sites such as Mogosoaia Palace and Dacian Fortresses of the Orastie Mountains are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Patriarchal Cathedral and Grigore Antipa National Museum of Natural History. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Biserica Sfantul Anton - Curtea Veche, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, walk around Herăstrău Park, and admire the landmark architecture of Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti".

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bucharest trip website .

Fly from Sofia to Bucharest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Bucharest are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Brasov.

Things to do in Bucharest

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Dacian Fortresses of the Orastie Mountains, Mogosoaia Palace
Highlights from your plan
Stavropoleos Monastery ©
Stavropoleos Monastery
Mogosoaia Palace ©
Mogosoaia Palace
Patriarchal Cathedral ©
Patriarchal Cathedral

5
nights
Brasov, Romania

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Fagaras Fortress and Sinaia Monastery. Peasant Fortified Church at Prejmer and Brasov Historical Center are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Brasov: Sinaia (Peles Castle & Pelisor Castle), Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) (in Bran) and Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti (in Zarnesti). The adventure continues: get outside with Transfagarasan Highway, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sinagoga Neologa, don't miss a visit to Council Square, and fly down the slopes at Poiana Brasov.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Brasov trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by train from Bucharest to Brasov takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Tbilisi.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sinaia, Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Transfagarasan Highway, Poiana Brasov, Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti
Highlights from your plan
Peasant Fortified Church at Prejmer ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Sinaia Monastery ©
Sinaia Monastery

3
nights
Tbilisi, Georgia

Tbilisi ©
On the bank of the Mtkvari River and at the foot of Trialeti mountain range, Tbilisi's location has given the city strategic significance since it was founded in the 5th century.
Get some cultural insight at The City-Museum Reserve of Mtskheta and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral. Step off the beaten path and head to David Gareja Monastery and Jvari Church. Get out of town with these interesting Tbilisi side-trips: Uplistsiche Cave Town (in Gori) and Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble (in Ananuri). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sioni Church, do a tasting at Karalashvili's Wine Cellar, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tsminda Sameba Cathedral, and delve into the distant past at Narikala Fortress.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Tbilisi online trip itinerary maker .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Brasov to Tbilisi in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Brasov to Tbilisi. In October, daily temperatures in Tbilisi can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yerevan.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Mtskheta, Uplistsiche Cave Town, David Gareja Monastery, Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble
Highlights from your plan
Uplistsiche Cave Town ©
Uplistsiche Cave Town
Jvari Church ©
Jvari Church
Svetitskhoveli Cathedral ©
Svetitskhoveli Cathedral

2
nights
Yerevan, Armenia

Yerevan
Old and new sit side by side in Yerevan, showing the country's capital to be a city on the move, but also proud of its history and traditions.
On the 30th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Zoravor S. Astvatsatsin Church, browse the exhibits of Armenian Genocide Museum, see the interesting displays at Yerevan Brandy Factory, then examine the collection at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, and finally examine the collection at History Museum of Armenia. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Republic Square, don't miss a visit to Yerevan Cascade, and then examine the collection at Parajanov Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Yerevan sightseeing site .

Traveling by flight from Tbilisi to Yerevan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Tbilisi in October, Yerevan is slightly colder at night with lows of 7°C. On the 31st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Armenian Genocide Museum
Armenian Genocide Museum
Parajanov Museum ©
Parajanov Museum

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