8 days in Europe Itinerary

8 days in Europe Itinerary

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Varna, Bulgaria
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Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia
— 1 day
Drive
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Shkoder, Albania
— 1 night
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Nikšić, Montenegro
— 1 night
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Belgrade, Serbia
— 2 nights
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Nis, Serbia
— 1 night
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Varna, Bulgaria
— 1 night
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Varna, Bulgaria

Marine Capital of Bulgaria

Combine historical exploration and seaside relaxation at Varna, Bulgaria's coastal Black Sea city.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin and then admire the natural beauty at ''Primorski'' park.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Varna route builder app.

Sofia to Varna is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Ohrid.

Things to do in Varna

Parks · Historic Sites

Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia

— 1 day

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.
On the 6th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ohrid.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ohrid trip planner.

You can drive from Varna to Ohrid in 11 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Varna to Ohrid. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Shkoder.

Things to do in Ohrid

Nature · Parks
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Shkoder, Albania

— 1 night
Its geographic location has made Shkoder, one of Europe's oldest cities, an important cultural and economic center of the Balkans over the years.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Venice Art Mask Factory and then explore the historical opulence of Rozafa Castle.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Shkoder travel route planning tool.

You can drive from Ohrid to Shkoder in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Ohrid in July, expect Shkoder to be a bit warmer, temps between 39°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Nikšić.

Things to do in Shkoder

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Nikšić, Montenegro

— 1 night
A large industrial center, Niksic offers plenty of tourist appeal as well.
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You can drive from Shkoder to Nikšić in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Nikšić

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Belgrade, Serbia

— 2 nights
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 9th (Fri): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then steep yourself in history at Kalemegdan, and then stop by Skadarlija. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: engage your brain at Nikola Tesla Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sava Temple, then don't miss a visit to Knez Mihailova, and finally look for gifts at Remake Home.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Belgrade trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Nikšić to Belgrade takes 7 hours. In July, daytime highs in Belgrade are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Nis.

Things to do in Belgrade

Tours · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums

Nis, Serbia

— 1 night
Niš is the third largest city in Serbia and the administrative center of the Nišava District in southern Serbia. For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Nis trip planner.

Getting from Belgrade to Nis by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Varna.

Things to do in Nis

Spas · Historic Sites

Varna, Bulgaria

— 1 night

Marine Capital of Bulgaria

Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): see the interesting displays at The Retro Museum In Varna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin, take an in-depth tour of Varna Archaeological Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aladzha Monastery, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at ''Primorski'' park.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Varna trip planner.

You can drive from Nis to Varna in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Varna

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites