9 days in Europe Itinerary

9 days in Europe Itinerary

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9 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Ankara, Turkey
Bus + Fly:  7 h 15 min
1
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
2
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Kotor, Montenegro
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
4
Budva, Montenegro
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  2 h
5
Belgrade, Serbia
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Pristina, Kosovo
— Few hours
Drive:  3 h 15 min
8
Tirana, Albania
— 1 night
Shuttle:  2 h
9
Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  6 h 30 min
End: Ankara, Turkey

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque.

To find out how to plan a trip to Sarajevo, use our trip itinerary maker.

Ankara, Turkey to Sarajevo is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Mostar.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Tours Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Sarajevo War Tunnel ©
Sarajevo War Tunnel
War Childhood Museum ©
War Childhood Museum

1
night
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): brush up on your military savvy at Bosnaseum, make a trip to Mehmed Karadoz Moschee, take in the exciting artwork at Art Studio Pandur, then don't miss a visit to Spanish square, and finally get great views at Hum.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Mostar travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Sarajevo to Mostar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Mostar are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Mostar

Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Art Studio Pandur ©
Art Studio Pandur
Spanish square ©
Spanish square
Hum ©
Hum

1
night
Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor
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 31st (Tue), stop by Efesya Souvenir, then contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Kotor, then see the interesting displays at Namfleg, and finally explore the ancient world of St. Tryphon Cathedral.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kotor online journey planner .

You can drive from Mostar to Kotor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Kotor can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Budva.

Things to do in Kotor

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Bay of Kotor
Bay of Kotor
St. Tryphon Cathedral ©
St. Tryphon Cathedral
Efesya Souvenir ©
Efesya Souvenir

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 1st (Wed): don't miss a visit to Rustovo monastery and then contemplate the long history of Altstadt (Old Town) Budva.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Budva trip maker website .

Budva is very close to Kotor. In December, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Budva

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Altstadt (Old Town) Budva ©
Altstadt (Old Town) Budva
Rustovo monastery ©
Rustovo monastery

1
night
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Belgrade visit planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Budva to Belgrade in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Budva in January, with highs in Belgrade at 5°C and lows at -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Skopje.

Things to do in Belgrade

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
Room Escape Games
Ada Ciganlija ©
Ada Ciganlija

1
night
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia

Skopje ©
A melting pot of cultures from Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Yugoslavian rule, Skopje serves as the nation's eclectic capital.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with Acanthus Gallery and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Matka.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Skopje driving holiday planner .

Getting from Belgrade to Skopje by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Skopje can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Pristina.

Things to do in Skopje

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lake Matka ©
Lake Matka
Acanthus Gallery ©
Acanthus Gallery

few
hours
Pristina, Kosovo

Pristina
Long regarded as a gray and traffic-congested provincial town with little tourist appeal, Pristina today possesses a youthful vibrance and a newfound sense of sophistication, as the result of the city's large community of foreign functionaries.
Make your Pristina itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Skopje to Pristina in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 3rd (Fri), you're off toTirana.

Things to do in Pristina

Historic Sites Tours Parks

1
night
Tirana, Albania

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then don't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square, and then get engrossed in the history at Muzeu Historik Kombetar.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tirana journey app .

You can drive from Pristina to Tirana in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. In January in Tirana, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to catch the shuttle to Ohrid.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar
Skanderbeg Square ©
Skanderbeg Square

1
night
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.
Plan trip to Ohrid with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can take a shuttle from Tirana to Ohrid in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Tirana in January: high temperatures in Ohrid hover around 6°C and lows are around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ohrid

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
St. Jovan Kaneo ©
St. Jovan Kaneo
Samoil's Fortress ©
Samoil's Fortress

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