26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

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Chisinau, Moldova
— 4 nights
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Bucharest, Romania
— 3 nights
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Sofia, Bulgaria
— 5 nights
Drive
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Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Thessaloniki, Greece
— 4 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 6 nights
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Chisinau, Moldova

Chișinău Etymology and namesThe origin of the city's name is unclear, but in one version, the name comes from the archaic Romanian word chișla (meaning "spring", "source of water") and nouă ("new"), because it was built around a small spring, at the corner of Pușkin and Albișoara streets.The other version, formulated by Ștefan Ciobanu, Romanian historian and academician, holds that the name was formed the same way as the name of Chișineu (alternative spelling: Chișinău) in Western Romania, near the border with Hungary. Step out of Chisinau with an excursion to Curchi Monastery in Orhei--about 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll around Stefan cel Mare Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Valea Morilor, admire the landmark architecture of Triumphal Arch, and don't miss a visit to St. Theodor Tiron Convent.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Chisinau road trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Chisinau is an approximately 7-hour flight. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Tue) before leaving for Bucharest.

Things to do in Chisinau

Wineries · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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3
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Bucharest, Romania

The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Bucharest is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Palace of Parliament, visit Old Town, explore the world behind art at Peasant Museum (Muzeul Taranului Roman), and walk around Herăstrău Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bucharest road trip planner.

You can drive from Chisinau to Bucharest in 7 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. October in Bucharest sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Sofia.

Things to do in Bucharest

Museums · Tours · Wineries · Parks
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5
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Sofia, Bulgaria

Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sofia: Rila Monastery (in Rila), Yanakiev Ski and Snowboard School (in Borovets) and Plovdiv (Plovdiv Roman Theatre, Plovdiv Old Town, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Sveti Nikolay, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and contemplate the long history of Church St. George Rotunda.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sofia tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Bucharest to Sofia in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. October in Sofia sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Skopje.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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3
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A melting pot of cultures from Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Yugoslavian rule, Skopje serves as the nation's eclectic capital.
Go for a jaunt from Skopje to Tetovo to see Xhamia E Larme about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Matka, take a stroll through Old Bazaar, Skopje, steep yourself in history at Kale, and snap pictures at The Stone Bridge.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Skopje day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sofia to Skopje takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Sofia to Skopje, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October in Skopje, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Skopje

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

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4
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Thessaloniki, Greece

Mother of Israel

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Venture out of the city with trips to Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina) (in Vergina), Edessa Waterfalls (in Edessa) and Kalogria Beach (in Nikiti). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios, visit Ladadika District, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St.Sophia.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Thessaloniki trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Skopje to Thessaloniki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Skopje to Thessaloniki. Traveling from Skopje in October, Thessaloniki is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 12 — 16:

6
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Athens, Greece

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Athens: Akrokorinthos (in Corinth), Nafplio (Nauplion Promenade & Fortress Palamidi) and Archaeological Site Mycenae (in Mycenae). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, take a stroll through Plaka, and admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Thessaloniki to Athens takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Traveling from Thessaloniki in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Athens, with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trips

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