48 days in Europe Itinerary

48 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Aschaffenburg, Germany
Drive:  7 h
1
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
4
Bled, Slovenia
— 1 night
Bus:  45 min
5
Bohinjsko Jezero, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Postojna, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
7
Zagreb, Croatia
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
8
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
9
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
10
Hvar, Croatia
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  3 h 30 min
11
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
12
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
13
Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
14
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
15
Zabljak, Montenegro
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
16
Kotor, Montenegro
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
17
Budva, Montenegro
— 1 night
Drive:  15 min
18
Sveti Stefan, Montenegro
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
19
Shkoder, Albania
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
20
Tirana, Albania
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
21
Vlore, Albania
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
22
Gjirokaster, Albania
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
23
Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
24
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
25
Rila, Bulgaria
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
26
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h
27
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6 h
End: Aschaffenburg, Germany

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Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hundertwasserhaus as well as The Hofburg. Explore hidden gems such as Rathausplatz and Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Cafe Gloriette, and browse the collection at Osterreichischen Nationalbibliothek.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Vienna trip itinerary maker site.

Aschaffenburg, Germany to Vienna is an approximately 5.5- hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. In October in Vienna, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Bratislava.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg

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nights
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava ©
Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Blue Church of St. Elizabeth, Bratislava Old Town, St. Michael's Tower & Street, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take a stroll through Bratislava Old Town. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Bratislava Castle, appreciate the history behind Victory - a monument of liberation by the Red Army, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Blue Church of St. Elizabeth, then make a trip to Slovak Philharmonic, then get your game on at Mackafe (cat cafe), and finally don't miss a visit to St. Michael's Tower & Street.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bratislava trip builder.

Getting from Vienna to Bratislava by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October in Bratislava, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 8°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Fun & Games
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Bratislava Castle ©
Bratislava Castle
Blue Church of St. Elizabeth ©
Blue Church of St. Elizabeth
St. Michael's Tower & Street ©
St. Michael's Tower & Street

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Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): ponder the world of politics at Town Hall and then walk around Congress Square (Kongresni trg). Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Gornji Trg and then make a trip to Old Square (Stari trg).

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

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Bratislava to Ljubljana takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In October in Ljubljana, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. On the 11th (Fri), you'll travel to Bled.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks
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Congress Square (Kongresni trg) ©
Congress Square (Kongresni trg)
Old Square (Stari trg) ©
Old Square (Stari trg)
Town Hall ©
Town Hall

1
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Bled, Slovenia

Bled ©
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): get great views at Ojstrica.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bled road trip website.

Getting from Ljubljana to Bled by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. October in Bled sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can catch the bus to Bohinjsko Jezero.

Things to do in Bled

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Vintgar Gorge
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Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge
Ojstrica ©
Ojstrica

1
night
Bohinjsko Jezero, Slovenia

Bohinjsko Jezero
The mirror-like waters of the largest glacial lake in Slovenia make Bohinjsko Jezero one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bohinjsko Jezero trip planner.

Getting from Bled to Bohinjsko Jezero by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive. October in Bohinjsko Jezero sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Postojna.

Things to do in Bohinjsko Jezero

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Postojna, Slovenia

Postojna ©
With its friendly atmosphere, breathtaking landscapes, natural phenomena, and historical monuments, Postojna offers everything you need for a peaceful vacation or a quick getaway from the city.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Predjama Castle.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Postojna road trip planner.

You can drive from Bohinjsko Jezero to Postojna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Postojna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Škocjan Caves
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Škocjan Caves ©
Škocjan Caves
Predjama Castle ©
Predjama Castle

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nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, and then don't miss a visit to King Tomislav Square.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Zagreb holiday maker site.

You can drive from Postojna to Zagreb in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Zagreb sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Thu) before leaving for Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Museums
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St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka)
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
King Tomislav Square ©
King Tomislav Square

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nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Slapovi Milke Trnine and then look for all kinds of wild species at Konjicki Klub Rakovica. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Veliki Prstavac, then explore the activities along Veliko Lake, then explore the activities along Milanovac Lake, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Milanovacki Slap.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Plitvice Lakes National Park trip planner.

You can take a bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. On the 19th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Split.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Pevalekovi Slapovi ©
Pevalekovi Slapovi
Gavanovac Lake ©
Gavanovac Lake

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nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): examine the collection at Museum of Senses Split and then explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Split sightseeing planning website.

Traveling by car from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Split takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Split can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Museums
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Galerija Mestrovic ©
Galerija Mestrovic
Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic) ©
Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic)

1
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Hvar, Croatia

Hvar ©
The Croatian island of Hvar serves as a picturesque location for a Mediterranean holiday, with a range of offerings from quiet coves to a lively medieval town.
On the 21st (Mon), look and learn at Fort Napoljun - Napolean and then contemplate the long history of Spanjola. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Glavica Hill.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hvar vacation tool.

You can drive from Split to Hvar in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mostar.

Things to do in Hvar

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Glavica Hill
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Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Fort Napoljun - Napolean ©
Fort Napoljun - Napolean

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nights
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): make a trip to Missionarie della Famiglia Ferita Maria and then take in the views from Old Bridge (Stari Most). On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Neretva River, then take an in-depth tour of The Hamam Museum, and then make a trip to Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mostar trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Hvar to Mostar takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Hvar in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Mostar, with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Mostar

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Missionarie della Famiglia Ferita Maria
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Old Bridge (Stari Most) ©
Old Bridge (Stari Most)
Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar ©
Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar
Neretva River ©
Neretva River

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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 25th (Fri), make a trip to Sarajevo War Tunnel, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then steep yourself in history at Bascarsija. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel in Sarajevo, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then stroll around Vrelo Bosne.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sarajevo trip planner.

You can take a train from Mostar to Sarajevo in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Mostar in October, with highs in Sarajevo at 20°C and lows at 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Trebinje.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Vrelo Bosne
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija
Sarajevo War Tunnel ©
Sarajevo War Tunnel

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Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Trebinje ©
Trebinje is the southernmost municipality and city in Bosnia and Herzegovina. On the 27th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tvrdoš Monastery and then do a tasting at Vukoje Cellars.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Trebinje itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Sarajevo to Trebinje in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sarajevo in October, with highs in Trebinje at 24°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Trebinje

Historic Sites Wineries
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Tvrdoš Monastery ©
Tvrdoš Monastery

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): sample the tasty concoctions at Dubrovnik Beer Company.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Trebinje to Dubrovnik takes an hour. In October, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Zabljak.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Love Stories Museum ©
Love Stories Museum

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Zabljak, Montenegro

Zabljak ©
Žabljak is a small town in northern Montenegro. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): snap pictures at Đurđevića Tara Bridge, contemplate the waterfront views at Jablan Lake, then get outside with Adventure Park Durmitor, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Black Lake.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Zabljak trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Dubrovnik to Zabljak by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Zabljak

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Black Lake ©
Black Lake
Đurđevića Tara Bridge ©
Đurđevića Tara Bridge
Adventure Park Durmitor ©
Adventure Park Durmitor

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Trg Sv. Tripuna, take a memorable drive along Viewing Point at the Road Kotor-Lovcen, take in panoramic vistas at Kampana Tower, contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Kotor, then pause for some serene contemplation at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, and finally admire the striking features of Crkva Gospe od Skrpjela.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kotor road trip app.

You can drive from Zabljak to Kotor in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 31st (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Budva.

Things to do in Kotor

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Perast, Our Lady of Health
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Bay of Kotor
Bay of Kotor
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela ©
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela
Trg Sv. Tripuna ©
Trg Sv. Tripuna

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Budva, Montenegro

Budva ©
Montenegro's top tourist destination, Budva draws big crowds with its pulsating nightlife and sun-kissed beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): steep yourself in history at Altstadt (Old Town) Budva, then contemplate the long history of Citadel, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Trinity.

Plan my day in Budva using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Budva is just a stone's throw from Kotor. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Sveti Stefan.

Things to do in Budva

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Crkva Svetog Tome
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Altstadt (Old Town) Budva ©
Altstadt (Old Town) Budva
Church of the Holy Trinity ©
Church of the Holy Trinity
Citadel ©
Citadel

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Sveti Stefan, Montenegro

Sveti Stefan
Sveti Stefan is a small islet and 5-star hotel resort on the Adriatic coast of Montenegro, approximately southeast of Budva.The resort, known commercially as Aman Sveti Stefan, includes part of the mainland, where the Villa Miločer part of the resort is located. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery Praskvica.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Sveti Stefan road trip planning app.

Sveti Stefan is very close to Budva. In November, daily temperatures in Sveti Stefan can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Shkoder.

Things to do in Sveti Stefan

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Crkva Svete Petke, Monastery Praskvica, The Monastery of Rezevici, Petrovac Quay
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Monastery Praskvica
Monastery Praskvica
Petrovac Quay ©
Petrovac Quay
Milocher Park ©
Milocher Park

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Shkoder, Albania

Shkoder ©
Its geographic location has made Shkoder, one of Europe's oldest cities, an important cultural and economic center of the Balkans over the years.
Explore hidden gems such as Rozafa Castle and Shengjin Beach. Take a break from Shkoder with a short trip to Patok Lagoon in Fushe Kuqe, about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Shkodra Lake, view the masterpieces at Venice Art Mask Factory, see the interesting displays at Marubi National Museum of Photography, and take in the views from Mesi Bridge.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Shkoder online trip builder.

Drive from Sveti Stefan to Shkoder in 2 hours. In November in Shkoder, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Tirana.

Things to do in Shkoder

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Shengjin Beach, Patok Lagoon
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Patok Lagoon ©
Patok Lagoon
Rozafa Castle ©
Rozafa Castle
Shkodra Lake ©
Shkodra Lake

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Tirana, Albania

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
On the 6th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Muzeu Historik Kombetar and then don't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tirana trip planner.

Traveling by car from Shkoder to Tirana takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in November, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Vlore.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums Tours Beaches

Side Trips

Ethnographic Museum of Kruja, The Beach Bar
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Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar
Ethnographic Museum of Kruja ©
Ethnographic Museum of Kruja
Food Tours

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Vlore, Albania

Vlore ©
Vlorë is the third largest city and a municipality in Albania. Discover out-of-the-way places like Apollonia Archaeological Park and Ardenica Monastery. Get out of town with these interesting Vlore side-trips: Church of St Mary (in Fier) and Llogara National Park (in Llogara National Park). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Independence, see the interesting displays at Ethnographic Museum, Vlore, make a trip to Zvernec Monastery, and appreciate the history behind Muradie Mosque.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Vlore trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tirana to Vlore takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In November in Vlore, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Vlore

Historic Sites Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Ardenica Monastery, Apollonia Archaeological Park, Church of St Mary, Llogara National Park
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Apollonia Archaeological Park ©
Apollonia Archaeological Park
Llogara National Park ©
Llogara National Park
Church of St Mary ©
Church of St Mary

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Gjirokaster, Albania

Gjirokaster
Along with the central Albanian town of Berat, Gjirokastra serves as a striking World Heritage Site known for its Ottoman architecture.
For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Gjirokaster itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Vlore to Gjirokaster takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and car; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vlore to Gjirokaster due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vlore in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Gjirokaster, with lows of 13°C. On the 12th (Tue), you'll travel to Ohrid.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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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.
On the 12th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Mary Perybleptos, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Jovan Kaneo, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ohrid. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Monastery Saint Naum and then see the interesting displays at National Workshop For Handmade Paper.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Ohrid route planner.

You can drive from Gjirokaster to Ohrid in 5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Gjirokaster to Ohrid is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Gjirokaster in November, with highs in Ohrid at 15°C and lows at 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Skopje.

Things to do in Ohrid

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Lake Ohrid ©
Lake Ohrid
Monastery Saint Naum ©
Monastery Saint Naum
St. Jovan Kaneo ©
St. Jovan Kaneo

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Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia

A melting pot of cultures from Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Yugoslavian rule, Skopje serves as the nation's eclectic capital.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mustafa Pasha Mosque, explore the activities along Lake Matka, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Panteleimon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Skopje journey planner.

Getting from Ohrid to Skopje by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rila.

Things to do in Skopje

Tours Nature Parks
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Lake Matka ©
Lake Matka
Church of St. Panteleimon ©
Church of St. Panteleimon

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Rila, Bulgaria

Rila ©
Rila is a town in southwestern Bulgaria, in Rila Municipality, part of Kyustendil Province. Seven Rila Lakes has been added to your itinerary. On the 16th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Rila Monastery and then contemplate the waterfront views at Seven Rila Lakes.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rila online travel route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Skopje to Rila. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. November in Rila sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Sofia.

Things to do in Rila

Historic Sites Nature Parks

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Seven Rila Lakes
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Rila Monastery ©
Rila Monastery
Seven Rila Lakes ©
Seven Rila Lakes

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Sofia, Bulgaria

Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
On the 17th (Sun), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, admire the striking features of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, and then make a trip to Saint Sofia Monument.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sofia journey maker tool.

Traveling by car from Rila to Sofia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. November in Sofia sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Sofia

Tours Historic Sites Fun & Games
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St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Room Escape Games

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Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, then get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, and then don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest day trip planning site.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Sofia to Budapest in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In November in Budapest, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Tours Historic Sites
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Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
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Fisherman's Bastion
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