59 days in Europe Itinerary

59 days in Europe Itinerary

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1
Edirne, Turkey
— 3 nights
2
Plovdiv, Bulgaria
— 4 nights
3
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 5 nights
4
Zajecar, Serbia
— 1 day
5
Belgrade, Serbia
— 5 nights
6
Osijek, Croatia
— 1 day
7
Zagreb, Croatia
— 5 nights
8
Rijeka, Croatia
— 5 nights
9
Zadar, Croatia
— 6 nights
10
Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 3 nights
11
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 5 nights
12
Žabljak, Montenegro
— 4 nights
13
Pristina, Kosovo
— 3 nights
14
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 3 nights
15
Tirana, Albania
— 3 nights
16
Butrint, Albania
— 2 nights

3
nights
Edirne, Turkey

Edirne ©
Edirne is a city in the northwestern Turkish province of Edirne in the region of East Thrace, close to Turkey's borders with Greece and Bulgaria. Get some cultural insight at Selimiye Mosque and Beyazit II Mosque Complex. Museum-lovers will get to explore Edirne Kent Muzesi and Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Edirne: Kirklareli (Ataturk Evi & Istasyon Caddesi). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eski Cami, contemplate the long history of Muradiye Camii, learn about all things military at Balkan War Museum, and don't miss a visit to Kum Kasri Hamami.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Edirne trip app.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiports are Istanbul Airport and Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Plovdiv.

Things to do in Edirne

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kirklareli
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 30:
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Selimiye Mosque ©
Selimiye Mosque
Beyazit II Mosque Complex ©
Beyazit II Mosque Complex
Muradiye Camii ©
Muradiye Camii

4
nights
Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Plovdiv ©
Though it is often seen as merely a stopover city, Plovdiv is actually a lively university town with bohemian cafes, a thriving art scene, and exciting nightlife.
Popular historic sites such as Bachkovo Monastery and Plovdiv Roman Theatre are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ethnographic Museum and Old Plovdiv Retro Photo. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at "St. st. Konstantin and Elena" Church, examine the collection at Air Museum Plovdiv, get engrossed in the history at Small Basilica, and get a new perspective on nature at Regional Natural History Museum of Plovdiv.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Plovdiv road trip app.

Traveling by car from Edirne to Plovdiv takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Edirne to Plovdiv, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June in Plovdiv, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sofia.

Things to do in Plovdiv

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Bachkovo Monastery
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Bachkovo Monastery ©
Bachkovo Monastery
Ethnographic Museum ©
Ethnographic Museum
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"St. st. Konstantin and Elena" Church

5
nights
Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Popular historic sites such as Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church and Vitosha Boulevard are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dancing Bears Park and Vihren. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sofia: Tsari Mali Grad (in Belchin), Prohodna Cave (in Karlukovo) and Rila Monastery (in Rila). There's much more to do: learn about all things military at National Museum of Military History, make a trip to Ancient Serdica Archaeological Complex, explore the ancient world of Ancient Orthodox Church Saint Parascheva - the Old "St. Petka", and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St Paraskeva.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Sofia trip planner.

You can drive from Plovdiv to Sofia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Plovdiv in July since evenings lows in Sofia dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Zajecar.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Dancing Bears Park, Vihren, Tsari Mali Grad, Prohodna Cave, Rila Monastery
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Dancing Bears Park ©
Dancing Bears Park
Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church ©
Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church
Rila Monastery ©
Rila Monastery

1
day
Zajecar, Serbia

Zajecar ©
Zaječar is a city and the administrative center of the Zaječar District in eastern Serbia. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Felix Romuliana in Gamzigrad, see the interesting displays at Narodni Muzej Zajecar, and then explore the ancient world of Romuliana, Roman palace at entrance.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Zajecar day trip planning website.

You can drive from Sofia to Zajecar in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Sofia to Zajecar, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Belgrade.

Things to do in Zajecar

Historic Sites Museums
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Felix Romuliana in Gamzigrad ©
Felix Romuliana in Gamzigrad
Narodni Muzej Zajecar ©
Narodni Muzej Zajecar

5
nights
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sremski Karlovci and Oplenac. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Smederevo Fortress and Podrum Probus. Venture out of the city with trips to Krusedol Monastery (in Fruska Gora National Park), Novi Sad (Strand, A Girl with the Horn of Plenty Statue, &more) and Viminacium Archaeological Park (in Kostolac). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Petka's Chapel, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sava Temple, learn about all things military at Military Museum, and admire the striking features of Crkva Svetog Marka.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Belgrade itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Zajecar to Belgrade in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. July in Belgrade sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Osijek.

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Sremski Karlovci, Novi Sad, Oplenac, Krusedol Monastery, Smederevo Fortress
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 15:
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Sremski Karlovci ©
Sremski Karlovci
Oplenac ©
Oplenac
Podrum Probus ©
Podrum Probus

1
day
Osijek, Croatia

Osijek ©
Osijek is the fourth largest city in Croatia with a population of 108,048 in 2011. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kuzni Pillar, thenlearn about winemaking at Obiteljski Podrum Szabo, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Kopacki Rit Nature Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Trg Svetog Trojstva.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Osijek trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Belgrade to Osijek in 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Osijek are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Osijek

Historic Sites Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Obiteljski Podrum Szabo, Kopacki Rit Nature Park
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 16:
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Kopacki Rit Nature Park ©
Kopacki Rit Nature Park
Obiteljski Podrum Szabo ©
Obiteljski Podrum Szabo

5
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Atelier Mestrovic and Image of War - Photography Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan) and Zagreb 80's Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Zagreb: Old Castle (Stari Grad) (in Varazdin), Konjicki Klub Rakovica (in Rakovica) and Staro selo museum (in Kumrovec). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Sastavci, wander the streets of Upper Town (Gornji Grad), see the interesting displays at Zagreb City Museum, and don't miss a visit to Marshal Tito Square / Trg Marsala Tita.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, read Zagreb road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Osijek to Zagreb takes 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Zagreb can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rijeka.

Things to do in Zagreb

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Plitvice Lakes National Park, Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan), Marija Bistrica Church, Old Castle (Stari Grad), Staro selo museum
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 21:
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Atelier Mestrovic ©
Atelier Mestrovic
Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan) ©
Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan)
Old Castle (Stari Grad) ©
Old Castle (Stari Grad)

5
nights
Rijeka, Croatia

Rijeka ©
Rijeka is the principal seaport and the third-largest city in Croatia (after Zagreb and Split). You'll discover tucked-away gems like Trsat Castle and Korzo. Get some historical perspective at Church on San Marino Island and Stube Petra Kruzica. Explore Rijeka's surroundings by going to Medevja Beach (in Medveja), Opatija (Crkva Navjestenja & Kredenca Opatija) and Ethnographic Museum (in Moscenice). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Sablicevo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Crkva sv. Jurja mucenika, look and learn at Astronomical Centre Rijeka, and pause for some serene contemplation at Shrine of Our Lady of Trsat.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rijeka trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Zagreb to Rijeka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Zagreb in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in Rijeka. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Zadar.

Things to do in Rijeka

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Opatija, Church on San Marino Island, Medevja Beach, Ethnographic Museum
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 26:
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Trsat Castle ©
Trsat Castle
Korzo ©
Korzo
Church on San Marino Island ©
Church on San Marino Island

6
nights
Zadar, Croatia

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Popular historic sites such as Church of St. Donat and Narodni trg u Zadru are in your itinerary. Archaeological Museum Zadar and Museum of Illusions will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Historic City of Trogir (in Trogir) and Split (Cathedral of Saint Domnius, Old Split, &more). The adventure continues: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, admire the striking features of City Sentinel, make a trip to The Forum, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Zadar online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Rijeka to Zadar in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Rijeka in July, Zadar is little chillier at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Banja Luka.

Things to do in Zadar

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Split, Historic City of Trogir
Find places to stay Jul 26 — Aug 1:
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Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat
Scuba & Snorkeling
Zadar Land City Gates ©
Zadar Land City Gates

3
nights
Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Banja Luka ©
Banja Luka, ) or Banjaluka is the largest city and the de facto capital of the Republika Srpska entity and second largest city in Bosnia and Herzegovina after the capital Sarajevo. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mariastern Abbey and Republika Srpska Art Gallery. Visiting National Park Kozara and Pliva Waterfall will get you outdoors. Step out of Banja Luka to go to Sanski-Most and see Hamzibegova Dzamija, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Etno Muzej Ljubacke Doline, explore the venue of Banski Dvor, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Banja Luka.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Banja Luka tour builder.

Traveling by car from Zadar to Banja Luka takes 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Banja Luka

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Hamzibegova Dzamija, National Park Kozara, Pliva Waterfall
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National Park Kozara ©
National Park Kozara
Pliva Waterfall ©
Pliva Waterfall
Mariastern Abbey ©
Mariastern Abbey

5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque and Galerija 11/07/95. You'll discover tucked-away gems like War Childhood Museum and Museum Battle for the Wounded on Neretva River. Take a break from Sarajevo with a short trip to ARK D-0: Tito's Nuclear Bunker in Konjic, about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: walk around Vrelo Bosne, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel in Sarajevo, steep yourself in history at Bascarsija, and admire the sheer force of Skakavac.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Sarajevo travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Banja Luka to Sarajevo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Sarajevo sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Žabljak.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Sarajevo Canton, ARK D-0: Tito's Nuclear Bunker, Museum Battle for the Wounded on Neretva River
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Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque ©
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque
War Childhood Museum ©
War Childhood Museum
Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija

4
nights
Žabljak, Montenegro

Žabljak ©
A trip to Zabljak takes you to the north of the country, a mountainous region that's as steeped in great scenery and views as it is in history and culture.
Get in touch with nature at Bobotov Kuk and Adventure Park Durmitor. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Black Lake and Đurđevića Tara Bridge. Explore Žabljak's surroundings by going to The Cathedral Church of St Basil of Ostrog (in Nikšić) and Plužine (Waterfall Rafting Centre, Lake Piva, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see human ingenuity at work at Mratinje Dam, get your game on at Adventure Park Lovcen, and pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Heroes and Partizans of World War II.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Žabljak vacation site.

Traveling by car from Sarajevo to Žabljak takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Pristina.

Things to do in Žabljak

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Plužine, Mratinje Dam, The Cathedral Church of St Basil of Ostrog
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Bobotov Kuk ©
Bobotov Kuk
Black Lake ©
Black Lake
Adventure Park Durmitor ©
Adventure Park Durmitor

3
nights
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.
Saint Demetrius Church and Medieval Monuments in Kosovo will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Ethnographic Museum (Muzeu Etnologjik) and Kosovo Museum. Explore Pristina's surroundings by going to Shar Mountain National Park (in Prizren) and Pec (Via Ferrata Ari & Sleeping beauty Cave). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Stacion - Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina and buy something for everyone on your list at ALBI Shopping Mall.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Pristina trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Žabljak to Pristina in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Skopje.

Things to do in Pristina

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Pec, Shar Mountain National Park, Medieval Monuments in Kosovo, Saint Demetrius Church
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 16:
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Via Ferrata Ari ©
Via Ferrata Ari
Ethnographic Museum (Muzeu Etnologjik) ©
Ethnographic Museum (Muzeu Etnologjik)
Shar Mountain National Park ©
Shar Mountain National Park

3
nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Church of St. Panteleimon and Mustafa Pasha Mosque. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Holocaust Memorial Centre and Old Bazaar, Skopje. Venture out of the city with trips to Tetovo (Xhamia E Larme & Arabati Baba Tekke) and Stobi (in Palikura). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Archaeological Museum of Macedonia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Savior Church, and do a tasting at Brzanov Winery.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Skopje road trip app.

Getting from Pristina to Skopje by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In August, daytime highs in Skopje are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Skopje

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Tetovo, Stobi
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Church of St. Panteleimon ©
Church of St. Panteleimon
Mustafa Pasha Mosque ©
Mustafa Pasha Mosque
Stobi ©
Stobi

3
nights
Tirana, Albania

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Rozafa Castle and Ardenica Monastery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ethnographic Museum of Kruja and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Tirana side-trips: Marubi National Museum of Photography (in Shkoder) and The Beach Bar (in Durres). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Muzeu Historik Kombetar, see the interesting displays at House of Leaves, and get a new perspective on nature at National Archaeological Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tirana trip planner.

You can drive from Skopje to Tirana in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Butrint.

Things to do in Tirana

Outdoors Museums Tours

Side Trips

Shkoder, Ethnographic Museum of Kruja, Ardenica Monastery, The Beach Bar
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 22:
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Rozafa Castle ©
Rozafa Castle
Ethnographic Museum of Kruja ©
Ethnographic Museum of Kruja
Marubi National Museum of Photography ©
Marubi National Museum of Photography

2
nights
Butrint, Albania

Butrint ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Butrint National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): explore the activities along Blue Eye.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Butrint online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Tirana to Butrint takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Tirana to Butrint, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tirana in August, Butrint is a bit warmer at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Butrint

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Blue Eye
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 24:
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Butrint National Park ©
Butrint National Park
Blue Eye ©
Blue Eye

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