12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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12 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Sighisoara, Romania
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
2
Sunny Beach, Bulgaria
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 30​min
3
Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia
— 1 night
shuttle:  4​h 30​min
4
Saranda, Albania
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
5
Kotor, Montenegro
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: London, United Kingdom

2
nights
Sighisoara, Romania

Sighisoara
As a World Heritage Site, Sighisoara is visited mostly for its fortified Old Town surrounded entirely by city walls.
To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sighisoara travel website .

London, UK to Sighisoara is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Sighisoara is 2 hours. When traveling from London in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Sighisoara, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Sun) before leaving for Sunny Beach.

Things to do in Sighisoara

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

The Fortified Church of Biertan
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Sighisoara Historic Center
Sighisoara Historic Center
The Fortified Church of Biertan ©
The Fortified Church of Biertan
Scara Acoperita-Covered Stairway ©

1
night
Sunny Beach, Bulgaria

Sunny Beach ©
Famous for its nightlife, the town of Sunny Beach along the Black Sea coast is the most popular summer vacation spot in the country.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Savior Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Paraskeva, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Church of St. John Aliturgetos, and finally cool off at Action Aquapark.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Sunny Beach online holiday planner .

Drive from Sighisoara to Sunny Beach in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Sighisoara in September since evenings lows in Sunny Beach dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Ohrid.

Things to do in Sunny Beach

Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nessebar
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Action Aquapark ©
Action Aquapark
The Church of St. John Aliturgetos ©
Church of St. Paraskeva ©
Church of St. Paraskeva

1
night
Ohrid, Republic of 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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ohrid. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Perivlepta, make a trip to River Drim, steep yourself in history at Early Christian Basilica, then view the masterpieces at Icon Gallery-Ohrid, then don't miss a visit to Samoil's Fortress, and finally contemplate the long history of St. Jovan Kaneo.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Ohrid day trip site .

You can drive from Sunny Beach to Ohrid in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sunny Beach to Ohrid due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sunny Beach in September, Ohrid is little chillier at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to take a shuttle to Saranda.

Things to do in Ohrid

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

River Drim
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Lake Ohrid ©
Lake Ohrid
Church of Our Lady Perivlepta ©
Church of Our Lady Perivlepta
St. Jovan Kaneo ©
St. Jovan Kaneo

1
night
Saranda, Albania

Saranda ©
A popular summer destination for its inexpensive accommodation and stony Mediterranean beaches, Saranda has become a favorite of both Albanian and foreign travelers.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Pulebardha Beach and then wander the streets of Butrint.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Saranda trip planner .

You can take a shuttle from Ohrid to Saranda in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ohrid to Saranda due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Ohrid in September; daily highs in Saranda reach 32°C and lows reach 21°C. On the 7th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Saranda

Parks Beaches Neighborhoods

Side Trip

The Blue Eye - Syri i Kalter
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The Blue Eye - Syri i Kalter ©
The Blue Eye - Syri i Kalter
Butrint ©
Butrint
Pulebardha Beach ©
Pulebardha Beach

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Grubonja Palace, don't miss a visit to City Walls, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Blazena Ozana, then pause for some serene contemplation at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, and finally explore the activities along Bay of Kotor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then admire the landmark architecture of St. Tryphon Cathedral.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kotor visit planner .

Traveling by car from Saranda to Kotor takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Saranda in September since evenings lows in Kotor dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Adventure Tours

Side Trip

R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela
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Bay of Kotor ©
Bay of Kotor
River Rafting & Tubing
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela ©
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Bascarsija, then see the interesting displays at War Childhood Museum, then steep yourself in history at Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain), and finally take in the views from Latin Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of History Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina, pause for some serene contemplation at Katedrala Srca Isusova, pick up some local products at Pijaca Markale, then take an in-depth tour of Museum Of Crimes Against Humanity And Genocide 1992-1995, and finally do sightseeing your way with Private Tours.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Sarajevo tour builder website .

Traveling by car from Kotor to Sarajevo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Kotor in September; daily highs in Sarajevo reach 26°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija
War Childhood Museum ©
War Childhood Museum
Walking tours

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