20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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20 days in Europe Itinerary

Oslo, Norway
Fly:  5​h 45​min
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
bus:  5​h 45​min
Novi Sad, Serbia
— Few hours
bus:  9​h 45​min
Prizren, Kosovo
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 30​min
Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Veroia, Greece
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Korce, Albania
— Few hours
Drive:  6​h 45​min
Kotor, Montenegro
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 15​min
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
bus:  4​h 30​min
Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— Few hours
Drive:  7​h 15​min
Piran, Slovenia
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 45​min
City of San Marino, San Marino
— Few hours
bus + foot + bus:  4​h
Bologna, Italy
— 2 nights
train + subway:  4​h 30​min
Pompeii, Italy
— 2 nights
subway + train + Fly:  8​h 30​min
Oslo, Norway

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Buda Castle. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, take an in-depth tour of Hospital in the Rock, then explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), and finally step into the grandiose world of Buda Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Memento Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dohány Street Synagogue, take an in-depth tour of Hungarian National Museum (Magyar Nemzeti Muzeum), then ponder the world of politics at Parliament, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

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Oslo, Norway to Budapest is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Oslo in May; daily highs in Budapest reach 25°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Novi Sad.

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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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Novi Sad, Serbia

Novi Sad ©
The regional and cultural center of northern Serbia, the riverside city of Novi Sad occupies a strategically advantageous position between Belgrade and Budapest.
On the 4th (Fri), examine the collection at Muzeum Wojwodiny, see the interesting displays at The Gallery of Matica srpska, view the masterpieces at Dunavska Street, see the interesting displays at City Museum of Novi Sad, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saborna crkva-Orthodox Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Monastery Grgeteg.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Novi Sad journey tool .

Traveling by car from Budapest to Novi Sad takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May in Novi Sad, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Prizren.

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Muzeum Wojwodiny ©
Muzeum Wojwodiny
Dunavska Street ©
Dunavska Street
The Gallery of Matica srpska ©
The Gallery of Matica srpska

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Prizren, Kosovo

Prizren ©
Kosovo's second city, Prizren sits on the slopes of the rugged Sar Mountain, a region bordered by both Albania and the Republic of Macedonia.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Emin Pasa Camii (Emin Pasha Mosque), get engrossed in the history at Albanian League of Prizren Museum [Muzeu Lidhja Shqiptare e Prizrenit], get a new perspective on nature at Marash Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Holy Saviour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sinan Pasha Mosque, and finally take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Prizren trip planner .

Getting from Novi Sad to Prizren by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Skopje.

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Sinan Pasha Mosque ©
Sinan Pasha Mosque
Marash Park ©
Marash Park

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Skopje, Republic of 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 6th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Archaeological Museum of Macedonia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mustafa Pasha Mosque, examine the collection at Museum of Macedonian Struggle, then get engrossed in the history at Holocaust Memorial Centre, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Panteleimon.

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Getting from Prizren to Skopje by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. May in Skopje sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Veroia.

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Museum of Macedonian Struggle ©
Museum of Macedonian Struggle
Church of St. Panteleimon ©
Church of St. Panteleimon
Mustafa Pasha Mosque ©
Mustafa Pasha Mosque

1
day
Veroia, Greece

Veroia ©
Veria, officially transliterated Veroia, historically also spelled Berea, is a city in Macedonia, northern Greece, located 511km north-northwest of the capital Athens and 73km west-southwest of Thessalonica.Even by the standards of Greece, Veria is an old city; first mentioned in the writings of Thucydides in 432 BC, there is evidence that it was populated as early as 1000 BC. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): make a trip to The Jewish synagogue, examine the collection at Hellenic Culture Museum, see the interesting displays at The Byzantine Museum of Veroia, examine the collection at Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina), then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Veria, and finally contemplate the long history of Panagia Dovra Church.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Veroia trip site .

Traveling by car from Skopje to Veroia takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Skopje to Veroia is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Korce.

Things to do in Veroia

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Side Trip

Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina)
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The Byzantine Museum of Veroia ©
The Byzantine Museum of Veroia
Archaeological Museum of Veria ©
Archaeological Museum of Veria

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Korce, Albania

Korce ©
Korçë is a city and municipality in southeastern Albania, and the seat of Korçë County. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Medieval Art, examine the collection at Museum of Oriental Art, pause for some serene contemplation at Ngjallja e Krishtit Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at National Education Museum, then explore the ancient world of Paleochristian Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iljaz Mirahori Mosque.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Korce trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Veroia to Korce by car takes about 2.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Veroia to Korce. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kotor.

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National Museum of Medieval Art ©
National Museum of Medieval Art
Iljaz Mirahori Mosque ©
Iljaz Mirahori Mosque
National Education Museum ©
National Education Museum

1
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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 9th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Drago Palace, explore the historical opulence of Grubonja Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Sea Gate, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Blazena Ozana, then appreciate the extensive heritage of City Walls, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Eustachius.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kotor online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Korce to Kotor takes 7.5 hours. In May in Kotor, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Kotor

#Historic Sites

Side Trips

Our Lady's Temple of Prcanj, Church of St. Eustachius
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Church of Blazena Ozana ©
Church of Blazena Ozana
City Walls ©
City Walls
Church of St. Eustachius ©
Church of St. Eustachius

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Gradske Zidine, see the interesting displays at War Photo Limited, contemplate the long history of Dominican Monastery, then take an in-depth tour of Memorial Room of the Defenders of Dubrovnik, and finally steep yourself in history at Stradun. On your second day here, explore the galleries of Gornji Ugao Tower, wander the streets of Old Town, take in the exciting artwork at Art by Stjepko, then get engrossed in the history at Franciscan Monastery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Rector's Palace.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Dubrovnik trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Kotor to Dubrovnik takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Mostar.

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Gornji Ugao Tower ©
Gornji Ugao Tower
Gradske Zidine ©
Gradske Zidine
Stradun ©
Stradun

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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 12th (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Partisan Cemetery, take a stroll through The historic urban site of Pocitelj, snap pictures at Old Bridge (Stari Most), then brush up on your military savvy at War Photo Exhibition, then view the masterpieces at Art Studio Pandur, and finally see the interesting displays at Bosnian National Monument Muslibegovic House.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Mostar travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Dubrovnik to Mostar by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. May in Mostar sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Banja Luka.

Things to do in Mostar

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The historic urban site of Pocitelj
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Old Bridge (Stari Most) ©
Old Bridge (Stari Most)
Art Studio Pandur ©
Art Studio Pandur

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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. You've now added Vrbas River to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Banja Luka, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sv. Bonaventure Catholic Cathedral, view the masterpieces at Republika Srpska Art Gallery, step into the grandiose world of Tvrdava Kastel, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mariastern Abbey, and finally explore the activities along Vrbas River.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Banja Luka road trip site .

You can drive from Mostar to Banja Luka in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Piran.

Things to do in Banja Luka

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Mariastern Abbey ©
Mariastern Abbey
Tvrdava Kastel ©
Tvrdava Kastel

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Piran, Slovenia

Piran ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): contemplate the long history of First of May Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Bernardine, examine the collection at Sergej Masera Maritime Museum (Pomorski muzej), then learn about winemaking at Vinakoper, then pause for some serene contemplation at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower, and finally contemplate the long history of Muda Gate.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Piran tour itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Banja Luka to Piran takes 5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Piran can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to City of San Marino.

Things to do in Piran

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Side Trip

Koper
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Muda Gate ©
Muda Gate
Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower ©
Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower

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City of San Marino, San Marino

City of San Marino ©
The capital of one of the world's smallest and oldest republics, the hillside city of San Marino boasts a World Heritage-listed old town that's known for its winding cobblestone streets and sweeping views of the surrounding countryside.
On the 15th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Montale Tower, view the masterpieces at Palazzo Graziani, examine the collection at Il Mondo di Leonardo, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica del Santo Marino, then steep yourself in history at Piazza della Liberta, and finally examine the collection at Torture Museum.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the City of San Marino online trip maker .

Getting from Piran to City of San Marino by car takes about 5 hours. In May, daytime highs in City of San Marino are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bologna.

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Guaita ©
Guaita
Piazza della Liberta ©
Piazza della Liberta
Basilica del Santo Marino ©
Basilica del Santo Marino

2
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Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Piazza Maggiore, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita, see the interesting displays at Museo per la Memoria di Ustica, then examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Mura. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Museum of the History of Bologna, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Civico Archeologico, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Domenico, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Grande.

For where to stay and more tourist information, refer to the Bologna trip planner .

You can drive from City of San Marino to Bologna in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. When traveling from City of San Marino in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Bologna: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Pompeii.

Things to do in Bologna

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Side Trips

Ferrara, Piazza Grande
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Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita
Piazza Grande ©
Piazza Grande
Piazza Maggiore ©
Piazza Maggiore

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Pompeii, Italy

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
On the 18th (Fri), delve into the distant past at Ruins of Herculaneum, steep yourself in history at Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei, and then take an in-depth tour of Museo archeologico. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Scavi di Oplontis, delve into the distant past at Oplonti Villa di Poppea Ruins, explore the ancient world of Teatro Grande, don't miss a visit to Stabian Baths (Terme Stabiane), then admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Pompeii travel route tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Bologna to Pompeii takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and subway; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pompeii

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Ravello, Torre Annunziata, Ruins of Herculaneum, Museo archeologico
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Ruins of Herculaneum ©
Ruins of Herculaneum
Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei ©
Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo

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