25 days in Europe Itinerary

25 days in Europe Itinerary

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25 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Seattle, United States
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  19​h
1
Brasov, Romania
— 2 nights
2
Bucharest, Romania
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Plovdiv, Bulgaria
— 1 day
4
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 3 nights
5
Berat, Albania
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Kotor, Montenegro
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
8
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 4 nights
9
Belgrade, Serbia
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Seattle, United States

2
nights
Brasov, Romania

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) and Prima Scoala Romaneasca will appeal to museum buffs. Visit Peles Castle and Rasnov Citadel for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Brasov side-trips: Sinaia (Pelisor Castle & Sinaia Monastery). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Church (Biserica Neagra), contemplate the long history of Peasant Fortified Church at Prejmer, take a stroll through Brasov Historical Center, and pause for some serene contemplation at Fortified Church of Harman.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Brasov vacation builder app .

Seattle, USA to Brasov is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Brasov is 10 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Bucharest.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Sinaia, Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Peasant Fortified Church at Prejmer, Rasnov Citadel, Fortified Church of Harman
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Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Peles Castle ©
Peles Castle
Black Church (Biserica Neagra) ©
Black Church (Biserica Neagra)

3
nights
Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Get some historical perspective at Stavropoleos Monastery and Old Town. Peasant Museum (Muzeul Taranului Roman) and Museum of History of the Jewish Community are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Bucharest: Tiriac Collection (in Otopeni) and Mogosoaia Palace (in Mogosoaia). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Parliament, walk around Herăstrău Park, learn more about the world around you at Grigore Antipa National Museum of Natural History, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bucharest holiday builder site .

You can take a train from Brasov to Bucharest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September in Bucharest, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Plovdiv.

Things to do in Bucharest

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Tiriac Collection, Dacian Fortresses of the Orastie Mountains, Mogosoaia Palace
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Peasant Museum (Muzeul Taranului Roman) ©
Stavropoleos Monastery ©
Stavropoleos Monastery
Old Town ©
Old Town

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): make a trip to Assen's Fortress, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Bogoroditsa Petrichka Church, see the interesting displays at Ethnographic Museum, get your game on at Old Plovdiv Retro Photo, then explore the ancient world of Plovdiv Roman Theatre, and finally make a trip to Plovdiv Old Town.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Plovdiv trip maker .

You can drive from Bucharest to Plovdiv in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Plovdiv sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sofia.

Things to do in Plovdiv

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Asenovgrad
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Plovdiv Roman Theatre ©
Plovdiv Roman Theatre
Assen's Fortress ©
Assen's Fortress
St. Bogoroditsa Petrichka Church ©
St. Bogoroditsa Petrichka Church

3
nights
Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
National Museum of History and Regional History Museum Pernik will appeal to museum buffs. Visit St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral and Boyana Church for their historical value. Step out of Sofia with an excursion to Rila Monastery in Rila--about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at The Rotunda Church of St George, take a stroll through Vitosha Boulevard, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Sveti Nikolay, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sofia trip maker tool .

You can drive from Plovdiv to Sofia in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Plovdiv in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 52°F in Sofia. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Berat.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Regional History Museum Pernik, Rila Monastery
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St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Rila Monastery ©
Rila Monastery
Boyana Church ©
Boyana Church

1
day
Berat, Albania

Berat ©
A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
On the 26th (Thu), do a tasting at Cobo Winery, explore the world behind art at National Iconographic Museum Onufri, then admire the landmark architecture of Berat Castle, then see the interesting displays at National Ethnographic Museum Berat, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church.

To find out how to plan a trip to Berat, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Sofia to Berat takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Sofia to Berat is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Sofia in September, expect Berat to be a bit warmer, temps between 83°F and 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Berat

Museums Wineries Historic Sites
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National Ethnographic Museum Berat ©
Berat Castle ©
Berat Castle
Holy Trinity Church ©
Holy Trinity Church

3
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.
Get some historical perspective at Stari Grad Kotor and City Walls. Get a sense of the local culture at Altstadt (Old Town) Budva and Citadel. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, take in the exciting artwork at Namfleg, step into the grandiose world of Kotor’s Castle Of San Giovanni, and explore the activities along Bay of Kotor.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kotor trip maker website .

Drive from Berat to Kotor in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Mostar.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Budva, Perast
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Stari Grad Kotor ©
Stari Grad Kotor
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela ©
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela
Altstadt (Old Town) Budva ©
Altstadt (Old Town) Budva

3
nights
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Bridge (Stari Most) and Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque. Your inner history buff will appreciate il Monte Della Croce and Biscevica Kuca (Biscevic House). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar, hunt for treasures at Old Bazar Kujundziluk, view the masterpieces at Art Studio Pandur, and contemplate the long history of Kajtaz House.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Mostar road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kotor to Mostar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in September, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Mostar

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

il Monte Della Croce
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Old Bridge (Stari Most) ©
Old Bridge (Stari Most)

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as Bascarsija and Emperor's Mosque are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Galerija 11/07/95 and Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of War Childhood Museum, examine the collection at Jewish Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ferhadija Mosque.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sarajevo tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Mostar to Sarajevo by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mostar in October, things will get little chillier in Sarajevo: highs are around 63°F and lows about 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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War Childhood Museum ©
War Childhood Museum
Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija
Galerija 11/07/95 ©
Galerija 11/07/95

3
nights
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kalemegdan and Knez Mihailova. St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save) and Manastir Kaona will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Muzej Nikole Tesle (Nikola Tesla Museum), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, view the masterpieces at Art for All, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ada Ciganlija.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Belgrade attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Sarajevo to Belgrade takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Belgrade, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Manastir Kaona
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Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save) ©

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