28 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

28 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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Pristina, Kosovo
— 4 nights
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Prizren, Kosovo
— 2 nights
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Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 2 nights
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Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia
— 2 nights
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Berat, Albania
— 2 nights
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Kruje, Albania
— 2 nights
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Shkoder, Albania
— 2 nights
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Budva, Montenegro
— 2 nights
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Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 3 nights
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Novi Sad, Serbia
— 2 nights
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Sremski Karlovci, Serbia
— 2 nights

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Pristina, Kosovo — 4 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pristina: Pec (Via Ferrata Ari, Patriarchate of Pec, &more). There's much more to do: make a trip to Gracanica Monastery, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Sultan Murat, stroll around Germia Park, and admire the striking features of Džamija cara.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Pristina holiday maker website.

If you are flying in from Turkey, the closest major aiport is Priština Adem Jashari International Airport. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Prizren.
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Prizren, Kosovo — 2 nights

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.
Step out of Prizren to go to Decan and see Visoki Decani Monastery, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: expand your understanding of the military at Kalaja Fortress, make a trip to Our Lady of Ljevis, take in the spiritual surroundings of Emin Pasa Camii (Emin Pasha Mosque), and snap pictures at Stone Bridge.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Prizren road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Pristina to Prizren takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Skopje.
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Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia — 2 nights

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 23rd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Kale and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Matka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): wander the streets of Old Bazaar, Skopje, take in the views from The Stone Bridge, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Macedonia Square.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Skopje online route planner.

Traveling by car from Prizren to Skopje takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Skopje, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ohrid.
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Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia — 2 nights

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 25th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ohrid.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ohrid trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Skopje to Ohrid by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Skopje, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Ohrid, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Berat.
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Berat, Albania — 2 nights

A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): see the interesting displays at National Ethnographic Museum Berat, then explore the world behind art at National Iconographic Museum Onufri, and then admire the landmark architecture of Berat Castle. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church, learn about winemaking at Cobo Winery, and then don't miss a visit to Quarter Of Gorica.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Berat trip app.

Traveling by car from Ohrid to Berat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Ohrid in May, expect nights in Berat to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kruje.
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Kruje, Albania — 2 nights

Krujë is a town and a municipality in north central Albania. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): examine the collection at Ethnographic Museum of Kruja and then explore the historical opulence of Kruja Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Preza Castle and then get a taste of the local shopping with Old Bazaar (Pazari i Vjeter).

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kruje holiday planner.

Drive from Berat to Kruje in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Shkoder.
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Shkoder, Albania — 2 nights

Its geographic location has made Shkoder, one of Europe's oldest cities, an important cultural and economic center of the Balkans over the years.
On the 30th (Mon), take in the views from Mesi Bridge and then contemplate the waterfront views at Shkodra Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Marubi National Museum of Photography, then explore the historical opulence of Rozafa Castle, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Shkoder journey maker.

Getting from Kruje to Shkoder by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train. In May in Shkoder, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Budva.
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Budva, Montenegro — 2 nights

Montenegro's top tourist destination, Budva draws big crowds with its pulsating nightlife and sun-kissed beaches.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Kotor City Walls & Fortress, then contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Kotor, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Rocks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): appreciate the history behind Ballet Dancer Statue, stroll through Mogren Beach, then steep yourself in history at Citadel, and finally steep yourself in history at Budva Old Town.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Budva online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Shkoder to Budva by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Shkoder in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Budva, with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Trebinje.
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Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina — 2 nights

Trebinje is the southernmost municipality and city in Bosnia and Herzegovina. On the 3rd (Fri), explore the fascinating underground world of Vjetrenica, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tvrdoš Monastery, and then take in the views from Arslanagica Bridge. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Trebinje Old City, then don't miss a visit to Trg Slobode, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hercegovacka Gracanica.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Trebinje trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Budva to Trebinje takes 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Trebinje can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Mostar.
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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina — 3 nights

Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mostar: il Monte Della Croce (in Medjugorje) and Kravica (in Studenci). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Old Bridge (Stari Most), take in the spiritual surroundings of Koski-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque, explore the activities along Neretva River, and make a trip to Blagaj tekija.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Mostar road trip planning tool.

Getting from Trebinje to Mostar by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Mostar are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can fly to Novi Sad.
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Novi Sad, Serbia — 2 nights

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 8th (Wed), stroll around Danube Park and then expand your understanding of the military at Petrovaradin Fortress. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Svetozar Miletic Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Name of Mary Church, and then stroll through Strand.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Novi Sad route app.

Traveling by car from Mostar to Novi Sad takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. While traveling from Mostar, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Novi Sad, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Sremski Karlovci.
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Sremski Karlovci, Serbia — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Karlovacka gimnazija, then admire the landmark architecture of Orthodox Cathedral of St Nicholas, and then learn about winemaking at Podrum Probus. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Krusedol Monastery, then ponder the design of The Four Lions, and then contemplate the long history of Sremski Karlovci.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sremski Karlovci online driving holiday planner.

Sremski Karlovci is just a stone's throw from Novi Sad. June in Sremski Karlovci sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night.
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