30 days in Europe Itinerary

30 days in Europe Itinerary

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30 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Fly:  16​h
Istanbul, Turkey
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia
— 1 night
shuttle:  2​h 15​min
Tirana, Albania
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Budva, Montenegro
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
Kotor, Montenegro
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
train:  2​h
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + shuttle + bus + Drive:  4​h 45​min
Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

5
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Visit Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Suleymaniye Cami for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Galata Tower. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, steep yourself in history at Little Hagia Sophia, and admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church).

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Istanbul itinerary planning website .

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia to Istanbul is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Kota Kinabalu in April, expect Istanbul to be much colder, temps between 20°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

3
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Visit St. Stephen's Cathedral and Historic Center of Vienna for their historical value. Schonbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), don't miss a visit to Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Karlskirche.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Vienna trip planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Vienna in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul to Vienna, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Sofia.

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Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Schonbrunn Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace

1
night
Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
On the 18th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Saint Nedelja Church, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then pause for some serene contemplation at Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Saint Alexandar Nevski.

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You can fly from Vienna to Sofia in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In April in Sofia, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Skopje.

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Cathedral Saint Alexandar Nevski ©
Cathedral Saint Alexandar Nevski
Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church ©
Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church
Saint Nedelja Church ©
Saint Nedelja Church

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Millennium Cross, then take in the views from The Stone Bridge, and then admire the striking features of Daut Pasha Hamam.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Skopje driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Sofia to Skopje in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In April, daily temperatures in Skopje can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ohrid.

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Daut Pasha Hamam ©
Daut Pasha Hamam
The Stone Bridge ©
The Stone Bridge
Millennium Cross ©
Millennium Cross

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.
On the 20th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Samoil's Fortress, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Plaoshnik, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Jovan Kaneo.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ohrid trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Skopje to Ohrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Skopje in April, expect nights in Ohrid to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are little chillier, around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Tirana.

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St. Jovan Kaneo ©
St. Jovan Kaneo
Plaoshnik ©
Plaoshnik
Samoil's Fortress ©
Samoil's Fortress

1
night
Tirana, Albania

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): don't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square, then appreciate the history behind Skanderbeg Statue, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Grand Park (Parku i Madh), and finally get engrossed in the history at National History Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tirana trip planner .

You can take a shuttle from Ohrid to Tirana in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Ohrid in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tirana, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Budva.

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National History Museum ©
National History Museum
Skanderbeg Square ©
Skanderbeg Square
Grand Park (Parku i Madh) ©
Grand Park (Parku i Madh)

1
night
Budva, Montenegro

Budva ©
Montenegro's top tourist destination, Budva draws big crowds with its pulsating nightlife and sun-kissed beaches.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): kick back and relax at Becici Beach, then contemplate the long history of Citadela Fortress, then make a trip to Budva City Walls, and finally steep yourself in history at Altstadt (Old Town) Budva.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Budva visit planning site .

You can drive from Tirana to Budva in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Kotor.

Things to do in Budva

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Becici Beach
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Becici Beach ©
Becici Beach
Altstadt (Old Town) Budva ©
Altstadt (Old Town) Budva
Citadela Fortress ©
Citadela Fortress

1
night
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 23rd (Mon): explore the activities along Bay of Kotor, pause for some serene contemplation at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, and then make a trip to City Walls.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kotor trip itinerary planning tool .

Kotor is just a stone's throw from Budva. In April, daily temperatures in Kotor can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Mostar.

Things to do in Kotor

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela
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R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela ©
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela
City Walls ©
City Walls
Bay of Kotor ©
Bay of Kotor

1
night
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
On the 24th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Sniper Tower, steep yourself in history at Biscevica Kuca (Biscevic House), then take in the exciting artwork at Art Studio Pandur, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque, and finally snap pictures at Old Bridge (Stari Most).

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Mostar day trip tool .

Getting from Kotor to Mostar by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April in Mostar, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Sarajevo.

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Old Bridge (Stari Most) ©
Old Bridge (Stari Most)
Biscevica Kuca (Biscevic House) ©
Biscevica Kuca (Biscevic House)
Sniper Tower ©
Sniper Tower

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 25th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, pause for some serene contemplation at Katedrala Srca Isusova, get curious at Museum Of Crimes Against Humanity And Genocide 1992-1995, contemplate the long history of Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain), then see the interesting displays at War Childhood Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Bascarsija.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Sarajevo driving holiday planner .

Traveling by train from Mostar to Sarajevo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Bihac.

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War Childhood Museum ©
War Childhood Museum
Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque ©
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque

1
night
Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bihac ©
Bihać is a city on the River Una in northwestern Bosnia and Herzegovina, in the Bosanska Krajina region. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Una National Park and then step into the grandiose world of Ostrozac Castle.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bihac day trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and car from Sarajevo to Bihac takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Bihac can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Bihac

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ostrozac Castle
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Ostrozac Castle ©
Ostrozac Castle

1
night
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Plitvice Lakes National Park vacation builder website .

Getting from Bihac to Plitvice Lakes National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Zagreb.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park

2
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): test your team's savvy at Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb, admire the masterpieces at Croatian Museum of Naive Art, then examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, then pause for some serene contemplation at Zagreb Orthodox Cathedral, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Upper Town (Gornji Grad). On the next day, stroll the grounds of Mirogoj Cemetery, step into the grandiose world of Medvedgrad Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Assumption, then stop by Crop - Authentic Croatian Gifts, then examine the collection at Museum of Contemporary Art, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zagreb Mosque.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Zagreb trip planner.

Take a bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zagreb in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

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Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
Mirogoj Cemetery ©
Mirogoj Cemetery
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©

4
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica di San Marco and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Doge's Palace and San Giorgio Maggiore will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica di Sant’Antonio). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, see the interesting displays at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, and contemplate the long history of Squero di San Trovaso.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip site .

You can drive from Zagreb to Venice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Venice when traveling from Zagreb in April, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Nature

Side Trip

Padua
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St. Mark's Square
St. Mark's Square
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Duomo di Milano and Castello di Vezio. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Santuario Madonna del Soccorso and Chiesa dei SS. Pietro e Paolo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Milan: Sacro Monte di Ossuccio (in Ossuccio), Tremezzina (Villa del Balbianello & Chiesa di San Lorenzo a Tremezzo) and Greenway del Lago di Como (in Colonno). There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Parrocchia SS Nabore e Felice and see the interesting displays at Castello Sforzesco.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Milan trip itinerary planning tool .

You can take a train from Venice to Milan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Nature

Side Trips

Ossuccio, Tremezzina, Greenway del Lago di Como, Castello di Vezio, Chiesa dei SS. Pietro e Paolo
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello di Vezio ©
Castello di Vezio
Santuario Madonna del Soccorso ©
Santuario Madonna del Soccorso

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