30 days in Europe Itinerary

30 days in Europe Itinerary

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30 days in Europe Itinerary

London, United Kingdom
Fly:  5​h
Venice, Italy
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
Belgrade, Serbia
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Podgorica, Montenegro
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h
Tirana, Albania
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Bucharest, Romania
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
Chisinau, Moldova
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Kiev, Ukraine
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  3​h 30​min
Minsk, Belarus
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
London, United Kingdom

6
days
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilica di San Marco and Scrovegni Chapel. Popular historic sites such as Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Padua (Basilica di Sant’Antonio & Chiesa di San Gaetano). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), and contemplate the long history of Centro Storico di Venezia.

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London, UK to Venice is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from London in August, with highs in Venice at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Ljubljana.

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

3
days
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana melds German, Mediterranean, and Slovenian culture and history.
Popular historic sites such as Bled Castle (Blejski Grad) and Franciscan Church (Franciskanska cerkev) are in your itinerary. Ljubljana Old Town and Railway Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Ljubljana Castle, look for gifts at Zakladi Slovenije, take in the views from Tromostovje, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas (Stolnica Sv. Nikolaja).

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Traveling by car from Venice to Ljubljana takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Venice in August, with highs in Ljubljana at 31°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Zagreb.

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Bled Castle (Blejski Grad)
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Bled Castle (Blejski Grad) ©
Bled Castle (Blejski Grad)
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Ljubljana Castle

3
days
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Let the collections at Museum of Broken Relationships and Museum of Contemporary Art capture your imagination. Upper Town (Gornji Grad) and Mirogoj Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Croatian Museum of Naive Art, admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Assumption, test your team's savvy at Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb, and kick back and relax at Recreational Sports Center Jarun.

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Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Zagreb takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. August in Zagreb sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sarajevo.

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Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
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Museum of Broken Relationships
Croatian Museum of Naive Art ©
Croatian Museum of Naive Art

3
days
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at War Childhood Museum and Gallery 11/07/95. Get some historical perspective at Bascarsija and Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain). On the 1st (Sat), hike the day away at Vrelo Bosne. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Svrzo House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, get curious at Museum Of Crimes Against Humanity And Genocide 1992-1995, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Alifakovac Cemetery.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Sarajevo trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Zagreb to Sarajevo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Sarajevo are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Belgrade.

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#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Trails
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War Childhood Museum
Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija
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Svrzo House

1
day
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ružica, and then contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Belgrade tour planning site .

Fly from Sarajevo to Belgrade in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Podgorica.

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Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
Ružica ©
Ružica
St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save) ©

1
day
Podgorica, Montenegro

Podgorica ©
Podgorica is the capital and largest city of Montenegro. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in the views from Millennium Bridge and then have some family-friendly fun at Karting Centar.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Podgorica trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Belgrade to Podgorica takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Dubrovnik.

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Karting Centar ©
Karting Centar
Millennium Bridge ©
Millennium Bridge

4
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.
Visit Gradske Zidine and Franciscan Monastery for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at War Photo Limited and Art by Stjepko. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dubrovnik: Cavtat (Cavtat Cemetery & Cavtat Old Town). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Old Town, indulge your taste buds at Skar Winery Dubrovnik, browse the exhibits of Vlaho Bukovac House, and examine the collection at Gornji Ugao Tower.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Dubrovnik trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from Podgorica to Dubrovnik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Museums

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Cavtat
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Gradske Zidine ©
Gradske Zidine
War Photo Limited ©
War Photo Limited
Rector's Palace ©
Rector's Palace

1
day
Tirana, Albania

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square, pause for some photo ops at Skanderbeg Statue, and then get engrossed in the history at National History Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Tirana tour app .

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Tirana takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in September, expect nights in Tirana to be slightly colder, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 33°C. On the 9th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Skopje.

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National History Museum ©
National History Museum
Skanderbeg Square ©
Skanderbeg Square
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Skanderbeg Statue

1
day
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 10th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Clement of Ohrid, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Dimitrija, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Macedonia Square, and finally take in the views from The Stone Bridge.

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Drive from Tirana to Skopje in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, car, and train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Tirana in September: highs in Skopje hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sofia.

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Church of St. Clement of Ohrid ©
Church of St. Clement of Ohrid
Macedonia Square ©
Macedonia Square
Church of Saint Dimitrija ©
Church of Saint Dimitrija

0
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Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sofia day trip app .

You can drive from Skopje to Sofia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Bucharest.

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

1
day
Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Stavropoleos Church (Biserica Stravrapoleos), take a stroll through Old Town, and then see the interesting displays at Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti".

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bucharest visit planner .

You can fly from Sofia to Bucharest in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Chisinau.

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Old Town ©
Old Town

1
day
Chisinau, Moldova

Chisinau ©
Chișinău Etymology and namesThe origin of the city's name is unclear, but in one version, the name comes from the archaic Romanian word chișla (meaning "spring", "source of water") and nouă ("new"), because it was built around a small spring, at the corner of Pușkin and Albișoara streets.The other version, formulated by Ștefan Ciobanu, Romanian historian and academician, holds that the name was formed the same way as the name of Chișineu (alternative spelling: Chișinău) in Western Romania, near the border with Hungary. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Stefan cel Mare Park and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Metropolitan Cathedral “Nativity of the Lord”.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Chisinau attractions planner .

You can fly from Bucharest to Chisinau in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kiev.

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Stefan cel Mare Park ©
Stefan cel Mare Park

1
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Kiev, Ukraine

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
On the 14th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Volodymyr's Cathedral and then admire the striking features of Saint Sophia Cathedral.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kiev visit website .

You can fly from Chisinau to Kiev in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Kiev can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. On the 14th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Minsk.

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Saint Sophia Cathedral ©
Saint Sophia Cathedral
St. Volodymyr's Cathedral ©
St. Volodymyr's Cathedral

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Minsk, Belarus

Minsk ©
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
On the 15th (Sat), learn about all things military at Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saints Simon and Helena, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archcathedral Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and finally examine the collection at Museum Strana Mini.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Minsk tour planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Kiev to Minsk in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kiev to Minsk due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Kiev in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Minsk: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

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