40 days in Europe Itinerary

40 days in Europe Itinerary

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40 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Kotor, Montenegro
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Tirana, Albania
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Bucharest, Romania
— 3 nights
7
Lviv, Ukraine
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
Kiev, Ukraine
— 3 nights
9
Minsk, Belarus
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
10
Warsaw, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
11
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 3 nights
12
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
13
Belgrade, Serbia
— 3 nights
End: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take an in-depth tour of Galerija 11/07/95, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Katedrala Sarajevo, then make a trip to Sarajevo War Tunnel, and finally take in the views from Latin Bridge.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sarajevo trip planning app .

If you are flying in from Oman, the closest major airports are Sarajevo International Airport and Tuzla International Airport. In October in Sarajevo, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Tours Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Sarajevo War Tunnel ©
Sarajevo War Tunnel
Latin Bridge ©
Latin Bridge

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nights
Kotor, Montenegro

Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
Step out of Kotor to go to Podgorica and see Skadar Lake National Park, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Kotor, contemplate the long history of Altstadt (Old Town) Budva, get to know the fascinating history of City Walls, and pause for some serene contemplation at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kotor driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Sarajevo to Kotor takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sarajevo in October, with highs in Kotor at 26°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Budva, R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, Skadar Lake National Park
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Bay of Kotor ©
Bay of Kotor
Stari Grad Kotor ©
Stari Grad Kotor

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nights
Tirana, Albania

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Et`hem Bey Mosque, make a trip to Skanderbeg Square, get engrossed in the history at Muzeu Historik Kombetar, then learn about all things military at BunkArt 1, and finally explore the historical opulence of Kruja Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Dajti.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tirana online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Kotor to Tirana takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. October in Tirana sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Skopje.

Things to do in Tirana

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Kruja Castle
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Mount Dajti ©
Mount Dajti
Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar
Skanderbeg Square ©
Skanderbeg Square

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nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Skopje: Mavrovo National Park (in Mavrovo) and Xhamia E Larme (in Tetovo). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Matka, take a stroll through Old Bazaar, Skopje, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mustafa Pasha Mosque, and snap pictures at The Stone Bridge.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Skopje journey maker tool .

Getting from Tirana to Skopje by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Tirana in October, with highs in Skopje at 22°C and lows at 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Sofia.

Things to do in Skopje

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Xhamia E Larme, Mavrovo National Park
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Matka ©
Lake Matka
The Stone Bridge ©
The Stone Bridge
Mountain of Vodno ©
Mountain of Vodno

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Sofia, Bulgaria

Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
When in Sofia, make a side trip to see Rila Monastery in Rila, approximately 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, wander the streets of Vitosha Boulevard, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Rotunda Church of St George.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sofia online driving holiday planner .

Drive from Skopje to Sofia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Skopje to Sofia is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 6°C. On the 26th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Rila Monastery
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Rila Monastery ©
Rila Monastery

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Bucharest, Romania

The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Bucharest is known for historic sites, parks, nightlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Palace of Parliament, stroll around Cismigiu Gardens, put a fun spin on your tour with CityHunt Bucuresti, and admire the masterpieces at Peasant Museum (Muzeul Taranului Roman).

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bucharest trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Sofia to Bucharest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lviv.

Things to do in Bucharest

Fun & Games Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Palace of Parliament ©
Palace of Parliament

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nights
Lviv, Ukraine

Lviv ©
Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
Lviv is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Rynok Square, stroll the grounds of Lychakiv Cemetery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Svyatogo Yura Cathedral, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lviv travel route tool .

Traveling by flight from Bucharest to Lviv takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Bucharest in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Lviv: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Kiev.

Things to do in Lviv

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 2:
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Folk Architecture and Life ©
Rynok Square ©
Rynok Square
Old Town ©
Old Town

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nights
Kiev, Ukraine

The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Kiev is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, appreciate the history behind Rodina Mat (Motherland), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and make a trip to Khreshchatyk.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Kiev itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Lviv to Kiev in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. November in Kiev sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Minsk.

Things to do in Kiev

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
Saint Sophia Cathedral ©
Saint Sophia 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Mound of Glory in Slabada (about 30 minutes away). There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at Khatyn Memorial, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saints Simon and Helena, learn about all things military at Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War, and see the interesting displays at Iron Museum.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Minsk trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Kiev to Minsk by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kiev to Minsk due to the time zone difference. In November in Minsk, expect temperatures between 4°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Minsk

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Mound of Glory, Khatyn Memorial
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Khatyn Memorial ©
Khatyn Memorial
Trinity Hill ©
Trinity Hill

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Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Warsaw is known for museums, historic sites, parks, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, enjoy breathtaking views from Palace of Culture and Science, take an in-depth tour of Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, and brush up on your military savvy at Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Warsaw driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Minsk to Warsaw in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Warsaw are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bratislava.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Old Town ©
Old Town
Walking tours

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Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava ©
Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Bratislava is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Devin Castle, don't miss a visit to Slavin War Memorial, steep yourself in history at Primates' Palace (Primacialny palac), and admire the striking features of St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina).

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bratislava online travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Warsaw to Bratislava takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle
Bratislava Old Town ©
Bratislava Old Town
Bratislava Castle ©
Bratislava Castle

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya, take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, then snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Janoshegy, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, then appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, and finally see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Budapest tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bratislava to Budapest takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. November in Budapest sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Spas Museums
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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Belgrade, Serbia

The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Get out of town with these interesting Belgrade side-trips: Petrovaradin Fortress (in Petrovaradin) and Oplenac (in Topola). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan, take in panoramic vistas at The Millenary Monument, don't miss a visit to Skadarlija, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Belgrade Zoo.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Belgrade road trip app .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Belgrade takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In November, daily temperatures in Belgrade can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Petrovaradin Fortress, Oplenac
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
Oplenac ©
Oplenac

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