43 days in Austria, Eastern Europe & Corfu Town Itinerary

43 days in Austria, Eastern Europe & Corfu Town Itinerary

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Fly to Trieste, Shuttle to Ljubljana
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bled, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
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Hallstatt, Austria
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Belgrade, Serbia
— 2 nights
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
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Split, Croatia
— 1 night
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
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Podgorica, Montenegro
— 1 night
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Tirana, Albania
— 2 nights
Drive to Sarandë, Ferry to Corfu Town
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Corfu Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Ferry to Sarandë, Drive to Skopje
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Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 2 nights
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Sofia, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
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Bucharest, Romania
— 2 nights
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Chisinau, Moldova
— 2 nights
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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
— 2 nights
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Minsk, Belarus
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Ljubljana, Slovenia

— 3 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): stroll around Tivoli Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Cankarjevo Nabrežje, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas, then explore the activities along Ljubljanica River, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana attractions planner.

Rome, Italy to Ljubljana is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or fly. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Rome in May, with highs in Ljubljana at 23°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Zagreb, Croatia

— 2 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 24th (Mon), have fun at Jarun Lake, savor the flavors at Active Tours, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Assumption, take the plunge with a skydiving experience, then take in the exciting artwork at Image of War - War Photography Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Zagreb Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum in Zagreb, explore the world behind art at Museum of Arts and Crafts, then admire the masterpieces at Atelier Mestrovic, then see the interesting displays at Zagreb 80's Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Zagreb trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Zagreb in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Bled.

Things to do in Zagreb

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Bled, Slovenia

— 2 nights
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle, hike along Vintgar Gorge, play a few rounds at Royal Bled Golf Course, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then explore the historical opulence of Brdo Castle, and finally get engrossed in the history at Khislstein Castle. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Bled Island, take some stellar pictures from Ojstrica, Head underground at Pokljuka Gorge, examine the collection at Slovenian Alpine Museum, then admire the sheer force of Martuljek Waterfalls, and finally identify plant and animal life at Planica Valley.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bled travel route planning website.

Traveling by car from Zagreb to Bled takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Bled can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Bled

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

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Salzburg, Austria

— 1 night

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 28th (Fri), get outside with Outdoor Activities, examine the collection at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), stroll the grounds of Cemetery of St. Sebastian (Friedhof St. Sebastian), then get to know the fascinating history of Steingasse, then deepen your understanding at Kollegienkirche (Collegiate Church), and finally get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Salzburg tour builder app.

Drive from Bled to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Salzburg are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Adventure
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Hallstatt, Austria

— 2 nights

Pearl of Austria

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
On the 29th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Cumberland Wildpark Tierpark Grunau, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Johannesbergkapelle, pause for some serene contemplation at Pfarrkirche Traunkirchen, look for all kinds of wild species at Langbathseen, then admire the sheer force of Waldbachstrub Waterfall, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Dachstein Giant Ice Caves. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Museum Hallstatt, pause for some serene contemplation at Hallstatt Lutheran Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish of the Assumption, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Badestrand Hallstatt, then let the kids burn off some steam at Obertraun Bathing Area/Lakeside Recreation Area, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Offensee.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hallstatt road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Hallstatt takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

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Vienna, Austria

— 2 nights

City of Dreams

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Kahlenberg, admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Augustinerkirche, get to know the fascinating history of Ringstrasse, then examine the collection at The Hofburg, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Kaisergruft. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Jesuits, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, admire the striking features of State Hall of the Austrian National Library, then admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Karlskirche, and finally stroll the grounds of Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof).

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Traveling by car from Hallstatt to Vienna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May in Vienna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Tours
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Bratislava, Slovakia

— 2 nights

Beauty on the Danube

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Tyrsovo nabrezie, get engrossed in the history at Devin Castle, pause for some photo ops at Chatam Sofer Memorial, then step into the grandiose world of Bratislava Castle, then get to know the fascinating history of Sigismund Gate, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina). Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Grassalkovich Palota, make a trip to Hviezdoslavovo Namestie, pause for some serene contemplation at Kostol Trinitarov, then contemplate the long history of Michalska Brana, then explore the world behind art at Nedbalka Gallery, and finally examine the collection at Stm Muzeum Dopravy.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bratislava trip planning app.

You can drive from Vienna to Bratislava in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June in Bratislava, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Budapest.

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Budapest, Hungary

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Liberty Statue and Wine Tours & Tastings. Get some cultural insight at Fisherman's Bastion and Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Budapest: Nemzeti Botanikus Kert (in Vacratot), Bokod Floating Village (in Oroszlany) and Fenyes Education Trail of Tata (in Tata). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue, and see the interesting displays at Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Budapest trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Bratislava to Budapest takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Belgrade.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

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Belgrade, Serbia

— 2 nights
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orthodox Cathedral of St Nicholas, steep yourself in history at Sremski Karlovci, do a tasting at Podrum Probus, kick back and relax at Ada Ciganlija, then contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan, and finally wander the streets of Dorcol.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Belgrade online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Belgrade takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In June in Belgrade, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

— 2 nights

Jerusalem of Europe

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.
To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Sarajevo online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Belgrade to Sarajevo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Split.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Historic Sites · Spas
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Split, Croatia

— 1 night

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bacvice Beach, explore the stunning scenery at Omis Cetina Canyon, contemplate the long history of Fortress Mirabella (Peovica), then explore the activities along Omis and Cetina River, and finally explore the historical opulence of Starigrad Fortress. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Kasuni Beach, explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, then examine the collection at Froggyland, and finally take an in-depth tour of Etnografski muzej Split.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Split online holiday planner.

You can drive from Sarajevo to Split in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. June in Split sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 1 night

Pearl of the Adriatic

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.
To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik day trip website.

You can fly from Split to Dubrovnik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Podgorica.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Podgorica, Montenegro

— 1 night
One of Europe's most relaxed and newest capital cities, Podgorica sits on the confluence of two rivers, with two sides of it offering two different options for exploring.
On the 13th (Sun), get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours, learn about winemaking at 13 Jul Plantaže Vineyard, pause for some serene contemplation at Dajbabe Monastery, then contemplate the waterfront views at Morača River, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Manastir Celija Piperska.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Podgorica travel route planner.

Drive from Dubrovnik to Podgorica in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Podgorica

Wineries · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Tirana, Albania

— 2 nights
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Preza Castle, kick back and relax at The Beach Bar, browse the exhibits of Durres Archaeological Museum, step into the grandiose world of Kruja Castle, then see the interesting displays at Ethnographic Museum of Kruja, and finally see the interesting displays at Bektashi World Center. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Rruga Murat Toptani, browse the exhibits of Muzeu Historik Kombetar, examine the collection at Museum of Secret Surveillance, then browse the exhibits of House of Leaves, then relax in sumptuous surroundings at Deluxe Spa & Massage, and finally steep yourself in history at Kapllan Pasha’s Tomb.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tirana road trip website.

Drive from Podgorica to Tirana in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Tirana are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Tirana

Historic Sites · Museums · Baths · Spas

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Corfu Town, Greece

— 2 nights
Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): look for gifts at Sweet 'N Spicy Bahar Shop, kick back and relax at Dassia Beach, head outdoors with Malibu Summer, kick back and relax at Paralia Sidari, then relax and rejuvenate at 1st Fish Spa in Sidari Afrodite's Nails, and finally fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Ipapantis, explore the striking landscape at Kaiser's Throne, kick back and relax at Mirtiotissa Beach, then see the interesting displays at Achilleion Museum, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at British Cemetry.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Corfu Town tour builder tool.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Tirana to Corfu Town takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. June in Corfu Town sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Skopje.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Isa Beg Hammam, take in the spiritual surroundings of Xhamia E Larme, take in the views from Skopje Art Bridge, then take a stroll through Old Bazaar, Skopje, then learn about winemaking at Brzanov Winery, and finally take an in-depth tour of Macedonian Village Resort Ethnological Museum. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Skopje Eye Bridge, appreciate the extensive heritage of Macedonia Square, see the interesting displays at Museum of Macedonian Struggle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mustafa Pasha Mosque, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Savior Church, and finally explore the ancient world of Daut Pasha Hamam.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Skopje trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Corfu Town to Skopje takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry, shuttle, and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Corfu Town to Skopje due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Corfu Town in June since evenings lows in Skopje dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sofia.

Things to do in Skopje

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Sofia, Bulgaria

— 2 nights
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Nikolai Sofiyski, surround yourself with nature on Zig Zag Holidays, take an in-depth tour of National Institute of Archaeology with Museum, then shop like a local with Vitosha Boulevard, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vitosha Mountain, and finally admire the striking features of Boyana Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Sofia Synagogue (Tsentralna Sofiiska Sinagoga), admire the striking features of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Sofia Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Sveti Nikolay, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St Paraskeva, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Handmade By Art.E.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sofia trip app.

Traveling by car from Skopje to Sofia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Skopje in June, expect nights in Sofia to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Bucharest.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Bucharest, Romania

— 2 nights
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
On the 23rd (Wed), discover the deep blue sea with Green Adventure, admire the landmark architecture of Mogosoaia Palace, take an in-depth tour of Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", examine the collection at Ceausescu Mansion, then pause for some serene contemplation at Biserica Sfantul Gheorghe Nou, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Coral Temple. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Stavropoleos Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicholas Church, get outside with Romania Motorcycle Tours, explore the world behind art at National Museum of Art of Romania (Muzeul Nakional de Arta al Romaniei), then get a new perspective on nature at Grigore Antipa National Museum of Natural History, and finally contemplate the long history of Piaka Revolukiei.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bucharest day trip planning website.

You can fly from Sofia to Bucharest in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Bucharest can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Chisinau.

Things to do in Bucharest

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Chisinau, Moldova

— 2 nights
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. Popular historic sites such as Jewish Cemetery and Dormition of the Theotokos are in your itinerary. Relax by the water at Goa Territory and Nistru Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chisinau: Capriana Monastery (in Capriana), Tighina Military Cemetery (in Bender) and Hancu Monastery (in Nisporeni). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Orthodox Cathedral of the Transfiguration of the Saviour, contemplate the long history of Eternal Flame, learn about winemaking at Cricova Winery, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Christmas Cathedral.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Chisinau travel planner.

You can fly from Bucharest to Chisinau in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Kyiv (Kiev).

Things to do in Chisinau

Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks · Outdoors

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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine

— 2 nights
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
On the 28th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Sophia's Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Andrew's Church, make a trip to Andreyevskiy Spusk, identify plant and animal life at Syrets Arboretum, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Cyril's Monastery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al-Rahma Mosque. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, head outdoors with Sandali Truhanov Resort, make a trip to The Holy Dormition Kyiv Caves Lavra, take an in-depth tour of Victoria Museum, then head outdoors with Lysa Hora, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicolas Cathedral.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kyiv (Kiev) trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Chisinau to Kyiv (Kiev) in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Kyiv (Kiev) are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Minsk.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
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Minsk, Belarus

— 2 nights
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
On the 29th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter and St. Paul's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Minsk City Hall, get engrossed in the history at Money Museum Groshi, pause for some serene contemplation at Archcathedral Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary, then brush up on your military savvy at Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War, then head off the coast to Island of Birds, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Mary Magdalene.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Minsk attractions website.

Getting from Kyiv (Kiev) to Minsk by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is 1 hour. Expect little chillier evenings in Minsk when traveling from Kyiv (Kiev) in June, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Minsk

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Spas

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Slovenia travel guide

4.2
Castles · Bodies of Water · Caves
Sunny Side of the Alps
From snowcapped Alpine peaks to sandy Adriatic beaches, a trip to Slovenia is like taking several vacations at once. Whatever the season, the country offers enticing natural attractions, all close at hand, including thick forests, scenic valleys, cave systems, waterfalls, lakes, and the Adriatic coast. For those seeking an active holiday, you'll fine an abundance of ski slopes, trails to hike, roads to bike, and rocks to climb. Pay a visit to some of Slovenia's spa resorts and take advantage of the fresh mountain air and thermal waters. Various castles, churches, and historical towns--many of which are fully preserved--tell stories of the country's past. In Slovenia's major cities, admire the architecture, explore the local arts, visit museums, and chat with the locals over a cup of coffee. Slovenian cuisine offers a blend of Alpine and Mediterranean tastes and is definitely worth trying, along with the country's wines.

Croatia travel guide

4.4
Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.

Austria travel guide

4.5
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.

Slovakia travel guide

3.9
Landmarks · Castles · Monuments
Heart of Europe
A land of magnificent castles, untouched nature, and rich cultural heritage, Slovakia is a jewel in the heart of Europe that's waiting to be discovered. Larger cities such as Bratislava and Kosice feature historic architecture and offer numerous sightseeing opportunities and exciting art scenes, while the traditional villages are the perfect place to get acquainted with local customs. Some of the country's most popular tourist destinations are its numerous spa resorts, famous for their therapeutic properties, and a selection of wooden churches, many of which are World Heritage Sites. Those looking for nature's attractions can enjoy everything from the thick forests and snowy peaks of the Tatra Mountains, to one of Europe's largest concentrations of subterranean caves. The country's cuisine reflects its multi-cultural history and is a definite must-try.

Hungary travel guide

4.1
Thermal Spas · Historic Sites · Government Buildings
Breadbasket of Europe
Because tourism throughout the whole country is not as popular as in other European countries, much of the natural beauty of Hungary has not been developed or exploited. Visitors today are drawn to the unspoiled picturesque landscape, the capital metropolis surrounded by charming small towns and villages, and the plethora of thermal baths. The country's number of well-preserved archaeological ruins, castles, cathedrals, and medieval towns provide opportunities to those wanting a taste of European history. With the opportunity to explore both time-worn architecture and notable natural surroundings in every region, Hungary provides sightseeing opportunities with the amenities of traditional tourist destinations. 

Serbia travel guide

4.3
A country of wild landscapes and wilder nights, Serbia is renowned for its diversity and hospitality. It's a land of rich history with an abundance of monuments dating back to prehistory, ancient times, and the Middle Ages. Some of the country's most famous attractions are the medieval monasteries, many of which are still active and open to visitors. Major cities like Belgrade, Novi Sad, and Niš, are bustling hubs where you can immerse yourself in the arts, cafe culture, and all-night partying. Take a trip into the countryside crisscrossed with rivers and explore the lush plains, untouched forests, clear lakes, and rugged mountains. Welcoming villages offer an abundance of hospitality, and numerous spa resorts give you the opportunity to relax and rejuvenate in a tranquil atmosphere. Serbian cuisine is very diverse, so whichever region you visit, make sure to try some of the local specialties.

Bosnia and Herzegovina travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Bridges · Historic Sites
Heart-Shaped Land
With the legacy of war still fresh on the streets of Bosnia and Herzegovina, this Balkan gem is often overlooked as a holiday destination. Part of the former Yugoslavia, Bosnia and Herzegovina endured a bloody and destructive war for independence in the 1990s, which ripped apart its capital and other important cities. Since then, Bosnians have moved on, and as the rest of the world does too, tourism in the country is slowly growing. You’ll be welcomed by locals with open arms, eager to share their country and culture with those who include Bosnia and Herzegovina in their itineraries. Sarajevo and Mostar top most visitors' list of places to visit for their rich history and charming streets. Make sure to indulge in some local specialities such as burek.

Montenegro travel guide

4.4
Historic Sites · Bodies of Water · Beaches
Whether you're in the mood to explore unspoiled nature, see historical sights, or soak in the Mediterranean atmosphere of beaches and parties, in Montenegro you can find everything within arm's reach. The Montenegrin coastline offers both large city beaches abundant with amenities, as well as peaceful fishing villages and secluded coves. Fortified old towns, medieval cathedrals, and monasteries are certain to satisfy history enthusiasts. Further inland are some of the nation's larger cities, as well as an abundance of opportunities for an active vacation. Wander off the beaten path, hike the mountains and canyons, and experience the traditional hospitality of villages where time seems to stand still. The national cuisine reflects the diversity of the landscape, including everything from fresh meat and dairy specialties, to a selection of seafood. The size of the country allows you to see a lot even during a short stay.

Albania travel guide

3.9
Castles · National Parks · Landmarks
Land of the Eagles
With its young bustling metropolis, networks of cobblestone pedestrianized streets, coastal beach towns, and cities of ancient ruins, Albania will continuously surprise you. As you reach each new major town and discover how completely different it is from the last, your appreciation will deepen for this tucked-away land steeped in history. Travel, eating, and accommodation here is very inexpensive, freeing you from budget concerns and allowing you to travel in the style that you want. Meanwhile, you may find yourself going days without spotting another tourist. While this means that many things will not be customized for visitors (non-English menus, sparse accommodation, and fewer international transportation options), you'll experience the feel of authentic Albania.

Greece travel guide

4.2
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.

Republic of North Macedonia travel guide

4
Bodies of Water · Historic Sites · Landmarks
Despite its rich culture and outstanding natural beauty, the Republic of Macedonia remains relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists. Life continues at a slower pace in this natural setting of mountains, lakes, and rivers. Tradition and local customs rule the country's idyllic villages, tiny pockets of hospitality scattered across a rugged region. Start your Macedonian adventure at the capital city of Skopje, an easygoing urban center offering good dining, shopping, and entertainment options. The city also serves as a convenient base for hiking and biking trips through the surrounding countryside, which is noted for its ancient monasteries, mosques, and archaeological sites.

Bulgaria travel guide

4.4
Architectural Buildings · Ruins · Landmarks
Eventful history has endowed Bulgaria with a rich cultural, architectural, and artistic heritage, while natural beauty and recreational opportunities make it one of Europe's most desirable holiday destinations. Carpeted by dense forests and fed by mighty rivers, this ancient land once drew invaders from distant corners of Europe. Today, the country's Black Sea coastline and seven rugged mountain ranges top the itineraries of nearly 8 million annual visitors. While its growing cities offer modern shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities, Bulgaria's countryside remains a history buff's paradise, boasting well-preserved reminders of ancient civilizations that conquered or passed through this land. Begin your Bulgarian adventure in Sofia, one of Europe's oldest capitals, with over 250 historic landmarks.

Romania travel guide

4.4
Castles · Historic Walking Areas · Government Buildings
An image of ancient architecture contrasted against a backdrop of vivdly green landscape represents the country of Romania, which features a diversity of landscape that has been largely undeveloped. With numerous mountain, valley, and lakeside resorts, an abundance of activities await outdoor enthusiasts. The other side of Romanian tourism is its impressive collection of ancient ruins, prehistoric fortresses, and medieval castles. Many of these date back to prehistoric times, the Ottoman Empire, and Austro-Hungarian rule, the influences of which are still apparent in preserved details. Tourism in Romania is not as prevalent as other countries, which this makes the travel experience here feel more authentic and awe-inspiring. Check out this simple but captivating country and discover its natural and historic beauty.

Moldova travel guide

3.9
Wineries & Vineyards · Nature & Parks · Monuments
As one of the smallest countries in Europe, Moldova earned its independence in 1991 and remains quite unknown to most of the world. As Moldova is located between Romania and the Ukraine, much of its culture borrows elements, such as language and traditional food, from its two neighbors. Moldova sports a rugged countryside with a mild and sunny climate thanks to the neighboring Black Sea. This region's outdoor activities--biking, hiking, horseback riding, and exploring caves--are its main attractions. While Moldova doesn't attract much tourism, it is one of the last places in Europe where you can get a completely authentic local experience.

Ukraine travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Monuments
Bread Basket of Europe
As the largest country entirely within Europe, it comes as no surprise that Ukraine is a hugely diverse nation. Despite its varied and vibrant tourist attractions, it is a relatively under-visited part of the world. This is mostly good news for those who do decide to vacation here because they can enjoy an authentic and unusual experience. Sip coffee in city cafes, hike the Carpathians, unwind by the beach, and explore picturesque forests. Those interested in architecture will be delighted by the massive array on offer, including grand Gothic towers, wooden churches, and looming Stalinist constructions.

Belarus travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Churches · History Museums
Explore the idyllic cornflower fields, vast forests, and charming villages of , a country that blends modern progress with its rich history. Tour the financially prosperous and socially progressive capital city, traipse through national parks, and catch sight of the continent's largest mammal, the European bison. Visit ancient castles, and view demonstrations of ceramic making and blacksmithing. Learn how World War II impacted this Eastern European nation by visiting one of the many monuments and memorials that pay homage to those who served. Because of its isolation from the rest of the region, visitors to the country are often approached with curiosity, but warmly greeted by the locals. Known for its rich cultural heritage, the nation hosts a plethora of festivals throughout the year, allowing visitors and locals alike to enjoy the arts.