60 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

60 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 6 nights
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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 5 nights
Drive
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Split, Croatia
— 6 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 6 nights
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Kotor, Montenegro
— 5 nights
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Tirana, Albania
— 1 night
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Saranda, Albania
— 4 nights
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Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia
— 4 nights
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Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 3 nights
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Pristina, Kosovo
— 4 nights
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Belgrade, Serbia
— 5 nights
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Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia
— 5 nights
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 5 nights
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina — 6 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.
Sarajevo is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Bascarsija, get engrossed in the history at Museum Of Crimes Against Humanity And Genocide 1992-1995, snap pictures at Latin Bridge, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sarajevo online attractions planner.

Denver, USA to Sarajevo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Sarajevo is 8 hours. In August in Sarajevo, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Mostar.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods
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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina — 5 nights

Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mostar: il Monte Della Croce (in Medjugorje) and Kravica (in Studenci). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Old Bridge (Stari Most), get engrossed in the history at Museum of War and Genocide Victims 1992-1995, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koski-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque, and contemplate the waterfront views at Neretva River.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Mostar road trip site.

You can drive from Sarajevo to Mostar in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sarajevo in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Mostar: highs are around 92°F and lows about 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Split.
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Find places to stay Aug 12 — 17:

Split, Croatia — 6 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Get out of town with these interesting Split side-trips: Krka National Park (in Skradin), Hvar (Franciscan Monastery & Spanish Fortress) and Speed Boats Tours (in Trogir). Dedicate the 21st (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Spend the 22nd (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Diocletian's Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, take a stroll through Riva Harbor, and see the interesting displays at Diocletians Dream.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Split online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Mostar to Split in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In August in Split, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to fly to Dubrovnik.
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Dubrovnik, Croatia — 6 nights

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.
Go for a jaunt from Dubrovnik to Cavtat to see Cavtat Old Town about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Lokrum Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Zarkovica Animal Shelter, take a stroll through Old Town, and go for a stroll along the water at City Harbor.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Dubrovnik online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Split to Dubrovnik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kotor.
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Kotor, Montenegro — 5 nights

Bride of the Adriatic Sea

Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kotor: Herceg-Novi (Savina Monastery, Monument to the Heroes of the Naval Battles in the Adriatic, &more) and Blue Grotto (in Luštica). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Kotor, steep yourself in history at Kotor Old City, head off the coast to Island of Saint George, and delve into the distant past at St. Tryphon Cathedral.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kotor trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Kotor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Dubrovnik in August since evenings lows in Kotor dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tirana.
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Tirana, Albania — 1 night

Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
On the 4th (Sun), learn about all things military at Bunk'Art 1, take an in-depth tour of BunkArt 2, then get engrossed in the history at Muzeu Historik Kombetar, and finally don't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Tirana journey planner.

You can drive from Kotor to Tirana in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In September in Tirana, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Saranda.
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Saranda, Albania — 4 nights

A popular summer destination for its inexpensive accommodation and stony Mediterranean beaches, Saranda has become a favorite of both Albanian and foreign travelers.
Venture out of the city with trips to Blue Eye (in Vlore), Gjirokaster (in Gjirokaster) and Himare (Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello & Himara Seas The Day). There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on Saranda Jeep, enjoy the sand and surf at Pulebardha Beach, head outdoors with Delight Plus Beach Bar, and explore the striking landscape of Butrint National Park.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Saranda online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Tirana to Saranda takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Tirana to Saranda is 1 hour. Traveling from Tirana in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Saranda, with lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to take a shuttle to Ohrid.
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Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia — 4 nights

Jerusalem of the Balkans

Located on Lake Ohrid, the town of Ohrid earned the nickname Jerusalem of the Balkans because it was once home to 365 churches.
Spend the 9th (Fri) exploring at Lake Ohrid. Spend the 10th (Sat) exploring nature at National Park Galicica. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Monastery Saint Naum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Plaoshnik, examine the collection at Memorial House of Hristo Uzunov, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Jovan Kaneo.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ohrid day trip planning site.

You can take a shuttle from Saranda to Ohrid in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Saranda in September: high temperatures in Ohrid hover around 75°F and lows are around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Skopje.
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Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia — 3 nights

A melting pot of cultures from Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Yugoslavian rule, Skopje serves as the nation's eclectic capital.
Skopje is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Matka, take a stroll through Old Bazaar, Skopje, snap pictures at The Stone Bridge, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mountain of Vodno.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Skopje vacation planning tool.

Getting from Ohrid to Skopje by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Skopje sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Pristina.
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Pristina, Kosovo — 4 nights

Long regarded as a gray and traffic-congested provincial town with little tourist appeal, Pristina today possesses a youthful vibrance and a newfound sense of sophistication, as the result of the city's large community of foreign functionaries.
Venture out of the city with trips to Visoki Decani Monastery (in Decan), Pec (Old Bazaar of Peja, Patriarchate of Pec, &more) and Prizren (Church of Saint George, Church of Holy Saviour, &more). There's much more to do: make a trip to Gracanica Monastery, stroll around Germia Park, contemplate the long history of Medieval Monuments in Kosovo, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Tomb of Sultan Murat.

Before you visit Pristina, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Skopje to Pristina in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Belgrade.
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Belgrade, Serbia — 5 nights

The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Belgrade: Petrovaradin Fortress (in Petrovaradin), Oplenac (in Topola) and Podrum Probus (in Sremski Karlovci). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan, take a stroll through Knez Mihailova, enjoy the sand and surf at Ada Ciganlija, and take in panoramic vistas at The Millenary Monument.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Belgrade trip planner.

Getting from Pristina to Belgrade by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Belgrade are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Liptovsky Mikulas.
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Find places to stay Sep 19 — 24:

Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia — 5 nights

A town in the Liptov Basin near the Tatra Mountains, Liptovsky Mikulas boasts a rich cultural and natural history.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Liptovsky Mikulas: Dobsinska Ice Cave (in Dobsina), Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst (in Jasov) and Tatras National Park (in Tatranska Lomnica). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Slovak Paradise, look for all kinds of wild species at Strbske Pleso Lake, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Predne Solisko, and indulge in some personalized pampering at ZION SPA LUXURY Grand Hotel Kempinski High Tatras.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Liptovsky Mikulas online day trip planner.

Getting from Belgrade to Liptovsky Mikulas by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Belgrade in September; daily highs in Liptovsky Mikulas reach 65°F and lows reach 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bratislava.
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Find places to stay Sep 24 — 29:

Bratislava, Slovakia — 5 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.
Bratislava is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Bratislava Old Town, get engrossed in the history at Devin Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), and appreciate the history behind Cumil.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bratislava trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Liptovsky Mikulas to Bratislava in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Liptovsky Mikulas in September: high temperatures in Bratislava hover around 71°F and lows are around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel back home.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 4:

Bosnia and Herzegovina travel guide

4.5
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.
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Croatia travel guide

4.5
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.
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Montenegro travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · Beaches · Bodies of Water
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.
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Albania travel guide

3.9
Landmarks · Castles · Military Museums
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.
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Republic of North Macedonia travel guide

4.1
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.
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Kosovo travel guide

3.9
Monuments · History Museums · Churches
A disputed territory in the central Balkans, Kosovo is considered by many nations to be Europe's newest country. The independent state, once part of Serbia, has no shortage of colorful history. Tourism is still a small industry in the country, and visitors will witness the scars of war as recently as 1999, when Serbia revoked the territory's autonomy. Today, Kosovo is mainly ethnically Albanian, with a Serb majority in the north, as well as large numbers of ethnic minorities. Active UN troops still work in the country, guarding Serbian monasteries that date back to the 13th and 14th centuries. Despite this, Kosovo is a safe and stable country to visit to explore off-the-beaten path. The mix of World Heritage Sites, wild countryside, and welcoming hospitality will surely bring visitors in droves as the word gets out.
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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.
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Slovakia travel guide

3.8
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.
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