23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe Trip Planner

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Tirana, Albania
— 1 day
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Budva, Montenegro
— 4 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 7 nights
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 4 nights
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Belgrade, Serbia
— 3 nights
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Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 3 nights
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Plovdiv, Bulgaria
— 1 night

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Tirana, Albania

— 1 day
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Dajti.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Tirana trip itinerary planning tool.

Plovdiv, Bulgaria to Tirana is an approximately 8.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Plovdiv to Tirana due to the time zone difference. In September in Tirana, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Budva.

Things to do in Tirana

Nature · Parks

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Budva, Montenegro

— 4 nights
Montenegro's top tourist destination, Budva draws big crowds with its pulsating nightlife and sun-kissed beaches.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Budva Old Town and Kotor City Walls & Fortress. Visiting Bay of Kotor and Ploče Beach will get you outdoors. Explore Budva's surroundings by going to Our Lady of the Rocks (in Perast), Castle Of San Giovanni (in Špiljari) and Plavi Horizonti Beach (in Radovići). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Jaz Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mogren Beach, contemplate the long history of Citadel, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Tryphon Cathedral.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Budva trip planning website.

You can drive from Tirana to Budva in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. September in Budva sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Budva

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 7 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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Sunj Beach and Copacabana Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Dubrovnik City Walls and Fort Lovrijenac. Change things up with these side-trips from Dubrovnik: Cavtat (Cavtat Cemetery, Cavtat Old Town, &more). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Old Town, get engrossed in the history at Rector's Palace, see the interesting displays at War Photo Limited, and steep yourself in history at The Franciscan Church and Monastery.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Dubrovnik trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Budva to Dubrovnik in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Budva in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 20°C in Dubrovnik. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

— 4 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Bascarsija and Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sarajevo: Visegrad (Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge & Andricgrad). On the 22nd (Thu), spend a day ambling around Vrelo Bosne. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Sarajevo War Tunnel, steep yourself in history at Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sarajevska Pivara, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Sarajevo day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Sarajevo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, Sarajevo is little chillier than Dubrovnik - with highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Parks · Historic Sites · Nightlife · Tours

Side Trips

Belgrade, Serbia

— 3 nights
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Visit Kalemegdan and Smederevo Fortress for their historical value. Get in touch with nature at Ada Ciganlija and Danube River. Go for a jaunt from Belgrade to Kostolac to see Viminacium Archaeological Park about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, pause for some serene contemplation at Crkva Svetog Oca Nikolaja, steep yourself in history at The National Assembly, and wander the streets of Knez Mihailova.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Belgrade trip planning tool.

You can fly from Sarajevo to Belgrade in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and train. In September, daily temperatures in Belgrade can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Skopje.

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Bazaar, Skopje and Kale. Get outdoors at Lake Matka and Mountain of Vodno. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Macedonia Square, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, take in the history at Memorial House of Mother Teresa, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Clement of Ohrid.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Skopje online vacation maker.

You can drive from Belgrade to Skopje in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. September in Skopje sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C at night. On the 30th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Plovdiv.

Things to do in Skopje

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Plovdiv, Bulgaria

— 1 night

City of the Seven Hills

Though it is often seen as merely a stopover city, Plovdiv is actually a lively university town with bohemian cafes, a thriving art scene, and exciting nightlife.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): see the interesting displays at Ethnographic Museum, stroll around Park Tsar Simeon, then delve into the distant past at Plovdiv Roman Theatre, then don't miss a visit to Plovdiv Old Town, and finally hike along White River Eco Trail.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Plovdiv tour itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Skopje to Plovdiv takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Plovdiv can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Plovdiv

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Museums

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