16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
Fly:  5 h 15 min
1
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Tirana, Albania
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Pristina, Kosovo
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
8
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
9
Brno, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  6 h 45 min
10
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
11
Podgorica, Montenegro
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 30 min
12
Belgrade, Serbia
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
13
Timisoara, Romania
— 1 night
Fly:  8 h
14
Krakow, Poland
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Manchester, United Kingdom

1
night
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
On the 12th (Sat), test your team's savvy at Escape Room Enigmarium.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ljubljana trip itinerary builder.

Manchester, UK to Ljubljana is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manchester to Ljubljana. Traveling from Manchester in May, you will find days in Ljubljana are a bit warmer (23°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tirana.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Fun & Games
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Escape Room Enigmarium ©
Escape Room Enigmarium

1
night
Tirana, Albania

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
On the 13th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Skanderbeg Statue, don't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square, and then take an in-depth tour of Muzeu Historik Kombetar.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Tirana tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Ljubljana to Tirana in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Ljubljana in May, with highs in Tirana at 28°C and lows at 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Pristina.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums
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Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar
Skanderbeg Square ©
Skanderbeg Square
Skanderbeg Statue ©
Skanderbeg Statue

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hours
Pristina, Kosovo

Pristina ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): stroll around Germia Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Katedrale Nënë Tereza, and then don't miss a visit to Gracanica Monastery.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Pristina sightseeing website.

You can drive from Tirana to Pristina in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Skopje.

Things to do in Pristina

Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gracanica Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Germia Park ©
Germia Park
Gracanica Monastery ©
Gracanica Monastery
Katedrale Nënë Tereza ©
Katedrale Nënë Tereza

1
night
Skopje, Republic of North 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 15th (Tue): snap pictures at The Stone Bridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Clement of Ohrid, and then appreciate the history behind Millennium Cross.

To plan Skopje vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Pristina to Skopje in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In May in Skopje, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sofia.

Things to do in Skopje

Historic Sites
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Church of St. Clement of Ohrid ©
Church of St. Clement of Ohrid
The Stone Bridge ©
The Stone Bridge
Millennium Cross ©
Millennium Cross

1
night
Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St Petka of the Saddlers.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sofia online itinerary planner.

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 Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Highlights from your plan
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Room Escape Games
Church of St Petka of the Saddlers ©
Church of St Petka of the Saddlers

3
nights
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.
On the 17th (Thu), get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge, then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, and finally pause for some photo ops at Shoes on the Danube Bank.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Budapest holiday maker website.

Fly from Sofia to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sofia to Budapest due to the time zone difference. May in Budapest sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Spas Museums
Find places to stay May 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

1
night
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Albertina and then admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Schönbrunn Zoo, then admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Vienna trip planner.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): make a trip to Slavin War Memorial, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Blue Church of St. Elizabeth, and then step into the grandiose world of Devin Castle.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bratislava driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Bratislava takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Bratislava are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Brno.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle
Slavin War Memorial ©
Slavin War Memorial
Blue Church of St. Elizabeth ©
Blue Church of St. Elizabeth

1
night
Brno, Czech Republic

Brno ©
A thousand years old, Brno offers a convenient urban base for exploring the southern section of Moravia, famed for its lush vineyards and natural caves.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Brno astronomical clock and then admire the landmark architecture of Old Town Hall - Tourist Information Centre.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Brno attractions planner.

Drive from Bratislava to Brno in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Brno can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Dubrovnik.
Highlights from your plan
Brno astronomical clock ©
Brno astronomical clock

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): head off the coast to Lokrum Island and then get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik tour planning site.

Do a combination of train and flight from Brno to Dubrovnik in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Brno in May since evenings lows in Dubrovnik dip to 16°C. On the 23rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Podgorica.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island

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night
Podgorica, Montenegro

Podgorica ©
Podgorica is the capital and largest city of Montenegro. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): snap pictures at Millennium Bridge, contemplate the waterfront views at Moraca River, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Skadar.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Podgorica trip maker.

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Podgorica takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Podgorica

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Lake Skadar ©
Lake Skadar
Moraca River ©
Moraca River
Millennium Bridge ©
Millennium Bridge

1
night
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ružica and then contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Belgrade road trip tool.

You can fly from Podgorica to Belgrade in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. May in Belgrade sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 25th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Timisoara.

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 24 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
Ružica ©
Ružica

1
night
Timisoara, Romania

Timisoara ©
Timișoara is the capital city of Timiș County, and the main social, economic and cultural centre in western Romania.The third most populous city in the country, with 319,279 inhabitants as of the 2011 census, Timișoara is the informal capital city of the historical region of Banat. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parohia Reformată Timișoara.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Timisoara travel route planner.

Drive from Belgrade to Timisoara in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and train; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Belgrade to Timisoara is 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Sat) before leaving for Krakow.

Things to do in Timisoara

Historic Sites
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Highlights from your plan
Parohia Reformată Timișoara ©
Parohia Reformată Timișoara

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Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
On the 27th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, explore the fascinating underground world of Dragon's Den, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Krakow online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Timisoara to Krakow in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Timisoara to Krakow. When traveling from Timisoara in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Krakow: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
St. Mary's Basilica ©
St. Mary's Basilica

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