16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Paris, France
Fly:  5 h 45 min
1
Belgrade, Serbia
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
3
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 3 nights
Drive:  8 h 15 min
4
Himare, Albania
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Gjirokaster, Albania
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Tirana, Albania
— 1 night
Shuttle:  2 h
7
Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Paris, France

3
nights
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Step off the beaten path and head to Saint Petka's Chapel and Ružica. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, learn about all things military at Military Museum, and take a stroll through Skadarlija.

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Paris, France to Belgrade is an approximately 6- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Belgrade can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
Saint Petka's Chapel ©
Saint Petka's Chapel
Military Museum ©
Military Museum

3
nights
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo ©
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museum Of Crimes Against Humanity And Genocide 1992-1995 and War Childhood Museum. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Sarajevo War Tunnel, contemplate the long history of Bascarsija, see the interesting displays at Jewish Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Sarajevo online route planner.

You can fly from Belgrade to Sarajevo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Sarajevo when traveling from Belgrade in September, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can take a train to Mostar.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Highlights from your plan
War Childhood Museum ©
War Childhood Museum
Sarajevo War Tunnel ©
Sarajevo War Tunnel
Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija

3
nights
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Step off the beaten path and head to Neretva River and il Monte Della Croce. Venture out of the city with trips to Apparition Hill (in Medjugorje) and The historic urban site of Pocitelj (in Pocitelj). The adventure continues: snap pictures at Old Bridge (Stari Most), appreciate the history behind Crooked Bridge (Kriva Cuprija), explore the world behind art at The Hamam Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Bosnaseum.

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You can take a train from Sarajevo to Mostar in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sarajevo in September, with highs in Mostar at 31°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Himare.

Things to do in Mostar

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Medjugorje, The historic urban site of Pocitelj
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Old Bridge (Stari Most) ©
Old Bridge (Stari Most)
Neretva River ©
Neretva River
il Monte Della Croce ©
il Monte Della Croce

1
night
Himare, Albania

Himare ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Gjipe Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Livadhi Beach, then step into the grandiose world of Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello, and then steep yourself in history at Ali Pasha Castle.

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Traveling by car from Mostar to Himare takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mostar to Himare is 1 hour. Traveling from Mostar in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Himare, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Himare

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Ali Pasha Castle
Highlights from your plan
Gjipe Beach ©
Gjipe Beach
Livadhi Beach ©
Livadhi Beach
Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello ©
Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello

1
night
Gjirokaster, Albania

Gjirokaster ©
Along with the central Albanian town of Berat, Gjirokastra serves as a striking World Heritage Site known for its Ottoman architecture.
On the 16th (Wed), learn about all things military at Gjirokaster, admire the landmark architecture of Skenduli House, and then contemplate the long history of Zekate House.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Gjirokaster online day trip planner.

Drive from Himare to Gjirokaster in 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Gjirokaster can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tirana.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Zekate House ©
Zekate House
Skenduli House ©
Skenduli House
Gjirokaster ©
Gjirokaster

1
night
Tirana, Albania

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): stroll around Grand Park (Parku i Madh), get engrossed in the history at Muzeu Historik Kombetar, then brush up on your military savvy at BunkArt 2, then don't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Et`hem Bey Mosque.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Tirana trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Gjirokaster to Tirana by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Gjirokaster in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Tirana, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to take a shuttle to Ohrid.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
BunkArt 2 ©
BunkArt 2
Grand Park (Parku i Madh) ©
Grand Park (Parku i Madh)
Et`hem Bey Mosque ©
Et`hem Bey Mosque

2
nights
Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia

Ohrid ©
Located on Lake Ohrid, the town of Ohrid earned the nickname Jerusalem of the Balkans because it was once home to 365 churches.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Sophia, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ohrid. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Bay of the Bones Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Plaoshnik, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Climent of Ohrid, and finally make a trip to River Drim.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ohrid travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Tirana to Ohrid by shuttle takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Tirana in September, with highs in Ohrid at 28°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ohrid

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

River Drim
Highlights from your plan
Lake Ohrid ©
Lake Ohrid
Bay of the Bones Museum ©
Bay of the Bones Museum
Saint Sophia ©
Saint Sophia

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