21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Zagreb, Croatia
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
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Podgorica, Montenegro
— 1 night
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Tirana, Albania
— 6 nights
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Pristina, Kosovo
— 1 night
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Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 2 nights
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Belgrade, Serbia
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Budapest, Hungary
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Ljubljana, Slovenia

— 2 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 1st (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Orthodox Church.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ljubljana trip maker website.

Warsaw, Poland to Ljubljana is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Ljubljana can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Zagreb.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 3:

Zagreb, Croatia

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): make a trip to Square of Petar Preradovic and then appreciate the history behind The Well of Life.

Discover how to plan a Zagreb trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Zagreb takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Plitvice Lakes National Park.
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 4:

Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

— 2 nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Plitvice Lakes National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Monument All Man Multicultural, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel in Sarajevo, make a trip to Sarajevo Meeting of Culture, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Alipasina Mosque, and finally stroll the grounds of Alifakovac Cemetery.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sarajevo travel planner.

Getting from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Sarajevo by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and train. In September, daily temperatures in Sarajevo can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Podgorica.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 7:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): do a tasting at 13 Jul Plantaže Vineyard, take in the spiritual surroundings of Manastir Celija Piperska, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Dajbabe Monastery.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Podgorica trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sarajevo to Podgorica takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Podgorica

Historic Sites · Wineries

Tirana, Albania

— 6 nights
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kruja Castle and Food Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Tirana side-trips: Durres (The Beach Bar, Durres Archaeological Museum, &more), Cobo Winery (in Ura Vajgurore) and Berat (Gorica Bridge, Quarter Of Gorica, &more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Ethnographic Museum of Kruja, pause for some photo ops at Postbllok - Checkpoint Monument, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bektashi World Centre, and stroll around Rinia Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Tirana, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Podgorica to Tirana takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Tirana are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Pristina.

Things to do in Tirana

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 14:

Pristina, Kosovo

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): surround yourself with nature on Bear Sanctuary Prishtina & Thesaret e Natyres, then steep yourself in history at Medieval Monuments in Kosovo, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Xhamia e Llapit.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Pristina trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tirana to Pristina in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Wed) before leaving for Skopje.

Things to do in Pristina

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

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 15th (Wed): savor the flavors at Food & Drink. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Savior Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mustafa Pasha Mosque, then learn about winemaking at Brzanov Winery, then admire the striking features of Daut Pasha Hamam, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Clement of Ohrid.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Skopje online journey builder.

You can drive from Pristina to Skopje in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Belgrade.

Things to do in Skopje

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 17:

Belgrade, Serbia

— 2 nights
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
On the 17th (Fri), contemplate the long history of The National Assembly, then learn about all things military at Military Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ružica, and finally make a trip to Zemunski kej. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): walk around Zemunski Park, examine the collection at Museum of Aviation, then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then admire the landmark architecture of Crkva Svetog Marka, and finally stroll around Topcider Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Belgrade driving holiday planner.

Getting from Skopje to Belgrade by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Belgrade are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 19:

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.
On the 19th (Sun), head outdoors with City Park Városliget, don't miss a visit to Szabadsag Ter, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Korzo - Danube Embankment (Dunakorzo). Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Little Princess Statue, get answers to all your questions at Zwack Heritage and Visitors' Centre, race across the water with a speed boat tour, don't miss a visit to Liszt Ferenc Square, then have fun at Budapest Shooting, and finally do a tasting at Faust Wine Cellar.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Belgrade to Budapest takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In September, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Budapest

Outdoors · Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 21: