22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Fly:  7 h 15 min
1
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
3
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
4
Belgrade, Serbia
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 15 min
5
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 1 night
Fly + Subway:  2 h 30 min
6
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  5 h 15 min
7
Tirana, Albania
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
8
Podgorica, Montenegro
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5 h 45 min
9
Vatican City, Italy
— 1 night
Subway:  15 min
10
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train + Drive:  4 h
11
Serravalle, San Marino
— 1 night
+3
Bus + Train + Shuttle + Fly:  7 h
12
Valletta, Malta
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  8 h 15 min
13
Andorra la Vella, Andorra
— 1 day
Bus + Train:  5 h 30 min
14
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
15
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

1
night
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
On the 8th (Thu), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, snap pictures at Dragon Bridge, then contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River, and finally don't miss a visit to Prešeren Square.

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

Edinburgh, UK to Ljubljana is an approximately 7.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Edinburgh to Ljubljana is 1 hour. Traveling from Edinburgh in July, things will get a bit warmer in Ljubljana: highs are around 32°C and lows about 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Zagreb.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Ljubljanica River ©
Ljubljanica River
Dragon Bridge ©
Dragon Bridge

2
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, then partake in some friendly competition at Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), and finally take the plunge with a skydiving experience. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Assumption, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Recreational Sports Center Jarun, and finally get your game on at Legame Studio - VR Gaming Studio.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Zagreb trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Zagreb in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb ©
Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb
Recreational Sports Center Jarun ©
Recreational Sports Center Jarun
Walking tours

2
nights
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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.
On the 11th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Emperor's Mosque, make a trip to Sarajevo War Tunnel, then pause for some serene contemplation at Katedrala Sarajevo, then admire the masterpieces at Galerija 11/07/95, and finally examine the collection at War Childhood Museum. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Latin Bridge, gain interesting insight with a heritage tour, and then steep yourself in history at Bascarsija.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sarajevo driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Zagreb to Sarajevo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Sarajevo, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija
Sarajevo War Tunnel ©
Sarajevo War Tunnel

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sava Temple, then engage your brain at Nikola Tesla Museum, then steep yourself in history at Kalemegdan, and finally kick back and relax at Ada Ciganlija.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Belgrade trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Sarajevo to Belgrade in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Belgrade are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Skopje.

Things to do in Belgrade

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Ada Ciganlija ©
Ada Ciganlija
Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
St. Sava Temple ©
St. Sava Temple

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): snap pictures at The Stone Bridge, then browse the exhibits of Memorial House of Mother Teresa, and then explore the activities along Lake Matka.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Skopje trip planner.

You can fly from Belgrade to Skopje in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Skopje sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Skopje

Nature Parks Museums
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Lake Matka ©
Lake Matka
The Stone Bridge ©
The Stone Bridge
Memorial House of Mother Teresa ©
Memorial House of Mother Teresa

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take a stroll through Plaka, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, and finally appreciate the history behind Erechtheion.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Athens trip itinerary maker website.

Do a combination of flight and subway from Skopje to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Skopje to Athens is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Skopje in July since evenings lows in Athens dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tirana.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

1
night
Tirana, Albania

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): stroll around Grand Park (Parku i Madh), explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, get engrossed in the history at Muzeu Historik Kombetar, then brush up on your military savvy at BunkArt 2, and finally don't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, read Tirana trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Athens to Tirana takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Athens to Tirana, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Tirana when traveling from Athens in July, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Podgorica.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums Parks
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Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar
Skanderbeg Square ©
Skanderbeg Square
Grand Park (Parku i Madh) ©
Grand Park (Parku i Madh)

1
night
Podgorica, Montenegro

Podgorica ©
Podgorica is the capital and largest city of Montenegro. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): explore the activities along Lake Skadar, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saborni Hram Hristovog Vaskrsenja, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Moraca River.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Podgorica vacation planner.

You can drive from Tirana to Podgorica in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Vatican City.

Things to do in Podgorica

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lake Skadar ©
Lake Skadar
Moraca River ©
Moraca River
Saborni Hram Hristovog Vaskrsenja ©
Saborni Hram Hristovog Vaskrsenja

1
night
Vatican City, Italy

Vatican City ©
Covering 44 hectares (110 acres) in the city center of Rome, the wall-enclosed sovereign state of Vatican City is one of the most famous religious sites worldwide, serving as the papal residence and home of the Roman Catholic church.
On the 19th (Mon), appreciate the history behind La Pieta, then explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, and finally contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Vatican City road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Podgorica to Vatican City. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a subway to Rome.

Things to do in Vatican City

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
La Pieta ©
La Pieta

2
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 20th (Tue), make a trip to Piazza di Trevi, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, then steep yourself in history at Colosseum, then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and finally contemplate the long history of Roman Forum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rome online trip itinerary builder.

Rome is just a short distance from Vatican City. July in Rome sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Serravalle.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

1
night
Serravalle, San Marino

Serravalle ©
Serravalle is a castello located in the European republic of San Marino. On the 22nd (Thu), contemplate the long history of Cesta Tower, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Titan, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Pubblico, step into the grandiose world of Guaita, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica del Santo Marino, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Orti Borghesi San Marino.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Serravalle trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of train and car from Rome to Serravalle in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Serravalle can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Valletta.

Things to do in Serravalle

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

City of San Marino
Highlights from your plan
Guaita ©
Guaita
Mount Titan ©
Mount Titan
Palazzo Pubblico ©
Palazzo Pubblico

1
night
Valletta, Malta

Valletta ©
Malta's capital city, Valletta preserves most of its medieval architecture, built in the 16th and 17th centuries by the Knights Hospitaller, once a powerful military order.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja), explore the ancient world of Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, witness the site of a historic battle at Saluting Battery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Co-Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Casa Rocca Piccola, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Upper Barrakka Gardens.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Valletta trip app.

Getting from Serravalle to Valletta by combination of bus, train, and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Valletta can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Andorra la Vella.

Things to do in Valletta

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja)
Highlights from your plan
St. John's Co-Cathedral ©
St. John's Co-Cathedral
Upper Barrakka Gardens ©
Upper Barrakka Gardens
Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja) ©
Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja)

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day
Andorra la Vella, Andorra

Andorra la Vella
Tucked high in the Pyrenees and home to fewer than 65,000 residents, Andorra La Vella seems at first an unlikely tourist hotspot.
To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Andorra la Vella journey maker website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Valletta to Andorra la Vella takes 8.5 hours. You will leave for Madrid on the 24th (Sat).

Things to do in Andorra la Vella

Parks Outdoors Trails

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nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): stroll around Parque del Retiro, then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, then examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and then steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Madrid holiday planner.

Do a combination of bus and train from Andorra la Vella to Madrid in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), then don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and finally visit Alfama. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, and then appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon trip planner.

You can fly from Madrid to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Madrid in July, with highs in Lisbon at 34°C and lows at 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

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