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
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Zagreb, Croatia
— 1 night
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

2
nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

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 8th (Thu): walk around Spa Park, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then head off the coast to Bled Island. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Tivoli Park, visit Ljubljana Old Town, make a trip to Mestni Trg, then make a trip to Prešeren Square, then snap pictures at Triple Bridge, and finally explore the activities along Ljubljanica River.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana trip 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. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Edinburgh to Ljubljana due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Edinburgh in July: high temperatures in Ljubljana hover around 32°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Neighborhoods Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Bled
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Bled Island ©
Bled Island
Ljubljanica River ©
Ljubljanica River

1
night
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 10th (Sat), test your problem-solving skills at Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb, see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Assumption.

For photos and more tourist information, go to the Zagreb online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Ljubljana to Zagreb in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb ©
Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb
Walking tours
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in the views from Latin Bridge, then steep yourself in history at Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain), then take an in-depth tour of War Childhood Museum, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bascarsija Mosque, make a trip to Sarajevo War Tunnel, then steep yourself in history at Bascarsija, and finally admire the masterpieces at Galerija 11/07/95.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sarajevo trip builder app.

Fly from Zagreb to Sarajevo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Sarajevo sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Walking tours
Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija
War Childhood Museum ©
War Childhood Museum

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 13th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sava Temple, then get curious at Nikola Tesla Museum, then steep yourself in history at Kalemegdan, and finally stroll through Ada Ciganlija.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Belgrade sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Sarajevo to Belgrade takes 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 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 take in the spiritual surroundings of Memorial House of Mother Teresa, and then explore the activities along Lake Matka.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Skopje online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Belgrade to Skopje takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to 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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): make a trip to Ancient Agora of Athens, then take a stroll through Plaka, and then explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Athens road trip planner.

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 moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Skopje in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Athens, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Tirana.

Things to do in Athens

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

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 (Sat): walk around Grand Park (Parku i Madh), admire the masterpieces 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 make a trip to Skanderbeg Square.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Tirana trip tool.

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. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Tirana is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler 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. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Skadar, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saborni Hram Hristovog Vaskrsenja, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Moraca River.

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

Traveling by car from Tirana to Podgorica takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough 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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at La Pieta, browse the exhibits of Vatican Museums, ponder the world of politics at Prefettura degli Affari Economici della Santa Sede, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cupola di San Pietro.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Vatican City trip builder site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Podgorica to Vatican City. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can 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, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Spanish Steps, steep yourself in history at Colosseum, then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and finally steep yourself in history at Roman Forum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rome tour itinerary builder website.

Rome is very close to Vatican City. In July, daytime highs in Rome are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough 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. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Orti Borghesi San Marino, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica del Santo Marino, step into the grandiose world of Guaita, then get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Pubblico, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Titan, and finally contemplate the long history of Cesta Tower.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Serravalle trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of train and car from Rome to Serravalle takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. In July, daytime highs in Serravalle are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can 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): admire the masterpieces at Casa Rocca Piccola, take in nature's colorful creations at Upper Barrakka Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Co-Cathedral, then pause for some photo ops at Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, then Head underground at Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parrocca San Pawl Nawfragu.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Valletta journey maker 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, daytime highs in Valletta are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 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 Parks Museums

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 ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Andorra la Vella trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Valletta to Andorra la Vella in 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.
On the 25th (Sun), walk around Parque del Retiro, then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, and then make a trip to Puerta del Sol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and then contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Madrid travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Andorra la Vella to Madrid takes 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 up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can 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.
On the 27th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, then contemplate the long history of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and finally take a stroll through Alfama. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, and then appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip site.

You can fly from Madrid to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Madrid to Lisbon. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Madrid in July: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 34°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time 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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