30 days in Europe Itinerary

30 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe planner

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

30 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Bus + Fly:  13 h 15 min
1
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  6 h
2
Lindos, Greece
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h 45 min
3
Thessaloniki, Greece
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia
— 3 nights
Shuttle:  2 h
6
Tirana, Albania
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Shkoder, Albania
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
8
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h
9
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Tram + Bus:  4 h 15 min
10
Novi Sad, Serbia
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
11
Belgrade, Serbia
— 3 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: New York City, United States

4
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Athens: Nafplio (Lion of Bavaria, Nauplion Promenade, &more). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus, and appreciate the history behind Erechtheion.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, read our Athens trip itinerary planning site .

New York City, USA to Athens is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Athens is 7 hours. When traveling from New York City in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Athens: temperatures range from 86°F by day to 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Nafplio
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

2
nights
Lindos, Greece

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
On the 7th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Lindos Beach and then steep yourself in history at Village of Lindos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Ancient Kamiros, tour the pleasant surroundings at Agathi Beach, and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Lindos.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lindos road trip website .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Athens to Lindos in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Lindos can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Lindos

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ancient Kamiros, Agathi Beach
Highlights from your plan
Village of Lindos ©
Village of Lindos
Lindos Beach ©
Lindos Beach
Acropolis of Lindos ©
Acropolis of Lindos

3
nights
Thessaloniki, Greece

Thessaloniki ©
A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Take a break from Thessaloniki with a short trip to Kalogria Beach in Nikiti, about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Agios Nikolaos Orphanos.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Thessaloniki trip planning website .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Lindos to Thessaloniki in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from Lindos in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Thessaloniki, with lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Skopje.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Kalogria Beach
Highlights from your plan
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture

2
nights
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 12th (Fri): take in the views from The Stone Bridge, then admire the architecture and history at Memorial House of Mother Teresa, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Matka. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Panteleimon, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mountain of Vodno, then pause for some photo ops at Millennium Cross, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Kapan Han.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Skopje journey app .

Traveling by car from Thessaloniki to Skopje takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Thessaloniki to Skopje. Expect slightly colder evenings in Skopje when traveling from Thessaloniki in June, with lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ohrid.

Things to do in Skopje

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Matka ©
Lake Matka
Mountain of Vodno ©
Mountain of Vodno
The Stone Bridge ©
The Stone Bridge

3
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.
Step out of Ohrid to go to Bitola and see National Park Pelister, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ohrid, explore the wealth of natural beauty at National Park Galicica, contemplate the long history of Monastery Saint Naum, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ohrid trip planner.

Traveling by car from Skopje to Ohrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Skopje in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Ohrid: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can catch the shuttle to Tirana.

Things to do in Ohrid

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

National Park Pelister
Highlights from your plan
Lake Ohrid ©
Lake Ohrid
Monastery Saint Naum ©
Monastery Saint Naum
St. Jovan Kaneo ©
St. Jovan Kaneo

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 (Wed): stroll around Grand Park (Parku i Madh), explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then take an in-depth tour of Muzeu Historik Kombetar, then learn about all things military at BunkArt 2, and finally make a trip to Skanderbeg Square.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tirana sightseeing planning site .

You can take a shuttle from Ohrid to Tirana in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Ohrid in June, with highs in Tirana at 85°F and lows at 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Shkoder.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums Parks
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar
Skanderbeg Square ©
Skanderbeg Square
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

1
night
Shkoder, Albania

Shkoder ©
Its geographic location has made Shkoder, one of Europe's oldest cities, an important cultural and economic center of the Balkans over the years.
On the 18th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Shkodra Lake, then step into the grandiose world of Rozafa Castle, and then see the interesting displays at Marubi National Museum of Photography.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Shkoder road trip site .

Getting from Tirana to Shkoder by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June in Shkoder, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Mostar.

Things to do in Shkoder

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Shkodra Lake ©
Shkodra Lake
Rozafa Castle ©
Rozafa Castle
Marubi National Museum of Photography ©

4
nights
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Explore Mostar's surroundings by going to il Monte Della Croce (in Medjugorje) and Kravica (in Studenci). The adventure continues: take in the views from Old Bridge (Stari Most), take an in-depth tour of Museum of War and Genocide Victims 1992-1995, make a trip to Spanish square, and view the masterpieces at Art Studio Pandur.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Mostar trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Shkoder to Mostar in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Shkoder in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Mostar, with lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Mostar

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kravica, il Monte Della Croce
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
il Monte Della Croce ©
il Monte Della Croce
Old Bridge (Stari Most) ©
Old Bridge (Stari Most)
Kravica ©
Kravica

4
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.
Sarajevo is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of Bascarsija, take in the views from Latin Bridge, and don't miss a visit to Sarajevo War Tunnel.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sarajevo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Mostar to Sarajevo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Novi Sad.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija
War Childhood Museum ©
War Childhood Museum

1
night
Novi Sad, Serbia

Novi Sad ©
The regional and cultural center of northern Serbia, the riverside city of Novi Sad occupies a strategically advantageous position between Belgrade and Budapest.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): deepen your knowledge of military history at Petrovaradin Fortress, then do a tasting at Podrum Probus, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery Petkovac.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Novi Sad driving holiday tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sarajevo to Novi Sad in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Belgrade.

Things to do in Novi Sad

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Podrum Probus
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Podrum Probus ©
Podrum Probus
Petrovaradin Fortress ©
Petrovaradin Fortress

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.
Belgrade is known for historic sites, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kalemegdan, take a stroll through Skadarlija, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save), and get to know the resident critters at Belgrade Zoo.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Belgrade online journey planner .

Drive from Novi Sad to Belgrade in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Belgrade can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Belgrade

Parks Tours Beaches
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Ada Ciganlija ©
Ada Ciganlija
Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
Walking tours

Similar Plans

31 days in France, Greece & Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 39 days in Switzerland, Greece & Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 59 days in Asia & Europe BY A USER FROM INDIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 43 days in Europe BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 31 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Asia & Europe BY A USER FROM INDIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 41 days in Croatia, Greece & Italy BY A USER FROM CANADA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Europe BY A USER FROM EGYPT January, teens, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, teens, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 48 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 31 days in Greece BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, outdoors, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Greece BY A USER FROM GERMANY June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Serbia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
See more plans