44 days in Europe Itinerary

44 days in Europe Itinerary

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Tirana, Albania
— 2 nights
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Saranda, Albania
— 3 nights
Drive
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Berat, Albania
— 1 night
Drive
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Podgorica, Montenegro
— 2 nights
Drive
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Budva, Montenegro
— 3 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 6 nights
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Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 3 nights
Drive to Makarska, Ferry to Hvar
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Hvar, Croatia
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Split, Croatia
— 4 nights
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 5 nights
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Novi Sad, Serbia
— 4 nights
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Belgrade, Serbia
— 4 nights
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
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Tirana, Albania

Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): don't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square, learn about all things military at BunkArt 2, take an in-depth tour of Muzeu Historik Kombetar, then take an in-depth tour of Bunk'Art 1, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Et`hem Bey Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Ethnographic Museum of Kruja, step into the grandiose world of Kruja Castle, and then step into the grandiose world of Preza Castle.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Tirana trip builder website.

Melbourne, Australia to Tirana is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Tirana. Traveling from Melbourne in August, expect Tirana to be much hotter, temps between 39°C and 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Saranda.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 2:

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Saranda, Albania

A popular summer destination for its inexpensive accommodation and stony Mediterranean beaches, Saranda has become a favorite of both Albanian and foreign travelers.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Gjirokaster and Himara Seas The Day. Escape the urban bustle at Saranda Jeep and Santa Quaranta beach. When in Saranda, make a side trip to see Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello in Himare, approximately Himare away. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Butrint National Park, explore the historical opulence of Lekuresi Castle, and contemplate the long history of Monastery of 40 Saints.

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Getting from Tirana to Saranda by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Saranda when traveling from Tirana in September, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Berat.

Things to do in Saranda

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 5:

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Berat, Albania

Town of a Thousand Windows

A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Quarter Of Gorica, admire the striking features of Berat Castle, then get engrossed in the history at National Iconographic Museum Onufri, and finally see the interesting displays at National Ethnographic Museum Berat.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Berat travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Saranda to Berat takes 4 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Saranda to Berat is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Saranda in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Berat, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Podgorica.

Things to do in Berat

Museums

2
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Podgorica, Montenegro

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): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ostrog Monastery. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Boat Milica and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Skadar.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Podgorica online road trip planner.

You can drive from Berat to Podgorica in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Budva.

Things to do in Podgorica

Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

3
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Budva, Montenegro

Montenegro's top tourist destination, Budva draws big crowds with its pulsating nightlife and sun-kissed beaches.
Get in touch with nature at Lipa Cave and Kamenovo Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Jaz Beach and Miločer Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Kotor (St. Nikola Church, St. Tryphon Cathedral, &more) and Our Lady of Health (in Špiljari). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Ivan Church, admire the landmark architecture of Sea Gate, pause for some photo ops at Ballet Dancer Statue, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Luke.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Budva online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Podgorica to Budva takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and car. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Budva

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

Pearl of the Adriatic

Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Visiting Lokrum Island and Waterskiing & Jetskiing will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Dubrovnik City Walls and Lapad. Get out of town with these interesting Dubrovnik side-trips: Cavtat (Cavtat Seaside Promenade & Cavtat Cemetery). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Srebreno Beach, steep yourself in history at St. John's Fortress, cool off at Beach Kupari, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Franciscan Church and Monastery.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Budva to Dubrovnik in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Dubrovnik when traveling from Budva in September, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Trebinje.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Trebinje is the southernmost municipality and city in Bosnia and Herzegovina. On the 18th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tvrdoš Monastery, then snap pictures at Arslanagica Bridge, then contemplate the waterfront views at Trebisnjica River, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hercegovacka Gracanica.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Trebinje itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Trebinje takes an hour. In September, daytime highs in Trebinje are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Mostar.

Things to do in Trebinje

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Appreciate the collections at Bosnian National Monument Muslibegovic House and The Hamam Museum. Popular historic sites such as Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque and Biscevica Kuca (Biscevic House) are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Sniper Tower, take an in-depth tour of Old Bridge Museum, take in the exciting artwork at War Photo Exhibition, and get a taste of the local shopping with Art Studio Pandur.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Mostar road trip planning site.

Drive from Trebinje to Mostar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Mostar when traveling from Trebinje in September, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Mostar

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:

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Hvar, Croatia

Croatian St. Tropez

The Croatian island of Hvar serves as a picturesque location for a Mediterranean holiday, with a range of offerings from quiet coves to a lively medieval town.
On the 22nd (Wed), learn about winemaking at Tomic Winery, then see the interesting displays at Fisherman's Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fortress Church of St. Mary of Mercy, and finally head outdoors with Glavica Hill. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Stephen, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St John, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Roch, and finally take an in-depth tour of Stari Grad Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hvar road trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Mostar to Hvar takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Mostar in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Hvar, with lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

4
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Split, Croatia

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Diocletian's Palace and Split Archaeological Museum. Galerija Mestrovic and Froggyland will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Brela (Brela Beach & Punta Rata Beach) and Omis Cetina Canyon (in Omis). The adventure continues: cast your line with a fishing tour, get engrossed in the history at Etnografski muzej Split, contemplate the long history of Old Split, and don't miss a visit to Split Synagogue.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Split road trip planning app.

Traveling by ferry from Hvar to Split takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 23 — 27:

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Zagreb, Croatia

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Get some historical perspective at Porta di Pietra (Kamenita Vrata) and Cathedral of the Assumption. Visiting Rastoke and Sastavci will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to The Lower Lakes in Plitvice Lakes National Park (about 2 hours away). There's lots more to do: take the plunge with a skydiving experience, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ban Josip Jelačić Square, examine the collection at Archaeological Museum in Zagreb, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Zagreb trip planning website.

Getting from Split to Zagreb by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Split in September, expect Zagreb to be slightly colder, temps between 25°C and 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Novi Sad.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 2:

4
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Novi Sad, Serbia

Serbian Athens

The regional and cultural center of northern Serbia, the riverside city of Novi Sad occupies a strategically advantageous position between Belgrade and Budapest.
Visit The Name of Mary Church and Manastir Velika Remeta for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate Narodni muzej Zrenjanin and Spomen-zbirka Pavla Beljanskog. Change things up with these side-trips from Novi Sad: Staro Hopovo Monastery (in Fruska Gora National Park), Monastery Beocin (in Beocin) and Monastery of Vrdnik-Ravanica (in Vrdnik). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Strand, pause for some serene contemplation at Upper Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery Petkovac, and see the interesting displays at The Gallery of Matica srpska.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Novi Sad sightseeing app.

Traveling by car from Zagreb to Novi Sad takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, car, and train; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Novi Sad can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Belgrade.

Things to do in Novi Sad

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 2 — 6:

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Belgrade, Serbia

The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
You'll explore and learn at Military Museum and Ethnographic Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ružica and The National Assembly. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan, have fun and explore at Museum of Illusions, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sava Temple, and contemplate the waterfront views at Sava.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Belgrade sightseeing planning app.

Getting from Novi Sad to Belgrade by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 10:

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Svrzo House, explore the world behind art at Galerija 11/07/95, then contemplate the long history of Gazi Husrev Begova Medresa, and finally contemplate the long history of Bascarsija.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Sarajevo planner.

You can fly from Belgrade to Sarajevo in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and car. In October in Sarajevo, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 6°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 12:

Albania travel guide

3.9
National Parks · Landmarks · Castles
Land of the Eagles
With its young bustling metropolis, networks of cobblestone pedestrianized streets, coastal beach towns, and cities of ancient ruins, Albania will continuously surprise you. As you reach each new major town and discover how completely different it is from the last, your appreciation will deepen for this tucked-away land steeped in history. Travel, eating, and accommodation here is very inexpensive, freeing you from budget concerns and allowing you to travel in the style that you want. Meanwhile, you may find yourself going days without spotting another tourist. While this means that many things will not be customized for visitors (non-English menus, sparse accommodation, and fewer international transportation options), you'll experience the feel of authentic Albania.

Montenegro travel guide

4.4
Historic Sites · Bodies of Water · Beaches
Whether you're in the mood to explore unspoiled nature, see historical sights, or soak in the Mediterranean atmosphere of beaches and parties, in Montenegro you can find everything within arm's reach. The Montenegrin coastline offers both large city beaches abundant with amenities, as well as peaceful fishing villages and secluded coves. Fortified old towns, medieval cathedrals, and monasteries are certain to satisfy history enthusiasts. Further inland are some of the nation's larger cities, as well as an abundance of opportunities for an active vacation. Wander off the beaten path, hike the mountains and canyons, and experience the traditional hospitality of villages where time seems to stand still. The national cuisine reflects the diversity of the landscape, including everything from fresh meat and dairy specialties, to a selection of seafood. The size of the country allows you to see a lot even during a short stay.

Croatia travel guide

4.4
Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.

Bosnia and Herzegovina travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Bridges · Historic Sites
Heart-Shaped Land
With the legacy of war still fresh on the streets of Bosnia and Herzegovina, this Balkan gem is often overlooked as a holiday destination. Part of the former Yugoslavia, Bosnia and Herzegovina endured a bloody and destructive war for independence in the 1990s, which ripped apart its capital and other important cities. Since then, Bosnians have moved on, and as the rest of the world does too, tourism in the country is slowly growing. You’ll be welcomed by locals with open arms, eager to share their country and culture with those who include Bosnia and Herzegovina in their itineraries. Sarajevo and Mostar top most visitors' list of places to visit for their rich history and charming streets. Make sure to indulge in some local specialities such as burek.

Hvar Island travel guide

4.1
Lookouts · Nightlife · Islands
Island of the Sun
Hvar Island, "the queen of the Dalmatian islands," draws visitors to its beaches lapped by the crystal blue sea. Croatia's sunniest and longest island offers a mild climate, secluded pebble coves, ancient olive trees, vast lavender fields, and pine-forested hills. An important strategic and nautical point since prehistoric times, the island has been building its unique identity ever since. Experience the flavor of Hvar Island in small inns serving homemade wines, as locals sing old island songs. In contrast, the cosmopolitan Hvar offers luxurious five-star hotels, which can attract celebrities (and drive prices up). For a true Hvar experience, try private accommodations like hostels and apartments at private houses, which can service more diverse crowd. The town is crisscrossed by cobbled streets lined with Venetian palaces and offers exciting nightlife.

Serbia travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · Room Escape Games · Churches
A country of wild landscapes and wilder nights, Serbia is renowned for its diversity and hospitality. It's a land of rich history with an abundance of monuments dating back to prehistory, ancient times, and the Middle Ages. Some of the country's most famous attractions are the medieval monasteries, many of which are still active and open to visitors. Major cities like Belgrade, Novi Sad, and Niš, are bustling hubs where you can immerse yourself in the arts, cafe culture, and all-night partying. Take a trip into the countryside crisscrossed with rivers and explore the lush plains, untouched forests, clear lakes, and rugged mountains. Welcoming villages offer an abundance of hospitality, and numerous spa resorts give you the opportunity to relax and rejuvenate in a tranquil atmosphere. Serbian cuisine is very diverse, so whichever region you visit, make sure to try some of the local specialties.