53 days in Europe Itinerary

53 days in Europe Itinerary

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Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Drive to Rotterdam
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
Fly
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 5 nights
Drive
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Rijeka, Croatia
— 5 nights
Drive
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 4 nights
Drive
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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kotor, Montenegro
— 5 nights
Drive
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Tirana, Albania
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sofia, Bulgaria
— 4 nights
Fly
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Belgrade, Serbia
— 5 nights
Fly to Prague, Bus to Cesky Krumlov
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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
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Drive to Václav Havel Airport Prague, Fly to Billund Airport, Drive to Silkeborg
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Silkeborg, Denmark
— 3 nights
Drive to Billund Airport, Fly to Stockholm
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 4 nights
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands — 5 nights

Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rotterdam: The Hague (Madurodam & Peace Palace) and Haarlem (Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) & Grote Markt). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nieuwe Kerk, and take in panoramic vistas at Euromast.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rotterdam road trip planning app.

Washington, USA to Rotterdam is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Washington to Rotterdam, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Washington in June; daily highs in Rotterdam reach 69°F and lows reach 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Ljubljana.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Ljubljana, Slovenia — 5 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Explore Ljubljana's surroundings by going to Postojna (Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle), Bled (Zipline, Bled Island, &more) and Vintgar Gorge (in Zgornje Gorje). There's much more to do: visit Ljubljana Old Town, take in the views from Cobblers' Bridge, walk around Tivoli Park, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ZOO Ljubljana.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Ljubljana travel route planner.

You can fly from Rotterdam to Ljubljana in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. While traveling from Rotterdam, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Ljubljana, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rijeka.
Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Adventure
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Rijeka, Croatia — 5 nights

Rijeka is the principal seaport and the third-largest city in Croatia (after Zagreb and Split). Change things up with these side-trips from Rijeka: Poreč (Euphrasius Basilica, Porec Old Town, &more), Aura Distillery (in Buzet) and Hilltop Walled Ancient City of Motovun (in Motovun). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Peek & Poke Computer Museum, step into the grandiose world of Trsat Castle, get to know the fascinating history of Korzo, and make a trip to Maiden With The Seagull.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rijeka day trip site.

Drive from Ljubljana to Rijeka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Ljubljana in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Rijeka, with lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sarajevo.
Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries
Side Trips

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina — 4 nights

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 14th (Thu), spend a day ambling around Vrelo Bosne. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Bascarsija, get engrossed in the history at Museum Of Crimes Against Humanity And Genocide 1992-1995, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, and admire the masterpieces at Galerija 11/07/95.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sarajevo driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Rijeka to Sarajevo takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Rijeka in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 57°F in Sarajevo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Mostar.
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Find places to stay Jul 12 — 16:

Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina — 4 nights

Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mostar: River Rafting & Tubing (in Konjic), Kravica (in Studenci) and Medjugorje (il Monte Della Croce & Apparition Hill). There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Old Bridge (Stari Most), don't miss a visit to Blagaj tekija, steep yourself in history at Kajtaz House, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Bazar Kujundziluk.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Mostar online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Sarajevo to Mostar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sarajevo in July, things will get a bit warmer in Mostar: highs are around 92°F and lows about 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kotor.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping
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Find places to stay Jul 16 — 20:

Kotor, Montenegro — 5 nights

Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kotor: Blue Grotto (in Luštica) and Ploče Beach (in Krimovica). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Bay of Kotor, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Rocks, get to know the fascinating history of Kotor City Walls & Fortress, and make a trip to Njegoš Mausoleum.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kotor online tour planner.

You can drive from Mostar to Kotor in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Kotor are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Tirana.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Side Trips

Tirana, Albania — 4 nights

Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tirana: Berat Castle (in Berat) and Durres Amphitheatre (in Durres). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Dajti, browse the exhibits of Muzeu Historik Kombetar, take in the spiritual surroundings of Et`hem Bey Mosque, and learn about all things military at BunkArt 2.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Tirana route tool.

Traveling by car from Kotor to Tirana takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. July in Tirana sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sofia.
Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Find places to stay Jul 25 — 29:

Sofia, Bulgaria — 4 nights

Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Sofia is known for sightseeing, fun & games, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in the awesome beauty at Vitosha Mountain, wander the streets of Vitosha Boulevard, and admire the landmark architecture of Boyana Church.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sofia trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Tirana to Sofia in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Tirana to Sofia is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Tirana in July; daily highs in Sofia reach 84°F and lows reach 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Belgrade.
Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 2:

Belgrade, Serbia — 5 nights

The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Get out of town with these interesting Belgrade side-trips: Podrum Probus (in Sremski Karlovci) and Petrovaradin Fortress (in Petrovaradin). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan, get curious at Nikola Tesla Museum, wander the streets of Knez Mihailova, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sava Temple.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Belgrade trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Sofia to Belgrade takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sofia to Belgrade. August in Belgrade sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Cesky Krumlov.
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Find places to stay Aug 2 — 7:

Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic — 4 nights

Known around the world for its medieval castle, Cesky Krumlov offers the chance to experience the charm of a small European city seemingly frozen in time several centuries ago.
Get out of town with these interesting Cesky Krumlov side-trips: Hluboka nad Vltavou (ZOO Hluboka nad Vltavou & The State Chateau of Hluboká) and Trebon (Trebon Exhibition House & Radnicni vez). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, learn the secrets of beer at Wiseman Free Tour, admire the masterpieces at Egon Schiele Art Centrum, and see the interesting displays at Moldavite Museum - Muzeum vltavinu.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cesky Krumlov trip planner.

Getting from Belgrade to Cesky Krumlov by combination of flight and bus takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Belgrade in August, expect Cesky Krumlov to be slightly colder, temps between 78°F and 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Silkeborg.
Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trips

Silkeborg, Denmark — 3 nights

Silkeborg is a Danish town with a population of 43,158 (1 January 2014). Change things up with these side-trips from Silkeborg: Aarhus (Den Gamle By, Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum, &more) and Billund (LEGO House & LEGOLAND Billund). Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on MTBGuideSilkeborg, get to know the resident critters at Rovfugleshow, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gronbaek Kirke.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Silkeborg online trip maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cesky Krumlov to Silkeborg. Traveling from Cesky Krumlov in August, expect nights in Silkeborg to be about the same, around 53°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Stockholm.
Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Stockholm, Sweden — 4 nights

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Stockholm is known for museums, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum, admire the natural beauty at Millesgarden, get in on the family fun at Grona Lunds Tivoli, and have fun and explore at Junibacken.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Stockholm day trip tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Silkeborg to Stockholm. In August, daytime highs in Stockholm are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Thu) before leaving for home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks
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