37 days in Europe Itinerary

37 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe route planner

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Train
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London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly
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Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Pristina, Kosovo
— 1 night
Drive
5
Pec, Kosovo
— 1 night
Drive
6
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
Drive
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 3 nights
Fly
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Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Fly
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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
— 3 nights
Fly
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Odessa, Ukraine
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chisinau, Moldova
— 1 night
Fly
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Bucharest, Romania
— 3 nights
Drive
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Brasov, Romania
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sibiu, Romania
— 1 night
Drive
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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
— 1 day
Fly
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly
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Sofia, Bulgaria
— 4 nights
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London, United Kingdom

— 1 night

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
On the 3rd (Sun), see where the action happens at Emirates Stadium Tour and Museum, then enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our London trip planner.

Cardiff to London is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ohrid.

Things to do in London

Museums

Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia

— 2 nights

Jerusalem of the Balkans

Located on Lake Ohrid, the town of Ohrid earned the nickname Jerusalem of the Balkans because it was once home to 365 churches.
On the 4th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Sophia and then don't miss a visit to Samoil's Fortress. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at National Workshop For Handmade Paper, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Jovan Kaneo, then steep yourself in history at Early Christian Basilica, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Mary Perybleptos.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ohrid trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from London to Ohrid takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Ohrid is 1 hour. Traveling from London in April, you will find days in Ohrid are a bit warmer (19°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Skopje.

Things to do in Ohrid

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia

— 2 nights
A melting pot of cultures from Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Yugoslavian rule, Skopje serves as the nation's eclectic capital.
On the 7th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Panteleimon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Clement of Ohrid, then snap pictures at Skopje Art Bridge, then pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Savior Church, and finally examine the collection at Museum of Macedonian Struggle.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Skopje day trip app.

You can drive from Ohrid to Skopje in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daytime highs in Skopje are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Pristina.

Things to do in Skopje

Historic Sites · Museums

Pristina, Kosovo

— 1 night
Long regarded as a gray and traffic-congested provincial town with little tourist appeal, Pristina today possesses a youthful vibrance and a newfound sense of sophistication, as the result of the city's large community of foreign functionaries.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): get your bearings at Pristina National Library, appreciate the history behind Bill Clinton Statue, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Katedrale Nënë Tereza, then appreciate the history behind Newborn Monument, then get engrossed in the history at Ethnographic Museum (Muzeu Etnologjik), and finally walk around Germia Park.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Pristina road trip tool.

Getting from Skopje to Pristina by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Pec.

Things to do in Pristina

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Pec, Kosovo

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): hunt for treasures at Old Bazaar of Peja, then explore the stunning scenery at Rugova Canyon, then contemplate the long history of Patriarchate of Pec, and finally Head underground at Sleeping beauty Cave.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Pec online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Pristina to Pec in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Mostar.

Things to do in Pec

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

— 1 night
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): make a trip to Blagaj tekija.

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Getting from Pec to Mostar by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Mostar can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Mostar

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

— 3 nights

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.
Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Bascarsija, then take an in-depth tour of Svrzo House, and then see the interesting displays at War Childhood Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sarajevo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mostar to Sarajevo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Budapest, Hungary

— 4 nights

Pearl of the Danube

You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Budapest Pinball Museum and Margaret Island. There's lots more to do: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, enjoy some diversion at Celeritas Shooting Club, and make a trip to 3d Gallery Budapest.

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Traveling by flight from Sarajevo to Budapest takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In April, daytime highs in Budapest are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kyiv (Kiev).

Things to do in Budapest

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries

Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine

— 3 nights
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Step off the beaten path and head to Photography Tours and Andriyivski Uzviz. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, admire the natural beauty at Grishko Central Botanical Garden, walk around Eternal Glory Park, and appreciate the history behind Panikovski Monument.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyiv (Kiev) tour itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Budapest to Kyiv (Kiev) in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Budapest to Kyiv (Kiev) due to the time zone difference. In April, daytime highs in Kyiv (Kiev) are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Odessa.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Shopping

Odessa, Ukraine

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Black Sea

Though most famous for the Potemkin Steps leading down the Black Sea coast, Odessa welcomes visitors with several other attractions, including beaches and an ornate opera house.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): see the interesting displays at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum, then stroll around City Garden, then don't miss a visit to Passage, and finally see the interesting displays at Jewish Museum of Odessa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Insomnia- The Haunted House, pause for some serene contemplation at Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral, make a trip to Ugolok Staroy Odessy/ Old Odessa Corner, appreciate the history behind Faltz-Fein House (House with the Atlanteans), then don't miss a visit to Primorsky Boulevard, and finally make a trip to Potemkin Stairs.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Odessa driving holiday planning site.

You can fly from Kyiv (Kiev) to Odessa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Odessa, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Chisinau.

Things to do in Odessa

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Chisinau, Moldova

— 1 night
Chișinău Etymology and namesThe origin of the city's name is unclear, but in one version, the name comes from the archaic Romanian word chișla (meaning "spring", "source of water") and nouă ("new"), because it was built around a small spring, at the corner of Pușkin and Albișoara streets.The other version, formulated by Ștefan Ciobanu, Romanian historian and academician, holds that the name was formed the same way as the name of Chișineu (alternative spelling: Chișinău) in Western Romania, near the border with Hungary. On the 23rd (Sat), learn about winemaking at Cricova Winery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, then stroll around Dendrarium Park, and finally appreciate the history behind Sculpture of Skateboarders. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Afghan War Memorial To Sons of Motherland - Eternal Memory, stroll around Parcul Catedralei, pause for some serene contemplation at The Metropolitan Cathedral “Nativity of the Lord”, pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Victims of Jewish Ghetto, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Orthodox Cathedral of the Transfiguration of the Saviour, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Dormition of the Theotokos.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Chisinau trip maker tool.

Getting from Odessa to Chisinau by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Chisinau

Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries

Side Trip

Bucharest, Romania

— 3 nights
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Biserica Sfantul Anton - Curtea Veche, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then get a sense of history and politics at Palace of Parliament, and finally appreciate the history behind Statuia Ecvestra a Lui Carol I. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", then get engrossed in the history at Ceausescu Mansion, then walk around Carol Park, and finally contemplate the long history of Stavropoleos Monastery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Bucharest travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Chisinau to Bucharest in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Bucharest sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Brasov.

Things to do in Bucharest

Tours · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Brasov, Romania

— 3 nights
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Peles Castle and Black Church (Biserica Neagra). Get out of town with these interesting Brasov side-trips: Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) (in Bran) and Manastirea Caraiman (in Busteni). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Council Square, contemplate the long history of Turnul Alb, appreciate the extensive heritage of Brasov Historical Center, and take in breathtaking views at Canionul Șapte Scări.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Brasov route planner.

You can drive from Bucharest to Brasov in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sibiu.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Sibiu, Romania

— 1 night

Red Town

Reminiscent of the height of the bourgeoisie and retaining much of its medieval architecture, Sibiu is Romania's cultural gem.
On the 30th (Sat), make a trip to Turnul Dulgherilor, make a trip to Strada Nicolae Balcescu, make a trip to Big Square (Piata Mare), then identify plant and animal life at Expo Reptile Vii, then take a stroll through Passage of Stairs, and finally walk around Citadel Park of Sibiu.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sibiu trip builder.

You can drive from Brasov to Sibiu in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Sibiu are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cluj-Napoca.

Things to do in Sibiu

Parks · Neighborhoods · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Cluj-Napoca, Romania

— 1 day

Treasure City

The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
On the 1st (Sun), hike along TransyBike - Day Tours.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cluj-Napoca trip planner.

You can drive from Sibiu to Cluj-Napoca in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Cluj-Napoca sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Trails
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Istanbul, Turkey

— 4 nights

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Step off the beaten path and head to Gulhane Park and Sultanahmet Square. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and explore the activities along Halic.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Istanbul day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Cluj-Napoca to Istanbul takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cluj-Napoca to Istanbul, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cluj-Napoca in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 15°C in Istanbul. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Sofia.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Sofia, Bulgaria

— 4 nights
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Explore hidden gems such as St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral and Temple Sveti Nikolay. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Church St. George Rotunda, gain insight at Sofia University Saint Kliment Ohridski, appreciate the history behind Saint Sofia Monument, and don't miss a visit to Dragalevtsi Monastery.

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Getting from Istanbul to Sofia by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Sofia is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Istanbul in May, plan for little chillier nights in Sofia, with lows around 11°C. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Sofia

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Republic of North Macedonia travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Historic Sites · Landmarks
Despite its rich culture and outstanding natural beauty, the Republic of Macedonia remains relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists. Life continues at a slower pace in this natural setting of mountains, lakes, and rivers. Tradition and local customs rule the country's idyllic villages, tiny pockets of hospitality scattered across a rugged region. Start your Macedonian adventure at the capital city of Skopje, an easygoing urban center offering good dining, shopping, and entertainment options. The city also serves as a convenient base for hiking and biking trips through the surrounding countryside, which is noted for its ancient monasteries, mosques, and archaeological sites.

Kosovo travel guide

3.9
Monuments · History Museums · Churches
A disputed territory in the central Balkans, Kosovo is considered by many nations to be Europe's newest country. The independent state, once part of Serbia, has no shortage of colorful history. Tourism is still a small industry in the country, and visitors will witness the scars of war as recently as 1999, when Serbia revoked the territory's autonomy. Today, Kosovo is mainly ethnically Albanian, with a Serb majority in the north, as well as large numbers of ethnic minorities. Active UN troops still work in the country, guarding Serbian monasteries that date back to the 13th and 14th centuries. Despite this, Kosovo is a safe and stable country to visit to explore off-the-beaten path. The mix of World Heritage Sites, wild countryside, and welcoming hospitality will surely bring visitors in droves as the word gets out.

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.

Moldova travel guide

3.9
Wineries & Vineyards · Parks · Monuments
As one of the smallest countries in Europe, Moldova earned its independence in 1991 and remains quite unknown to most of the world. As Moldova is located between Romania and the Ukraine, much of its culture borrows elements, such as language and traditional food, from its two neighbors. Moldova sports a rugged countryside with a mild and sunny climate thanks to the neighboring Black Sea. This region's outdoor activities--biking, hiking, horseback riding, and exploring caves--are its main attractions. While Moldova doesn't attract much tourism, it is one of the last places in Europe where you can get a completely authentic local experience.

Romania travel guide

4.4
Castles · Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks
An image of ancient architecture contrasted against a backdrop of vivdly green landscape represents the country of Romania, which features a diversity of landscape that has been largely undeveloped. With numerous mountain, valley, and lakeside resorts, an abundance of activities await outdoor enthusiasts. The other side of Romanian tourism is its impressive collection of ancient ruins, prehistoric fortresses, and medieval castles. Many of these date back to prehistoric times, the Ottoman Empire, and Austro-Hungarian rule, the influences of which are still apparent in preserved details. Tourism in Romania is not as prevalent as other countries, which this makes the travel experience here feel more authentic and awe-inspiring. Check out this simple but captivating country and discover its natural and historic beauty.

Bulgaria travel guide

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Ruins · Architectural Buildings · Landmarks
Eventful history has endowed Bulgaria with a rich cultural, architectural, and artistic heritage, while natural beauty and recreational opportunities make it one of Europe's most desirable holiday destinations. Carpeted by dense forests and fed by mighty rivers, this ancient land once drew invaders from distant corners of Europe. Today, the country's Black Sea coastline and seven rugged mountain ranges top the itineraries of nearly 8 million annual visitors. While its growing cities offer modern shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities, Bulgaria's countryside remains a history buff's paradise, boasting well-preserved reminders of ancient civilizations that conquered or passed through this land. Begin your Bulgarian adventure in Sofia, one of Europe's oldest capitals, with over 250 historic landmarks.