59 days in Europe Itinerary

59 days in Europe Itinerary

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Fly
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
Bus
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 5 nights
Drive
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Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Hvar, Croatia
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kotor, Montenegro
— 2 nights
Drive
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Budva, Montenegro
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tirana, Albania
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pec, Kosovo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sofia, Bulgaria
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rila, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Plovdiv, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bucharest, Romania
— 2 nights
Drive
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Brasov, Romania
— 3 nights
Drive
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Chisinau, Moldova
— 1 night
Drive
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Cricova, Moldova
— 2 nights
Drive
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Strbske Pleso, Slovakia
— 1 night
Drive
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 day
Bus to Vienna, Fly to Belgrade
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Belgrade, Serbia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Novi Sad, Serbia
— 2 nights
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Ljubljana, Slovenia

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Take a break from the city and head to Bled Island and Postojna Cave. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bled Castle and Ljubljana Old Town. Explore Ljubljana's surroundings by going to Strunjan Nature Reserve (in Strunjan), Portorož Beach (in Portorož) and St. George's Church (in Piran). There's much more to do: trek along Vintgar Gorge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas, snap pictures at Dragon Bridge, and steep yourself in history at Old Town Centre of Radovljica.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Ljubljana online trip maker.

Dallas, USA to Ljubljana is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Ljubljana is 7 hours. Traveling from Dallas in April, things will get slightly colder in Ljubljana: highs are around 62°F and lows about 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

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Vintgar Gorge ©
Hiking Trail
Vintgar Gorge
4.5
Bled Castle ©
Castle
Bled Castle
3.8

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): have fun and explore at Museum of Illusions, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), wander the streets of Upper Town (Gornji Grad), then don't miss a visit to St. Mark's Square, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Assumption. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Lower Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Porta di Pietra (Kamenita Vrata), see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, then examine the collection at Zagreb City Museum, then explore the world behind art at Croatian Museum of Naive Art, and finally kick back and relax at Recreational Sports Center Jarun.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Zagreb trip planner.

Getting from Ljubljana to Zagreb by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Zagreb are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at The Lower Lakes, explore the activities along The Upper Lakes, take in the dramatic scenery at Veliki Slap, then explore the fascinating underground world of Barac Caves, then look for all kinds of wild species at Konjicki Klub Rakovica, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Rastoke.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Plitvice Lakes National Park day trip planner.

You can drive from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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The Lower Lakes ©
Waterfall
The Lower Lakes
4.8
Rastoke ©
Wildlife Area
Rastoke
4.4

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain), take in the spiritual surroundings of Bascarsija Mosque, take an in-depth tour of Galerija 11/07/95, then pause for some serene contemplation at Katedrala Sarajevo, then contemplate the long history of Bascarsija, and finally make a trip to Sarajevo War Tunnel. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Latin Bridge, contemplate the long history of Vijećnica, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, then get engrossed in the history at Museum Of Crimes Against Humanity And Genocide 1992-1995, then get engrossed in the history at Svrzo House, and finally take a stroll through Ferhadija Pedestrian Street.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sarajevo online route planner.

Traveling by car from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Sarajevo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mostar.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

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Bascarsija ©
Historic Site
Bascarsija
4.7
Galerija 11/07/95 ©
Art Museum
Galerija 11/07/95
4.8
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque ©
Religious Site
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque
4.6

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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Old Bridge Museum and Bosnian National Monument Muslibegovic House. Get outdoors at Nature Park Hutovo Blato and Kravica. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mostar: Prenj (in Konjic), Museum Battle for the Wounded on Neretva River (in Jablanica) and Stolac (Radimlja, Muzej Sarica Kuca, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Old Bridge (Stari Most), take an in-depth tour of Museum of War and Genocide Victims 1992-1995, explore the activities along Jablanicas Lake, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Apparition Hill.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Mostar trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Sarajevo to Mostar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in April, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Split.

Things to do in Mostar

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Kravica ©
Waterfall
Kravica
4.4

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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Dominican Monastery, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Blaise, take in the waterfront activity at City Harbor, get engrossed in the history at Memorial Room of the Defenders of Dubrovnik, then browse the collection at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, and finally take some stellar pictures from Minceta Fortress.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Split trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Mostar to Split by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In April in Split, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Hvar.

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Lokrum Island ©
Island
Lokrum Island
4.5

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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 18th (Sun), stroll through Hvar Beach, kick back and relax at Mlini Beach, get outside with Momo Beach Hvar, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Monastery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Dubovica Beach, and finally get outside with Spiaggia di Zarace. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, view the masterpieces at Forko souvenir shop, take some stellar pictures from Spanjola, pause for some serene contemplation at Benedictine Monastery, then browse the exhibits of Fort Napoljun - Napolean, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Island Galesnik.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hvar trip itinerary app.

You can ride a ferry from Split to Hvar in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and taxi. In April in Hvar, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

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Spanjola ©
Lookout
Spanjola
4.5
Franciscan Monastery ©
Architectural Building
Franciscan Monastery
4.3

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Pile Gate, steep yourself in history at Dubrovnik City Walls, take in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, then stop by Old Town, then make a trip to Onophrian Fountain, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Srebreno Beach. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Lapad Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Synagogue, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St Joseph, learn about all things military at Museum of Croatian War of Independence, then kick back and relax at Dance Beach, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Modern Art Dubrovnik (MOMAD).

For reviews and more tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik holiday builder app.

Traveling by ferry from Hvar to Dubrovnik takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. April in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Old Town ©
Must see
Old Town
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Kotor, Montenegro

Bride of the Adriatic Sea

Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower, steep yourself in history at Kotor Old City, examine the collection at Cats Museum, see the interesting displays at Namfleg, then get to know the fascinating history of Kotor Old Town City Walls & Fortress, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Kotor. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at St. Tryphon Cathedral, examine the collection at Maritime Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nikola Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Luke, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. John the Baptist, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of the Rocks.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kotor road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Kotor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Budva.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

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Kotor Old City
Historic Site
Kotor Old City
4.7
Bay of Kotor
World heritage site
Bay of Kotor
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Budva, Montenegro

Montenegro's top tourist destination, Budva draws big crowds with its pulsating nightlife and sun-kissed beaches.
Popular historic sites such as Kotor Old City and Kotor Old Town City Walls & Fortress are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Bay of Kotor and Lovćen National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Budva side-trips: Church of St. Petka (in Sutomore), St. Tryphon Cathedral (in Kotor) and Perast (Perast Museum, Church of St. John the Baptist, &more). The adventure continues: stroll through Jaz Beach, contemplate the long history of Citadel, kick back and relax at Mogren Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Miločer Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Budva trip planner.

Budva is just a stone's throw from Kotor. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in April, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Tirana.

Things to do in Budva

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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Citadel
Historic Site
Citadel
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Kotor Old City
Historic Site
Kotor Old City
4.7
Bay of Kotor
World heritage site
Bay of Kotor
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Tirana, Albania

Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Et`hem Bey Mosque, take an in-depth tour of Muzeu Historik Kombetar, get to know the fascinating history of Rruga Murat Toptani, see the interesting displays at House of Leaves, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania, and finally don't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Tirana day trip app.

Traveling by car from Budva to Tirana takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. April in Tirana sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow time for the shuttle ride to Ohrid.

Things to do in Tirana

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

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Kruja Castle ©
Castle
Kruja Castle
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Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
History Museum
Muzeu Historik Kombetar
3.8
Ethnographic Museum of Kruja ©
Specialty Museum
Ethnographic Museum of Kruja
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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.
Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Early Christian Basilica, take in the exciting artwork at Atelier Marta Pejoska, examine the collection at National Ohrid Museum - Robevci House, then take an in-depth tour of Memorial House of Hristo Uzunov, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Sophia, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Icon Gallery-Ohrid.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ohrid trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by shuttle from Tirana to Ohrid takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tirana in April, you will find days in Ohrid are little chillier (62°F), and nights are about the same (42°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Pec.

Things to do in Ohrid

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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Monastery Saint Naum ©
Historic Site
Monastery Saint Naum
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Saint Sophia ©
Religious Site
Saint Sophia
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Pec, Kosovo

Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): hunt for treasures at Old Bazaar of Peja, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Visoki Decani Monastery, contemplate the long history of Patriarchate of Pec, then explore the stunning scenery at Rugova Canyon, and finally Head underground at Sleeping beauty Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of White Drin Waterfall and then take in the awesome beauty at Rugova Mountains.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Pec online route maker.

You can drive from Ohrid to Pec in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Skopje.

Things to do in Pec

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

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Rugova Mountains ©
Mountain
Rugova Mountains
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Visoki Decani Monastery ©
World heritage site
Visoki Decani Monastery
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Patriarchate of Pec ©
World heritage site
Patriarchate of Pec
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A melting pot of cultures from Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Yugoslavian rule, Skopje serves as the nation's eclectic capital.
On the 4th (Tue), explore the galleries of Memorial House of Mother Teresa, see the interesting displays at Archaeological Museum of Macedonia, get engrossed in the history at Holocaust Memorial Centre, see the interesting displays at Museum of Macedonian Struggle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Clement of Ohrid, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mountain of Vodno. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from The Stone Bridge, appreciate the extensive heritage of Macedonia Square, wander the streets of Old Bazaar, Skopje, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Ascension of Jesus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mustafa Pasha Mosque, and finally contemplate the long history of Kale.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Skopje trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Pec to Skopje in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in May, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sofia.

Things to do in Skopje

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

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Old Bazaar, Skopje ©
Neighborhood
Old Bazaar, Skopje
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Macedonia Square ©
Historic Walking Area
Macedonia Square
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Sofia, Bulgaria

Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Get outdoors at Prohodna Cave and Vitosha Mountain. National Museum of History and Underground Mining Museum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sofia: Historical Museum of Botevgrad (in Botevgrad), Saeva Dupka (in Lovech) and Rila Monastery (in Rila). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Church St. George Rotunda, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Boyana Church, and learn about all things military at National Museum of Military History.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sofia travel route site.

You can drive from Skopje to Sofia in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Rila.

Things to do in Sofia

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National Museum of History ©
Specialty Museum
National Museum of History
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Rila Monastery ©
World heritage site
Rila Monastery
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St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
Architectural Building
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
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Rila, Bulgaria

Rila is a town in southwestern Bulgaria, in Rila Municipality, part of Kyustendil Province. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Musala Peak, identify plant and animal life at Dancing Bears Park, then take in the awesome beauty at Rila, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Rila Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rila National Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rila itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Sofia to Rila takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. May in Rila sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Plovdiv.

Things to do in Rila

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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Rila National Park ©
National Park
Rila National Park
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Rila Monastery ©
World heritage site
Rila Monastery
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Dancing Bears Park ©
Wildlife Area
Dancing Bears Park
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Plovdiv, Bulgaria

City of the Seven Hills

Though it is often seen as merely a stopover city, Plovdiv is actually a lively university town with bohemian cafes, a thriving art scene, and exciting nightlife.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Bogoroditsa Petrichka Church, contemplate the long history of Bachkovo Monastery, contemplate the long history of Assen's Fortress, then get engrossed in the history at House-Museum Hindlian, then surround yourself with nature on Your Plovdiv Trips, and finally see the interesting displays at Ethnographic Museum. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dzhumaya Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Small Basilica, explore the ancient world of Hisarja, then don't miss a visit to Roman Ruins and Tomb, then get engrossed in the history at Hissarya Archaeological Museum, and finally delve into the distant past at Plovdiv Roman Theatre.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Plovdiv travel route builder app.

Drive from Rila to Plovdiv in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bucharest.

Things to do in Plovdiv

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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Your Plovdiv Trips ©
Nature / Wildlife Tour
Your Plovdiv Trips
5.0
Bachkovo Monastery ©
Historic Site
Bachkovo Monastery
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Bucharest, Romania

The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
You'll explore and learn at Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti" and The National Museum of Art of Romania. Get some historical perspective at Stavropoleos Monastery and Old Town. There's much more to do: ponder the world of politics at Palace of Parliament, take an in-depth tour of Museum of History of the Jewish Community, admire the masterpieces at Rotenberg-Uzunov, and stroll around Herăstrău Park.

You can plan Bucharest trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by car from Plovdiv to Bucharest takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in May, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Brasov.

Things to do in Bucharest

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Brasov, Romania

With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Step out of the city life by going to Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti and La Prapastii Zarnesti. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) and Black Church (Biserica Neagra). Venture out of the city with trips to Sinaia (Pelisor Castle, Peles Castle, &more), Sighisoara (Sighisoara Historic Center & Scara Acoperita-Covered Stairway) and Emerald Lake (in Racos). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Valea Zimbrilor, don't miss a visit to Council Square, fly down the slopes at Poiana Brasov, and take a stroll through Brasov Historical Center.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Brasov trip planner.

Getting from Bucharest to Brasov by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Chisinau.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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Chisinau, Moldova

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. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): make a trip to Victory Memorial and Eternal Flame, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History, examine the collection at Museum of the City of Chisinau, pause for some serene contemplation at The Metropolitan Cathedral “Nativity of the Lord”, then do a tasting at Milestii Mici, and finally see the interesting displays at Muzeul National de Istorie a Moldovei.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Chisinau tour planning tool.

Drive from Brasov to Chisinau in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Cricova.

Things to do in Chisinau

Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites
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Cricova, Moldova

Cricova is a Moldovan town, located north of Chișinău, the capital of the country. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Chateau Cojusna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Capriana Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hancu Monastery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tipova Monastery, then head off the coast to Hanul Lui Hanganu, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Saharna Monastery.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cricova trip itinerary site.

Cricova is just a stone's throw from Chisinau. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Strbske Pleso.

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Capriana Monastery ©
Religious Site
Capriana Monastery
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Saharna Monastery ©
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Saharna Monastery
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Strbske Pleso, Slovakia

Štrbské Pleso is a favorite ski, tourist, and health resort in the High Tatras, Slovakia located on the lake by the same name. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): ski along the peaceful trails at Strbske Pleso, pause for some photo ops at Monument to victims of SNP, explore the activities along Strbske Pleso Lake, then indulge in some personalized pampering at ZION SPA LUXURY Grand Hotel Kempinski High Tatras, then contemplate the waterfront views at Jazierka lasky, and finally steep yourself in history at Rainerova Chata.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Strbske Pleso trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cricova to Strbske Pleso takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Cricova to Strbske Pleso, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Strbske Pleso

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Spas

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Strbske Pleso Lake ©
Wildlife Area
Strbske Pleso Lake
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Gerlachovsky Stit ©
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Gerlachovsky Stit
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Krivan ©
Mountain
Krivan
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Bratislava, Slovakia

Beauty on the Danube

Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
On the 24th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Church of St. Elizabeth, take an in-depth tour of SNM prírodovedné múzeum, admire the landmark architecture of St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), then take a stroll through Bratislava Old Town, then examine the collection at Museum of Clocks - House at the Good Shephard, and finally get engrossed in the history at Devin Castle.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bratislava attractions planning site.

Traveling by car from Strbske Pleso to Bratislava takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in May, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Devin Castle ©
History Museum
Devin Castle
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Danube River as well as Nikola Tesla Museum. On the 25th (Tue), stroll through Ada Ciganlija, steep yourself in history at Kalemegdan, get into the urban bustle at Trg Republike, then take a stroll through Skadarlija, then wander the streets of Knez Mihailova, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Paja Jovanovic.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Belgrade planning tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Bratislava to Belgrade takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 53°F. On the 26th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Novi Sad.

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors
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Kalemegdan ©
Historic Site
Kalemegdan
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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): admire the striking features of Karlovacka gimnazija, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Orthodox Cathedral of St Nicholas, then contemplate the long history of Sremski Karlovci, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery Petkovac. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Svetozar Miletic Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Name of Mary Church, examine the collection at City Museum of Novi Sad, then do a tasting at Podrum Probus, then do a tasting at Vinarija Kis, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Krusedol Monastery.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Novi Sad trip planner.

Getting from Belgrade to Novi Sad by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Novi Sad can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Novi Sad

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wineries

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Podrum Probus ©
Must see
Podrum Probus
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Staro Hopovo Monastery ©
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Staro Hopovo Monastery
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Krusedol Monastery ©
Religious Site
Krusedol Monastery
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