10 days in Europe Itinerary

10 days in Europe Itinerary

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10 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  9​h
1
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 1 night
3
Pristina, Kosovo
— 1 night
4
Podgorica, Montenegro
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

2
nights
Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Boyana Church. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Vitosha Mountain, then take a stroll through Vitosha Boulevard, and then admire the landmark architecture of Temple Sveti Nikolay.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sofia trip planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Sofia is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern European Time is minus 2 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in August; daily highs in Sofia reach 34°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Skopje.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites Nature Winter Sports
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St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Room Escape Games
Vitosha Boulevard ©
Vitosha Boulevard

1
night
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia

Skopje ©
A melting pot of cultures from Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Yugoslavian rule, Skopje serves as the nation's eclectic capital.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the views from The Stone Bridge, appreciate the extensive heritage of Macedonia Square, then explore the activities along Lake Matka, and finally contemplate the long history of Kale.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Skopje sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Sofia to Skopje in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sofia to Skopje is minus 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Skopje can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Pristina.

Things to do in Skopje

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Lake Matka ©
Lake Matka
The Stone Bridge ©
The Stone Bridge
Macedonia Square ©
Macedonia Square

1
night
Pristina, Kosovo

Pristina ©
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 20th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Medieval Monuments in Kosovo, stroll around Germia Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Džamija cara, then take an in-depth tour of Ethnographic Museum (Muzeu Etnologjik), then pause for some photo ops at Newborn Monument, and finally browse the collection at Pristina National Library.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Pristina online vacation planner .

You can drive from Skopje to Pristina in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Podgorica.

Things to do in Pristina

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Medieval Monuments in Kosovo
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Džamija cara ©
Džamija cara
Germia Park ©
Germia Park

1
night
Podgorica, Montenegro

Podgorica ©
Podgorica is the capital and largest city of Montenegro. On the 21st (Wed), snap pictures at Millennium Bridge, then explore the activities along Lake Skadar, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saborni Hram Hristovog Vaskrsenja and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ostrog Monastery.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Podgorica online route planner .

Drive from Pristina to Podgorica in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Podgorica

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Nature & Wildlife Tours, Ostrog Monastery
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Ostrog Monastery ©
Ostrog Monastery
Lake Skadar ©
Lake Skadar
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo ©
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 23rd (Fri), take in the local highlights with Walking tours and then steep yourself in history at Bascarsija. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Sarajevo War Tunnel, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Katedrala Sarajevo, then explore the world behind art at Galerija 11/07/95, and finally examine the collection at War Childhood Museum.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sarajevo day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Podgorica to Sarajevo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Sarajevo can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Tours Historic Sites Museums
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Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija
Walking tours
Sarajevo War Tunnel ©
Sarajevo War Tunnel

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