12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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12 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Ankara, Turkey
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Tirana, Albania
— 1 night
2
Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Budva, Montenegro
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
4
Kotor, Montenegro
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
train:  2​h
6
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
7
Belgrade, Serbia
— 2 nights
8
Pristina, Kosovo
— Few hours
9
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
End: Ankara, Turkey

1
night
Tirana, Albania

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
On the 24th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of BunkArt 1, then get engrossed in the history at Muzeu Historik Kombetar, then make a trip to Skanderbeg Square, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Et`hem Bey Mosque.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tirana driving holiday planner.

Ankara, Turkey to Tirana is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Ankara to Tirana. Traveling from Ankara in August, you will find days in Tirana are somewhat warmer (39°C), and nights are little chillier (21°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to catch the shuttle to Ohrid.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums Historic Sites
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Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar
Skanderbeg Square ©
Skanderbeg Square
BunkArt 1 ©
BunkArt 1

1
night
Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia

Ohrid
Located on Lake Ohrid, the town of Ohrid earned the nickname Jerusalem of the Balkans because it was once home to 365 churches.
For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ohrid attractions planner .

Take a shuttle from Tirana to Ohrid in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Tirana in August, with highs in Ohrid at 34°C and lows at 17°C. On the 25th (Sun), you'll travel to Budva.

Things to do in Ohrid

Nature Parks Tours
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1
night
Budva, Montenegro

Budva ©
Montenegro's top tourist destination, Budva draws big crowds with its pulsating nightlife and sun-kissed beaches.
On the 25th (Sun), pause for some photo ops at Ballet Dancer Statue, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mogren Beach, then steep yourself in history at Citadel, and finally steep yourself in history at Altstadt (Old Town) Budva.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Budva vacation planner .

You can drive from Ohrid to Budva in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Ohrid in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Budva: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Budva

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Mogren Beach ©
Mogren Beach
Altstadt (Old Town) Budva ©
Altstadt (Old Town) Budva
Citadel ©
Citadel

1
night
Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor ©
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 26th (Mon): make a trip to Stari Grad Kotor, contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Kotor, and then examine the collection at Namfleg.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kotor attractions planning site .

Kotor is very close to Budva. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Mostar.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Bay of Kotor ©
Bay of Kotor
Stari Grad Kotor ©
Stari Grad Kotor

1
night
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
On the 27th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar, then make a trip to Old Bridge (Stari Most), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque, and finally don't miss a visit to Mehmed Karadoz Moschee.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Mostar trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Kotor to Mostar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Mostar

Historic Sites
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Old Bridge (Stari Most) ©
Old Bridge (Stari Most)
Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque ©
Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque

2
nights
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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 28th (Wed): get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours and then steep yourself in history at Bascarsija. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain), admire the masterpieces at Galerija 11/07/95, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then make a trip to Sarajevo War Tunnel, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sarajevo online holiday planner .

Take a train from Mostar to Sarajevo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mostar in August, expect Sarajevo to be little chillier, temps between 33°C and 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Sarajevo

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

2
nights
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Skadarlija, steep yourself in history at Kalemegdan, then learn about all things military at Military Museum, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally view the masterpieces at Art for All. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Ada Ciganlija, get to know the resident critters at Belgrade Zoo, then get a taste of the local shopping with Knez Mihailova, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save), and finally see the interesting displays at Muzej Nikole Tesle (Nikola Tesla Museum).

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Belgrade online tour planner .

Getting from Sarajevo to Belgrade by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sarajevo in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Belgrade, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Pristina.

Things to do in Belgrade

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
Skadarlija ©
Skadarlija
Room Escape Games

few
hours
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): stroll around Germia Park, get engrossed in the history at Ethnographic Museum (Muzeu Etnologjik), then pause for some photo ops at Newborn Monument, and finally browse the collection at Pristina National Library.

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

You can drive from Belgrade to Pristina in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Skopje.

Things to do in Pristina

Parks Museums
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Germia Park ©
Germia Park
Newborn Monument ©
Newborn Monument

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 1st (Sun): appreciate the history behind Statue Divers and then make a trip to Skopje Eye Bridge.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Skopje sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Pristina to Skopje in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Skopje

Nature Parks
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Lake Matka ©
Lake Matka
Skopje Eye Bridge ©
Skopje Eye Bridge

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