29 days in Europe Itinerary

29 days in Europe Itinerary

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29 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly + Drive:  26​h
1
Novi Sad, Serbia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Belgrade, Serbia
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Saranda, Albania
— 1 night
4
Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Berat, Albania
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Tirana, Albania
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Prizren, Kosovo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 3 nights
10
Plovdiv, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
11
Varna, Bulgaria
— 5 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

2
nights
Novi Sad, Serbia

Novi Sad ©
The regional and cultural center of northern Serbia, the riverside city of Novi Sad occupies a strategically advantageous position between Belgrade and Budapest.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Strand and Bac Fortress. Do some cultural sightseeing at Monastery of Vrdnik-Ravanica and Monastery Beocin. Get out of town with these interesting Novi Sad side-trips: Serbian Orthodox Church (in Subotica), Staro Hopovo Monastery (in Fruska Gora National Park) and Acumincum Winery (in Stari Slankamen). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of Saint Apostles, examine the collection at The Gallery of Matica srpska, admire the masterpieces at Spomen-zbirka Pavla Beljanskog, and contemplate the long history of Monastery Petkovac.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Novi Sad day trip app .

Melbourne, Australia to Novi Sad is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Novi Sad is minus 9 hours. While traveling from Melbourne, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Novi Sad, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Belgrade.

Things to do in Novi Sad

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Staro Hopovo Monastery, Monastery Beocin, Serbian Orthodox Church, Acumincum Winery, The Church of Saint Apostles
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Monastery Jazak ©
Monastery Jazak
Strand ©
Strand
Monastery of Vrdnik-Ravanica ©
Monastery of Vrdnik-Ravanica

3
nights
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Get some historical perspective at Oplenac and Saint Petka's Chapel. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kalemegdan and Smederevo Fortress. Step out of Belgrade with an excursion to Viminacium Archaeological Park in Kostolac--about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ružica, contemplate the long history of Residence of Princess Ljubica (Konak Kneginje Ljubice, admire the landmark architecture of Crkva Svetog Marka, and wander the streets of Dorcol.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Belgrade journey site .

Traveling by car from Novi Sad to Belgrade takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Saranda.

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trips

Viminacium Archaeological Park, Oplenac, Smederevo Fortress
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Oplenac ©
Oplenac
Saint Petka's Chapel ©
Saint Petka's Chapel
Ružica ©
Ružica

1
night
Saranda, Albania

Saranda ©
A popular summer destination for its inexpensive accommodation and stony Mediterranean beaches, Saranda has become a favorite of both Albanian and foreign travelers.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): kick back and relax at Borsh Beach, stroll through Bunec Beach, and then step into the grandiose world of Lekuresi Castle. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Butrint National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Plazhi i Krorezes, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of 40 Saints.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Saranda online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Belgrade to Saranda by combination of flight and car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Belgrade in June, Saranda is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can take a shuttle to Ohrid.

Things to do in Saranda

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bunec Beach, Butrint National Park, Borsh Beach
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Plazhi i Krorezes ©
Plazhi i Krorezes
Lekuresi Castle
Lekuresi Castle
Bunec Beach ©
Bunec Beach

3
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St. Jovan Kaneo and National Workshop For Handmade Paper. Get some cultural insight at Holy Mary Perybleptos and Monastery Saint Naum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ohrid: Bitola (National Park Pelister & Church of St. Demetrius Solunskogo Bitola). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Sophia, don't miss a visit to Halveti Hayati Tekke, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ohrid, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Nikola Gerakomija.

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Take a shuttle from Saranda to Ohrid in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Saranda to Ohrid due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Saranda in June, with highs in Ohrid at 30°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Berat.

Things to do in Ohrid

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bitola
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St. Jovan Kaneo ©
St. Jovan Kaneo
Holy Mary Perybleptos ©
Holy Mary Perybleptos
Saint Sophia ©
Saint Sophia

1
night
Berat, Albania

Berat ©
A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
On the 14th (Sun), learn about winemaking at Nurellari Winery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church, do a tasting at Cobo Winery, then examine the collection at National Ethnographic Museum Berat, then admire the masterpieces at National Iconographic Museum Onufri, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Berat Castle.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Berat itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Ohrid to Berat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Ohrid in June, things will get a bit warmer in Berat: highs are around 34°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Berat

Wineries Museums Historic Sites
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Nurellari Winery ©
Nurellari Winery
National Iconographic Museum Onufri ©
Berat Castle ©
Berat Castle

2
nights
Tirana, Albania

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
On the 15th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Kruja Castle, make a trip to Skanderbeg Square, then step into the grandiose world of Petrela Castle, then contemplate the long history of Durres Amphitheatre, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at The Beach Bar. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Et`hem Bey Mosque, then get engrossed in the history at Muzeu Historik Kombetar, then take an in-depth tour of House of Leaves, and finally kick back and relax at Spille Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Tirana trip planning site .

You can drive from Berat to Tirana in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Prizren.

Things to do in Tirana

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Durres, Petrela Castle, Kruja Castle
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Kruja Castle ©
Kruja Castle
Et`hem Bey Mosque ©
Et`hem Bey Mosque
Durres Amphitheatre ©
Durres Amphitheatre

1
night
Prizren, Kosovo

Prizren ©
Kosovo's second city, Prizren sits on the slopes of the rugged Sar Mountain, a region bordered by both Albania and the Republic of Macedonia.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in the views from Stone Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint George, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sinan Pasha Mosque, then make a trip to Khalwati Tekke, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Emin Pasa Camii (Emin Pasha Mosque).

Start your trip to Prizren by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Tirana to Prizren in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Skopje.

Things to do in Prizren

Historic Sites
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Sinan Pasha Mosque ©
Sinan Pasha Mosque
Emin Pasa Camii (Emin Pasha Mosque) ©

2
nights
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 18th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Panteleimon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Xhamia E Larme, admire the striking features of Kapan Han, then delve into the distant past at Daut Pasha Hamam, then pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Savior Church, and finally see the interesting displays at Archaeological Museum of Macedonia. On the next day, take a stroll through Old Bazaar, Skopje, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mustafa Pasha Mosque, then get to know the fascinating history of Macedonia Square, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Matka, and finally make a trip to Skopje Eye Bridge.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Skopje trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Prizren to Skopje by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June in Skopje, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sofia.

Things to do in Skopje

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Xhamia E Larme
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Church of St. Panteleimon ©
Church of St. Panteleimon
Mustafa Pasha Mosque ©
Mustafa Pasha Mosque
Xhamia E Larme ©
Xhamia E Larme

3
nights
Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Get some historical perspective at St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral and Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church. Get a sense of the local culture at Park "Kambanite" and Vitosha Boulevard. Take a break from Sofia with a short trip to Rila Monastery in Rila, about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of Military History, pause for some serene contemplation at Boyana Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Rotunda Church of St George, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sofia journey planner .

Getting from Skopje to Sofia by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Skopje to Sofia is 1 hour. Traveling from Skopje in June, expect nights in Sofia to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Plovdiv.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Rila Monastery
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St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church ©
Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church
Park ©
Park "Kambanite"

2
nights
Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Plovdiv ©
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 23rd (Tue): learn about winemaking at Villa Yustina Winery, delve into the distant past at Red Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bachkovo Monastery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Bogoroditsa Petrichka Church, then don't miss a visit to Statue of Milyo the Crazy, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Sveta Marina church. Keep things going the next day: relax and rejuvenate at Hisarja, see the interesting displays at Cultural Center-Museum Trakart, examine the collection at Art Gallery Philippopolis, then delve into the distant past at Plovdiv Roman Theatre, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sourp Kevork Armenian Apostolic Church, and finally take an in-depth tour of House-Museum Hindlian.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Plovdiv driving holiday app .

Traveling by car from Sofia to Plovdiv takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June in Plovdiv, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Varna.

Things to do in Plovdiv

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Red Church, Bachkovo Monastery, St. Bogoroditsa Petrichka Church, Villa Yustina Winery
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Red Church ©
Red Church
St. Bogoroditsa Petrichka Church ©
St. Bogoroditsa Petrichka Church
Villa Yustina Winery ©
Villa Yustina Winery

5
nights
Varna, Bulgaria

Varna ©
Combine historical exploration and seaside relaxation at Varna, Bulgaria's coastal Black Sea city.
Church of St. Blaise and Church of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin and Madara Rider. Venture out of the city with trips to Turkish Baths (in Sunny Beach), Irakli Beach (in Obzor) and Nessebar (Winery Messembria, Ancient Nessebar Museum, & more). And it doesn't end there: try your luck at INTERNATIONAL Hotel Casino & Tower Suites, steep yourself in history at Pliska National Historical Archaeological Reserve, take an in-depth tour of History of Varna Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church St. Nicholas the Thaumaturge.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Varna trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Plovdiv to Varna takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. In June in Varna, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Varna

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Nessebar, INTERNATIONAL Hotel Casino & Tower Suites, Irakli Beach, Madara Rider, Turkish Baths
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Irakli Beach ©
Irakli Beach

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