31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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31 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  27​h
1
Tirana, Albania
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Shkoder, Albania
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Studenci, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
4
Novi Sad, Serbia
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Belgrade, Serbia
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  6​h 30​min
6
Maastricht, Holland
— 5 nights
7
Amsterdam, Holland
— 6 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

2
nights
Tirana, Albania

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Change things up with a short trip to Petrela Castle in Petrele (about 32 minutes away). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Dajti, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, admire the landmark architecture of Reja "The Cloud", and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Et`hem Bey Mosque.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tirana trip planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Tirana is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Melbourne to Tirana, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Melbourne in January, with highs in Tirana at 15°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Shkoder.

Things to do in Tirana

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Petrela Castle
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Dajti ©
Dajti
Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar
Arab Baths

2
nights
Shkoder, Albania

Shkoder ©
Its geographic location has made Shkoder, one of Europe's oldest cities, an important cultural and economic center of the Balkans over the years.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at St Stephen's Catholic Cathedral (Shkoder Cathedral), step into the grandiose world of Rozafa Castle, then contemplate the waterfront views at Shkodra Lake, then take in the views from Mes Bridge, and finally take in the views from Shkoder Bridge. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Venice Art Mask Factory, then get engrossed in the history at Site of Witness and Memory, then see the interesting displays at Marubi National Museum of Photography, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orthodox Cathedral of the Nativity.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Shkoder tour itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Tirana to Shkoder takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Tirana in January, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Shkoder: temperatures range from 11°C by day to 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Studenci.

Things to do in Shkoder

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Rozafa Castle ©
Rozafa Castle
Shkoder Bridge ©
Shkoder Bridge

1
night
Studenci, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Studenci ©
On the 7th (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Kravica.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Studenci trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Shkoder to Studenci in 5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Studenci are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Novi Sad.

Things to do in Studenci

Nature Parks
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Kravica ©
Kravica

4
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.
Kids will enjoy Palic Zoo and Strand. Change things up with these side-trips from Novi Sad: Staro Hopovo Monastery (in Fruska Gora National Park), Subotica (Domotor Palace - the City Museum Building & Modern Art Gallery Likovni Susret) and Palic Lake (in Palic). And it doesn't end there: expand your understanding of the military at Petrovaradin Fortress, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fruska Gora Monasteries, view the masterpieces at Dunavska Street, and steep yourself in history at Sremski Karlovci.

Plan my day in Novi Sad using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Studenci to Novi Sad by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Studenci in January, expect Novi Sad to be slightly colder, temps between 5°C and -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Belgrade.

Things to do in Novi Sad

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Palic, Subotica, Sremski Karlovci, Staro Hopovo Monastery
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Strand ©
Strand
Palic Zoo ©
Palic Zoo
Petrovaradin Fortress ©
Petrovaradin Fortress

5
nights
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Bring the kids along to Ada Ciganlija and Museum of Science & Technology. Change things up with these side-trips from Belgrade: Manasija Monastery (in Despotovac) and Oplenac (in Topola). Next up on the itinerary: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, examine the collection at Muzej Nikole Tesle (Nikola Tesla Museum), do a tasting at Podium Panajotovic, and take a stroll through Knez Mihailova.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Belgrade trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Novi Sad to Belgrade takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January in Belgrade, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Maastricht.

Things to do in Belgrade

Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Manasija Monastery, Oplenac
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Ada Ciganlija ©
Ada Ciganlija
Belgrade Zoo ©
Belgrade Zoo
Museum of Science & Technology ©
Museum of Science & Technology

5
nights
Maastricht, Holland

Maastricht ©
With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Mind Mystery and GaiaZOO. Explore Maastricht's surroundings by going to Attractiepark Toverland (in Sevenum), Safaripark Beekse Bergen (in Tilburg) and St. Martinuskerk in Venlo. (in Venlo). Next up on the itinerary: get curious at Continium discovery center, don't miss a visit to Boekhandel Dominicanen, steep yourself in history at Maastricht Underground, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Dierenrijk.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Maastricht itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Belgrade to Maastricht takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. In January in Maastricht, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Maastricht

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Kerkrade, Safaripark Beekse Bergen, Attractiepark Toverland, Netherlands American Cemetery, Dierenrijk
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GaiaZOO ©
GaiaZOO
Mind Mystery ©
Mind Mystery
Continium discovery center ©
Continium discovery center

6
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Bring the kids along to ARTIS and Efteling. Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: The Hague (Madurodam, Sea Life Scheveningen, & more). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, have fun and explore at NEMO Science Museum, wander the streets of The Jordaan, and admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Maastricht to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Hague, Efteling
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ARTIS ©
ARTIS
Efteling ©
Efteling
NEMO Science Museum ©
NEMO Science Museum

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