31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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31 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
Thessaloniki, Greece
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Sarti, Greece
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Saranda, Albania
— 3 nights
4
Tirana, Albania
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Belgrade, Serbia
— 6 nights
6
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 7 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

4
nights
Thessaloniki, Greece

Thessaloniki ©
A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Family-friendly places like Museum of Byzantine Culture and Noesis - Science Center and Technology Museum will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Thessaloniki: Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina) (in Vergina) and Cave of Alistrati (in Alistrati). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to White Tower of Thessaloniki, get in on the family fun at Magic Park, test your problem-solving skills at Locked escape rooms, and wander the streets of Ladadika District.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Thessaloniki driving holiday planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Thessaloniki is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Melbourne to Thessaloniki, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Melbourne in January, with highs in Thessaloniki at 11°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Sarti.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina), Cave of Alistrati
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White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture
Magic Park ©
Magic Park

4
nights
Sarti, Greece

Sarti ©
Bring the kids along to Kalogria Beach and Sykia beach. Get out of town with these interesting Sarti side-trips: Lagomandra beach (in Neos Marmaras) and Toroni Beach (in Toroni).

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sarti trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Thessaloniki to Sarti takes 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Saranda.

Things to do in Sarti

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Kalogria Beach, Lagomandra beach, Sykia beach, Toroni Beach
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Kalogria Beach ©
Kalogria Beach
Kalamitsi Beach ©
Kalamitsi Beach
Orange beach ©
Orange beach

3
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saranda: Gjirokaster (in Gjirokaster), Lukova Beach (in Lukove) and Butrint National Park (in Butrint). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Blue Eye, kick back and relax at Santa Quaranta beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and explore the activities along Vivar Kanal.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Saranda tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Sarti to Saranda in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sarti in January, with highs in Saranda at 16°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Saranda

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lukova Beach, Butrint National Park, Gjirokaster, Vivar Kanal, Blue Eye
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Butrint National Park ©
Butrint National Park
Blue Eye ©
Blue Eye
Gjirokaster ©
Gjirokaster

4
nights
Tirana, Albania

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Get out of town with these interesting Tirana side-trips: Shkoder (Rozafa Castle & Venice Art Mask Factory), Kruja Castle (in Kruje) and Berat Castle (in Berat). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Dajti, take in the spiritual surroundings of Et`hem Bey Mosque, brush up on your military savvy at BunkArt 1, and relax in sumptuous surroundings at local Arab baths.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Tirana sightseeing planner .

Getting from Saranda to Tirana by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Saranda to Tirana. Expect little chillier evenings in Tirana when traveling from Saranda in January, with lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Tirana

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Shkoder, Kruja Castle, Berat Castle
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Dajti ©
Dajti
Rozafa Castle ©
Rozafa Castle
Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar

6
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 Strand. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Belgrade: Manasija Monastery (in Despotovac), Petrovaradin Fortress (in Petrovaradin) and Podrum Probus (in Sremski Karlovci). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Kalemegdan, take a stroll through Skadarlija, get curious at Museum of Science & Technology, and take in panoramic vistas at The Millenary Monument.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Belgrade trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from Tirana to Belgrade takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Tirana in January; daily highs in Belgrade reach 5°C and lows reach -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Belgrade

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Novi Sad, Oplenac, Podrum Probus, Manasija Monastery
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Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
Ada Ciganlija ©
Ada Ciganlija
Belgrade Zoo ©
Belgrade Zoo

7
nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Terme Ilidza and Eco Futura. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sarajevo: Mostar (Mehmed Karadoz Moschee, Old Bridge (Stari Most), & more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Bascarsija, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sarajevo Zoo, and trek along Vrelo Bosne.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sarajevo trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Belgrade to Sarajevo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Mostar
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Old Bridge (Stari Most) ©
Old Bridge (Stari Most)
Eco Futura ©
Eco Futura
Sarajevo Zoo ©
Sarajevo Zoo

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