7 days in Europe Itinerary

7 days in Europe Itinerary

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7 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Istanbul, Turkey
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h
2
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
train:  2​h
3
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 day
bus:  6​h
4
Kotor, Montenegro
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
5
Budva, Montenegro
— 1 night
bus:  7​h 30​min
6
Pristina, Kosovo
— Few hours
Fly:  5​h
7
Istanbul, Turkey
— Few hours
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
End: Ankara, Turkey

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Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern and then take a stroll through Sultanahmet District.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul trip maker app .

If you are flying in from Turkey, the closest major airports are Istanbul Airport and Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. August in Istanbul sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Sultanahmet District ©
Sultanahmet District

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.
For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sarajevo trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Sarajevo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Istanbul in August, Sarajevo is little chillier at night with lows of 16°C. On the 20th (Tue), you're off toMostar.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take a stroll through The historic urban site of Pocitelj, steep yourself in history at Kajtaz House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque, then snap pictures at Old Bridge (Stari Most), and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Kravica.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mostar trip app .

You can take a train from Sarajevo to Mostar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sarajevo in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Mostar: highs are around 39°C and lows about 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kotor.

Things to do in Mostar

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

The historic urban site of Pocitelj, Kravica
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Kravica ©
Kravica
Old Bridge (Stari Most) ©
Old Bridge (Stari Most)
Kajtaz House ©
Kajtaz House

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nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Stari Grad Kotor and Kotor’s Castle Of San Giovanni. Venture out of the city with trips to Monastery Savina (in Herceg-Novi) and Plavi Horizonti Beach (in Radovici). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Bay of Kotor, delve into the distant past at St. Tryphon Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nikola Church.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Kotor road trip planning site .

You can drive from Mostar to Kotor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kotor can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Budva.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Tivat Municipality, Monastery Savina, R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela
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R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela ©
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela
Stari Grad Kotor ©
Stari Grad Kotor
St. Tryphon Cathedral ©
St. Tryphon Cathedral

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Budva, Montenegro

Budva ©
Montenegro's top tourist destination, Budva draws big crowds with its pulsating nightlife and sun-kissed beaches.
On the 23rd (Fri), contemplate the long history of Altstadt (Old Town) Budva.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Budva tour itinerary builder tool .

Budva is very close to Kotor. In August in Budva, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Pristina.

Things to do in Budva

Historic Sites
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Altstadt (Old Town) Budva ©
Altstadt (Old Town) Budva

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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.
On the 24th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Ethnographic Museum (Muzeu Etnologjik), take in the spiritual surroundings of Džamija cara, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Katedrale Nënë Tereza.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Pristina trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Budva to Pristina in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Pristina

Historic Sites Museums
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Katedrale Nënë Tereza ©
Katedrale Nënë Tereza
Džamija cara ©
Džamija cara
Ethnographic Museum (Muzeu Etnologjik) ©

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Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul
To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul trip planner .

You can fly from Pristina to Istanbul in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. You will leave for home on the 24th (Sat).

Things to do in Istanbul

Tours Nightlife Shopping
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