27 days in Europe Itinerary

27 days in Europe Itinerary

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Bucharest, Romania
— 2 nights
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Varna, Bulgaria
— 5 nights
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Sofia, Bulgaria
— 4 nights
Drive
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Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia
— 3 nights
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Kotor, Montenegro
— 3 nights
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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 3 nights
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 4 nights
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Bucharest, Romania — 2 nights

The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Bucharest is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Palace of Parliament, explore the world behind art at Muzeul Karanului Roman, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and take in the exciting artwork at Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti".

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bucharest trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Bucharest is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, expect nights in Bucharest to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Varna.
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Varna, Bulgaria — 5 nights

Combine historical exploration and seaside relaxation at Varna, Bulgaria's coastal Black Sea city.
Explore Varna's surroundings by going to Nessebar (Ji'votnoto and Gallery - TA & Nessebar), Cape Kaliakra (in Dobrich) and Sunny Beach (Action Aquapark, Erma Spa Turkish Bath, &more). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Historical Park, take in nature's colorful creations at ''Primorski'' park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Asparuhovo Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Varna trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Bucharest to Varna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bucharest in July: highs in Varna hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Sofia.
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Sofia, Bulgaria — 4 nights

Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Sofia is known for sightseeing, fun & games, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, admire the landmark architecture of Boyana Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Banya Bashi Mosque, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sofia road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Varna to Sofia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Varna in August, plan for little chillier nights in Sofia, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Skopje.
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Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia — 2 nights

A melting pot of cultures from Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Yugoslavian rule, Skopje serves as the nation's eclectic capital.
On the 6th (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Macedonia Square, then take in the views from The Stone Bridge, and then wander the streets of Old Bazaar, Skopje. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Panteleimon and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Matka.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Skopje driving holiday website.

You can drive from Sofia to Skopje in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sofia to Skopje is minus 1 hour. In August in Skopje, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Ohrid.
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Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia — 3 nights

Located on Lake Ohrid, the town of Ohrid earned the nickname Jerusalem of the Balkans because it was once home to 365 churches.
Spend the 10th (Wed) exploring at Lake Ohrid. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Monastery Saint Naum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Jovan Kaneo, make a trip to Samoil's Fortress, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Traveling by car from Skopje to Ohrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Skopje in August, expect nights in Ohrid to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are slightly colder, around 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kotor.
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Kotor, Montenegro — 3 nights

Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
Change things up with a short trip to Mamula Fortress in Herceg-Novi (about 56 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Kotor, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nikola Church, get great views at Viewing Point at the Road Kotor-Lovćen, and get to know the fascinating history of Kotor City Walls & Fortress.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kotor visit planning site.

Traveling by car from Ohrid to Kotor takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ohrid in August: highs in Kotor hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Mostar.
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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina — 3 nights

Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mostar: Kravica (in Studenci) and il Monte Della Croce (in Medjugorje). There's still lots to do: take in the views from Old Bridge (Stari Most), view the masterpieces at Art Studio Pandur, don't miss a visit to Mehmed Karadoz Moschee, and steep yourself in history at Kajtaz House.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mostar itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Kotor to Mostar in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Sarajevo.
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Find places to stay Aug 13 — 16:

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina — 4 nights

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.
On the 18th (Thu), spend a day ambling around Vrelo Bosne. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Bascarsija, get engrossed in the history at Museum Of Crimes Against Humanity And Genocide 1992-1995, explore the world behind art at Galerija 11/07/95, and make a trip to Sarajevo War Tunnel.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sarajevo day trip planning tool.

Getting from Mostar to Sarajevo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Mostar in August, with highs in Sarajevo at 33°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
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