15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Baku, Azerbaijan
Fly:  10 h 15 min
1
Bucharest, Romania
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Brasov, Romania
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
3
Timisoara, Romania
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Belgrade, Serbia
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  1 h 45 min
5
Kotor, Montenegro
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
7
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h 15 min
End: Baku, Azerbaijan

2
nights
Bucharest, Romania

The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): walk around Herăstrău Park, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then make a trip to Stavropoleos Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Cismigiu Gardens, admire the landmark architecture of Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", then have some family-friendly fun at Gateway Virtual Reality Studio, then visit Old Town, and finally contemplate the long history of Radu Voda Monastery.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bucharest trip app .

Baku, Azerbaijan to Bucharest is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Baku to Bucharest. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Baku in May since evenings lows in Bucharest dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Brasov.

Things to do in Bucharest

Tours Parks Historic Sites
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Walking tours
Stavropoleos Monastery ©
Stavropoleos Monastery

2
nights
Brasov, Romania

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Tampa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Church (Biserica Neagra), then see the interesting displays at Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mountain Postavarul. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the landscape on two wheels at Season Hill, then explore the historical opulence of Peles Castle, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Predeal Monastery.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Brasov vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Bucharest to Brasov takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Timisoara.

Things to do in Brasov

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Poiana Brasov, Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Peles Castle, Predeal Monastery
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Mount Tampa ©
Mount Tampa
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Peles Castle ©
Peles Castle

1
night
Timisoara, Romania

Timisoara ©
Timișoara is the capital city of Timiș County, and the main social, economic and cultural centre in western Romania.The third most populous city in the country, with 319,279 inhabitants as of the 2011 census, Timișoara is the informal capital city of the historical region of Banat. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral, make a trip to Piata Victoriei, then walk around Central Park, and finally enjoy some diversion at Blue Line - The Shooting Range.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Timisoara road trip app .

Traveling by car from Brasov to Timisoara takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Belgrade.

Things to do in Timisoara

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games
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Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral ©
Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral
Piata Victoriei ©
Piata Victoriei
Blue Line - The Shooting Range ©
Blue Line - The Shooting Range

2
nights
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, steep yourself in history at Kalemegdan, then visit Knez Mihailova, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save). On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Ada Ciganlija, then engage your brain at Nikola Tesla Museum, then wander the streets of Skadarlija, and finally get your game on at OldTown Archery Belgrade.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Belgrade online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Timisoara to Belgrade takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and bus; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. In May, daily temperatures in Belgrade can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Kotor.

Things to do in Belgrade

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
Walking tours
Skadarlija ©
Skadarlija

2
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.
On the 24th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Stari Grad Kotor, see the interesting displays at Namfleg, then explore the activities along Bay of Kotor, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Holy Mother Rozaria. On the next day, take a memorable drive along Viewing Point at the Road Kotor-Lovcen, then head outdoors with Mount Vrmac, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kotor tour builder site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Belgrade to Kotor takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Kotor can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Perast, Mount Vrmac
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Stari Grad Kotor ©
Stari Grad Kotor
Bay of Kotor
Bay of Kotor
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela ©
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela

2
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take a stroll through Old Town and then explore the galleries of Rector's Palace. Keep things going the next day: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Dubrovnik online travel route planner .

You can drive from Kotor to Dubrovnik in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Outdoors Adventure
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
nights
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Sarajevo War Tunnel, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then steep yourself in history at Bascarsija. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Latin Bridge, examine the collection at War Childhood Museum, admire the masterpieces at Galerija 11/07/95, stop by Bazerdzan, then contemplate the long history of Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, and finally contemplate the long history of Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain).

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Sarajevo tour itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Sarajevo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of bus and train. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija
Sarajevo War Tunnel ©
Sarajevo War Tunnel

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