17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
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Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 1 night
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Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia
— 1 night
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Tirana, Albania
— 2 nights
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Kotor, Montenegro
— 2 nights
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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 3 nights
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Belgrade, Serbia
— 3 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights

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Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul

Queen of Cities

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.
To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul route planning website.

Lahore, Pakistan to Istanbul is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Lahore to Istanbul. While traveling from Lahore, expect cooler days and about the same nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of 14°C. You'll set off for Skopje on the 17th (Tue).

Things to do in Istanbul

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Skopje ©
A melting pot of cultures from Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Yugoslavian rule, Skopje serves as the nation's eclectic capital.
On the 17th (Tue), wander the streets of Old Bazaar, Skopje, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Matka, and then explore the galleries of Memorial House of Mother Teresa.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Skopje online route maker.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Skopje takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Istanbul to Skopje, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Skopje when traveling from Istanbul in March, with lows around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Ohrid.

Things to do in Skopje

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Lake Matka ©
Lake Matka
Old Bazaar, Skopje ©
Old Bazaar, Skopje
Memorial House of Mother Teresa ©
Memorial House of Mother Teresa

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Ohrid ©

Jerusalem of the Balkans

Located on Lake Ohrid, the town of Ohrid earned the nickname Jerusalem of the Balkans because it was once home to 365 churches.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the activities along Lake Ohrid.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Ohrid day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Skopje to Ohrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in March, and nighttime lows around 2°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Thu) before leaving for Tirana.

Things to do in Ohrid

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Lake Ohrid ©
Lake Ohrid
Saint Sophia ©
Saint Sophia

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Tirana, Albania

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
On the 19th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Muzeu Historik Kombetar, brush up on your military savvy at BunkArt 2, and then don't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Skanderbeg Statue, then get engrossed in the history at Bunk'Art 1, then admire the striking features of Enver Hoxha Pyramid, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Et`hem Bey Mosque.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tirana day trip planning website.

Traveling by shuttle from Ohrid to Tirana takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ohrid in March: highs in Tirana hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Tirana

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Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar
Bunk'Art 1 ©
Bunk'Art 1
Skanderbeg Square ©
Skanderbeg Square

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Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor ©

Bride of the Adriatic Sea

Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
Porto Montenegro has been added to your itinerary. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Tryphon Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Kotor Old City, then pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of the Rocks, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nikola Church, and finally take in the waterfront at Porto Montenegro.

Start your trip to Kotor by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Tirana to Kotor in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. In March in Kotor, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Mostar.

Things to do in Kotor

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Our Lady of the Rocks ©
Our Lady of the Rocks
St. Tryphon Cathedral
St. Tryphon Cathedral
Kotor Old City
Kotor Old City

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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
You've now added Kravica to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque, and then make a trip to Mehmed Karadoz Moschee.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Mostar visit planning tool.

Getting from Kotor to Mostar by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March in Mostar, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Mostar

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Kravica ©
Kravica
Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar ©
Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque ©
Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Jerusalem of Europe

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.
Avaz Twist Tower has been added to your itinerary. On the 24th (Tue), look for gifts at Isfahan Gallery, make a trip to Avaz Twist Tower, and then squeeze the most out of the city with City Tours. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Sarajevo War Tunnel, then contemplate the long history of Bascarsija, then stroll around Vrelo Bosne, and finally examine the collection at War Childhood Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sarajevo day trip app.

You can drive from Mostar to Sarajevo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Mostar in March: high temperatures in Sarajevo hover around 13°C and lows are around 1°C. On the 27th (Fri), you're off to Belgrade.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Parks · Museums · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Walking tours
Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija
Vrelo Bosne ©
Vrelo Bosne

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Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Venture out of the city with trips to Upper Church (in Sremski Karlovci) and Petrovaradin Fortress (in Petrovaradin). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan, kick back and relax at Ada Ciganlija, have some family-friendly fun at OldTown Archery Belgrade, and take a stroll through Knez Mihailova.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Belgrade road trip website.

You can fly from Sarajevo to Belgrade in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and train. In March, daytime highs in Belgrade are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Belgrade

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Ada Ciganlija ©
Ada Ciganlija
Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
Petrovaradin Fortress ©
Petrovaradin Fortress

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Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©

Queen of Cities

On the 31st (Tue), take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Museum, then delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, and finally make a trip to Sogukcesme Sokak.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul tour itinerary website.

You can fly from Belgrade to Istanbul in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Turkey Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Belgrade in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 14°C in Istanbul. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

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