19 days in Europe Itinerary

19 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Bucharest, Romania
— 2 nights
2
Sunny Beach, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
3
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 3 nights
4
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 3 nights
5
Podgorica, Montenegro
— 1 night
6
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 5 nights
7
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights

2
nights
Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest ©
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 25th (Thu): walk around Herăstrău Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stavropoleos Monastery, and then get a sense of history and politics at Palace of Parliament. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", then steep yourself in history at Revolution Square (Piata Revolutiei), then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Town.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bucharest tour itinerary builder tool.

Birmingham, UK to Bucharest is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Birmingham in June: high temperatures in Bucharest hover around 32°C and lows are around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to catch the shuttle to Sunny Beach.

Things to do in Bucharest

Tours · Parks · Historic Sites
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Palace of Parliament ©
Palace of Parliament
Walking tours

2
nights
Sunny Beach, Bulgaria

Sunny Beach ©
Famous for its nightlife, the town of Sunny Beach along the Black Sea coast is the most popular summer vacation spot in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): examine the collection at The Retro Museum In Varna and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of St Stephens Church, then get out on two wheels at Karting Sunny Beach, and then make a splash at Action Aquapark.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sunny Beach driving holiday website.

Getting from Bucharest to Sunny Beach by shuttle takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sofia.

Things to do in Sunny Beach

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Nessebar, Varna
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Action Aquapark ©
Action Aquapark
Karting Sunny Beach ©
Karting Sunny Beach
Aqua Paradise Ltd ©
Aqua Paradise Ltd

3
nights
Sofia, Bulgaria

Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Take a break from Sofia with a short trip to Rila Monastery in Rila, about 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours, appreciate the history behind Saint Sofia Monument, explore the ancient world of Ancient Orthodox Church Saint Parascheva - the Old "St. Petka", and take in the awesome beauty at Vitosha Mountain.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sofia route planner.

You can drive from Sunny Beach to Sofia in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Sofia when traveling from Sunny Beach in June, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Skopje.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Rila Monastery
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Walking tours
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Rila Monastery ©
Rila Monastery

3
nights
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia

Skopje ©
A melting pot of cultures from Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Yugoslavian rule, Skopje serves as the nation's eclectic capital.
Skopje is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Matka, contemplate the long history of Kale, take in the views from The Stone Bridge, and appreciate the history behind Millennium Cross.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Skopje day trip tool.

Getting from Sofia to Skopje by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Podgorica.

Things to do in Skopje

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Old Bazaar, Skopje ©
Old Bazaar, Skopje
Lake Matka ©
Lake Matka
The Stone Bridge ©
The Stone Bridge

1
night
Podgorica, Montenegro

Podgorica ©
One of Europe's most relaxed and newest capital cities, Podgorica sits on the confluence of two rivers, with two sides of it offering two different options for exploring.
On the 6th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Morača River and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Skadar.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Podgorica trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Skopje to Podgorica takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Mostar.

Things to do in Podgorica

Nature · Parks
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Lake Skadar ©
Lake Skadar
Morača River
Morača River

5
nights
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mostar: Medjugorje (il Monte Della Croce & Apparition Hill), Kravica (in Studenci) and The historic urban site of Pocitelj (in Pocitelj). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Old Bridge (Stari Most), make a trip to Blagaj tekija, take an in-depth tour of Bosnaseum, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Bazar Kujundziluk.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Mostar trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Podgorica to Mostar in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and bus; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Mostar

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Medjugorje, Blagaj tekija, Kravica, The historic urban site of Pocitelj
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il Monte Della Croce ©
il Monte Della Croce
Old Bridge (Stari Most) ©
Old Bridge (Stari Most)
Kravica ©
Kravica

2
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.
On the 12th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, steep yourself in history at Old Sarajevo Clock Tower, make a trip to Sarajevo War Tunnel, contemplate the long history of Vijećnica, then contemplate the long history of Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain), and finally take an in-depth tour of War Childhood Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sarajevo trip planning site.

Getting from Mostar to Sarajevo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Mostar in July, with highs in Sarajevo at 32°C and lows at 16°C. On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 13:
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Walking tours
Sarajevo War Tunnel ©
Sarajevo War Tunnel
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque ©
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque

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