8 days in Europe Itinerary

8 days in Europe Itinerary

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8 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Istanbul, Turkey
Fly:  2 h 45 min
1
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
2
Podgorica, Montenegro
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Shkoder, Albania
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Tirana, Albania
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
5
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
End: Istanbul, Turkey


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2
nights
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.
Sarajevo is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Bascarsija, take an in-depth tour of War Childhood Museum, admire the masterpieces at Galerija 11/07/95, and take in the views from Latin Bridge.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Sarajevo tour planning app .

Istanbul, Turkey to Sarajevo is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Sarajevo is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Istanbul in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Sarajevo, with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Podgorica.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija
Sarajevo War Tunnel ©
Sarajevo War Tunnel
Galerija 11/07/95 ©
Galerija 11/07/95

1
night
Podgorica, Montenegro

Podgorica is the capital and largest city of Montenegro. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): admire the striking features of Virpazar-old-bridge, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saborni Hram Hristovog Vaskrsenja, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Moraca River.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Podgorica journey site .

Traveling by car from Sarajevo to Podgorica takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Shkoder.

Things to do in Podgorica

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Virpazar
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Moraca River ©
Moraca River
Saborni Hram Hristovog Vaskrsenja ©
Saborni Hram Hristovog Vaskrsenja

1
night
Shkoder, Albania

Shkoder ©
Its geographic location has made Shkoder, one of Europe's oldest cities, an important cultural and economic center of the Balkans over the years.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Shkodra Lake, explore the historical opulence of Rozafa Castle, then examine the collection at Marubi National Museum of Photography, and finally admire the striking features of Former Palace of King Nikola I.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Shkoder vacation planner.

Getting from Podgorica to Shkoder by car takes about 1.5 hours. August in Shkoder sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Shkoder

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Rozafa Castle ©
Rozafa Castle
Shkodra Lake ©
Shkodra Lake
Marubi National Museum of Photography ©

1
night
Tirana, Albania

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Et`hem Bey Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Bunk'Art 1, take an in-depth tour of Muzeu Historik Kombetar, then take an in-depth tour of BunkArt 2, and finally make a trip to Skanderbeg Square.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tirana day trip planning app .

You can drive from Shkoder to Tirana in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Shkoder in August, plan for little chillier nights in Tirana, with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Skopje.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums Historic Sites
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Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar
Skanderbeg Square ©
Skanderbeg Square
Bunk'Art 1 ©
Bunk'Art 1

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): shop like a local with Old Bazaar, Skopje, explore the activities along Lake Matka, and then browse the exhibits of Memorial House of Mother Teresa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): steep yourself in history at Kale, then snap pictures at The Stone Bridge, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Macedonia Square, and finally take in the views from Skopje Eye Bridge.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Skopje driving holiday planning website .

Traveling by car from Tirana to Skopje takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Skopje when traveling from Tirana in August, with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Skopje

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Lake Matka ©
Lake Matka
Old Bazaar, Skopje ©
Old Bazaar, Skopje
Macedonia Square ©
Macedonia Square

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