20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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20 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Moscow, Russia
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Heraklion, Greece
— 1 night
Fly + subway:  2​h 45​min
2
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Belgrade, Serbia
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
6
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h
8
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Zabljak, Montenegro
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
10
Pec, Kosovo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
11
Tirana, Albania
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
12
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Moscow, Russia

1
night
Heraklion, Greece

Heraklion ©
Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
On the 28th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Heraklion trip itinerary planner.

Moscow, Russia to Heraklion is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Moscow in January: high temperatures in Heraklion hover around 17°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

#Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kazantzakis Museum
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3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Acropolis Museum, contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens, explore the world behind art at Museum of Cycladic Art, and get great views at Mount Lycabettus.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Athens trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Heraklion to Athens takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. In January, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Sofia.

Things to do in Athens

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

1
night
Sofia, Bulgaria

Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Nedelja Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Saint Alexandar Nevski, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally make a trip to Dragalevtsi Monastery.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Sofia trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Athens to Sofia in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Athens in February; daily highs in Sofia reach 11°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Belgrade.

Things to do in Sofia

#Historic Sites, #Fun & Games
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Cathedral Saint Alexandar Nevski ©
Cathedral Saint Alexandar Nevski
Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church ©
Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church

1
night
Belgrade, Serbia

The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
On the 3rd (Sun), examine the collection at Muzej Nikole Tesle (Nikola Tesla Museum), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ružica.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Belgrade visit planning website .

Getting from Sofia to Belgrade by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central European Time is minus 1 hour. In February, daytime highs in Belgrade are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Belgrade

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Fun & Games
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Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
Ružica ©
Ružica

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): stroll through Vrelo Bosne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then contemplate the long history of Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain), and then contemplate the long history of Bascarsija.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sarajevo tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Belgrade to Sarajevo by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can take a train to Mostar.

Things to do in Sarajevo

#Trails, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Walking tours
Vrelo Bosne ©
Vrelo Bosne
Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija

1
night
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Mostar Peace Bell Tower, take in the dramatic scenery at Kravica, then take in the views from Old Bridge (Stari Most), and finally make a trip to Zitomislic Monastery.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Mostar tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Sarajevo to Mostar by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Split.

Things to do in Mostar

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Kravica ©
Kravica
Old Bridge (Stari Most) ©
Old Bridge (Stari Most)
Zitomislic Monastery ©
Zitomislic Monastery

2
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): look for gifts at Filigran Split, then admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic, and then delve into the distant past at Diocletian's Palace. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and then have some family-friendly fun at Clan Gaming.

Plan my day in Split using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Mostar to Split takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Split can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to catcht the bus to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

#Historic Sites, #Tours, #Fun & Games
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Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Clan Gaming ©
Clan Gaming

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 9th (Sat): partake in some friendly competition at Dubrovnik Trails, stop by Medusa Gift and Art Shop, look for gifts at Tedi, then stop by Kokula Art and Craft Shop, and finally steep yourself in history at Gradske Zidine. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Annunciation, view the masterpieces at Art by Stjepko, and then wander the streets of Old Town.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Dubrovnik online trip maker .

Getting from Split to Dubrovnik by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In February in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Zabljak.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

#Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites, #Fun & Games
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Gradske Zidine ©
Gradske Zidine
Dubrovnik Trails ©
Dubrovnik Trails
Kokula Art and Craft Shop ©
Kokula Art and Craft Shop

1
night
Zabljak, Montenegro

Zabljak ©
Žabljak is a small town in northern Montenegro. On the 11th (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bobotov Kuk and then head outdoors with Adventure Park Durmitor.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Zabljak tour itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Dubrovnik to Zabljak in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Pec.

Things to do in Zabljak

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Bobotov Kuk ©
Bobotov Kuk
Adventure Park Durmitor ©
Adventure Park Durmitor

1
night
Pec, Kosovo

Pec ©
On the 12th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Patriarchate of Pec, then take in breathtaking views at Rugova Canyon, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Visoki Decani Monastery.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Pec trip planner .

Getting from Zabljak to Pec by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tirana.

Things to do in Pec

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Kosovo
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Visoki Decani Monastery ©
Visoki Decani Monastery
Patriarchate of Pec ©
Patriarchate of Pec
Rugova Canyon ©
Rugova Canyon

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 13th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Dajti.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Tirana trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Pec to Tirana in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Tirana

#Nature, #Parks
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Mount Dajti ©
Mount Dajti

2
nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana melds German, Mediterranean, and Slovenian culture and history.
Ljubljana is known for historic sites, fun & games, parks, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, take in the views from Tromostovje, and get your game on at Paintball Ljubljana.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana travel planning site .

Traveling by flight from Tirana to Ljubljana takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Tirana in February, things will get slightly colder in Ljubljana: highs are around 5°C and lows about -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ljubljana

#Fun & Games, #Neighborhoods, #Tours
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Tromostovje ©
Tromostovje
Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town

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