38 days in Europe Itinerary

38 days in Europe Itinerary

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38 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
1
Kotor, Montenegro
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Durres, Albania
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia
— 1 night
bus:  3​h
4
Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
— 1 night
5
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
6
Bucharest, Romania
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
train:  6​h 30​min
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
train:  6​h
9
Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h
10
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 6 nights
11
Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
12
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
train:  5​h 30​min
13
Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights
train:  6​h
14
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: London, United Kingdom


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3
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): see the interesting displays at Namfleg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from Kampana Tower, view the masterpieces at Cats of Kotor Souvenirs and Handicraft, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Blazena Ozana, pause for some serene contemplation at Rimokatolička Crkva sv. Marka, then get engrossed in the history at Perast Museum, and finally make a trip to Balovic Palace.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kotor tour itinerary maker app .

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina to Kotor is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sarajevo in July: high temperatures in Kotor hover around 38°C and lows are around 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Thu) before leaving for Durres.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Perast, Budva, Church of St. Eustachius
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Altstadt (Old Town) Budva ©
Altstadt (Old Town) Budva
Fort sv Andrija ©
Fort sv Andrija
Rimokatolička Crkva sv. Marka ©
Rimokatolička Crkva sv. Marka

2
nights
Durres, Albania

Durres ©
Durrës, historically also known as Epidamnos, Durazzo and Dyrrachium, is the largest port and second largest city and a municipality of Albania. On the 4th (Thu), admire the striking features of Durres Castle.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Durres vacation website .

Traveling by car from Kotor to Durres takes 4 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Durres can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ohrid.

Things to do in Durres

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Gjenerali Beach (Plazhi i Gjeneralit)
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Gjenerali Beach (Plazhi i Gjeneralit) ©
Fatih Mosque ©
Fatih Mosque
Shark WaterSports ©
Shark WaterSports

1
night
Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia

Ohrid ©
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 6th (Sat): see the interesting displays at National Workshop For Handmade Paper, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Jovan Kaneo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Mary Perybleptos, and finally make a trip to Halveti Hayati Tekke.

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You can drive from Durres to Ohrid in 3 hours. Traveling from Durres in July, expect Ohrid to be slightly colder, temps between 34°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Skopje.

Things to do in Ohrid

Historic Sites Museums
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St. Jovan Kaneo ©
St. Jovan Kaneo
Holy Mary Perybleptos ©
Holy Mary Perybleptos
National Workshop For Handmade Paper ©

1
night
Skopje, Republic of Macedonia

Skopje ©
A melting pot of cultures from Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Yugoslavian rule, Skopje serves as the nation's eclectic capital.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): examine the collection at Archaeological Museum of Macedonia, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Panteleimon, and then snap pictures at Skopje Eye Bridge.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Skopje trip itinerary site .

Drive from Ohrid to Skopje in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sofia.

Things to do in Skopje

Museums Historic Sites
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Archaeological Museum of Macedonia ©
Church of St. Panteleimon ©
Church of St. Panteleimon
Skopje Eye Bridge ©
Skopje Eye Bridge

2
nights
Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral and National Museum of Military History. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Temple Sveti Nikolay and Church of St Petka of the Saddlers. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church, take a memorable tour with Tours, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sofia trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Skopje to Sofia in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Skopje to Sofia is 1 hour. While traveling from Skopje, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Sofia, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Sofia

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Temple Sveti Nikolay ©
Temple Sveti Nikolay
Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church ©
Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church

2
nights
Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lipscani and Saint George New Church (Biserica Sfantul Gheorghe Nou). Explore hidden gems such as Stejarii Country Club and Patriarchal Cathedral. The adventure continues: gain a rich perspective with MySecretRomania - Private Day Tours, look for all kinds of wild species at Vacaresti Park Nature Reserve, explore the world behind art at The National Museum of Art of Romania, and pause for some serene contemplation at Biserica Sfantul Anton - Curtea Veche.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Bucharest trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Sofia to Bucharest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Bucharest are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Bucharest

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
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Stejarii Country Club ©
Stejarii Country Club
Lipscani
Lipscani
Patriarchal Cathedral ©
Patriarchal Cathedral

3
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Get a sense of the local culture at Budapest Pinball Museum and Matthias Church. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Budavar lutheran church, step off the mainland to explore Margaret Island, and see the interesting displays at Miniversum Budapest.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Budapest trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Bucharest to Budapest takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, car, and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Bucharest to Budapest is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Bucharest, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Budapest, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral ©
Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral

3
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Explore hidden gems such as St Barbara's Church and Ossuary / The Cemetery Church. Appreciate the collections at National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror and Speculum Alchemiae Museum. Take a break from Prague with a short trip to Cesky Grand Canyon in Morina, about 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Katedrala Svateho Vita, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue, and explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Prague online itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Budapest in July, you will find days in Prague are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Trails Parks

Side Trips

Kutna Hora, Cesky Grand Canyon
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Katedrala Svateho Vita ©
Katedrala Svateho Vita

4
nights
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wawel Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate Polish Aviation Museum and Lost Souls Alley. Change things up with a short trip to Jewish Museum and Synagogue in Oswiecim (about 1h 25 min away). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, see the interesting displays at Stained Glass Museum (Muzeum Witrazu), brush up on your military savvy at Home Army Museum (Muzeum Armii Krajowej), and make a trip to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Krakow online trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Prague to Krakow in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Oswiecim
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

6
nights
St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas and Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad). Step off the beaten path and head to The Bath Block and Winter Palace of Peter I. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Faberge Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Nicholas Naval Cathedral of The Epiphany, and explore the world behind art at Kameronova Gallery Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Krakow to St. Petersburg takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Moscow Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Krakow in July, you will find days in St. Petersburg are little chillier (26°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas ©
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

2
nights
Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
On the 29th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukion Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Johannes Church. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take a stroll through Katajanokka, then contemplate the long history of The Aalto House, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Porvoo.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, use the Helsinki tour itinerary builder website .

Traveling by train from St. Petersburg to Helsinki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from St. Petersburg to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Cathedral of Porvoo
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

3
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): examine the collection at Skansen, then see the interesting displays at ABBA The Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Stockholm Old Town, step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, then learn about all things military at Royal Armory, then get to know the fascinating history of Monteliusvagen, and finally admire the masterpieces at Fotografiska Stockholm.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Stockholm online route maker .

You can fly from Helsinki to Stockholm in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Helsinki to Stockholm due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Skansen ©
Skansen
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

3
nights
Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©
Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Norsk Folkemuseum and Oslomarka. You'll explore and learn at Kon-Tiki Museum and Vigeland Museum. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Fram Museum, see the interesting displays at 22 July Centre, and contemplate the long history of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning).

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Oslo trip planner .

You can fly from Stockholm to Oslo in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Stockholm in August, expect little chillier with lows of 9°C in Oslo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife
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Fram Museum ©
Fram Museum
Holmenkollen Ski Museum ©
Holmenkollen Ski Museum
Kon-Tiki Museum ©
Kon-Tiki Museum

2
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
On the 5th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Viking Ship Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Roskilde Domkirke, then pause for some serene contemplation at Grundtvig Church (Grundtvigs Kirke), and finally take in the waterfront at Nyhavn. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Amalienborg, pause for some serene contemplation at Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken), then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark, then explore the world behind art at The David Collection, and finally step into the grandiose world of Kastellet.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Oslo to Copenhagen in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Oslo in August, Copenhagen is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Roskilde
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Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Roskilde Domkirke ©
Roskilde Domkirke

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