18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h
2
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
4
Belgrade, Serbia
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
6
Bucharest, Romania
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
7
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Manchester, United Kingdom


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2
nights
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava ©
Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): examine the collection at Arthur Fleischmann Museum, take an in-depth tour of SNM prírodovedné múzeum, examine the collection at Antic Gerulata Rusovce, then do a tasting at Fedor Malik & Son, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John the Baptist Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): make a trip to Fountain of peace, step into the grandiose world of Plavecky hrad a podhradie, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tyrsovo nabrezie, and finally learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bratislava trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Bratislava is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. When traveling from Manchester in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Bratislava: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

St. John the Baptist Cathedral, Fedor Malik & Son, Plavecky hrad a podhradie
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St. John the Baptist Cathedral ©
St. John the Baptist Cathedral
Fedor Malik & Son ©
Fedor Malik & Son
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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 5th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola, contemplate the long history of St. John's Fortress, then examine the collection at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dominican Monastery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Blaise, then make a trip to Prijeko street, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Zarkovica Animal Shelter.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Bratislava to Dubrovnik in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bratislava in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Dubrovnik, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Spas Wildlife
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Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola ©
Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum
St. John's Fortress ©
St. John's Fortress

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.
On the 7th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Gazi Husrev Begova Medresa, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel in Sarajevo, take an in-depth tour of Svrzo House, then get engrossed in the history at Museum Of Crimes Against Humanity And Genocide 1992-1995, then stop by NBgoldline, and finally wander the streets of Ferhadija Pedestrian Street. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Underground Labyrinth Ravne.

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Getting from Dubrovnik to Sarajevo by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Underground Labyrinth Ravne
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Svrzo House ©
Svrzo House

2
nights
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Get some historical perspective at Sremski Karlovci and Saint Petka's Chapel. Appreciate the collections at Viminacium Archaeological Park and Military Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Belgrade: Sremski Karlovci (Upper Church & Podrum Probus), Oplenac (in Topola) and Krusedol Monastery (in Fruska Gora National Park). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Church, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and admire the landmark architecture of Crkva Svetog Marka.

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Traveling by flight from Sarajevo to Belgrade takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Belgrade sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Sofia.

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Sremski Karlovci, Oplenac, Krusedol Monastery, Viminacium Archaeological Park
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Sremski Karlovci ©
Sremski Karlovci
Oplenac ©
Oplenac
Viminacium Archaeological Park
Viminacium Archaeological Park

2
nights
Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
On the 12th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church and then brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of Military History. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Boyana Village, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Nikolai Sofiyski, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Nina, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally contemplate the long history of Park "Kambanite".

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sofia online trip builder.

Drive from Belgrade to Sofia in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Belgrade to Sofia is 1 hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church ©
Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church
National Museum of Military History ©
National Museum of Military History
Park ©
Park "Kambanite"

3
nights
Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Comana Nature Park, then examine the collection at The Art Collections Museum, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. On the next day, admire the striking features of Biserica Kretzulescu, admire the landmark architecture of Mogosoaia Palace, explore the world behind art at The National Museum of Art of Romania, then pause for some serene contemplation at Patriarchal Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Coral Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nicholas Church.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bucharest online vacation planner.

You can fly from Sofia to Bucharest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Bucharest

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Mogosoaia Palace, Comana Nature Park
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Mogosoaia Palace ©
Mogosoaia Palace
Patriarchal Cathedral ©
Patriarchal Cathedral
The National Museum of Art of Romania ©
The National Museum of Art of Romania

3
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.
Jewish Museum and Synagogue and Polonia Wax Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Bobolice Castle and Sanctuary of Divine Mercy. Change things up with these side-trips from Krakow: Wisnicz Castle Museum (in Nowy Wisnicz), Zamek w Olsztynie (in Olsztyn) and Nikiszowiec (in Katowice). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Muzeum Sztuki Współczesnej w Krakowie MOCAK, take in nature's colorful creations at The Botanical Garden of the Jagiellonian University, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Andrew (Kosciol Swietogo Andrzeja), and pause for some serene contemplation at Bazylika św. Floriana w Krakowie.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Krakow vacation planning website.

Fly from Bucharest to Krakow in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Bucharest in April: highs in Krakow hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cracow Saltworks Museum - Castle Location, Jewish Museum and Synagogue, Wisnicz Castle Museum, Zamek w Olsztynie, Nikiszowiec
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Jewish Museum and Synagogue ©
Jewish Museum and Synagogue
Zamek w Olsztynie ©
Zamek w Olsztynie
Bobolice Castle ©
Bobolice Castle

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