23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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Chisinau, Moldova
Drive
2
Brasov, Romania
— 1 night
Shuttle to Otopeni Airport, Fly to Budapest
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Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
Shuttle
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Zadar, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Makarska, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive
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Budva, Montenegro
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vlore, Albania
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Saranda, Albania
— 1 night
Drive
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Preveza, Greece
— 1 night
Drive
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Patras, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive
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Larissa, Greece
— 1 night
Drive
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Panorama, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive
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Burgas, Bulgaria
— 1 night
Drive
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Constanta, Romania
— 1 night
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Chisinau, Moldova

Chișinău Etymology and namesThe origin of the city's name is unclear, but in one version, the name comes from the archaic Romanian word chișla (meaning "spring", "source of water") and nouă ("new"), because it was built around a small spring, at the corner of Pușkin and Albișoara streets.The other version, formulated by Ștefan Ciobanu, Romanian historian and academician, holds that the name was formed the same way as the name of Chișineu (alternative spelling: Chișinău) in Western Romania, near the border with Hungary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Metropolitan Cathedral “Nativity of the Lord”.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Chisinau trip website.

If you are flying in from Moldova, the closest major aiports are Chişinău International Airport and Bălți International Airport. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Brasov.

Things to do in Chisinau

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 9:

Brasov, Romania

— 1 night
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
On the 9th (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Muntele Tampa, appreciate the extensive heritage of Brasov Historical Center, and then step into the grandiose world of Rasnov Citadel.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Brasov trip builder app.

Drive from Chisinau to Brasov in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 9:

Budapest, Hungary

— 1 night

Pearl of the Danube

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Budapest holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Brasov to Budapest takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. August in Budapest sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to take a shuttle to Zadar.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 10:

Zadar, Croatia

— 2 nights
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Krka National Park.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Zadar journey site.

Traveling by shuttle from Budapest to Zadar takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Budapest in August, expect nights in Zadar to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Zadar

Transportation · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 13:

Split, Croatia

— 2 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 13th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Saint Domnius and then get to know the fascinating history of Diocletian's Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Old Split and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Split trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Zadar to Split takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Zadar in August, Split is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Makarska.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 15:

Makarska, Croatia

— 1 night
Makarska is a small city on the Adriatic coastline of Croatia, about 60km southeast of Split and 140km northwest of Dubrovnik. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): kick back and relax at Tucepi Beach and then kick back and relax at Punta Rata Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Makarska driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Split to Makarska in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Makarska sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Makarska

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 16:

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 1 night

Pearl of the Adriatic

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik tour itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Makarska to Dubrovnik takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Budva.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 17:

Budva, Montenegro

— 2 nights
Montenegro's top tourist destination, Budva draws big crowds with its pulsating nightlife and sun-kissed beaches.
On the 18th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Budva Old Town, then steep yourself in history at Citadel, then pause for some photo ops at Ballet Dancer Statue, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Jaz Beach.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Budva holiday planner.

Drive from Dubrovnik to Budva in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 20°C in Budva. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Vlore.

Things to do in Budva

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 19:

Vlore, Albania

— 2 nights
Vlorë is the third largest city and a municipality in Albania. Change things up with these side-trips from Vlore: Apollonia Archaeological Park (in Pojan), Palase Beach (in Palase) and Dhermi Beach (in Dhermi). There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Zvernec Monastery.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Vlore trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Budva to Vlore takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. In August in Vlore, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 21°C at night. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a shuttle to Saranda.

Things to do in Vlore

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 19 — 21:

Saranda, Albania

— 1 night
A popular summer destination for its inexpensive accommodation and stony Mediterranean beaches, Saranda has become a favorite of both Albanian and foreign travelers.
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Getting from Vlore to Saranda by shuttle takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vlore to Saranda due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vlore in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in Saranda. On the 22nd (Sun), you're off to Preveza.

Things to do in Saranda

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 22:

Preveza, Greece

— 1 night
Preveza is a town in the region of Epirus, northwestern Greece, located at the mouth of the Ambracian Gulf. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Nicopolis Museum.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Preveza tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Saranda to Preveza in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. On the 23rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Patras.

Things to do in Preveza

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 23:
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Patras, Greece

— 2 nights
Patras is Greece's third-largest city and the regional capital of Western Greece, in the northern Peloponnese, 215km west of Athens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): do a tasting at Achaia Clauss Winery, snap pictures at Rio-Antirrio Bridge (Charilaos Trikoupis), and then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Patras.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Patras sightseeing planning website.

Getting from Preveza to Patras by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Larissa.

Things to do in Patras

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 23 — 25:

Larissa, Greece

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Monument of Bucephalus, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ieros Naos Agiou Achilliou, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Agioi Saranta.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Larissa holiday website.

Traveling by car from Patras to Larissa takes 4.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Panorama.

Things to do in Larissa

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 26:
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Panorama, Greece

— 2 nights
On the 27th (Fri), see human ingenuity at work at Thermis Dam, then slough off your stress at Polis Hammam-Polis Loutron, and then examine the collection at Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Panorama trip planner.

You can drive from Larissa to Panorama in 2 hours. August in Panorama sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Burgas.

Things to do in Panorama

Parks · Museums · Spas · Baths

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 26 — 28:
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Burgas, Bulgaria

— 1 night
Surrounded by lakes and the sea, Burgas represents a popular vacation spot because of its nature, mild climate, and proximity to several charming ancient towns.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Ravadinovo Castle and then don't miss a visit to Sozopol Old Town.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Burgas route planner.

You can drive from Panorama to Burgas in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Panorama in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Burgas: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Constanta.

Things to do in Burgas

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 28 — 29:

Constanta, Romania

— 1 night
Constanta is a relaxed seaside town on the coast of the Black Sea.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Plaja Mamaia.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Constanta journey planning tool.

Drive from Burgas to Constanta in 4.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Constanta are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Constanta

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 29 — 30:
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