48 days in Europe Itinerary

48 days in Europe Itinerary

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48 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Aschaffenburg, Germany
Drive:  7​h
1
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
2
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Bled, Slovenia
— 1 night
bus:  45​min
5
Bohinjsko Jezero, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Postojna, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
7
Zagreb, Croatia
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
8
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Hvar, Croatia
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  3​h 30​min
11
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
12
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
13
Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
14
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
15
Zabljak, Montenegro
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
16
Kotor, Montenegro
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
17
Budva, Montenegro
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
18
Sveti Stefan, Montenegro
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
19
Shkoder, Albania
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
20
Tirana, Albania
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
21
Vlore, Albania
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
22
Gjirokaster, Albania
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
23
Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
24
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
25
Rila, Bulgaria
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
26
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
27
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h
End: Aschaffenburg, Germany

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Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hundertwasserhaus as well as Imperial Palace (Hofburg). Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ringstrasse and Rathausplatz. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, admire the striking features of State Hall of the Austrian National Library, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Vienna vacation planner .

Aschaffenburg, Germany to Vienna is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. October in Vienna sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

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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.
You've added Blue Church of St. Elizabeth, Bratislava Old Town, St. Michael's Tower & Street, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take a stroll through Bratislava Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Bratislava Castle, pause for some photo ops at Victory - a monument of liberation by the Red Army, take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Church of St. Elizabeth, then don't miss a visit to Slovak Philharmonic, then have some family-friendly fun at Mackafe (cat cafe), and finally don't miss a visit to St. Michael's Tower & Street.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bratislava road trip site .

You can drive from Vienna to Bratislava in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 8°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Fun & Games
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Bratislava Castle ©
Bratislava Castle
St. Michael's Tower & Street ©
St. Michael's Tower & Street
Blue Church of St. Elizabeth ©
Blue Church of St. Elizabeth

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Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): get a sense of history and politics at Town Hall (Magistrat) and then walk around Congress Square (Kongresni trg). Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Gornji Trg and then don't miss a visit to Old Square (Stari trg).

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ljubljana travel tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Bratislava to Ljubljana takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. October in Ljubljana sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C at night. You'll set off for Bled on the 11th (Fri).

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks
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Congress Square (Kongresni trg) ©
Congress Square (Kongresni trg)
Gornji Trg ©
Gornji Trg
Old Square (Stari trg) ©
Old Square (Stari trg)

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Bled, Slovenia

Bled ©
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): get great views at Ojstrica.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Bled day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Bled takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Bled can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Bohinjsko Jezero.

Things to do in Bled

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge
Ojstrica ©
Ojstrica

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Bohinjsko Jezero, Slovenia

Bohinjsko Jezero
The mirror-like waters of the largest glacial lake in Slovenia make Bohinjsko Jezero one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country.
On the 13th (Sun), get interesting insight from Tours.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bohinjsko Jezero trip builder tool .

Take a bus from Bled to Bohinjsko Jezero in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In October in Bohinjsko Jezero, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Postojna.

Things to do in Bohinjsko Jezero

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Postojna, Slovenia

Postojna ©
With its friendly atmosphere, breathtaking landscapes, natural phenomena, and historical monuments, Postojna offers everything you need for a peaceful vacation or a quick getaway from the city.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Predjama Castle.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Postojna day trip website .

Getting from Bohinjsko Jezero to Postojna by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Postojna are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Postojna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Skocjan Caves
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Skocjan Caves ©
Skocjan Caves
Predjama Castle ©
Predjama Castle

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Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, and then don't miss a visit to King Tomislav Square (Tomislav trg).

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Zagreb trip simple and quick.

Drive from Postojna to Zagreb in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Museums
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St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
King Tomislav Square ©
King Tomislav Square

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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
On the 17th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Slapovi Milke Trnine and then look for all kinds of wild species at Konjicki Klub Rakovica. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park, explore the striking landscape at Veliki Prstavac, explore the activities along Veliko Lake, then contemplate the waterfront views at Milanovac Lake, and finally admire the sheer force of Milanovacki Slap.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Plitvice Lakes National Park tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. On the 19th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Split.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Pevalekovi Slapovi ©
Pevalekovi Slapovi
Gavanovac Lake ©
Gavanovac Lake

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Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 19th (Sat), examine the collection at Museum of Senses Split and then explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Split vacation builder .

Drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Split in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Split, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Museums
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Galerija Mestrovic ©
Galerija Mestrovic
Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic) ©
Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic)

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Hvar, Croatia

Hvar ©
The Croatian island of Hvar serves as a picturesque location for a Mediterranean holiday, with a range of offerings from quiet coves to a lively medieval town.
On the 21st (Mon), see the sky in a new way at Napoleon Fortress (Napuljn), get great views at Spanjola, and then take a stroll through Milna. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Scedro and then get outside with Glavica Hill.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hvar attractions planner.

Getting from Split to Hvar by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Hvar can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Mostar.

Things to do in Hvar

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Glavica Hill
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Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Fort Napoljun - Napolean ©
Fort Napoljun - Napolean

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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
On the 23rd (Wed), don't miss a visit to Missionarie della Famiglia Ferita Maria and then snap pictures at Old Bridge (Stari Most). On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Neretva River, then admire the masterpieces at The Hamam Museum, and then make a trip to Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Mostar trip itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Hvar to Mostar in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Hvar in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Mostar, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Mostar

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Missionarie della Famiglia Ferita Maria
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Neretva River ©
Neretva River
Old Bridge (Stari Most) ©
Old Bridge (Stari Most)

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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 25th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Sarajevo War Tunnel, then deepen your understanding of the past and present with a heritage tour, and then contemplate the long history of Bascarsija. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel in Sarajevo, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then hike along Vrelo Bosne.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sarajevo trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Mostar to Sarajevo by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Mostar in October; daily highs in Sarajevo reach 20°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Trebinje.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Parks Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija
Vrelo Bosne ©
Vrelo Bosne

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Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Trebinje ©
Trebinje is the southernmost municipality and city in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tvrdoš Monastery and then learn about winemaking at Vukoje Cellars.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Trebinje sightseeing planner.

Drive from Sarajevo to Trebinje in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sarajevo in October, with highs in Trebinje at 24°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Trebinje

Historic Sites Wineries
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Tvrdoš Monastery ©
Tvrdoš Monastery

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): sample the tasty concoctions at Dubrovnik Beer Company.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Dubrovnik trip planner .

You can drive from Trebinje to Dubrovnik in an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Zabljak.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 28:
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Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Love Stories Museum ©
Love Stories Museum

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Zabljak, Montenegro

Zabljak ©
Žabljak is a small town in northern Montenegro. On the 29th (Tue), take in the views from Đurđevića Tara Bridge, then contemplate the waterfront views at Jablan Lake, then head outdoors with Adventure Park Durmitor, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Black Lake.

Plan a Zabljak trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Zabljak takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Zabljak

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Black Lake ©
Black Lake
Đurđevića Tara Bridge ©
Đurđevića Tara Bridge
Adventure Park Durmitor ©
Adventure Park Durmitor

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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 30th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Trg Sv. Tripuna, get outside with Viewing Point at the Road Kotor-Lovcen, enjoy breathtaking views from Kampana Tower, then explore the activities along Bay of Kotor, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Crkva Gospe od Skrpjela.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kotor travel planner.

Traveling by car from Zabljak to Kotor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Kotor sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Thu) before leaving for Budva.

Things to do in Kotor

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Perast, Our Lady of Health
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Bay of Kotor ©
Bay of Kotor
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela ©
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela
Trg Sv. Tripuna ©
Trg Sv. Tripuna

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Budva, Montenegro

Budva ©
Montenegro's top tourist destination, Budva draws big crowds with its pulsating nightlife and sun-kissed beaches.
On the 31st (Thu), steep yourself in history at Altstadt (Old Town) Budva, steep yourself in history at Citadel, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Trinity.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Budva online holiday builder .

Budva is very close to Kotor. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Sveti Stefan.

Things to do in Budva

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Crkva Svetog Tome
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Altstadt (Old Town) Budva ©
Altstadt (Old Town) Budva
Citadel ©
Citadel
Podmaine Monastery ©
Podmaine Monastery

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Sveti Stefan, Montenegro

Sveti Stefan ©
Sveti Stefan is a small islet and 5-star hotel resort on the Adriatic coast of Montenegro, approximately southeast of Budva.The resort, known commercially as Aman Sveti Stefan, includes part of the mainland, where the Villa Miločer part of the resort is located. On the 1st (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monastery Praskvica.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sveti Stefan trip planner .

Sveti Stefan is very close to Budva. In November, daytime highs in Sveti Stefan are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Shkoder.

Things to do in Sveti Stefan

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Crkva Svete Petke, Petrovac Quay, The Monastery of Rezevici, Monastery Praskvica
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The Monastery of Rezevici ©
The Monastery of Rezevici
Milocher Park ©
Milocher Park
Petrovac Quay ©
Petrovac Quay

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Rozafa Castle and Shengjin Beach. Go for a jaunt from Shkoder to Fushe Kuqe to see Patok Lagoon about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Shkodra Lake, don't miss a visit to Shkoder Bridge, take in the exciting artwork at Venice Art Mask Factory, and admire the landmark architecture of Former Palace of King Nikola I.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Shkoder vacation builder app .

You can drive from Sveti Stefan to Shkoder in 2 hours. November in Shkoder sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. On the 6th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Shkoder

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Shengjin Beach, Patok Lagoon
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Patok Lagoon ©
Patok Lagoon
Rozafa Castle ©
Rozafa Castle
Shengjin Beach ©
Shengjin Beach

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Tirana, Albania

Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Muzeu Historik Kombetar and then make a trip to Skanderbeg Square. On your second day here, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tirana vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Shkoder to Tirana takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Vlore.

Things to do in Tirana

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Ethnographic Museum of Kruja, The Beach Bar
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Ethnographic Museum of Kruja ©
Ethnographic Museum of Kruja
Food Tours

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Vlore, Albania

Vlore ©
Vlorë is the third largest city and a municipality in Albania. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Apollonia and Llogara National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vlore: Ardenica Monastery (in Ardenice) and Church of St Mary (in Fier). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Zvernec Monastery, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Independence, take in the spiritual surroundings of Muradie Mosque, and examine the collection at Ethnographic Museum, Vlore.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Vlore online route builder .

Drive from Tirana to Vlore in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. November in Vlore sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Vlore

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Fier, Llogara National Park, Ardenica Monastery
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Apollonia ©
Apollonia
Llogara National Park ©
Llogara National Park
Zvernec Monastery ©
Zvernec Monastery

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Gjirokaster, Albania

Gjirokaster
Along with the central Albanian town of Berat, Gjirokastra serves as a striking World Heritage Site known for its Ottoman architecture.
To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Gjirokaster day trip planning app .

You can drive from Vlore to Gjirokaster in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and car; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Vlore in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Gjirokaster, with lows of 13°C. On the 12th (Tue), you're off toOhrid.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Ohrid, Republic of North 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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Mary Perybleptos, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Jovan Kaneo, and then explore the activities along Lake Ohrid. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery Saint Naum and then examine the collection at National Workshop For Handmade Paper.

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

Traveling by car from Gjirokaster to Ohrid takes 5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Gjirokaster to Ohrid is minus 1 hour. In November, Ohrid is slightly colder than Gjirokaster - with highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Skopje.

Things to do in Ohrid

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Lake Ohrid ©
Lake Ohrid
St. Jovan Kaneo ©
St. Jovan Kaneo
Monastery Saint Naum ©
Monastery Saint Naum

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Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia

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 14th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mustafa Pasha Mosque, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Matka, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Panteleimon. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Skopje sightseeing planning website .

Traveling by car from Ohrid to Skopje takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rila.

Things to do in Skopje

Tours Parks Nature
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Lake Matka ©
Lake Matka
Church of St. Panteleimon ©
Church of St. Panteleimon

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Rila, Bulgaria

Rila ©
Rila is a town in southwestern Bulgaria, in Rila Municipality, part of Kyustendil Province. Seven Rila Lakes has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Rila Monastery, then contemplate the waterfront views at Seven Rila Lakes, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Teodor Tiron and Teodor Stratilat Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Rila National Park.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rila trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Skopje to Rila. Traveling from Skopje to Rila, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November in Rila, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sofia.

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Seven Rila Lakes
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Rila Monastery ©
Rila Monastery
Seven Rila Lakes ©
Seven Rila Lakes

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Sofia, Bulgaria

Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, and then don't miss a visit to Saint Sofia Monument.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sofia driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Rila to Sofia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. November in Sofia sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Budapest.

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St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Room Escape Games

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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.
Keep things going the next day: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, and then contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Sofia to Budapest in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Sofia to Budapest, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

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Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
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Halaszbastya
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