14 days in Europe Itinerary

14 days in Europe Itinerary

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14 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Istanbul, Turkey
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Tirana, Albania
— 2 nights
shuttle:  2​h
2
Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia
— 1 night
bus:  3​h
3
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 2 nights
train:  5​h 45​min
4
Pec, Kosovo
— 1 night
bus:  3​h
5
Podgorica, Montenegro
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
6
Budva, Montenegro
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
7
Kotor, Montenegro
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
train:  2​h
9
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Istanbul, Turkey


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2
nights
Tirana, Albania

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
On the 10th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Muzeu Historik Kombetar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Et`hem Bey Mosque, then get engrossed in the history at Bunk'Art 1, and finally relax in sumptuous surroundings at local Arab baths.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Tirana travel route planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Tirana is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Tirana is minus 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Tirana can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to take a shuttle to Ohrid.

Things to do in Tirana

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Dajti, Petrela Castle
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Dajti ©
Dajti
Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar
Skanderbeg Square ©
Skanderbeg Square

1
night
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.
On the 13th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Sophia, contemplate the long history of St. Jovan Kaneo, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ohrid.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ohrid route planner .

Getting from Tirana to Ohrid by shuttle takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, Ohrid is little chillier than Tirana - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can 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
Saint Sophia ©
Saint Sophia

2
nights
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia

Skopje ©
A melting pot of cultures from Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Yugoslavian rule, Skopje serves as the nation's eclectic capital.
On the 14th (Thu), admire the architecture and history at Memorial House of Mother Teresa, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Matka, and then contemplate the long history of Old Bazaar, Skopje. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Skopje Eye Bridge, then get to know the fascinating history of Macedonia Square, then snap pictures at The Stone Bridge, and finally contemplate the long history of Kale.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Skopje road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Ohrid to Skopje takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ohrid in May: highs in Skopje hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Pec.

Things to do in Skopje

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Old Bazaar, Skopje ©
Old Bazaar, Skopje
Lake Matka ©
Lake Matka
The Stone Bridge ©
The Stone Bridge

1
night
Pec, Kosovo

Pec ©
On the 16th (Sat), browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Bazaar of Peja, steep yourself in history at Patriarchate of Pec, explore the stunning scenery at Rugova Canyon, then Head underground at Sleeping beauty Cave, then take an in-depth tour of Ethnological Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Hadji Bey Hamam Peja.

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Traveling by car from Skopje to Pec takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Podgorica.

Things to do in Pec

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Rugova Canyon ©
Rugova Canyon
Patriarchate of Pec ©
Patriarchate of Pec
Old Bazaar of Peja ©
Old Bazaar of Peja

1
night
Podgorica, Montenegro

Podgorica ©
Podgorica is the capital and largest city of Montenegro. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): explore the activities along Lake Skadar, pause for some serene contemplation at Dajbabe Monastery, then contemplate the waterfront views at Moraca River, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saborni Hram Hristovog Vaskrsenja.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Podgorica visit site .

Getting from Pec to Podgorica by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Budva.

Things to do in Podgorica

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Lake Skadar ©
Lake Skadar
Moraca River ©
Moraca River
Dajbabe Monastery ©
Dajbabe Monastery

1
night
Budva, Montenegro

Budva ©
Montenegro's top tourist destination, Budva draws big crowds with its pulsating nightlife and sun-kissed beaches.
On the 18th (Mon), make a trip to Budva City Walls, contemplate the long history of Citadel, steep yourself in history at Altstadt (Old Town) Budva, then pause for some photo ops at Statua Ballerina, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Mogren Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Budva route planning tool .

Getting from Podgorica to Budva by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and car. In May, daytime highs in Budva are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kotor.

Things to do in Budva

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
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Altstadt (Old Town) Budva ©
Altstadt (Old Town) Budva
Mogren Beach ©
Mogren Beach
Citadel ©
Citadel

2
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 19th (Tue): don't miss a visit to City Walls, pause for some serene contemplation at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, then contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Kotor, and finally steep yourself in history at Trg Sv. Tripuna. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Tryphon Cathedral, make a trip to Stari Grad Kotor, then examine the collection at Namfleg, then contemplate the long history of Church of St. Elijah the Prophet, and finally head outdoors with Mount Vrmac.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kotor trip planner .

Kotor is just a short distance from Budva. In May in Kotor, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Mostar.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Church of St. Elijah the Prophet, Mount Vrmac, R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela
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Bay of Kotor ©
Bay of Kotor
Stari Grad Kotor ©
Stari Grad Kotor
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela ©
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela

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night
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): make a trip to Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar, make a trip to Mehmed Karadoz Moschee, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque, and finally take in the views from Old Bridge (Stari Most).

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You can drive from Kotor to Mostar in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Mostar can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to take a train to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Mostar

Historic Sites
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Old Bridge (Stari Most) ©
Old Bridge (Stari Most)
Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque ©
Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque

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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 22nd (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Galerija 11/07/95, then don't miss a visit to Sarajevo War Tunnel, and then hike along Vrelo Bosne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then contemplate the long history of Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain).

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sarajevo trip planner .

Getting from Mostar to Sarajevo by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Walking tours
Sarajevo War Tunnel ©
Sarajevo War Tunnel
Galerija 11/07/95 ©
Galerija 11/07/95

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