9 days in Europe Itinerary

9 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe Trip Planner

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Fly
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Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
Fly
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Belgrade, Serbia
— 1 night
Drive
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ancona, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 1 night
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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then steep yourself in history at Heroes' Square, then contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Janoshegy, and then get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building.

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Athens, Greece to Budapest is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Athens to Budapest, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Athens in September, things will get slightly colder in Budapest: highs are around 25°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 10:

Belgrade, Serbia

— 1 night
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
On the 11th (Sun), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms and then contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan.

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Getting from Budapest to Belgrade by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 11th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 11:

Zagreb, Croatia

— 1 night

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 12th (Mon), examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Upper Town (Gornji Grad).

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Zagreb trip planner.

You can drive from Belgrade to Zagreb in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. September in Zagreb sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Zagreb

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 12:

Venice, Italy

— 3 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace will appeal to history buffs. Basilica di San Marco and Peggy Guggenheim Collection are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Scrovegni Chapel in Padua (about 54 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, see the interesting displays at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Zagreb to Venice takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Zagreb in September, with highs in Venice at 29°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ancona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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Ancona, Italy

— 1 night
Ancona is a city and a seaport in the Marche region in central Italy, with a population of around 101,997. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale San Ciriaco.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ancona travel route planner.

Getting from Venice to Ancona by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Ancona can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Skopje.

Things to do in Ancona

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16:
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Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia

— 1 night
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 17th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Old Bazaar, Skopje and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Matka.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Skopje online road trip planner.

You can drive from Ancona to Skopje in 15 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect slightly colder evenings in Skopje when traveling from Ancona in September, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Skopje

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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