23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe sightseeing planner

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Chisinau, Moldova
Drive
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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. On the 3rd (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Metropolitan Cathedral “Nativity of the Lord”.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Chisinau trip planner.

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 3rd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Brasov.

Things to do in Chisinau

Historic Sites
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Brasov, Romania

— 1 night
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Muntele Tampa, then get to know the fascinating history of Brasov Historical Center, and then explore the historical opulence of Rasnov Citadel.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Brasov travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Chisinau to Brasov by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 4:

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 5th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, then get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally don't miss a visit to Heroes' Square.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Budapest online route planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Brasov to Budapest in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Brasov to Budapest, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to take a shuttle to Zadar.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 5:

Zadar, Croatia

— 2 nights
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): race across the water with a speed boat tour. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Krka National Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Zadar using our trip planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Budapest to Zadar takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. While traveling from Budapest, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Zadar, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Zadar

Outdoors · Transportation · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 5 — 8:

Split, Croatia

— 2 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): admire the striking features 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 see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Split travel website.

You can drive from Zadar to Split in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Zadar in August since evenings lows in Split dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Makarska.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 10:

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. On the 10th (Tue), kick back and relax at Tucepi Beach and then kick back and relax at Punta Rata Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Makarska trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Split to Makarska in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Makarska, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Makarska

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 11:

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): head off the coast to Lokrum Island and then get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik road trip website.

Traveling by car from Makarska to Dubrovnik takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Budva.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 12:

Budva, Montenegro

— 2 nights
Montenegro's top tourist destination, Budva draws big crowds with its pulsating nightlife and sun-kissed beaches.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Budva Old Town, steep yourself in history at Citadel, then appreciate the history behind Ballet Dancer Statue, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Jaz Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Budva vacation builder tool.

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Budva takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in August, Budva is slightly colder at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Vlore.

Things to do in Budva

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14:

Vlore, Albania

— 2 nights
Vlorë is the third largest city and a municipality in Albania. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vlore: Dhermi Beach (in Dhermi), Palase Beach (in Palase) and Apollonia Archaeological Park (in Pojan). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Zvernec Monastery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Vlore travel route tool.

You can drive from Budva to Vlore in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. In August, daily temperatures in Vlore can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. On the 16th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a shuttle to Saranda.

Things to do in Vlore

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 16:

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.
To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Saranda holiday maker.

Getting from Vlore to Saranda by shuttle takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Vlore to Saranda, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Vlore in August since evenings lows in Saranda dip to 25°C. On the 17th (Tue), you'll travel to Preveza.

Things to do in Saranda

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 17:

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 17th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Nicopolis Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Preveza trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saranda to Preveza takes 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Patras.

Things to do in Preveza

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 18:
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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. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Achaia Clauss Winery, take in the views from Rio-Antirrio Bridge (Charilaos Trikoupis), and then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Patras.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Patras day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Preveza to Patras takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Larissa.

Things to do in Patras

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 18 — 20:

Larissa, Greece

— 1 night
On the 21st (Sat), pause for some photo ops at Monument of Bucephalus, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ieros Naos Agiou Achilliou, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Agioi Saranta.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Larissa day trip site.

Drive from Patras to Larissa in 4.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Larissa can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Panorama.

Things to do in Larissa

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 21:
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Panorama, Greece

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): see human ingenuity at work at Thermis Dam, soak in style at Polis Hammam-Polis Loutron, and then see the interesting displays at Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Panorama trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Larissa to Panorama takes 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Panorama are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Burgas.

Things to do in Panorama

Museums · Parks · Spas · Baths

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 21 — 23:
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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Ravadinovo Castle and then make a trip to Sozopol Old Town.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Burgas trip planner.

Traveling by car from Panorama to Burgas takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Panorama in August: highs in Burgas hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Constanta.

Things to do in Burgas

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 23 — 24:

Constanta, Romania

— 1 night
Constanta is a relaxed seaside town on the coast of the Black Sea.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Mamaia Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Constanta route app.

Traveling by car from Burgas to Constanta takes 4.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Constanta can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. On the 25th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Constanta

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 25:
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