30 days in Europe Itinerary

30 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Newark, United States
Fly:  19 h 30 min
1
Paphos, Cyprus
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Ayia Napa, Cyprus
— 4 nights
+5
Shuttle + Fly + Foot + Bus + Foot + Ferry:  7 h 45 min
3
Butrint, Albania
— 1 day
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Tirana, Albania
— 4 nights
Shuttle:  2 h
5
Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Pristina, Kosovo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Prizren, Kosovo
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
9
Pec, Kosovo
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  16 h
End: Newark, United States

6
nights
Paphos, Cyprus

Paphos ©
The legendary birthplace of the Greek goddess Aphrodite and the capital of western Cyprus, the city of Paphos showcases an abundance of archaeological, architectural, and historical sites.
Get out of town with these interesting Paphos side-trips: Larnaca (Every Day Is A Gift, Hala Sultan Tekke, &more), Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos (in Pedoulas) and Limassol (Kourion & Kolossi Castle). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Tombs of the Kings, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Coral Bay, and make a trip to Paphos Harbour and Port.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Paphos trip planning app.

Newark, USA to Paphos is an approximately 19.5- hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Newark to Paphos. August in Paphos sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ayia Napa.

Things to do in Paphos

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Larnaca, Kouklia, Limassol, Saint Hilarion Castle, The Cyprus Museum
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Kato Paphos Archaeological Park ©
Kato Paphos Archaeological Park
Tombs of the Kings ©
Tombs of the Kings
Coral Bay ©
Coral Bay

4
nights
Ayia Napa, Cyprus

Ayia Napa ©
Though Ayia Napa boasts archaeological sites and the largest water park in Europe, the city is best known as a party hub.
Explore Ayia Napa's surroundings by going to Famagusta (Othello Castle, Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque, &more). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Nissi Beach, explore the activities along Konnos Bay, head outdoors with Cape Greco, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ayia Napa trip builder website.

You can drive from Paphos to Ayia Napa in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Ayia Napa are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Butrint.

Things to do in Ayia Napa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Famagusta, Protaras, Traditional house
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Nissi Beach ©
Nissi Beach
Fig Tree Bay ©
Fig Tree Bay
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
day
Butrint, Albania

Butrint ©
On the 13th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Butrint National Park.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Butrint day trip planning website.

Do a combination of shuttle, flight, and ferry from Ayia Napa to Butrint in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. In August, daytime highs in Butrint are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tirana.

Things to do in Butrint

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Butrint National Park ©
Butrint National Park

4
nights
Tirana, Albania

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tirana: Berat (Bulevardi Republika, Berat Castle, &more), Shark WaterSports (in Durres) and Shkoder (Marubi National Museum of Photography, Rozafa Castle, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Dajti, learn about all things military at BunkArt 2, stop by Artistic Jewellery Pirro, and make a trip to Skanderbeg Square.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tirana online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Butrint to Tirana in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Butrint to Tirana. Traveling from Butrint in August, Tirana is a bit cooler at night with lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to take a shuttle to Ohrid.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Berat, Shkoder, Dajti, Shark WaterSports
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Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar
Rozafa Castle ©
Rozafa Castle
Dajti ©
Dajti

4
nights
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.
Step out of Ohrid with an excursion to National Park Pelister in Bitola--about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Ohrid, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Jovan Kaneo, get engrossed in the history at Memorial House of Hristo Uzunov, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Ohrid trip itinerary planner.

You can take a shuttle from Tirana to Ohrid in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tirana in August, expect Ohrid to be little chillier, temps between 84°F and 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Skopje.

Things to do in Ohrid

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

National Park Pelister
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Lake Ohrid ©
Lake Ohrid
Monastery Saint Naum ©
Monastery Saint Naum
St. Jovan Kaneo ©
St. Jovan Kaneo

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Skopje: Xhamia E Larme (in Tetovo) and Mavrovo Lake (in Mavrovo). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Matka, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Panteleimon, take in the history at Memorial House of Mother Teresa, and snap pictures at The Stone Bridge.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Skopje online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Ohrid to Skopje takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Ohrid, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Skopje, ranging from highs of 90°F to lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Pristina.

Things to do in Skopje

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Xhamia E Larme, Mavrovo Lake
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Old Bazaar, Skopje ©
Old Bazaar, Skopje
Lake Matka ©
Lake Matka
The Stone Bridge ©
The Stone Bridge

2
nights
Pristina, Kosovo

Pristina ©
Long regarded as a gray and traffic-congested provincial town with little tourist appeal, Pristina today possesses a youthful vibrance and a newfound sense of sophistication, as the result of the city's large community of foreign functionaries.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Džamija cara, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Xhamia e Llapit, then take an in-depth tour of Ethnographic Museum (Muzeu Etnologjik), then stroll around Germia Park, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): buy something for everyone on your list at ALBI Shopping Mall, make a trip to Gracanica Monastery, delve into the distant past at Ulpiana, steep yourself in history at Medieval Monuments in Kosovo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Katedrale Nënë Tereza, and finally see the interesting displays at Illusium.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Pristina vacation site.

You can drive from Skopje to Pristina in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Prizren.

Things to do in Pristina

Historic Sites Spas Museums

Side Trips

Gracanica, Medieval Monuments in Kosovo
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Džamija cara ©
Džamija cara
Gracanica Monastery ©
Gracanica Monastery
Germia Park ©
Germia Park

1
night
Prizren, Kosovo

Prizren ©
Kosovo's second city, Prizren sits on the slopes of the rugged Sar Mountain, a region bordered by both Albania and the Republic of Macedonia.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint George, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Holy Saviour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sinan Pasha Mosque, deepen your knowledge of military history at Kalaja Fortress, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Emin Pasa Camii (Emin Pasha Mosque), and finally snap pictures at Stone Bridge.

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Drive from Pristina to Prizren in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Pec.

Things to do in Prizren

Historic Sites
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Sinan Pasha Mosque ©
Sinan Pasha Mosque
Kalaja Fortress ©
Kalaja Fortress
Emin Pasa Camii (Emin Pasha Mosque) ©
Emin Pasa Camii (Emin Pasha Mosque)

2
nights
Pec, Kosovo

Pec ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): make a trip to Old Bazaar of Peja, pause for some serene contemplation at Visoki Decani Monastery, then take in breathtaking views at Rugova Canyon, and finally steep yourself in history at Patriarchate of Pec.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Pec online road trip planner.

Getting from Prizren to Pec by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pec

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Visoki Decani Monastery
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Visoki Decani Monastery ©
Visoki Decani Monastery
Patriarchate of Pec ©
Patriarchate of Pec
Rugova Canyon ©
Rugova Canyon

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