60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
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Riga, Latvia
— 3 nights
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Vilnius, Lithuania
— 3 nights
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Minsk, Belarus
— 2 nights
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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
— 3 nights
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Chisinau, Moldova
— 3 nights
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Bucharest, Romania
— 2 nights
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Sofia, Bulgaria
— 3 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
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Saranda, Albania
— 2 nights
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Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia
— 3 nights
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Kotor, Montenegro
— 3 nights
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 3 nights
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Belgrade, Serbia
— 2 nights
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Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly to Zagreb, Shuttle to Ljubljana
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Krakow, Poland

— 3 nights

Slavic Rome

One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Krakow Pinball Museum and Muzeum Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego Collegium Maius. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Wieliczka Salt Mine and Wawel Cathedral. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Lost Souls Alley, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bazylika i Klasztor Franciszkanow, explore the world behind art at Stained Glass Museum (Muzeum Witrazu), and appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Krakow online journey planner.

Berlin, Germany to Krakow is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 4th (Wed), you'll travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 4:

Tallinn, Estonia

— 3 nights
A historic city with its eye firmly on the future, Tallinn blends medieval fortifications, gleaming skyscrapers, and charming boutiques with a spattering of Soviet relics.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dominican Monastery Claustrum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Holy Spirit Puhavaimu Kirik, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas' Orthodox Church, then examine the collection at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, then contemplate the long history of Peter the Great House Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Kadriorg Palace. On the next day, stop by Tallinn Old Town, look for gifts at Town Hall Pharmacy, see the interesting displays at Tallinn City Museum Linnamuuseum, examine the collection at Great Guild Hall, then explore the engaging exhibits at Marzipana Gallery, and finally examine the collection at Niguliste Museum.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tallinn trip planner.

Getting from Krakow to Tallinn by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Krakow to Tallinn. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Krakow in August: highs in Tallinn hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to fly to Riga.

Things to do in Tallinn

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 7:

Riga, Latvia

— 3 nights

Paris of the North

Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.
Get some historical perspective at House of the Black Heads and Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum. Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs and Latvian Railway History Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Riga side-trips: Sigulda (Canes Park, Sigulda Evangelic Lutheran Church, &more) and Jurmala City Museum (in Jurmala). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Jurmala Beach, admire the landmark architecture of JJugenda Stila Nami, Riga, stroll around Dzintari Forest Park, and get engrossed in the history at Zanis Lipke Memorial.

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Getting from Tallinn to Riga by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Riga can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Vilnius.

Things to do in Riga

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 10:

Vilnius, Lithuania

— 3 nights

Jerusalem of Lithuania

The capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, boasts an impressive medieval quarter--one of the continent's largest and a World Heritage Site with almost 2,000 historical buildings.
Explore hidden gems such as Gediminas Castle Tower and Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania. Visit St. Anne's Church and Church of St. Theresa for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Kaunas (Atomic KGB Bunker, Ninth Fort, &more). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), admire the natural beauty at Bernardine Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at Vilniaus staciatikiu Sventosios Dvasios vienuolynas, and don't miss a visit to St John's church.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Vilnius itinerary planner.

You can drive from Riga to Vilnius in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Minsk.

Things to do in Vilnius

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 13:

Minsk, Belarus

— 2 nights
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
Visiting Trinity Hill and Island of Birds will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mir Castle and Church of Saints Simon and Helena. Venture out of the city with trips to Sula History Park-Museum (in Sula) and Mir (Zaslavskiy Chapel, Chapel and Burial Vault Svyatopolk-Mirskikh, &more). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter and St. Paul's Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Island of Tears, and get to know the fascinating history of Loshitskiy Park.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Minsk trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Vilnius to Minsk in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vilnius to Minsk. In August, daily temperatures in Minsk can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Kyiv (Kiev).

Things to do in Minsk

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 15:

Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine

— 3 nights
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pyrohovo Open-Air Museum and St. Sophia's Cathedral. Get some historical perspective at The Holy Dormition Kyiv Caves Lavra and St. Cyril's Monastery. Get out of town with these interesting Kyiv (Kiev) side-trips: Tsarskaya Banya (in Prolisky) and Mezhyhirya Residence Museum (in Novi Petrivtsi). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, head outdoors with Sungrilla Club, examine the collection at Software and Computer Museum, and learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Natural History.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kyiv (Kiev) online route planner.

You can fly from Minsk to Kyiv (Kiev) in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Minsk to Kyiv (Kiev) due to the time zone difference. August in Kyiv (Kiev) sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Chisinau.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 19:

Chisinau, Moldova

— 3 nights
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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Old Orhei Archeological Complex and Church of the Holy Joachim and Anna. Bendery Fortress and Tighina Military Cemetery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Chisinau: Tiraspol (Eternal Flame & The Christmas Cathedral), Hancu Monastery (in Nisporeni) and Capriana Monastery (in Capriana). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Alexander Pushkin Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dormition of the Theotokos, pause for some serene contemplation at Orthodox Cathedral of the Transfiguration of the Saviour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Stefan cel Mare Park.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Chisinau road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kyiv (Kiev) to Chisinau takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Bucharest.

Things to do in Chisinau

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 19 — 22:

Bucharest, Romania

— 2 nights
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Biserica Eroilor Martiri Din Decembrie 1989, stroll the grounds of Bellu Cemetery (Cimitirul Serban Voda-Bellu), head outdoors with Rent4Ride, then admire the landmark architecture of Muzeul Coleckiilor de Arta, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Biserica Sfantul Gheorghe Nou. Keep things going the next day: see some colorful creatures with Green Adventure, contemplate the long history of Mogosoaia Palace, take in the exciting artwork at Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", then get engrossed in the history at Ceausescu Mansion, then get a new perspective on nature at Grigore Antipa National Museum of Natural History, and finally explore the world behind art at Romanian Kitsch Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Bucharest travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Chisinau to Bucharest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Wed) before leaving for Sofia.

Things to do in Bucharest

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 23 — 25:

Sofia, Bulgaria

— 3 nights
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Visit Boyana Church and Saint George for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at Tsari Mali Grad and National Museum of Natural History, Sofia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sofia: Horseback Riding Tours (in Borovets) and Sapareva Banya (Waterfall "Goritsa" & Geyser). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vitosha Mountain, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Sofia Church, contemplate the long history of Park "Kambanite", and admire the striking features of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sofia online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Bucharest to Sofia takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Sofia sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Istanbul.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 28:

Istanbul, Turkey

— 3 nights

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Explore hidden gems such as Yeni Camii and Little Hagia Sophia. Museum-lovers will get to explore Topkapi Palace and Rahmi M. Koc Museum. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hagia Sophia Mosque, contemplate the long history of Historic Areas of Istanbul, explore the galleries of Galata Tower, and get engrossed in the history at Chora Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Sofia to Istanbul takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Sofia in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 25°C in Istanbul. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Athens.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 31:

Athens, Greece

— 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Akrokorinthos and Citadel and Treasury of Atreus. Escape the urban bustle at Corinth Canal and Limni Vouliagmeni. Get out of town with these interesting Athens side-trips: Mycenae (Archaeological Site Mycenae & Lion Gate), Moni Osiou Patapiou (in Loutraki) and Archea Korinthos (in Corinth). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, stroll around Philopappos Hill, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Hephaestus.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Athens trip planning site.

You can fly from Istanbul to Athens in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Athens due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Athens: highs are around 39°C and lows about 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Saranda.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 4:

Saranda, Albania

— 2 nights
A popular summer destination for its inexpensive accommodation and stony Mediterranean beaches, Saranda has become a favorite of both Albanian and foreign travelers.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Butrint National Park and Lekuresi Castle. Let the collections at Gjirokaster and Ethnographic Museum capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saranda: Gjirokaster (Skenduli House, Gjirokastra Bazaar, &more). The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on Saranda Jeep, kick back and relax at Lori Beach, delve into the distant past at Agios Saranda, and take a tour by water with Spiranca Diving Center.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Saranda trip maker site.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Athens to Saranda takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Saranda can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to catch the shuttle to Ohrid.

Things to do in Saranda

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 4 — 6:

Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia

— 3 nights

Jerusalem of the Balkans

Located on Lake Ohrid, the town of Ohrid earned the nickname Jerusalem of the Balkans because it was once home to 365 churches.
Escape the urban bustle at Lake Ohrid and Vevchani Springs. Monastery Saint Naum and St. Jovan Kaneo will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Holy Mother of God (in Kalista) and Saint Archangel Michael Cave Church (in Struga). There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Halveti Hayati Tekke, contemplate the long history of Plaoshnik, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Nikola Gerakomija.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ohrid online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by shuttle from Saranda to Ohrid takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Saranda to Ohrid due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Saranda in September, with highs in Ohrid at 28°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Ohrid

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 9:

Kotor, Montenegro

— 3 nights

Bride of the Adriatic Sea

Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
Explore hidden gems such as Bay of Kotor and St. Nikola Church. Take a break from the city and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Magical Montenegro. Get out of town with these interesting Kotor side-trips: Herceg-Novi (Fort Citadela, Forte Mare, &more). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of the Rocks, contemplate the long history of Kotor Old City, delve into the mystery of Fort Vrmac - Old Austro-Hungarian Fortress, and get to know the fascinating history of Kotor City Walls & Fortress.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kotor travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ohrid to Kotor takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Kotor sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 12:

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

— 3 nights

Jerusalem of Europe

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.
Bascarsija and Galerija 11/07/95 are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at War Childhood Museum and Muzej Sarajevo 1878-1918. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sarajevo: Jablanicas Lake (in Mostar), Konjic (Konjic Bridge & ARK D-0: Tito's Nuclear Bunker) and Museum Battle for the Wounded on Neretva River (in Jablanica). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Vijećnica, take in the views from Latin Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bascarsija Mosque, and see the interesting displays at Museum Alija Izetbegovic.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sarajevo trip builder.

Traveling by car from Kotor to Sarajevo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Kotor in September: high temperatures in Sarajevo hover around 26°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Belgrade.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 15:

Belgrade, Serbia

— 2 nights
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Get a sense of the local culture at St. Sava Temple and Military Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Crkva Svetog Marka and Ada Ciganlija. Change things up with these side-trips from Belgrade: Smederevo (Church of the Assumption of the Mother of God, Smederevo Fortress, &more), Novi Sad (Saborna crkva-Orthodox Church & Strand) and Sremski Karlovci (Podrum Bajilo (Wine Cellar), Orthodox Cathedral of St Nicholas, &more). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Skadarlija, contemplate the long history of Residence of Princess Ljubica (Konak Kneginje Ljubice, see the interesting displays at Automobile Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Krusedol Monastery.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Belgrade vacation maker website.

You can fly from Sarajevo to Belgrade in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and train. In September, daytime highs in Belgrade are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Split.

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:

Split, Croatia

— 2 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Starigrad Fortress, contemplate the waterfront views at Cetina River, contemplate the long history of Fortress Mirabella (Peovica), explore the stunning scenery at Omiš Cetina Canyon, then examine the collection at Froggyland, and finally contemplate the long history of Old Split. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get engrossed in the history at Split Archaeological Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Etnografski muzej Split, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Diocletian's Palace, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Jupiter.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Split trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Belgrade to Split in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Split when traveling from Belgrade in September, with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 21:

Ljubljana, Slovenia

— 3 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Get some cultural insight at St. George's Church and Bled Castle. Museum-lovers will get to explore Škofja Loka Castle and National Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Ljubljana: Bled (Parasailing & Paragliding & Zipline), Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum (in Idrija) and Old Town Centre of Radovljica (in Radovljica). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas, wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, explore the activities along Ljubljanica River, and get a new perspective on nature at Magical World of Shells Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Ljubljana route maker app.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Split to Ljubljana in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Split in September, with highs in Ljubljana at 23°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 24:

Vienna, Austria

— 3 nights

City of Dreams

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Schonbrunn Palace and Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Melk Abbey and Leopold Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Vienna: Wachau Valley (in Joching), Erlaufschlucht (in Purgstall) and Topperschloss Neubruck (in Scheibbs). There's much more to do: make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral, browse the exhibits of Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof), examine the collection at The Third Man Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Ringstrasse.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna tour planner.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Vienna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 27:

Prague, Czech Republic

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): walk around Vyšehradské sady, appreciate the history behind Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pinkas Synagogue Pinkasova synagoga, browse the exhibits of Lobkowicz Palace, then visit Lesser Town, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at The Vrtba Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Infant Jesus of Prague, pause for some serene contemplation at Kostel sv. Mikuláše, take in the views from Charles Bridge, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral, then brush up on your military savvy at National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, and finally take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Prague trip maker app.

You can fly from Vienna to Prague in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 29:

Poland travel guide

4.6
Historic Walking Areas · Historic Sites · Landmarks
A massive country in eastern Europe, Poland offers much to those who venture beyond the continent's more traditional touristic destinations. Dating back to the first millennium, the republic has over a thousand years of heritage to explore, including an abundance of World War II history. Bordered by Germany to the west and Ukraine and Belarus to the east, Poland was the rope in a game of tug of war between German Nazis and the Soviet Allied forces. Major cities like Krakow, Warsaw, Gdansk, Wroclaw, Lodz, Poznan, and Lublin are offer an array of cultural attractions. The infamous concentration camp Auschwitz, near Krakow, is a difficult experience but a must for anyone visiting the area. Be sure to sample hearty comfort foods rich in meat, cabbage, and spices--the Polish secret to making it through harsh winters.

Estonia travel guide

4.5
Historic Sites · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Baltic Tiger
Small in size but big in character, the proud nation of Estonia manages to pack historical cities, swathes of charming countryside, a picturesque coastline, and rugged islands into a relatively small amount of space. Thanks to its compactness, visitors can easily travel between the many tourist attractions the country has to offer. Although just a stone's throw away from Finland, Latvia, and Russia, Estonia boasts its own distinct culture, evident in the country's cuisine, music, and traditions. This vibrant nation emerged from over 40 years of Soviet rule to be one of the most economically successful of the European Union's eastern members and is leading the way in tech industries.

Latvia travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · History Museums
Nestled between Estonia and Lithuania, Latvia has a small but developing tourist industry and the country is authentic and welcoming. The Baltic coast stretches 500 km (310 mi) along Latvia's northern border, and lush green forests cover nearly half of the country. Founded in 1918, Latvia was occupied by both the Nazis and the Soviet Union, who incorporated the country and did not restore independence until 1991. Due to centuries of foreign rule, the country boasts a mix of ethnic backgrounds, while maintaining the Latvian language. With cosmopolitan Riga as the capital, Latvia offers a mix of urban excitement and rural nature.

Lithuania travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Churches · Sacred & Religious Sites
Characterized by the majestic Baltic coastline and adjacent white sands, Lithuania boasts lush green forests, hidden lakes, and coastal wetlands. A nation with a turbulent history, Lithuania houses the remains of a former nuclear site and the remnants of defenses used to strengthen the frontier of the Tsarist empire. At the same time, it pays homage to its national heroes, honored in sculpture parks and museums throughout the country. Today, Lithuania boasts a thriving musical, cultural, and visual arts scene, hosting a range of festivals and concerts year-round.

Belarus travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Churches · History Museums
Explore the idyllic cornflower fields, vast forests, and charming villages of , a country that blends modern progress with its rich history. Tour the financially prosperous and socially progressive capital city, traipse through national parks, and catch sight of the continent's largest mammal, the European bison. Visit ancient castles, and view demonstrations of ceramic making and blacksmithing. Learn how World War II impacted this Eastern European nation by visiting one of the many monuments and memorials that pay homage to those who served. Because of its isolation from the rest of the region, visitors to the country are often approached with curiosity, but warmly greeted by the locals. Known for its rich cultural heritage, the nation hosts a plethora of festivals throughout the year, allowing visitors and locals alike to enjoy the arts.

Ukraine travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Churches
Bread Basket of Europe
As the largest country entirely within Europe, it comes as no surprise that Ukraine is a hugely diverse nation. Despite its varied and vibrant tourist attractions, it is a relatively under-visited part of the world. This is mostly good news for those who do decide to vacation here because they can enjoy an authentic and unusual experience. Sip coffee in city cafes, hike the Carpathians, unwind by the beach, and explore picturesque forests. Those interested in architecture will be delighted by the massive array on offer, including grand Gothic towers, wooden churches, and looming Stalinist constructions.

Moldova travel guide

3.9
Wineries & Vineyards · Nature & Parks · Monuments
As one of the smallest countries in Europe, Moldova earned its independence in 1991 and remains quite unknown to most of the world. As Moldova is located between Romania and the Ukraine, much of its culture borrows elements, such as language and traditional food, from its two neighbors. Moldova sports a rugged countryside with a mild and sunny climate thanks to the neighboring Black Sea. This region's outdoor activities--biking, hiking, horseback riding, and exploring caves--are its main attractions. While Moldova doesn't attract much tourism, it is one of the last places in Europe where you can get a completely authentic local experience.

Romania travel guide

4.4
Castles · Churches · Historic Walking Areas
An image of ancient architecture contrasted against a backdrop of vivdly green landscape represents the country of Romania, which features a diversity of landscape that has been largely undeveloped. With numerous mountain, valley, and lakeside resorts, an abundance of activities await outdoor enthusiasts. The other side of Romanian tourism is its impressive collection of ancient ruins, prehistoric fortresses, and medieval castles. Many of these date back to prehistoric times, the Ottoman Empire, and Austro-Hungarian rule, the influences of which are still apparent in preserved details. Tourism in Romania is not as prevalent as other countries, which this makes the travel experience here feel more authentic and awe-inspiring. Check out this simple but captivating country and discover its natural and historic beauty.

Bulgaria travel guide

4.4
Architectural Buildings · Ruins · Landmarks
Eventful history has endowed Bulgaria with a rich cultural, architectural, and artistic heritage, while natural beauty and recreational opportunities make it one of Europe's most desirable holiday destinations. Carpeted by dense forests and fed by mighty rivers, this ancient land once drew invaders from distant corners of Europe. Today, the country's Black Sea coastline and seven rugged mountain ranges top the itineraries of nearly 8 million annual visitors. While its growing cities offer modern shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities, Bulgaria's countryside remains a history buff's paradise, boasting well-preserved reminders of ancient civilizations that conquered or passed through this land. Begin your Bulgarian adventure in Sofia, one of Europe's oldest capitals, with over 250 historic landmarks.

Turkey travel guide

4.4
Ruins · Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites
Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.

Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.

Albania travel guide

3.9
Castles · National Parks · Landmarks
Land of the Eagles
With its young bustling metropolis, networks of cobblestone pedestrianized streets, coastal beach towns, and cities of ancient ruins, Albania will continuously surprise you. As you reach each new major town and discover how completely different it is from the last, your appreciation will deepen for this tucked-away land steeped in history. Travel, eating, and accommodation here is very inexpensive, freeing you from budget concerns and allowing you to travel in the style that you want. Meanwhile, you may find yourself going days without spotting another tourist. While this means that many things will not be customized for visitors (non-English menus, sparse accommodation, and fewer international transportation options), you'll experience the feel of authentic Albania.

Republic of North Macedonia travel guide

4
Bodies of Water · Historic Sites · Landmarks
Despite its rich culture and outstanding natural beauty, the Republic of Macedonia remains relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists. Life continues at a slower pace in this natural setting of mountains, lakes, and rivers. Tradition and local customs rule the country's idyllic villages, tiny pockets of hospitality scattered across a rugged region. Start your Macedonian adventure at the capital city of Skopje, an easygoing urban center offering good dining, shopping, and entertainment options. The city also serves as a convenient base for hiking and biking trips through the surrounding countryside, which is noted for its ancient monasteries, mosques, and archaeological sites.

Montenegro travel guide

4.4
Historic Sites · Bodies of Water · Beaches
Whether you're in the mood to explore unspoiled nature, see historical sights, or soak in the Mediterranean atmosphere of beaches and parties, in Montenegro you can find everything within arm's reach. The Montenegrin coastline offers both large city beaches abundant with amenities, as well as peaceful fishing villages and secluded coves. Fortified old towns, medieval cathedrals, and monasteries are certain to satisfy history enthusiasts. Further inland are some of the nation's larger cities, as well as an abundance of opportunities for an active vacation. Wander off the beaten path, hike the mountains and canyons, and experience the traditional hospitality of villages where time seems to stand still. The national cuisine reflects the diversity of the landscape, including everything from fresh meat and dairy specialties, to a selection of seafood. The size of the country allows you to see a lot even during a short stay.

Bosnia and Herzegovina travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Bridges · Historic Sites
Heart-Shaped Land
With the legacy of war still fresh on the streets of Bosnia and Herzegovina, this Balkan gem is often overlooked as a holiday destination. Part of the former Yugoslavia, Bosnia and Herzegovina endured a bloody and destructive war for independence in the 1990s, which ripped apart its capital and other important cities. Since then, Bosnians have moved on, and as the rest of the world does too, tourism in the country is slowly growing. You’ll be welcomed by locals with open arms, eager to share their country and culture with those who include Bosnia and Herzegovina in their itineraries. Sarajevo and Mostar top most visitors' list of places to visit for their rich history and charming streets. Make sure to indulge in some local specialities such as burek.

Serbia travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · Room Escape Games · Churches
A country of wild landscapes and wilder nights, Serbia is renowned for its diversity and hospitality. It's a land of rich history with an abundance of monuments dating back to prehistory, ancient times, and the Middle Ages. Some of the country's most famous attractions are the medieval monasteries, many of which are still active and open to visitors. Major cities like Belgrade, Novi Sad, and Niš, are bustling hubs where you can immerse yourself in the arts, cafe culture, and all-night partying. Take a trip into the countryside crisscrossed with rivers and explore the lush plains, untouched forests, clear lakes, and rugged mountains. Welcoming villages offer an abundance of hospitality, and numerous spa resorts give you the opportunity to relax and rejuvenate in a tranquil atmosphere. Serbian cuisine is very diverse, so whichever region you visit, make sure to try some of the local specialties.

Croatia travel guide

4.4
Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.

Slovenia travel guide

4.2
Castles · Bodies of Water · Caves
Sunny Side of the Alps
From snowcapped Alpine peaks to sandy Adriatic beaches, a trip to Slovenia is like taking several vacations at once. Whatever the season, the country offers enticing natural attractions, all close at hand, including thick forests, scenic valleys, cave systems, waterfalls, lakes, and the Adriatic coast. For those seeking an active holiday, you'll fine an abundance of ski slopes, trails to hike, roads to bike, and rocks to climb. Pay a visit to some of Slovenia's spa resorts and take advantage of the fresh mountain air and thermal waters. Various castles, churches, and historical towns--many of which are fully preserved--tell stories of the country's past. In Slovenia's major cities, admire the architecture, explore the local arts, visit museums, and chat with the locals over a cup of coffee. Slovenian cuisine offers a blend of Alpine and Mediterranean tastes and is definitely worth trying, along with the country's wines.

Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Churches
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.

Czech Republic travel guide

4.3
Bridges · Historic Walking Areas · Castles
From historical towns and cities, to a countryside speckled with castles and chateaus, the Czech Republic is a holiday destination that can satisfy everybody's taste. Even though it's modern and fully-developed, the country carefully preserves its traditions and heritage. The city of Prague, with its breathtaking architecture, vibrant art and culture scene, and bustling nightlife, is not only one of the country's main attractions, but also a top European tourist hub. The scenic countryside features numerous national parks and nature reserves perfect for hiking, cycling, golfing, and enjoying the natural beauty. In the wintertime ski buffs have their pick from a selection of resorts. If you're looking to unwind and rejuvenate in picturesque settings, visit the famous spa and wellness resorts that have been renowned in Europe for centuries.