60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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Warsaw, Poland
— 2 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 5 nights
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 3 nights
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Belgrade, Serbia
— 3 nights
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 4 nights
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Kotor, Montenegro
— 3 nights
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Prizren, Kosovo
— 1 night
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Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia
— 2 nights
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Saranda, Albania
— 4 nights
Ferry to Corfu, Fly to Rhodes Town
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Rhodes Town, Greece
— 5 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 5 nights
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Sofia, Bulgaria
— 3 nights
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Bucharest, Romania
— 1 night
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Chisinau, Moldova
— 1 night
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Minsk, Belarus
— 1 night
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Vilnius, Lithuania
— 4 nights
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Riga, Latvia
— 5 nights
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 5 nights
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Warsaw, Poland

— 2 nights

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Visit Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum and Old Town for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow and Copernicus Science Centre. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at The National Museum in Warsaw, brush up on your military savvy at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, appreciate the history behind Pomnik Bohaterów Getta, and take in nature's colorful creations at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Warsaw online trip itinerary planner.

Edinburgh, UK to Warsaw is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Edinburgh to Warsaw due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Edinburgh in August, with highs in Warsaw at 29°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 4:

Krakow, Poland

— 5 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.
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square and Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Wieliczka Salt Mine and Planty Park for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Lost Souls Alley, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Bazylika i Klasztor Franciszkanow, and get a new perspective on nature at Rynek (Old Square) Underground.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Krakow driving holiday website.

Getting from Warsaw to Krakow by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Krakow are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 9:

Bratislava, Slovakia

— 3 nights

Beauty on the Danube

Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Devin Castle and Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at Blue Church of St. Elizabeth and Michalska Brana. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Old Town Hall, pause for some photo ops at Cumil, step into the grandiose world of Bratislava Castle, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina).

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Bratislava online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Krakow to Bratislava in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Belgrade.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 12:

Belgrade, Serbia

— 3 nights
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Skadarlija and Military Museum. Get some historical perspective at St. Sava Temple and Kalemegdan. There's much more to do: stroll through Ada Ciganlija, wander the streets of Knez Mihailova, explore the activities along Danube River, and take in panoramic vistas at The Millenary Monument.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Belgrade driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Bratislava to Belgrade in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Belgrade can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to fly to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Belgrade

Parks · Tours · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 15:

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

— 2 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.
On the 16th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Sarajevo War Tunnel, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, then get engrossed in the history at Museum Of Crimes Against Humanity And Genocide 1992-1995, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Bascarsija, admire the masterpieces at Galerija 11/07/95, see the interesting displays at War Childhood Museum, then contemplate the long history of Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain), and finally don't miss a visit to Vijećnica.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sarajevo day trip planner.

You can fly from Belgrade to Sarajevo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Belgrade in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 16°C in Sarajevo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Mostar.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 17:

Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

— 4 nights
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Old Bridge (Stari Most) and Koski-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque. Visit il Monte Della Croce and Kajtaz House for their historical value. Step out of Mostar with an excursion to Kravica in Studenci--about 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar, take an in-depth tour of Museum of War and Genocide Victims 1992-1995, see the interesting displays at Bosnian National Monument Muslibegovic House, and steep yourself in history at Sniper Tower.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mostar tour planner.

Traveling by car from Sarajevo to Mostar takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sarajevo in August, things will get a bit warmer in Mostar: highs are around 39°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Mostar

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 21:

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bay of Kotor and St. Tryphon Cathedral. Step out of the city life by going to Speed Boats Tours and Viewing Point at the Road Kotor-Lovćen. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Rocks, make a trip to Njegoš Mausoleum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kotor City Walls & Fortress, and contemplate the long history of Kotor Old City.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kotor attractions planning app.

Traveling by car from Mostar to Kotor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Kotor, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Prizren.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 21 — 24:

Prizren, Kosovo

— 1 night

Kosovo's Cultural Capital

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 25th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Emin Pasa Camii (Emin Pasha Mosque), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sinan Pasha Mosque, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Holy Saviour, and finally learn more about the world around you at Marash Park.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Prizren trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Kotor to Prizren takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ohrid.

Things to do in Prizren

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 25:

Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Bay of the Bones Museum, contemplate the long history of Monastery Saint Naum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Jovan Kaneo. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ohrid.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ohrid day trip website.

You can drive from Prizren to Ohrid in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to take a shuttle to Saranda.

Things to do in Ohrid

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 27:

Saranda, Albania

— 4 nights
A popular summer destination for its inexpensive accommodation and stony Mediterranean beaches, Saranda has become a favorite of both Albanian and foreign travelers.
Get a sense of the local culture at Butrint National Park and Gjirokaster. Visiting Blue Eye and Himara Seas The Day will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Saranda to Borsh to see Borsh Beach about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on Saranda Jeep.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Saranda online itinerary maker.

Traveling by shuttle from Ohrid to Saranda takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Ohrid in August, expect Saranda to be somewhat warmer, temps between 39°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow time for travel to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Saranda

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 27 — 31:

Rhodes Town, Greece

— 5 nights
A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mandraki Harbour and Monastery Tsambika. Get some cultural insight at Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights) and Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes. Change things up with these side-trips from Rhodes Town: Ancient Kamiros (in Kalavarda), Agathi Beach (in Haraki) and Stegna Beach (in Archangelos). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Lindos Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tsambika Beach, steep yourself in history at Street of the Knights, and get outside with Pefkos Beach.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rhodes Town trip itinerary maker site.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Saranda to Rhodes Town in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Saranda in August, plan for slightly colder days in Rhodes Town, with highs around 36°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Athens.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 5:

Athens, Greece

— 5 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Acropolis Museum and National Archaeological Museum. Popular historic sites such as Acropolis of Athens and Archea Korinthos are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Athens side-trips: Nafplio (Bourtzi, Fortress Palamidi, &more) and Corinth Canal (in Isthmia). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kapnikarea, wander the streets of Plaka, and pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Athens day trip planning site.

Getting from Rhodes Town to Athens by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and car. In September in Athens, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Sofia.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 10:

Sofia, Bulgaria

— 3 nights
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vitosha Mountain and Saint Sofia Church. Do some cultural sightseeing at Temple Sveti Nikolay and Boyana Church. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Church St. George Rotunda, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Catedral de Sveta-Nedelya, and catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sofia holiday app.

Fly from Athens to Sofia in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in September, expect Sofia to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Bucharest.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites · Tours · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:

Bucharest, Romania

— 1 night
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Stavropoleos Monastery, then get a sense of history and politics at Palace of Parliament, then walk around Herăstrău Park, and finally view the masterpieces at Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti".

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bucharest road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Sofia to Bucharest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Bucharest, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Chisinau.

Things to do in Bucharest

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 14:

Chisinau, Moldova

— 1 night
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. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History, then learn about winemaking at Cricova Winery, and then appreciate the history behind Stephen the Great Monument.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Chisinau trip builder site.

Getting from Bucharest to Chisinau by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can fly to Minsk.

Things to do in Chisinau

Wineries · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 14 — 15:

Minsk, Belarus

— 1 night
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
On the 16th (Thu), appreciate the history behind Island of Tears, then get engrossed in the history at Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saints Simon and Helena, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museum Strana Mini.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Minsk vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Chisinau to Minsk takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Minsk can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Vilnius.

Things to do in Minsk

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16:

Vilnius, Lithuania

— 4 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 Trakai Island Castle Museum and Vilnius Cathedral. St. Anne's Church and Church Of St Peter And St Paul will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, take in nature's colorful creations at Bernardine Gardens, view the masterpieces at Vilnil. Museum of illusions, and go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Vilnius trip planner.

Traveling by car from Minsk to Vilnius takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Minsk to Vilnius is minus 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Vilnius are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Riga.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 20:

Riga, Latvia

— 5 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Riga Cathedral and Rundāle Palace. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Jurmala Beach and Musee Art Nouveau. Change things up with a short trip to Salaspils Memorial Ensemble in Salaspils (about 30 minutes away). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at KGB Building, take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga), admire the landmark architecture of Alberta Iela, and contemplate the long history of Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Riga day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Vilnius to Riga takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. September in Riga sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can fly to Tallinn.

Things to do in Riga

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 25:

Tallinn, Estonia

— 5 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour and Peapiiskopi Kirik. Get in touch with nature at Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum / Estonian Open Air Museum and Traveller Tours. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Toompea Hill, shop like a local with Town Hall Pharmacy, stop by Tallinn Old Town, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aleksander Nevski Katedraali.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Tallinn trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Riga to Tallinn takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Tallinn

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 30:

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.

Slovakia travel guide

3.9
Landmarks · Castles · Monuments
Heart of Europe
A land of magnificent castles, untouched nature, and rich cultural heritage, Slovakia is a jewel in the heart of Europe that's waiting to be discovered. Larger cities such as Bratislava and Kosice feature historic architecture and offer numerous sightseeing opportunities and exciting art scenes, while the traditional villages are the perfect place to get acquainted with local customs. Some of the country's most popular tourist destinations are its numerous spa resorts, famous for their therapeutic properties, and a selection of wooden churches, many of which are World Heritage Sites. Those looking for nature's attractions can enjoy everything from the thick forests and snowy peaks of the Tatra Mountains, to one of Europe's largest concentrations of subterranean caves. The country's cuisine reflects its multi-cultural history and is a definite must-try.

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.

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.

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.

Kosovo travel guide

3.8
Monuments · Museums · Churches
A disputed territory in the central Balkans, Kosovo is considered by many nations to be Europe's newest country. The independent state, once part of Serbia, has no shortage of colorful history. Tourism is still a small industry in the country, and visitors will witness the scars of war as recently as 1999, when Serbia revoked the territory's autonomy. Today, Kosovo is mainly ethnically Albanian, with a Serb majority in the north, as well as large numbers of ethnic minorities. Active UN troops still work in the country, guarding Serbian monasteries that date back to the 13th and 14th centuries. Despite this, Kosovo is a safe and stable country to visit to explore off-the-beaten path. The mix of World Heritage Sites, wild countryside, and welcoming hospitality will surely bring visitors in droves as the word gets out.

Republic of North Macedonia travel guide

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.