14 days in The Balkans Itinerary

14 days in The Balkans Itinerary

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
2
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 3 nights
3
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
4
Kotor, Montenegro
— 1 night
5
Tirana, Albania
— 1 night
6
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 1 night
7
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 2 nights

2
nights
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, then contemplate the long history of Bascarsija, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Sarajevo War Tunnel, make a trip to Latin Bridge, then contemplate the long history of Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain), then take an in-depth tour of War Childhood Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Galerija 11/07/95.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Sarajevo day trip planning site.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Sarajevo is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in September, you will find days in Sarajevo are little chillier (26°C), and nights are much colder (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums
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War Childhood Museum ©
War Childhood Museum
Sarajevo War Tunnel ©
Sarajevo War Tunnel
Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija

3
nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ljubljana: Bled (Parasailing & Paragliding, Bled Island, &more). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, stroll around Tivoli Park, snap pictures at Triple Bridge, and put a fun spin on your tour with Unlock Ljubljana.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ljubljana trip app.

Getting from Sarajevo to Ljubljana by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In September in Ljubljana, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Bled
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town
Bled Castle ©
Bled Castle

3
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Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Dubrovnik is known for historic sites, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Old Town, take an in-depth tour of War Photo Limited, steep yourself in history at Dubrovnik City Walls, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Dubrovnik trip planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Ljubljana to Dubrovnik takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Ljubljana in September; daily highs in Dubrovnik reach 29°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Parks · Tours
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls

1
night
Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor
Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Kotor Old City and then explore the activities along Bay of Kotor.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kotor online travel planner.

Getting from Dubrovnik to Kotor by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in September, Kotor is slightly colder at night with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Kotor Old City
Kotor Old City
Bay of Kotor
Bay of Kotor

1
night
Tirana, Albania

Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
On the 21st (Mon), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, learn about all things military at BunkArt 2, and then make a trip to Skanderbeg Square.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tirana trip builder website.

You can drive from Kotor to Tirana in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In September in Tirana, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Skopje.

Things to do in Tirana

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Skanderbeg Square ©
Skanderbeg Square
BunkArt 2 ©
BunkArt 2

1
night
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.
On the 22nd (Tue), take in the views from The Stone Bridge, browse the exhibits of Memorial House of Mother Teresa, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Matka.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Skopje trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tirana to Skopje takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tirana in September, expect nights in Skopje to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sofia.

Things to do in Skopje

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Lake Matka ©
Lake Matka
The Stone Bridge ©
The Stone Bridge
Memorial House of Mother Teresa ©
Memorial House of Mother Teresa

2
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Sofia, Bulgaria

Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Sofia Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Temple Sveti Nikolay.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sofia online day trip planner.

Getting from Skopje to Sofia by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Skopje to Sofia. In September, daily temperatures in Sofia can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:
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Walking tours
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Temple Sveti Nikolay ©
Temple Sveti Nikolay

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