40 days in Europe Itinerary

40 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Novi Sad, Serbia
— 2 nights
2
Belgrade, Serbia
— 11 nights
3
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 7 nights
4
Kotor, Montenegro
— 7 nights
5
Budva, Montenegro
— 2 nights
6
Pristina, Kosovo
— 3 nights
7
Prizren, Kosovo
— 2 nights
8
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 2 nights
9
Bitola, Republic of North Macedonia
— 2 nights

2
nights
Novi Sad, Serbia

Novi Sad ©
The regional and cultural center of northern Serbia, the riverside city of Novi Sad occupies a strategically advantageous position between Belgrade and Budapest.
Get out of town with these interesting Novi Sad side-trips: Modern Art Gallery Likovni Susret (in Subotica) and Palic Lake (in Palic). There's lots more to do: expand your understanding of the military at Petrovaradin Fortress, make a trip to Svetozar Miletic Square, kick back and relax at Strand, and steep yourself in history at Sremski Karlovci.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Novi Sad online trip itinerary builder.

San Francisco, USA to Novi Sad is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from San Francisco to Novi Sad, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Novi Sad, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Belgrade.

Things to do in Novi Sad

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Sremski Karlovci, Modern Art Gallery Likovni Susret, Palic Lake
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Strand ©
Strand
Petrovaradin Fortress ©
Petrovaradin Fortress
Palic Lake ©
Palic Lake

11
nights
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Venture out of the city with trips to Golubac Fortress (in Golubac), Manasija Monastery (in Despotovac) and Oplenac (in Topola). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Ada Ciganlija, deepen your knowledge of military history at Petrovaradin Fortress, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sava Temple, and head off the coast to Great War Island.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Belgrade trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Novi Sad to Belgrade takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time for travel to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Belgrade

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Podrum Probus, Srebrno Jezero - Silver Lake, Golubac Fortress, Petrovaradin Fortress, Manasija Monastery
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Podrum Probus ©
Podrum Probus
Ada Ciganlija ©
Ada Ciganlija
Skadarlija ©
Skadarlija

7
nights
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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.
Sarajevo is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Bascarsija, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, see the interesting displays at War Childhood Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Museum Of Crimes Against Humanity And Genocide 1992-1995.

Start your trip to Sarajevo by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Fly from Belgrade to Sarajevo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Belgrade in August since evenings lows in Sarajevo dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Vrelo Bosne
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Walking tours
Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija
Sarajevo War Tunnel ©
Sarajevo War Tunnel

7
nights
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.
Kotor is known for historic sites, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kotor Old City, take a memorable drive along Viewing Point at the Road Kotor-Lovćen, admire the striking features of Piazza of the Arms, and see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kotor trip website.

You can drive from Sarajevo to Kotor in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Sarajevo in August, things will get a bit warmer in Kotor: highs are around °F and lows about °F. On the 6th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Budva.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Wineries Tours

Side Trips

Špiljari, Our Lady of the Rocks
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Kotor Old City
Kotor Old City
Bay of Kotor
Bay of Kotor
Viewing Point at the Road Kotor-Lovćen ©
Viewing Point at the Road Kotor-Lovćen

2
nights
Budva, Montenegro

Budva ©
Montenegro's top tourist destination, Budva draws big crowds with its pulsating nightlife and sun-kissed beaches.
Budva is known for historic sites, beaches, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Budva Old Town, appreciate the history behind Ballet Dancer Statue, make a trip to Budva City Walls, and stop by Budva Leather.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Budva travel site.

Budva is very close to Kotor. In September, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. On the 8th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Pristina.

Things to do in Budva

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Mogren Beach ©
Mogren Beach
Budva Old Town
Budva Old Town
Kamenovo Beach
Kamenovo Beach

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Pristina side-trips: Gracanica Monastery (in Gracanica) and Via Ferrata Ari (in Pec). There's still lots to do: stroll around Germia Park, appreciate the history behind Statue of Mother Tereza, pause for some serene contemplation at Katedrale Nënë Tereza, and get engrossed in the history at Ethnographic Museum (Muzeu Etnologjik).

Plan trip to Pristina with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Budva to Pristina takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Prizren.

Things to do in Pristina

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Gracanica Monastery, Via Ferrata Ari
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Germia Park ©
Germia Park
Gracanica Monastery ©
Gracanica Monastery
Via Ferrata Ari ©
Via Ferrata Ari

2
nights
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 12th (Sat): take in the views from Stone Bridge, expand your understanding of the military at Kalaja Fortress, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sinan Pasha Mosque, and finally take an in-depth tour of Albanian League of Prizren Museum [Muzeu Lidhja Shqiptare e Prizrenit]. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of Ljevis, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Holy Saviour, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Emin Pasa Camii (Emin Pasha Mosque), and finally explore the ancient world of Mahmet Pasha Hamam.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Prizren online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Pristina to Prizren takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Skopje.

Things to do in Prizren

Historic Sites Museums
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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
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): take in the history at Memorial House of Mother Teresa, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Matka, and then shop like a local with Old Bazaar, Skopje. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from The Stone Bridge, get to know the fascinating history of Macedonia Square, and then contemplate the long history of Kale.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Skopje trip planner.

You can drive from Prizren to Skopje in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in September, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bitola.

Things to do in Skopje

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Old Bazaar, Skopje ©
Old Bazaar, Skopje
Lake Matka ©
Lake Matka
The Stone Bridge ©
The Stone Bridge

2
nights
Bitola, Republic of North Macedonia

Bitola ©
Bitola is a city in the southwestern part of the Republic of Macedonia. On the 16th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Auto & Ethno Museum Filip, thendon't miss a visit to Shirok Sokak Street, thenexplore the ancient world of Heraclea Lyncestis, and finally see the interesting displays at НУ Завод и Музеј Битола (NI Institute and Museum Bitola).

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bitola sightseeing website.

You can drive from Skopje to Bitola in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Bitola can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bitola

Museums Historic Sites
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Heraclea Lyncestis ©
Heraclea Lyncestis
Shirok Sokak Street ©
Shirok Sokak Street

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