18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Ioannina, Greece
Drive:  5 h
1
Bitola, Republic of North Macedonia
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Pristina, Kosovo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Belgrade, Serbia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
4
Novi Sad, Serbia
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 45 min
5
Zadar, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
7
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Kotor, Montenegro
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
9
Elbasan, Albania
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
End: Ioannina, Greece

1
night
Bitola, Republic of North Macedonia

Bitola
Bitola is a city in the southwestern part of the Republic of Macedonia. For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bitola online travel route builder .

Ioannina, Greece to Bitola is an approximately 3-hour car ride. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Ioannina in February, things will get slightly colder in Bitola: highs are around 10°C and lows about 0°C. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll travel to Pristina.

Things to do in Bitola

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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2
nights
Pristina, Kosovo

Pristina ©
Long regarded as a gray and traffic-congested provincial town with little tourist appeal, Pristina today possesses a youthful vibrance and a newfound sense of sophistication, as the result of the city's large community of foreign functionaries.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): browse the collection at Pristina National Library, make a trip to Gracanica Monastery, browse the different shops at ALBI Shopping Mall, then pause for some serene contemplation at Katedrale Nënë Tereza, then pause for some photo ops at Newborn Monument, and finally appreciate the history behind Statue of Mother Tereza. Keep things going the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Bazaar, admire the striking features of Džamija cara, take an in-depth tour of Ethnographic Museum (Muzeu Etnologjik), then stroll through Germia Park, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Pristina tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bitola to Pristina takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Belgrade.

Things to do in Pristina

Shopping Spas Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gracanica Monastery
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ALBI Shopping Mall ©
ALBI Shopping Mall
Katedrale Nënë Tereza ©
Katedrale Nënë Tereza

2
nights
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
On the 4th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save), wander the streets of Knez Mihailova, then take a stroll through Skadarlija, and finally steep yourself in history at Kalemegdan. On your second day here, examine the collection at Muzej Nikole Tesle (Nikola Tesla Museum).

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Belgrade trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Pristina to Belgrade in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February in Belgrade, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Novi Sad.

Things to do in Belgrade

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
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Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
St. Sava Temple ©
St. Sava Temple
Nikola Tesla Museum ©
Nikola Tesla Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Name of Mary Church, then kick back and relax at Strand, then steep yourself in history at Sremski Karlovci, and finally view the masterpieces at Dunavska Street. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Synagogue, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fruska Gora Monasteries, then admire all the interesting features of Petrovaradin Fortress, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Novi Sad travel route planner .

You can drive from Belgrade to Novi Sad in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February in Novi Sad, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Zadar.

Things to do in Novi Sad

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Sremski Karlovci
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Sremski Karlovci ©
Sremski Karlovci
Fruska Gora Monasteries ©
Fruska Gora Monasteries
Dunavska Street ©
Dunavska Street

2
nights
Zadar, Croatia

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Church of St. Donat, then examine the collection at Archaeological Museum Zadar, and then examine the collection at Permanent Exhibition of Religion Art. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sea views from Bozava, then savor the flavors at Mashtel Distillery, and then examine the collection at Solana Nin Salt Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Zadar trip website .

Traveling by car from Novi Sad to Zadar takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train, car, flight, and bus. In February, daytime highs in Zadar are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Split.

Things to do in Zadar

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Nin, Bozava, MasVin
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Bozava ©
Bozava
Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat
Mashtel Distillery ©
Mashtel Distillery

2
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): stop by Filigran Split, take in the exciting artwork at Jaman Art, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Of St. Roch, and finally explore the ancient world of Diocletian's Palace.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Split travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Zadar to Split takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Split when traveling from Zadar in February, with lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Church Of St. Roch
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Jaman Art ©
Jaman Art
Church Of St. Roch ©
Church Of St. Roch

2
nights
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.
On the 12th (Tue), browse the exhibits of Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, then take a stroll through Old Town, then take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery TALIR, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Pustjerna. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Fort Lovrijenac, get a taste of the local shopping with Samostan Sv.klare, explore the ancient world of Walls of Dubrovnik, then contemplate the long history of Walls of Dubrovnik, then take in the exciting artwork at Art by Stjepko, and finally stop by Vina Milicic.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik online trip itinerary planner .

You can take a bus from Split to Dubrovnik in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In February in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 6°C at night. On the 14th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Rector's Palace ©
Rector's Palace

2
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.
On the 14th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Kotor’s Castle Of San Giovanni, then view the masterpieces at Cats of Kotor Souvenirs and Handicraft, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela. Here are some ideas for day two: try to win big at Automat Club ROYAL and then contemplate the long history of Stari Grad Kotor.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kotor route maker site .

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Kotor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Kotor are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trips

Castle Of San Giovanni, R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela
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R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela ©
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela
Stari Grad Kotor ©
Stari Grad Kotor
Castle Of San Giovanni ©
Castle Of San Giovanni

2
nights
Elbasan, Albania

Elbasan ©
Elbasan is a city and a municipality in Elbasan County, central Albania. For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Elbasan trip planner .

Drive from Kotor to Elbasan in 5 hours. In February in Elbasan, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 3°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 18th (Mon).

Things to do in Elbasan

Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Petrela Castle
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Kalaja E Elbasanit ©
Kalaja E Elbasanit
Petrela Castle ©
Petrela Castle
King Mosque ©
King Mosque

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