16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Dusseldorf, Germany
Train:  30 min
1
Cologne, Germany
— 1 day
Drive:  6 h 45 min
2
Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Bled, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
4
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  8 h 30 min
5
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
6
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Kotor, Montenegro
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Ulcinj, Montenegro
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
9
Podgorica, Montenegro
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
10
Tirana, Albania
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
11
Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia
— 1 night
Fly + Shuttle:  5 h 15 min
12
Bucharest, Romania
— 1 night
Drive:  20 h 15 min
End: Dusseldorf, Germany

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day
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): snap pictures at Hohenzollern Bridge, then admire the striking features of Cologne Cathedral, and then explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cologne online trip itinerary planner.

Dusseldorf to Cologne is an approximately half hour train ride. You can also take a bus; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Cologne are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites Museums
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Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig
Hohenzollern Bridge ©
Hohenzollern Bridge

1
night
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 16th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), then pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, then get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, and finally step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Salzburg tour planner.

Getting from Cologne to Salzburg by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bled.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral

1
night
Bled, Slovenia

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): get outside with Mala Osojnica, then hike along Vintgar Gorge, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Bled trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Salzburg to Bled by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. August in Bled sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Vintgar Gorge
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge
Mala Osojnica ©
Mala Osojnica

2
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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.
On the 18th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, take in the spiritual surroundings of Maria Am Gestade, then wander the streets of Historic Center of Vienna, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Kahlenberg, then head outdoors with Donauinsel, and then examine the collection at The Hofburg.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Vienna trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Bled to Vienna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Historic Center of Vienna
Historic Center of Vienna

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night
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.
On the 20th (Tue), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sarajevska Pivara, don't miss a visit to Ferhadija Pedestrian Street, then explore the world behind art at Galerija 11/07/95, then steep yourself in history at Bascarsija, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sarajevo tour itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Sarajevo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque ©
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque
Galerija 11/07/95 ©
Galerija 11/07/95

1
night
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 21st (Wed), wander the streets of Old Town, then admire the landmark architecture of Franjevacki Crkva Male Brace, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Dubrovnik trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Sarajevo to Dubrovnik by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sarajevo in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 24°C in Dubrovnik. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Franjevacki Crkva Male Brace ©
Franjevacki Crkva Male Brace

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Castle Of San Giovanni, contemplate the long history of Stari Grad Kotor, and then see the interesting displays at Cats Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Namfleg, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nikola Church, pause for some serene contemplation at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, make a trip to City Walls, then steep yourself in history at Citadel, and finally contemplate the long history of Altstadt (Old Town) Budva.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kotor day trip planner.

Getting from Dubrovnik to Kotor by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in August, expect little chillier with lows of 20°C in Kotor. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Ulcinj.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

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

1
night
Ulcinj, Montenegro

Ulcinj ©
Ulcinj is a town on the southern coast of Montenegro and the capital of Ulcinj Municipality. On the 24th (Sat), make a trip to Old Olive Tree, examine the collection at Ulcinj Museum of Archaeology, Ethnology and Local History, then visit The Old Town, and finally kick back and relax at Long Beach (Velika plaza).

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Getting from Kotor to Ulcinj by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Kotor in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in Ulcinj. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Podgorica.

Things to do in Ulcinj

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Old Olive Tree
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Long Beach (Velika plaza) ©
Long Beach (Velika plaza)
The Old Town ©
The Old Town
Old Olive Tree ©
Old Olive Tree

2
nights
Podgorica, Montenegro

Podgorica ©
Podgorica is the capital and largest city of Montenegro. On the 25th (Sun), snap pictures at Millennium Bridge and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ostrog Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Lake Skadar, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saborni Hram Hristovog Vaskrsenja.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Podgorica online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Ulcinj to Podgorica takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Podgorica

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Ostrog Monastery, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Ostrog Monastery ©
Ostrog Monastery
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Lake Skadar ©
Lake Skadar

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night
Tirana, Albania

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Muzeu Historik Kombetar and then take in the awesome beauty at Dajti.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Tirana road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Podgorica to Tirana takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Tirana, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can take a shuttle to Ohrid.

Things to do in Tirana

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Dajti
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Dajti ©
Dajti
Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar

1
night
Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia

Ohrid ©
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 28th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Jovan Kaneo and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ohrid.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ohrid trip maker site.

Take a shuttle from Tirana to Ohrid in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tirana in August, expect Ohrid to be a bit cooler, temps between 34°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Ohrid

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Lake Ohrid ©
Lake Ohrid
St. Jovan Kaneo ©
St. Jovan Kaneo

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night
Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
On the 29th (Thu), ponder the world of politics at Palace of Parliament, pause for some serene contemplation at Stavropoleos Monastery, visit Old Town, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lipscani, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti".

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Bucharest road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Ohrid to Bucharest takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Ohrid to Bucharest is 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Bucharest can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bucharest

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Stavropoleos Monastery ©
Stavropoleos Monastery
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lipscani
Lipscani

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