18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Seoul, South Korea
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
2
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Pec, Kosovo
— 1 day
4
Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  6​h 45​min
7
Brasov, Romania
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
8
Bucharest, Romania
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Seoul, South Korea

2
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.
On the 27th (Thu), hike the day away at Vrelo Bosne. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at War Childhood Museum, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, snap pictures at Latin Bridge, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sarajevo trip planner.

Seoul, South Korea to Sarajevo is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Korea Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can take a train to Mostar.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Walking tours
Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija
Sarajevo War Tunnel ©
Sarajevo War Tunnel

2
nights
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): make a trip to Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar, then take an in-depth tour of The Hamam Museum, then take in the views from Old Bridge (Stari Most), and finally admire the sheer force of Kravica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Jablanicas Lake, take in the views from Crooked Bridge (Kriva Cuprija), and then contemplate the waterfront views at Neretva River.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Mostar trip planner .

You can take a train from Sarajevo to Mostar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Pec.

Things to do in Mostar

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kravica
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Kravica ©
Kravica
Old Bridge (Stari Most) ©
Old Bridge (Stari Most)

1
day
Pec, Kosovo

Pec ©
On the 30th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at White Drin Waterfall, then Head underground at Sleeping beauty Cave, then take in breathtaking views at Rugova Canyon, and finally contemplate the long history of Patriarchate of Pec.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Pec road trip tool .

You can drive from Mostar to Pec in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ohrid.

Things to do in Pec

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Rugova Canyon ©
Rugova Canyon
Patriarchate of Pec ©
Patriarchate of Pec
White Drin Waterfall ©
White Drin Waterfall

2
nights
Ohrid, Republic of 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 1st (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ohrid. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Samoil's Fortress, contemplate the long history of St. Jovan Kaneo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Sophia, then steep yourself in history at Monastery of Saint Naum, and finally glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ohrid online trip planner .

Drive from Pec to Ohrid in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Ohrid are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Skopje.

Things to do in Ohrid

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Lake Ohrid ©
Lake Ohrid
Monastery of Saint Naum ©
Monastery of Saint Naum
St. Jovan Kaneo ©
St. Jovan Kaneo

2
nights
Skopje, Republic of Macedonia

Skopje ©
A melting pot of cultures from Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Yugoslavian rule, Skopje serves as the nation's eclectic capital.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take a stroll through Old Bazaar, Skopje, steep yourself in history at Kale, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Matka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mountain of Vodno, appreciate the history behind Millennium Cross, take in the views from The Stone Bridge, then get to know the fascinating history of Macedonia Square, and finally take in the history at Memorial House of Mother Teresa.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Skopje route planning site .

Getting from Ohrid to Skopje by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sofia.

Things to do in Skopje

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

2
nights
Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): stop by Top Gifts LTD, wander the streets of Vitosha Boulevard, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Boyana Church, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Rotunda of St George (Sveti Georgi). On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Sveti Nikolay, admire the striking features of Cathedral Saint Alexandar Nevski, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Sofia Church, then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and finally take a stroll through Boyana Village.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sofia vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Skopje to Sofia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Skopje to Sofia. Traveling from Skopje in July, expect nights in Sofia to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are slightly colder, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Brasov.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Room Escape Games
Boyana Church ©
Boyana Church

1
night
Brasov, Romania

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
On the 7th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Peles Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sinaia Monastery, step into the grandiose world of Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), then step into the grandiose world of Rasnov Citadel, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Church (Biserica Neagra). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Council Square, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Tampa, grab your bike and head to Season Hill, then get your game on at Quad Team Building, and finally learn about winemaking at Natura in Bucate.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Brasov trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Sofia to Brasov in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Bucharest.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Sinaia, Poiana Brasov, Rasnov Citadel, Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
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Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Peles Castle ©
Peles Castle
Black Church (Biserica Neagra) ©
Black Church (Biserica Neagra)

2
nights
Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest ©
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 9th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", stroll through Herăstrău Park, then explore the world behind art at Peasant Museum (Muzeul Taranului Roman), then admire the natural beauty at Cismigiu Gardens, and finally ponder the world of politics at Palace of Parliament. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Stavropoleos Church (Biserica Stravrapoleos), then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and finally take a stroll through Old Town.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bucharest trip planner.

Take a train from Brasov to Bucharest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Bucharest sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bucharest

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Herăstrău Park ©
Herăstrău Park
Palace of Parliament ©
Palace of Parliament

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