22 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

22 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Eastern Europe trip itinerary builder

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

22 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Bucharest, Romania
— Few hours
2
Brasov, Romania
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Sighisoara, Romania
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Sibiu, Romania
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Belgrade, Serbia
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Novi Pazar, Serbia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Pec, Kosovo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Prizren, Kosovo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
10
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
11
Plovdiv, Bulgaria
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 30​min
12
Bucharest, Romania
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
13
Sinaia, Romania
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

few
hours
Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bucharest trip planning website .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Bucharest is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Bucharest. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in July: highs in Bucharest hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 19°C. You will leave for Brasov on the 15th (Mon).

Things to do in Bucharest

Tours Nightlife Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 16:

2
nights
Brasov, Romania

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rope Street - Strada Sforii, Black Church (Biserica Neagra) and Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle). On the 15th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Rope Street - Strada Sforii.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Brasov online trip maker .

Take a train from Bucharest to Brasov in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sighisoara.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Rasnov Citadel, Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Rasnov Citadel ©
Rasnov Citadel
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Rope Street - Strada Sforii ©
Rope Street - Strada Sforii

few
hours
Sighisoara, Romania

Sighisoara
As a World Heritage Site, Sighisoara is visited mostly for its fortified Old Town surrounded entirely by city walls.
To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sighisoara online tour builder .

Traveling by car from Brasov to Sighisoara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Sighisoara can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. On the 17th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Sibiu.

Things to do in Sighisoara

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Sighisoara Historic Center
Sighisoara Historic Center

2
nights
Sibiu, Romania

Sibiu ©
Reminiscent of the height of the bourgeoisie and retaining much of its medieval architecture, Sibiu is Romania's cultural gem.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): examine the collection at Muzeul Pr. Zosim Oancea.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sibiu online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Sighisoara to Sibiu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daytime highs in Sibiu are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Belgrade.

Things to do in Sibiu

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Biserica Evanghelică Fortificată, Muzeul Pr. Zosim Oancea, Biserica Sfântul Mihail
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Biserica Evanghelică Fortificată ©
Biserica Evanghelică Fortificată
Muzeul Pr. Zosim Oancea ©
Muzeul Pr. Zosim Oancea

3
nights
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kalemegdan and Saint Petka's Chapel. Step off the beaten path and head to Kalemegdan Park and Belgrade Fortress and Crkva Svetog Marka. Spend the 21st (Sun) exploring the collection at Muzej Nikole Tesle (Nikola Tesla Museum). There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Military Museum, make a trip to Skadarlija, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save), and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

Plan a Belgrade trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Sibiu to Belgrade by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. Traveling from Sibiu to Belgrade, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Novi Pazar.

Things to do in Belgrade

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Saint Petka's Chapel ©
Saint Petka's Chapel
Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
Crkva Svetog Marka ©
Crkva Svetog Marka

1
night
Novi Pazar, Serbia

Novi Pazar ©
Novi Pazar is a city located in the Raška District of western Serbia. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Manastir Crna Reka, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Stari Ras and Sopocani, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Apostles Peter and Paul.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Novi Pazar itinerary site .

You can drive from Belgrade to Novi Pazar in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Pec.

Things to do in Novi Pazar

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Stari Ras and Sopocani ©
Stari Ras and Sopocani
Church of St. Apostles Peter and Paul ©
Manastir Crna Reka ©
Manastir Crna Reka

1
night
Pec, Kosovo

Pec ©
On the 23rd (Tue), take in breathtaking views at Rugova Canyon and then contemplate the long history of Patriarchate of Pec.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Pec road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Novi Pazar to Pec takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Prizren.

Things to do in Pec

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Rugova Canyon ©
Rugova Canyon
Patriarchate of Pec ©
Patriarchate of Pec

1
night
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.
On the 24th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Emin Pasa Camii (Emin Pasha Mosque), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sinan Pasha Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Albanian League of Prizren Museum [Muzeu Lidhja Shqiptare e Prizrenit], then get a new perspective on nature at Marash Park, then make a trip to Khalwati Tekke, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint George.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Prizren trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Pec to Prizren in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Skopje.

Things to do in Prizren

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Marash Park ©
Marash Park
Sinan Pasha Mosque ©
Sinan 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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Xhamia E Larme, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Panteleimon, then take a stroll through Old Bazaar, Skopje, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Macedonia Square. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the architecture and history at Memorial House of Mother Teresa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mustafa Pasha Mosque, then explore the activities along Lake Matka, and finally admire the striking features of Daut Pasha Hamam.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Skopje planning app .

Getting from Prizren to Skopje by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Skopje can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sofia.

Things to do in Skopje

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Xhamia E Larme
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Church of St. Panteleimon ©
Church of St. Panteleimon
Mustafa Pasha Mosque ©
Mustafa Pasha Mosque
Memorial House of Mother Teresa ©
Memorial House of Mother Teresa

2
nights
Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
On the 27th (Sat), brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of Military History, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Rotunda of St George (Sveti Georgi), then get a taste of the local shopping with Vitosha Boulevard, and finally look for gifts at Top Gifts LTD. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Temple Sveti Nikolay, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Saint Alexandar Nevski, then pause for some serene contemplation at Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Boyana Church.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Sofia online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Skopje to Sofia in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Skopje to Sofia, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Skopje in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Sofia, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Plovdiv.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Vitosha Boulevard ©
Vitosha Boulevard
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church ©
Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church

few
hours
Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Plovdiv ©
Though it is often seen as merely a stopover city, Plovdiv is actually a lively university town with bohemian cafes, a thriving art scene, and exciting nightlife.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): examine the collection at Art Gallery Philippopolis, then explore the ancient world of Plovdiv Roman Theatre, and then don't miss a visit to Nebet Tepe.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Plovdiv trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Sofia to Plovdiv in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Sofia in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Plovdiv, with lows around 20°C. On the 29th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bucharest.

Things to do in Plovdiv

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Plovdiv Roman Theatre ©
Plovdiv Roman Theatre
Art Gallery Philippopolis
Art Gallery Philippopolis
Nebet Tepe ©
Nebet Tepe

3
nights
Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Biserica Sfantul Anton - Curtea Veche, examine the collection at Cotroceni Palace (Palatul Cotroceni), then see the interesting displays at The Art Collections Museum, then wander the streets of Lipscani, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Patriarchal Cathedral, ponder the world of politics at Palace of Parliament, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Biserica Kretzulescu, then steep yourself in history at Mogosoaia Palace, and finally admire the striking features of Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti".

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bucharest trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Plovdiv to Bucharest takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. On the 1st (Thu), you're off toSinaia.

Things to do in Bucharest

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Mogosoaia Palace
Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 1:
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Mogosoaia Palace ©
Mogosoaia Palace
Patriarchal Cathedral ©
Patriarchal Cathedral

2
nights
Sinaia, Romania

Sinaia ©
Named after the monastery around which it was built, Sinaia is a mountain resort and popular holiday destination for Romanians and foreigners alike.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): contemplate the long history of George Enescu Memorial House and then examine the collection at Casino Sinaia. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sinaia Monastery, step into the grandiose world of Pelisor Castle, and then take in the awesome beauty at Cabana Babele.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sinaia road trip tool .

You can take a train from Bucharest to Sinaia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sinaia

Historic Sites Nature Museums

Side Trips

Busteni, Predeal Monastery
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Sinaia Monastery ©
Sinaia Monastery
Pelisor Castle ©
Pelisor Castle
Cantacuzino Castle ©
Cantacuzino Castle

Similar Plans

26 days in Eastern Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, outdoors, beaches, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 23 days in Eastern Europe BY A USER FROM INDIA August, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 24 days in Eastern Europe BY A USER FROM INDIA May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in Eastern Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 24 days in Eastern Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Eastern Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 47 days in Eastern Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 24 days in Eastern Europe BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 26 days in Europe & Africa BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 24 days in Eastern Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in Eastern Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 59 days in Eastern Europe BY A USER FROM CHILE July, kids, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans