41 days in Europe Itinerary

41 days in Europe Itinerary

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41 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
bus:  9​h 30​min
2
Oslo, Norway
— 1 night
3
Stockholm, Sweden
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
4
Helsinki, Finland
— 1 night
5
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Tallinn, Estonia
— 1 night
7
Riga, Latvia
— 1 night
8
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 1 night
9
Minsk, Belarus
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
10
Warsaw, Poland
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
11
Krakow, Poland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
12
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
13
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 night
14
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
15
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
16
Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
17
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
18
Podgorica, Montenegro
— 1 night
19
Pristina, Kosovo
— 1 night
20
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 3 nights
21
Tirana, Albania
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
22
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
23
Akrotiri, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
24
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
25
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Dublin, Ireland


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Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Nyhavn, make a trip to The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue), and then get in on the family fun at Tivoli Gardens. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Cirkelbroen, then enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn, then contemplate the long history of Rosenborg Castle, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen day trip website .

London, UK to Copenhagen is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Copenhagen due to the time zone difference. While traveling from London, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Copenhagen, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle

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Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©
Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Fram Museum, examine the collection at Kon-Tiki Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Viking Ship Museum, and finally walk around Vigelandsparken. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning) and then admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Oslo online route planner .

Getting from Copenhagen to Oslo by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Copenhagen in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Oslo, with lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum
Kon-Tiki Museum ©
Kon-Tiki Museum

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Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum, ponder the world of politics at Stockholm City Hall, and then step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Stockholm online journey planner .

You can fly from Oslo to Stockholm in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Oslo in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Stockholm, with lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace
Stockholm City Hall ©
Stockholm City Hall

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Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki tour builder site .

You can fly from Stockholm to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Stockholm to Helsinki is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. On the 14th (Thu), you'll travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Parks Tours
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St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad) and then admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Russian Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savior on the Spilled Blood, then see the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Chasovnya Svyatoy Blazhennoy Ksenii Peterburgskoy.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our St. Petersburg trip itinerary site .

You can take a train from Helsinki to St. Petersburg in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Helsinki to St. Petersburg. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in November, and nighttime lows around -1°C. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tallinn.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Savior on the Spilled Blood ©
Savior on the Spilled Blood

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Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn ©
A historic city with its eye firmly on the future, Tallinn blends medieval fortifications, gleaming skyscrapers, and charming boutiques with a spattering of Soviet relics.
On the 16th (Sat), take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Tallinn trip builder website .

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Tallinn in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In November, daytime highs in Tallinn are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Riga.

Things to do in Tallinn

Neighborhoods
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Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town

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Riga, Latvia

Riga ©
Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.
On the 17th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Freedom Monument (Brivibas Piemineklis), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, and then wander the streets of Old City Riga (Vecriga). Keep things going the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Centraltirgus), then get engrossed in the history at Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs, and then enjoy breathtaking views from View of Riga from St Peter's Church Tower.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Riga online tour planner .

Getting from Tallinn to Riga by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in November, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Riga

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums
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Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Freedom Monument (Brivibas Piemineklis) ©
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

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Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius ©
The capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, boasts an impressive medieval quarter--one of the continent's largest and a World Heritage Site with almost 2,000 historical buildings.
On the 19th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Gediminas Castle Tower, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, and then wander the streets of Vilnius Old Town.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Vilnius itinerary site .

Fly from Riga to Vilnius in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Vilnius can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Minsk.

Things to do in Vilnius

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Vilnius Old Town ©
Vilnius Old Town
Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower
St. Anne's Church ©
St. Anne's Church

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Minsk, Belarus

Minsk
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Minsk tour planner.

You can drive from Vilnius to Minsk in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In November, daytime highs in Minsk are 4°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. You'll set off for Warsaw on the 20th (Wed).

Things to do in Minsk

Fun & Games Nightlife Museums
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Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Statue of John III Sobieski, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Town.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Warsaw online vacation planner .

You can fly from Minsk to Warsaw in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Minsk to Warsaw due to the time zone difference. November in Warsaw sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to take a train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Tours Museums Parks
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Walking tours
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie

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Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): steep yourself in history at Wawel Royal Castle, then admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Krakow online road trip planner .

You can take a train from Warsaw to Krakow in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. November in Krakow sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites
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Highlights from your plan
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©

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Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Prague online trip itinerary builder .

Fly from Krakow to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in November, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Prague

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

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Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava ©
Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
On the 25th (Mon), steep yourself in history at St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), wander the streets of Bratislava Old Town, and then step into the grandiose world of Devin Castle.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Bratislava trip planner .

Traveling by car from Prague to Bratislava takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. November in Bratislava sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle
Bratislava Old Town ©
Bratislava Old Town

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Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
On the 26th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya, contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building. On your second day here, appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube, contemplate the long history of Hősök tere, and then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest vacation planner.

You can drive from Bratislava to Budapest in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Budapest, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana melds German, Mediterranean, and Slovenian culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bled and then take in the views from Tromostovje. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Preseren Square and then step into the grandiose world of Ljubljanski Grad.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Budapest to Ljubljana in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Ljubljana are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lake Bled
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Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled
Tromostovje ©
Tromostovje
Ljubljanski Grad ©
Ljubljanski Grad

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Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), and then take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad).

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Zagreb visit planning app .

You can drive from Ljubljana to Zagreb in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Zagreb are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Sun) before leaving for Sarajevo.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Room Escape Games
Walking tours
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)

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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 1st (Sun), explore the world behind art at Galerija 11/07/95, make a trip to Sarajevo War Tunnel, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Sarajevo driving holiday planner.

Fly from Zagreb to Sarajevo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Podgorica.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Museums Historic Sites
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Galerija 11/07/95 ©
Galerija 11/07/95
Sarajevo War Tunnel ©
Sarajevo War Tunnel
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque ©
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque

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Podgorica, Montenegro

Podgorica ©
Podgorica is the capital and largest city of Montenegro. On the 2nd (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Skadar, and then snap pictures at Millennium Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Njegos Mausoleum and then contemplate the waterfront views at Moraca River.

To plan Podgorica vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Drive from Sarajevo to Podgorica in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Pristina.

Things to do in Podgorica

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Nature & Wildlife Tours, Njegos Mausoleum
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Lake Skadar ©
Lake Skadar
Moraca River ©
Moraca River
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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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.
On the 4th (Wed), pause for some photo ops at Newborn Monument, take an in-depth tour of Ethnographic Museum (Muzeu Etnologjik), and then get lost in a book at Pristina National Library.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Pristina road trip planning app .

You can drive from Podgorica to Pristina in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Skopje.

Things to do in Pristina

Museums
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Pristina National Library ©
Pristina National Library
Newborn Monument ©
Newborn Monument

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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 4th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Macedonia Square and then snap pictures at The Stone Bridge. Keep things going the next day: take in the history at Memorial House of Mother Teresa, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Matka, and then wander the streets of Old Bazaar, Skopje.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Skopje trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Pristina to Skopje in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Skopje, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Tirana.

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

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Tirana, Albania

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Venture out of the city with trips to Durres (Shark WaterSports & Durres Amphitheatre) and Kruja Castle (in Kruje). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Dajti, see the interesting displays at Bektashi World Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Et`hem Bey Mosque, and get engrossed in the history at Muzeu Historik Kombetar.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tirana trip planner .

Drive from Skopje to Tirana in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Skopje in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Tirana: highs are around 17°C and lows about 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Tirana

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Durres, Kruja Castle
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Dajti ©
Dajti
Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar
Skanderbeg Square ©
Skanderbeg Square

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): wander the streets of Plaka, then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Athens tour itinerary planning site .

Fly from Tirana to Athens in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tirana to Athens. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Tirana in December since evenings lows in Athens dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

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Akrotiri, Greece

Akrotiri ©
Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
On the 12th (Thu), visit a coastal fixture at Akrotiri LightHouse, explore by horseback at Santo Horse Riding, then enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, and finally explore the ancient world of Akrotiri. On your second day here, examine the collection at Tomato Industrial Museum and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Akrotiri holiday tool .

You can fly from Athens to Akrotiri in 4.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Vlychada
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Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): pick up some local products at La Boqueria, then stroll around Parc Guell, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Batllo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera and then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Barcelona road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Akrotiri to Barcelona takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Akrotiri in December, expect little chillier with lows of 7°C in Barcelona. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, and then examine the collection at Prado National Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then admire the striking features of Plaza Mayor, then don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid road trip site .

Getting from Barcelona to Madrid by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Barcelona in December, with highs in Madrid at 14°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

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