20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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Bucharest, Romania
— 3 nights
Tbilisi, Georgia
— 2 nights
Kotor, Montenegro
— 4 nights
Split, Croatia
— 4 nights
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 3 nights


Bucharest, Romania — 3 nights

The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
You've now added Bike The City to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", then take a spin around town with Bike The City, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Stavropoleos Monastery. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Herăstrău Park, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bucharest trip builder website.

London, UK to Bucharest is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Bucharest is 2 hours. Traveling from London in May, you will find days in Bucharest are a bit warmer (27°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Tbilisi.
Tours · Outdoors · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay May 26 — 29:

Tbilisi, Georgia — 2 nights

On the bank of the Mtkvari River and at the foot of Trialeti mountain range, Tbilisi's location has given the city strategic significance since it was founded in the 5th century.
On the 29th (Sun), snap pictures at The Bridge of Peace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tbilisi trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Bucharest to Tbilisi in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Bucharest to Tbilisi due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Tbilisi when traveling from Bucharest in May, with lows around 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Kotor.
Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 29 — 31:

Kotor, Montenegro — 4 nights

Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
Kotor is known for historic sites, nature, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Bay of Kotor, pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of the Rocks, make a trip to Our Lady of Health, and explore the ancient world of St. Tryphon Cathedral.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kotor trip planning app.

You can fly from Tbilisi to Kotor in 10 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Tbilisi to Kotor is minus 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You will leave for Split on the 4th (Sat).
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature · Tours
Side Trips
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 4:

Split, Croatia — 4 nights

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Venture out of the city with trips to Krka National Park (in Skradin) and Speed Boats Tours (in Trogir). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Diocletian's Palace, pause for some photo ops at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and look for gifts at Break Time.

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You can drive from Kotor to Split in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Split are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Lisbon.
Outdoors · Transportation · Tours · Nature
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 8:

Lisbon, Portugal — 3 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, get to know the fascinating history of Miradouro de Santa Luzia, and hunt for treasures at Feira da Ladra.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Lisbon road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Split to Lisbon in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Sarajevo.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 11:

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina — 3 nights

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 12th (Sun), walk around Vrelo Bosne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Bascarsija, steep yourself in history at Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain), then contemplate the long history of Vijećnica, then contemplate the long history of Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, and finally see the interesting displays at Galerija 11/07/95.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sarajevo visit planner.

Fly from Lisbon to Sarajevo in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 14:

Georgia travel guide

Churches · Landmarks · Historic Walking Areas
Home to four World Heritage Sites, the beautiful country of Georgia epitomizes the saying, "the best of both worlds." Geographically, the land is divided in half by the Likhi mountain range, which yields a humid, subtropical climate to the west, and an arid, continental climate to the east. Experience a spectacular array of natural destinations, from low-land swamps, rainforests, mineral springs, and hot springs, to volcanic plateaus, snow-tipped mountains, and glaciers. Embrace the laid-back attitude, rich folklore, and ecclesiastic architecture among the sub-tropical gardens. Georgia boasts a healthy mix of rural charm and urban modernity, combined with Mediterranean hospitality. Here you'll find the deepest cave in the world, Krubera Cave, with 2,140 m (7,021 ft) of known depth. Relax in the sun along the pebbled beaches of the Black Sea, and sample the mouth-watering Georgian specialties, including "Khinkali," traditional meat dumplings, to round out your authentic Georgian holiday.

Montenegro travel guide

Historic Sites · Bodies of Water · Beaches
Whether you're in the mood to explore unspoiled nature, see historical sights, or soak in the Mediterranean atmosphere of beaches and parties, in Montenegro you can find everything within arm's reach. The Montenegrin coastline offers both large city beaches abundant with amenities, as well as peaceful fishing villages and secluded coves. Fortified old towns, medieval cathedrals, and monasteries are certain to satisfy history enthusiasts. Further inland are some of the nation's larger cities, as well as an abundance of opportunities for an active vacation. Wander off the beaten path, hike the mountains and canyons, and experience the traditional hospitality of villages where time seems to stand still. The national cuisine reflects the diversity of the landscape, including everything from fresh meat and dairy specialties, to a selection of seafood. The size of the country allows you to see a lot even during a short stay.

Croatia travel guide

Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.

Portugal travel guide

Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.

Bosnia and Herzegovina travel guide

Landmarks · Bridges · Historic Sites
Heart-Shaped Land
With the legacy of war still fresh on the streets of Bosnia and Herzegovina, this Balkan gem is often overlooked as a holiday destination. Part of the former Yugoslavia, Bosnia and Herzegovina endured a bloody and destructive war for independence in the 1990s, which ripped apart its capital and other important cities. Since then, Bosnians have moved on, and as the rest of the world does too, tourism in the country is slowly growing. You’ll be welcomed by locals with open arms, eager to share their country and culture with those who include Bosnia and Herzegovina in their itineraries. Sarajevo and Mostar top most visitors' list of places to visit for their rich history and charming streets. Make sure to indulge in some local specialities such as burek.