56 days in Europe Itinerary

56 days in Europe Itinerary

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56 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Train:  6 h 30 min
1
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
train:  8 h
3
Dresden, Germany
— 2 nights
Train:  30 min
4
Bad Schandau, Germany
— 3 nights
ferry:  1 h
5
Hrensko, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Brno, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
8
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
9
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
10
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
11
Belgrade, Serbia
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
12
Pristina, Kosovo
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
13
Prizren, Kosovo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
14
Kotor, Montenegro
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
15
Tirana, Albania
— 3 nights
Shuttle:  2 h
16
Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
17
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
18
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
19
Sozopol, Bulgaria
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  12 h 30 min
20
Istanbul, Turkey
— 5 nights
End: Istanbul, Turkey

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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
You've now added Delirium to your itinerary. On the 10th (Mon), take a stroll through Place St. Gery and then get a taste of local nightlife at Delirium.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels online driving holiday planner.

London, UK to Brussels is an approximately 2.5- hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from London to Brussels, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in January, you will find days in Brussels are little chillier (5°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Cologne.

Things to do in Brussels

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
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Sonian Forest ©
Sonian Forest
Place St. Gery ©
Place St. Gery
Delirium ©
Delirium

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Cologne, Germany

Cologne
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
You can plan Cologne trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by train from Brussels to Cologne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Cologne are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. You'll set off for Dresden on the 13th (Thu).

Things to do in Cologne

Nightlife Historic Sites Museums
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Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
On the 14th (Fri), explore the landscape on two wheels at Rollon - Radtouren, engage your brain at Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, then make a trip to Old Market Square (Altmarkt), and finally snap pictures at Augustus Bridge.

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

Traveling by flight from Cologne to Dresden takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Cologne in January, you will find days in Dresden are little chillier (3°C), and nights are about the same (-1°C). You'll set off for Bad Schandau on the 15th (Sat).

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Childrens Museums Trails
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Deutsches Hygiene-Museum ©
Deutsches Hygiene-Museum
Old Market Square (Altmarkt) ©
Old Market Square (Altmarkt)
Augustus Bridge ©
Augustus Bridge

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Bad Schandau, Germany

Bad Schandau ©
Bad Schandau is a spa town in Germany, in the south of the Free State of Saxony and the district of Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge. Get in touch with nature at Saxon Switzerland National Park and Die Wanderung am Lilienstein. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Grosser Zschirnstein and Museum Bad Schandau Erich Wustmann. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Luchsgehege.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bad Schandau trip maker site.

Bad Schandau is very close to Dresden. In January, daytime highs in Bad Schandau are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. On the 18th (Tue), you're off to Hrensko.

Things to do in Bad Schandau

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Saxon Switzerland National Park, Die Wanderung am Lilienstein, Grosser Zschirnstein
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Saxon Switzerland National Park ©
Saxon Switzerland National Park
Die Wanderung am Lilienstein ©
Die Wanderung am Lilienstein
Luchsgehege ©
Luchsgehege

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Hrensko, Czech Republic

Hrensko ©
Hřensko is a small village of approximately 320 inhabitants in the Ústí nad Labem Region of the Czech Republic on the border with Germany. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take in the views from Old Town Bridge (Staromestsky Most) and then appreciate the views at Edmundova soutEska. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): head outdoors with Wild Gorge, then examine the collection at Sklarske Muzeum Novy Bor, then explore the historical opulence of The Rock Castle Sloup, and finally don't miss a visit to Saunstejn Castle.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hrensko online day trip planner.

Hrensko is just a short distance from Bad Schandau. Expect a daytime high around 2°C in January, and nighttime lows around -2°C. On the 20th (Thu), you're off to Prague.

Things to do in Hrensko

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

The Rock Castle Sloup, Old Town Bridge (Staromestsky Most), Sklarske Muzeum Novy Bor
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The Rock Castle Sloup ©
The Rock Castle Sloup
Edmundova soutEska ©
Edmundova soutEska
Sklarske Muzeum Novy Bor ©
Sklarske Muzeum Novy Bor

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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.
Visiting Vridelni kolonada and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Czech Repubrick and Gallery of Steel Figures. Venture out of the city with trips to St Bartholomew's Cathedral (in Pilsen) and Karlovy Vary (Moser & Church of St. Mary Magdalene). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Musee Grévin s.r.o. Prague, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Salvator, find something for the whole family at Thrill Park - Prague's Horror Theme Park, and explore the engaging exhibits at Muzeum Smyslů.

Make your Prague itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Hrensko to Prague takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 2°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Brno.

Things to do in Prague

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Karlovy Vary, St Bartholomew's Cathedral
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Czech Repubrick ©
Czech Repubrick
Vridelni kolonada ©
Vridelni kolonada
Gallery of Steel Figures ©
Gallery of Steel Figures

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Brno, Czech Republic

Brno ©
A thousand years old, Brno offers a convenient urban base for exploring the southern section of Moravia, famed for its lush vineyards and natural caves.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of St. John.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Brno itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Prague to Brno takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Brno sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Brno

Historic Sites Museums
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Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary ©
Zetor Gallery ©
Zetor Gallery
Dietrichsteinsky Palace ©
Dietrichsteinsky Palace

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Bank Austria Kunstforum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Augustinerkirche, see the interesting displays at Papyrus Collection and Papyrus Museum Vienna, then take an in-depth tour of Imperial Carriage Museum Vienna, then examine the collection at Hofmobiliendepot - Imperial Furniture Collection, and finally steep yourself in history at Haydnhaus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Naturpark Mannersdof-Wuste, try your luck at Casino Baden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Russian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Nicholas, then pause for some photo ops at Pestsäule, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Michaelerplatz.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Vienna trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by train from Brno to Vienna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Casino Baden, Naturpark Mannersdof-Wuste
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cachtice Castle and Mierove namestie. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Beckov castle and Mestska Veza. Change things up with these side-trips from Bratislava: Parish Stairway (in Trencin), Malokarpatske muzeum v Pezinku (in Pezinok) and The Museum of Military History (in Piestany). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kostol svateho Michala archanjela, take in the views from Stary most, examine the collection at Bunker BS-8, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Michael the Archangel.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bratislava trip builder website.

You can drive from Vienna to Bratislava in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January in Bratislava, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Nitra, Trencin, Beckov castle, The Museum of Military History, Malokarpatske muzeum v Pezinku
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Cachtice Castle ©
Cachtice Castle
Slnecne Jazera ©
Slnecne Jazera
Beckov castle ©
Beckov castle

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Tagore Promenade and Lazar Equestrian Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Faust Wine Cellar and Zugfozde Palinka Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Budapest side-trips: Szentendre (Retro Design Center & Mikrocsodak Muzeuma), Round Church (in Balatonfured) and Tihany (Babamuzeum & Historical Waxworks and Pirate museum). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Jatekmuzeum - Foltermuseum, explore the galleries of Helikon Castle Museum, and see the interesting displays at Nostalgia Museum - Curiosities and Kitsch Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest online road trip planner.

Drive from Bratislava to Budapest in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January in Budapest, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Budapest

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Keszthely, Tihany, Balatonfured, Visegrad, Szentendre
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Retro Design Center ©
Retro Design Center
Tagore Promenade ©
Tagore Promenade
Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral ©
Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral

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Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): steep yourself in history at The National Assembly, explore the world behind art at Zepter Museum , Belgrade, learn about all things military at Military Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Petka's Chapel, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ružica, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Spomen-zbirka Pavla Beljanskog, enjoy the sand and surf at Strand, learn about winemaking at Podrum Probus, then steep yourself in history at Sremski Karlovci, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orthodox Cathedral of St Nicholas, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Upper Church.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, go to the Belgrade day trip tool.

You can fly from Budapest to Belgrade in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In February, daily temperatures in Belgrade can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Pristina.

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Sremski Karlovci, Novi Sad
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Podrum Probus ©
Podrum Probus
Strand ©
Strand
Sremski Karlovci ©
Sremski Karlovci

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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.
Zvecan Fortress and Gazimestan Memorial are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Mirusha Waterfalls and Sleeping beauty Cave. Venture out of the city with trips to Mitrovica (Miner's Monument, Saint Demetrius Church, &more), Old Bazaar of Peja (in Pec) and Ulpiana (in Gracanica). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Medieval Monuments in Kosovo, admire the landmark architecture of Carshia Mosque (Xhamia e Carshise), examine the collection at Illusium, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Mother Tereza.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Pristina route builder website.

Traveling by car from Belgrade to Pristina takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Prizren.

Things to do in Pristina

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Mitrovica, Medieval Monuments in Kosovo, Old Bazaar of Peja, Ulpiana, Mirusha Waterfalls
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Saint Demetrius Church ©
Saint Demetrius Church
Mirusha Waterfalls ©
Mirusha Waterfalls
Gazimestan Memorial ©
Gazimestan Memorial

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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 8th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint George and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Holy Saviour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Stone Bridge, make a trip to Khalwati Tekke, take in the spiritual surroundings of Emin Pasa Camii (Emin Pasha Mosque), then explore the ancient world of Mahmet Pasha Hamam, and finally explore the striking landscape of Shar Mountain National Park.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Prizren online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Pristina to Prizren takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Prizren

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Church of Holy Saviour ©
Church of Holy Saviour
Shar Mountain National Park ©
Shar Mountain National Park
Marash Park ©
Marash Park

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sea Gate and Fort Vrmac - Old Austro-Hungarian Fortress. Get some cultural insight at Fort sv Andrija and Grubonja Palace. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Palace Zmajevic, make a trip to Lapidarium in St. Michael's Church, admire the landmark architecture of The Church of St. Matthew, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Joseph.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kotor trip site.

Drive from Prizren to Kotor in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Perast, The Church of St. Matthew, Kotor3DMuseum
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Trg Sv. Tripuna ©
Trg Sv. Tripuna
Sea Gate
Sea Gate
Fort sv Andrija ©
Fort sv Andrija

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Tirana, Albania

Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Escape the urban bustle at Spille Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Duka Winery and Vineyard and The Cave of Pellumbas. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tirana: Petrela Castle (in Petrele) and Preza Castle (in Fushe Preze). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Museum of Secret Surveillance, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Paul Cathedral, gain interesting insight with a heritage tour, and get a new perspective on nature at National Archaeological Museum.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Tirana online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Kotor to Tirana by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In February in Tirana, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can take a shuttle to Ohrid.

Things to do in Tirana

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Spille Beach, Petrela Castle, The Cave of Pellumbas, Duka Winery and Vineyard, Preza Castle
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Spille Beach ©
Spille Beach
The Cave of Pellumbas ©
The Cave of Pellumbas

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to National Workshop For Handmade Paper and Mavrovo National Park. Get a sense of the local culture at Holy Mary Perybleptos and St. Archangel Michael Monastery. Explore Ohrid's surroundings by going to Holy Mother of God (in Kalista), Monastery St. Jovan Bigorski (in Gostivar) and Resen Museum (in Resen). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Tose Proeski Memorial House, view the masterpieces at Atelier Marta Pejoska, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ali Pasha Mosque, and contemplate the long history of Early Christian Basilica.

Plan trip to Ohrid with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Take a shuttle from Tirana to Ohrid in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tirana in February, expect Ohrid to be a bit cooler, temps between 10°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Skopje.

Things to do in Ohrid

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Prilep, Resen Museum, Monastery St. Jovan Bigorski, River Drim, Tose Proeski Memorial House
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St. Archangel Michael Monastery ©
St. Archangel Michael Monastery
National Workshop For Handmade Paper ©
Holy Mary Perybleptos ©
Holy Mary Perybleptos

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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.
Mustafa Pasha Mosque and Stobi are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Brzanov Winery and Isa Beg Hammam. Get out of town with these interesting Skopje side-trips: Tetovo (Xhamia E Larme & Arabati Baba Tekke). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Macedonian Village Resort Ethnological Museum, take in breathtaking views at Matka Canyon, admire the landmark architecture of Kapan Han, and get engrossed in the history at Holocaust Memorial Centre.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Skopje day trip planner.

Drive from Ohrid to Skopje in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In February in Skopje, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sofia.

Things to do in Skopje

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Tetovo, Macedonian Village Resort Ethnological Museum, Stobi
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Xhamia E Larme ©
Xhamia E Larme
Mustafa Pasha Mosque ©
Mustafa Pasha Mosque
Stobi ©
Stobi

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Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): have fun and explore at Muzeiko, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Nina, admire the masterpieces at The Red Flat, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Nikolai Sofiyski, then try your luck at Royale Palms Casino, and finally don't miss a visit to Sofia Ancient Serdica Archaeological Complex.

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

Getting from Skopje to Sofia by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. In February, daytime highs in Sofia are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Sozopol.

Things to do in Sofia

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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The Red Flat ©
The Red Flat
Ancient Serdica Archaeological Complex ©
Saint Nikolai Sofiyski ©
Saint Nikolai Sofiyski

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Sozopol, Bulgaria

Sozopol ©
The romantic atmosphere that lives on in this old city, located along the stunning Black Sea coast, makes Sozopol a popular seaside getaway.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Veleka Beach and Poda Protected Site. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cape Emine and Pomorie Museum of History. Explore Sozopol's surroundings by going to Nessebar (The Old Fountain, Church of the Assumption, &more), Sveti Vlas (CRG Airsoft Arena & Church of St. Afanasiy the Great) and Church of the Assumption (in Tsarevo). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Historical Museum of Burgas, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Nicholas Chapel, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Primorsko.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sozopol itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Sofia to Sozopol takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Sozopol

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Burgas, Nessebar, Sveti Vlas, Pomorie Museum of History, Cape Emine
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Cape Emine ©
Cape Emine
Veleka Beach ©
Veleka Beach
Poda Protected Site ©
Poda Protected Site

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Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Get outdoors at Uzuntarla Tabiat Parki and Altinkemer Local Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Bebek and Balat. Explore Istanbul's surroundings by going to Bursa (Muradiye Complex & Green Tomb), Izmit (Gayret Gemi Museum & KInalI Asker ParkI) and Eriklitepe Tabiat Parki (in Basiskele). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Besiktas, don't miss a visit to Haydarpasa Terminal, take an in-depth tour of Panorama 1453, and admire the landmark architecture of Fatih Mosque and Complex.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Istanbul trip app.

Explore your travel options from Sozopol to Istanbul with the Route module. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Sozopol to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sozopol in March, Istanbul is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Bursa, Basiskele, Izmit, Altinkemer Local Beach
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Eriklitepe Tabiat Parki ©
Eriklitepe Tabiat Parki
Besiktas ©
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