19 days in Europe Itinerary

19 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Canakkale, Turkey
Ferry + Drive:  3 h 45 min
1
Edirne, Turkey
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5 h
2
Plovdiv, Bulgaria
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Veles, Republic of North Macedonia
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
5
Tirana, Albania
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Vlore, Albania
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
7
Butrint, Albania
— 2 nights
End: Butrint, Albania

2
nights
Edirne, Turkey

Edirne ©
Edirne is a city in the northwestern Turkish province of Edirne in the region of East Thrace, close to Turkey's borders with Greece and Bulgaria. Do some cultural sightseeing at Eski Cami and Beyazit II Mosque Complex. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi and Dar-ul Hadis Camii. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Edirne: Kirklareli (Ataturk Evi & Istasyon Caddesi). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Selimiye Mosque, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gazi Mihal Camii, brush up on your military savvy at Balkan War Museum, and examine the collection at Edirne Kent Muzesi.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Edirne trip itinerary planning tool.

Canakkale to Edirne is an approximately 4- hour combination of ferry and car. You can also take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Plovdiv.

Things to do in Edirne

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kirklareli
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Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi ©
Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi
Selimiye Mosque ©
Selimiye Mosque
Beyazit II Mosque Complex ©
Beyazit II Mosque Complex

4
nights
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.
Do your shopping at Balabanov House and Atanas Krastev House Museum. Visit Bachkovo Monastery and Sveta Marina church for their historical value. Explore Plovdiv's surroundings by going to Koprivshtitsa (Todor Kableshkov House Museum, Oslekov's House, &more). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Small Basilica, make a trip to Hisar Kapia, get your game on at Old Plovdiv Retro Photo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sourp Kevork Armenian Apostolic Church.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Plovdiv travel planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Edirne to Plovdiv. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time (TRT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. In October in Plovdiv, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Blagoevgrad.

Things to do in Plovdiv

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Koprivshtitsa, Bachkovo Monastery
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Bachkovo Monastery ©
Bachkovo Monastery
Sveta Marina church ©
Sveta Marina church
Art Gallery Philippopolis
Art Gallery Philippopolis

3
nights
Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria

Blagoevgrad ©
Blagòevgrad is а city in southwestern Bulgaria, the administrative centre of Blagoevgrad Municipality and of Blagoevgrad Province, with a population of 70,881 inhabitants. Visiting Waterfall "Goritsa" and Park Rila will get you outdoors. Visit Rila Monastery and Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Church for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Blagoevgrad: Pernik (Regional History Museum Pernik & Underground Mining Museum) and Kyustendil (Regional Historical Museum, Dimitar Peshev Museum, &more).

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Blagoevgrad trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Plovdiv to Blagoevgrad in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in October, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Veles.

Things to do in Blagoevgrad

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Kyustendil, Pernik, Waterfall "Goritsa", Rila Monastery, Park Rila
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Rila Monastery ©
Rila Monastery
Dimitar Peshev Museum ©
Dimitar Peshev Museum
Regional History Museum Pernik ©
Regional History Museum Pernik

1
night
Veles, Republic of North Macedonia

Veles ©
Veles is a city in the central part of the Republic of Macedonia on the Vardar river. On the 2nd (Mon), steep yourself in history at Stobi and then contemplate the waterfront views at Mladost.

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Getting from Blagoevgrad to Veles by car takes about 2.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. In November in Veles, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Tirana.

Things to do in Veles

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Stobi
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Stobi ©
Stobi
Mladost ©
Mladost

3
nights
Tirana, Albania

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and The Beach Bar will get you outdoors. Your inner history buff will appreciate Petrela Castle and Durres Amphitheatre. Step out of Tirana to go to Kruje and see Ethnographic Museum of Kruja, which is approximately 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at House of Leaves, learn about all things military at Bunk'Art 1, make a trip to Skanderbeg Square, and take an in-depth tour of Muzeu Historik Kombetar.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tirana online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Veles to Tirana takes 5 hours. Traveling from Veles in November, expect Tirana to be somewhat warmer, temps between 21°C and 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Vlore.

Things to do in Tirana

Outdoors Museums Tours

Side Trips

Durres, Ethnographic Museum of Kruja, Petrela Castle
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Ethnographic Museum of Kruja ©
Ethnographic Museum of Kruja
Nature & Wildlife Tours
House of Leaves ©
House of Leaves

2
nights
Vlore, Albania

Vlore ©
Vlorë is the third largest city and a municipality in Albania. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Independence and then explore the ancient world of Apollonia Archaeological Park. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Ethnographic Museum, Vlore, then pause for some photo ops at Muradie Mosque, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ardenica Monastery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St Mary.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Vlore driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Tirana to Vlore takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Vlore can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Butrint.

Things to do in Vlore

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Ardenica Monastery, Church of St Mary, Apollonia Archaeological Park
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Apollonia Archaeological Park ©
Apollonia Archaeological Park
Church of St Mary ©
Church of St Mary
Ardenica Monastery ©
Ardenica Monastery

2
nights
Butrint, Albania

Butrint ©
On the 8th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Butrint National Park. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Eye.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Butrint trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Vlore to Butrint in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Vlore to Butrint, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vlore in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Butrint, with lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Butrint

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Blue Eye
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Butrint National Park ©
Butrint National Park
Blue Eye ©
Blue Eye

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