19 days in Europe Itinerary

19 days in Europe Itinerary

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19 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Canakkale, Turkey
ferry + Drive:  3​h 45​min
1
Edirne, Turkey
— 2 nights
Drive:  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. Appreciate the collections at Edirne Kent Muzesi and Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi. Visit Eski Cami and Beyazit II Mosque Complex for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Edirne side-trips: Kirklareli (Ataturk Evi & Istasyon Caddesi). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Selimiye Mosque, don't miss a visit to Kum Kasri Hamami, contemplate the long history of Muradiye Camii, and look for gifts at Edirne Saray Sekerleme.

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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) to allow time to travel to Plovdiv.

Things to do in Edirne

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kirklareli
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Selimiye Mosque ©
Selimiye Mosque
Beyazit II Mosque Complex ©
Beyazit II Mosque Complex
Muradiye Camii ©
Muradiye Camii

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 Andromeda Art. Get a sense of the local culture at Bachkovo Monastery and Atanas Krastev House Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Plovdiv: Koprivshtitsa (Todor Kableshkov House Museum, Oslekov's House, & more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Art Gallery Philippopolis, get engrossed in the history at Plovdiv Regional Historical Museum - Bulgarian National Revival Exposition, admire the landmark architecture of Hisar Kapia, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sourp Kevork Armenian Apostolic Church.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Plovdiv trip planner.

Getting from Edirne to Plovdiv by car takes about 2.5 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up 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
Art Gallery Philippopolis
Art Gallery Philippopolis
Balabanov House ©
Balabanov House

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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Regional History Museum Pernik and Regional Historical Museum. Visiting Waterfall "Goritsa" and Park Rila will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Blagoevgrad: Kyustendil (Dimitar Peshev Museum & Vladimir Dimitrov Art Gallery), Underground Mining Museum (in Pernik) and Rila Monastery (in Rila). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Church.

Before you visit Blagoevgrad, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Plovdiv to Blagoevgrad in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in October, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Veles.

Things to do in Blagoevgrad

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kyustendil, Pernik, Park Rila, Rila Monastery, Waterfall "Goritsa"
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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. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): steep yourself in history at Stobi and then contemplate the waterfront views at Mladost.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Veles online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Blagoevgrad to Veles takes 2.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Blagoevgrad to Veles due to the time zone difference. In November, daily temperatures in Veles can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Tirana.

Things to do in Veles

Nature Historic Sites 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.
Visit Durres Amphitheatre and Petrela Castle for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ethnographic Museum of Kruja and House of Leaves. Step out of Tirana with an excursion to The Beach Bar in Durres--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, get engrossed in the history at Muzeu Historik Kombetar, relax in sumptuous surroundings at local Arab baths, and make a trip to Skanderbeg Square.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tirana road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Veles to Tirana in 5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Veles in November: high temperatures in Tirana hover around 21°C and lows are around 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. On the 6th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Independence and then delve into the distant past at Apollonia. On your second day here, examine the collection at Ethnographic Museum, Vlore, appreciate the history behind 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 find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Vlore trip itinerary maker app .

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 your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Butrint.

Things to do in Vlore

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Fier, Ardenica Monastery
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Apollonia ©
Apollonia
Church of St Mary ©
Church of St Mary
Ardenica Monastery ©
Ardenica Monastery

2
nights
Butrint, Albania

Butrint ©
On the 8th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Butrint National Park. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Blue Eye.

To find photos and tourist information, use the Butrint route planning tool .

Getting from Vlore to Butrint by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Butrint when traveling from Vlore in November, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to 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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