42 days in Europe Itinerary

42 days in Europe Itinerary

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42 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Seattle, United States
Fly + Drive:  18​h 15​min
1
Klina, Kosovo
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Pec, Kosovo
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Prizren, Kosovo
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Pristina, Kosovo
— 2 nights
5
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 8 nights
6
Thessaloniki, Greece
— 7 nights
7
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 8 nights
8
Bucharest, Romania
— 10 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Seattle, United States


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Klina, Kosovo

Klina ©
Klina or Klinë is a town and municipality located in the Peć District of north-western Kosovo. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): admire the sheer force of Mirusha Waterfalls.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Klina trip planner .

Seattle, USA to Klina is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Pec.

Things to do in Klina

Nature Parks
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Mirusha Waterfalls ©
Mirusha Waterfalls

3
nights
Pec, Kosovo

Pec ©
Do some cultural sightseeing at Visoki Decani Monastery and Zvecan Fortress.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Pec journey planner.

Traveling by car from Klina to Pec takes an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Prizren.

Things to do in Pec

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Visoki Decani Monastery, Zvecan Fortress
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Via Ferrata Ari ©
Via Ferrata Ari
Visoki Decani Monastery ©
Visoki Decani Monastery
Patriarchate of Pec ©
Patriarchate of Pec

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Emin Pasa Camii (Emin Pasha Mosque), take in the spiritual surroundings of Khalwati Tekke, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sinan Pasha Mosque, then get engrossed in the history at Albanian League of Prizren Museum [Muzeu Lidhja Shqiptare e Prizrenit], and finally learn more about the world around you at Marash Park. Keep things going the next day: admire all the interesting features of Kalaja Fortress and then take in the awesome beauty at Shar Mountain National Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Prizren online trip planner .

You can drive from Pec to Prizren in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Pristina.

Things to do in Prizren

Museums Nature Parks
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2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the spiritual surroundings of Xhamia e Llapit, buy something for everyone on your list at ALBI Shopping Mall, then make a trip to Gracanica Monastery, and finally delve into the distant past at Ulpiana. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Novo Brdo Castle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Germia Park, get engrossed in the history at Ethnographic Museum (Muzeu Etnologjik), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Džamija cara, then appreciate the history behind Newborn Monument, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Katedrale Nënë Tereza.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Pristina tour planner.

You can drive from Prizren to Pristina in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Skopje.

Things to do in Pristina

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Gracanica
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Xhamia e Llapit ©
Xhamia e Llapit
Džamija cara ©
Džamija cara

8
nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Old Bazaar, Skopje and Church of St. Panteleimon. Do some cultural sightseeing at Brzanov Winery and Kale. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Skopje: Xhamia E Larme (in Tetovo), Staro Nagorichane (The Zebrnjak Monument, Church St. George, & more) and Stobi (in Palikura). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Macedonia Square, pause for some photo ops at Millennium Cross, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Ascension of Jesus, and delve into the distant past at Stone town of Kuklica.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Skopje trip planner .

Drive from Pristina to Skopje in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Skopje

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Prilep, Staro Nagorichane, Stone town of Kuklica, Xhamia E Larme, Stobi
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Old Bazaar, Skopje ©
Old Bazaar, Skopje
Macedonia Square ©
Macedonia Square
Kokino ©
Kokino

7
nights
Thessaloniki, Greece

Thessaloniki ©
A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hagios Demetrios and Rotunda. Get some cultural insight at Ladadika District and Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Thessaloniki: Monastery of St. Anastasia (in Vasilika), Ktima Gerovassiliou (in Epanomi) and Karasouli Military Cemetry (in Polykastro). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, contemplate the long history of Church of Agios Nikolaos Orphanos, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Thessaloniki online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Skopje to Thessaloniki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Skopje to Thessaloniki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Thessaloniki when traveling from Skopje in May, with lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sofia.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Ktima Gerovassiliou, Zeitenlik, Monastery of St. Anastasia, Karasouli Military Cemetry
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Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture
Rotunda ©
Rotunda

8
nights
Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Popular historic sites such as Cathedral Saint Alexandar Nevski and Vitosha Boulevard are in your itinerary. Rila Monastery and Boyana Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Dedicate the 20th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at National Museum of History, take in the spiritual surroundings of Banya Bashi Mosque, and take a stroll through Boyana Village.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sofia online journey builder .

Getting from Thessaloniki to Sofia by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Thessaloniki in May; daily highs in Sofia reach 72°F and lows reach 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Rila Monastery
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St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Rila Monastery ©
Rila Monastery
Boyana Church ©
Boyana Church

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nights
Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Old Town and Stavropoleos Church (Biserica Stravrapoleos) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Lipscani and Patriarchal Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bucharest: Serve Winery (in Ceptura), LacertA Winery (in Buzau) and Therme București (in Balotesti). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Parliament, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, delve into the distant past at Dacian Fortresses of the Orastie Mountains, and steep yourself in history at Mogosoaia Palace.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bucharest trip planner .

Fly from Sofia to Bucharest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Bucharest sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bucharest

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Serve Winery, Tiriac Collection, Dacian Fortresses of the Orastie Mountains, Bellu Manor, Therme București
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Peasant Museum (Muzeul Taranului Roman) ©
Stavropoleos Monastery ©
Stavropoleos Monastery
Old Town ©
Old Town

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