43 days in Europe Itinerary

43 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Calgary, Canada
Fly + Drive:  17 h
1
Eger, Hungary
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Belgrade, Serbia
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h
4
Istanbul, Turkey
— 6 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
Plovdiv, Bulgaria
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 4 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  4 h 45 min
7
Bucharest, Romania
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
8
Brasov, Romania
— 3 nights
+2
Shuttle + Foot + Fly:  9 h
9
Lviv, Ukraine
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
10
Kiev, Ukraine
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  17 h
End: Calgary, Canada

4
nights
Eger, Hungary

Eger ©
Nestled between the Matra and Bukk Mountains in northern Hungary, Eger represents a mixture of historical discovery and relaxing pleasures.
Eger is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nagy-Eged Mountain, admire the landmark architecture of Visitor's Centre of the Eger Archbishop's Palace, admire the natural beauty at Erdotelki Arboretum, and learn about winemaking at Szepasszonyvolgy 46..

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Eger vacation maker website.

Calgary, Canada to Eger is an approximately 17.5- hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Calgary to Eger due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Calgary in March, expect Eger to be somewhat warmer, temps between 13°C and 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Budapest.

Things to do in Eger

Parks Wineries Nature

Side Trip

Tokaj Wine Region
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Nagy-Eged Mountain ©
Nagy-Eged Mountain
Kovacs Nimrod Winery ©
Kovacs Nimrod Winery
Szepasszonyvolgy 46. ©
Szepasszonyvolgy 46.

6
nights
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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue, and don't miss a visit to Heroes' Square.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Budapest trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Eger to Budapest takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March in Budapest, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

4
nights
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Get out of town with these interesting Belgrade side-trips: Oplenac (in Topola), Petrovaradin Fortress (in Petrovaradin) and Manasija Monastery (in Despotovac). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Kalemegdan, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, kick back and relax at Ada Ciganlija, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Belgrade trip planner.

Fly from Budapest to Belgrade in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In March, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Petrovaradin Fortress, Oplenac, Manasija Monastery
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Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
Room Escape Games
Petrovaradin Fortress ©
Petrovaradin Fortress

6
nights
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.
Istanbul is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Hagia Sophia Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, and admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Istanbul day trip planning site.

You can fly from Belgrade to Istanbul in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Turkey Time (TRT) is 2 hours. Traveling from Belgrade in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Istanbul, with lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Plovdiv.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

3
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.
Explore Plovdiv's surroundings by going to Pamporovo Ski Resort (in Smolyan), Bachkovo Monastery (in Bachkovo) and Marvelous Bridges (in Chepelare). The adventure continues: have some family-friendly fun at Old Plovdiv Retro Photo, make a trip to Buhalov Han - Center for crafts and cultural traditions, steep yourself in history at Plovdiv Roman Theatre, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, you can read our Plovdiv vacation planning website.

You can drive from Istanbul to Plovdiv in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Turkey Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Istanbul in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Plovdiv, with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sofia.

Things to do in Plovdiv

Tours Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Pamporovo Ski Resort, Bachkovo Monastery, Buhalov Han - Center for crafts and cultural traditions, Marvelous Bridges
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Old Plovdiv Retro Photo ©
Old Plovdiv Retro Photo
Pamporovo Ski Resort ©
Pamporovo Ski Resort
Food Tours

4
nights
Sofia, Bulgaria

Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sofia: Borovets (Horseback Riding Tours & Borovets Ski Resort) and Rila Monastery (in Rila). Next up on the itinerary: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in the awesome beauty at Vitosha Mountain, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Sveti Nikolay, and wander the streets of Vitosha Boulevard.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sofia trip site.

Drive from Plovdiv to Sofia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Borovets, Rila Monastery
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Walking tours
Horseback Riding Tours
Room Escape Games

4
nights
Bucharest, Romania

The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Bucharest is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", ponder the world of politics at Palace of Parliament, get engrossed in the history at Museum of History of the Jewish Community, and explore the world behind art at Peasant Museum (Muzeul Taranului Roman).

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bucharest online day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Sofia to Bucharest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Bucharest sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Brasov.

Things to do in Bucharest

Tours Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Dacian Fortresses of the Orastie Mountains
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Walking tours
Muzeul National al Satului
Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti"
Palace of Parliament ©
Palace of Parliament

3
nights
Brasov, Romania

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brasov: Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) (in Bran), Mountain Postavarul (in Poiana Brasov) and Peles Castle (in Sinaia). There's much more to do: grab your bike and head to Season Hill, step into the grandiose world of Rasnov Citadel, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Church (Biserica Neagra), and fly down the slopes at Valtour Ski School.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Brasov trip builder app.

You can take a train from Bucharest to Brasov in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lviv.

Things to do in Brasov

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Poiana Brasov, Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Rasnov Citadel, Peles Castle
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Season Hill ©
Season Hill
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Mountain Postavarul ©
Mountain Postavarul

2
nights
Lviv, Ukraine

Lviv ©
Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
Change things up with a short trip to Zoopark Limpopo in Medenychi (about 1h 20 min away). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Rynok Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Svyatogo Yura Cathedral, get your game on at Lviv South District, and enjoy breathtaking views from Lviv High Castle.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Lviv sightseeing planner.

Getting from Brasov to Lviv by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Lviv are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Kiev.

Things to do in Lviv

Fun & Games Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Zoopark Limpopo
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Lviv South District ©
Lviv South District
Rynok Square ©
Rynok Square
Old Town ©
Old Town

4
nights
Kiev, Ukraine

The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Kiev is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, make a trip to Andriyivski Uzviz, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Volodymyr's Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Sophia's Cathedral.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kiev trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Lviv to Kiev takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kiev

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Photography Tours
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
St. Sophia's Cathedral ©
St. Sophia's Cathedral

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