11 days in Europe Itinerary

11 days in Europe Itinerary

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11 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Istanbul, Turkey
Fly:  5 h 45 min
1
Burgas, Bulgaria
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Varna, Bulgaria
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
3
Dobrich, Bulgaria
— Few hours
Drive:  5 h 30 min
4
Bucharest, Romania
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
5
Lovech, Bulgaria
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
6
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Thessaloniki, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
8
Kavala, Greece
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
9
Alexandroupoli, Greece
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7 h
10
Istanbul, Turkey
— Few hours
End: Istanbul, Turkey

1
night
Burgas, Bulgaria

Burgas ©
Surrounded by lakes and the sea, Burgas represents a popular vacation spot because of its nature, mild climate, and proximity to several charming ancient towns.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Pomorie Lake and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Burgas trip planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Burgas is an approximately 4-hour car ride. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in Burgas can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Varna.

Things to do in Burgas

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pomorie Lake
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Pomorie Lake ©
Pomorie Lake

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night
Varna, Bulgaria

Varna ©
Combine historical exploration and seaside relaxation at Varna, Bulgaria's coastal Black Sea city.
On the 26th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Nirvana Beach, see the interesting displays at Butterfly House Varna, then view the masterpieces at Tina Art Gallery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin, and finally learn about winemaking at Prisoe Winery.

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Drive from Burgas to Varna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Varna can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. You'll set off for Dobrich on the 27th (Mon).

Things to do in Varna

Museums Beaches Shopping

Side Trip

Nirvana Beach
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Tina Art Gallery ©
Tina Art Gallery
Prisoe Winery ©
Prisoe Winery

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hours
Dobrich, Bulgaria

Dobrich
Dobrich is the eight most populated city in Bulgaria, the administrative centre of Dobrich Province and the capital of the region of Southern Dobrudzha. For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Dobrich tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Varna to Dobrich by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Dobrich are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Dobrich

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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3
nights
Bucharest, Romania

The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, see the interesting displays at Ceausescu Mansion, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, read our Bucharest trip planner.

You can drive from Dobrich to Bucharest in 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Bucharest are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lovech.

Things to do in Bucharest

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Mogosoaia Palace
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Old Town ©
Old Town
Mogosoaia Palace ©
Mogosoaia Palace

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hours
Lovech, Bulgaria

Lovech ©
Lovech is a city in north-central Bulgaria. You've now added Devetashka Cave to your itinerary. On the 30th (Thu), explore the fascinating underground world of Devetashka Cave.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lovech trip maker site .

You can drive from Bucharest to Lovech in 4 hours. In July in Lovech, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Sofia.

Things to do in Lovech

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Devetashka Cave
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Devetashka Cave ©
Devetashka Cave

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nights
Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rila Monastery. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): wander the streets of Vitosha Boulevard.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sofia sightseeing planner.

Drive from Lovech to Sofia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Sofia can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Rila Monastery
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Rila Monastery ©
Rila Monastery
Vitosha Boulevard ©
Vitosha Boulevard

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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.
You've now added Ataturk Museum to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Trigonion Tower and then take in the exciting artwork at Seikilo.

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Drive from Sofia to Thessaloniki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Sofia in August, expect Thessaloniki to be somewhat warmer, temps between 38°C and 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kavala.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites Beaches Parks
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Trigonion Tower ©
Trigonion Tower
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios

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Kavala, Greece

Kavala ©
Kavala is a city in northern Greece, the principal seaport of eastern Macedonia and the capital of Kavala regional unit. On the 3rd (Mon), kick back and relax at Kalamitsa and then don't miss a visit to Imaret.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kavala vacation planner .

You can drive from Thessaloniki to Kavala in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kavala can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Alexandroupoli.

Things to do in Kavala

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Kalamitsa ©
Kalamitsa

1
night
Alexandroupoli, Greece

Alexandroupoli
Alexandroupoli is a city in Greece and the capital of the Evros regional unit in East Macedonia and Thrace. To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Alexandroupoli online tour itinerary maker .

You can drive from Kavala to Alexandroupoli in 2 hours. In August in Alexandroupoli, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 23°C at night. On the 4th (Tue), you're off toIstanbul.

Things to do in Alexandroupoli

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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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.
For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from Alexandroupoli to Istanbul in 4 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Alexandroupoli to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Alexandroupoli in August, expect nights in Istanbul to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are slightly colder, around 34°C. On the 7th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Tours Nightlife Shopping
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