12-Day Road Trip to Bulgaria, Serbia, North Macedonia, Montenegro, and Albania

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12 days & 11 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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Get ready for an exhilarating 12-day European road trip. This trip will take you through Bulgaria, Serbia, North Macedonia, Montenegro, and Albania and immerse you in the diverse tapestry of European culture.

With this ultimate European tour package, you'll experience the essence of 5 incredible countries, each offering a tapestry of experiences that will leave you with lasting memories. You'll stay 5 nights in Bulgaria, 3 nights in Serbia, 1 night in North Macedonia, 1 night in Montenegro, and 1 night in Albania.

In the first leg of your journey, you'll find yourself in the heart of Bulgaria, a land filled with treasures waiting to be discovered. You’ll collect your chosen rental car in the city of Sofia and begin your adventure from there. Explore Sofia, Kyustendil, and Bistritsa, where picturesque vistas and cultural gems await your exploration.

Next, prepare to be mesmerized by the diverse and vibrant landscapes of Serbia. Immerse yourself in the allure of Zlatibor, Belgrade, and City of Niš, where every street tells a story.

Continuing your journey, you'll step into the captivating realm of North Macedonia. This country's charm is boundless, and you'll be impressed by the wonders of Skopje.

As your Euro trip unfolds, you'll find yourself in Montenegro. Montenegro offers a multitude of experiences to explore in destinations like Danilovgrad Municipality and Zabljak.

In the next phase of your Europe tour, you'll drive to Albania. Look forward to enticing destinations, including Lezhë, Shkoder, and Bërdicë e Sipërme, where you can savor its rich culture, splendid landscapes, and culinary delights.

Your multi-country road trip brings you close to some of Europe’s most iconic attractions and landmarks, such as Zlatibor’s Gold gondola Zlatibor and Skopje's iconic Old Bazaar. In Danilovgrad Municipality, marvel at the extraordinary Manastir Ždrebaonik. During your time in Lezhë, appreciate the unforgettable Lezhë. From must-see attractions to breathtaking viewpoints, this meticulously crafted itinerary promises you a glimpse into the unique features of this region in Europe.

Throughout your tour, you’ll stay at some of the best accommodations along your route. Our recommendations always include options with varying levels of comfort, ranging from 3 to 5-star hotels that cater to various preferences and budgets.

Your ultimate multi-country road trip across Bulgaria, Serbia, North Macedonia, Montenegro, and Albania will not be complete without indulging in some retail therapy! Embark on a quest for a rare souvenir in each destination. Beyond the thrill of buying unique goods, it’s also an amazing opportunity to immerse yourself in local customs and interact with friendly locals at every stop.

By booking this holiday package, you can save yourself from the tedious task of researching and planning your road trip in Europe. We'll handle all the travel arrangements for your 12-day self-drive adventure in Bulgaria, Serbia, North Macedonia, Montenegro, and Albania. With our expertise, you can enjoy a hassle-free experience and focus on immersing yourself in incredible destinations without the stress of organizing every detail. This holiday deal also comes with 24/7 travel support and a step-by-step guide accessible via our mobile app to assist you throughout your journey.

Discover breathtaking landscapes, diverse cultures, and iconic landmarks in multiple European countries on one epic road trip! Travel across borders and experience the freedom of the open road as you create lifelong memories in Bulgaria, Serbia, North Macedonia, Montenegro, and Albania.

Choose your travel dates today and start planning your unforgettable multi-country road trip with Guide to Europe!

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Hotel, 11 nights
Rental car, 12 days
CDW Insurance
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Destinations

Sofia - city in BulgariaSofia / 5 nights
Bistritsa
Shkodër - town in AlbaniaShkoder / 1 night
Panoramic view of Skopje town with Vodno hill in the background.Skopje / 1 night
Niš - city in SerbiaNiš
Zlatibor / 1 night
Кюстендил -  in BulgariaKyustendil
BelgradeBelgrade / 2 nights
Bërdicë e Sipërme
Žabljak - region in MontenegroŽabljak / 1 night
Photo of aerial view of Danilovgrad Montenegro, bridge on Zeta river on the way to Ostrog monastery and the downtown park.Danilovgrad
Bashkia Lezhë - city in AlbaniaBashkia Lezhë

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Belgrade FortressBelgrade Fortress
Republic SquareRepublic Square
Saint Sava TempleSaint Sava Temple
South Park
KalemegdanKalemegdan
Borisova Gradina Park
Београдски зоолошки вртБеоградски зоолошки врт
TašmajdanTašmajdan
St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
Old Bazaar, Chair, Skopje, Municipality of Chair, City of Skopje, Skopje Region, North MacedoniaOld Bazaar
Niš Fortress, Ниш (Црвени Крст), Градска општина Црвени Крст, Niš, City of Niš, Nisava Administrative District, Central Serbia, SerbiaNiš Fortress
Park "Zaimov"
Sofia Zoo, R-7276261, R-186382, R-4283101Sofia Zoo
Photo of sunset aerial view of the National Palace of Culture in Sofia, Bulgaria.National Palace of Culture
Photo of Monastery of Ostrog is a monastery of Serbian Orthodox Church placed against an almost vertical rock of Ostroska Greda, Montenegro.Ostrog monastery
Nikola Tesla MuseumNikola Tesla Museum
North Park
St. Sava Park, Ниш (Медијана), Градска општина Медијана, City of Niš, Niš, Nisava Administrative District, Central Serbia, SerbiaSt Sava Park
Park "Geo Milev
Ivan Vazov" National Theater
Photo of Eagles' bridge in Sofia, Bulgaria.Eagles' Bridge
St. Mark Orthodox Church, МЗ Ташмајдан, Palilula, Palilula Urban Municipality, City of Belgrade, Central Serbia, SerbiaSt Mark Orthodox Church
Druzhba Park
Jevremovac Botanical GardenJevremovac Botanical Garden
Durmitor, Žabljak Municipality, MontenegroDurmitor
Holy Trinity Park
Knyazheska Garden
Gold gondola Zlatibor, Zlatibor, Cajetina Municipality, Zlatibor Administrative District, Central Serbia, SerbiaGold gondola Zlatibor
Park Čair, Ниш (Медијана), Градска општина Медијана, City of Niš, Niš, Nisava Administrative District, Central Serbia, SerbiaPark Čair
Tornik Ski Center, Jablanica, Cajetina Municipality, Zlatibor Administrative District, Central Serbia, SerbiaTornik Ski Center
King Milan Square, Ниш (Медијана), Градска општина Медијана, City of Niš, Niš, Nisava Administrative District, Central Serbia, SerbiaKing Milan Square
Monument to the Executed Partisans of Zlatibor, Zlatibor, Cajetina Municipality, Zlatibor Administrative District, Central Serbia, SerbiaMonument to the Executed Partisans of Zlatibor
Muzeiko
photo of view of Sofia's cityscape, blending old-world charm with modernity, featuring the iconic lion bridge, Bulgaria.Lions' Bridge
Sveta Nedelya Church
Church of St Nicholas the Miracle-Maker
Photo of Archaeological Museum of Macedonia and famous Stone Bridge in downtown of Skopje.Stone Bridge in Skopje
photo of  view of View of ruined defence walls and tower of Hisarlaka fortress with big broken jars in Kyustendil, Bulgaria,Kyustendil bulgaria.Hisarlaka Fortress
Photo of aerial view of Rozafa Castle in Shkoder, Albania.Rozafa Castle
photo of view of Stock Photo ID: 323530922  Bliznaka (Twin) Lake in Rila mountain, Bulgaria,Bistritsa Bulgaria.Rila
Square Macedonia, Centar, Skopje, Municipality of Centar, City of Skopje, Skopje Region, North MacedoniaSquare „Macedonia“
Photo of National Gallery of Macedonia or Daut Pasha Hamam in the centre of Skopje city, North Macedonia.Čifte Hammam
Photo of beautiful view of the Skopje Fortress (Kale Fortress) in Skopje, Macedonia.Skopje Fortress
LEZHA, Lezhë, Bashkia Lezhë, Lezhë County, Northern Albania, AlbaniaLezhë
Manastir Ždrebaonik

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Day 1

Day 1 – Sofia - arrival day

  • Sofia - Arrival day
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  • Lions' Bridge
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Your unforgettable multi-country road trip in Bulgaria, Serbia, North Macedonia, Montenegro, and Albania begins the moment you arrive in the awe-inspiring city of Sofia in Bulgaria. You’ll check in at a top-rated hotel and stay in Sofia for 4 nights.

Catch an early flight to Bulgaria to enjoy as much time as possible exploring Sofia before it’s time to hit the road and drive to your next destination. Discover the city’s rich history, breathtaking sights, and lively atmosphere with visits to the most popular attractions.

One place travelers keep coming back to in Sofia is the magnificent Lions' Bridge. Around 6,331 visitors have rated this excellent footbridge and travel destination an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars.

Find your way to your hotel in Sofia. We recommend choosing a hotel in a central location for easy exploring. Check-in typically starts between 2 and 4 PM at hotels in Bulgaria. Settle in and make plans for the evening.

As the day slows down and turns into evening, we encourage you to indulge your taste buds at one of the top-rated restaurants in Sofia. After a delicious dinner, experience the local nightlife or unwind at one of the city’s most popular bars.

This -awardee earns consistently high praises from guests. As a top-rated it is an ideal choice in the city. Enjoy a lovely meal at Mamma Mia Ltd, a top-rated place to have dinner tonight. Alternatively, if your taste buds call for something different, Divaka is another top choice with a popular menu.

Explore the vibrant nightlife at Halbite Beer Hall after your meal, a hub for lively evenings and memorable moments.

Your multi-country road trip in Bulgaria, Serbia, North Macedonia, Montenegro, and Albania has only just begun. Brace yourself for more exciting days to come as you cross country borders in the comfort of your rental car and discover the most unique attractions, activities, and foods of each destination.

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Day 2

Day 2 – Sofia and Reduta

  • Sofia
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Drive 33 km, 1 hour 29 min

  • Druzhba Park
  • Park "Geo Milev
  • Sofia Zoo
  • National Palace of Culture
  • South Park
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On day 2, you will wake up in Reduta with an entire day of wonders ahead of you! You still have 3 nights left in Sofia before it’s time to get back on the road and continue your European tour across Bulgaria, Serbia, North Macedonia, Montenegro, and Albania.

One place travelers keep coming back to in Sofia is the magnificent Druzhba Park. Around 8,509 visitors have rated this excellent park and travel destination an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

We also recommend you explore the amazing Sofia Zoo on this leg of your adventure in Bulgaria. This attraction is a well-known zoo that has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from around 14,962 travelers.

The remarkable National Palace of Culture is known to be one of the best places to visit in Sofia, and its average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 14,510 traveler reviews is proof.

Dive deeper into Sofia by exploring the captivating South Park. With a stellar average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 30,763 travelers, make sure this wonderful site is on your Sofia exploration list!

As the day unfolds, you’ll be delighted to find that the city of Sofia boasts an array of restaurants and bars catering to every budget. Take this opportunity to sample the distinctive flavors of Bulgaria.

Esteemed for its , this restaurant offers a remarkable selection of cuisine. This esteemed -recipient consistently impresses guests, making it a must-visit spot during your holiday. With its recognition, it guarantees an unforgettable dining adventure. Savor the flavors at Face bar & dinner, a top pick for dinner tonight. Alternatively, Art Club Museum beckons with its unique menu offerings.

Continue your lively evening at Lime Cafe & Cocktails, a perfect place for winding down or revving up the night, depending on which mood you’re in.

As the night falls in Sofia, take a moment to savor the experiences of the day. Wash away your fatigue with a drink, or lay back and relax at your hotel, and look forward to another thrilling day of your multi-country journey across Europe.

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Day 3

Day 3 – Sofia and Musagenitsa

  • Sofia
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Drive 16 km, 1 hour 14 min

  • Church of St Nicholas the Miracle-Maker
  • Knyazheska Garden
  • Eagles' Bridge
  • Borisova Gradina Park
  • Muzeiko
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Wake up and see what day 3 of your great European road trip in Bulgaria, Serbia, North Macedonia, Montenegro, and Albania has in store for you! You will be staying in Sofia for 2 nights before continuing your journey to the next destination.

You'll enjoy easy access to the most remarkable sights in Sofia, including the outstanding Church of St. Nicholas the Miracle-Maker. Having an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 5,034 reviews, this fascinating church and attraction is one of the top travel destinations in the city.

Sofia is also home to the captivating Knyazheska Garden, a local park considered one of the highlights of the city. About 7,672 visitors have rated this incredible site with 4.5 out of 5 stars, proving its popularity.

The extraordinary Eagles' Bridge is another unforgettable place you can visit on this leg of your journey in Sofia. This extraordinary stone bridge and tourist hot spot boasts a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 10,196 travelers.

A trip to the wonderful Borisova Gradina Park will inspire you. Visitors have rated their experience at this amazing park and attraction an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 27,346 reviews.

If you're eager to sample culinary delights during your multi-country road trip in Bulgaria, Serbia, North Macedonia, Montenegro, and Albania, you'll be excited to head out for dinner and get a taste of the local cuisine in Sofia. After dinner, head out to a bar to reminisce about your day and raise a toast to this stop on your road trip.

Renowned as a restaurant, it offers an exceptional menu. This restaurant consistently impresses guests, ensuring a memorable addition to your holiday. Nestled in the heart of the city, is an ideal choice for discerning foodies seeking culinary excellence. Enjoy a delicious meal at J. J. Murphy's, a top-rated dining destination in Sofia. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider Restaurant "Staria Chinar", another top spot with a mouthwatering menu.

Celebrate day 3 of your multi-country road trip in Europe with a toast, and look forward to more memorable moments to come!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Sofia

  • Sofia
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Drive 17 km, 1 hour 19 min

  • North Park
  • Park "Zaimov"
  • St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
  • Sveta Nedelya Church
  • Ivan Vazov" National Theater
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Day 4 of your multi-country road trip promises a full day of discoveries in beautiful Sofia. Enjoy time off the road as you’ll be staying in the city for 1 night more before hitting the road again.

A favorite among locals and travelers alike in Sofia is the fantastic North Park. As an appreciated park and local gem in the area, North Park has earned an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 10,850 reviews.

Next up on your agenda, you will find the extraordinary Park "Zaimov". This attraction is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 15,209 visitors, so don't miss the opportunity to experience it for yourself!

Join countless others in discovering the allure of St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, a standout church and attraction that's captivated the hearts of many. It has a stellar rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 19,648 reviewers.

Experience the magic that has drawn so many to the doorstep of the outstanding St. Nedelya Church. This church is a highly recommended attraction in the city boasting an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 5,593 visitor reviews.

Just around the corner lies the magnificent Ivan Vazov National Theater, a popular point of interest and attraction many visitors enjoy. More than 9,760 people have rated this attraction an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

As the sun dips under the horizon, freshen up and head out to discover the best dining spots in Sofia. Check out our recommendations on where to wine and dine while seeing this marvelous destination in Bulgaria in a new light. After dinner, head out to a bar to relax, mingle with the locals, and raise a toast to your unforgettable road trip vacation in Europe.

Celebrated as a restaurant, it boasts an exceptional menu. This establishment consistently wows guests, making it a memorable stop during your holiday. Nestled in the city's heart, is a perfect choice for discerning cuisine enthusiasts seeking a new experience. Enjoy a sumptuous meal at Taj Mahal Restaurant, a highly-rated dining destination in Sofia. If you're eager to try something different, consider Manastirska Magernitsa Restaurant, another top spot with a tantalizing menu.

Relax, recharge, and look forward to what tomorrow holds. The opportunities are endless with a European self-drive tour!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Sofia, Kyustendil, Skopje, and Bistritsa

  • Skopje
  • Kyustendil
  • Bistritsa
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Drive 256 km, 4 hours 21 min

  • Rila
  • Hisarlaka Fortress
  • Čifte Hammam
  • Old Bazaar
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 5 of your multi-country journey across Bulgaria, Serbia, North Macedonia, Montenegro, and Albania. This exciting part of your road trip invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 2 vibrant destinations - Kyustendil in Bulgaria and Skopje in North Macedonia. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to Skopje where you'll spend 1 night of well-deserved relaxation.

A favorite among locals and travelers alike in Skopje is the fantastic Čifte Hammam. As an appreciated hammam and local gem in the area, Čifte Hammam has earned an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 1,867 reviews.

Next up on your agenda, you will find the extraordinary Old Bazaar. This attraction is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 19,595 visitors, so don't miss the opportunity to experience it for yourself!

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Kyustendil. This car ride takes around 49 min.

One of today’s main highlights is the unforgettable Hisarlaka Fortress. This outstanding architectural structure and travel destination inspires so many travelers each year. Garnering an average rating of 4.7 stars out of 5 from 3,960 travelers, a visit to the remarkable Hisarlaka Fortress is worth pages in your travel diary.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Bistritsa. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 3 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Bistritsa today. Begin your sightseeing with a visit to the outstanding Rila. This attraction boasts an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 3,899 visitors.

After a long day of discovery, it's time to settle in at a top-rated hotel in Skopje. Indulge in well-deserved rest and rejuvenation, preparing for the continued adventure that lies ahead.

As the day slows down and turns into evening, we encourage you to indulge your taste buds at one of the top-rated restaurants in Skopje. After a delicious dinner, experience the local nightlife or unwind at one of the city’s most popular bars.

Make sure to book a table at Tribeca Restaurant & Bar, a popular restaurant in Skopje. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of countless food lovers. Experience a taste of Skopje at Balilla, a popular local restaurant. With a menu designed to impress, it promises a journey of flavors that will leave you captivated. Another top-rated restaurant to try is Vodenica Mulino. As a dining spot that gains consistently high praise from guests, it’s an ideal choice to enhance your time to Skopje tonight.

Cap off your culinary experience with a visit to some of the most celebrated bars in the area. For instance, Café Capri stands out as an excellent choice for a post-dinner cocktail. Alternatively, Badu bar offers an ideal atmosphere to enjoy the pleasures of the night. Chillin' Bar is also a great option that provides a perfect setting for a relaxing evening.

Go to bed happy and look forward to a good night’s sleep as soon as your head hits the pillow. Your European tour continues tomorrow!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Skopje, Lezhë, and Shkoder

  • Shkoder
  • Skopje
  • Bashkia Lezhë
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Drive 338 km, 4 hours 32 min

  • Square „Macedonia“
  • Stone Bridge in Skopje
  • Skopje Fortress
  • Lezhë
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Dive into day 6 of your remarkable multi-country road trip across Bulgaria, Serbia, North Macedonia, Montenegro, and Albania. Today's main destinations are Skopje in North Macedonia and Lezhë in Albania, where you will have the opportunity to experience all the top things to see and do. At the end of the day, you’ll unwind at one of the finest accommodations in Shkoder. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

Set your GPS to Lezhë, Albania and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 3 hours 37 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Lezhë beckons with new experiences!

A tour of Skopje is not complete without a visit to the famous Macedonia Square. This incredible point of interest and attraction has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 2,849 travelers.

Make the most of your Skopje travel adventure by seeing another popular site, the wonderful Stone Bridge in Skopje. This footbridge and unique destination is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 4,994 travelers.

You can then move on to the incredible Skopje Fortress for an experience worth remembering. This local archaeological site and standout destination has received an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from 1,854 visitors.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Lezhë, home to many well-known sights in the region, is a lovely destination on today’s itinerary. Keep in mind that your travel time from Skopje to Lezhë may take around 3 hours 37 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival in Lezhë, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

Something that makes Lezhë the perfect holiday destination is that the city offers easy access to many popular places of interest, like the outstanding city, Lezhë. This local gem has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 440 visitors.

Take some time off from the road, it’s time to check in at a top-rated stay in Shkoder. Choose a hotel where you can gently let go of the day’s excitement and enjoy some peace and relaxation.

In the evening, prepare to be amazed by Shkoder’s regional flavors and culminate your day with a toast. We’ve curated a guide to the city’s culinary and nightlife hotspots to enhance your experience during your multi-country vacation in Bulgaria, Serbia, North Macedonia, Montenegro, and Albania.

This popular -awarded venue consistently exceeds expectations, ensuring a memorable holiday experience. Have a fantastic dining experience at Restaurant PURI, a highly recommended choice for tonight's dinner. If you're looking to mix things up, Bar Restaurant Elita offers an enticing alternative with its varied menu. Additionally, Fisi Restaurant - Traditional Food is worth considering. Renowned for satisfying diners, it’s an ideal option for tonight in Shkoder.

Unwind after your meal by stepping into Bar Fontana. This venue is celebrated for its extensive drink selections and cozy vibes.

Celebrate day 6 of your multi-country road trip in Europe with a toast, and look forward to more memorable moments to come!

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Day 7

Day 7 – Shkoder, Danilovgrad Municipality, Bërdicë e Sipërme, and Zabljak

  • Žabljak
  • Danilovgrad
  • Bërdicë e Sipërme
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Drive 205 km, 4 hours 3 min

  • Rozafa Castle
  • Manastir Ždrebaonik
  • Ostrog monastery
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 7 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, where you’ll be making 2 stops. The highlights of today include the wonderful destinations of Danilovgrad Municipality in Montenegro and Bërdicë e Sipërme in Albania. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Zabljak, your home for 1 night.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Danilovgrad Municipality, home to many well-known sights in the region, is a lovely destination on today’s itinerary. Keep in mind that your travel time from Shkoder to Danilovgrad Municipality may take around 1 hour 39 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival in Danilovgrad Municipality, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Danilovgrad Municipality today. Begin your sightseeing with a visit to the outstanding Manastir Ždrebaonik. This attraction boasts an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars from 226 visitors.

A tour of Bërdicë e Sipërme is not complete without a visit to the famous Rozafa Castle. This incredible castle and attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 3,676 travelers.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Shkoder and set your GPS to Danilovgrad Municipality, Montenegro. While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station. This car ride usually takes around 1 hour 39 min. Upon reaching Danilovgrad Municipality, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

Ostrog monastery is a travelers’ favorite in Danilovgrad Municipality, and today you’ll have the opportunity to discover it too! This one-of-a-kind attraction is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 12,759 visitors.

After a long day of driving and exploring, you’ll check in at a top-recommended hotel in Zabljak of your choice.

Before this memorable day of your vacation comes to a close, treat your palate to a taste of Bulgaria's delectable cuisine at one of Zabljak's best restaurants. After a nice meal, enhance your vacation experience by enjoying the local nightlife or unwinding with a drink or two in the town’s most recommended bars.

This renowned restaurant holds , and offers an exceptional menu of cuisine. This acclaimed -recipient consistently leaves guests satisfied, making it a must-visit during your holiday. With a recognition, it guarantees an exceptional dining adventure. Dine in style at Krcma Nostalgija, a top recommendation for dinner tonight. Or, for a change of pace, Lounge bar Cudna suma boasts a menu that's sure to impress. Also, be sure to check out Zlatni Bor. Known as a local hotspot, it’s a great choice for tonight in Zabljak.

Following your dinner, dive into the local bar culture at Caffe Bar SKI BAR.

Relax, recharge, and look forward to what tomorrow holds. The opportunities are endless with a European self-drive tour!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Zabljak, Zlatibor, and Ribnica

  • Zlatibor
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Drive 205 km, 4 hours 17 min

  • Durmitor
  • Gold gondola Zlatibor
  • Tornik Ski Center
  • Monument to the Executed Partisans of Zlatibor
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On day 8 of your multi-country road trip across Bulgaria, Serbia, North Macedonia, Montenegro, and Albania, you will get a true taste of the freedom a self-drive vacation in Europe entails. Today’s travel plans include stops at the most scenic, wondrous, and interesting places to see in Zlatibor in Serbia and Zabljak in Montenegro. In the evening, you’ll end up in Zlatibor, where you will stay for 1 night.

In Zlatibor, the extraordinary Gold gondola Zlatibor awaits. This attraction is a valued point of interest that boasts an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 7,771 travelers' reviews.

Another of the best travel destinations in Zlatibor is the spectacular Monument to the Executed Partisans of Zlatibor. This attraction is a point of interest that is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 6,001 visitors, making it a captivating highlight for all travelers.

In Ribnica, the extraordinary Tornik Ski Center awaits. This attraction is a valued point of interest that boasts an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 6,085 travelers' reviews.

An exhilarating day of exploring and driving will have you longing for a comfortable bed at the end of the day. Fortunately, Zlatibor’s top hotels offer a lovely retreat at day’s end. Choose from options ranging from budget to luxury.

After a day of exploration and awe-inspiring sights, it’s time to replenish your strength. Make the most of this stop on your multi-country road trip across Bulgaria, Serbia, North Macedonia, Montenegro, and Albania by rewarding yourself with a taste of Zlatibor’s local cuisine. After dinner, head out to a bar to relax or mingle with the locals and raise a toast to your exciting road trip adventure.

Renowned for its , this restaurant presents an outstanding menu of cuisine. This distinguished -recipient is a favorite among guests, making it a worthy addition to your holiday plans. With an acclaim, it promises a dining experience you won't want to miss. Treat yourself to a delicious dinner at Maša Restoran Zlatibor, an excellent option for tonight's dining. Looking for something different? Lovačka Priča offers a tantalizing alternative with its diverse menu. And don’t miss Krcma Gaj. With its reputation for pleasing customers, it’s a fantastic choice for tonight in Zlatibor.

After savoring a delicious meal, step into the vibrant nightlife at Zlatiborska Pivnica, where the evening is just getting started.

Spend the evening looking over your itinerary for tomorrow and reminisce about what you’ve seen and done so far on your European road trip adventure. New experiences await!

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Day 9

Day 9 – Zlatibor and Belgrade

  • Belgrade
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Drive 229 km, 3 hours 35 min

  • Saint Sava Temple
  • Београдски зоолошки врт
  • Belgrade Fortress
  • Kalemegdan
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On day 9 of your exciting European self-drive vacation in Bulgaria, Serbia, North Macedonia, Montenegro, and Albania, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 1 destination, Belgrade in Serbia. When you’re not exploring the city and its surrounding areas, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Belgrade, where you’ll be staying for 2 nights.

One place travelers keep coming back to in Belgrade is the magnificent The Temple of Saint Sava. Around 33,841 visitors have rated this excellent church and travel destination an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

We also recommend you explore the amazing Belgrade Zoo on this leg of your adventure in Serbia. This attraction is a well-known zoo that has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from around 24,296 travelers.

The remarkable Belgrade Fortress is known to be one of the best places to visit in Belgrade, and its average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 43,933 traveler reviews is proof.

Dive deeper into Belgrade by exploring the captivating Kalemegdan. With a stellar average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 28,688 travelers, make sure this wonderful site is on your Belgrade exploration list!

After an exciting day of sightseeing, it’s time to check in at your accommodation in Belgrade. This is not only a place to sleep but your home away from home, offering a warm welcome after a long day on the road.

By dinnertime, you’ll be ready to savor the tastiest bites and enjoy the lively vibes in central Belgrade. From mouthwatering restaurants to happening bars, we've got the inside scoop on where to eat and drink at this stop on your multi-country road trip across Bulgaria, Serbia, North Macedonia, Montenegro, and Albania.

This renowned restaurant holds , and offers an exceptional menu of cuisine. This acclaimed -recipient consistently leaves guests satisfied, making it a must-visit during your holiday. With a recognition, it guarantees an exceptional dining adventure. Make sure to reserve a table at Wurst Platz Bar, an iconic dining spot in Belgrade. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Pub Kolonija, a popular restaurant in Belgrade. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Experience the culinary magic of Zvezdara Theater Restaurant, a hidden gem nestled in Belgrade. Known for its exquisite cuisine and inviting atmosphere, it's a dining experience you won't soon forget.

Extend your evening after a delightful meal by visiting Monkey Bar Belgrade, which offers the perfect atmosphere for a night out. Moreover, Riddle Bar is another popular option for a drink or two. Likewise, COCO BAR also provides a great ambiance for reminiscing about the day and raising a toast to your vacation.

Take in the ambiance of Belgrade as this vacation day slowly comes to an end. Whether you’re going bar hopping or you decide on a quiet night at your hotel, you have another exciting day of your road trip to look forward to!

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Day 10

Day 10 – Belgrade

  • Belgrade
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Drive 6 km, 39 min

  • Republic Square
  • Nikola Tesla Museum
  • Tašmajdan
  • St Mark Orthodox Church
  • Jevremovac Botanical Garden
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On day 10, you will wake up in Belgrade with an entire day of wonders ahead of you! You still have 1 night left in Belgrade before it’s time to get back on the road and continue your European tour across Bulgaria, Serbia, North Macedonia, Montenegro, and Albania.

One of today’s main highlights is the unforgettable Republic Square. This outstanding square and travel destination inspires so many travelers each year. Garnering an average rating of 4.4 stars out of 5 from 36,063 travelers, a visit to the remarkable Republic Square is worth pages in your travel diary.

The fascinating Nikola Tesla Museum, Belgrade, Serbia is another of the city's top attractions that will stir your curiosity. This museum and tourist destination boasts an average review score of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 14,123 travelers.

This day is also your chance to see the amazing park, Tašmajdan Park. With an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 20,085 travelers, a trip to this wonderful site promises a memorable experience.

The top-rated St. Mark Orthodox Church, an outstanding square, is one place you should visit while in Belgrade considering its average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 8,972 travelers.

Explore the magnificent Jevremovac Botanical Garden and discover what makes this local park and wonder one of the best attractions in Belgrade. This popular sightseeing destination enjoys a rating of 4.7 stars out of 5 from 8,269 travelers.

As the day slows down and turns into evening, we encourage you to indulge your taste buds at one of the top-rated restaurants in Belgrade. After a delicious dinner, experience the local nightlife or unwind at one of the city’s most popular bars.

Esteemed as a restaurant, it features an exceptional menu. This venue consistently impresses guests, making it a standout addition to your holiday plans. Located in the heart of the city, is an ideal pick for cuisine lovers seeking top-notch culinary experiences. Treat yourself to a wonderful meal at Трпеза - Народног фронта, a top-rated dining spot in Belgrade. If you're in the mood for something new, try Central Pub, another premier location with a delectable menu. You might also want to book a table at STANICA. Known for its consistently satisfied patrons, it’s a perfect choice to elevate your evening in Belgrade.

Let the evening flow smoothly from dinner to drinks at Okto Bilijar Pub, a top-rated bar in the area. For other recommendations, Ginger Bar provides a perfect setting for rounding out your night with style and great drinks. Likewise, Tri Kralja Beer Bar offers a memorable night with diverse drink options and excellent service.

Take in the ambiance of Belgrade as this vacation day slowly comes to an end. Whether you’re going bar hopping or you decide on a quiet night at your hotel, you have another exciting day of your road trip to look forward to!

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Day 11

Day 11 – Belgrade, City of Niš, and Sofia

  • Sofia
  • Niš
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Drive 403 km, 5 hours 11 min

  • King Milan Square
  • Niš Fortress
  • Park Čair
  • St Sava Park
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 11 of your multi-country journey across Bulgaria, Serbia, North Macedonia, Montenegro, and Albania. This exciting part of your road trip invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 1 vibrant destinations - City of Niš in Serbia. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to Sofia where you'll spend 1 night of well-deserved relaxation.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in City of Niš. This drive usually takes around 2 hours 41 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

Something that makes City of Niš the perfect holiday destination is that the city offers easy access to many popular places of interest, like the outstanding sightseeing destination, King Milan Square. This local gem has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 6,434 visitors.

The famous Niš Fortress is another remarkable sightseeing hotspot in the area. As one of City of Niš's most remarkable sights, there's no wonder why around 15,473 travelers have rated this incredible fortress and travel destination an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in reviews.

City of Niš is also home to the extraordinary Park Čair, which boasts a 4.6 out of 5 star rating in 6,558 traveler reviews.

Another place you’ll want to visit is the captivating St. Sava Park. With an impressive average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from a total of 10,230 reviews, a visit to this wonderful park and tourist destination is truly a great idea.

Relax your senses after a day of exhilarating activities and fun exploration. Retreat to one of the best accommodations in Sofia.

As the sun sets on day 11 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, prepare for a culinary journey. Navigate through Sofia's top restaurants and eateries, each offering a local taste of Bulgaria to remember your trip by. After a fulfilling dinner, dive into the city’s local nightlife. Whether you prefer the bustling energy of popular pubs or want to take in the ambiance of a quiet bar, Sofia has them.

Esteemed for its , this restaurant offers a remarkable selection of cuisine. This esteemed -recipient consistently impresses guests, making it a must-visit spot during your holiday. With its recognition, it guarantees an unforgettable dining adventure.

As the night falls in Sofia, take a moment to savor the experiences of the day. Wash away your fatigue with a drink, or lay back and relax at your hotel, and look forward to another thrilling day of your multi-country journey across Europe.

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Day 12

Day 12 – Sofia - departure day

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  • Holy Trinity Park
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On day 12 you have reached the last destination of your European road trip. Catch one last glimpse of Sofia before it’s time to leave.

Depending on how much time you have before your departure, you may want to engage in some last-minute shopping or souvenir hunting. Get some unique items to remind you of your great European road trip across Bulgaria, Serbia, North Macedonia, Montenegro, and Albania. If shopping isn’t your thing, visit some of the lesser-known attractions you have yet to discover.

Make the most of your final day in Bulgaria by visiting Sofia’s iconic markets and shopping establishments. Your stay’s proximity to the city’s retail haven invites an unhurried and unforgettable exploration of its variety of stores and establishments. Secure the perfect souvenirs for your family and friends back home or buy yourself a remembrance of your amazing experience in Bulgaria. Take home a piece of Bulgaria with these souvenirs, keeping your adventures close.

Get a last taste of Bulgaria’s tasty traditional food. Choose from a curated list of the best local food and drink spots in Sofia and enjoy what may be your last vacation meal of this trip. Look forward to recreating these distinct culinary experiences in your own kitchen later to remind you of your unforgettable road trip across Bulgaria, Serbia, North Macedonia, Montenegro, and Albania.

This local establishment consistently satisfies guests, ensuring an unforgettable holiday experience. Known as a top-rated , it's a top choice in the city.

The time has come to say farewell to Sofia for now. You will realize that you’re traveling home with more than you came with as you look back at your 12-day European road trip in Bulgaria, Serbia, North Macedonia, Montenegro, and Albania with fond memories. Safe travels!

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