10-Day Road Trip to North Macedonia, Greece, and Bulgaria

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10 days & 9 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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Set off on a grand 10-day Euro trip through North Macedonia, Greece, and Bulgaria. Visit multiple cities like Skopje, Sofia, Plovdiv, Thessaloniki, and Edessa, each offering a unique experience unlike any other.

With this ultimate European tour package, you'll experience the essence of 3 incredible countries, each offering a tapestry of experiences that will leave you with lasting memories. You'll stay 2 nights in North Macedonia, 3 nights in Greece, and 4 nights in Bulgaria.

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

Next, prepare to be mesmerized by the diverse and vibrant landscapes of Greece. Immerse yourself in the allure of Thessaloniki and Edessa, where every street tells a story.

Continuing your journey, you'll step into the captivating realm of Bulgaria. This country's charm is boundless, and you'll be impressed by the wonders of Sofia, Plovdiv, Bachkovo, Blagoevgrad, and Kyustendil.

Your multi-country road trip brings you close to some of Europe’s most iconic attractions and landmarks, such as Thessaloniki’s White Tower of Thessaloniki and Sofia's iconic St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. 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 North Macedonia, Greece, and Bulgaria 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 10-day self-drive adventure in North Macedonia, Greece, and Bulgaria. 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 North Macedonia, Greece, and Bulgaria.

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

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Included

Hotel, 9 nights
Rental car, 10 days
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

Sofia - city in BulgariaSofia / 2 nights
Photo of Saint George is a Medieval Bulgarian Church in the town of Kyustendil, Bulgaria.Sandanski
Blagoevgrad - city in BulgariaBlagoevgrad / 1 night
Panoramic view of Skopje town with Vodno hill in the background.Skopje / 2 nights
Thessaloniki Municipal Unit - city in GreeceThessaloniki / 3 nights
Photo of panoramic aerial view of Edessa Waterfall, Central Macedonia, Greece.Edessa
Photo of aerial view of Plovdiv, Bulgaria.Plovdiv / 1 night
Bachkovo

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Photo of aerial drone view of iconic historic landmark ,old byzantine White Tower of Thessaloniki or Salonica, North Greece.White Tower of Thessaloniki
Photo of aerial drone panoramic view of iconic landmark Aristotelous square in the heart of Thessaloniki or Salonica, North Greece.Aristotelous Square
South Park
Borisova Gradina Park
St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
Photo of Beautiful view of the Orthodox Rila Monastery, a famous tourist attraction and cultural heritage monument in the Rila Nature Park mountains in Bulgaria.Rila Monastery
Old Bazaar, Chair, Skopje, Municipality of Chair, City of Skopje, Skopje Region, North MacedoniaOld Bazaar
Ancient Theatre of Philippopolis
Photo of Waterfall in the park of the city of Edessa, Greece.Waterfalls Park, Edessa
Tsar Simeon Garden
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
Bachkovo Monastery "Uspenie Bogorodichno
The Umbrellas by Zongolopoulos, 1st District of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki Municipal Unit, Municipality of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki Regional Unit, Central Macedonia, Macedonia and Thrace, GreeceThe Umbrellas by Zongolopoulos
Singing Fountains
photo of view of Arch of Galerius and Rotunda, Thessaloniki, Greece.Arch of Galerius and Rotunda
North Park
Park "Geo Milev
Ivan Vazov" National Theater
photo of view of Agia Sofia Square travel guide, Thessaloniki, Greece.Agias Sofias Square
photo of View of a fruits and vegetables stand at the outdoor market Kapani in Thessaloniki Greece,Thessaloniki Greece.Kapani
Photo of Eagles' bridge in Sofia, Bulgaria.Eagles' Bridge
Park "St. Vrach", Sandanski, Blagoevgrad, BulgariaPark "St Vrach
Photo of Skopje Zoo, Macedonia.Skopje Zoo
photo of Archaeological Museum, Thessaloniki, Greece.Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki
photo of view ofAtatürk useumM, Thessaloniki, Greece.Atatürk useumM
Heptapyrgion of Thessalonica, 3rd District of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki Municipal Unit, Municipality of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki Regional Unit, Central Macedonia, Macedonia and Thrace, GreeceHeptapyrgion of Thessalonica
Photo of Archaeological Museum of Macedonia and famous Stone Bridge in downtown of Skopje.Stone Bridge in Skopje
Skopje City ​​Park, Centar, Skopje, Municipality of Centar, City of Skopje, Skopje Region, North MacedoniaSkopje City Park
Memorial House of Mother Teresa, Centar, Skopje, Municipality of Centar, City of Skopje, Skopje Region, North MacedoniaMemorial House of Mother Teresa
Photo of National Gallery of Macedonia or Daut Pasha Hamam in the centre of Skopje city, North Macedonia.Čifte Hammam
Photo of St. Clement’s Church in Ohrid, North Macedonia.Church of St Clement of Ohrid
Photo of Mustafa Pasha Mosque, an old Ottoman Turkish mosque in the Bushi district of Skopje, Macedonia.Mustafa Pasha Türbe
Sandanski Archaeological Museum, Sandanski, Blagoevgrad, BulgariaSandanski Archaeological Museum
Museum of Contemporary Art, Centar, Skopje, Municipality of Centar, City of Skopje, Skopje Region, North MacedoniaMuseum of Contemporary Art

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Day 1

Day 1 – Skopje - arrival day

  • Skopje - Arrival day
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  • Skopje City Park
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Your unforgettable multi-country road trip in North Macedonia, Greece, and Bulgaria begins the moment you arrive in the awe-inspiring city of Skopje in North Macedonia. You’ll check in at a top-rated hotel and stay in Skopje for 1 night.

Catch an early flight to North Macedonia to enjoy as much time as possible exploring Skopje 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.

In Skopje, the extraordinary City Park awaits. This attraction is a valued park that boasts an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 4,066 travelers' reviews.

As afternoon approaches, head to your chosen hotel in Skopje. Check-in typically starts around 2 to 4 PM at hotels in North Macedonia. We recommend staying at a hotel in a central location for easy access to the best attractions, restaurants, and bars in the city.

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 North Macedonia, Greece, and Bulgaria by rewarding yourself with a taste of Skopje’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.

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 Tribeca Restaurant & Bar, a top-rated dining spot in Skopje. If you're in the mood for something new, try Balilla, another premier location with a delectable menu. You might also want to book a table at Vodenica Mulino. Known for its consistently satisfied patrons, it’s a perfect choice to elevate your evening in Skopje.

Round off your dining experience by visiting Café Capri, a prime location for a drink. Alternatively, explore the distinctive characteristics of Badu bar, a bar catering to every mood and preference. Chillin' Bar likewise offers a unique atmosphere, perfect for a memorable night out.

Your multi-country road trip in North Macedonia, Greece, and Bulgaria 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 – Skopje and Sofia

  • Sofia
  • Skopje
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Drive 245 km, 3 hours 50 min

  • Memorial House of Mother Teresa
  • Church of St Clement of Ohrid
  • Museum of Contemporary Art
  • More

On day 2 of your multi-country road trip across North Macedonia, Greece, and Bulgaria, 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 Skopje in North Macedonia. In the evening, you’ll end up in Sofia, where you will stay for 2 nights.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Skopje, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Sofia, Bulgaria. Witness the landscapes transform as you cross the border to Bulgaria. This drive usually takes around 3 hours 29 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

Something that makes Skopje the perfect holiday destination is that the city offers easy access to many popular places of interest, like the outstanding museum, Mother Theresa Memorial House. This local gem has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 2,599 visitors.

The famous Church of St. Clement of Ohrid is another remarkable sightseeing hotspot in the area. As one of Skopje's most remarkable sights, there's no wonder why around 1,638 travelers have rated this incredible cathedral and travel destination an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in reviews.

Skopje is also home to the extraordinary Museum of Contemporary Art, which boasts a 4.3 out of 5 star rating in 546 traveler reviews.

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

By dinnertime, you’ll be ready to savor the tastiest bites and enjoy the lively vibes in central Sofia. 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 North Macedonia, Greece, and Bulgaria.

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 Mamma Mia Ltd, a top-rated dining spot in Sofia. If you're in the mood for something new, try Divaka, another premier location with a delectable menu. You might also want to book a table at Face bar & dinner. Known for its consistently satisfied patrons, it’s a perfect choice to elevate your evening in Sofia.

Continue your evening by exploring the vibrant nightlife scene at Halbite Beer Hall, a prime destination for a thrilling night out. Also, don’t forget to check out Lime Cafe & Cocktails, a bar that offers unique local touches.

Savor the moment and raise a toast to yet another amazing day of your vacation in North Macedonia, Greece, and Bulgaria! Enjoy your evening in Sofia to the fullest by mingling with the locals at a bar, taking a stroll around the city center, or simply just relaxing.

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Day 3

Day 3 – Sofia and Reduta

  • Sofia
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Drive 32 km, 1 hour 26 min

  • North Park
  • National Palace of Culture
  • South Park
  • Sofia Zoo
  • Park "Geo Milev
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Wake up and see what day 3 of your great European road trip in North Macedonia, Greece, and Bulgaria has in store for you! You will be staying in Sofia for 1 night before continuing your journey to the next destination.

Something that makes Sofia the perfect holiday destination is that the hamlet offers easy access to many popular places of interest, like the outstanding park, North Park. This local gem has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 10,850 visitors.

The famous National Palace of Culture is another remarkable sightseeing hotspot in the area. As one of Sofia's most remarkable sights, there's no wonder why around 14,510 travelers have rated this incredible convention center and travel destination an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in reviews.

Sofia is also home to the extraordinary South Park, which boasts a 4.6 out of 5 star rating in 30,763 traveler reviews.

Another place you’ll want to visit is the captivating Sofia Zoo. With an impressive average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from a total of 14,962 reviews, a visit to this wonderful zoo and tourist destination is truly a great idea.

In the evening, prepare to be amazed by Sofia’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 North Macedonia, Greece, and Bulgaria.

This popular restaurant holds , and offers an exceptional menu of cuisine. This acclaimed -recipient consistently leaves guests satisfied, ensuring an essential addition to your holiday itinerary. With a recognition, it promises an exceptional dining experience not to be missed. Don’t miss out on dining at Art Club Museum, a top-rated dining destination in Sofia. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider J. J. Murphy's, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Restaurant "Staria Chinar". With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in Sofia this 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 4

Day 4 – Sofia and Plovdiv

  • Plovdiv
  • Sofia
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Drive 153 km, 3 hours 6 min

  • St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
  • Park "Zaimov"
  • Eagles' Bridge
  • Borisova Gradina Park
  • Ivan Vazov" National Theater
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On day 4 of your exciting European self-drive vacation in North Macedonia, Greece, and Bulgaria, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 1 destination, Sofia in Bulgaria. When you’re not exploring the city and its surrounding areas, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Plovdiv, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

When you’ve had your share of Sofia, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Plovdiv. Your travel time is around 1 hour 40 min.

A tour of Sofia is not complete without a visit to the famous St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. This incredible church and attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 19,648 travelers.

Make the most of your Sofia travel adventure by seeing another popular site, the wonderful Park "Zaimov". This park and unique destination is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 15,209 travelers.

You can then move on to the incredible Eagles' Bridge for an experience worth remembering. This local stone bridge and standout destination has received an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 10,196 visitors.

If you want to discover more, consider stopping by the famous Ivan Vazov National Theater. This amazing site is a wonderful sightseeing destination with more than 9,760 wanderlust-filled travelers rating it an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

When you’ve had your share of Sofia, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Plovdiv. Your travel time is around 1 hour 40 min.

This outstanding travel destination inspires so many travelers each year.

After an exciting day of sightseeing, it’s time to check in at your accommodation in Plovdiv. 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.

Before this memorable day of your vacation comes to a close, treat your palate to a taste of North Macedonia's delectable cuisine at one of Plovdiv'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 city’s most recommended bars.

This popular -awarded venue consistently exceeds expectations, ensuring a memorable holiday experience. Have a fantastic dining experience at Rahat Tepe, a highly recommended choice for tonight's dinner. If you're looking to mix things up, Ресторант "Старият Пловдив" offers an enticing alternative with its varied menu. Additionally, RESTAURANT Raia is worth considering. Renowned for satisfying diners, it’s an ideal option for tonight in Plovdiv.

Cap off your dinner by heading to Rock Bar Download, ideal for a leisurely evening with a drink in hand. Morado Bar & Dinner is another bar that offers an enjoyable setting. Similarly, Wunderbaer - Hills Beer Bar & Shop is also a popular place to go on a night out, perfect for relaxing and socializing.

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 5

Day 5 – Plovdiv, Bachkovo, and Blagoevgrad

  • Blagoevgrad
  • Plovdiv
  • Bachkovo
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Drive 317 km, 4 hours 15 min

  • Bachkovo Monastery "Uspenie Bogorodichno
  • Singing Fountains
  • Tsar Simeon Garden
  • Ancient Theatre of Philippopolis
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 5 of your multi-country journey across North Macedonia, Greece, and Bulgaria. This exciting part of your road trip invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 1 vibrant destinations - Plovdiv in Bulgaria. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to Blagoevgrad where you'll spend 1 night of well-deserved relaxation.

This outstanding travel destination inspires so many travelers each year.

After soaking in Plovdiv’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Blagoevgrad. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 2 hours 38 min. When you arrive in Blagoevgrad, it's time to take a break from the road.

A favorite among locals and travelers alike in Plovdiv is the fantastic Singing Fountains. As an appreciated park and local gem in the area, Singing Fountains has earned an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 12,362 reviews.

Next up on your agenda, you will find the extraordinary “Tsar Simeon Garden” Park. This attraction is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 15,346 visitors, so don't miss the opportunity to experience it for yourself!

Join countless others in discovering the allure of Ancient Theatre of Philippopolis, a standout sightseeing destination and attraction that's captivated the hearts of many. It has a stellar rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 17,603 reviewers.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Bachkovo, home to many well-known sights in the region, is a lovely destination on today’s itinerary. Upon arrival in Bachkovo, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

A favorite among locals and travelers alike in Bachkovo is the fantastic Bachkovo Monastery "Uspenie Bogorodichno". As an appreciated place of worship and local gem in the area, Bachkovo Monastery "Uspenie Bogorodichno" has earned an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 13,019 reviews.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Blagoevgrad. This car ride takes around 2 hours 38 min.

This outstanding travel destination inspires so many travelers each year.

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

In the evening, prepare to be amazed by Blagoevgrad’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 North Macedonia, Greece, and Bulgaria.

This local establishment consistently satisfies guests, ensuring an unforgettable holiday experience. Known as a top-rated , it's a top choice in the city. Treat yourself to a delightful dinner at Tchsasovnika, highly recommended for tonight's dining. Or, if you're feeling adventurous, why not try Bar All Stars? It's another excellent option with a diverse menu. Consider reserving a table at Verde as well. Known for its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an ideal pick for tonight in Blagoevgrad.

After savoring a delicious meal, step into the vibrant nightlife at BeFree, where the evening is just getting started. In the same way, Swing offers a unique charm perfect for experiencing the local bar scene in Blagoevgrad. Найс плейс is another top-recommended bar that is sure to get you into the mood for some dancing and celebrating.

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

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Day 6

Day 6 – Blagoevgrad, Kyustendil, Rila Monastery, and Thessaloniki

  • Thessaloniki
  • Sandanski
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Drive 283 km, 4 hours 31 min

  • Rila Monastery
  • Sandanski Archaeological Museum
  • Park "St Vrach
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 6 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, where you’ll be making 1 stop. The highlights of today include the wonderful destinations of Kyustendil in Bulgaria. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Thessaloniki, your home for 3 nights.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Rila Monastery and set your GPS to Kyustendil. 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 40 min. Upon reaching Kyustendil, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Kyustendil today. Begin your sightseeing with a visit to the outstanding Sandanski Archaeological Museum. This attraction boasts an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 566 visitors.

Next, discover the charms of the popular Park "St. Vrach". This incredible attraction and park holds an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars, thanks to 6,684 visitors.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Blagoevgrad, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Rila Monastery. This drive usually takes around 46 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

Complement your beautiful day with a visit to a top-rated monastery and attraction in Rila Monastery — Rila Monastery. About 18,157 visitors have rated this attraction an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

An exhilarating day of exploring and driving will have you longing for a comfortable bed at the end of the day. Fortunately, Thessaloniki’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 North Macedonia, Greece, and Bulgaria by rewarding yourself with a taste of Thessaloniki’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 Kitchen Bar, an excellent option for tonight's dining. Looking for something different? The Greek offers a tantalizing alternative with its diverse menu. And don’t miss Ενοχές Bar. With its reputation for pleasing customers, it’s a fantastic choice for tonight in Thessaloniki.

If you’re not ready to end the night just yet, Vogatsikou 3 offers a perfect venue to relax and savor a drink. Similarly, Castra- All Day Terrace Bar is well-suited for those looking to unwind in a social setting. Apallou is another excellent spot to enjoy a nightcap after a delightful meal.

Take in the ambiance of Thessaloniki 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 7

Day 7 – Thessaloniki and Edessa

  • Thessaloniki
  • Edessa
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Drive 181 km, 3 hours 15 min

  • Waterfalls Park, Edessa
  • Aristotelous Square
  • Kapani
  • Agias Sofias Square
  • White Tower of Thessaloniki
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Day 7 of your multi-country road trip promises a full day of discoveries in beautiful Thessaloniki. Enjoy time off the road as you’ll be staying in the city for 2 nights more before hitting the road again.

One place travelers keep coming back to in Thessaloniki is the magnificent Aristotelous Square. Around 42,159 visitors have rated this excellent square and travel destination an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

We also recommend you explore the amazing Kapani on this leg of your adventure in Greece. This attraction is a well-known market that has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from around 11,618 travelers.

The remarkable Agias Sofias Square is known to be one of the best places to visit in Thessaloniki, and its average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 10,231 traveler reviews is proof.

Dive deeper into Thessaloniki by exploring the captivating White Tower of Thessaloniki, which draws the attention of nearly 290,192 visitors annually. With a stellar average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 51,335 travelers, make sure this wonderful site is on your Thessaloniki exploration list!

Before this memorable day of your vacation comes to a close, treat your palate to a taste of North Macedonia's delectable cuisine at one of Thessaloniki'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 city’s most recommended bars.

This -awardee earns consistently high praises from previous guests, making it a must-visit addition to your holiday experience. This awardee is a highly recommended choice for an unforgettable meal. Make sure to reserve a table at rOOTS, an iconic dining spot in Thessaloniki. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Menta, a popular restaurant in Thessaloniki. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Experience the culinary magic of Opsopoion Maganeiai, a hidden gem nestled in Thessaloniki. Known for its exquisite cuisine and inviting atmosphere, it's a dining experience you won't soon forget.

Cap off your dinner by heading to Tribeca, ideal for a leisurely evening with a drink in hand. Kafodeio Greek is another bar that offers an enjoyable setting. Similarly, Pulp is also a popular place to go on a night out, perfect for relaxing and socializing.

Celebrate day 7 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 8

Day 8 – Thessaloniki

  • Thessaloniki
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Drive 10 km, 1 hour 11 min

  • Heptapyrgion of Thessalonica
  • Atatürk useumM
  • Arch of Galerius and Rotunda
  • Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki
  • The Umbrellas by Zongolopoulos
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On day 8, you will wake up in Thessaloniki with an entire day of wonders ahead of you! You still have 1 night left in Thessaloniki before it’s time to get back on the road and continue your European tour across North Macedonia, Greece, and Bulgaria.

A tour of Thessaloniki is not complete without a visit to the famous Heptapyrgion of Thessaloniki. This incredible point of interest and attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 5,638 travelers.

Make the most of your Thessaloniki travel adventure by seeing another popular site, the wonderful Atatürk Museum. This house museum and unique destination is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 7,650 travelers.

You can then move on to the incredible Arch of Galerius and Rotunda for an experience worth remembering. This local tetrapylon and standout destination has received an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 12,215 visitors.

If you want to discover more, consider stopping by the famous The Umbrellas Sculpture by Zogolopoulos. This amazing site is a wonderful sightseeing destination with more than 13,676 wanderlust-filled travelers rating it an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

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

Make sure to book a table at The Blue Cup | Creative bar, a popular restaurant in Thessaloniki. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of countless food lovers. Experience a taste of Thessaloniki at Pantheon Bar, 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 LOCAL Thessaloniki. As a dining spot that gains consistently high praise from guests, it’s an ideal choice to enhance your time to Thessaloniki tonight.

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

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Day 9

Day 9 – Thessaloniki and Skopje

  • Skopje
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Drive 236 km, 2 hours 59 min

  • Old Bazaar
  • Čifte Hammam
  • Mustafa Pasha Türbe
  • Skopje Zoo
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Dive into day 9 of your remarkable multi-country road trip across North Macedonia, Greece, and Bulgaria. Today's main destinations are Skopje in North Macedonia, 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 Skopje. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

Something that makes Skopje the perfect holiday destination is that the city offers easy access to many popular places of interest, like the outstanding čaršija, Old Bazaar. This local gem has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 19,595 visitors.

The famous Čifte Hammam is another remarkable sightseeing hotspot in the area. As one of Skopje's most remarkable sights, there's no wonder why around 1,867 travelers have rated this incredible hammam and travel destination an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in reviews.

Skopje is also home to the extraordinary Mustafa Pasha Türbe, which boasts a 4.7 out of 5 star rating in 789 traveler reviews.

Another place you’ll want to visit is the captivating Skopje Zoo. With an impressive average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from a total of 6,910 reviews, a visit to this wonderful zoo 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 Skopje.

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.

This -awardee earns consistently high praises from previous guests, making it a must-visit addition to your holiday experience. This awardee is a highly recommended choice for an unforgettable meal. Make sure to reserve a table at Pelister, an iconic dining spot in Skopje. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Restaurant Skopski Merak, a popular restaurant in Skopje. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Experience the culinary magic of Daily Food & Wine, a hidden gem nestled in Skopje. Known for its exquisite cuisine and inviting atmosphere, it's a dining experience you won't soon forget.

Let the evening flow smoothly from dinner to drinks at Piazza Liberta, a top-rated bar in the area. For other recommendations, Van Gogh Bar provides a perfect setting for rounding out your night with style and great drinks. Likewise, Woodstock Craft Beer & Rock offers a memorable night with diverse drink options and excellent service.

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 10

Day 10 – Skopje - departure day

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On day 10 you have reached the last destination of your European road trip. Catch one last glimpse of Skopje 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 North Macedonia, Greece, and Bulgaria. 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 North Macedonia by visiting Skopje’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 North Macedonia. Take home a piece of North Macedonia with these souvenirs, keeping your adventures close.

Get a last taste of North Macedonia’s tasty traditional food. Choose from a curated list of the best local food and drink spots in Skopje 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 North Macedonia, Greece, and Bulgaria.

The time has come to say farewell to Skopje for now. You will realize that you’re traveling home with more than you came with as you look back at your 10-day European road trip in North Macedonia, Greece, and Bulgaria with fond memories. Safe travels!

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