9 days in Europe Itinerary

9 days in Europe Itinerary

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9 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Oklahoma City, United States
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Athens, Greece
— 1 night
2
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 1 night
3
Belgrade, Serbia
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Drive + bus:  4​h 30​min
4
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
5
Kiev, Ukraine
— 1 night
Fly:  26​h
End: Oklahoma City, United States

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night
Athens, Greece

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 16th (Tue), take a stroll through Plaka, look for gifts at Gallery Demeter, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Cycladic Art, then admire all the interesting features of Panathenaic Stadium, and finally get great views at Mount Lycabettus.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens trip itinerary builder website .

Oklahoma City, USA to Athens is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Oklahoma City to Athens. Traveling from Oklahoma City in October, Athens is a bit warmer at night with lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sofia.

Things to do in Athens

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Plaka ©
Plaka
Benaki Museum ©
Benaki Museum

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night
Sofia, Bulgaria

Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Boyana Church and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sofia trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Athens to Sofia by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in October, things will get a bit cooler in Sofia: highs are around 64°F and lows about 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Boyana Church ©
Boyana Church

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night
Belgrade, Serbia

The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
On the 19th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save), examine the collection at Muzej Nikole Tesle (Nikola Tesla Museum), take a stroll through Skadarlija, then contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Belgrade trip planner .

Getting from Sofia to Belgrade by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sofia to Belgrade is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in October, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Kiev.

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save) ©
St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save)

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night
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum, then delve into the distant past at Gradske Zidine, and then take a stroll through Old Town.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik road trip planner.

Do a combination of flight, car, and bus from Belgrade to Dubrovnik in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Dubrovnik when traveling from Belgrade in October, with lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Kiev.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nature
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Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum

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Kiev, Ukraine

The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, then admire the landmark architecture of Saint Sophia Cathedral, then Head underground at Kiev-Pechersk Lavra - Caves Monastery, and finally appreciate the history behind Rodina Mat (Motherland). Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square), don't miss a visit to Andriyivski Uzviz, then make a trip to Khreshchatyk, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Volodymyr's Cathedral.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kiev trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Dubrovnik to Kiev in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dubrovnik to Kiev. In October, Kiev is little chillier than Dubrovnik - with highs of 53°F and lows of 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kiev

Historic Sites Tours
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Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
Saint Sophia Cathedral ©
Saint Sophia Cathedral

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