18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Singapore, Singapore
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Zagreb, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Rijeka, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 45​min
4
Zadar, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Trogir, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
6
Split, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
train:  2​h
8
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Zabljak, Montenegro
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Kotor, Montenegro
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
12
Fira, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Singapore, Singapore

1
night
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): wander the streets of Upper Town (Gornji Grad), examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Zagreb online driving holiday planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Zagreb is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Singapore to Zagreb, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in December; daily highs in Zagreb reach 7°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Rijeka.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Fun & Games
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Room Escape Games
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©

1
night
Rijeka, Croatia

Rijeka ©
Rijeka is the principal seaport and the third-largest city in Croatia (after Zagreb and Split). On the 16th (Mon), explore the galleries of The Governor's Palace, step into the grandiose world of Trsat Castle, don't miss a visit to The Islamic Center of Rijeka, stop by Kredenca Opatija, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lungo Mare, and finally make a trip to Gradski Toranj (City Tower).

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rijeka trip app .

Drive from Zagreb to Rijeka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Zagreb in December; daily highs in Rijeka reach 13°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Rijeka

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Opatija
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Lungo Mare ©
Lungo Mare
Kredenca Opatija ©
Kredenca Opatija
The Governor's Palace ©
The Governor's Palace

1
night
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore the activities along Gavanovac Lake, take in the dramatic scenery at Ciginovac Lake, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at Milanovacki Slap, and finally admire the sheer force of Pevalekovi Slapovi.

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You can drive from Rijeka to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Zadar.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Gavanovac Lake ©
Gavanovac Lake
Pevalekovi Slapovi ©
Pevalekovi Slapovi

1
night
Zadar, Croatia

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
On the 18th (Wed), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Mashtel Distillery, make a trip to Monastery of St. Francis of Assisi in Zadar, don't miss a visit to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), then Head underground at Modric Cave (Modric Spilja), and finally partake in some friendly competition at City Game Zadar.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Zadar itinerary site .

You can take a bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zadar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. December in Zadar sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Trogir.

Things to do in Zadar

Parks Nature Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Mashtel Distillery, Modric Cave (Modric Spilja)
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Mashtel Distillery ©
Mashtel Distillery
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) ©
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje)

1
night
Trogir, Croatia

A small Dalmatian town dating back to the Hellenistic period, Trogir represents a melting pot of Greek, Roman, and Venetian influences.
On the 19th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Kairos Collection, then race across the water with a speed boat tour, and then steep yourself in history at Historic City of Trogir.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Trogir vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Zadar to Trogir takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Zadar in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 9°C in Trogir. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Trogir

Tours Transportation Outdoors
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Speed Boats Tours
Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir

1
night
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Diocletian's Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of St. Roch, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and finally don't miss a visit to Gaspina mlinica.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Split vacation planning site .

You can drive from Trogir to Split in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. Traveling from Trogir in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 5°C in Split. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Mostar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Church Of St. Roch, Gaspina mlinica
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Gaspina mlinica ©
Gaspina mlinica

1
night
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
On the 21st (Sat), make a trip to Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar, then take in the exciting artwork at Art Studio Pandur, and then steep yourself in history at Old Bridge (Stari Most).

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mostar driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Split to Mostar in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Split in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 0°C in Mostar. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Mostar

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Old Bridge (Stari Most) ©
Old Bridge (Stari Most)
Art Studio Pandur ©
Art Studio Pandur

1
night
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Nearly destroyed by war during the 1990s, the riverside city of Sarajevo now serves as one of the region's major educational, cultural, and commercial hubs.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): make a trip to Sarajevo War Tunnel, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then examine the collection at Galerija 11/07/95, and finally examine the collection at War Childhood Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Sarajevo online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Mostar to Sarajevo by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Zabljak.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Tours Museums
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Walking tours
Sarajevo War Tunnel ©
Sarajevo War Tunnel
War Childhood Museum ©
War Childhood Museum

1
night
Zabljak, Montenegro

Zabljak ©
Žabljak is a small town in northern Montenegro. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): make a trip to Stecci, explore the activities along Crno Lake, head outdoors with Adventure Park Durmitor, then pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Heroes and Partizans of World War II, and finally snap pictures at Đurđevića Tara Bridge.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Zabljak online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Sarajevo to Zabljak in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Kotor.

Things to do in Zabljak

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Black Lake ©
Black Lake
Adventure Park Durmitor ©
Adventure Park Durmitor
Đurđevića Tara Bridge ©
Đurđevića Tara Bridge

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Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor ©
Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
On the 24th (Tue), view the masterpieces at Namfleg, explore the activities along Bay of Kotor, and then steep yourself in history at Stari Grad Kotor.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kotor trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zabljak to Kotor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Kotor sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Stari Grad Kotor ©
Stari Grad Kotor
Bay of Kotor ©
Bay of Kotor
Namfleg ©
Namfleg

2
nights
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 25th (Wed): shop like a local with Art by Stjepko, admire the landmark architecture of Franjevacki Crkva Male Brace, then get to know the fascinating history of Walls of Dubrovnik, and finally race across the water with a speed boat tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum and then take a stroll through Old Town.

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You can drive from Kotor to Dubrovnik in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Dubrovnik when traveling from Kotor in December, with lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Tours Outdoors
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum

3
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, museums, spas, historic sites, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, pause for some serene contemplation at Anastasis Church, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and take some stellar pictures from Sunset in Oia.

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Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Fira takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dubrovnik to Fira. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Fira when traveling from Dubrovnik in December, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oia, Imerovigli, Kamari, Akrotiri, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
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Sunset in Oia ©
Sunset in Oia
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

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