10 days in Europe Itinerary

10 days in Europe Itinerary

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Tirana, Albania
— 1 night
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
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Palermo, Italy
— 1 night
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Pula, Croatia
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Tirana, Albania

— 1 night
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
On the 6th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of House of Leaves, then take an in-depth tour of Bektashi World Center, then walk around Grand Park (Parku i Madh), and finally relax and rejuvenate at Deluxe Spa & Massage. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): make a trip to Skanderbeg Square, then learn about all things military at BunkArt 2, and then get engrossed in the history at Muzeu Historik Kombetar.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Tirana trip builder tool.

Denver, USA to Tirana is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Denver to Tirana. Traveling from Denver in November, expect Tirana to be somewhat warmer, temps between 65°F and 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums · Baths · Spas · Parks

Istanbul, Turkey

— 2 nights

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
On the 8th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, then contemplate the long history of Basilica Cistern, then admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia, and finally get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower, then contemplate the long history of Serefiye Sarnici, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Istanbul day trip planning site.

You can fly from Tirana to Istanbul in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tirana to Istanbul, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Tirana in November, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 58°F by day to 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Athens, Greece

— 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, and then wander the streets of Plaka. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Athens trip planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Athens in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Istanbul in November: highs in Athens hover around 67°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

Palermo, Italy

— 1 night
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
On the 12th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nobile e Monumentale Chiesa dell'Immacolata Concezione al Capo, don't miss a visit to Cattedrale di Palermo, then contemplate the long history of Norman Palace, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Palermo journey planning app.

Getting from Athens to Palermo by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Palermo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Pula.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites

Pula, Croatia

— 2 nights
It's the mild climate and calm seas of Pula that draw visitors to the southernmost point of the Istrian peninsula, but the city's ample Roman architecture is a key reason they stay.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at National Park Brijuni.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Pula road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Palermo to Pula takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of flight, train, and ferry. In November, daily temperatures in Pula can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Pula

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

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Sicily travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Churches
The largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily is a ruggedly attractive land. The island has a long history of foreign domination and has been controlled by the Greeks, Romans, Arabs, and Normans. The result is a distinct culture blending elements from all of those areas and featuring an intriguing dialect. This is a huge island with plenty of small villages to tour, each with its own treasures. Beyond the popular coastal areas, Sicily's inland attractions include an unspoiled landscape of mountains, hills, and villages that sometimes seem frozen in time. While the natural environment is its biggest draw, Sicily's greatest asset may be its people. They are proud of their traditions and incredibly hospitable to visitors.