10 days in The Balkans Itinerary

10 days in The Balkans Itinerary

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10 days in The Balkans Itinerary

Start: Singapore, Singapore
Fly:  14​h
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Singapore, Singapore

3
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, take a stroll through Ortakoy, and explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church).

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul vacation site .

Singapore, Singapore to Istanbul is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time to Eastern European Time is minus 5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Singapore in June; daily highs in Istanbul reach 30°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

3
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

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.
Dubrovnik is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls, see the interesting displays at War Photo Limited, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and take a stroll through Old Town.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik travel route planner .

Getting from Istanbul to Dubrovnik by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In June, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

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Speed Boats Tours
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): wander the streets of Plaka, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and finally don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Athens online visit planner .

Fly from Dubrovnik to Athens in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Dubrovnik in June: highs in Athens hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

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