12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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12 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Newark, United States
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Tirana, Albania
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Kotor, Montenegro
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
helicopter:  4​h 30​min
4
Korcula Town, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: San Francisco, United States

2
nights
Tirana, Albania

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Muzeu Historik Kombetar and BunkArt 1. Get outdoors at The Beach Bar and Spille Beach. Take a break from Tirana with a short trip to Petrela Castle in Petrele, about 32 minutes away. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Bektashi World Center.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tirana trip itinerary builder tool .

Newark, USA to Tirana is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Tirana, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Newark in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Tirana, with highs around 92°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Tirana

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

The Beach Bar, Spille Beach, Petrela Castle
Highlights from your plan
Spille Beach ©
Spille Beach
Petrela Castle ©
Petrela Castle
Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Luke, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nikola Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, then admire the landmark architecture of Crkva Gospe od Skrpjela, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Blazena Ozana.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kotor trip maker.

You can drive from Tirana to Kotor in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Kotor are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Mostar.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Perast
Highlights from your plan
St. Nikola Church ©
St. Nikola Church
Church of Blazena Ozana ©
Church of Blazena Ozana
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela ©
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela

2
nights
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Old Bridge (Stari Most) and Apparition Hill are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Museum of War and Genocide Victims 1992-1995 and War Photo Exhibition. Get out of town with these interesting Mostar side-trips: il Monte Della Croce (in Medjugorje) and The historic urban site of Pocitelj (in Pocitelj). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Kajtaz House, make a trip to Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar, take in the views from Crooked Bridge (Kriva Cuprija), and stroll the grounds of Partisan Cemetery.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Mostar attractions planner.

Drive from Kotor to Mostar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Mostar sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Mostar

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Medjugorje, The historic urban site of Pocitelj
Highlights from your plan
Apparition Hill ©
Apparition Hill
The historic urban site of Pocitelj ©

2
nights
Korcula Town, Croatia

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
On the next day, contemplate the long history of Korcula Town Walls, kick back and relax at Vela Przina Beach, see the interesting displays at House of Marco Polo, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mark's Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Korcula Old City.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Korcula Town travel itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mostar to Korcula Town. Traveling from Mostar in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 72°F in Korcula Town. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Orebic, Vela Przina Beach, Korcula Old City
Highlights from your plan
St. Mark's Cathedral ©
St. Mark's Cathedral
Vela Przina Beach ©
Vela Przina Beach
Korcula Town Walls ©
Korcula Town Walls

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.
Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Love Stories Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Blaise, then examine the collection at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls, and finally get great views at Minceta Fortress.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Dubrovnik journey planning tool .

Drive from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik in 3 hours. August in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola ©
Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum

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