15 days in The Balkans Itinerary

15 days in The Balkans Itinerary

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15 days in The Balkans Itinerary

Start: Sibu, Malaysia
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Korcula Town, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 30​min
4
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sibu, Malaysia

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, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, and admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Istanbul trip itinerary builder site .

Sibu, Malaysia to Istanbul is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Sibu to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Sibu in March; daily highs in Istanbul reach 14°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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.
On the 5th (Thu), take a stroll through Old Town and then get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Ston Old Town, take an in-depth tour of Rector's Palace, then step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum, and finally browse the collection at The Franciscan Church and Monastery.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Dubrovnik takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Dubrovnik. Traveling from Istanbul in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 8°C in Dubrovnik. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Ston Old Town
Highlights from your plan
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum

3
nights
Korcula Town, Croatia

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Step out of Korcula Town to go to Blato and see Ethno Museum Barilo, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Korcula Town Walls, take an in-depth tour of Bishop's Treasury Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Church Sveti Petar, and get outside with Freestyle.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Korcula Town trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town takes 3 hours. In March, daytime highs in Korcula Town are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Lumbarda, Boya Crayons Shop, Ethno Museum Barilo
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Korcula Town Walls ©
Korcula Town Walls
Ethno Museum Barilo ©
Ethno Museum Barilo
Boya Crayons Shop ©
Boya Crayons Shop

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, and admire the natural beauty at National Garden.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Athens route builder website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Korcula Town to Athens. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In March, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

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

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