16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Singapore, Singapore
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Belgrade, Serbia
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Taxi + Train:  5​h 30​min
2
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h
3
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Split, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  4​h 30​min
6
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Singapore, Singapore

1
night
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): wander the streets of Skadarlija, contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then view the masterpieces at Art for All, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save).

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Belgrade trip planning site .

Singapore, Singapore to Belgrade is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Singapore to Belgrade due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in December; daily highs in Belgrade reach 7°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mostar.

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
Room Escape Games
St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save) ©

2
nights
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Explore Mostar's surroundings by going to Kravica (in Studenci) and Apparition Hill (in Medjugorje). The adventure continues: snap pictures at Old Bridge (Stari Most), make a trip to Mehmed Karadoz Moschee, contemplate the waterfront views at Neretva River, and get a taste of the local shopping with Old Bazar Kujundziluk.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Mostar travel route planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Belgrade to Mostar in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Belgrade in December, expect nights in Mostar to be about the same, around 0°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Mostar

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Apparition Hill, Kravica
Highlights from your plan
Neretva River ©
Neretva River
Old Bridge (Stari Most) ©
Old Bridge (Stari Most)
Mehmed Karadoz Moschee
Mehmed Karadoz Moschee

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Bascarsija and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

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Traveling by train from Mostar to Sarajevo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Split.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija

1
night
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 29th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of St. Roch, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Roko, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Jupiter, and finally delve into the distant past at Diocletian's Palace.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Split road trip planning site .

Getting from Sarajevo to Split by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Split can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Church Of St. Roch
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Church Of St. Roch ©
Church Of St. Roch

2
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.
On the 30th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Walls of Dubrovnik, don't miss a visit to Pile Gate, and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum and then wander the streets of Old Town.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Dubrovnik trip planner .

Take a bus from Split to Dubrovnik in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. December in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island

1
night
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): snap pictures at Tromostovje, then don't miss a visit to Mestni Trg, then take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, and finally explore the historical opulence of Ljubljanski Grad.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Ljubljana online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Ljubljana takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Dubrovnik in December; daily highs in Ljubljana reach 5°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town
Triple Bridge ©
Triple Bridge
Mestni Trg ©
Mestni Trg

3
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya, take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge, then appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue, pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Budapest road trip app .

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Budapest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -4°C. On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

2
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.
On the 5th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), then get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, and finally explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Istanbul holiday builder site .

Getting from Budapest to Istanbul by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Budapest to Istanbul is 2 hours. While traveling from Budapest, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 10°C to lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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