16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
Fly:  6​h
1
Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Kotor, Montenegro
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Tirana, Albania
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Thessaloniki, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Manchester, United Kingdom

3
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Split: Hvar (Franciscan Monastery & Spanjola). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Diocletian's Palace, examine the collection at Froggyland, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Split road trip planning site .

Manchester, UK to Split is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in June: high temperatures in Split hover around 32°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Mostar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Adventure Outdoors

Side Trips

Hvar, Gaspina mlinica
Highlights from your plan
Putalj Winery ©
Putalj Winery
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Spanjola ©
Spanjola

3
nights
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Venture out of the city with trips to il Monte Della Croce (in Medjugorje) and Kravica (in Studenci). There's lots more to do: take in the views from Old Bridge (Stari Most), contemplate the waterfront views at Jablanicas Lake, appreciate the history behind Crooked Bridge (Kriva Cuprija), and shop like a local with War Photo Exhibition.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Mostar route builder app .

You can drive from Split to Mostar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Mostar, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Mostar

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kravica, il Monte Della Croce
Highlights from your plan
Jablanicas Lake ©
Jablanicas Lake
Old Bridge (Stari Most) ©
Old Bridge (Stari Most)
Kravica ©
Kravica

3
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.
Dubrovnik is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Dubrovnik City Walls, step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum, get engrossed in the history at Rector's Palace, and enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum.

Plan my day in Dubrovnik using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Mostar to Dubrovnik in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. While traveling from Mostar, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Dubrovnik, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kotor.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Neighborhoods Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the architecture and atmosphere at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, then contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Kotor, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Namfleg.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kotor trip planner .

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Kotor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Kotor, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Kotor

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela
Highlights from your plan
Bay of Kotor ©
Bay of Kotor
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela ©
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela
Namfleg ©
Namfleg

1
night
Tirana, Albania

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Dajti.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Tirana vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Kotor to Tirana takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Tirana

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Dajti
Highlights from your plan
Dajti ©
Dajti

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Change things up with a short trip to Archaeological Site Mycenae in Mycenae (about 1h 30 min away). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, wander the streets of Monastiraki, explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, and appreciate the history behind Erechtheion.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Athens trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Tirana to Athens takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Tirana to Athens, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Tirana in June since evenings lows in Athens dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Archaeological Site Mycenae
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

1
night
Thessaloniki, Greece

Thessaloniki ©
A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, then appreciate the history behind Arch of Galerius, and finally steep yourself in history at Hagios Demetrios.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Thessaloniki trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Athens to Thessaloniki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Athens in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Thessaloniki, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios

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