18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
Split, Croatia
— 4 nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 5 nights
Kotor, Montenegro
— 4 nights
Tirana, Albania
— 4 nights


London, United Kingdom

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
On the 9th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our London trip tool.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport, Southend Airport, London St. Pancras International, Ebbsfleet International Rail Station and Ashford International Rail Station. In September, daytime highs in London are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Wed) before leaving for Split.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Split, Croatia

— 4 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Split is known for historic sites, wildlife, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Diocletian's Palace, stroll around Marjan Park, explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Split trip itinerary tool.

Getting from London to Split by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Split due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in September, with highs in Split at 30°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Wineries

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 5 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

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.
Step out of Dubrovnik with an excursion to Cavtat Old Town in Cavtat--about 34 minutes away. On the 16th (Wed), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls, take an in-depth tour of War Photo Limited, steep yourself in history at Fort Lovrijenac, and see the interesting displays at Love Stories Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik road trip site.

Drive from Split to Dubrovnik in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Kotor, Montenegro

— 4 nights

Bride of the Adriatic Sea

Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
Kotor is known for historic sites, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Kotor, delve into the distant past at St. Tryphon Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Kotor Old City, and get to know the fascinating history of Kotor City Walls & Fortress.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kotor road trip tool.

Getting from Dubrovnik to Kotor by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in September, Kotor is little chillier at night with lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Tirana.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Tirana, Albania

— 4 nights
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Go for a jaunt from Tirana to Berat to see Berat Castle about 1h 50 min away. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Muzeu Historik Kombetar, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, brush up on your military savvy at Bunk'Art 1, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Et`hem Bey Mosque.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tirana online trip planner.

You can drive from Kotor to Tirana in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Spas

Side Trip

Split-Dalmatia County travel guide

Historic Walking Areas · Historic Sites · Beaches
Split-Dalmatia County boasts many sightseeing opportunities, ranging from Roman ruins and Neolithic findings to chic and glamorous urban islands with sandy beaches, secluded coves, and nudist hideaways. A narrow coastal strip dotted with sand beaches and dozens of medieval castles sits against a backdrop of rugged mountains with abundant karst fields. The county is home to two World Heritage Sites, one of which you can explore at the birthplace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, in the heart of present day Split. An emerging culinary scene promotes light and healthy cuisine featuring fresh seafood combined with quality local wines. The newly built four-lane Split-Zadar-Karlovac-Zagreb highway links the county to the rest of Croatia.

Montenegro travel guide

Historic Sites · Bodies of Water · Beaches
Whether you're in the mood to explore unspoiled nature, see historical sights, or soak in the Mediterranean atmosphere of beaches and parties, in Montenegro you can find everything within arm's reach. The Montenegrin coastline offers both large city beaches abundant with amenities, as well as peaceful fishing villages and secluded coves. Fortified old towns, medieval cathedrals, and monasteries are certain to satisfy history enthusiasts. Further inland are some of the nation's larger cities, as well as an abundance of opportunities for an active vacation. Wander off the beaten path, hike the mountains and canyons, and experience the traditional hospitality of villages where time seems to stand still. The national cuisine reflects the diversity of the landscape, including everything from fresh meat and dairy specialties, to a selection of seafood. The size of the country allows you to see a lot even during a short stay.