24 days in The Balkans Itinerary

24 days in The Balkans Itinerary

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24 days in The Balkans Itinerary

Start: Singapore, Singapore
Fly:  18​h
1
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 3 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + taxi + ferry:  5​h
2
Hvar, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Bol, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Korcula Town, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Selcuk, Turkey
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Pamukkale, Turkey
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Singapore, Singapore

3
nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana melds German, Mediterranean, and Slovenian culture and history.
Change things up with a short trip to Lake Bled in Bled (about 46 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to Preseren Square, snap pictures at Dragon Bridge (Zmajski Most), and admire the striking features of Hauptmannova Hisa.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana trip itinerary maker .

Singapore, Singapore to Ljubljana is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Singapore to Ljubljana. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect Ljubljana to be much colder, temps between 5°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Lake Bled
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled
Wine Tours & Tastings

2
nights
Hvar, Croatia

Hvar ©
The Croatian island of Hvar serves as a picturesque location for a Mediterranean holiday, with a range of offerings from quiet coves to a lively medieval town.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): don't miss a visit to The Harbour of Hvar and then get great views at Spanjola. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Mekicevica, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Monastery, then take in the exciting artwork at Forko souvenir shop, and finally explore the historical opulence of Napoleon Fortress (Napuljn).

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hvar trip itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and ferry from Ljubljana to Hvar in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Ljubljana in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Hvar: highs are around 17°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Bol.

Things to do in Hvar

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
The Harbour of Hvar ©
The Harbour of Hvar
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

3
nights
Bol, Croatia

Bol ©
An hour boat ride from Split on the island of Brac, Bol boasts a charming old town, pebble beach, and great windsurfing conditions. Historical charm abounds here in the form of stone houses, narrow pedestrian streets, and historical attractions marked with panels.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bol: Jaksic Galerija (in Donji Humac), Wine Tours & Tastings (in Supetar) and Kastil Gospodnetic Dol (in Postira). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Museum uja, learn about winemaking at Senjkovic Winery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Jerolime, and don't miss a visit to Stone.

To see where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Bol sightseeing planner .

Getting from Hvar to Bol by car takes about 4.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Bol are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Bol

Tours Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Skrip, Nerezisca, Pucisce, Museum uja, Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Oil ©
Museum of Oil
Jaksic Galerija ©
Jaksic Galerija
Nautic Center Bol ©
Nautic Center Bol

3
nights
Korcula Town, Croatia

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Get out of town with these interesting Korcula Town side-trips: Vino Spaleta (in Kuna Peljeska), Orebic (Korta Katarina Winery & Monastery of Our Lady of Andela) and Ethno Museum Barilo (in Blato). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Revelin Tower, steep yourself in history at Korcula Town Walls, get engrossed in the history at Bishop's Treasury Museum, and do a tasting at Lovric Winery.

Make your Korcula Town itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Bol to Korcula Town takes 5.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Korcula Town can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Orebic, Ethno Museum Barilo, Vino Spaleta, Lovric Winery
Highlights from your plan
Revelin Tower ©
Revelin Tower
Korcula Town Walls ©
Korcula Town Walls
Sveti Mihovil ©
Sveti Mihovil

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dubrovnik: Ston (Ston Old Town, Marlais Winery, & more). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Walls of Dubrovnik, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, get engrossed in the history at Rector's Palace, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Monastery.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Dubrovnik trip builder site .

Drive from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik in 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

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

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, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, take a stroll through Plaka, and take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Athens trip planner .

You can fly from Dubrovnik to Athens in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubrovnik to Athens is 1 hour. December in Athens sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Athens

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

1
night
Selcuk, Turkey

Selcuk ©
An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
On the 31st (Tue), stop by Sultan Carpet and Kilim, explore the ancient world of Ephesus Terrace Houses, delve into the distant past at Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, then explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, then delve into the distant past at Bibliotheque de Celsus, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House).

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Selcuk trip planner .

You can fly from Athens to Selcuk in 5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Athens to Selcuk due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Athens in December, expect little chillier with lows of 3°C in Selcuk. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu

1
night
Pamukkale, Turkey

Pamukkale ©
A popular spa since the second century BCE, the modern city of Pamukkale continues to draw worldwide attention with its hot springs and travertines--naturally formed calcite bathing pools.
On the 1st (Wed), witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, steep yourself in history at Hierapolis, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, and finally contemplate the long history of Byzantine Church.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Anatolia Cemetery ©
Anatolia Cemetery

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, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), and explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul holiday tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Pamukkale to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In January in Istanbul, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

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