12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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12 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fly:  21​h
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  8​h
2
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Kotor, Montenegro
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Athens, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Oia, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
7
Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur, 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Topkapi Palace and Sultanahmet District. Appreciate the collections at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Dolmabahce Sanat Galerisi. Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, take in the exciting artwork at Heritage Nomadic Art Gallery, wander the streets of Istiklal Street, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami .

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul online trip builder .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Istanbul is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -5 hour difference. In February, Istanbul is cooler than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 11°C and lows of 11°C. On the 4th (Mon), you're off toMostar.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Kariye Museum (The Chora Church) ©

1
night
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Bosnian National Monument Muslibegovic House, browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Bazar Kujundziluk, then get engrossed in the history at Bosnaseum, then learn about all things military at War Photo Exhibition, and finally snap pictures at Old Bridge (Stari Most).

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Mostar online driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Istanbul to Mostar in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Mostar. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Istanbul in February: highs in Mostar hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Mostar

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Andrija Wine Cellars
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Old Bridge (Stari Most) ©
Old Bridge (Stari Most)
Art Studio Pandur ©
Art Studio Pandur

1
night
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.
To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Dubrovnik trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Mostar to Dubrovnik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. February in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kotor.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

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Walls of Dubrovnik ©
Walls of Dubrovnik
Rector's Palace ©
Rector's Palace
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

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.
To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kotor trip planner .

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Kotor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Kotor can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. On the 7th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Kotor

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Perast
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Perast Museum ©
Perast Museum
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela ©
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela
Kotor’s Castle Of San Giovanni ©
Kotor’s Castle Of San Giovanni

1
night
Athens, Greece

Athens
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Athens online day trip planner .

You can fly from Kotor to Athens in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Kotor in February since evenings lows in Athens dip to 9°C. You will leave for Oia on the 8th (Fri).

Things to do in Athens

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
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1
night
Oia, Greece

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): make a trip to Sunset in Oia, look for gifts at Aquamarine Jewelry, shop like a local with Oia Treasures Art Gallery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, and finally explore the activities along Amoudi Bay.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Oia online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Athens to Oia takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. In February in Oia, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Oia

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Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani ©
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani
Sunset in Oia ©
Sunset in Oia

1
night
Istanbul, Turkey

Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): slough off your stress at Turkish baths.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul online itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Oia to Istanbul takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Oia to Istanbul. While traveling from Oia, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Baths Spas Museums
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Turkish Baths
Istanbul Modern ©
Istanbul Modern
Historic Areas of Istanbul ©
Historic Areas of Istanbul

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