53 days in Africa, Asia & Europe Itinerary

53 days in Africa, Asia & Europe Itinerary

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53 days in Africa, Asia & Europe Itinerary

Start: Winnipeg, Canada
Fly:  17​h 45​min
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Cairo, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Aswan, Egypt
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Luxor, Egypt
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  7​h 45​min
4
Amman, Jordan
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
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Jerash, Jordan
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Jerusalem, Israel
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + ferry:  5​h 45​min
8
Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
9
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly + subway:  2​h 30​min
10
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
11
Kalambaka, Greece
— 2 nights
12
Thessaloniki, Greece
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
13
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
14
Bucharest, Romania
— 3 nights
15
Brasov, Romania
— 1 night
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  6​h 30​min
16
Istanbul, Turkey
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
17
Goreme, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
18
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
19
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
20
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
21
Zadar, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Winnipeg, Canada

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Cairo, Egypt

Cairo ©
More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
On the 22nd (Sat), examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Muhammad Ali, and then delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairo vacation planner .

Winnipeg, Canada to Cairo is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Winnipeg in August, expect Cairo to be somewhat warmer, temps between 41°C and 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
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Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum
Mosque of Muhammad Ali ©
Mosque of Muhammad Ali

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Aswan, Egypt

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): steep yourself in history at Nubian Village, then admire the engineering at High Dam, then explore the ancient world of Philae Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of El-Tabia Mosque. On the next day, delve into the distant past at Unfinished Obelisk, then take an in-depth tour of Nubian Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, and finally step off the mainland to explore Elephantine Island.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Aswan itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Aswan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Cairo in August, with highs in Aswan at 50°C and lows at 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Elephantine Island ©
Elephantine Island
Nubian Museum ©
Nubian Museum

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Luxor, Egypt

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Luxor is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, parks, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Temple of Karnak, take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum, explore the ancient world of Tomb of King Tutankhamun (Tut), and appreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Luxor trip planner .

Drive from Aswan to Luxor in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. August in Luxor sees daily highs of 49°C and lows of 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Amman.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums
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ACE - Animal Care in Egypt ©
ACE - Animal Care in Egypt
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings

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Amman, Jordan

Amman ©
Jordan's capital city, Amman spreads across 19 hills and includes many distinct districts, each with their own historical and cultural marvels.
On the 28th (Fri), delve into the distant past at Roman Amphitheater, delve into the distant past at The Citadel, then don't miss a visit to Rainbow Street, and finally examine the collection at Royal Automobile Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Amman tour planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Luxor to Amman takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Luxor in August: high temperatures in Amman hover around 39°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Amman

Historic Sites Museums
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The Citadel ©
The Citadel
Roman Amphitheater ©
Roman Amphitheater
Royal Automobile Museum ©
Royal Automobile Museum

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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan

Petra - Wadi Musa ©
Visitors flock to Wadi Musa to witness the rose colored rock-carved temples and tombs of Petra, the famous ancient city and World Heritage Site.
On the 29th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Petra and then delve into the distant past at Street of Facades. On the next day, delve into the distant past at Byzantine Church, get engrossed in the history at Petra Museum, then hike along Dana Nature Reserve, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of Dushares.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Petra - Wadi Musa day trip planning tool .

Getting from Amman to Petra - Wadi Musa by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Jerash.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Dana Nature Reserve
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Petra ©
Petra
Dana Nature Reserve ©
Dana Nature Reserve
Al-Beidha - Little Petra ©
Al-Beidha - Little Petra

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Jerash, Jordan

Jerash ©
Jerash, is the capital and the largest city of Jerash Governorate, Jordan, with a population of 50,745 as of 2015. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Ajloun Castle, then step into the grandiose world of Ajlun Castle (Qala'at ar-Rabad), then explore the ancient world of Tell Mar Elias, and finally explore the ancient world of Jerash Ruins.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Jerash attractions planner.

You can drive from Petra - Wadi Musa to Jerash in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Jerash, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Jerash

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Ajlun, Pella
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Jerash Ruins ©
Jerash Ruins
Ajlun Castle (Qala'at ar-Rabad) ©
Ajlun Castle (Qala'at ar-Rabad)
Ajloun Castle
Ajloun Castle

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Jerusalem, Israel

Few places in the world boast such a long history and such a rich multiethnic culture as Jerusalem, a city sacred to Jews, Muslims, and Christians.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jerusalem: Tayelet (in Tel Aviv) and Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, examine the collection at Israel Museum, and steep yourself in history at Mt of Olives.

To find photos and other tourist information, refer to the Jerusalem trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Jerash to Jerusalem in 3.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Jerusalem when traveling from Jerash in September, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tel Aviv
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Food Tours
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

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Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Perissa Black Sand Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kamari Beach, and then stop by the White, Santorini.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Fira trip planning site .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Jerusalem to Fira in 6 hours. When traveling from Jerusalem in September, plan for slightly colder days in Fira, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Kamari Beach, Perissa Black Sand Beach
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

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Mykonos Town, Greece

Mykonos Town ©
A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
On the 8th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Elia Beach, take a stroll through Little Venice, and then don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Mykonos Town trip itinerary maker site .

Ride a ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September in Mykonos Town, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Neighborhoods Beaches

Side Trip

Elia Beach
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Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Athens: Archaeological Site Mycenae (in Mycenae) and Nauplion Promenade (in Nafplio). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take a stroll through Monastiraki, and don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Athens holiday builder .

Do a combination of flight and subway from Mykonos Town to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Archaeological Site Mycenae, Nauplion Promenade
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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Kalambaka, Greece

Kalambaka ©
The gateway to one of the largest monastery complexes in Greece, the small town of Kalambaka nestles against a landscape of imposing rock formations rising 400 m (1,300 ft) into the air. Nearly leveled during World War II, the town rebuilt and reinvented itself in the post-war period, quickly becoming one of the region's major travel destinations.
Step out of Kalambaka to go to Metsovo and see Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora, see the interesting displays at Digital Projection Centre of Meteora’s History and Culture, get lost in a book at Kalambaka Library, and admire the natural beauty at Varlaam Monastery.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kalambaka travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Athens to Kalambaka in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in September, expect Kalambaka to be little chillier, temps between 29°C and 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) ©

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, don't miss a visit to White Tower of Thessaloniki, then delve into the distant past at Rotunda, then don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square, and finally steep yourself in history at Hagios Demetrios.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Thessaloniki road trip app .

You can drive from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Kalambaka in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Thessaloniki, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sofia.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums Historic Sites
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Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios

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Sofia, Bulgaria

Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
On the 17th (Thu), pause for some photo ops at Saint Sofia Monument, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Boyana Church. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Sveti Nikolay, then admire the striking features of The Rotunda Church of St George, and then wander the streets of Vitosha Boulevard.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sofia trip planner .

You can drive from Thessaloniki to Sofia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Thessaloniki in September, with highs in Sofia at 28°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Room Escape Games
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Boyana Church ©
Boyana Church

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Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
On the 19th (Sat), ponder the world of politics at Palace of Parliament, make a trip to Stavropoleos Monastery, then admire the striking features of Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", and finally walk around Herăstrău Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Peasant Museum (Muzeul Taranului Roman), walk around Cismigiu Gardens, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Lipscani.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bucharest trip planning app .

You can fly from Sofia to Bucharest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Bucharest, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Brasov.

Things to do in Bucharest

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Herăstrău Park ©
Herăstrău Park
Palace of Parliament ©
Palace of Parliament

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Brasov, Romania

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Tampa.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Brasov vacation builder tool .

You can take a train from Bucharest to Brasov in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Istanbul.

Things to do in Brasov

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Mount Tampa ©
Mount Tampa
Black Church (Biserica Neagra) ©
Black Church (Biserica Neagra)

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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: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), wander the streets of Ortakoy, admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, and hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul travel route site .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Brasov to Istanbul takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, daytime highs in Istanbul are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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Goreme, Turkey

Goreme ©
Famed for its landscape of unusually shaped stone formations and churches cut into the natural rocks, Goreme sits in the central part of the country, an area originally settled during Roman times.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): soar above the sights with Royal Balloon, then explore the striking landscape of Goreme National Park, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley).

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Goreme online itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Istanbul to Goreme in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. When traveling from Istanbul in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Goreme: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 13°C at night. On the 29th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme ©
Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme
Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley) ©

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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.
On the 30th (Wed), take a stroll through Old Town and then step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then don't miss a visit to Pile Gate, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Dubrovnik trip planner .

Fly from Goreme to Dubrovnik in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. While traveling from Goreme, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Dubrovnik, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Tours Outdoors
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Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum

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Split, Croatia

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 2nd (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of St. Roch, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, then see the interesting displays at Froggyland, and finally delve into the distant past at Palazzo di Diocleziano. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, walk around Marjan Park, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Split road trip planning tool .

Traveling by bus from Dubrovnik to Split takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October in Split, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Church Of St. Roch
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Explore Plitvice Lakes National Park's surroundings by going to Rastoke (in Slunj) and Nehaj Castle (in Senj). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Veliki Slap, contemplate the waterfront views at The Lower Lakes, and don't miss a visit to Baraceve Spilje.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Plitvice Lakes National Park attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Split to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow time for the bus ride to Zadar.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Rastoke, Nehaj Castle
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
The Lower Lakes ©
The Lower Lakes
Veliki Prstavac ©
Veliki Prstavac

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Zadar, Croatia

Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): make a trip to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje).

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Zadar journey maker website .

Take a bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zadar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Zadar

Tours Outdoors Transportation
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Speed Boats Tours
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) ©
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje)
Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat

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Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Zagreb is known for historic sites, museums, fun & games, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, and admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Assumption.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Zagreb fast, fun, and easy.

Getting from Zadar to Zagreb by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Zadar in October, plan for slightly colder days in Zagreb, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. On the 11th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Room Escape Games
Walking tours
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships

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