14 days in Europe Itinerary

14 days in Europe Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Tirana, Albania
— 3 nights
Kotor, Montenegro
— 2 nights
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights


Istanbul, Turkey — 4 nights

Queen of Cities

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.
On the 25th (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hagia Sophia Mosque, admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, visit Ortakoy, and get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace.

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New Delhi, India to Istanbul is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a -2.5 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from New Delhi in October: highs in Istanbul hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to fly to Tirana.
Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Tirana, Albania — 3 nights

Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tirana: Durres Amphitheatre (in Durres) and Petrela Castle (in Petrele). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Muzeu Historik Kombetar, examine the collection at Bektashi World Center, brush up on your military savvy at Bunk'Art 1, and make a trip to Skanderbeg Square.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tirana trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Istanbul to Tirana by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Istanbul to Tirana, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder evenings in Tirana when traveling from Istanbul in October, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Kotor.
Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trips
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Kotor, Montenegro — 2 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.
On the 2nd (Wed), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire the landmark architecture of St. Tryphon Cathedral, and then don't miss a visit to Kotor Old City. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Kotor City Walls & Fortress, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Luke, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady of the Rocks, and finally admire the striking features of Sea Gate.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Kotor trip maker site.

Drive from Tirana to Kotor in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Kotor can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Dublin.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trip
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Dublin, Ireland — 3 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Dublin Castle.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Dublin trip website.

Traveling by flight from Kotor to Dublin takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Kotor to Dublin, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kotor in November, things will get little chillier in Dublin: highs are around 11°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods
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Turkey travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.

Albania travel guide

Landmarks · Castles · Military Museums
Land of the Eagles
With its young bustling metropolis, networks of cobblestone pedestrianized streets, coastal beach towns, and cities of ancient ruins, Albania will continuously surprise you. As you reach each new major town and discover how completely different it is from the last, your appreciation will deepen for this tucked-away land steeped in history. Travel, eating, and accommodation here is very inexpensive, freeing you from budget concerns and allowing you to travel in the style that you want. Meanwhile, you may find yourself going days without spotting another tourist. While this means that many things will not be customized for visitors (non-English menus, sparse accommodation, and fewer international transportation options), you'll experience the feel of authentic Albania.

Montenegro travel guide

Historic Sites · Beaches · Bodies of Water
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.

Ireland travel guide

Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.