33 days in Croatia, Italy & Greece Itinerary

33 days in Croatia, Italy & Greece Itinerary

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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly
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Paros, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly
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Milos, Greece
— 3 nights
Ferry to Santorini, Taxi to Oia
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Oia, Greece
— 3 nights
Bus to Santorini, Fly to Dubrovnik
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
Ferry
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Mljet Island, Croatia
— 1 night
Ferry
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Korcula Town, Croatia
— 1 night
Ferry to Stari Grad, Taxi to Hvar
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Hvar, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive
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Stari Grad, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive
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Makarska, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive
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Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Positano, Italy
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Capri, Italy
— 1 night
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Athens, Greece — 2 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Athens driving holiday planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Athens is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in June, things will get much warmer in Athens: highs are around 35°C and lows about 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Paros.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Paros, Greece — 3 nights

Long ignored by tourists because of its reputation as a plain ferry hub, Paros today serves as one of the Aegean's major holiday destinations, luring travelers with its fashionable resort towns and quaint mountain villages.
On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum Parou, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagia Ekatondapiliani, step off the mainland to explore Parikia Town, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kolymbithres Beach, and finally Head underground at Marathi Marble Quarries.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Paros trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Athens to Paros by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Sun) before leaving for Milos.
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Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 2:

Milos, Greece — 3 nights

The result of thousands of years of volcanic activity, the island of Milos features a craggy coastline interspersed by shallow beaches.
Change things up with a short trip to Prassa Beach in Kimolos (about 1h 50 min away). The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with Oneiro Milos, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kleftiko Beach, and kick back and relax at Paliochori Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Milos travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Paros to Milos in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Milos can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Oia.
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Oia, Greece — 3 nights

Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Get out of town with these interesting Oia side-trips: Akrotiri (Akrotiri & Red Beach) and Kamari Beach (in Kamari). There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on Santorini Sailing, make a trip to Sunset in Oia, get engrossed in the history at Naval Maritime Museum Oia Santorini, and explore the activities along Amoudi Bay.

Plan trip to Oia with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Milos to Oia in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Dubrovnik.
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Dubrovnik, Croatia — 1 night

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 9th (Sun), race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Dubrovnik trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Oia to Dubrovnik in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, ferry, and flight; or do a combination of car, ferry, and flight. Traveling from Oia to Dubrovnik, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Oia in July, Dubrovnik is little chillier at night with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Mljet Island.
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Tours · Outdoors
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Mljet Island, Croatia — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mljet National Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Mljet Island trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Dubrovnik to Mljet Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Korcula Town.
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Nature · Parks
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Highlights from your trip

Korcula Town, Croatia — 1 night

Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Korcula Town online itinerary planner.

Ride a ferry from Mljet Island to Korcula Town in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Korcula Town are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 11th (Tue), you're off to Hvar.
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Outdoors · Tours · Wineries · Adventure
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Hvar, Croatia — 1 night

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 11th (Tue): head off the coast to Pakleni Otoci.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hvar travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Korcula Town to Hvar in 2.5 hours. July in Hvar sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Stari Grad.
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Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 12:
Highlights from your trip

Stari Grad, Croatia — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Tvrdalj Castle and then enjoy the sand and surf at Dubovica Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Stari Grad online vacation planner.

Stari Grad is just a stone's throw from Hvar. July in Stari Grad sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Makarska.
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Side Trip
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Makarska, Croatia — 1 night

Makarska is a small city on the Adriatic coastline of Croatia, about 60km southeast of Split and 140km northwest of Dubrovnik. On the 13th (Thu), go for a walk through Makarska Harbour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Punta Rata Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Makarska trip planner.

Getting from Stari Grad to Makarska by car takes about 3 hours. In July in Makarska, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Split.
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Side Trip
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Split, Croatia — 2 nights

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 14th (Fri), race across the water with a speed boat tour. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Cathedral of Saint Domnius, explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, then stop by Break Time, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Diocletian's Palace.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Split day trip planner.

You can drive from Makarska to Split in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Venice.
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Transportation · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Side Trip
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Venice, Italy — 2 nights

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Punta della Dogana, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and finally wander the streets of Cannaregio. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Venice online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Split to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Venice when traveling from Split in July, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Florence.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Change things up with a short trip to Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa (about 1h 20 min away). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence itinerary planner.

Drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Florence sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Side Trip
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Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rome trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July in Rome, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Positano.
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Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip
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Positano, Italy — 2 nights

Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Il Sentiero Degli Dei and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge your senses at Amalfi Coast Drive, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, then contemplate the long history of Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Positano day trip planning app.

Drive from Rome to Positano in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Capri.
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Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wineries
Side Trips
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Capri, Italy — 1 night

The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Villa San Michele, get outside with Outdoor Activities, take a memorable drive along Via Krupp, explore the striking landscape at I Faraglioni, then take in nature's colorful creations at Giardini di Augusto, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Umberto I. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): stroll through Fortini Coastal Walk, then explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Grotto, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Solaro, and finally take some stellar pictures from Belvedere Cannone.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Capri trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Positano to Capri takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Capri can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.
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Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 27:

Greece travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.
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Santorini travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.
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Croatia travel guide

4.5
Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.
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Korcula Island travel guide

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Landmarks · Beaches · Fishing Charters & Tours

Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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