15 days in Croatia, Athens & Mykonos Itinerary

15 days in Croatia, Athens & Mykonos Itinerary

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15 days in Croatia, Athens & Mykonos Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia, United States
Fly + Subway:  13 h 15 min
1
Athens, Greece
— 1 night
Subway + Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 1 night
Fly + Shuttle:  6 h
3
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Ferry:  3 h 45 min
4
Hvar, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  18 h
End: Philadelphia, United States

1
night
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 27th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kapnikarea, visit Anafiotika, then make a trip to Erechtheion, and finally delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): stop by Plaka, explore the ancient world of Temple of Hephaestus, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Philopappos Hill.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, go to the Athens trip planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Athens is an approximately 13.5- hour combination of flight and subway. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and subway; or do a combination of train, flight, and subway. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Athens is 7 hours. In August, Athens is somewhat warmer than Philadelphia - with highs of 92°F and lows of 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus
Plaka ©
Plaka

1
night
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 29th (Sat), kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint George, stroll through Megali Ammos, then don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and finally look for gifts at Mytho.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Mykonos Town attractions planning website.

Getting from Athens to Mykonos Town by combination of subway and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. While traveling from Athens, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Mykonos Town, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Paradise Beach
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Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Megali Ammos ©
Megali Ammos
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Brsalje Street, see the interesting displays at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Dubrovnik Beer Company, then steep yourself in history at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Minceta Fortress. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St Nicholas, then wander the streets of Cavtat Old Town, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady of the Snow.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Mykonos Town to Dubrovnik in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mykonos Town to Dubrovnik due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Cavtat
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Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum
Cavtat Old Town ©
Cavtat Old Town
Minceta Fortress ©
Minceta Fortress

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 1st (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Franciscan Monastery, and then kick back and relax at Dubovica Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Exotic Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sveta Nedilja, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St John.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hvar trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Dubrovnik to Hvar in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daytime highs in Hvar are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Sveta Nedilja, Church of St John, Dubovica Beach
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Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
Sveta Nedilja ©
Sveta Nedilja
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

2
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Explore hidden gems such as Marjan Park and Galerija Mestrovic. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of Saint Domnius and Church Of St. Roch. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Split: Omis (Origin Croatian Cosmetics, Omis Cetina Canyon, &more). The adventure continues: make a trip to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic), tour the pleasant surroundings at Bacvice Beach, see the interesting displays at Museum of Senses Split, and get engrossed in the history at Etnografski muzej Split.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Split trip maker site.

Drive from Hvar to Split in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Split are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Split

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Omis, Church Of St. Roch
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Marjan Park ©
Marjan Park
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Bacvice Beach ©
Bacvice Beach

3
nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): explore the activities along Kaluderovac Lake, take in the dramatic natural features at Veliki Prstavac, take in the dramatic scenery at Kozjacki Slapovi, explore the activities along Batinovac Lake, then explore the activities along Lake Vir, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Ciginovac Lake. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Lake Milino, explore the activities along Veliko Lake, contemplate the waterfront views at Burgeti Lakes, explore the fascinating underground world of Barac Caves, then contemplate the waterfront views at Galovac Lake, and finally explore the activities along Korana River.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Plitvice Lakes National Park driving holiday site.

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 8th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Korana River
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The Lower Lakes ©
The Lower Lakes
Barac Caves ©
Barac Caves
Veliki Prstavac ©
Veliki Prstavac

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