15 days in Greece & Croatia Itinerary

15 days in Greece & Croatia Itinerary

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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly to Split, Ferry to Hvar
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Hvar, Croatia
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 1 night
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Athens, Greece

— 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with Seahorse Dive Center, kick back and relax at Glyfada Beach, and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then stop by Plaka.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Athens journey planner.

Chicago, USA to Athens is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Chicago to Athens, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in August: high temperatures in Athens hover around 92°F and lows are around 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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Mykonos Town, Greece

— 2 nights

Chora Mykonos

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Ornos Beach, then stroll through Agios Stefanos Beach, and then stop by Little Venice. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Paraga Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Platis Gialos Beach, then look for gifts at Mytho, and finally don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

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Getting from Athens to Mykonos Town by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry. When traveling from Athens in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Mykonos Town: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 74°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Fira, Greece

— 2 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): examine the collection at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, kick back and relax at Red Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kamari Beach. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Tomato Industrial Museum, D.Nomikos, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Perissa Black Sand Beach, then kick back and relax at Perivolos, and finally surround yourself with nature on Santorini Sailing.

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Ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in August, and nighttime lows around 75°F. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Wed) before leaving for Hvar.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

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Hvar, Croatia

— 2 nights

Croatian St. Tropez

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.
On the 12th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Spanish Fortress, head off the coast to Jerolim, and then stroll through Dubovica Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hvar day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Fira to Hvar takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fira to Hvar. In August, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Beaches

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Split, Croatia

— 2 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 13th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Marjan Park, then explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kasuni Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then kick back and relax at Bacvice Beach, and then appreciate the history behind Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Split road trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Hvar to Split takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. August in Split sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can fly to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches
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Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

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 15th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Art by Stjepko, then get lost in a book at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. On the next day, take in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls, then kick back and relax at Sveti Jakov Beach, and finally step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik trip planning website.

Getting from Split to Dubrovnik by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Athens.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches
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Athens, Greece

— 1 night

The Birthplace of Democracy

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Athens online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Athens takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Dubrovnik in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Athens: highs are around 92°F and lows about 77°F. You'll set off for home on the 18th (Wed).

Things to do in Athens

Tours · Outdoors · Nightlife · Transportation
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Greece travel guide

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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.

Croatia travel guide

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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.