16 days in Italy, Croatia & Greece Itinerary

16 days in Italy, Croatia & Greece Itinerary

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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
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Como, Italy
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Fira, Greece
— 3 nights
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Athens, Greece
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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica di San Marco and Scuola Grande di San Rocco. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Canal Grande, pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, make a trip to Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), and take a stroll through Cannaregio.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Venice journey planning app.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Venice is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Jeddah to Venice. In October, Venice is colder than Jeddah - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 1 night

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
On the 7th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Teatrale alla Scala, and finally get engrossed in the history at Grande Museo del Duomo di Milano.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Milan trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Venice to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Como.
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Como, Italy — 1 night

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Como trip maker website.

You can drive from Milan to Como in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Como can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. You'll set off for Rome on the 8th (Sat).
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Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Pantheon and Santa Maria Sopra Minerva. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Piazza Navona and Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, and make a trip to Piazza Venezia.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Como to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Como in October, expect Rome to be somewhat warmer, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Dubrovnik.
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Dubrovnik, Croatia — 3 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Walls of Dubrovnik, enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Little Church of St. Nicholas (Crkva sv. Nikole), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Synagogue, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Blaise. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Fort Bokar, don't miss a visit to Stradun, see the interesting displays at Love Stories Museum, then explore the ancient world of Minceta Fortress, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Dubrovnik Beer Company.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Dubrovnik journey builder app.

You can fly from Rome to Dubrovnik in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In October, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Fira.
Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries
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Fira, Greece — 3 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos and MATI Art Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Venetsanos Winery and Spas. Step out of Fira to go to Akrotiri and see La Ponta, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Red Beach, learn about winemaking at Domaine Sigalas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, and shop like a local with Asimis Kolaitou Art Gallery Santorini.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Fira tour builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Fira takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Fira when traveling from Dubrovnik in October, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Athens.
Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Shopping
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Theater of Dionysus, then stop by Plaka, and then walk around Philopappos Hill. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Hephaestus, then contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, then pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, and finally wander the streets of Anafiotika.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Athens online trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Fira to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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Italy travel guide

4.6
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.

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.

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.