18 days in Dubrovnik & Greece Itinerary

18 days in Dubrovnik & Greece Itinerary

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Fly
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Heraklion, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly
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Rhodes Town, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly
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Athens, Greece
— 5 nights
Drive
7
Delphi, Greece
— 1 day
Drive
8
Olympia, Greece
— 1 night
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Dubrovnik, Croatia

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.
On the 16th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Synagogue, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Treasury, then get engrossed in the history at Rector's Palace, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Fort Bokar, examine the collection at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dominican Monastery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Blaise, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady of the Snow, and finally wander the streets of Cavtat Old Town.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Dubrovnik travel tool.

Lisbon, Portugal to Dubrovnik is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Sat) before leaving for Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:

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Mykonos Town, Greece

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.
For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Mykonos Town takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Dubrovnik in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Mykonos Town. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:

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Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): do a tasting at Artemis Karamolegos Winery, examine the collection at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, then explore the world behind art at MATI Art Gallery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Church Of Candlemas Of The Lord. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, do a tasting at Venetsanos Winery, get engrossed in the history at La Ponta, then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, then stroll through Red Beach, and finally examine the collection at Cultural Village.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Fira travel route planning website.

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September in Fira, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:

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Heraklion, Greece

Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
On the 22nd (Wed), learn about winemaking at Domaine Paterianakis, then experience rural life at Neroulakia Farm, then examine the collection at Kazantzakis Museum, and finally explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Folklore Museum of Gouves, take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of Crete, steep yourself in history at Castello del Molo (Koules), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, then learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and finally admire the masterpieces at Church and the Museum of St. Aikaterini.

Plan my day in Heraklion using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Heraklion takes 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Heraklion can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:

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Rhodes Town, Greece

A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
Visit Monastery Tsambika and Street of the Knights for their historical value. Visiting Stegna Beach and Tsambikos Watersports will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Rhodes Town: Plakia Beach (in Pefkos), Lindos (The Church of the Panagia & Acropolis of Lindos) and Rodos Nature - Folklore Museum (in Kolimbia). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Kahal Kadosh Shalom Synagogue, pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of the Castle, steep yourself in history at Filerimos Monastery, and enjoy the sand and surf at Traganou Beach.

Plan my day in Rhodes Town using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Heraklion to Rhodes Town in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September in Rhodes Town, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 27:

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Athens, Greece

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Acropolis of Athens and Acropolis Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Temple of Hephaestus and Fortress Palamidi. Venture out of the city with trips to Nafplio (Catholic Church of Metamorphosis Tou Sotiros & Nauplion Promenade), Corinth (Corinth Canal, Akrokorinthos, &more) and Mycenae (Lion Gate, Archaeological Site Mycenae, &more). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Philopappos Hill, take a stroll through Plaka, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Temple of Athena Nike.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Athens trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Rhodes Town to Athens by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and car. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Delphi.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 2:

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Delphi, Greece

Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): delve into the distant past at Delphi, delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo In Delphi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tholos, then get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum, and finally relax in the rural setting at MoKa Honey.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Delphi tour itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Athens to Delphi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in October, Delphi is a bit cooler at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 2 — 3:

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Olympia, Greece

Inhabited since prehistoric times, Olympia remains best known as the site of the original Olympic Games, held there for the first time in 776 BCE.
On the 3rd (Sun), delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site of Olympia.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Olympia trip planner.

You can drive from Delphi to Olympia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Olympia

Historic Sites
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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.

Santorini travel guide

4.1
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.

Rhodes travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Castles
Island of the Knights
An island of green hills, fertile valleys, and golden beaches, Rhodes blends cosmopolitan and traditional cultures, exemplified by its traditional taverns, upscale hotels, and archaeological sites. Nicknamed the "Island of Roses," this island offers visitors a chance to discover lively tourist resorts in the north and tranquil rural areas in the south. The island's slow pace seems utterly unaffected by the challenges of mass tourism, its permanent residents stubbornly clinging to their age-old traditions and relaxed lifestyle. As you explore the areas farther away from the busy coastline, take time to meet the garrulous locals in their natural environment, the village tavern.