18 days in Italy, Croatia & Greece Itinerary

18 days in Italy, Croatia & Greece Itinerary

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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
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Tropea, Italy
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Hvar, Croatia
— 2 nights
Ferry to Split, Fly to Athens
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Athens, Greece
— 1 night
Taxi to Piraeus, Ferry to Mykonos Town
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
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Paros, Greece
— 2 nights
Ferry to Piraeus, Taxi to Athens
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Athens, Greece
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Venice, Italy — 1 night

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 1st (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, take a stroll through Cannaregio, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Venice trip itinerary maker tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Venice is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in June: high temperatures in Venice hover around 32°C and lows are around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Tropea.
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Tropea, Italy — 1 night

Tropea is a municipality located within the province of Vibo Valentia, in Calabria (southern Italy).The town is a famous bathing place, situated on a reef, in the gulf of St. Tropea Beach has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): stroll through Tropea Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Capo Vaticano, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Grotticelle beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tropea holiday maker site.

You can fly from Venice to Tropea in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to fly to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 5 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico. Explore hidden gems such as Cupola di San Pietro and Piazza del Campidoglio. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Prassede.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip site.

You can fly from Tropea to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. On the 8th (Thu), you're off to Dubrovnik.
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Dubrovnik, Croatia — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Blaise and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Synagogue.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Dubrovnik day trip planner.

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. While traveling from Rome, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Dubrovnik, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Hvar.
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Hvar, Croatia — 2 nights

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 10th (Sat): do a tasting at Dubokovic Wine and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fortress Church of St. Mary of Mercy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Glavica Hill, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St John, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Stephen.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Hvar online tour 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. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 1 night

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Hvar to Athens takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Hvar to Athens, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 24°C. You'll set off for Mykonos Town on the 13th (Tue).
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Mykonos Town, Greece — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Psaros Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Mykonos Brewing Company, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agios Nikolakis Church, and finally kick back and relax at Ornos Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Mykonos Town day trip site.

You can fly from Athens to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Athens in June: highs in Mykonos Town hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Paros.
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Paros, Greece — 2 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.
For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Paros sightseeing planning app.

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Paros in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to fly to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Athens Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kapnikarea, and then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Athens online itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Paros to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.
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Italy travel guide

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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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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.
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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.
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Mykonos travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Nightlife
Island of the Winds
Local tradition claims that Mykonos, the trendiest of the Cyclades group of islands, came into existence from the petrified bodies of giants killed by the mythological hero Hercules. Named after the grandson of the god Apollo, this cosmopolitan "Ibiza of Greece" offers modern tourists a blend of glamour and simplicity. Be prepared for hip and loud dance clubs along the coastline and quieter areas farther from the water. Avoid cruise ship crowds thronging the narrow streets by exploring the small villages located in the center of the island. The easiest way to discover the island's golden beaches is by guided boat tour, private car, or motorcycle.
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