31 days in Greece, Croatia & Slovenia Itinerary

31 days in Greece, Croatia & Slovenia Itinerary

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Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 5 nights
Fly to Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, Drive to Hydra
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Hydra, Greece
— 3 nights
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Drive to Kalamata Airport, Fly to Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, Drive to Nafplio
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Nafplio, Greece
— 3 nights
Bus to Athens, Fly to Dubrovnik
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly to Zagreb, Shuttle to Ljubljana
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bled, Slovenia
— 3 nights

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Athens, Greece — 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Acropolis of Athens and Acropolis Museum. Get some historical perspective at Temple of Hephaestus and Ancient Agora of Athens. Change things up with these side-trips from Athens: Planet Blue Diving Center (in Lavrio), Temple of Poseidon (in Sounio) and Vouliagmeni (Lake Vouliagmeni & Vouliagmeni Beach). There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Temple of Athena Nike, don't miss a visit to Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Philopappos Hill.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens tour planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, Skiathos Island National Airport and Mikonos Airport. In September, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Mykonos Town.
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Mykonos Town, Greece — 5 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Elia Beach and Platis Gialos Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Super Paradise Beach and Archaeological Site of Delos. Explore Mykonos Town's surroundings by going to Delos (Mount Kynthos & House of Dionysus). There's still lots to do: stroll through Paradise Beach, see some colorful creatures with Mykonos Diving Center, kick back and relax at Agia Anna Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Panayia Tourliani.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Mykonos Town online trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Athens to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and ferry. When traveling from Athens in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mykonos Town: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hydra.
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Hydra, Greece — 3 nights

Hydra is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece, located in the Aegean Sea between the Saronic Gulf and the Argolic Gulf. Escape the urban bustle at Saint Nicholas Beach and Agios Nikolaos Beach. Popular historic sites such as Komiseos Theotokou Monastery and Agios Konstantinos (Church of St. Constantine) are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Avlaki Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at Armonia Wellness Center, and stroll through Vlychos Beach.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Mykonos Town to Hydra. September in Hydra sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Nafplio.
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Nafplio, Greece — 3 nights

Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Visit Fortress Palamidi and Lion Gate for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Corinth Canal and West Court of Heraion of Perachora. Change things up with these side-trips from Nafplio: Loutraki (Moni Osiou Patapiou & Lighthouse Melagavi) and Nemea (Ktima Palivou & Ktima Bairaktaris). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Citadel and Treasury of Atreus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Ayios Georgios, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieros Naos Evaggelistria, and deepen your understanding at Church of Agios Spyridonas.

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Explore your travel options from Hydra to Nafplio with the Route module. Traveling from Hydra in September, expect little chillier with lows of 14°C in Nafplio. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Dubrovnik.
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Dubrovnik, Croatia — 3 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Walls of Dubrovnik and Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Explore hidden gems such as Minceta Fortress and The Franciscan Church and Monastery. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Prijeko street, contemplate the long history of Revelin Fortress, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Saviour Church.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Dubrovnik attractions website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Nafplio to Dubrovnik in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Nafplio in September, Dubrovnik is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Split.
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Split, Croatia — 3 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Split and Temple of Jupiter. Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and Palace Cipiko. Change things up with these side-trips from Split: The City Hall - Duke's Palace (in Trogir) and Cetina River (in Omiš). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, take an in-depth tour of Etnografski muzej Split, explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, and see the interesting displays at Froggyland.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Split trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Split takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Split, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Mon) before leaving for Ljubljana.
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Ljubljana, Slovenia — 3 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St. George's Church and Magical World of Shells Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Portorož Beach and Velika Planina. Explore Ljubljana's surroundings by going to Škofja Loka Castle (in Škofja Loka), Celje Castle (in Celje) and Parish Church of the Virgin Mary of the Rosary (in Portorož). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Nicholas, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cankarjevo Nabrežje, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Contemporary History.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Ljubljana trip itinerary site.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Split to Ljubljana in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Split in September, with highs in Ljubljana at 23°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bled.
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Bled, Slovenia — 3 nights

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Get in touch with nature at Bled Island and Vintgar Gorge. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bled Castle and Diving Bled. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bled: Zelenci Nature Reserve (in Kranjska Gora) and Rateče (Planica Nordic Centre & Zipline & Planica Valley). There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Pokljuka Gorge, examine the collection at Museum of Apiculture, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, and get great views at Ojstrica.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bled trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Bled takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Bled are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C.
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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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Croatia travel guide

4.6
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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Slovenia travel guide

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Castles · Bodies of Water · Caves
Sunny Side of the Alps
From snowcapped Alpine peaks to sandy Adriatic beaches, a trip to Slovenia is like taking several vacations at once. Whatever the season, the country offers enticing natural attractions, all close at hand, including thick forests, scenic valleys, cave systems, waterfalls, lakes, and the Adriatic coast. For those seeking an active holiday, you'll fine an abundance of ski slopes, trails to hike, roads to bike, and rocks to climb. Pay a visit to some of Slovenia's spa resorts and take advantage of the fresh mountain air and thermal waters. Various castles, churches, and historical towns--many of which are fully preserved--tell stories of the country's past. In Slovenia's major cities, admire the architecture, explore the local arts, visit museums, and chat with the locals over a cup of coffee. Slovenian cuisine offers a blend of Alpine and Mediterranean tastes and is definitely worth trying, along with the country's wines.
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