9 days in Croatia & Greece Itinerary

9 days in Croatia & Greece Itinerary

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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
Thessaloniki, Greece
— 2 nights
Athens, Greece
— 5 nights


Dubrovnik, Croatia — 1 night

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 26th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Walls of Dubrovnik and then take a stroll through Lapad. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Blaise.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Dubrovnik trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Dubrovnik is an approximately 9-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Dubrovnik. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in November, with highs in Dubrovnik at 19°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Thessaloniki.
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Thessaloniki, Greece — 2 nights

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
On the 28th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum, delve into the distant past at Rotunda, pause for some serene contemplation at Hagios Demetrios, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St.Sophia, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, then enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, then take a stroll through Ladadika District, and finally make a trip to Aristotelous Square.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Thessaloniki visit planning app.

You can fly from Dubrovnik to Thessaloniki in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dubrovnik to Thessaloniki. November in Thessaloniki sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can fly to Athens.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Athens, Greece — 5 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Explore hidden gems such as Fortress Palamidi and Ancient Agora of Athens. Acropolis of Athens and Benaki Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Nafplio (Nauplion Promenade & Bourtzi). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, take a stroll through Plaka, see some colorful creatures with Nautilus Dive Center, and admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum.

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You can fly from Thessaloniki to Athens in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Thessaloniki in November, with highs in Athens at 22°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Spas
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Croatia travel guide

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

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.