11 days in Greece, Croatia & Italy Itinerary

11 days in Greece, Croatia & Italy Itinerary

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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, take a stroll through Plaka, and then explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, then don't miss a visit to Ancient Agora of Athens, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, refer to the Athens journey planner.

Ottawa, Canada to Athens is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Ottawa to Athens due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ottawa in May, things will get a bit warmer in Athens: highs are around 29°C and lows about 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island, contemplate the long history of Dubrovnik City Walls, and then steep yourself in history at Fort Lovrijenac. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cavtat Cemetery, then visit Cavtat Old Town, and then take an in-depth tour of War Photo Limited.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Dubrovnik itinerary planner.

You can fly from Athens to Dubrovnik in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Dubrovnik. Traveling from Athens in May, expect Dubrovnik to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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Rome, Italy

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 14th (Fri), explore the ancient world of Pantheon, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, then don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, and finally explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Square, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rome day trip app.

Fly from Dubrovnik to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. May in Rome sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Florence, Italy

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, then contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, contemplate the long history of Palazzo Vecchio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and finally admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Florence trip planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 13°C in Florence. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

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Venice, Italy

City of Romance

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 18th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then wander the streets of Cannaregio, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Campo del Ghetto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and finally examine the collection at Doge's Palace.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice trip maker.

Drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
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.

Croatia travel guide

4.4
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.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.