12 days in Zagreb, Ohrid & Peloponnese Itinerary

12 days in Zagreb, Ohrid & Peloponnese Itinerary

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12 days in Zagreb, Ohrid & Peloponnese Itinerary

Start: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Zagreb, Croatia
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
3
Petrochori, Greece
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
4
Pylos, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Sparta, Greece
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Monemvasia, Greece
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Elafonisos, Greece
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Nafplio, Greece
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
9
Epidavros, Greece
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Dubrovnik, Croatia

1
night
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 22nd (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Zagreb Orthodox Cathedral and then examine the collection at Krapina Neanderthal Museum.

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Dubrovnik to Zagreb is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in May, Zagreb is slightly colder at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ohrid.

Things to do in Zagreb

Museums Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Krapina Neanderthal Museum
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Krapina Neanderthal Museum ©
Krapina Neanderthal Museum
Atelier Mestrovic ©
Atelier Mestrovic
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships

2
nights
Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia

Ohrid ©
Located on Lake Ohrid, the town of Ohrid earned the nickname Jerusalem of the Balkans because it was once home to 365 churches.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): make a trip to Early Christian Basilica, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Climent of Ohrid, and then explore the striking landscape of National Park Galicica. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, see the interesting displays at National Workshop For Handmade Paper, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Sophia, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Mary Perybleptos.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ohrid online vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Zagreb to Ohrid takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Petrochori.

Things to do in Ohrid

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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National Park Galicica ©
National Park Galicica
Holy Mary Perybleptos ©
Holy Mary Perybleptos
Saint Sophia ©
Saint Sophia

1
day
Petrochori, Greece

Petrochori ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Voidokilia Beach. On the 26th (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Polylimnio Waterfall and then enjoy the sand and surf at Voidokilia Beach.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Petrochori road trip planner.

You can drive from Ohrid to Petrochori in 8.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ohrid in May: high temperatures in Petrochori hover around 30°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Pylos.

Things to do in Petrochori

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Polylimnio Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
Voidokilia Beach ©
Voidokilia Beach
Polylimnio Waterfall ©
Polylimnio Waterfall

2
nights
Pylos, Greece

Pylos ©
On the 27th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Golden Beach (Divari Beach), contemplate the long history of Koroni Castle, and then kick back and relax at Peroulia Beach. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Palace of Nestor, enjoy the sand and surf at Romanos Beach, then brush up on your military savvy at Tsiklitira's House, and finally explore the historical opulence of Niokastro: Pylos Castle.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Pylos day trip planning website .

Pylos is just a short distance from Petrochori. May in Pylos sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sparta.

Things to do in Pylos

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Koroni Castle, Peroulia Beach, Palace of Nestor, Golden Beach (Divari Beach)
Highlights from your plan
Koroni Castle ©
Koroni Castle
Palace of Nestor ©
Palace of Nestor

1
night
Sparta, Greece

Sparta ©
Sparta was a prominent city-state in ancient Greece. You've now added Mystras to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil, then contemplate the long history of Mystras, then pause for some photo ops at Statue of Constantine Paleologos, and finally delve into the distant past at Amyklaion and Sanctuary of Apollo.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sparta route site .

You can drive from Pylos to Sparta in 2 hours. May in Sparta sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to Monemvasia.

Things to do in Sparta

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Amyklaion and Sanctuary of Apollo, Statue of Constantine Paleologos
Highlights from your plan
Mystras ©
Mystras
Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil ©

1
night
Monemvasia, Greece

Monemvasia ©
Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): look for gifts at The Cellar Olive Oil and Wine Shop, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Christ in Chains (Christos Elkomenos), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agia Sofia Church, and finally step into the grandiose world of Monemvasia Fortress.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Monemvasia road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Sparta to Monemvasia takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Elafonisos.

Things to do in Monemvasia

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Agia Sofia Church ©
Agia Sofia Church

1
night
Elafonisos, Greece

Elafonisos ©
Elafonisos is a small Greek island between the Peloponnese and Kythira. You've now added Simos Beach - Σίμος Παραλία to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Megali Paralia, enjoy the sand and surf at Simos Beach - Σίμος Παραλία, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lefki Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Elafonisos travel planning website .

Traveling by car from Monemvasia to Elafonisos takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Nafplio.

Things to do in Elafonisos

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Simos Beach - Σίμος Παραλία ©
Megali Paralia ©
Megali Paralia

1
night
Nafplio, Greece

Nafplio ©
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
You've now added Fortress Palamidi to your itinerary. On the 1st (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Nauplion, and then delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Nafplio vacation tool .

You can drive from Elafonisos to Nafplio in 4.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Epidavros.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Archaeological Site Mycenae
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Archaeological Museum of Nauplion ©
Archaeological Museum of Nauplion

1
night
Epidavros, Greece

Epidavros ©
One of the ancient world's famed places of healing, Epidavros today remains best known as the site of a remarkably well-preserved Hellenic theater, designated as a World Heritage Site.
You've now added The Great Theatre of Epidaurus to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): make a trip to The Sunken City - Ancient Epidaurus and then contemplate the long history of The Great Theatre of Epidaurus.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Epidavros day trip planner.

Epidavros is just a stone's throw from Nafplio. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Epidavros

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
The Sunken City - Ancient Epidaurus ©

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