13 days in Greece, Venice & Croatian Islands Itinerary

13 days in Greece, Venice & Croatian Islands Itinerary

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13 days in Greece, Venice & Croatian Islands Itinerary

Start: Dallas, United States
Fly:  16 h 15 min
1
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Ferry:  6 h 45 min
2
Hvar, Croatia
— 2 nights
+3
Ferry + Foot + Bus + Fly:  7 h 30 min
3
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Fira, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  18 h 30 min
End: Dallas, United States

3
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Arena di Verona (in Verona) and Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Doge's Palace, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and explore the activities along Canal Grande.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Venice trip planner .

Dallas, USA to Venice is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Dallas to Venice due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dallas in April, things will get little chillier in Venice: highs are around 65°F and lows about 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Arena di Verona, Scrovegni Chapel
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Hvar, Croatia

Hvar ©
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.
On the 14th (Tue), head off the coast to Sveti Klement, stroll around Sumica Park, and then get great views at Spanjola. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Island Galesnik and then step off the mainland to explore Scedro.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hvar itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Venice to Hvar in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In April, daily temperatures in Hvar can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Island Galesnik ©
Island Galesnik
Spanjola ©
Spanjola

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
When in Athens, make a side trip to see Archaeological Site Mycenae in Mycenae, approximately 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, make a trip to Plateia Syntagmatos, and wander the streets of Plaka.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Athens online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Hvar to Athens by combination of ferry and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. April in Athens sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Archaeological Site Mycenae
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

3
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 19th (Sun), indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, and then do a tasting at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A.. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at the White, Santorini, then hike along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, then explore the striking landscape at Skaros Rock, and finally explore the activities along Amoudi Bay.

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Getting from Athens to Fira by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. April in Fira sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Skaros Rock, Amoudi Bay, Boutari Winery
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

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