15 days in Croatia, Greece & Italy Itinerary

15 days in Croatia, Greece & Italy Itinerary

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Start: Newark, United States
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  19 h
1
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  6 h
2
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Subway + Fly:  6 h
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
4
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h
5
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Newark, United States

2
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
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.
On the 7th (Tue), wander the streets of Old Town and then get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Stradun, then get engrossed in the history at War Photo Limited, then see the interesting displays at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and finally take a stroll through Cavtat Old Town.

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Newark, USA to Dubrovnik is an approximately 15- hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Dubrovnik is 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cavtat Old Town
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Cavtat Old Town ©
Cavtat Old Town

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): wander the streets of Plaka. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens online itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Dubrovnik to Athens in 6 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 Athens. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Dubrovnik in July; daily highs in Athens reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Plaka ©
Plaka
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

2
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.
On the 11th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Cannaregio, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Venice online trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Venice in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Venice. Traveling from Athens in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Venice, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Pitti Palace will appeal to museum buffs. Piazzale Michelangelo and Basilica of Santa Croce are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campanile di Giotto.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planner.

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. July in Florence sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

3
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll explore and learn at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colosseum and Piazza Navona. Explore Rome's surroundings by going to Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica (in Ostia Antica) and Villa d'Este (in Tivoli). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Clement Basilica, wander the streets of Trastevere, and delve into the distant past at Pantheon.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rome tour planner.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vatican City, Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica, Villa d'Este
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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