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 18th (Fri), wander the streets of Old Town and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Stradun, see the interesting displays at War Photo Limited, then enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and finally stop by Cavtat Old Town.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik holiday maker app.

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. In September, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cavtat Old Town
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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 20th (Sun): take a stroll through Plaka. Keep things going the next day: 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.

For photos and tourist information, read Athens trip tool.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Dubrovnik to Athens in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dubrovnik to Athens due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubrovnik in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Athens: highs are around 84°F and lows about 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at 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. On the next day, wander the streets of Cannaregio, steep yourself in history at Doge's Palace, take in the views from 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.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice online travel route planner.

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. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Athens in September, with highs in Venice at 77°F and lows at 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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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.
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Pitti Palace. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the striking features of Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Florence holiday planner.

Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Florence are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can take a 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Let the collections at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Rome: Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica (in Ostia Antica) and Villa d'Este (in Tivoli). And it doesn't end there: admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and make a trip to Piazza Navona.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rome day trip planning app.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. September in Rome sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) 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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