15 days in Croatia, Greece & Italy Itinerary

15 days in Croatia, Greece & Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take a stroll through Old Town and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Stradun, get engrossed in the history at War Photo Limited, then explore the galleries of Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and finally take a stroll through Cavtat Old Town.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Dubrovnik holiday planner.

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Newark to Dubrovnik. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Dubrovnik when traveling from Newark in April, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough 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 19th (Sun): wander the streets of Plaka. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Athens trip itinerary planning tool.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Dubrovnik to Athens in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubrovnik to Athens is 1 hour. In April, daytime highs in Athens are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Athens

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

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 21st (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit Cannaregio, steep yourself in history at Doge's Palace, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Athens to Venice takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Venice is minus 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Athens in April: high temperatures in Venice hover around 21°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to catch the 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Pitti Palace and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Museum-lovers will get to explore Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Gallerie Degli Uffizi. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, and take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Florence route maker.

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to 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.
You'll explore and learn at Galleria Borghese and Vatican Museums. Pantheon and Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Rome with a short trip to Villa d'Este in Tivoli, about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and don't miss a visit to Roman Forum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rome trip website.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. April in Rome sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa d'Este, Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica
Highlights from your plan
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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