15 days in Croatia, Greece & Italy Itinerary

15 days in Croatia, Greece & Italy Itinerary

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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights


Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

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 10th (Sat): visit Old Town and then steep yourself in history at Dubrovnik City Walls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Stradun, get engrossed in the history at War Photo Limited, then take in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and finally wander the streets of Cavtat Old Town.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik online route builder.

Newark, USA to Dubrovnik is an approximately 15-hour combination of train and flight. Traveling from Newark to Dubrovnik, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Dubrovnik, with lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Athens, Greece

— 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 12th (Mon), stop by Plaka. On the next day, explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Athens road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Athens takes 6.5 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. In April, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

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 14th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and then make a trip to Basilica di San Marco. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Cannaregio, browse the exhibits of 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.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Venice trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Venice takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Venice due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Athens in April: high temperatures in Venice hover around 65°F and lows are around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature

Florence, Italy

— 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step off the beaten path and head to Pitti Palace and Food Tours. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi, get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence online holiday planner.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

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 Pantheon. Visit St. Peter's Basilica and Vatican Museums for their historical value. Explore Rome's surroundings by going to Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica (in Ostia Antica) and Villa d'Este (in Tivoli). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Clement Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, and wander the streets of Trastevere.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rome trip maker app.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Croatia travel guide

Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.

Greece travel guide

Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.

Italy travel guide

Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.