15 days in Croatia, Greece & Italy Itinerary

15 days in Croatia, Greece & Italy Itinerary

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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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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.
On the 21st (Sun), take a stroll through Old Town and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Stradun, get engrossed in the history at War Photo Limited, then take in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and finally take a stroll through Cavtat Old Town.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik trip planning website.

Newark, USA to Dubrovnik is an approximately 15-hour combination of train and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Newark to Dubrovnik due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): wander the streets of Plaka. On the next day, appreciate the history behind 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 traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Athens trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Athens takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Dubrovnik in June, you will find days in Athens are somewhat warmer (86°F), and nights are about the same (70°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough 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 25th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, make a trip to Piazza San Marco, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): wander the streets of Cannaregio, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Venice trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Venice takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Athens in June: high temperatures in Venice hover around 81°F and lows are around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Gallerie Degli Uffizi. Get some cultural insight at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Pitti Palace, pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi, get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Florence travel route tool.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June in Florence, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time 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.
Get some cultural insight at Colosseum and Vatican Museums. Get some historical perspective at Pantheon and St. Peter's Basilica. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rome: Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica (in Ostia Antica) and Villa d'Este (in Tivoli). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Clement Basilica, and take a stroll through Trastevere.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome route maker site.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Rome are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Croatia travel guide

4.4
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

4.2
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

4.6
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.