17 days in Croatian Coast & West Greece Itinerary

17 days in Croatian Coast & West Greece Itinerary

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17 days in Croatian Coast & West Greece Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Pula, Croatia
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  13​h 30​min
2
Olympia, Greece
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  12​h 30​min
3
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
ferry:  3​h 45​min
4
Hvar, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Toronto, Canada

2
nights
Pula, Croatia

It's the mild climate and calm seas of Pula that draw visitors to the southernmost point of the Istrian peninsula, but the city's ample Roman architecture is a key reason they stay.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Kap Kamenjak and Debeljak Beach. Go for a jaunt from Pula to Premantura to see Kamenjak National Park about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire the striking features of Arco dei Sergi, and delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre de Pula.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Pula online holiday planner .

Toronto, Canada to Pula is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Pula is 6 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in July: highs in Pula hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Olympia.

Things to do in Pula

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Premantura
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Kap Kamenjak ©
Kap Kamenjak
Kamenjak National Park ©
Kamenjak National Park

1
night
Olympia, Greece

Olympia ©
Inhabited since prehistoric times, Olympia remains best known as the site of the original Olympic Games, held there for the first time in 776 BCE.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): appreciate the history behind Hermes by Praxiteles and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Archimedes Museum, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of antiquity, then make a trip to Archaeological Site of Olympia, and finally experience rural life at Klio's Honey Farm.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Olympia trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Pula to Olympia by combination of flight and bus takes about 13.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Pula to Olympia is 1 hour. In July in Olympia, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Klio's Honey Farm ©
Klio's Honey Farm
Archimedes Museum ©
Archimedes Museum
Archaeological Site of Olympia ©
Archaeological Site of Olympia

3
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.
Kids will enjoy Sveti Jakov Beach and Sunj Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lopud Island and Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum. Take a break from Dubrovnik with a short trip to Cavtat Seaside Promenade in Cavtat, about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Island of Lokrum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls, get your bearings at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Dubrovnik trip app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Olympia to Dubrovnik takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. July in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cavtat Seaside Promenade, Sunj Beach
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Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum
Room Escape Games
Lopud Island ©
Lopud Island

4
nights
Hvar, Croatia

The Croatian island of Hvar serves as a picturesque location for a Mediterranean holiday, with a range of offerings from quiet coves to a lively medieval town.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Dubovica and Milna. Explore hidden gems such as Speed Boats Tours and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Jerolim Island, get great views at Spanjola, sample the tasty concoctions at Vunetovo Craft Beer, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Hvar attractions planner.

You can ride a ferry from Dubrovnik to Hvar in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Hvar are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Tomic Winery, Dubovica Beach, Vunetovo Craft Beer
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Omis and Cetina River and Room Escape Games. Change things up with these side-trips from Split: Omis (Omis Cetina Canyon & River Rafting & Tubing) and Punta Rata Beach (in Brela). There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, walk around Marjan Park, and see the interesting displays at Froggyland.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Split trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Hvar to Split in 1.5 hours. In July in Split, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Split

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Omis, Punta Rata Beach
Highlights from your plan
Omis Cetina Canyon ©
Omis Cetina Canyon
Punta Rata Beach ©
Punta Rata Beach
Omis and Cetina River ©
Omis and Cetina River

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