17 days in Lake Como, Croatia & Greece Itinerary

17 days in Lake Como, Croatia & Greece Itinerary

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17 days in Lake Como, Croatia & Greece Itinerary

Start: San Diego, United States
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Como, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h
3
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Athens, Greece
— 5 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: San Diego, United States

3
nights
Como, Italy

Como ©
Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Como: Colico (Sentiero dei Forti, Forte Montecchio Nord, & more), Villa del Balbianello (in Tremezzina) and Chiesa Santa Maria del Tiglio (in Gravedona). There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giorgio, and step into the grandiose world of Castello di Vezio.

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San Diego, USA to Como is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Time is 9 hours. When traveling from San Diego in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Como, with highs around 81°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Split.

Things to do in Como

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Colico, Villa del Balbianello, Castello di Vezio, Chiesa di San Giorgio, Stand-Up Paddleboarding
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Cathedral of Como (Duomo) ©
Cathedral of Como (Duomo)
Villa del Balbianello ©
Villa del Balbianello
Forte Montecchio Nord ©
Forte Montecchio Nord

3
nights
Split, Croatia

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
When in Split, make a side trip to see Sokolarski Raptor Centre in Sibenik, approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Diocletian's Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, don't miss a visit to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic), and learn about winemaking at Putalj Winery.

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Traveling by flight from Como to Split takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. June in Split sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Sokolarski Raptor Centre, Gaspina mlinica
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River Rafting & Tubing
Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Dubrovnik: Waterskiing & Jetskiing (in Orebic) and Ston Salt Works (in Ston). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Walls of Dubrovnik, take an in-depth tour of Rector's Palace, examine the collection at War Photo Limited, and step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum.

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Take a bus from Split to Dubrovnik in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Waterskiing & Jetskiing, Ston Salt Works
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Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum

5
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Change things up with a short trip to Archaeological Site Mycenae in Mycenae (about 1h 30 min away). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, wander the streets of Plaka, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and make a trip to Ancient Agora of Athens.

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Fly from Dubrovnik to Athens in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dubrovnik to Athens due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubrovnik in July, expect Athens to be a bit warmer, temps between 91°F and 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Archaeological Site Mycenae
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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