18 days in Greece & Croatia Itinerary

18 days in Greece & Croatia Itinerary

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18 days in Greece & Croatia Itinerary

Start: Belem, Brazil
Fly:  17 h 30 min
1
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Subway + Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Ferry:  2 h
3
Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Ferry:  11 h
4
Hvar, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Split, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
7
Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  19 h
End: Belem, Brazil


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3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 28th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Glyfada Beach, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Athens trip itinerary planning website .

Belem, Brazil to Athens is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Belem to Athens due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Belem in April, with highs in Athens at 24°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum
Glyfada Beach ©
Glyfada Beach

2
nights
Mykonos Town, Greece

Mykonos Town ©
A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
On the 30th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, stroll through Paraga Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Platis Gialos Beach. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Elia Beach and then stroll through Panormos Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Mykonos Town trip planner.

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Athens to Mykonos Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. In April in Mykonos Town, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Platis Gialos Beach, Paraga Beach, Panormos Beach, Elia Beach
Highlights from your plan
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach

2
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Ernesto Workshop & Gallery and then take in the exciting artwork at Mnemossyne Gallery. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kamari Beach.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Fira day trip planner .

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Oia, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Kamari Beach
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Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay
Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail

2
nights
Hvar, Croatia

Hvar ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Pakleni Otoci. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Monastery and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dubovica Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hvar online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Fira to Hvar by combination of flight and ferry takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fira to Hvar. In May, daytime highs in Hvar are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Dubovica Beach
Highlights from your plan
Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

1
night
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 7th (Thu), delve into the distant past at Palazzo di Diocleziano. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic and then kick back and relax at Bacvice Beach.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Split trip site .

Drive from Hvar to Split in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Galerija Mestrovic ©
Galerija Mestrovic
Bacvice Beach ©
Bacvice Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take a stroll through Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Outdoor Activities, take in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls, and finally step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Dubrovnik driving holiday planner.

Drive from Split to Dubrovnik in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Kayaking & Canoeing
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island

2
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): browse the fresh offerings at Dolac Market, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), and then see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Jarun Lake, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Recreational Sports Center Jarun, and then make a trip to Tkalciceva.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Zagreb vacation builder site .

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Zagreb takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Dubrovnik in May since evenings lows in Zagreb dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Recreational Sports Center Jarun ©
Recreational Sports Center Jarun
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
Jarun Lake
Jarun Lake

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