18 days in Greece, Dubrovnik & Palermo Itinerary

18 days in Greece, Dubrovnik & Palermo Itinerary

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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Palermo, Italy
— 4 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
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Monemvasia, Greece
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Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 3 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kayaking & Canoeing and Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls, admire the landmark architecture of Prijeko street, browse the exhibits of Love Stories Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Srebreno Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik trip builder.

Washington DC, USA to Dubrovnik is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Dubrovnik, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Historic Sites

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Palermo, Italy

— 4 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Museum of tiles Stanze al Genio. Venture out of the city with trips to Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo), Santuario Maria Santissima Di Custonaci (in Custonaci) and Santuario Di San Vito (in San Vito lo Capo). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina, steep yourself in history at Norman Palace, make a trip to Piazza Pretoria, and admire the striking features of Palazzo Conte Federico.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Palermo day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Palermo takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Sat) before leaving for Athens.

Things to do in Palermo

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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.
To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Athens trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Palermo to Athens in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in August, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Monemvasia.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites

Monemvasia, Greece

— 2 nights
Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Hrisafittisa and then explore the historical opulence of Monemvasia Fortress. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Edodimopolio Honey Shop wine and olive oil store, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agia Sofia Church, then do a tasting at Monemvasia Winery Tsimbidi, and finally contemplate the long history of Liotrivi Monemvasia - Historical Mansion.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Monemvasia online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Athens to Monemvasia by car takes about 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kissamos.

Things to do in Monemvasia

Historic Sites · Shopping · Wineries

Side Trip

Kissamos, Greece

— 4 nights
A quiet port town situated on Crete's western tip, Kissamos attracts mostly domestic tourists and possesses more of the quintessential Greek feel than livelier resorts strung along the island's coastline.
Explore hidden gems such as Falassarna Beach and Agia Marina Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Kissamos: Chryssoskalitissa Monastery (in Moni Chrisoskalitissis), Kastro Gramvoussas (in Gramvousa) and Platania Beach (in Platanias). The adventure continues: stroll through Kedrodasos Beach, trek along Sirikari Gorge - Polyrrinia Trail, enjoy the sand and surf at Balos Lagoon, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. George.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kissamos online trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Monemvasia to Kissamos. August in Kissamos sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kissamos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Greece travel guide

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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.