18 days in Greece, Italy & Croatia Itinerary

18 days in Greece, Italy & Croatia Itinerary

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18 days in Greece, Italy & Croatia Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis, United States
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Fira, Greece
— 1 day
Drive:  15​min
2
Oia, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 1 night
+3
Fly + bus + train + bus:  6​h 45​min
4
Amalfi, Italy
— 2 nights
ferry:  30​min
5
Salerno, Italy
— 4 nights
bus:  45​min
6
Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Minneapolis, United States

1
day
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 7th (Sun), kick back and relax at Red Beach and then kick back and relax at KAMARA BEACH.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Fira online trip itinerary builder .

Minneapolis, USA to Fira is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Minneapolis to Fira is 8 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Minneapolis in July since evenings lows in Fira dip to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Oia.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kamari Beach, Red Beach
Highlights from your plan
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach

2
nights
Oia, Greece

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with Mnemossyne Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, stop by Eponymo, stop by Aquamarine Jewelry, then take some stellar pictures from Sunset in Oia, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Oia online trip itinerary maker .

Oia is just a short distance from Fira. In July, daily temperatures in Oia can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Oia

Nature Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Sunset in Oia ©
Sunset in Oia
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani ©
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): kick back and relax at Paradise Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Panormos Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town trip planner .

Traveling by ferry from Oia to Mykonos Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. July in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Amalfi.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Panormos Beach
Highlights from your plan
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

2
nights
Amalfi, Italy

Amalfi ©
Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, steep yourself in history at Duomo di Ravello, and then admire the local landmark of Fontana sant'Andrea. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, kick back and relax at Lido di Ravello, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and finally look for gifts at Antichi Sapori d'Amalfi.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Amalfi online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Mykonos Town to Amalfi takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mykonos Town to Amalfi. In July, daily temperatures in Amalfi can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Salerno.

Things to do in Amalfi

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ravello, Positano
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo

4
nights
Salerno, Italy

Salerno ©
While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
Let the collections at Sol’Art Ceramiche and Museo della Ceramica capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Le Vigne di Raito and Chiesa San Pietro Apostolo. Take a break from Salerno with a short trip to Spiaggia Lannio in Cetara, about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take advantage of the amenities at Il Calypso Stabilimento Balneare, kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Marina d'Albori, tour the pleasant surroundings at Marina Di Vietri, and look for gifts at Ceramica D'Urso Vietri.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Salerno itinerary planning tool .

Salerno is just a stone's throw from Amalfi. In July, daytime highs in Salerno are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Salerno

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Vietri sul Mare, Cetara
Highlights from your plan
Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito
Sol’Art Ceramiche ©
Sol’Art Ceramiche
Spiaggia Lannio
Spiaggia Lannio

2
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Ruins of Herculaneum and then don't miss a visit to Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Castel dell'Ovo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli, then see the interesting displays at National Archaeological Museum of Naples, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Napoli.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Naples driving holiday planning site .

Take a train from Salerno to Naples in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salerno in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 70°F in Naples. On the 18th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Pompeii Archaeological Park, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
Highlights from your plan
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero

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.
Let the collections at War Photo Limited and Art by Stjepko capture your imagination. Get some historical perspective at Gradske Zidine and Franciscan Monastery. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Old Town, take an in-depth tour of Rector's Palace, make a trip to Stradun, and see the interesting displays at Gornji Ugao Tower.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Dubrovnik online trip maker .

You can fly from Naples to Dubrovnik in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. July in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
War Photo Limited ©
War Photo Limited
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town

2
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in the waterfront activity at Riva Harbor, appreciate the history behind Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius, and then explore the ancient world of Diocletian's Palace. On the next day, explore the ancient world of Ruins of the Solin Amphitheatre, then learn about winemaking at Putalj Winery, and then explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Split trip itinerary builder website .

Take a bus from Dubrovnik to Split in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Split are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

Side Trip

Ruins of the Solin Amphitheatre
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Galerija Mestrovic ©
Galerija Mestrovic

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