21 days in Croatia, Greece & Malta Itinerary

21 days in Croatia, Greece & Malta Itinerary

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Fly
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Corfu Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Ferry to Sarandë, Drive to Kalambaka
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Kalambaka, Greece
— 1 night
Drive
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Delphi, Greece
— 1 night
Drive
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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly
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Fira, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly
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Valletta, Malta
— 5 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Dubrovnik City Walls and Fort Lovrijenac. Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Town and Cavtat Old Town. There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, take in the waterfront activity at City Harbor, head off the coast to Lokrum Island, and take an in-depth tour of War Photo Limited.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Dubrovnik trip itinerary builder tool.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Dubrovnik is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 4 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sao Paulo in April, with highs in Dubrovnik at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

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Corfu Town, Greece

Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): visit Corfu Old Town, then delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu, then pause for some photo ops at Schulenburg Statue, and finally see the interesting displays at Achilleion Museum. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of New Fortress, make a trip to The Liston, examine the collection at Casa Parlante, then admire the landmark architecture of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Spiridon.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Corfu Town online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Corfu Town takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, train, bus, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dubrovnik to Corfu Town due to the time zone difference. In April, daytime highs in Corfu Town are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

1
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Kalambaka, Greece

The gateway to one of the largest monastery complexes in Greece, the small town of Kalambaka nestles against a landscape of imposing rock formations rising 400 m (1,300 ft) into the air. Nearly leveled during World War II, the town rebuilt and reinvented itself in the post-war period, quickly becoming one of the region's major travel destinations.
On the 25th (Sun), make a trip to Meteora, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then admire the natural beauty at Varlaam Monastery, and finally see the interesting displays at Digital Projection Centre of Meteora’s History and Culture.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kalambaka route planning site.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Corfu Town to Kalambaka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Corfu Town in April: high temperatures in Kalambaka hover around 20°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

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Delphi, Greece

Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo In Delphi, then delve into the distant past at Delphi, then get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Delphi day trip site.

Getting from Kalambaka to Delphi by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Delphi are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Athens.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Athens, Greece

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get some historical perspective at Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Athena Nike. You'll explore and learn at Acropolis Museum and National Archaeological Museum. Go for a jaunt from Athens to Sounio to see Temple of Poseidon about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Plaka, delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and visit Monastiraki.

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

You can drive from Delphi to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Delphi in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 15°C in Athens. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Visiting Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail and Amoudi Bay will get you outdoors. Akrotiri and Akrotiri LightHouse are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Museum of Prehistoric Thira, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel, learn about winemaking at Santo Winery, and explore the striking landscape at Skaros Rock.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Fira trip itinerary tool.

Fly from Athens to Fira in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. In April, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Valletta.

Things to do in Fira

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Valletta, Malta

Most Proud

Malta's capital city, Valletta preserves most of its medieval architecture, built in the 16th and 17th centuries by the Knights Hospitaller, once a powerful military order.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St. John's Co-Cathedral and Saluting Battery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lascaris War Rooms and Spinola Bay. Explore Valletta's surroundings by going to Scuba & Snorkeling (in St. Paul's Bay) and Mellieha (Mellieha Air Raid Shelter & Mellieha Parish Church). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Fort Rinella, contemplate the long history of Parrocca San Pawl Nawfragu, take a leisurely stroll along Valletta Waterfront, and pause for some serene contemplation at Mosta Parish.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Valletta trip planner.

You can fly from Fira to Valletta in 7.5 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May, daily temperatures in Valletta can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Valletta

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Croatia travel guide

4.4
Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.

Greece travel guide

4.2
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.

Malta travel guide

3.9
Historic Walking Areas · Sacred & Religious Sites · Gardens
Land of Honey
Aside from the crystal azure waters and the soft sandy beaches in Malta, there is more ancient, medieval, and Baroque architecture here than most visitors have time for. Whether you are looking for a relaxing vacation spent people-watching and sun-bathing or a history lesson filled with fortified cities and catacombs, Malta lets you hop from island to island with a plethora of options. And with so much coastline wherever you are in Malta, opportunities for water sports abound, including snorkeling and diving. Despite the thriving tourism, many areas feel uncrowded due to lack of residency, leaving you space to enjoy the sun and sea at your own pace.