21 days in Italy, Greece & Dubrovnik Itinerary

21 days in Italy, Greece & Dubrovnik Itinerary

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21 days in Italy, Greece & Dubrovnik Itinerary

Start: Newark, United States
Fly:  10​h
1
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
train:  2​h
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
5
Rome, Italy
— Few hours
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  5​h 30​min
7
Pisa, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
8
Bari, Italy
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  2​h
9
Heraklion, Greece
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
10
Kamari, Greece
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h
11
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
ferry:  5​h
12
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Newark, United States

1
night
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes St Mark's Campanile as well as Piazza San Marco. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): make a trip to Piazza San Marco, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dei Miracoli, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally admire the striking features of St Mark's Campanile.

Make your Venice itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Newark, USA to Venice is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Newark to Venice. In August in Venice, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Ponte di Rialto ©
Ponte di Rialto
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, pause for some photo ops at Campanile di Giotto, explore the world behind art at Museo della Misericordia di Firenze, then get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and finally see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Cappelle Medicee, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Florence holiday builder app .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Florence sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto
The Boboli Gardens ©
The Boboli Gardens

2
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Next up on the itinerary: ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, make a trip to Spanish Steps, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums.

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You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. August in Rome sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

2
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 8th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Sunj Beach, get engrossed in the history at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, then contemplate the long history of Walls of Dubrovnik, and finally don't miss a visit to Pile Gate.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik trip planner .

You can fly from Rome to Dubrovnik in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. While traveling from Rome, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Dubrovnik, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 24°C. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Sunj Beach
Highlights from your plan
Sunj Beach ©
Sunj Beach
Walls of Dubrovnik ©
Walls of Dubrovnik
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum

few
hours
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rome online tour planner .

You can fly from Dubrovnik to Rome in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Santa Maria in Trastevere ©
Santa Maria in Trastevere

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. Make your Naples itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Pisa.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Pompeii Archaeological Park
Highlights from your plan
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero

1
night
Pisa, Italy

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Piazza dei Miracoli. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Pisa trip itinerary maker website .

You can take a train from Naples to Pisa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Naples in August, Pisa is slightly colder at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Bari.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Piazza dei Miracoli ©
Piazza dei Miracoli

1
night
Bari, Italy

Bari ©
Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Lungomare e Murat and then make a trip to Citta Vecchia - Bari.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bari trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Pisa to Bari takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Citta Vecchia - Bari ©
Citta Vecchia - Bari

2
nights
Heraklion, Greece

Heraklion ©
Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): admire the local landmark of Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain). Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Heraklion road trip site .

Getting from Bari to Heraklion by combination of flight and bus takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trip

Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
Highlights from your plan
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
The Natural History Museum of Crete ©

2
nights
Kamari, Greece

Kamari ©
Kamari is a coastal village on the southeastern part of the Aegean island of Santorini, Greece, in the Cyclades archipelago with a population of approx. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kamari Beach and then learn about winemaking at Gaia Winery. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Ancient Thera, kick back and relax at Red Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Perissa Black Sand Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kamari holiday builder website .

Traveling by ferry from Heraklion to Kamari takes 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Kamari can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Kamari

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Perissa Black Sand Beach, Red Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand 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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): wander the streets of Little Venice. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Panormos Beach and then kick back and relax at Elia Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Mykonos Town trip planner .

You can ride a ferry from Kamari to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Mykonos Town can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Elia Beach, Panormos Beach
Highlights from your plan
Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): wander the streets of Plaka and then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Athens tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Mykonos Town to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. Traveling from Mykonos Town in August, you will find days in Athens are somewhat warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (29°C). On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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