26 days in Croatia & Greece Itinerary

26 days in Croatia & Greece Itinerary

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Start: Montreal, Canada
Fly:  14 h
1
Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Korcula Town, Croatia
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
4
Athens, Greece
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Delphi, Greece
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Kalambaka, Greece
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
7
Papigko, Greece
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Ioannina, Greece
— 1 day
Taxi + Fly:  1 h 30 min
9
Athens, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
10
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 1 night
Ferry:  4 h
11
Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
Ferry:  4 h
12
Heraklion, Greece
— 2 nights
Shuttle:  1 h
13
Rethymnon, Greece
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h
14
Chania Town, Greece
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  1 h 30 min
15
Athens, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  13 h
End: Montreal, Canada


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3
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Split online holiday planner.

Montreal, Canada to Split is an approximately 13.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Montreal in July: high temperatures in Split hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ancient Salona
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Old Split ©
Old Split

1
day
Korcula Town, Croatia

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Tower Kanalevic, contemplate the long history of Korcula Town Walls, see the interesting displays at House of Marco Polo, then don't miss a visit to Korcula Old City, and finally do a tasting at Lovric Winery.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Korcula Town trip maker.

Traveling by car from Split to Korcula Town takes 4.5 hours. In July in Korcula Town, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Korcula Old City, Lovric Winery
Highlights from your plan
Korcula Town Walls ©
Korcula Town Walls
Lovric Winery ©
Lovric Winery
House of Marco Polo ©
House of Marco Polo

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.
On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Old Town, then contemplate the long history of Dubrovnik City Walls, and then get a taste of local nightlife at Malvasija Wine Bar.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Dubrovnik attractions planner.

You can drive from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik in 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 29th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Rector's Palace ©
Rector's Palace

6
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Visit Acropolis of Athens and Areopagus for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Acropolis Museum and Monastiraki. Explore Athens' surroundings by going to Attica Zoological Park (in Spata), Vouliagmeni Beach (in Vouliagmeni) and Temple of Poseidon (in Sounio). And it doesn't end there: stop by Plaka, explore the world behind art at Museum of Cycladic Art, get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum, and get a taste of local nightlife at Wine O'Clock.

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

Fly from Dubrovnik to Athens in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik to Athens, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, Athens is a bit warmer than Dubrovnik - with highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Delphi.

Things to do in Athens

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Attica Zoological Park, Vouliagmeni Beach, Temple of Poseidon
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

1
night
Delphi, Greece

Delphi ©
Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tholos, contemplate the long history of Temple of Apollo In Delphi, then get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum, and finally delve into the distant past at Delphi.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Delphi trip planner.

Getting from Athens to Delphi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in August, plan for little chillier nights in Delphi, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Delphi ©
Delphi
Temple of Apollo In Delphi ©
Temple of Apollo In Delphi
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum

1
night
Kalambaka, Greece

Kalambaka ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), and then steep yourself in history at Old City of Trikala.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kalambaka trip app.

Getting from Delphi to Kalambaka by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Kalambaka when traveling from Delphi in August, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Papigko.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Old City of Trikala
Highlights from your plan
Meteora ©
Meteora
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) ©
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada)
Old City of Trikala ©
Old City of Trikala

1
night
Papigko, Greece

Papigko ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Papingo Rock Pools and then explore the stunning scenery at Vikos Gorge.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Papigko route maker site.

Traveling by car from Kalambaka to Papigko takes 3 hours. In August in Papigko, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Ioannina.

Things to do in Papigko

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Vikos Gorge
Highlights from your plan
Vikos Gorge ©
Vikos Gorge
Papingo Rock Pools ©
Papingo Rock Pools

1
day
Ioannina, Greece

Ioannina ©
Ioannina, often called Yannena within Greece, is the capital and largest city of Epirus, an administrative region in north-western Greece. On the 7th (Wed), Head underground at Perama Cave, explore the ancient world of Dodoni Sanctuary and Theatre, and then explore the historical opulence of Ioannina Castle.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ioannina day trip website.

You can drive from Papigko to Ioannina in 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Ioannina when traveling from Papigko in August, with lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Ioannina

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Perama Cave
Highlights from your plan
Ioannina Castle ©
Ioannina Castle
Perama Cave ©
Perama Cave

1
night
Athens, Greece

Athens
To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Athens trip builder tool.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Ioannina to Athens in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ioannina in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 29°C in Athens. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Thu) before leaving for Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Tours Outdoors Nightlife

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.
On the 8th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church, then take a stroll through Little Venice, and then kick back and relax at Paradise Beach.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town itinerary planner.

Getting from Athens to Mykonos Town by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. While traveling from Athens, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Mykonos Town, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 27°C. On the 9th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Neighborhoods Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Paradise Beach
Highlights from your plan
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Paraportiani Church ©
Paraportiani Church

2
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, contemplate the geological forces at Santorini Volcano, then hike along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, and finally don't miss a visit to Sunset in Oia.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Fira trip builder tool.

Ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Santorini, Akrotiri, Sunset in Oia, Ancient Thera
Highlights from your plan
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Ancient Thera ©
Ancient Thera
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail

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.
Keep things going the next day: take in the waterfront activity at Old Venetian Harbor, admire the local landmark of Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain), then step off the mainland to explore Fortress Spinalonga, and finally see what you want with Heraklion Sightseeing Tour.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Heraklion attractions planning site.

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Heraklion takes 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Heraklion are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for the shuttle ride to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Fortress Spinalonga, The Palace of Knossos
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Lyrarakis Winery ©
Lyrarakis Winery

1
night
Rethymnon, Greece

Rethymnon ©
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
On the 13th (Tue), take a stroll through Rethymnon Old Town and then ponder the design of Rimondi Fountain.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rethymnon trip planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Heraklion to Rethymnon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Rethymnon can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Chania Town.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Venetian Fortezza ©
The Venetian Fortezza
Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town

1
night
Chania Town, Greece

Chania Town ©
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): make a trip to Firkas Fortress, then visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse, then take in the waterfront activity at Old Venetian Harbor, and finally cozy up to a beverage at Miden Agan.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Chania Town travel route builder app.

Traveling by bus from Rethymnon to Chania Town takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. On the 15th (Thu), you'll travel to Athens.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Wineries Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Old Venetian Harbor ©
Old Venetian Harbor
Miden Agan ©
Miden Agan
Lighthouse ©
Lighthouse

1
night
Athens, Greece

Athens
Before you visit Athens, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Chania Town to Athens takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. On the 16th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Tours Outdoors Nightlife

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