31 days in Croatia, Italy & Greece Itinerary

31 days in Croatia, Italy & Greece Itinerary

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31 days in Croatia, Italy & Greece Itinerary

Start: Christchurch, New Zealand
Fly:  32​h
1
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Korcula Town, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Assisi, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Positano, Italy
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
8
Vietri sul Mare, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
9
Athens, Greece
— 6 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Christchurch, New Zealand

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.
You'll explore and learn at Rector's Palace and War Photo Limited. Walls of Dubrovnik and Fort Lovrijenac will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Old Town, head off the coast to Island of Lokrum, stop by Vina Milicic, and make a trip to Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik day trip planning app .

Christchurch, New Zealand to Dubrovnik is an approximately 32-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -11 hour difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Korcula Town.

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Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town
Rector's Palace ©
Rector's Palace

2
nights
Korcula Town, Croatia

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Bags by Kristina, get engrossed in the history at Bishop's Treasury Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral, then take in the exciting artwork at Vapor gallery, then get engrossed in the history at Korcula Town Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Revelin Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Tower Kanalevic, contemplate the long history of Korcula Town Walls, pause for some serene contemplation at Sveti Mihovil, admire the landmark architecture of Church Sveti Petar, then examine the collection at House of Marco Polo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church Gospojina.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Korcula Town road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town in 3 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Korcula Town can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Korcula Town

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Korcula Town Walls ©
Korcula Town Walls
Bags by Kristina ©
Bags by Kristina
Sveti Mihovil ©
Sveti Mihovil

2
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Doge's Palace and Gallerie dell'Accademia. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Piazza San Marco and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica di Sant’Antonio). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, admire the striking features of St Mark's Campanile, and explore the activities along Canal Grande.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Venice tour itinerary maker site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Korcula Town to Venice. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Korcula Town in November; daily highs in Venice reach 15°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

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Padua
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
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Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Popular historic sites such as Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Duomo di Siena are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Basilica di Santa Croce. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, shop like a local with M.G. Design, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Florence road trip website .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Florence

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Duomo di Siena
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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nights
Assisi, Italy

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 27th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cripta di San Francesco, explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore, take in the exciting artwork at B.A.T. Assisi, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Chiara, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, learn about winemaking at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Damiano, then shop like a local with Assisi Galleria 6C, and finally look for gifts at La mela in tasca.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Assisi trip planner .

Traveling by car from Florence to Assisi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Pantheon and Galleria Borghese. Take a break from Rome with a short trip to Villa Adriana in Tivoli, about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and don't miss a visit to Roman Forum.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Rome vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Assisi to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Positano.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa Adriana
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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nights
Positano, Italy

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Duomo di Sant'Andrea and Miniaci Art Gallery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Villa Cimbrone Gardens and Sanctuary of Our Lady of Sorrow (Sancturio Maria Santissima Addolorata). Venture out of the city with trips to Amalfi (Cimitero Monumentale, Museo Diocesano, & more), Gallery Raffaele Celentano (in Sorrento) and Chiesa di San Salvatore de Birecto (in Atrani). There's more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Absolute Positano and admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Positano road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Rome to Positano takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 12°C in Positano. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Vietri sul Mare.

Things to do in Positano

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Amalfi, Ravello, Chiesa di San Salvatore de Birecto, Gallery Raffaele Celentano
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Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

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nights
Vietri sul Mare, Italy

Vietri sul Mare ©
Vietri sul Mare is a town and comune in the province of Salerno, in the Campania region of southern Italy. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Sol’Art Ceramiche, steep yourself in history at Pompeii Archaeological Park, then view the masterpieces at Ravello Arte, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, get a taste of the local shopping with Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, then view the masterpieces at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, and finally view the masterpieces at Petit Prince Art Gallery.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Vietri sul Mare day trip website .

Ride a ferry from Positano to Vietri sul Mare in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Vietri sul Mare are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Vietri sul Mare

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Ravello, Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, Pompeii Archaeological Park
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Sol’Art Ceramiche ©
Sol’Art Ceramiche

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nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Acropolis of Athens and Acropolis Museum. Head to Museum 'Atelier Spyros Vassiliou' and Orlik Galleryfor some retail therapy. When in Athens, make a side trip to see Temple of Poseidon in Sounio, approximately 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, steep yourself in history at Ancient Agora of Athens, view the masterpieces at Ioannidou Art Gallery, and get a taste of the local shopping with Ermou Street.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Athens visit site .

Explore your travel options from Vietri sul Mare to Athens with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Vietri sul Mare to Athens is 1 hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Museums Historic Sites Shopping

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Temple of Poseidon
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

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