31 days in Italy, Croatia & Greece Itinerary

31 days in Italy, Croatia & Greece Itinerary

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31 days in Italy, Croatia & Greece Itinerary

Start: Christchurch, New Zealand
Fly:  29​h
1
Milan, Italy
— 1 day
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
train + subway:  3​h
5
Amalfi, Italy
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
6
Korcula Town, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Christchurch, New Zealand

1
day
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and then stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Milan trip builder app .

Christchurch, New Zealand to Milan is an approximately 29-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 11 hours. Traveling from Christchurch in November, you will find days in Milan are little chillier (15°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Monumental Cemetery ©
Monumental Cemetery

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica di Sant’Antonio). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, make a trip to Piazza San Marco, and explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice road trip tool .

Getting from Milan to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in November, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Padua
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Go for a jaunt from Florence to Pisa to see Leaning Tower of Pisa about 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, and enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Florence road trip planning app .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Florence sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and admire the striking features of Vatican Museums.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome vacation builder site .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. November in Rome sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Amalfi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

4
nights
Amalfi, Italy

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Amalfi: Positano (Fornillo & Il Sentiero Degli Dei), Monte Finestra (in Tramonti) and Chiesa San Pietro Apostolo (in Cetara). There's much more to do: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, steep yourself in history at Duomo di Ravello, and take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Amalfi trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Rome to Amalfi by combination of train and subway takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rome in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in Amalfi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Amalfi

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Ravello, Positano, Monte Finestra, Santa Maria de Olearia, Chiesa San Pietro Apostolo
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei

3
nights
Korcula Town, Croatia

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Change things up with these side-trips from Korcula Town: Korta Katarina Winery (in Orebic), Ethno Museum Barilo (in Blato) and Vela Spila (in Vela Luka). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Revelin Tower, learn about winemaking at Lovric Winery, don't miss a visit to Korcula Old City, and get engrossed in the history at Bishop's Treasury Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Korcula Town trip tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Amalfi to Korcula Town. Traveling from Amalfi in November, Korcula Town is a bit cooler at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Lumbarda, Korcula Old City, Vela Spila, Ethno Museum Barilo, Korta Katarina Winery
Highlights from your plan
Revelin Tower ©
Revelin Tower
Korcula Town Walls ©
Korcula Town Walls
Sveti Mihovil ©
Sveti Mihovil

4
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

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.
Dubrovnik is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Walls of Dubrovnik, examine the collection at War Photo Limited, browse the exhibits of Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and wander the streets of Old Town.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik tour planner .

Traveling by car from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik takes 3 hours. December in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Walls of Dubrovnik ©
Walls of Dubrovnik
Old Town ©
Old Town

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, take a stroll through Plaka, take some stellar pictures from Mount Lycabettus, and delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Dubrovnik to Athens in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

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

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