34 days in Greece, Barcelona & Croatia Itinerary

34 days in Greece, Barcelona & Croatia Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly to Zadar Airport, Drive to Novalja
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Novalja, Croatia
— 4 nights
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Drive to Split, Ferry to Stari Grad, Drive to Hvar
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Hvar, Croatia
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Split, Croatia
— 5 nights
Fly
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Corfu Town, Greece
— 6 nights
Fly
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Fira, Greece
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Ios, Greece
— 6 nights
Drive to Santorini Airport, Fly to Dublin Airport

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Barcelona, Spain

— 3 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with La Boqueria, admire the striking features of Casa Amatller, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, then make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally stroll around Parc Guell. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Las Ramblas, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

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Dublin, Ireland to Barcelona is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Dublin in July: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 34°C and lows are around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Novalja.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping

Novalja, Croatia

— 4 nights
Novalja is a town in the north of the island of Pag in the Croatian part of Adriatic Sea. Explore Novalja's surroundings by going to Lukovo Beach (in Senj), Kampor (Rab Concentration Camp & Suha Punta Beach) and Pudarica Beach (in Rab Island). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Rucica Beach, see some colorful creatures with Diving Center FOKA, tour the pleasant surroundings at Zrce Beach, and kick back and relax at Caska Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Novalja trip planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Barcelona to Novalja. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Novalja

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Hvar, Croatia

— 5 nights

Croatian St. Tropez

The Croatian island of Hvar serves as a picturesque location for a Mediterranean holiday, with a range of offerings from quiet coves to a lively medieval town.
Hvar is known for adventure, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Spanish Fortress, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Tvrdalj Castle, and admire the striking features of Franciscan Monastery.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hvar road trip planning website.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Novalja to Hvar in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Split, Croatia

— 5 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Step out of Split to go to Trogir and see Historic City of Trogir, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Dedicate the 16th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Spend the 13th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Diocletian's Palace, identify plant and animal life at Marjan Park, explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Split trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Hvar to Split takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of taxi and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Split

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Corfu Town, Greece

— 6 nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Corfu Town: Canal D'Amour (in Sidari) and Paleokastritsa Beach (in Paleokastritsa). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Corfu, get interesting insight from Madalena Boat Trips, and look for all kinds of wild species at Corfu Donkey Rescue.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Corfu Town attractions tool.

Fly from Split to Corfu Town in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. July in Corfu Town sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Fira, Greece

— 4 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for wineries, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, enjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach, learn about winemaking at Santo Winery, and make a trip to Sunset in Oia.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Fira trip maker app.

Fly from Corfu Town to Fira in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Corfu Town in July, you will find days in Fira are little chillier (35°C), and nights are about the same (27°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ios.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Ios, Greece

— 6 nights
Halfway between Naxos and Santorini lies tiny Ios, famous worldwide as one of the Aegean's liveliest nightlife hubs.
Get out of town with these interesting Ios side-trips: Sikinos (The Virgin Pandohara Elytis & The Zoodohos Pigi monastery). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Manganari Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Kolitsani Beach, step into the grandiose world of Paleokastro, and admire all the interesting features of Papa Beach.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ios online journey maker.

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Ios in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Ios are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ios

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.

Santorini travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.