28 days in Croatia, Greece & Italy Itinerary

28 days in Croatia, Greece & Italy Itinerary

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Split, Croatia
— 1 night
Ferry
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Hvar, Croatia
— 3 nights
Taxi to Stari Grad, Ferry to Korcula Town
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Korcula Town, Croatia
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Heraklion, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Split, Croatia

— 1 night

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 5th (Thu), scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Cathedral of Saint Domnius and then get to know the fascinating history of Diocletian's Palace.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Split sightseeing planning app.

Sacramento, USA to Split is an approximately 20-hour combination of train, subway, and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 9 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Sacramento in August since evenings lows in Split dip to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
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Hvar, Croatia

— 3 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, relax and rejuvenate at Massage Studio Pharos, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and head off the coast to Pakleni Otoci.

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Getting from Split to Hvar by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Hvar are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Korcula Town, Croatia

— 3 nights
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Korcula Town is known for historic sites, wildlife, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cast your line with a fishing tour, kick back and relax at Pupnatska Luka Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Church Sveti Petar, and make a trip to Atelier Abel.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Korcula Town visit planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Hvar to Korcula Town in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in August, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches

Side Trip

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

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 15th (Sun), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls, head off the coast to Lokrum Island, wander the streets of Old Town, and make a trip to Pile Gate.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik travel route planner.

You can ride a ferry from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and car. In August, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Athens, Greece

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, admire the natural beauty at National Garden, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Athens trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Dubrovnik to Athens by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dubrovnik to Athens. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Dubrovnik in August; daily highs in Athens reach 92°F and lows reach 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Mykonos Town, Greece

— 3 nights

Chora Mykonos

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.
Mykonos Town is known for nightlife, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Little Venice, don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), enjoy the sand and surf at Kalo Livadi Beach, and stroll through Paradise Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Mykonos Town tour builder website.

Getting from Athens to Mykonos Town by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry. When traveling from Athens in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Mykonos Town: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Heraklion, Greece

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Aegeo Spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Crete, and finally contemplate the long history of Castello del Molo (Koules).

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Heraklion online visit planner.

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Heraklion takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. August in Heraklion sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rome visit planner.

Getting from Heraklion to Rome by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Heraklion to Rome due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Palazzo Vecchio, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, admire the striking features of Campanile di Giotto, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence day trip site.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in August, plan for little chillier nights in Florence, with lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Venice, Italy

— 3 nights

City of Romance

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore. On your second day here, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and finally capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planning tool.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Croatia travel guide

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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

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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.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.