15 days in Croatia, Greece & Italy Itinerary

15 days in Croatia, Greece & Italy Itinerary

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15 days in Croatia, Greece & Italy Itinerary

Start: Newark, United States
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  19 h
1
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h
2
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
4
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h
5
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Newark, United States

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): wander the streets of Old Town and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Stradun, see the interesting displays at War Photo Limited, then take in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and finally wander the streets of Cavtat Old Town.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik trip maker.

Newark, USA to Dubrovnik is an approximately 15-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Dubrovnik is 6 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Newark in April since evenings lows in Dubrovnik dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Cavtat Old Town
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Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Cavtat Old Town ©
Cavtat Old Town
Old Town ©
Old Town

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 19th (Sun), wander the streets of Plaka. On the next day, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Athens driving holiday tool .

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Athens takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dubrovnik to Athens. In April in Athens, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, then don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, and then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): wander the streets of Cannaregio, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Venice online trip planner .

Getting from Athens to Venice by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Venice is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Athens in April; daily highs in Venice reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pitti Palace and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. The adventure continues: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

For reviews, more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, read our Florence holiday planning tool .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Florence are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Villa d'Este and St. Clement Basilica. Get some cultural insight at Colosseum and Piazza Navona. When in Rome, make a side trip to see Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica in Ostia Antica, approximately Ostia Antica away. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, take a stroll through Trastevere, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, and contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill.

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Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April in Rome, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vatican City, Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica, Villa d'Este
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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