14 days in Croatia, Venice & Greece Itinerary

14 days in Croatia, Venice & Greece Itinerary

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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Split, Croatia
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Padua (Padua Botanical Garden - World Heritage Site, Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Canal Grande, don't miss a visit to St Mark's Campanile, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace.

For reviews and other tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planner.

Dallas, USA to Venice is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 7 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Dallas in June: high temperatures in Venice hover around 81°F and lows are around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to fly to Split.
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Split, Croatia — 2 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Domnius and then get to know the fascinating history of Diocletian's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Filigran Split and then contemplate the long history of Historic City of Trogir.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Split day trip planning site.

You can fly from Venice to Split in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Split, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Dubrovnik.
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Dubrovnik, Croatia — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Walls of Dubrovnik, then contemplate the long history of The Franciscan Church and Monastery, and then don't miss a visit to Stonske zidine - Ulaz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): take a stroll through Old Town and then take in the exciting artwork at Art by Stjepko.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Split to Dubrovnik by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 4 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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, stop by Plaka, and wander the streets of Monastiraki.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Athens online road trip planner.

You can fly from Dubrovnik to Athens in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Dubrovnik in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Athens: temperatures range from 86°F by day to 70°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Thessaloniki.
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Thessaloniki, Greece — 2 nights

Mother of Israel

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, pause for some photo ops at Arch of Galerius, then steep yourself in history at Church of St.Sophia, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hagios Demetrios, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Osios David (The Latomou Monastery).

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Traveling by flight from Athens to Thessaloniki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Athens in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 65°F in Thessaloniki. On the 1st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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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.
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Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
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.
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