39 days in Italy, Croatia & Greece Itinerary

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Bellagio, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Fly
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Taormina, Italy
— 6 nights
Fly
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Fira, Greece
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly
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Naples, Italy
— 6 nights
Fly
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Split, Croatia
— 1 night
Ferry
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Hvar, Croatia
— 1 night
Taxi to Stari Grad, Ferry to Korcula Town
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Korcula Town, Croatia
— 1 night
Ferry
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Mljet Island, Croatia
— 1 night
Ferry to Prapatno, Drive to Makarska
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Makarska, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive
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Split, Croatia
— 1 night
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights

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Bellagio, Italy — 3 nights

Pearl of Lake Como

Known as the pearl of Lake Como for its luxury accommodations, high-end shops, and fine dining options, Bellagio serves as the lake's premiere resort town.
Venture out of the city with trips to Castello di Vezio (in Vezio), Orrido di Bellano (in Bellano) and Tremezzina (Villa Carlotta & Villa del Balbianello). And it doesn't end there: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, admire the natural beauty at I Giardini di Villa Melzi, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Giacomo, and don't miss a visit to Borgo di Pescallo.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bellagio vacation planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Malpensa International Airport, Milan Bergamo Airport and Milano Linate Airport. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cinque Terre.
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Cinque Terre, Italy — 2 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Cinque Terre Trails, get outside with Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours, and then hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre, then admire the landmark architecture of Chiesa Di San Pietro, and then take a stroll around Vernazza.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre travel planner.

You can drive from Bellagio to Cinque Terre in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 1 night

Fashion Capital of World

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.
On the 7th (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, and finally admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Milan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daytime highs in Milan are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Sat) before leaving for Taormina.
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Taormina, Italy — 6 nights

With its warm island weather and cliffside location overlooking the Ionion Sea, Taormina has been one of Sicily's most popular getaway destinations since the early 19th century.
Explore Taormina's surroundings by going to Gole Alcantara Botanical and Geological Park (in Motta Camastra), Bagni Arabi (in Giarre) and Le Gole dell'Alcantara (in Castiglione di Sicilia). And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with Blue Sea Diving Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Etna Donkey Trekking, enjoy the sand and surf at Isola Bella, and walk around Villa Comunale.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Taormina itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Milan to Taormina takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Milan in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 27°C in Taormina. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Fira.
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Fira, Greece — 4 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, wineries, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Ernesto Workshop & Gallery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kamari Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Fira vacation planner.

Fly from Taormina to Fira in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. July in Fira sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.
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Mykonos Town, Greece — 4 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 sightseeing, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Little Venice, kick back and relax at Elia Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Super Paradise Beach, and examine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Mykonos Town holiday planner.

Ride a ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, daytime highs in Mykonos Town are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to fly to Naples.
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Naples, Italy — 6 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naples: Pompeii (Odeon - Teatro Piccolo & Villa dei Misteri), Ravello (Duomo di Ravello, Villa Cimbrone Gardens, &more) and Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, stroll through Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Naples tour itinerary planning app.

Getting from Mykonos Town to Naples by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can fly to Split.
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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 28th (Fri), skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Split trip builder website.

You can fly from Naples to Split in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Hvar.
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Hvar, Croatia — 1 night

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.
On the 29th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nikole Church and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Isola and then head off the coast to Pakleni Otoci.

Plan trip to Hvar with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Split to Hvar by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi. July in Hvar sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Korcula Town.
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Korcula Town, Croatia — 1 night

Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
On the 31st (Mon), stop by Croatica Naturolo, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mark's Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Korcula Old City, view the masterpieces at Vapor gallery, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and finally contemplate the long history of Korcula Town Walls.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Korcula Town vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Hvar to Korcula Town in 2.5 hours. July in Korcula Town sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry 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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Walls of Dubrovnik and then take a stroll through Old Town.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Dubrovnik journey planner.

Getting from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Mljet Island.
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Mljet Island, Croatia — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with Diving Centre Aquatica and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mljet National Park.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Mljet Island journey website.

You can ride a ferry from Dubrovnik to Mljet Island in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. August in Mljet Island sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Makarska.
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Makarska, Croatia — 1 night

Makarska is a small city on the Adriatic coastline of Croatia, about 60km southeast of Split and 140km northwest of Dubrovnik. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): kick back and relax at Tucepi Beach, then kick back and relax at Punta Rata Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Brela Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Makarska sightseeing website.

Do a combination of ferry and car from Mljet Island to Makarska in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. You'll set off for Split on the 4th (Fri).
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Split, Croatia — 1 night

Sportiest City in the World

Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Roko, and then steep yourself in history at Diocletian's Palace.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Split trip planning site.

You can drive from Makarska to Split in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to fly to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rome: Tivoli (Villa d'Este & Villa Adriana). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rome route planner.

You can fly from Split to Rome in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. August in Rome sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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.
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Greece travel guide

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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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Mykonos travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Nightlife
Island of the Winds
Local tradition claims that Mykonos, the trendiest of the Cyclades group of islands, came into existence from the petrified bodies of giants killed by the mythological hero Hercules. Named after the grandson of the god Apollo, this cosmopolitan "Ibiza of Greece" offers modern tourists a blend of glamour and simplicity. Be prepared for hip and loud dance clubs along the coastline and quieter areas farther from the water. Avoid cruise ship crowds thronging the narrow streets by exploring the small villages located in the center of the island. The easiest way to discover the island's golden beaches is by guided boat tour, private car, or motorcycle.
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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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