15 days in Croatia, Greece & Italy Itinerary

15 days in Croatia, Greece & Italy Itinerary

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Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
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Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©

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 17th (Fri): take a stroll through Old Town and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Stradun, get engrossed in the history at War Photo Limited, then explore the galleries of Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and finally take a stroll through Cavtat Old Town.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Dubrovnik holiday planner.

Newark, USA to Dubrovnik is an approximately 15-hour combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Newark to Dubrovnik. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Dubrovnik when traveling from Newark in April, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Athens.

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Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums

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

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): wander the streets of Plaka. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Athens trip itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Dubrovnik to Athens in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubrovnik to Athens is 1 hour. In April, daytime highs in Athens are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to 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

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Venice, Italy

Venice ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit Cannaregio, steep yourself in history at Doge's Palace, snap pictures at 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.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Venice takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Venice is minus 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Athens in April: high temperatures in Venice hover around 21°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Florence.

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Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore hidden gems such as Pitti Palace and The Baptistery of St. John. Museum-lovers will get to explore Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Gallerie Degli Uffizi. The adventure continues: get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Florence online road trip planner.

Drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Rome.

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Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll explore and learn at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rome: Villa d'Este (in Tivoli) and Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica (in Ostia Antica). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Clement Basilica, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and stop by Trastevere.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rome trip website.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. April in Rome sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 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

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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
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St. Peter's Basilica

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