34 days in Greece, Italy & Croatia Itinerary

34 days in Greece, Italy & Croatia Itinerary

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34 days in Greece, Italy & Croatia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Akrotiri, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train + subway:  3​h
3
Ravello, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Assisi, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
6
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
7
Hvar, Croatia
— 3 nights
8
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Melbourne, Australia

2
nights
Akrotiri, Greece

Akrotiri ©
Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
Get some cultural insight at Akrotiri and Venetsanos Winery. Take a break from the city and head to Red Beach and Vlychada Beach. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Caldera Beach, do a tasting at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., explore by horseback at Santo Horse Riding, and take an in-depth tour of SYMPOSION by La Ponta.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Akrotiri route planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Akrotiri is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Melbourne to Akrotiri due to the time zone difference. In July, Akrotiri is much warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Megalochori, Monastery of Profitis Ilias, Vlychada Beach, Mesa Pigadia Beach
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palatine Hill and Piazza Navona. Museum-lovers will get to explore Galleria Borghese and Musei Capitolini. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, explore the ancient world of Catacombe di San Callisto, and admire the striking features of Pantheon.

Before you visit Rome, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Akrotiri to Rome by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Akrotiri to Rome is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Tivoli, Vatican City
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

4
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Head to Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela and Artigianato Rallofor some retail therapy. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Le Vigne di Raito and Villa Rufolo. Explore Ravello's surroundings by going to Positano (Fornillo, Bagni d'Arienzo, & more).

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ravello trip planner .

You can do a combination of train and subway from Rome to Ravello in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Rome, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Ravello, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Ravello

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Positano, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Le Vigne di Raito, Lido Capo di Conca
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito

2
nights
Assisi, Italy

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 31st (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica inferiore di San Francesco d'Assisi, explore the ancient world of Museo Diocesano e Cripta di San Rufino, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri, then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Damiano, and finally learn about winemaking at Tili Vini Societa Agricola. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Chiara, do a tasting at Castello Monte Vibiano Vecchio, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, then see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cripta di San Francesco.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Assisi trip builder .

You can drive from Ravello to Assisi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ravello in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 20°C in Assisi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trip

Castello Monte Vibiano Vecchio
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Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pitti Palace and Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. Appreciate the collections at Uffizi Galleries and Museo Nazionale del Bargello. Venture out of the city with trips to Siena Cathedral (in Siena) and Guardastelle Vineyard (in San Gimignano). There's lots more to do: get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planner .

Getting from Assisi to Florence by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Duomo di Siena, Guardastelle Vineyard
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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 ©

4
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.
You'll explore and learn at Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Museo Correr. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica di San Marco and Doge's Palace. Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Padua (Basilica di Sant’Antonio & Scrovegni Chapel). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), and admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Venice are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Padua
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
nights
Hvar, Croatia

Hvar ©
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.
Get some cultural insight at Franciscan Monastery and Spanjola. We've included these beaches for you: Mlini Beach and Milna. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Dubovica, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hvar Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, and stop by Delicia Shop Hvar.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hvar trip builder app .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Venice to Hvar takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Venice in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Hvar, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Dubovica ©
Dubovica
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery
Spanjola ©
Spanjola

4
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate War Photo Limited and Rector's Palace. Visit Sunj Beach and Pasjaca Beach for some beach relaxation. Go for a jaunt from Dubrovnik to Cavtat to see Cavtat Old Town about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Old Town, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola, step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum, and contemplate the long history of Fort Lovrijenac.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik online day trip planner .

Traveling by ferry from Hvar to Dubrovnik takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Parks Neighborhoods Beaches

Side Trips

Cavtat Old Town, Sunj Beach, Pasjaca Beach
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Rector's Palace ©
Rector's Palace

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get some historical perspective at Acropolis of Athens and Ancient Agora of Athens. Get a sense of the local culture at National Archaeological Museum and Plaka. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, take a stroll through Monastiraki, delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Cycladic Art.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Athens trip maker .

Getting from Dubrovnik to Athens by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Dubrovnik to Athens, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Dubrovnik in August: high temperatures in Athens hover around 39°C and lows are around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
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National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

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