16 days in Italy, Croatia & Greece Itinerary

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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
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Como, Italy
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Fira, Greece
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Athens, Greece
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Venice, Italy — 2 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.
Piazza San Marco and San Giorgio Maggiore will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Doge's Palace and Cannaregio. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, make a trip to Dorsoduro, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Scuola Grande di San Rocco, and contemplate the long history of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo).

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Venice trip planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Venice is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Jeddah to Venice, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Jeddah in August, plan for little chillier days in Venice, with highs around 85°F, while nights are colder with lows around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car 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 (Mon), steep yourself in history at Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Teatrale alla Scala, and finally admire the masterpieces at Grande Museo del Duomo di Milano.

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Traveling by car from Venice to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. August in Milan sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Como.
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Como, Italy — 1 night

City of Silk

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Como tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Milan to Como takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Como can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. You'll set off for Rome on the 8th (Tue).
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Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get a sense of the local culture at Pantheon and Piazza del Campidoglio. Visit Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico and Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, and contemplate the long history of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Como to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Como, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Rome, ranging from highs of 90°F to lows of 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Dubrovnik.
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Dubrovnik, Croatia — 3 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.
On the 11th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Walls of Dubrovnik, take in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Little Church of St. Nicholas (Crkva sv. Nikole), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Synagogue, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Blaise. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Fort Bokar, appreciate the extensive heritage of Stradun, examine the collection at Love Stories Museum, then delve into the distant past at Minceta Fortress, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Dubrovnik Beer Company.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Dubrovnik trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Dubrovnik takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Rome in August, you will find days in Dubrovnik are a bit cooler (85°F), and nights are about the same (70°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Fira.
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Fira, Greece — 3 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos and Cathedral Church Of Candlemas Of The Lord are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist and Monastery of Dominican Sisters will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Fira with an excursion to La Ponta in Akrotiri--about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, learn about winemaking at Domaine Sigalas, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Fira visit site.

You can fly from Dubrovnik to Fira in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dubrovnik to Fira. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in August, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Theater of Dionysus, take a stroll through Plaka, and then stroll through Philopappos Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Temple of Hephaestus, explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, then don't miss a visit to Erechtheion, and finally wander the streets of Anafiotika.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Fira to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. August in Athens sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 77°F at night. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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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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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

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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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