13 days in Italy, Greece & Croatia Itinerary

13 days in Italy, Greece & Croatia Itinerary

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13 days in Italy, Greece & Croatia Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
6
Split, Croatia
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h
End: Vancouver, Canada

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco and then explore the activities along Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Venice driving holiday tool .

Vancouver, Canada to Venice is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from Vancouver in August, things will get a bit warmer in Venice: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, then make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planner .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Florence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the landmark architecture of Vatican Museums, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, and make a trip to Pantheon.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rome day trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Rome are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 20th (Tue), wander the streets of Plaka, then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and finally make a trip to Plateia Syntagmatos.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Athens tour itinerary maker tool .

Fly from Rome to Athens in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rome to Athens due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rome in August, Athens is a bit warmer at night with lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

2
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.
On the 22nd (Thu), take a stroll through Old Town and then take an in-depth tour of Rector's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum, then contemplate the long history of Walls of Dubrovnik, then enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and finally examine the collection at War Photo Limited.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Dubrovnik trip maker site .

You can fly from Athens to Dubrovnik in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Dubrovnik. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Athens in August: high temperatures in Dubrovnik hover around 34°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town

1
night
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): make a trip to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic) and then explore the ancient world of Diocletian's Palace.

Start your trip to Split by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by bus from Dubrovnik to Split takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic) ©
Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic)

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