16 days in Croatia & Greece Itinerary

16 days in Croatia & Greece Itinerary

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16 days in Croatia & Greece Itinerary

Start: Pune, India
Fly:  12​h
1
Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Krka National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Split, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Hvar, Croatia
— 1 night
6
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Athens, Greece
— 1 night
subway + Fly:  2​h 30​min
8
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  4​h 45​min
9
Falassarna, Greece
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Rethymnon, Greece
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Hersonissos, Greece
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
12
Imerovigli, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Pune, India

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Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 14th (Wed), examine the collection at Zagreb 80's Museum and then take the plunge with a skydiving experience. On the next day, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Zagreb trip itinerary planning site .

Pune, India to Zagreb is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -4 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in Zagreb are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

1
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
On the 16th (Fri), explore the activities along Gavanovac Lake and then identify plant and animal life at Konjicki Klub Rakovica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Discover how to plan a Plitvice Lakes National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can take a bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Krka National Park.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Gavanovac Lake ©
Gavanovac Lake

1
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Krka National Park, Croatia

Krka National Park ©
On the 18th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Visovac Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Krka Monastery, and then take in breathtaking views at Cikola River Canyon.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Krka National Park trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Krka National Park takes 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Krka National Park are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Split.

Things to do in Krka National Park

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Krka Monastery, Cikola River Canyon
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Krka Monastery ©
Krka Monastery
Visovac Monastery ©
Visovac Monastery

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Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 19th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic), then explore the ancient world of Diocletian's Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of St. Roch.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Split tour itinerary planning site .

Drive from Krka National Park to Split in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Church Of St. Roch
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Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic) ©
Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic)
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

1
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Cathedral and then head off the coast to Pakleni Otoci.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hvar online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Split to Hvar by car takes about 1.5 hours. August in Hvar sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Hvar

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): head off the coast to Island of Lokrum, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then see the interesting displays at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Walls of Dubrovnik.

To find maps and other tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik holiday planner .

You can ride a ferry from Hvar to Dubrovnik in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Fun & Games Nature
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Walls of Dubrovnik ©
Walls of Dubrovnik
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum
Room Escape Games

1
night
Athens, Greece

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 22nd (Thu), indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, and then delve into the distant past at Erechtheion.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Athens trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Dubrovnik to Athens in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubrovnik to Athens is 1 hour. In August, Athens is somewhat warmer than Dubrovnik - with highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Tours
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Food Tours
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Erechtheion ©
Erechtheion

1
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Mykonos Town, Greece

Mykonos Town ©
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.
On the 23rd (Fri), take a stroll through Little Venice, take in the waterfront activity at Old Port, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town route planning tool .

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. When traveling from Athens in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Mykonos Town, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Falassarna.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Neighborhoods Parks Spas
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Spas

1
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Falassarna, Greece

Falassarna ©
The ancient harbor town of Falassarna, once an independent city-state, today represents one of Crete's quieter resorts, drawing mostly day-trippers from the nearby town of Chania.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Gramvousa Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Falassarna Beach.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Falassarna sightseeing planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Mykonos Town to Falassarna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and car. August in Falassarna sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Falassarna

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Gramvousa Beach
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Falassarna Beach ©
Falassarna Beach

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Rethymnon, Greece

Rethymnon ©
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
On the 25th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Monastery of Arkadi, then pause for some serene contemplation at Four Martyrs Church, then wander the streets of Rethymnon Old Town, and finally steep yourself in history at The Venetian Fortezza.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rethymnon online itinerary planner .

Drive from Falassarna to Rethymnon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. August in Rethymnon sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Monastery of Arkadi ©
Monastery of Arkadi
Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town
The Venetian Fortezza ©
The Venetian Fortezza

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Hersonissos, Greece

Hersonissos ©
Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): examine the collection at Piskopiano Museum of Rural Life, see the interesting displays at Lychnostatis Open Air Museum, then look for gifts at Luxurious Furs, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hersonissos trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Rethymnon to Hersonissos by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Hersonissos are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Imerovigli.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Lychnostatis Open Air Museum ©
Lychnostatis Open Air Museum

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Imerovigli, Greece

Imerovigli, famed for its Cycladic architecture, claims one of the most dramatic positions in all of Greece.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Skaros Rock, then don't miss a visit to Megalochori - Traditional Village, then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On your second day here, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, then see the interesting displays at Cultural Village, and then examine the collection at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Imerovigli holiday planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hersonissos to Imerovigli. In August, daily temperatures in Imerovigli can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Imerovigli

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trips

Fira, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, Akrotiri, Megalochori - Traditional Village, Cultural Village
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Helicopter Tours
Spas
Skaros Rock ©
Skaros Rock

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