18 days in Greece & Croatia Itinerary

18 days in Greece & Croatia Itinerary

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18 days in Greece & Croatia Itinerary

Start: Manila, Philippines
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Ferry:  3​h
2
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Ferry:  2​h
3
Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Ferry:  11​h
4
Hvar, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Split, Croatia
— 1 night
Bus:  4​h 30​min
6
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Manila, Philippines


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3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Glyfada Beach, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and then steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Athens trip planner .

Manila, Philippines to Athens is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Manila to Athens. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Manila in September: high temperatures in Athens hover around 34°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum
Mount Lycabettus ©
Mount Lycabettus

2
nights
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 15th (Tue), kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, then kick back and relax at Paraga Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Platis Gialos Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Elia Beach and then kick back and relax at Panormos Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Mykonos Town trip tool .

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Traveling from Athens in September, expect nights in Mykonos Town to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow time for the ferry ride to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Platis Gialos Beach, Paradise Beach, Elia Beach, Paraga Beach, Panormos Beach
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Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach

2
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): kick back and relax at Perissa Black Sand Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Red Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kamari Beach, and then see the interesting displays at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Fira vacation planning app .

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. September in Fira sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. On the 19th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Fira

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, Kamari Beach, Red Beach, Perissa Black Sand Beach
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Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach

2
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.
On the 20th (Sun), do a tasting at Tomic Winery and then step off the mainland to explore Pakleni Otoci. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): look and learn at Napoleon Fortress (Napuljn), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Dubovica Beach.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hvar trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Fira to Hvar in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fira to Hvar due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Fira in September since evenings lows in Hvar dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tomic Winery, Dubovica Beach
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Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

1
night
Split, Croatia

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Of St. Roch. Keep things going the next day: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Split trip site .

Getting from Hvar to Split by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Church Of St. Roch, River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Galerija Mestrovic ©
Galerija Mestrovic

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): examine the collection at War Photo Limited and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. On the next day, wander the streets of Old Town and then head off the coast to Island of Lokrum.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Dubrovnik trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Split to Dubrovnik takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Adventure Outdoors
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Kayaking & Canoeing
War Photo Limited ©
War Photo Limited

2
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Get outdoors at Skydiving and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, contemplate the waterfront views at Veliko Lake, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka).

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Zagreb trip planner .

You can fly from Dubrovnik to Zagreb in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, Zagreb is little chillier than Dubrovnik - with highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Veliko Lake
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
Recreational Sports Center Jarun ©
Recreational Sports Center Jarun

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