24 days in Greece, South Africa & Croatian Coast Itinerary

24 days in Greece, South Africa & Croatian Coast Itinerary

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Cape Town, South Africa
— 5 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 7 nights
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Lefkada Town, Greece
— 2 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Split, Croatia
— 4 nights
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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 2 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa

— 5 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Get some historical perspective at Robben Island Museum and Castle of Good Hope. Get some cultural insight at Maclear's Beacon and High Constantia Wine Cellar. And it doesn't end there: get great views at Cape Point, do a tasting at Klein Constantia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Groote Kerk, and identify plant and animal life at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cape Town driving holiday planner.

Port Elizabeth to Cape Town is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. April in Cape Town sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 20:

Athens, Greece

— 7 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Acropolis of Athens and Plaka. Archaeological Site Mycenae and Temple of Poseidon will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Athens: Lion Gate (in Mycenae), Nafplio (Church of Agios Spyridonas, Fortress Palamidi, &more) and The Church of the Virgin Mary (in Tolon). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, explore the ancient world of Temple of Hephaestus, and look for gifts at Old Orient Jewelry.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens trip planner.

You can fly from Cape Town to Athens in 18.5 hours. When traveling from Cape Town in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Athens: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Lefkada Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 20 — 27:

Lefkada Town, Greece

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): sample the fine beverages at Frangoulis Distillery, examine the collection at Phonograph Museum and Folklore, then step into the grandiose world of Castle of Agia Maura, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Faneromeni Monastery, and finally snap pictures at Wooden Bridge. On your second day here, see some colorful creatures with Lefkas Diving Centre.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Lefkada Town travel route tool.

You can drive from Athens to Lefkada Town in 4.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Lefkada Town are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Lefkada Town

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 27 — 29:

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Dubrovnik City Walls and Fort Lovrijenac. Get some historical perspective at The Franciscan Church and Monastery and Church of Saint Blaise. There's still lots to do: stop by Old Town, take an in-depth tour of War Photo Limited, step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island, and stop by Clara Stones.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik day trip planning website.

Getting from Lefkada Town to Dubrovnik by car takes about 11 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Lefkada Town to Dubrovnik is minus 1 hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 2:

Split, Croatia

— 4 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Diocletian's Palace and Cathedral of Saint Domnius. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Split and Kliška tvrđava. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic, take in the exciting artwork at Jaman Art, see the interesting displays at Froggyland, and walk around Marjan Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Split day trip website.

Drive from Dubrovnik to Split in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May in Split, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay May 2 — 6:

Johannesburg, South Africa

— 2 nights

City of Light

Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct and then see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

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You can fly from Split to Johannesburg in 17 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Split to Johannesburg due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Split in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Johannesburg, with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay May 6 — 8:

South Africa travel guide

4.4
Nature & Parks · Wineries & Vineyards · Mountains
Rainbow Nation
The landscapes of South Africa match its people in terms of diversity, richness, and vitality. From desert lands and coastlines, to the famous nature reserves sheltering the "Big Five" game animals, the country has natural charm in spades. The main cities provide a wealth of bars, clubs, shopping districts, and entertainment options to please the most demanding visitors, while traditional life can still be admired and respected in a collection of villages with beehive-style huts and an age-old cultural heritage. When in need of a minute to digest all that's happened during your trip to South Africa, sit down to a braai (traditional barbecue), and a bottle of wine made at one of the country's thriving vineyards.

Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
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.

Lefkada travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Waterfalls · Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Connected to mainland Greece by a long causeway and floating bridge, Lefkada represents more than just an island paradise of modern seaside resorts and pristine Ionian beaches. Though it measures only 35 km (22 mi) from north to south, the island offers a mosaic of landscapes that include excellent mountain biking spots. Evade the big crowds of the southern coastline's popular beaches and soak up some local culture by visiting the small villages along Lefkada's eastern side, where you can explore traditional taverns known for serving local dishes to the tune of traditional live music.