28 days in Greece, Sicily & Croatia Itinerary

28 days in Greece, Sicily & Croatia Itinerary

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28 days in Greece, Sicily & Croatia Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Catania, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Zagreb, Croatia
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
4
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  5​h
5
Bol, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Hvar, Croatia
— 3 nights
8
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Sydney, Australia

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Athens: Archaeological Site Mycenae (in Mycenae) and Nauplion Promenade (in Nafplio). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, take a stroll through Monastiraki, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and admire the natural beauty at National Garden.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Athens online driving holiday planner .

Sydney, Australia to Athens is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Athens due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Sydney in August; daily highs in Athens reach 39°C and lows reach 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Catania.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nauplion Promenade, Archaeological Site Mycenae
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

2
nights
Catania, Italy

Catania ©
The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): kick back and relax at Isola Bella, stroll around Villa Comunale, and then learn about winemaking at Gambino Vini. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Lido La Risacca and then don't miss a visit to Piazza Duomo.

Plan trip to Catania with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Catania takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens to Catania, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Athens in August, Catania is a bit cooler at night with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Catania

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Taormina, Gambino Vini, Lido La Risacca
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Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Gambino Vini ©
Gambino Vini
Villa Comunale ©
Villa Comunale

3
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Zagreb is known for museums, historic sites, fun & games, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Recreational Sports Center Jarun, examine the collection at Zagreb 80's Museum, partake in some friendly competition at Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Zagreb online trip builder .

Fly from Catania to Zagreb in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of car and ferry. In August, Zagreb is little chillier than Catania - with highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb ©
Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb
Recreational Sports Center Jarun ©
Recreational Sports Center Jarun
Walking tours

1
night
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore the activities along Gavanovac Lake, admire the sheer force of Ciginovac Lake, then explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at Milanovacki Slap, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Pevalekovi Slapovi.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Plitvice Lakes National Park trip planning site .

Traveling by bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Bol.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature Parks
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Gavanovac Lake ©
Gavanovac Lake
Pevalekovi Slapovi ©
Pevalekovi Slapovi

3
nights
Bol, Croatia

Bol ©
An hour boat ride from Split on the island of Brac, Bol boasts a charming old town, pebble beach, and great windsurfing conditions. Historical charm abounds here in the form of stone houses, narrow pedestrian streets, and historical attractions marked with panels.
Explore Bol's surroundings by going to Sumartin Beach (in Sumartin), Supetar Bay (in Supetar) and Jaksic Galerija (in Donji Humac). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Vidova Gora, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Murvica Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn).

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Bol online tour planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Bol takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Bol can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Split.

Things to do in Bol

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Supetar Bay, Jaksic Galerija, Stone, Murvica Beach, Sumartin Beach
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Vidova Gora ©
Vidova Gora
Murvica Beach ©
Murvica Beach
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)

3
nights
Split, Croatia

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Step out of Split with an excursion to Sokolarski Raptor Centre in Sibenik--about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Diocletian's Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, don't miss a visit to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic), and stroll around Marjan Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Split travel route builder tool .

Getting from Bol to Split by car takes about 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Split are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Adventure Outdoors

Side Trips

Church Of St. Roch, Sokolarski Raptor Centre
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River Rafting & Tubing
Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

3
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.
Hvar is known for nightlife, nature, adventure, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Spanjola, race across the water with a speed boat tour, admire the landmark architecture of Franciscan Monastery, and step off the mainland to explore Jerolim Island.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hvar online vacation maker .

You can drive from Split to Hvar in 1.5 hours. August in Hvar sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Dubrovnik: Waterskiing & Jetskiing (in Orebic) and Stonske zidine - Ulaz (in Ston). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Walls of Dubrovnik, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, see the interesting displays at War Photo Limited, and get engrossed in the history at Rector's Palace.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik online tour itinerary builder .

Getting from Hvar to Dubrovnik by ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Stonske zidine - Ulaz, Waterskiing & Jetskiing
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Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum

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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.
Mykonos Town is known for nightlife, beaches, museums, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Little Venice, enjoy the sand and surf at Kapari Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panormos Beach, and see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town trip planner.

You can fly from Dubrovnik to Mykonos Town in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dubrovnik to Mykonos Town. Traveling from Dubrovnik in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Mykonos Town, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Mykonos, Paradise Beach, Panormos Beach, Elia Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

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