31 days in Athens & Dubrovnik Itinerary

31 days in Athens & Dubrovnik Itinerary

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31 days in Athens & Dubrovnik Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Athens, Greece
— 13 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 15 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Sydney, Australia

13
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Change things up with these side-trips from Athens: Nafplio (Nauplion Promenade, Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, & more), Corinth (Archea Korinthos, Corinth Canal, & more) and Archaeological Site Mycenae (in Mycenae). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens online visit 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. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Athens is minus 8 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in May, with highs in Athens at 29°C and lows at 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Nafplio, Corinth, Archaelogical site of Nemea, Temple of Poseidon, Phaleron War Cemetery
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

15
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Orebic (Natura Antunovic, Gospe od Karmena, & more), Vino Spaleta (in Kuna Peljeska) and Cavtat (Ronald Brown Pathway & Cavtat Cemetery). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Walls of Dubrovnik, head outdoors with Doyouwed. Me, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and learn about winemaking at Marlais Winery.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Dubrovnik attractions planning site .

You can fly from Athens to Dubrovnik in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Athens to Dubrovnik, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Athens in May; daily highs in Dubrovnik reach 26°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Ston, Orebic, Cavtat, Lopud, Knezeva Palaca Zadar / Rector"s Palace Zadar
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Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum

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