18 days in Croatia & Greece Itinerary

18 days in Croatia & Greece Itinerary

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Zagreb, Croatia
— 1 day
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Hvar, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 1 night
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Platys Gialos, Greece
— 2 nights
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Akrotiri, Greece
— 3 nights

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Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Recreational Sports Center Jarun and then wander the streets of Upper Town (Gornji Grad).

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Zagreb travel route planning website.

Los Angeles, USA to Zagreb is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Zagreb, with lows around 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to catch the bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
Recreational Sports Center Jarun ©
Recreational Sports Center Jarun

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nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park.

For photos and tourist information, refer to the Plitvice Lakes National Park travel planner.

Getting from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Split.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park

2
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Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 2nd (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic, learn about winemaking at Putalj Winery, and then contemplate the long history of Old Split. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Palazzo di Diocleziano and then pause for some photo ops at Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Split online vacation planner.

Getting from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Split by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September, daytime highs in Split are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Putalj Winery ©
Putalj Winery

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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Dubovica Beach, take some stellar pictures from Spanjola, and then admire the landmark architecture of Franciscan Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral and then head off the coast to Pakleni Otoci.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hvar route maker website.

You can ride a ferry from Split to Hvar in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and taxi. September in Hvar sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dubovica Beach
Highlights from your plan
Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Lokrum Island and Kayaking & Canoeing. Dubrovnik City Walls and War Photo Limited are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Dubrovnik to Cavtat to see Cavtat Old Town about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: visit Old Town, make a trip to Stradun, and see the interesting displays at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Dubrovnik online road trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Hvar to Dubrovnik in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Cavtat Old Town
Highlights from your plan
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town
Cavtat Old Town ©
Cavtat Old Town

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night
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 9th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Athens takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dubrovnik to Athens. Traveling from Dubrovnik in September, things will get a bit warmer in Athens: highs are around 84°F and lows about 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Platys Gialos.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens

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Platys Gialos, Greece

Platys Gialos ©
Playtis Gialos, a popular resort on Mykonos, serves as a convenient starting point for regular sightseeing tours of the island's southern coastline.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Minima Gallery and Monastery of Paleokastro. Get outdoors at Paradise Beach and Paraga Beach. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Elia Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ornos Beach.

Make your Platys Gialos itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Fly from Athens to Platys Gialos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Athens in September: highs in Platys Gialos hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Platys Gialos

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Mykonos, Paradise Beach, Elia Beach, Paraga Beach, Ornos Beach
Highlights from your plan
Platis Gialos Beach ©
Platis Gialos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach

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nights
Akrotiri, Greece

Akrotiri ©
Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
Get some cultural insight at Akrotiri and Santo Winery. Step out of the city life by going to Perivolos and Caldera Beach. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Red Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, and gain insight with Captain George Santorini Yachting.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Akrotiri online trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Platys Gialos to Akrotiri in 3 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. September in Akrotiri sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Perivolos, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Captain George Santorini Yachting, Santo Winery
Highlights from your plan
Perivolos ©
Perivolos
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail

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