14 days in Croatia, Greece & Datca Itinerary

14 days in Croatia, Greece & Datca Itinerary

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Fly to Split, Ferry to Hvar
Hvar, Croatia
— 3 nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Heraklion, Greece
— 1 night
Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
Datca, Turkey
— 2 nights
Drive to Milas Bodrum International Airport, Fly to Durban


Hvar, Croatia — 3 nights

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 sightseeing, adventure, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Pakleni Otoci, steep yourself in history at Spanish Fortress, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and admire the landmark architecture of Franciscan Monastery.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Hvar tour planner.

Durban, South Africa to Hvar is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Durban to Hvar due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Durban in July, expect Hvar to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Dubrovnik.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Dubrovnik, Croatia — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then get your bearings at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, then get to know the fascinating history of Walls of Dubrovnik, and finally head off the coast to Lokrum Island. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Old Town.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik trip itinerary maker tool.

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. July in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to fly to Athens.
Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Athens, Greece — 2 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, then don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos, and then wander the streets of Plaka. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, then appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens trip site.

You can fly from Dubrovnik to Athens in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubrovnik to Athens is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Dubrovnik in July: high temperatures in Athens hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can fly to Heraklion.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Heraklion, Greece — 1 night

Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): observe the fascinating underwater world at CRETAquarium, then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, and then take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

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You can fly from Athens to Heraklion in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. While traveling from Athens, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Heraklion, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Fira.
Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Side Trips

Fira, Greece — 2 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 19th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, then explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, and then kick back and relax at Kamari Beach. Keep things going the next day: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area and then get a new perspective on things with Santorini Sailing.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Fira trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Heraklion to Fira in 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Fira are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Datca.
Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks
Side Trips

Datca, Turkey — 2 nights

Datça is a district of Muğla Province in south-west Turkey, and the center town of the district. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): delve into the distant past at Knidos Antik Kenti and then stroll through HayItbuku PlajI. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Ovabuku PlajI, then enjoy the sand and surf at Akvaryum Koyu, and then explore the wide array of goods at Oda Sanat Art Boutique.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Datca route builder site.

Traveling by car from Fira to Datca takes 19 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Fira to Datca. When traveling from Fira in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Datca: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.
Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Croatia travel guide

Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.

Greece travel guide

Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
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.