16 days in Italy, Croatia & Greece Itinerary

16 days in Italy, Croatia & Greece Itinerary

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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
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Como, Italy
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Fira, Greece
— 3 nights
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Athens, Greece
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Venice, Italy — 2 nights

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Get some historical perspective at Piazza San Marco and Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Doge's Palace and Cannaregio are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, contemplate the long history of Scuola Grande di San Rocco, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and deepen your knowledge of military history at Venetian Arsenal.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice online day trip planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Venice is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Jeddah to Venice, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jeddah in October, things will get much colder in Venice: highs are around 66°F and lows about 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Milan.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

Milan, Italy — 1 night

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Teatrale alla Scala, and finally take an in-depth tour of Grande Museo del Duomo di Milano.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Milan road trip app.

Traveling by car from Venice to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Milan are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Como.
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Historic Sites · Museums

Como, Italy — 1 night

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Como road trip planning app.

Getting from Milan to Como by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October in Como, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 49°F at night. On the 25th (Tue), you're off to Rome.
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Historic Sites · Nightlife · Outdoors · Parks

Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Pantheon and Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini and Chiesa di Santa Maria del Popolo. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, explore the world behind art at Palazzo Doria Pamphilj, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Como to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Como in October; daily highs in Rome reach 73°F and lows reach 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Dubrovnik.
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Dubrovnik, Croatia — 3 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 28th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Walls of Dubrovnik, take in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Little Church of St. Nicholas (Crkva sv. Nikole), steep yourself in history at Synagogue, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Blaise. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Fort Bokar, don't miss a visit to Stradun, see the interesting displays at Love Stories Museum, then take some stellar pictures from Minceta Fortress, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Dubrovnik Beer Company.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik trip site.

You can fly from Rome to Dubrovnik in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in October, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can fly to Fira.
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Fira, Greece — 3 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedral Church Of Candlemas Of The Lord and Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral. Discover out-of-the-way places like Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos and Spas. Step out of Fira with an excursion to La Ponta in Akrotiri--about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: do a tasting at Venetsanos Winery, take in the exciting artwork at Asimis Kolaitou Art Gallery Santorini, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Dominican Sisters, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Fira trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Fira takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Dubrovnik in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Fira, with lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 2 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): delve into the distant past at Theater of Dionysus, wander the streets of Plaka, and then get to know the fascinating history of Philopappos Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): delve into the distant past at Temple of Hephaestus, explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, then appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, and finally wander the streets of Anafiotika.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Athens holiday planning website.

Traveling by flight from Fira to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. In November, daytime highs in Athens are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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Croatia travel guide

4.5
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.
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Greece travel guide

4.2
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.
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