17 days in Greece & Croatia Itinerary

17 days in Greece & Croatia Itinerary

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Fira, Greece
— 5 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
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Nafplio, Greece
— 2 nights
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Delphi, Greece
— 2 nights
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Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Fira, Greece — 5 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos and Cultural Village. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist and Mesa Pigadia Beach. Step out of Fira with an excursion to Aegean Divers Dive Center - Day Excursions in Pyrgos--about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, indulge your senses at Santorini's Best Driver, and make a trip to Karavolades Stairs.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Fira online travel route planner.

Springfield, USA to Fira is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Springfield to Fira due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Fira when traveling from Springfield in March, with lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 3 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get some cultural insight at Acropolis Museum and Erechtheion. Popular historic sites such as Temple of Hephaestus and Temple of Athena Nike are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Plaka, explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Cycladic Art, and appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus.

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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 April, daytime highs in Athens are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Nafplio.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Nafplio, Greece — 2 nights

Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Bourtzi, then take a leisurely stroll along Nauplion Promenade, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Agios Spyridonas, and finally see the interesting displays at Komboloi Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Nafplio National Gallery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Ayios Georgios, and then step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi.

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Traveling by car from Athens to Nafplio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Athens in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Nafplio, with lows of 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Delphi.
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Delphi, Greece — 2 nights

Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
On the 8th (Sat), relax in the rural setting at MoKa Honey, then see where the action happens at Delphi, and then steep yourself in history at The Tholos of Delphi. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Apollo In Delphi and then take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Delphi trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Nafplio to Delphi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Delphi when traveling from Nafplio in April, with lows around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Split.
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Split, Croatia — 2 nights

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 10th (Mon), fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience and then steep yourself in history at Diocletian's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Etnografski muzej Split, then explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, and then stroll through Bacvice Beach.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Split itinerary builder website.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Delphi to Split in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Delphi to Split, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April in Split, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can fly to Dubrovnik.
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Dubrovnik, Croatia

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.
For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik tour planner.

You can fly from Split to Dubrovnik in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. You'll set off for home on the 11th (Tue).
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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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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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