17 days in Italy, Greece & Croatia Itinerary

17 days in Italy, Greece & Croatia Itinerary

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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Amalfi, Italy
— 1 night
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Fira, Greece
— 3 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy

— 1 night

City of Romance

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of St Mark's Campanile, steep yourself in history at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, then don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planner.

Linton, UK to Venice is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Linton to Venice. Traveling from Linton in October, expect nights in Venice to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then hunt for treasures at Mercato Centrale, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Florence trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Venice to Florence by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. October in Florence sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 12:

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, and delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome day trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Rome are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Amalfi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Amalfi, Italy

— 1 night

Painted Town

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, awaken your taste buds at Amalfi Coast Drive, then see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta, then admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, and finally contemplate the long history of Duomo di Ravello.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Amalfi travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rome to Amalfi in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Amalfi, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Fira.

Things to do in Amalfi

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

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Fira, Greece

— 3 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, museums, and wineries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, hike along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, and take in the dramatic natural features at Skaros Rock.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Fira travel route planning app.

You can fly from Amalfi to Fira in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, train, bus, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amalfi to Fira due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Fira are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can fly to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Athens, Greece

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, and explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Athens day trip planning app.

Fly from Fira to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can fly to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 22:

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

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 Dubrovnik with an excursion to Cavtat Old Town in Cavtat--about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Old Town, get engrossed in the history at War Photo Limited, head off the coast to Lokrum Island, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Dubrovnik itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Dubrovnik takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Dubrovnik. When traveling from Athens in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Dubrovnik, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 22 — 25:

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.

Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
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.

Croatia travel guide

4.4
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.