21 days in Dubrovnik & Greece Itinerary

21 days in Dubrovnik & Greece Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Lisbon, Portugal
Fly + Shuttle:  9 h 15 min
1
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  6 h
2
Athens, Greece
— 6 nights
Subway + Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
4
Fira, Greece
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
5
Heraklion, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
6
Rhodes Town, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Lisbon, Portugal


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3
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.
On the 21st (Mon), wander the streets of Old Town, admire the striking features of Franjevacki Crkva Male Brace, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Pile Gate, then head off the coast to Lokrum Island, then steep yourself in history at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, and finally get engrossed in the history at War Photo Limited.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Dubrovnik tour planning app.

Lisbon, Portugal to Dubrovnik is an approximately 9.5- hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Dubrovnik is 1 hour. September in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C at night. On the 23rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cavtat Old Town
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Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island

6
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, wander the streets of Monastiraki, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Athens trip itinerary planning site.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Dubrovnik to Athens in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubrovnik to Athens is 1 hour. Traveling from Dubrovnik in September, expect Athens to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

3
nights
Mykonos Town, Greece

Mykonos Town ©
A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
Get out of town with these interesting Mykonos Town side-trips: Naxos Town (Theatrical Museum Iakovos Kampanellis, Portara, &more). And it doesn't end there: visit Little Venice, tour the pleasant surroundings at Platis Gialos Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, and make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town day trip planning website.

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Athens in September: highs in Mykonos Town hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Naxos Town, Evelin Gallery, Elia Beach, Panormos Beach, Paradise Beach
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Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach

3
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, museums, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, pause for some serene contemplation at Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach, and stroll through Red Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Fira tour builder app.

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2 hours. Another option is to fly. In October, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors Tours Beaches

Side Trips

Oia, Akrotiri, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Kamari Beach
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach

2
nights
Heraklion, Greece

Heraklion ©
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 6th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then stop by Nerium Oleander, then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): ponder the design of Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain), get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, and finally take in the waterfront activity at Old Venetian Harbor.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Heraklion trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Heraklion takes 2 hours. In October in Heraklion, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
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Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos

3
nights
Rhodes Town, Greece

Rhodes Town ©
A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lindos Beach, delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Lindos, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Anthony Quinn Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Ancient Kamiros and then explore the ancient world of Village of Lindos.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rhodes Town trip planner.

You can fly from Heraklion to Rhodes Town in 3 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Rhodes Town can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Lindos, Ancient Kamiros, Anthony Quinn Bay
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Village of Lindos ©
Village of Lindos
Lindos Beach ©
Lindos Beach

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