25 days in Greece, Croatia & Montenegro Itinerary

25 days in Greece, Croatia & Montenegro Itinerary

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25 days in Greece, Croatia & Montenegro Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  22 h 45 min
1
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Rhodes Town, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Thessaloniki, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
4
Zagreb, Croatia
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
5
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
7
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
8
Budva, Montenegro
— 4 nights
Fly:  20 h 30 min
End: Sydney, Australia

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get out of town with these interesting Athens side-trips: Eklektopolio (in Nafplio) and Mycenae (Archaeological Site Mycenae & Lion Gate). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, admire the natural beauty at National Garden, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, and visit Plaka.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Athens vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Sydney, Australia to Athens is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Sydney in June, expect nights in Athens to be a bit warmer, around 24°C, while days are warmer, around 35°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Mycenae, Eklektopolio
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rhodes Town: Agathi Beach (in Haraki), Lindos (Village of Lindos, Lindos Beach, &more) and Ancient Kamiros (in Kalavarda). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Faliraki Beach and step into the grandiose world of Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rhodes Town itinerary planner.

You can fly from Athens to Rhodes Town in 3.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Lindos, Agathi Beach, Faliraki Beach, Ancient Kamiros
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Village of Lindos ©
Village of Lindos
Faliraki Beach ©
Faliraki Beach
Lindos Beach ©
Lindos Beach

2
nights
Thessaloniki, Greece

Thessaloniki ©
A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
On the 20th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios, appreciate the history behind Arch of Galerius, then don't miss a visit to White Tower of Thessaloniki, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, and finally don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina) and then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Thessaloniki travel route planning website.

Fly from Rhodes Town to Thessaloniki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rhodes Town in June since evenings lows in Thessaloniki dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina)
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Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios

3
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Zagreb is known for museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: put a fun spin on your tour with Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb, get your game on at Karting Arena Zagreb, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Zagreb travel tool.

You can fly from Thessaloniki to Zagreb in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Thessaloniki in June, with highs in Zagreb at 30°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb ©
Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb
Recreational Sports Center Jarun ©
Recreational Sports Center Jarun
Walking tours

1
night
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
On the 25th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Plitvice Lakes National Park trip site.

Getting from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Split.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park

3
nights
Split, Croatia

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Split is known for historic sites, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Palazzo di Diocleziano, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, stop by By Lyna Conceptstore, and walk around Marjan Park.

Make your Split itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Split takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

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.
Dubrovnik is known for historic sites, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls, contemplate the long history of The Franciscan Church and Monastery, take a stroll through Old Town, and get engrossed in the history at Rector's Palace.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Dubrovnik travel planning tool.

Getting from Split to Dubrovnik by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. June in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Budva.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Parks Neighborhoods Museums
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Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island

4
nights
Budva, Montenegro

Budva ©
Montenegro's top tourist destination, Budva draws big crowds with its pulsating nightlife and sun-kissed beaches.
Explore Budva's surroundings by going to R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela (in Perast), Lovcen National Park (in Cetinje Municipality) and Kotor (Bay of Kotor, St. Tryphon Cathedral, &more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Altstadt (Old Town) Budva, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gradiste monastary, kick back and relax at Jaz Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Elijah the Prophet.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Budva trip planner.

Drive from Dubrovnik to Budva in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Dubrovnik in July since evenings lows in Budva dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Budva

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kotor, Dobrota, R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, Mount Vrmac, Gradiste monastary
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Stari Grad Kotor ©
Stari Grad Kotor
Bay of Kotor
Bay of Kotor
Lovcen National Park ©
Lovcen National Park

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