16 days in Athens, Croatia & Paris Itinerary

16 days in Athens, Croatia & Paris Itinerary

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16 days in Athens, Croatia & Paris Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  14​h
1
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Korcula Town, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Bol, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Mumbai, India

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 28th (Sat), wander the streets of Plaka, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, then explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, then appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kapnikarea.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Athens online route planner .

Mumbai, India to Athens is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Mumbai to Athens due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Athens when traveling from Mumbai in September, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take a stroll through Old Town and then take an in-depth tour of Rector's Palace. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Pasjaca Beach, then examine the collection at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Walls of Dubrovnik.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Athens to Dubrovnik takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. In September, Dubrovnik is slightly colder than Athens - with highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Pasjaca Beach
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Rector's Palace ©
Rector's Palace

2
nights
Korcula Town, Croatia

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): admire the striking features of Tower Kanalevic, stroll around Kocje, then get to know the fascinating history of Kula Svih Svetih, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Zitna Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Vela Przina Beach, and then learn about winemaking at Lovric Winery.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Korcula Town trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town in 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Bol.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Lumbarda, Kocje, Zitna Beach
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Vela Przina Beach ©
Vela Przina Beach
Lovric Winery ©
Lovric Winery
Kula Svih Svetih ©
Kula Svih Svetih

2
nights
Bol, Croatia

Bol ©
An hour boat ride from Split on the island of Brac, Bol boasts a charming old town, pebble beach, and great windsurfing conditions. Historical charm abounds here in the form of stone houses, narrow pedestrian streets, and historical attractions marked with panels.
On the 4th (Fri), kick back and relax at Sumartin Beach and then kick back and relax at Paklina Beach. Keep things going the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Murvica Beach, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Golden horn from above.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bol day trip planning site .

Drive from Korcula Town to Bol in 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Bol

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Murvica Beach, Sumartin Beach
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Murvica Beach ©
Murvica Beach
Golden horn from above ©
Golden horn from above
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Visit Diocletian's Palace and Church of St Kuzma and St Damjan for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Split: Sokolarski Raptor Centre (in Sibenik), Dubovica (in Hvar) and Tvrdic Honey (in Solta Island). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of St. Roch, and walk around Marjan Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Split tour planning website .

You can drive from Bol to Split in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Split are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Church of St Kuzma and St Damjan, Sokolarski Raptor Centre, Dubovica Beach, Church Of St. Roch, Tvrdic Honey
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

4
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, wander the streets of Montmartre, step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, and explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner .

You can fly from Split to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, Paris is little chillier than Split - with highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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