17 days in Croatian Coast & West Greece Itinerary

17 days in Croatian Coast & West Greece Itinerary

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Pula, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Olympia, Greece
— 1 night
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Hvar, Croatia
— 4 nights
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Split, Croatia
— 3 nights

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Pula, Croatia

It's the mild climate and calm seas of Pula that draw visitors to the southernmost point of the Istrian peninsula, but the city's ample Roman architecture is a key reason they stay.
Family-friendly places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Amphitheatre de Pula will thrill your kids. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kap Kamenjak and Arco dei Sergi. Take a break from Pula with a short trip to Kamenjak National Park in Premantura, about 36 minutes away. There's more to do: stroll through Debeljak Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Pula trip itinerary planning website.

Toronto, Canada to Pula is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Pula due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Toronto, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Pula, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Olympia.

Things to do in Pula

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Kap Kamenjak ©
Kap Kamenjak
Kamenjak National Park ©
Kamenjak National Park

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Olympia, Greece

Olympia ©
Inhabited since prehistoric times, Olympia remains best known as the site of the original Olympic Games, held there for the first time in 776 BCE.
On the 21st (Tue), appreciate the history behind Hermes by Praxiteles. On the next day, examine the collection at Archimedes Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of antiquity, then explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site of Olympia, and finally relax in the rural setting at Klio's Honey Farm.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Olympia trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Pula to Olympia by combination of ferry, flight, and bus takes about 13.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Pula to Olympia. In July, daytime highs in Olympia are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums · Historic Sites
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Klio's Honey Farm ©
Klio's Honey Farm
Hermes by Praxiteles
Hermes by Praxiteles
Archimedes Museum ©
Archimedes Museum

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Lopud Island and Sveti Jakov Beach. Bring the kids along to Lokrum Island and Dubrovnik City Walls. Get out of town with these interesting Dubrovnik side-trips: Cavtat Seaside Promenade (in Cavtat) and Sunj Beach (in Lopud). The adventure continues: stop by Old Town, see the interesting displays at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Dubrovnik trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Olympia to Dubrovnik takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. July in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Beaches

Side Trips

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Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island
Room Escape Games
Lopud Island ©
Lopud Island

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Hvar, Croatia

Croatian St. Tropez

The Croatian island of Hvar serves as a picturesque location for a Mediterranean holiday, with a range of offerings from quiet coves to a lively medieval town.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Dubovica Beach and Jerolim. Family-friendly places like Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Kayaking & Canoeing will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, step off the mainland to explore Pakleni Otoci, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Vunetovo Craft Beer, and take some stellar pictures from Spanjola.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hvar day trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Dubrovnik to Hvar in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Hvar can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Speed Boats Tours
Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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Split, Croatia

Split ©

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Omis and Cetina River and Omis Cetina Canyon. Kids will enjoy Punta Rata Beach and River Rafting & Tubing. Next up on the itinerary: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, examine the collection at Froggyland, stroll around Marjan Park, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Split visit planning app.

Ride a ferry from Hvar to Split in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. In July in Split, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Split

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Omis Cetina Canyon ©
Omis Cetina Canyon
Punta Rata Beach ©
Punta Rata Beach
Omis and Cetina River ©
Omis and Cetina River

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