44 days in Greece, Italy & Croatia Itinerary

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Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
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Amalfi, Italy
— 4 nights
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Monopoli, Italy
— 8 nights
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
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Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
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Milos, Greece
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 6 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 7 nights
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Split, Croatia
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Naples, Italy — 2 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Galleria Borbonica, delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, then admire the landmark architecture of Villa dei Misteri, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Napoli. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Gennaro, then examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Naples is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In July, Naples is a bit warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Amalfi.
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Amalfi, Italy — 4 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amalfi: Chiesa di Santa Croce (in Nocelle) and Positano (Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, Fornillo, &more). On the 20th (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, cruise along Amalfi Coast, sample the fine beverages at Antichi Sapori d'Amalfi, and make a trip to Torre dello Ziro.

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Drive from Naples to Amalfi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Naples in July since evenings lows in Amalfi dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Monopoli.
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Monopoli, Italy — 8 nights

Monopoli is a town and municipality in Italy, in the province of Bari and region of Apulia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Monopoli: Otranto (Baia dei Turchi, Castello Aragonese, &more), Grotta della Poesia (in Roca Vecchia) and Castello di Acaya (in Acaia). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Masseria Brancati, step into the grandiose world of Il Castello di Santo Stefano, make a trip to Porto antico di Monopoli, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Cattedrale Maria Santissima della Madia.

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Drive from Amalfi to Monopoli in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Amalfi in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Monopoli, with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Mykonos Town.
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Mykonos Town, Greece — 2 nights

Chora Mykonos

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.
On the 30th (Sun), make a trip to Matoyianni Street, don't miss a visit to Rarity Gallery, take a stroll through Little Venice, then don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and finally stop by Mytho. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, then kick back and relax at Platis Gialos Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Elia Beach.

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Getting from Monopoli to Mykonos Town by car takes about 19.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Mykonos Town when traveling from Monopoli in July, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Fira.
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Fira, Greece — 2 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Step out of Fira to go to Akrotiri and see La Ponta, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, explore the activities along Amoudi Bay, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

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Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Milos.
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Milos, Greece — 2 nights

Island of Colors

The result of thousands of years of volcanic activity, the island of Milos features a craggy coastline interspersed by shallow beaches.
On the 4th (Fri), see some colorful creatures with Oneiro Milos and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kleftiko Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Firiplaka Beach, then kick back and relax at Paliochori Beach, then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological museum of Milos, and finally stroll through Sarakiniko Beach.

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Traveling by ferry from Fira to Milos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daytime highs in Milos are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 6 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

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: Archaeological Site Mycenae (in Mycenae) and Fortress Palamidi (in Nafplio). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

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Traveling by flight from Milos to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. When traveling from Milos in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Athens, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Dubrovnik.
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Dubrovnik, Croatia — 7 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Dubrovnik side-trips: Cavtat (Cavtat Old Town & Cavtat Seaside Promenade). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Walls of Dubrovnik, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, wander the streets of Old Town, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

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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. Traveling from Athens in August, things will get slightly colder in Dubrovnik: highs are around 34°C and lows about 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Split.
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Split, Croatia — 8 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Explore Split's surroundings by going to Trogir (Historic City of Trogir & Jewlery/coral shop Misel), River Rafting & Tubing (in Omiš) and Supetar Bay (in Supetar). Dedicate the 21st (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Spend the 22nd (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Diocletian's Palace, admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic, take in the exciting artwork at Jaksic Gallery, and steep yourself in history at Museum of Brac.

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Fly from Dubrovnik to Split in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Split, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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.
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Amalfi Coast travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Gardens
Renowned for its beautiful landscape and medieval fishing villages that cling precariously to the Mediterranean cliffs, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's top vacation destinations. This World Heritage Site stretches for about 50 km (30 mi) on the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula and offers numerous places to visit, from terraced lemon gardens and whitewashed villas to cliff-top views of the sea. Explore the coastline's towns, bays, and resorts. During the peak tourist season, the Amalfi Coast's single seaside road is often jammed with dozens of buses. For that reason, the ubiquitous scooter may be the best way to get around and sightsee. You can also access quite a bit by bicycle.
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Puglia travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Churches
Situated at the southeastern tip of the country, Puglia forms the heel on the "boot" of Italy. First colonized by Mycenaean Greeks, the region flourished during Roman times as a major producer of grain and oil. Today, Puglia remains a predominantly agricultural part of the country, though its warm and sunny coastal weather makes it a favorite holiday destination with an ever-increasing number of tourists. The long coastline features attractions like sun-kissed beaches and lively resorts, many of which are overlooked by limestone cliffs. Deeper inland, Puglia is largely flat, a land of charming villages and world-class cuisine. Here, you'll find olive oil, grapes, tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms, and fresh seafood to give you sustenance as you continue sightseeing. Despite its reputation as a producer of some Italy's best food and wines, Puglia still has numerous rural corners that most tourists have yet to explore.
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Greece travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
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.
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Santorini travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.
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Croatia travel guide

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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.
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