15 days in Italy, Greece & Dubrovnik Itinerary

15 days in Italy, Greece & Dubrovnik Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
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Positano, Italy
— 3 nights
Ferry to Sorrento, Fly to Athens
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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
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Fira, Greece
— 3 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
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Rome, Italy

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rome trip planning website.

Dallas, USA to Rome is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Dallas to Rome, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Dallas in August: high temperatures in Rome hover around 90°F and lows are around 69°F. You'll set off for Positano on the 28th (Sat).

Things to do in Rome

Tours · Historic Sites · Nightlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 29:

Positano, Italy

— 3 nights
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Get out of town with these interesting Positano side-trips: Amalfi (Cimitero Monumentale, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, &more) and Ravello (Villa Rufolo, Villa Cimbrone Gardens, &more). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Fornillo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, get engrossed in the history at MAR - Museo Archeologico Romano, and look for gifts at Nana' Positano.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Positano trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rome to Positano takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in August, and nighttime lows around 73°F. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Athens.

Things to do in Positano

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Athens, Greece

— 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 1st (Wed), explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then visit Plaka. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, and then contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Athens tour planner.

Getting from Positano to Athens by combination of ferry and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Positano to Athens is 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 2:

Fira, Greece

— 3 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Kamari Beach, then kick back and relax at Red Beach, and then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach, then stop by Oneiro Jewelry, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Fira travel route planner.

You can fly from Athens to Fira in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in September, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 2 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.
On the 6th (Mon), head off the coast to Lokrum Island, appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls, and then wander the streets of Cavtat Old Town. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, then visit Old Town, and then browse the exhibits of Art by Stjepko.

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Getting from Fira to Dubrovnik by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In September, Dubrovnik is a bit cooler than Fira - with highs of 77°F and lows of 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

See some other sides of Rome: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and admire the striking features of Pantheon.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rome travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.

Amalfi Coast travel guide

4.1
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.

Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
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.

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.