18 days in Greece & Croatia Itinerary

18 days in Greece & Croatia Itinerary

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18 days in Greece & Croatia Itinerary

Start: Ottawa, Canada
+2
train + bus + Fly:  16​h
1
Fira, Greece
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Milos, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Ios, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
6
Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  14​h
End: Ottawa, Canada

3
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Byzantine Castle Ruins and Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Eros Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Perissa Black Sand Beach in Perissa (about 34 minutes away). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at KAMARA BEACH, take in the exciting artwork at Eduart Gjopalaj, see the interesting displays at Monastery of Profitis Ilias, and stop by Atlantis Books.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Fira travel route site .

Ottawa, Canada to Fira is an approximately 16-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Ottawa to Fira is 7 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Ottawa in May; daily highs in Fira reach 28°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ios.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Kamari, Perissa, Oia, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, Eros Beach
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Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
Monastery of Profitis Ilias ©
Monastery of Profitis Ilias

2
nights
Milos, Greece

Milos ©
The result of thousands of years of volcanic activity, the island of Milos features a craggy coastline interspersed by shallow beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Venetian Castle of Milos, stop by Pliatsiko, then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological museum of Milos, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Alogomandra Beach. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Sikia Beach and then kick back and relax at Kleftiko Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Milos trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Milos takes 2.5 hours. In May in Milos, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ios.

Things to do in Milos

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Kleftiko Beach ©
Kleftiko Beach
Alogomandra Beach ©
Alogomandra Beach
Archaeological museum of Milos ©
Archaeological museum of Milos

2
nights
Ios, Greece

Ios
Halfway between Naxos and Santorini lies tiny Ios, famous worldwide as one of the Aegean's liveliest nightlife hubs.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Gremiotissa Church and then enjoy the sand and surf at Gialos Beach. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Koumbara Beach, examine the collection at Chora Museum, Ios, and then explore the historical opulence of Paleokastro.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ios trip site .

Traveling by ferry from Milos to Ios takes 3.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Ios can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Ios

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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2
nights
Mykonos Town, Greece

Mykonos Town ©
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 22nd (Tue), stop by White, make a trip to Rarity Gallery, then get a taste of the local shopping with Dio Horia, and finally kick back and relax at Panormos Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, stroll through Super Paradise Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ftelia Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town trip planner .

Traveling by ferry from Ios to Mykonos Town takes 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Mykonos Town are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Platis Gialos Beach, Panormos Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Platis Gialos Beach ©
Platis Gialos Beach

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Dubrovnik Boat Rentals and Trsteno Arboretum. Get some cultural insight at Gradske Zidine and Old Town. There's much more to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, stop by Clara Stones, get engrossed in the history at Memorial Room of the Defenders of Dubrovnik, and see the interesting displays at War Photo Limited.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Dubrovnik online travel planner .

Fly from Mykonos Town to Dubrovnik in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Mykonos Town to Dubrovnik, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mykonos Town in May, expect little chillier with lows of 15°C in Dubrovnik. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vlaho Bukovac House, Trsteno Arboretum
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War Photo Limited ©
War Photo Limited
Walls of Dubrovnik ©
Walls of Dubrovnik
Old Town ©
Old Town

3
nights
Split, Croatia

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Popular historic sites such as Diocletian's Palace and Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius are in your itinerary. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Riva Harbor and Mall of Split. Go for a jaunt from Split to Omis to see Origin Croatian Cosmetics about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic, browse the eclectic array of goods at Split Market, stop by Filigran Split, and have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Split trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Dubrovnik to Split by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or ride a ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Split can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Shopping Tours

Side Trip

Origin Croatian Cosmetics
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Shark Diving
Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

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