14 days in Europe Itinerary

Make it your trip
Fly
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Hvar, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Drive to Sućuraj, Ferry to Drvenik, Drive to Kotor
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Kotor, Montenegro
— 3 nights
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Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy — 2 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of St Mark's Campanile, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally explore the engaging exhibits at Creature di Gomma - Venice Vintage Toys.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Venice tour planner.

Chicago, USA to Venice is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 7 hours. Traveling from Chicago in February, things will get a bit warmer in Venice: highs are around 50°F and lows about 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can fly to Split.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Split, Croatia — 2 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then look for gifts at Nered. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic, see the interesting displays at Diocletians Dream, then admire the striking features of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Diocletian's Palace.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Split day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Split takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Venice in February, you will find days in Split are somewhat warmer (56°F), and nights are about the same (42°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Hvar.
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Hvar, Croatia — 2 nights

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.
On the 2nd (Thu), race across the water with a speed boat tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look and learn at Fort Napoljun - Napolean and then contemplate the long history of Spanish Fortress.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Hvar using our trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Split to Hvar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. In March, daily temperatures in Hvar can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kotor.
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Kotor, Montenegro — 3 nights

Bride of the Adriatic Sea

Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
On the 4th (Sat), get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nikola Church, then get outside with Mount Vrmac, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady of the Rocks. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Tryphon Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Our Lady of Health, then explore the activities along Bay of Kotor, then take a memorable drive along Kotor-Lovćen Road & Viewpoint, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of St. Matthew.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kotor trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Hvar to Kotor takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Hvar in March, Kotor is a bit cooler at night with lows of 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow time for the flight 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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Ancient Thera, pause for some serene contemplation at Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally explore the galleries of Nikola's Art Gallery. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Red Beach, then explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Fira visit website.

Getting from Kotor to Fira by flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Kotor in March, Fira is a bit warmer at night with lows of 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Athens.
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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 9th (Thu), explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum. On your second day here, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, take a stroll through Plaka, then pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, and finally delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Athens journey builder.

Traveling by flight from Fira to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. In March, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Montenegro travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · Beaches · Bodies of Water
Whether you're in the mood to explore unspoiled nature, see historical sights, or soak in the Mediterranean atmosphere of beaches and parties, in Montenegro you can find everything within arm's reach. The Montenegrin coastline offers both large city beaches abundant with amenities, as well as peaceful fishing villages and secluded coves. Fortified old towns, medieval cathedrals, and monasteries are certain to satisfy history enthusiasts. Further inland are some of the nation's larger cities, as well as an abundance of opportunities for an active vacation. Wander off the beaten path, hike the mountains and canyons, and experience the traditional hospitality of villages where time seems to stand still. The national cuisine reflects the diversity of the landscape, including everything from fresh meat and dairy specialties, to a selection of seafood. The size of the country allows you to see a lot even during a short stay.
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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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