21 days in Tolmin, Greece & Croatia Itinerary

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Drive to Manchester Airport, Fly to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Drive to Tolmin
Tolmin, Slovenia
— 6 nights
Drive to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Fly to Chania International Airport, Drive to Chania Town
Chania Town, Greece
— 3 nights
Pefki, Greece
— 3 nights
Drive to Heraklion International Nikos Kazantzakis Airport, Fly to Athens
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights


Tolmin, Slovenia — 6 nights

At the picturesque confluence of two rivers, Tolmin offers quick access to a range of exciting outdoor activities.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zipline and Tolmin Gorge. Escape the urban bustle at Kayaking & Canoeing and Natural Bathing Place Lajšt. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tolmin: Soča (Great Soča Gorge & Source of the Soča River), Dobrovo (Vipolže Villa & Dobrovo Castle) and Kojsko (Sabotin Park Miru & Gonjače Viewing Tower). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Kozjak Waterfall, contemplate the long history of Hg Smeltery, examine the collection at Kobarid Museum, and learn about all things military at Idrija War Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Tolmin attractions planner.

Blackpool, UK to Tolmin is an approximately 12-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Blackpool in August: high temperatures in Tolmin hover around 85°F and lows are around 63°F. You'll set off for Chania Town on the 12th (Sat).
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Chania Town, Greece — 3 nights

The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Visit Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) and Four Martyrs Church for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at MINOAN'S WORLD and Souda Bay War Cemetery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chania Town: Rethymnon (Symbol of Rethymnon City, Biotopoi Nature Park, &more). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Kalathas Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nea Chora Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Venizelos Graves.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Chania Town trip itinerary builder website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tolmin to Chania Town. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Tolmin in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Chania Town, with lows of 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Pefki.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
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Pefki, Greece — 3 nights

You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Voila and Farangi Perivolakion.

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Getting from Chania Town to Pefki by car takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Chania Town in August, expect nights in Pefki to be about the same, around 77°F, while days are slightly colder, around 82°F. On the 18th (Fri), you're off to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Acropolis Museum and Archaeological Museum of Nauplion. Get some historical perspective at Acropolis of Athens and Archaeological Site Mycenae. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Athens: Moni Osiou Patapiou (in Loutraki), Mycenae (Citadel and Treasury of Atreus & Lion Gate) and Corinth Canal (in Isthmia). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Fortress Palamidi, pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, appreciate the extensive heritage of Archea Korinthos, and explore the activities along Lake Vouliagmeni.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Athens trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Pefki to Athens with the Route module. When traveling from Pefki in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Athens: temperatures range from 92°F by day to 77°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Dubrovnik.
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Dubrovnik, Croatia — 3 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cavtat Cemetery and Minceta Fortress. Visiting Banje Beach and Parasailing & Paragliding will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Church of Our Lady of the Snow in Cavtat (about 34 minutes away). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Walls of Dubrovnik, contemplate the long history of St. John's Fortress, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Annunciation, and take in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik travel route planner.

You can fly from Athens to Dubrovnik in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens to Dubrovnik, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Athens in August; daily highs in Dubrovnik reach 85°F and lows reach 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
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Greece travel guide

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.

Croatia travel guide

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.