10 days in Croatia, Amalfi Coast & Portugal Itinerary

10 days in Croatia, Amalfi Coast & Portugal Itinerary

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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
Fly to Naples, Ferry to Positano
Positano, Italy
— 4 nights
Ferry to Sorrento, Fly to Lisbon
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights


Dubrovnik, Croatia — 1 night

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 5th (Sun), stop by GIFT & ART SHOP MEDUSA, stop by Clara Stones, stop by Kokula Art and Craft Shop, then look for gifts at Tedi, then steep yourself in history at Walls of Dubrovnik, and finally view the masterpieces at Art by Stjepko.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Dubrovnik trip planning app.

New York City, USA to Dubrovnik is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in March: high temperatures in Dubrovnik hover around 58°F and lows are around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Positano.
Shopping · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Positano, Italy — 4 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.
For shopping fun, head to Artigianato Rallo or Theodora Moda Positano. Visiting Fornillo and Exclusive Cruises will get you outdoors. Take a break from Positano with a short trip to Piccadilly Ceramics in Conca dei Marini, about 34 minutes away. There's more to do: stop by Ceramica Assunta and head outdoors with Walk of the Gods.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Positano planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Dubrovnik to Positano in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Positano can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Lisbon.
Outdoors · Transportation · Tours · Shopping
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Lisbon, Portugal — 3 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Visit Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Castelo de S. Jorge for their historical value. For shopping fun, head to Rossio Square or Avenida da Liberdade. Pedal the day away on the 13th (Mon) with Portugal Bike. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Alfama, pick up some new kitchen skills with Time Out Market Lisboa, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum.

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Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Positano to Lisbon takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Positano to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Outdoors · Tours · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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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.

Amalfi Coast travel guide

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.

Portugal travel guide

Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.