33 days in Croatia & Italy Itinerary

33 days in Croatia & Italy Itinerary

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Trieste, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovinj, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lucca, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lucca, Italy
— 10 nights
Fly to Split, Ferry to Hvar
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Hvar, Croatia
— 2 nights
Ferry to Split, Fly to Florence

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Trieste, Italy

Pearl of the Adriatic

Trieste is a charming old town with a quiet atmosphere often compared to eastern European cities.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia, Civico Museo della Risiera di San Sabba, Kleine Berlin, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico, then see the interesting displays at Civico Museo della Risiera di San Sabba, then catch a live event at Teatro Romano di Trieste, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Kleine Berlin.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Trieste tour itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Trieste–Friuli Venezia Giulia Airport, Venice Marco Polo Airport and Treviso-Sant'Angelo Airport. In June, daytime highs in Trieste are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Split.

Things to do in Trieste

Historic Sites · Museums
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Split, Croatia

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 29th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Bacvice Beach, then contemplate the long history of Old Split, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of St. Roch.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Split road trip tool.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Trieste to Split in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In June, daytime highs in Split are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. On the 1st (Wed), you're off to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Old Town. Get some cultural insight at Rector's Palace and Fort Lovrijenac. Kids will enjoy The Franciscan Church and Monastery and Cavtat Old Town. There's more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Lapad.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik travel tool.

You can drive from Split to Dubrovnik in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. July in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. On the 4th (Sat), you'll travel to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Plitvice Lakes National Park road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Rovinj.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks · Nature
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Rovinj, Croatia

Istrian Venice

Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
On the 6th (Mon), take a stroll through Old Town, appreciate the extensive heritage of Main Street, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Euphemia, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Del Espiritu Santo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Of Augustus, then explore the ancient world of Pula Arena, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Port of Rovinj.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Rovinj trip maker website.

You can drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Rovinj in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 21°C. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lucca.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Lucca, Italy

City of a Hundred Churches

Lucca, famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls, remained an independent city-state until the end of the 18th century.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Centro storico and Puccini Museum - Casa Natale. Castello di Monteriggioni and Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Lucca side-trips: Museo Leonardiano di Vinci (in Vinci), Chiesa della Collegiata di Sant'Andrea (in Empoli) and Monteriggioni (Walls of Monteriggioni & Museo Delle Armature). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Knights’ Square, make a trip to Torre delle Ore, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of San Frediano, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa della Santissima Annunziata dei Servi.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lucca holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Rovinj to Lucca takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Lucca

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Cinque Terre, Italy

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Lorenzo, get to know the fascinating history of Cinque Terre Trails, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Oratorio di San Rocco, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Riomaggiore, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa Di San Pietro, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo Storico di Corniglia.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre itinerary planner.

Drive from Lucca to Cinque Terre in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lucca.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
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Lucca, Italy

City of a Hundred Churches

Get some historical perspective at Montecatini Alto and Church of St. Mary of the Rose. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Centro storico and Puccini Museum - Casa Natale. Explore Lucca's surroundings by going to Castello di Lerici (in Lerici), Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro (in Tellaro) and Fontana Guidotti (in Montecatini Terme). See even more of Lucca: enjoy the sand and surf at Bagno Maurizio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria Corteorlandini, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Romano, and contemplate the long history of Porta di Santa Maria.

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

You can drive from Cinque Terre to Lucca in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Lucca

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Hvar, Croatia

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hvar Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Spanish Fortress and Tomic Winery. Visit Mlini Beach and Dubovica Beach for some beach relaxation. Next up on the itinerary: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, get outside with Outdoor Activities, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Cathedral, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Vunetovo Craft Beer.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hvar trip itinerary builder app.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Lucca to Hvar in 10 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Lucca in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Hvar, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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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.

Croatia travel guide

4.4
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.