60 days in Italy, Vlore & Zadar Itinerary

60 days in Italy, Vlore & Zadar Itinerary

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Ancona, Italy
— 7 nights
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Bari, Italy
— 8 nights
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Vlore, Albania
— 4 nights
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Zadar, Croatia
— 6 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 33 nights
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Ancona, Italy

— 7 nights
Ancona is a city and a seaport in the Marche region in central Italy, with a population of around 101,997. Explore hidden gems such as Cattedrale San Ciriaco and Basilica of Saint Ubaldo. Explore Ancona's surroundings by going to Museo delle Tradizioni Popolari (in Offida), Ascoli Piceno (Palazzo dei Capitani del Popolo, Piazza del Popolo, &more) and Casa Leopardi (in Recanati). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Piazza Grande, stroll around Parco del Cardeto, get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Nazionale delle Marche, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Della Santa Casa.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ancona day trip tool.

Manchester, UK to Ancona is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Manchester to Ancona, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in March, things will get a bit warmer in Ancona: highs are around 16°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bari.

Things to do in Ancona

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

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Find places to stay Mar 1 — 8:

Bari, Italy

— 8 nights

Gateway to Apulia

Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
Step off the beaten path and head to Basilica San Nicola and Citta Vecchia - Bari. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bari: Matera (Parco IV Novembre, Cripta del Peccato Originale, &more), Cattedrale (in Altamura) and Polignano a Mare (Lama Monachile, Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare, &more). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Lungomare e Murat, see the interesting displays at Piccolo Museo didattico del cinema, don't miss a visit to Piazza del Ferrarese, and pause for some photo ops at Sacrario Militare dei Caduti d'Oltremare.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bari trip planner.

Drive from Ancona to Bari in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. March in Bari sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Vlore.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

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Find places to stay Mar 8 — 16:

Vlore, Albania

— 4 nights
Vlorë is the third largest city and a municipality in Albania. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Blue Eye and National Museum of Independence. Step out of Vlore to go to Orikum and see Orikum Archaeological Park, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Spend the 20th (Sat) exploring nature at Karaburun-Sazan National Marine Park. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Ethnographic Museum, Vlore, make a trip to Zvernec Monastery, step into the grandiose world of Kanine Castle, and pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Vlore trip planner.

Fly from Bari to Vlore in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daytime highs in Vlore are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. On the 21st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Zadar.

Things to do in Vlore

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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Find places to stay Mar 16 — 21:

Zadar, Croatia

— 6 nights
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Forum and Etnoland. Get out of town with these interesting Zadar side-trips: Split (Cathedral of Saint Domnius & Froggyland), Trogir Square (in Trogir) and The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik (in Sibenik). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Church of St. Donat, delve into the distant past at Zadar Land City Gates, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Chrysogonus Church, and don't miss a visit to Five Wells Square (Trg 5 Bunara).

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Zadar travel planner.

You can drive from Vlore to Zadar in 10.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. In March, daytime highs in Zadar are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Zadar

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

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Find places to stay Mar 21 — 27:

Venice, Italy

— 33 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Centro Storico di Venezia and Laguna Veneta. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Padua (Battistero del Duomo di Padova, Padua Botanical Garden, &more), Trieste (Civico Museo della Risiera di San Sabba & Molo Audace) and Castle of Duino (in Duino). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, snap pictures at Ponte dell'Accademia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, and explore the activities along Canal Grande.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Venice online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Zadar to Venice takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or fly. March in Venice sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 27 — Apr 29:

Italy travel guide

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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.