10 days in Italy & Croatia Itinerary

10 days in Italy & Croatia Itinerary

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Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  17 h
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Zagreb, Croatia
— Few hours
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  16 h 30 min
End: Johannesburg, South Africa


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2
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Colosseum, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and finally ponder the design of Trevi Fountain. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and finally contemplate the long history of Roman Forum.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rome road trip planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Rome is an approximately 14- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and tram. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Rome is minus 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Johannesburg in April: high temperatures in Rome hover around 69°F and lows are around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Florence travel route builder website.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

3
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Get some historical perspective at Piazza San Marco and Basilica of St. Anthony. Step out of Venice to go to Padua and see Scrovegni Chapel, which is approximately 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, take in the spiritual surroundings of Campo del Ghetto, wander the streets of Cannaregio, and explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice route builder app.

Take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Padua
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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hours
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships and then take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad).

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Zagreb trip planner.

You can drive from Venice to Zagreb in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Venice in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Zagreb, with lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships

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