11 days in Croatia, Venice & Trieste Itinerary

11 days in Croatia, Venice & Trieste Itinerary

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11 days in Croatia, Venice & Trieste Itinerary

Start: Venice, Italy
1
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Trieste, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Pula, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Mali Losinj, Croatia
— 1 night
Travel:  2 h 45 min
5
Susak, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: Venice, Italy

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Arena di Verona (in Verona) and Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, explore the galleries of Doge's Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Venice day trip planning tool .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Venice Marco Polo Airport, Treviso-Sant'Angelo Airport and Trieste–Friuli Venezia Giulia Airport. In July in Venice, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 67°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Trieste.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Arena di Verona, Scrovegni Chapel
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

2
nights
Trieste, Italy

Trieste ©
Trieste is a charming old town with a quiet atmosphere often compared to eastern European cities.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cripta Degli Scavi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Aquileia, then head outdoors with Grotta Gigante, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Trieste trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Venice to Trieste in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July in Trieste, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Pula.

Things to do in Trieste

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Aquileia, Grotta Gigante
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Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico ©
Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico
Grotta Gigante ©
Grotta Gigante
Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia ©
Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia

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nights
Pula, Croatia

Pula ©
It's the mild climate and calm seas of Pula that draw visitors to the southernmost point of the Istrian peninsula, but the city's ample Roman architecture is a key reason they stay.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): get your game on at Alpha Strike Laser Tag and then delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre de Pula. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil and then explore the striking landscape of Kamenjak National Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Pula day trip planning app .

You can drive from Trieste to Pula in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Trieste in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 64°F in Pula. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Mali Losinj.

Things to do in Pula

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Kamenjak National Park
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Kamenjak National Park ©
Kamenjak National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Alpha Strike Laser Tag ©
Alpha Strike Laser Tag

1
night
Mali Losinj, Croatia

Mali Losinj
Mali Lošinj is a town and municipality in the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, on the island of Lošinj, in western Croatia. To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Mali Losinj trip planning tool .

Getting from Pula to Mali Losinj by car takes about 3.5 hours. You will leave for Susak on the 20th (Mon).

Things to do in Mali Losinj

Outdoors Parks Beaches

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nights
Susak, Croatia

Susak
Susak is known for historic sites and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at The Bok Beach, stroll the grounds of Cemetery and Chapel of Our Lady of Sorrows, appreciate the history behind Veli Buoh– Romanesque Crucifix, and steep yourself in history at Gornje Selo.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Susak day trip app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mali Losinj to Susak. In July, daily temperatures in Susak can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. On the 22nd (Wed), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Susak

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

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