11 days in Friuli Venezia Giulia Itinerary

11 days in Friuli Venezia Giulia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Friuli Venezia Giulia trip planner

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Trieste
— 1 night
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Gorizia
— 1 night
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Cividale del Friuli
— 2 nights
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Udine
— 1 night
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Pordenone
— 3 nights
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Sacile
— 1 night
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Grado
— 1 night
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Trieste

— 1 night

Pearl of the Adriatic

Trieste is a charming old town with a quiet atmosphere often compared to eastern European cities.
On the 26th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia, then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico, then contemplate the waterfront views at Golfo di Trieste, and finally see the interesting displays at Civico Museo della Risiera di San Sabba. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Carso Triestino, then head outdoors with Grotta Gigante, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa Serbo Ortodossa di San Spiridione.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Trieste trip builder tool.

Pula, Croatia to Trieste is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and car; or ride a ferry. In March, daily temperatures in Trieste can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Gorizia.

Things to do in Trieste

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Gorizia

— 1 night
Gorizia is a town and comune in northeastern Italy, in the autonomous region of Friuli Venezia Giulia. On the 28th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Castello di Gorizia, don't miss a visit to Piazzale della Transalpina, take in the spiritual surroundings of Military Memorial Redipuglia, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Colle Sant'Elia, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castle of Duino.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Gorizia holiday planning site.

You can drive from Trieste to Gorizia in an hour. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Trieste in March since evenings lows in Gorizia dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cividale del Friuli.

Things to do in Gorizia

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Cividale del Friuli

— 2 nights
Cividale del Friuli is a town and comune in the Province of Udine, part of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of northern Italy. Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take in the views from Ponte del Diavolo, contemplate the long history of Il Tempietto Longobardo, then examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale - Cividale del Friuli, then steep yourself in history at Cividale del Friuli - UNESCO World Heritage Centre, and finally identify plant and animal life at Parco Acrobati del Sole. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta di San Giovanni d'Antro, then admire the natural beauty at Villa de Claricini Dornpacher, then hike along Sentiero Della Sdricca, and finally sample the fine beverages at DOMENIS1898.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cividale del Friuli holiday planning app.

Getting from Gorizia to Cividale del Friuli by car takes about an hour. In March in Cividale del Friuli, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to Udine.

Things to do in Cividale del Friuli

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

Udine

— 1 night
Udine is a city and comune in northeastern Italy, in the middle of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region, between the Adriatic Sea and the Alps (Alpi Carniche). On the 31st (Sun), make a trip to Piazza San Giacomo, then make a trip to Piazza della Liberta, then step into the grandiose world of Il Castello di Udine, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Sentiero degli Alberi di Risonanza.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Udine online visit planner.

Udine is just a stone's throw from Cividale del Friuli. In March, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Pordenone.

Things to do in Udine

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pordenone

— 3 nights
Pordenone is the main comune of Pordenone province of northeast Italy in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region.The name comes from Latin Portus Naonis, meaning 'port on the Noncello River'.HistoryPordenone was created in the High Middle Ages as a river port on the Noncello, with the name Portus Naonis. Venture out of the city with trips to Noventa di Piave Designer Outlet (in Noventa di Piave), Basilica di Aquileia (in Aquileia) and Murano (Museo del Vetro & Isola di Murano). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Cantina San Gregorio, examine the collection at Museo Canova, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Corso Vittorio Emanuele (Contrada Maggiore).

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Pordenone driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Udine to Pordenone in an hour. March in Pordenone sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Sacile.

Things to do in Pordenone

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Wineries

Side Trips

Sacile

— 1 night
Sacile is a town and comune in the province of Pordenone, in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of north-east Italy. On the 4th (Thu), explore the activities along Fiume Livenza.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Sacile online road trip planner.

Sacile is just a short distance from Pordenone. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in April, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Grado.

Things to do in Sacile

Parks · Nature

Grado

— 1 night
Grado is a town and comune in the north-eastern Italian region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, located on an island and adjacent peninsula of the Adriatic Sea between Venice and Trieste.Once mainly a fishing center, today it is a popular tourist destination, known commonly as L'Isola del Sole ("The Sunny Island"), also famous because it is also a spa town; together with Marano Lagunare, it is the center of the Marano-Grado Lagoon, which is famous for its uncontaminated nature. On the 5th (Fri), pause for some photo ops at Basilica of Santa Eufemia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Aquileia, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario Di Barbana Church.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Grado road trip planner.

Getting from Sacile to Grado by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grado

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Friuli Venezia Giulia travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Sacred & Religious Sites
One of five autonomous regions of Italy, Friuli Venezia Giulia is one of the country's easiest areas to tour, as it is on most of the major routes between the east and west sections of southern Europe. This region has its own distinct history, traditions, identity, and language. The majority of the inhabitants speak Friulian, as well as fluent Italian. Friuli Venezia Giulia overlooks the Adriatic Sea and is bordered by high mountains and dotted with lakes, valleys, and natural preserves, making it an ideal vacation spot for outdoor lovers. Explore the long coastline's secluded lagoons, sandy beaches, and seaside resorts on your trip.