11 days in Italy & Croatia Itinerary

11 days in Italy & Croatia Itinerary

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11 days in Italy & Croatia Itinerary

Start: Rome, Italy
1
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Polignano a Mare, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
3
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Hvar, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Split, Croatia

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Baldacchino di San Pietro, di Bernini, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Prassede, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Pietro in Vincoli, make a trip to Piazza del Campidoglio, then explore the ancient world of Foro di Cesare, then take an in-depth tour of Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Venezia.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rome planner .

If you are flying in from Lebanon, the closest major airports are Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport and Ciampino–G. B. Pastine International Airport. In August, daytime highs in Rome are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Split.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Polignano a Mare, Italy

Polignano a Mare ©
Polignano a Mare is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy, located on the Adriatic Sea. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Conversano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria del Suffragio detta del Purgatorio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Cattedrale Maria Santissima della Madia, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then contemplate the long history of Piazza Dell'orologio, and finally don't miss a visit to Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Polignano a Mare trip planner .

Getting from Rome to Polignano a Mare by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In August in Polignano a Mare, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Split.

Things to do in Polignano a Mare

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Monopoli, Ostuni, Cattedrale di Conversano
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Masseria Brancati ©
Masseria Brancati
Chiesa di San Francesco ©
Chiesa di San Francesco

2
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): do a tasting at Putalj Winery, explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, then contemplate the long history of Old Split, and finally appreciate the history behind Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Split journey maker site .

Traveling by car from Polignano a Mare to Split takes 10.5 hours. In August in Split, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Wineries Museums
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Old Split ©
Old Split
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Galerija Mestrovic ©
Galerija Mestrovic

3
nights
Hvar, Croatia

Hvar ©
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.
Get in touch with nature at Dubovica and Jerolim Island. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Milna and Island Galesnik. When in Hvar, make a side trip to see Tomic Winery in Jelsa, approximately 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Monastery, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St John, look and learn at Napoleon Fortress (Napuljn), and head off the coast to Scedro.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hvar sightseeing planning website .

Traveling by car from Split to Hvar takes 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Hvar can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stari Grad, Jelsa, Dubovica Beach
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Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

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