12 days in Italy & Croatia Itinerary

12 days in Italy & Croatia Itinerary

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12 days in Italy & Croatia Itinerary

Start: Genoa, Italy
Train:  1 h
1
Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
2
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Pula, Croatia
— 2 nights
Travel:  1 h 30 min
5
Susak, Croatia
— 2 nights
Travel:  2 h 45 min
6
Mali Losinj, Croatia
— 1 night
End: Mali Losinj, Croatia


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Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy

Santa Margherita Ligure ©
Santa Margherita Ligure is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Genoa in the Italian region Liguria, located about 35km southeast of Genoa, in the Tigullio traditional area.Santa Margherita Ligure borders the following municipalities: Camogli, Portofino, Rapallo.It has a port, used for both tourism and fishing activities. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): stroll through Baia del Silenzio, steep yourself in history at Abbazia di San Fruttuoso, and then stop by Santa Margherita Ligure. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Villa Durazzo, then identify plant and animal life at Ente Parco di Portofino, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Margherita d'Antiochia - Santuario di Nostra Signora della Rosa, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario di Montallegro.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Santa Margherita Ligure trip itinerary builder tool .

Genoa to Santa Margherita Ligure is an approximately 1-hour train ride. You can also take a bus; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Santa Margherita Ligure are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Santa Margherita Ligure

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Santuario di Montallegro, Baia del Silenzio, Abbazia di San Fruttuoso
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Abbazia di San Fruttuoso ©
Abbazia di San Fruttuoso
Baia del Silenzio ©
Baia del Silenzio
Santa Margherita Ligure ©
Santa Margherita Ligure

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Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa Di San Pietro, stroll through Cinque Terre Trails, step into the grandiose world of Castello Doria, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and finally take a stroll around Vernazza. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco and then explore the striking landscape of Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cinque Terre day trip planning app .

You can take a train from Santa Margherita Ligure to Cinque Terre in an hour. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Santa Margherita Ligure in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Cinque Terre, with lows of 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre ©
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre
Vernazza ©
Vernazza

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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.
Step out of Venice with an excursion to Arena di Verona in Verona--about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Venice online travel route planner .

You can drive from Cinque Terre to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Venice sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Pula.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Arena di Verona
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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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): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Aquarium Pula and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kamenjak National Park. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Arco dei Sergi, explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre de Pula, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Of Augustus, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Pula's Marketplace.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Pula holiday planner.

You can drive from Venice to Pula in 3 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or take a shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Susak.

Things to do in Pula

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kamenjak National Park
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Kamenjak National Park ©
Kamenjak National Park
Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Temple Of Augustus ©
Temple Of Augustus

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Susak, Croatia

Susak
On the 19th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Gornje Selo, stroll the grounds of Cemetery and Chapel of Our Lady of Sorrows, and then appreciate the history behind Veli Buoh.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Susak trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Pula to Susak with the Route module. Traveling from Pula in July, Susak is a bit warmer at night with lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Mali Losinj.

Things to do in Susak

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

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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. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at The Losinj Aromatic Garden.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Mali Losinj trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Susak to Mali Losinj. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mali Losinj

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cikat Forest Park ©
Cikat Forest Park
Muzej Apoksiomena ©
Muzej Apoksiomena
The Losinj Aromatic Garden ©
The Losinj Aromatic Garden

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