16 days in Croatia & Bologna Itinerary

16 days in Croatia & Bologna Itinerary

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16 days in Croatia & Bologna Itinerary

Start: Montevideo, Uruguay
+2
Fly + tram + train:  20​h
1
Bologna, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Pula, Croatia
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Rijeka, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Postira, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h
7
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Montevideo, Uruguay


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4
nights
Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Explore Bologna's surroundings by going to Venice (Ponte di Rialto, Basilica di San Marco, & more) and Florence (Ponte Vecchio, Gallerie Degli Uffizi, & more). It doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of La Macchina del Tempo.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bologna trip planner.

Montevideo, Uruguay to Bologna is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Traveling from Montevideo to Bologna, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Montevideo in September, with highs in Bologna at 30°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Pula.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Florence, Venice
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): get to know the resident critters at Aquarium Pula, explore the historical opulence of Kastel, then delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre de Pula, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Of Augustus, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Arco dei Sergi.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Pula trip tool .

You can drive from Bologna to Pula in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. In October in Pula, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Rijeka.

Things to do in Pula

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Temple Of Augustus ©
Temple Of Augustus
Arco dei Sergi ©
Arco dei Sergi

1
night
Rijeka, Croatia

Rijeka ©
Rijeka is the principal seaport and the third-largest city in Croatia (after Zagreb and Split). On the 5th (Sat), make a trip to Maiden With The Seagull, get to know the fascinating history of Lungo Mare, then walk around The Angiolina Park - Villa Angiolina, and finally explore the historical opulence of Trsat Castle.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rijeka sightseeing website .

Getting from Pula to Rijeka by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In October, daytime highs in Rijeka are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Rijeka

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Opatija
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Lungo Mare ©
Lungo Mare
Trsat Castle ©
Trsat Castle
The Angiolina Park - Villa Angiolina ©

2
nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Veliki Slap and then explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Sastavci, then contemplate the waterfront views at Gradinsko Lake, and then explore the activities along The Lower Lakes.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Plitvice Lakes National Park road trip planner .

Getting from Rijeka to Plitvice Lakes National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
The Lower Lakes ©
The Lower Lakes
Sastavci ©
Sastavci

2
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Palazzo di Diocleziano, make a trip to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic), then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of St. Roch. Keep things going the next day: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, then walk around Marjan Park, and then examine the collection at Froggyland.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Split day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Split takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Split, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Postira.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Church Of St. Roch
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Wine Tours & Tastings

1
night
Postira, Croatia

Postira ©
Postira is a village and a municipality in Croatia in the Split-Dalmatia County on the island of Brač.GeographyThe village of Postira is located on the northern coast of the island of Brač, eight kilometers from the island's port of Supetar. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lovrecina Bay, then see the interesting displays at The Island of Brac Museum - Skrip, and then examine the collection at Museum uja.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Postira vacation planner.

Getting from Split to Postira by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Postira

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Skrip
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Lovrecina Bay ©
Lovrecina Bay
Museum uja ©
Museum uja
The Island of Brac Museum - Skrip ©
The Island of Brac Museum - Skrip

3
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): wander the streets of Old Town and then head off the coast to Island of Lokrum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): race across the water with a speed boat tour, make a trip to Pile Gate, and then get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Dubrovnik tour itinerary tool .

Explore your travel options from Postira to Dubrovnik with the Route module. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Tours Outdoors
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Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum

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