13 days in Italy & Croatia Itinerary

13 days in Italy & Croatia Itinerary

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13 days in Italy & Croatia Itinerary

Start: Cedar Rapids, United States
Fly:  19 h 15 min
1
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Cattolica, Italy
— 1 night
Drive + Ferry:  5 h 45 min
3
Zadar, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly:  22 h
End: Cedar Rapids, United States

4
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.
Head to Bortolomiol - Parco della Filandetta and I Tre Mercantifor some retail therapy. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cannaregio and Doge's Palace. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scuola Grande di San Rocco, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercati di Rialto.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Venice day trip app .

Cedar Rapids, USA to Venice is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Traveling from Cedar Rapids to Venice, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Cedar Rapids in November; daily highs in Venice reach 56°F and lows reach 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cattolica.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Bortolomiol - Parco della Filandetta
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Scuola Grande di San Rocco ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

1
night
Cattolica, Italy

Cattolica ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): stop by Ottica Biondi, look for gifts at Fior Di Loto, stop by Sabbiarosa, delve into the distant past at Arco d'Augusto, then stop by Gelateria Luca, and finally look for gifts at Candy & Co. Riccione.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cattolica trip builder .

Traveling by car from Venice to Cattolica takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 50°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Zadar.

Things to do in Cattolica

Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Riccione, Arco d'Augusto
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Candy & Co. Riccione ©
Candy & Co. Riccione
Arco d'Augusto ©
Arco d'Augusto
Gelateria Luca ©
Gelateria Luca

1
night
Zadar, Croatia

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): make a trip to Sea Organ, explore the ancient world of Zadar Land City Gates, get to know the fascinating history of Morske Orgulje (Sea Organ), then contemplate the long history of Church of St. Donat, then take in panoramic vistas at Bell Tower, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church and Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Shopping Center Supernova, tour the water at your own pace with Vrtinec Navtika, then make a trip to The Greeting to the Sun, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Narodni trg u Zadru.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Zadar online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Cattolica to Zadar takes 8.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Split.

Things to do in Zadar

Transportation Outdoors Adventure
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Zadar Land City Gates ©
Zadar Land City Gates
Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat
Narodni trg u Zadru ©
Narodni trg u Zadru

3
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Do your shopping at Riva Harbor and Carta Magica Split. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Trogir Historic Site and Break Time - Nautical Bracelets. Take a break from Split with a short trip to Delicium Nostrum in Trogir, about 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Diocletian's Palace, look for gifts at Nadalina cokolada, shop like a local with Jaksic Gallery, and contemplate the long history of Old Split.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Split tour planning app .

You can drive from Zadar to Split in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Zadar in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Split, with lows around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trip

Trogir
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Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir
Old Split ©
Old Split
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano

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