15 days in Italy & Croatian Coast Itinerary

15 days in Italy & Croatian Coast Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— Few hours
Fly
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Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Hvar, Croatia
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Split, Croatia
— 1 night
Fly to Rome, Train to Florence
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train
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Rome, Italy
— 1 day
Bus
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Positano, Italy
— 3 nights
Bus
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Rome, Italy
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, explore the ancient world of Colosseum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome holiday app.

Chicago, USA to Rome is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Rome is 7 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rome when traveling from Chicago in May, with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Split.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Fun & Games

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Split, Croatia

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic and then identify plant and animal life at Marjan Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Split trip planner.

You can fly from Rome to Split in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Split can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for the ferry ride to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Parks · Fun & Games · Wildlife · Historic Sites

3
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Hvar, Croatia

Croatian St. Tropez

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Spanish Fortress and Dubovica Beach. see Antonio Rent. It doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral and admire the landmark architecture of Franciscan Monastery.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hvar trip maker tool.

Traveling by ferry from Split to Hvar takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. In May, daily temperatures in Hvar can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors · Tours · Transportation · Historic Sites

Side Trip

1
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Split, Croatia

Sportiest City in the World

Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Split trip itinerary maker tool.

You can ride a ferry from Hvar to Split in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Split

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure
Highlights from your trip

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Florence, Italy

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo. On the next day, ponder the world of politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Florence trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Split to Florence in 7 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

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Rome, Italy

Eternal City

Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, make a trip to Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, and then ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rome travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rome when traveling from Florence in May, with lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Positano.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Positano, Italy

Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Step off the beaten path and head to Villa Cimbrone Gardens and Baia di Ieranto. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Positano: Il Vallone dei Mulini (in Sorrento), Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi) and Ravello (Duomo di Ravello & Villa Rufolo).

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Positano travel route planner.

You can take a bus from Rome to Positano in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May in Positano, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Rome.

Things to do in Positano

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Rome, Italy

Eternal City

Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome visit planner.

Getting from Positano to Rome by bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.