15 days in Italy & Croatian Coast Itinerary

15 days in Italy & Croatian Coast Itinerary

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Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 1 day
Train
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train to Rome, Fly to Split
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Split, Croatia
— 1 night
Ferry
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Hvar, Croatia
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly to Naples, Ferry to Positano
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Positano, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, then explore the ancient world of Colosseum, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary builder.

Chicago, USA to Rome is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Rome is 7 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Chicago in May since evenings lows in Rome dip to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Fun & Games

3
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi, then get a sense of history and politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Florence online trip maker.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect slightly colder evenings in Florence when traveling from Rome in May, with lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Split.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

1
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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 6th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Cathedral of Saint Domnius and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

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You can do a combination of train and flight from Florence to Split in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 56°F. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can ride a ferry to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Fun & Games

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Spanish Fortress and St. Stephen's Cathedral. see Antonio Rent. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Monastery and enjoy the sand and surf at Dubovica Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hvar trip maker app.

Getting from Split to Hvar by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi. In May in Hvar, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 59°F at night. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors · Transportation · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Split, Croatia

Sportiest City in the World

Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Etnografski muzej Split and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Diocletian's Palace.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Split travel route builder website.

You can ride a ferry from Hvar to Split in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Positano.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

3
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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. Get out of town with these interesting Positano side-trips: Villa Rufolo (in Ravello) and Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo.

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Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Split to Positano takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In May in Positano, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 60°F at night. On the 15th (Wed), you're off to Rome.

Things to do in Positano

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Rome, Italy

Eternal City

Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Clement Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and then admire the natural beauty at Villa d'Este.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Positano to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Italy travel guide

4.6
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.