16 days in Italy, Croatia & Medjugorje Itinerary

16 days in Italy, Croatia & Medjugorje Itinerary

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Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly + Train:  15 h 30 min
1
Naples, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy
— 1 night
shuttle:  3 h
3
Lanciano, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
4
Loreto, Italy
— 3 nights
ferry:  12 h 30 min
5
Split, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
6
Medjugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
7
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  19 h
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


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3
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lungomare Caracciolo, Pompeii Archaeological Park and Tours of Capri. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli and Duomo di Napoli. Your inner history buff will appreciate Galleria Borbonica and Castel dell'Ovo.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Naples trip itinerary maker app.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Naples is an approximately 17- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in May; daily highs in Naples reach 27°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to San Giovanni Rotondo.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Tours of Capri, Pompeii Archaeological Park
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Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ©
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica

1
night
San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy

San Giovanni Rotondo
San Giovanni Rotondo is the name of a city and comune in the province of Foggia and region of Apulia, in southern Italy.San Giovanni Rotondo was the home of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina from 28 July 1916 until his death on 23 September 1968. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Museo delle cere di Padre PIo as well as Cella di Padre Pio. On the 3rd (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cella di Padre Pio, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Convento Santa Maria delle Grazie.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the San Giovanni Rotondo trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Naples to San Giovanni Rotondo by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lanciano.

Things to do in San Giovanni Rotondo

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Church of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina
Church of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina
Convento Santa Maria delle Grazie ©
Convento Santa Maria delle Grazie
Cella di Padre Pio ©
Cella di Padre Pio

1
night
Lanciano, Italy

Lanciano ©
Lanciano is a town and comune in the province of Chieti, part of the Abruzzo region of central Italy. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Plebiscito.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Lanciano travel route builder app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from San Giovanni Rotondo to Lanciano. Traveling from San Giovanni Rotondo in June, you will find days in Lanciano are slightly colder (32°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). On the 5th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Loreto.

Things to do in Lanciano

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Santuario del Miracolo Eucaristico ©
Santuario del Miracolo Eucaristico
Piazza Plebiscito ©
Piazza Plebiscito
Quartiere Lancianovecchia ©
Quartiere Lancianovecchia

3
nights
Loreto, Italy

Loreto ©
Loreto, a hill town, is a comune of the Italian province of Ancona, in the Marche and most commonly known as the seat of the Basilica della Santa Casa, a popular Catholic pilgrimage site.LocationLoreto is located 127m above sea level on the right bank of the Musone river and 22km by rail south-southeast of Ancona; like many places in the Marche, it provides good views from the Apennines to the Adriatic.Main sightsThe city's main monuments occupy the four sides of the piazza: the college of the Jesuits; the Palazzo Comunale (formerly the Palazzo Apostolico), designed by Bramante, that houses an art gallery with works of Lorenzo Lotto, Vouet and Annibale Carracci as well as a collection of maiolica, and the Shrine of the Holy House (Santuario della Santa Casa). You've now added Baia di Portonovo to your itinerary. Your inner history buff will appreciate Santuario Della Santa Casa and Camminamenti di Ronda della Pontificia Basilica. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Riviera del Conero e Colli dell'Infinito.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Loreto travel planning website.

You can drive from Lanciano to Loreto in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Loreto can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Split.

Things to do in Loreto

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Piazza del sabato del villaggio, Baia di Portonovo, Riviera del Conero e Colli dell'Infinito
Highlights from your plan
Baia di Portonovo ©
Baia di Portonovo
Santuario Della Santa Casa ©
Santuario Della Santa Casa
Riviera del Conero e Colli dell'Infinito ©
Riviera del Conero e Colli dell'Infinito

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night
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 9th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Of St. Roch and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Palazzo di Diocleziano. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Froggyland, admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic, then contemplate the long history of Old Split, and finally appreciate the history behind Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Split day trip app.

Getting from Loreto to Split by car takes about 10.5 hours. June in Split sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Medjugorje.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Church Of St. Roch
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Old Split ©
Old Split
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

1
night
Medjugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Medjugorje ©
Međugorje, or Medjugorje, is a town located in the Herzegovina region of Bosnia and Herzegovina, around 25km southwest of Mostar and close to the border of Croatia. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): do a tasting at Andrija Wine Cellars, take a stroll through The historic urban site of Pocitelj, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at il Monte Della Croce, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Apparition Hill.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Medjugorje online route planner.

Getting from Split to Medjugorje by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. June in Medjugorje sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Medjugorje

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wineries

Side Trips

The historic urban site of Pocitelj, Andrija Wine Cellars
Highlights from your plan
il Monte Della Croce ©
il Monte Della Croce
Apparition Hill ©
Apparition Hill
The historic urban site of Pocitelj ©
The historic urban site of Pocitelj

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of War Photo Limited, then wander the streets of Cavtat Old Town, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Blaise, and finally contemplate the long history of Dubrovnik City Walls. On your second day here, enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, get engrossed in the history at Rector's Palace, then get your bearings at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, then step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island, and finally contemplate the long history of Fort Lovrijenac.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik trip planner.

Traveling by car from Medjugorje to Dubrovnik takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Medjugorje in June: highs in Dubrovnik hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Cavtat Old Town
Highlights from your plan
War Photo Limited ©
War Photo Limited
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island

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