17 days in Friuli Venezia Giulia Itinerary

17 days in Friuli Venezia Giulia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Friuli Venezia Giulia visit planner

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Trieste
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cividale del Friuli
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tarvisio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sappada
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pordenone
— 3 nights
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Trieste

— 4 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

Trieste is a charming old town with a quiet atmosphere often compared to eastern European cities.
Escape the urban bustle at Grotta Torri di Slivia and Parco Hemingway. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lungomare Nazario Sauro and Civico Museo Sartorio. Venture out of the city with trips to Parco Tematico della Grande Guerra di Monfalcone (in Monfalcone), Grado (I Resti Archeologici Basilica della Corte, Basilica of Santa Eufemia, &more) and Aquileia (Sudhalle, Chiesa dei Pagani, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Santa Maria Assunta, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo del Municipio, make a trip to Chiesa di San Nicolo dei Greci, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Synagogue of Trieste.

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Houston, USA to Trieste is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Houston to Trieste, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Houston in April; daily highs in Trieste reach 64°F and lows reach 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Cividale del Friuli.

Things to do in Trieste

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Cividale del Friuli

— 3 nights
Cividale del Friuli is a town and comune in the Province of Udine, part of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of northern Italy. Museum-lovers will get to explore Cathedral of Santa Maria Annunziata and Museo della Grande Guerra. Your inner history buff will appreciate Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie and Palazzo Coronini Cronberg. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cividale del Friuli: Colle Sant'Elia (in Fogliano Redipuglia) and Gemona (in Gemona del Friuli). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario B. V. di Castelmonte, examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale - Cividale del Friuli, admire the masterpieces at Museo Diocesano e Galleria del Tiepolo, and explore the striking landscape of Riserva Naturale Regionale Lago di Cornino.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cividale del Friuli online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Trieste to Cividale del Friuli takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Cividale del Friuli sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Tarvisio.

Things to do in Cividale del Friuli

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Tarvisio

— 2 nights
Tarvisio is a comune in the Province of Udine, the northeastern part of the autonomous Friuli Venezia Giulia region in Italy.GeographyThe town is situated in the Canal Valley between the Carnic Alps and Karawanks ranges in the north and the Julian Alps in the south. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Parco Internazionale Geominerario del Raibl, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario del Monte Lussari, take in the history at Cimitero degli Eroi di Valbruna, then delve into the lush surroundings at Foresta Millenaria di Tarvisio, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Orrido dello Slizza. On your second day here, get outside with Parco Avventura, admire the sheer force of Cavita 20 - Fontanon di Goriuda, then take in the spiritual surroundings of La Pieve Matrice di San Pietro in Carnia, and finally admire the striking features of Palazzo Comunale di Venzone.

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Getting from Cividale del Friuli to Tarvisio by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April in Tarvisio, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Sappada.

Things to do in Tarvisio

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sappada

— 3 nights
Sappada is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Belluno, in the Italian region of Veneto.GeographyThe settlement is situated on the southern slopes of the Peralba mountain, part of the Carnic Alps range, close to the border with Austria. You'll explore and learn at Centro Etnografico Haus van der Zahre and Pinacoteca Marco Davanzo. Pesariis and Borgata Cima Sappada are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Sappada side-trips: Museo La Zona Carnia nella Grande Guerra 1915-1918 (in Timau) and Tolmezzo (Museo Carnico delle Arti Popolari Michele Gortani & Il borgo di Illegio). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Piccolo Museo della Grande Guerra, tour the pleasant surroundings at Passo Del Mulo Dai Laghi D'Olbe, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa dei SS. Filippo e Giacomo, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Volaia - Wolayersee.

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Getting from Tarvisio to Sappada by car takes about 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Sappada can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Pordenone.

Things to do in Sappada

Parks · Museums · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Pordenone

— 3 nights
Pordenone is the main comune of Pordenone province of northeast Italy in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region.The name comes from Latin Portus Naonis, meaning 'port on the Noncello River'.HistoryPordenone was created in the High Middle Ages as a river port on the Noncello, with the name Portus Naonis. On the 29th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Museo dell'Arte Fabbrile e delle Coltellerie, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Di Spilimbergo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbazia Benedettina Santa Maria in Silvis, and finally grab your bike and head to Parco Naturalistico di San Floriano. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Le Grotte di Pradis, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo Di Santa Maria Maggiore, view the masterpieces at Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo Concattedrale di San Marco, and finally don't miss a visit to Campanile di San Marco.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Pordenone trip planner.

You can drive from Sappada to Pordenone in 2 hours. In April in Pordenone, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pordenone

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Friuli Venezia Giulia travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Sacred & Religious Sites
One of five autonomous regions of Italy, Friuli Venezia Giulia is one of the country's easiest areas to tour, as it is on most of the major routes between the east and west sections of southern Europe. This region has its own distinct history, traditions, identity, and language. The majority of the inhabitants speak Friulian, as well as fluent Italian. Friuli Venezia Giulia overlooks the Adriatic Sea and is bordered by high mountains and dotted with lakes, valleys, and natural preserves, making it an ideal vacation spot for outdoor lovers. Explore the long coastline's secluded lagoons, sandy beaches, and seaside resorts on your trip.