17 days in Italy, Croatia & Medjugorje Itinerary

17 days in Italy, Croatia & Medjugorje Itinerary

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Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  17 h 45 min
1
Naples, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy
— 1 night
car:  2 h 30 min
3
Lanciano, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
4
Loreto, Italy
— 3 nights
ferry:  12 h 30 min
5
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
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. Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli and Galleria Borbonica are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Duomo di Napoli and Castel dell'Ovo.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Naples road trip planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Naples is an approximately 17- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Naples is 4 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Rio de Janeiro in May, with highs in Naples at 27°C and lows at 17°C. You will leave for San Giovanni Rotondo on the 3rd (Wed).

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

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

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. You've added Cella di Padre Pio, Convento Santa Maria delle Grazie, Church of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Via Crucis Monumentale, then pause for some serene contemplation at Convento Santa Maria delle Grazie, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Giovanni Rotondo travel route planner.

Drive from Naples to San Giovanni Rotondo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in San Giovanni Rotondo are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. On the 4th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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. You've now added La Basilica Cattedrale della Madonna del Ponte to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Quartiere Lancianovecchia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario del Miracolo Eucaristico, and then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Plebiscito.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lanciano travel planning tool.

Explore your travel options from San Giovanni Rotondo to Lanciano with the Route module. Traveling from San Giovanni Rotondo in June, you will find days in Lanciano are little chillier (32°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). On the 5th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Loreto.

Things to do in Lanciano

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

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). Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Baia di Portonovo as well as Beach of the Two Sisters. Popular historic sites such as Santuario Della Santa Casa and Camminamenti di Ronda della Pontificia Basilica are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Riviera del Conero e Colli dell'Infinito.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Loreto online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Lanciano to Loreto takes 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Loreto are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Split.

Things to do in Loreto

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sirolo, Baia di Portonovo, Piazza del sabato del villaggio
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

2
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
You'll explore and learn at Galerija Mestrovic and Froggyland. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palazzo di Diocleziano and Cathedral of Saint Domnius. When in Split, make a side trip to see Church Of St. Roch in Kastel Novi, approximately Kastel Novi away. There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Old Split.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Split itinerary builder website.

Getting from Loreto to Split by car takes about 10.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Split can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. You will leave for Medjugorje on the 11th (Thu).

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. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Andrija Wine Cellars, then take a stroll through The historic urban site of Pocitelj, then appreciate the history behind il Monte Della Croce, and finally don't miss a visit to Apparition Hill.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Medjugorje tour website.

Traveling by car from Split to Medjugorje takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time 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

2
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 13th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, contemplate the long history of The Franciscan Church and Monastery, then take an in-depth tour of Rector's Palace, then head off the coast to Lokrum Island, and finally contemplate the long history of Fort Lovrijenac. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Dubrovnik City Walls, take an in-depth tour of War Photo Limited, then wander the streets of Cavtat Old Town, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Blaise.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Medjugorje to Dubrovnik in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Medjugorje in June, you will find days in Dubrovnik are little chillier (30°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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