18 days in Croatia & Italy Itinerary

18 days in Croatia & Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
Fly:  17 h
1
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 9 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Split, Croatia
— 1 day
Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h
End: Johannesburg, South Africa


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9
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Dubrovnik side-trips: Cavtat Old Town (in Cavtat), Sunj Beach (in Lopud) and Saline di Ston (in Ston). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Old Town, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, see the interesting displays at War Photo Limited, and step off the mainland to explore Elafiti Islands.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik trip maker app.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Dubrovnik is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Johannesburg to Dubrovnik, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in June, you will find days in Dubrovnik are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are much warmer (21°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Cavtat Old Town, Sunj Beach, Saline di Ston
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island
Sunj Beach ©
Sunj Beach

1
day
Split, Croatia

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): get outside with Outdoor Activities, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Marjan Park, and then examine the collection at Museum of Senses Split.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Split travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Split takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Split

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Marjan Park ©
Marjan Park
Museum of Senses Split ©
Museum of Senses Split

2
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, thenget to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, thentake in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): get a new perspective on things with Like a Venetian, thentake in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Venice online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Split to Venice by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Campanile di Giotto.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Florence day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

3
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, and steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica.

For photos and tourist information, read our Rome vacation planner.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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