18 days in Italy & Slovenia Itinerary

18 days in Italy & Slovenia Itinerary

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
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Piran, Slovenia
— 1 night
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Ravenna, Italy
— 2 nights
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Parma, Italy
— 3 nights
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Modena, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Trieste, Italy
— 3 nights
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Ljubljana, Slovenia

— 2 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ljubljana Central Market as well as Ljubljana Free Tour. On the 29th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Predjama Castle and then trek along Vintgar Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Ljubljana Central Market, gain a rich perspective with Ljubljana Free Tour, and then take in the views from Triple Bridge.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Ljubljana itinerary planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Ljubljana is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Ljubljana is minus 7 hours. When traveling from Singapore in August, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Ljubljana: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Piran.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Tours · Trails · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Piran, Slovenia

— 1 night
Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Maurus, enjoy the sand and surf at Strunjan Nature Reserve, examine the collection at Sergej Mašera Maritime Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Marija Snežne Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George's Church, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Nika's Tiny House.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Piran driving holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Piran takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Ljubljana in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Piran, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Ravenna.

Things to do in Piran

Museums · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Ravenna, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Mosaics

Famous for its wealth of original mosaics, Ravenna is a hub of artistic and cultural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): explore the ancient world of Antico Porto di Classe, steep yourself in history at Battistero Neoniano (Battistero degli Ortodossi), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Giovanni Evangelista, then don't miss a visit to Mausoleo di Galla Placidia, and finally steep yourself in history at Basilica San Vitale. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Lilith Studio Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Agata Maggiore, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero degli Ariani, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa dello Spirito Santo, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Bagno Arcobaleno.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ravenna online route planner.

You can drive from Piran to Ravenna in 4.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Ravenna can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Parma.

Things to do in Ravenna

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Parma, Italy

— 3 nights

Capital of Italian Food Valley

Parma is famous for its prosciutto, cheese, and architecture.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palazzo Te and Castello di Torrechiara. Cathedral of Cremona and Rocca Sanvitale di Fontanellato are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Mantua (Rotonda di San Lorenzo, Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova, &more), Borgo Castell'Arquato (in Castell'Arquato) and Castello di Gropparello (in Gropparello). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Castello di Vigoleno, see the interesting displays at Museo del Violino, stop by Al Borgo Incantato di Vigoleno - l'Enoteca Piacentina, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di Parma.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Parma trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Ravenna to Parma takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Parma can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Modena.

Things to do in Parma

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Modena, Italy

— 2 nights

Capital of Engines

Deemed the Capital of Engines, Modena is the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari and the headquarters of Italian sports cars.
On the 6th (Fri), examine the collection at MEF-Museo Enzo Ferrari, examine the collection at Museo Ferrari, step into the grandiose world of Rocca di Vignola, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Acetaia Villa San Donnino, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Ghirlandina. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Modena, then look for gifts at Bottega Storica Pedrazzi, then browse the fresh offerings at Mercato Albinelli, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Grande.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Modena vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Parma to Modena in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Modena

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Venice, Italy

— 3 nights

City of Romance

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.
Do your shopping at T Fondaco Dei Tedeschi and Il Forcolaio Matto. Discover out-of-the-way places like San Giorgio Maggiore and Church of Santa Maria e San Donato. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Piazza dei Signori (in Vicenza) and Padua (Scrovegni Chapel, Piazza dei Signori, &more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, visit Cannaregio, and take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Venice itinerary planner.

You can drive from Modena to Venice in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Trieste.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Trieste, Italy

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

Trieste is a charming old town with a quiet atmosphere often compared to eastern European cities.
The Synagogue of Trieste and Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Beach Barcola and Bagni comunali Lanterna. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Marina di Miramare, stop by Rowell Design Lifestyle, get to know the fascinating history of Palazzo Pitteri, and ponder the world of politics at Palazzo del Municipio.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Trieste travel route tool.

You can drive from Venice to Trieste in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Trieste

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Slovenia travel guide

4.2
Castles · Bodies of Water · Caves
Sunny Side of the Alps
From snowcapped Alpine peaks to sandy Adriatic beaches, a trip to Slovenia is like taking several vacations at once. Whatever the season, the country offers enticing natural attractions, all close at hand, including thick forests, scenic valleys, cave systems, waterfalls, lakes, and the Adriatic coast. For those seeking an active holiday, you'll fine an abundance of ski slopes, trails to hike, roads to bike, and rocks to climb. Pay a visit to some of Slovenia's spa resorts and take advantage of the fresh mountain air and thermal waters. Various castles, churches, and historical towns--many of which are fully preserved--tell stories of the country's past. In Slovenia's major cities, admire the architecture, explore the local arts, visit museums, and chat with the locals over a cup of coffee. Slovenian cuisine offers a blend of Alpine and Mediterranean tastes and is definitely worth trying, along with the country's wines.

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.