18 days in Italy, Zavalatica & Dubrovnik Itinerary

18 days in Italy, Zavalatica & Dubrovnik Itinerary

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Venice, Italy
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Amalfi, Italy
— 3 nights
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Zavalatica, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Venice, Italy

Venice ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Campo del Ghetto, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, don't miss a visit to Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally examine the collection at Doge's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, admire the striking features of St Mark's Campanile, then admire the landmark architecture of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, and finally snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Venice trip planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Venice is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Johannesburg in July: highs in Venice hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

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

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno and then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Verrazzano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence road trip app.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Castello di Verrazzano ©
Castello di Verrazzano
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Colosseum and Wine Tours & Tastings are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as St. Clement Basilica and Church of St. Louis of the French. Step out of Rome with an excursion to Point Break in Fregene--about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, admire the striking features of Pantheon, and explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

To find out how to plan a trip to Rome, use our trip itinerary maker.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Rome are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Amalfi.

Things to do in Rome

Tours · Historic Sites · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Wine Tours & Tastings

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Amalfi, Italy

Amalfi ©

Painted Town

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Villa Cimbrone Gardens and Duomo di Sant'Andrea. Escape the urban bustle at Fornillo and Spiaggia Grande. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amalfi: Positano (Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano & Il Sentiero Degli Dei). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido Capo di Conca.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Amalfi tour builder site.

Getting from Rome to Amalfi by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. When traveling from Rome in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Amalfi, with highs around 34°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Zavalatica.

Things to do in Amalfi

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei

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Zavalatica, Croatia

Zavalatica ©
Get a sense of the local culture at Matusko Winery and Villa Korta Katarina & Winery, Relais & Chateaux Member. Explore hidden gems such as Vaja Bay and Trstenica Beach. Take a break from Zavalatica with a short trip to Danielis Yachting in Viganj, about 11 hours away.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Zavalatica itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Amalfi to Zavalatica takes 15 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. August in Zavalatica sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Zavalatica

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Transportation

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Danielis Yachting ©
Danielis Yachting
Trstenica Beach ©
Trstenica Beach
Matusko Winery ©
Matusko Winery

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©

Pearl of the Adriatic

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 a sense of the local culture at Dubrovnik City Walls and Stradun. Take a break from the city and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Lokrum Island. Step out of Dubrovnik with an excursion to Cavtat Old Town in Cavtat--about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: visit Old Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St Nicholas, contemplate the long history of Vlaho Bukovac House, and take in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Dubrovnik travel planning app.

You can drive from Zavalatica to Dubrovnik in 3.5 hours. August in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Cavtat Old Town ©
Cavtat Old Town
Old Town ©
Old Town

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