20 days in City of Venice & Croatia Itinerary

20 days in City of Venice & Croatia Itinerary

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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
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Rovinj, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Zadar, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy

— 4 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lido and San Giorgio Maggiore. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, don't miss a visit to Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Venice planner.

London, UK to Venice is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Venice, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from London in July, with highs in Venice at 36°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rovinj.

Things to do in Venice

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Rovinj, Croatia

— 3 nights

Istrian Venice

Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Porec Old Town and Jama - Grotta Baredine. Change things up with these side-trips from Rovinj: Euphrasius Basilica (in Porec) and Glavani Park (in Barban). There's much more to do: make a trip to Port of Rovinj, take in the exciting artwork at Atelier Sottomuro, indulge in some personalized pampering at Tena Rovinj, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Euphemia.

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Traveling by car from Venice to Rovinj takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and shuttle; or ride a ferry. In August in Rovinj, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites · Tours · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trips

Zagreb, Croatia

— 3 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Discover out-of-the-way places like St. Mark's Church and Mirogoj Cemetery. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Assumption, have some family-friendly fun at Karting Arena Zagreb, explore the world behind art at Croatian Museum of Naive Art, and take in panoramic vistas at Zagreb 360.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Zagreb trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Rovinj to Zagreb takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rovinj in August: high temperatures in Zagreb hover around 32°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Zadar.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Zadar, Croatia

— 2 nights
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with Bougainville Diving and then head off the coast to Island of Iz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): make a trip to The Forum, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Zadar, then admire the landmark architecture of City Sentinel, and finally see Kitesurf School Croatia.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Zadar day trip planning site.

You can drive from Zagreb to Zadar in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Zagreb in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Zadar: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Split.

Things to do in Zadar

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Split, Croatia

— 3 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic. Keep things going the next day: shop like a local with Riva Harbor, then get to know the fascinating history of Diocletian's Palace, and then explore the world behind art at Jaman Art.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Split online itinerary builder.

You can drive from Zadar to Split in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Zadar in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Split. You will leave for Dubrovnik on the 14th (Sun).

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 3 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lopud Island and Elafiti Islands. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Dubrovnik City Walls, take in the waterfront activity at City Harbor, head off the coast to Lokrum Island, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Modern Art Dubrovnik (MOMAD).

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Dubrovnik tour itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Split to Dubrovnik takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

City of Venice travel guide

4.4
Bodies of Water · Historic Walking Areas · Architectural Buildings
Venice is a city in northeastern Italy and the capital of the Veneto region. It is situated across a group of 118 small islands that are separated by canals and linked by bridges, of which there are 400. The islands are located in the shallow Venetian Lagoon, an enclosed bay that lies between the mouths of the Po and the Piave Rivers. Parts of Venice are renowned for the beauty of their settings, their architecture, and artwork. The lagoon and a part of the city are listed as a World Heritage Site.In 2014, 264,579 people resided in Comune di Venezia, of whom around 55,000 live in the historic city of Venice (Centro storico). Together with Padua and Treviso, the city is included in the Padua-Treviso-Venice Metropolitan Area (PATREVE), with a total population of 2.6 million. PATREVE is a statistical metropolitan area without any degree of autonomy.The name is derived from the ancient Veneti people who inhabited the region by the 10th century BC. The city was historically the capital of the Republic of Venice. Venice has been known as the "La Dominante," "Serenissima," "Queen of the Adriatic," "City of Water," "City of Masks," "City of Bridges," "The Floating City," and "City of Canals."

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Croatia travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.