20 days in Italy & Croatia Itinerary

20 days in Italy & Croatia Itinerary

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20 days in Italy & Croatia Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Rovinj, Croatia
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Zadar, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Bus + Ferry:  5​h 30​min
6
Capri, Italy
— 1 day
+2
Ferry + Shuttle + Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Alghero, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Assisi, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Toronto, Canada


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1
night
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.
On the 16th (Mon), snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, contemplate the long history of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Sant’Antonio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, and finally make a trip to St. Mark's Square.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Venice online journey planner .

Toronto, Canada to Venice is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. In September, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Rovinj.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Padua
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di Sant’Antonio ©
Basilica di Sant’Antonio
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

1
night
Rovinj, Croatia

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Port of Rovinj, kick back and relax at Mulini Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Euphemia, then take in the exciting artwork at Atelier Sottomuro, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Main Street, and finally wander the streets of STARI GRAD.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Rovinj travel route planner .

You can drive from Venice to Rovinj in 3 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or take a shuttle. In September, daytime highs in Rovinj are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Zadar.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Port of Rovinj ©
Port of Rovinj
Old Town ©
Old Town
Church of St. Euphemia ©
Church of St. Euphemia

2
nights
Zadar, Croatia

Zadar
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Vransko Jezero Nature Park, then contemplate the long history of Church of St. Donat, then don't miss a visit to The Forum, and finally kick back and relax at Jadro Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Modric Cave (Modric Spilja), examine the collection at Permanent Exhibition of Religion Art, explore the ancient world of Zadar Land City Gates, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Illusions, and finally get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

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You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Rovinj to Zadar in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. September in Zadar sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Zadar

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Modric Cave (Modric Spilja), Jadro Beach, Vransko Jezero Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Permanent Exhibition of Religion Art
Permanent Exhibition of Religion Art
Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat
Zadar Land City Gates ©
Zadar Land City Gates

2
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 21st (Sat), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then stop by Nadalina cokolada, and then delve into the distant past at Diocletian's Palace. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Marjan Park, tour the water at your own pace with Ilirio's Hvar Tours, then steep yourself in history at Old Split, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Split attractions planning app .

Traveling by car from Zadar to Split takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Zadar in September since evenings lows in Split dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Ilirio's Hvar Tours
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Old Split ©
Old Split
Marjan Park ©
Marjan Park

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): wander the streets of Old Town, then enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, then explore the ancient world of Walls of Dubrovnik, and finally steep yourself in history at Rector's Palace. On your second day here, step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum, enjoy the sand and surf at Sveti Jakov Beach, then examine the collection at War Photo Limited, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola, and finally contemplate the long history of Dominican Monastery.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Dubrovnik trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Split to Dubrovnik takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Capri.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
War Photo Limited ©
War Photo Limited
Old Town ©
Old Town

1
day
Capri, Italy

Capri ©
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria a Cetrella, choose your vessel at Capri Blue Boats, then tour the water at your own pace with Capri Rent Boats, and finally take an in-depth tour of Villa San Michele.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Capri vacation tool .

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Dubrovnik to Capri in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, daytime highs in Capri are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Alghero.

Things to do in Capri

Tours Transportation Outdoors

Side Trips

Anacapri, Capri Blue Boats
Highlights from your plan
Villa San Michele ©
Villa San Michele
Santa Maria a Cetrella ©
Santa Maria a Cetrella
Capri Blue Boats ©
Capri Blue Boats

2
nights
Alghero, Italy

Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
On the 26th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Francesco, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Santa Maria, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Balai, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Gavino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Nicola, kick back and relax at spiaggia di Porto Ferro, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Alghero trip planning website .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Capri to Alghero in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Capri in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 18°C in Alghero. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Alghero

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Porto Torres, Sassari
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Basilica San Gavino ©
Basilica San Gavino
Chiesa di San Francesco ©
Chiesa di San Francesco

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Monte Catillo, explore the activities along Lagustelli di Percile, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Clement Basilica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vatican City, then steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rome day trip planner .

You can fly from Alghero to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. In September in Rome, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

St. Peter's Basilica, Lagustelli di Percile, Riserva Naturale Monte Catillo
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

2
nights
Assisi, Italy

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica inferiore di San Francesco d'Assisi, examine the collection at Palazzo dei Consoli and Museo Civico, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Saint Ubaldo, then delve into the distant past at Roman Forum and Archaeological Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di San Rufino, explore the ancient world of Museo Diocesano e Cripta di San Rufino, examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, then steep yourself in history at Piazza del Duomo, then identify plant and animal life at Bosco di San Francesco, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cripta di San Francesco.

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Traveling by car from Rome to Assisi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Assisi can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Gubbio, Piazza del Duomo
Highlights from your plan
Cattedrale di San Rufino ©
Cattedrale di San Rufino
Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 2nd (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, and finally experience rural life at Castello di Verrazzano. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Florence road trip tool .

Drive from Assisi to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. October in Florence sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Castello di Verrazzano
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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