22 days in Italy, Croatia & United Kingdom Itinerary

22 days in Italy, Croatia & United Kingdom Itinerary

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22 days in Italy, Croatia & United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Chicago, United States
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Zagreb, Croatia
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
3
Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Chicago, United States

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.
Venice is known for historic sites, museums, nature, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Canal Grande, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, make a trip to Piazza San Marco, and enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile.

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Chicago, USA to Venice is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Chicago to Venice. May in Venice sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Venice

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

1
night
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): get outside with Outdoor Activities, then put a fun spin on your tour with Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb, and then explore the activities along Veliko Lake.

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You can drive from Venice to Zagreb in 4 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or fly. Expect little chillier evenings in Zagreb when traveling from Venice in June, with lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Split.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Veliko Lake
Highlights from your plan
Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb ©
Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Split, Croatia

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Change things up with these side-trips from Split: Spilja Vranjaca (in Kotlenice), Dubovica (in Hvar) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Omis). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Palazzo di Diocleziano, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and do a tasting at Putalj Winery.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Split travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Zagreb to Split takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Split when traveling from Zagreb in June, with lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Dubovica Beach, Spilja Vranjaca
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Spilja Vranjaca ©
Spilja Vranjaca
Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach

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 6th (Sat): head outdoors with Doyouwed. Me, appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls, and then head off the coast to Island of Lokrum.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik online day trip planner .

You can take a bus from Split to Dubrovnik in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in June, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls

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, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rome route builder site .

Getting from Dubrovnik to Rome by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. June in Rome sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step out of Florence with an excursion to Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa--about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In June in Florence, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto

1
night
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
On the 13th (Sat), admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, and then step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Milan day trip website .

You can take a train from Florence to Milan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

3
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, make a trip to Big Ben, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace.

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

You can fly from Milan to London in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Milan to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Milan in June; daily highs in London reach 68°F and lows reach 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, nature, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, examine the collection at National Museum of Scotland, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh day trip planner.

Getting from London to Edinburgh by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from London in June: highs in Edinburgh hover around 63°F, while lows dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
Great Away Days ©
Great Away Days

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