24 days in Italy & Croatia Itinerary

24 days in Italy & Croatia Itinerary

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24 days in Italy & Croatia Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City, Kuwait
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
train:  3​h
2
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
4
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Bari, Italy
— 2 nights
ferry:  7​h 30​min
6
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
ferry:  4​h
7
Hvar, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Split, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
10
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
11
Milan, Italy
— Few hours
Fly:  10​h
End: Kuwait City, Kuwait


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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo, and then admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca di Brera.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan road trip planner .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Milan is an approximately 10-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Kuwait City to Milan. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Kuwait City in July; daily highs in Milan reach 34°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Milan

Nightlife Historic Sites Outdoors

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nights
Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza and Cinque Terre Trails. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Borgo Storico di Corniglia and Borgo Storico di Manarola. There's much more to do: get into the urban bustle at Vernazza, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Lorenzo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco, and step into the grandiose world of Castello Doria.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cinque Terre trip site .

You can take a train from Milan to Cinque Terre in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Cinque Terre can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Vernazza ©
Vernazza
Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): stop by Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella, then get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, then see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, and finally admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Florence online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Cinque Terre to Florence in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. July in Florence sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow time for the train ride to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini and Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura. Shop till you drop at Soqquadro APS and L'Artigianato. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Campidoglio, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa del Gesu, and contemplate the long history of Colosseum.

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Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 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 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bari.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Piazza Navona ©
Piazza Navona
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

2
nights
Bari, Italy

Bari ©
Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): stop by Erboristeria Erbavoglio, examine the collection at Museo Diocesano - Sezione Bari, then examine the collection at Museo Nicolaiano, and finally make a trip to Muraglia di Bari Vecchia. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Arco Angioino, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica San Nicola, and then kick back and relax at Lido San Francesco alla Rena.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bari itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Rome to Bari in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites Beaches Museums
Highlights from your plan
Basilica San Nicola ©
Basilica San Nicola
Museo Nicolaiano ©
Museo Nicolaiano

2
nights
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.
War Photo Limited and Walls of Dubrovnik are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Vlaho Bukovac House and Dominican Monastery. Go for a jaunt from Dubrovnik to Cavtat to see Church of St Nicholas about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Island of Lokrum, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, take some stellar pictures from Minceta Fortress, and take an in-depth tour of Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Bari to Dubrovnik takes 7.5 hours. August in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Cavtat
Highlights from your plan
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
War Photo Limited ©
War Photo Limited
Vlaho Bukovac House ©
Vlaho Bukovac House

2
nights
Hvar, Croatia

Hvar ©
The Croatian island of Hvar serves as a picturesque location for a Mediterranean holiday, with a range of offerings from quiet coves to a lively medieval town.
On the 11th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Dubovica, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Cathedral, and then get great views at Spanjola. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Monastery, wander the streets of Milna, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St John, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Church of St Stephen, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fortress Church of St. Mary of Mercy.

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You can ride a ferry from Dubrovnik to Hvar in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Stari Grad, Fortress Church of St. Mary of Mercy
Highlights from your plan
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery
Dubovica ©
Dubovica

1
night
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 13th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Diocletian's Palace, get engrossed in the history at Etnografski muzej Split, and then hunt for treasures at Split Market.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Split road trip site .

Drive from Hvar to Split in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Split can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Etnografski muzej Split ©
Etnografski muzej Split
Split Market ©
Split Market

1
night
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Plitvice Lakes National Park trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Split to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. You'll set off for Venice on the 14th (Wed).

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Tours

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.
On the 14th (Wed), admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo). On the next day, hunt for treasures at Mercati di Rialto, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Scuola Grande di San Rocco, and finally take a stroll through Cannaregio.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Venice online holiday planner .

Drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Venice in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August in Venice, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. On the 16th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Scuola Grande di San Rocco ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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hours
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Villa Necchi Campiglio.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Milan trip planning website .

You can take a train from Venice to Milan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Villa Necchi Campiglio ©
Villa Necchi Campiglio

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