24 days in Italy & Croatia Itinerary

24 days in Italy & Croatia Itinerary

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24 days in Italy & Croatia Itinerary

Start: Maroggia, Switzerland
Drive:  3​h
1
Bologna, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Genga, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Terni, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
5
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Bari, Italy
— 1 day
ferry:  7​h 30​min
8
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Split, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Krka National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Zadar, Croatia
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 15​min
12
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
13
Trieste, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
14
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
15
Verona, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Maroggia, Switzerland


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Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
You've added Museo di Zoologia, Walking in Etruria, Maneggio Guelfi Neri - Passeggiate a cavallo nel chianti, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 17th (Sat), ride a horse along Maneggio Guelfi Neri - Passeggiate a cavallo nel chianti, take a spin around town with BIKEinBO, head outdoors with La Pietra Guide Alpine, then head outdoors with UP Urban Climbing, then get behind the scenes at Emilia Delizia Food Tours, and finally take a memorable tour with Delicious Bologna - Bologna Food Tours.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bologna online driving holiday planner .

Maroggia, Switzerland to Bologna is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. When traveling from Maroggia in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Bologna: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Bologna

Tours Outdoors Classes

Side Trips

Walking in Etruria, Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, La Pietra Guide Alpine, Maneggio Guelfi Neri - Passeggiate a cavallo nel chianti, Arianna & Friends
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Walking in Etruria ©
Walking in Etruria
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You've added The History of Florence in 60 Minutes, Bike Florence & Tuscany Day Tours, Chefactory The Taste Workshop, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 20th (Tue), add some entertainment to your itinerary with The History of Florence in 60 Minutes, deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through The Truffle Hunter, take a spin around town with Bike Florence & Tuscany Day Tours, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally pick up some new kitchen skills with Chefactory The Taste Workshop.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Florence day trip planning website .

Take a train from Bologna to Florence in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Florence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Ancona.

Things to do in Florence

Tours Outdoors Classes
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Bike Florence & Tuscany Day Tours ©
Bike Florence & Tuscany Day Tours
Wine Tours & Tastings
Chefactory Cooking Academy ©
Chefactory Cooking Academy

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Genga, Italy

Genga ©
Genga is a town and comune of province of Ancona in the Italian region of the Marche, on the Sentino river about 7km downstream and east of Sassoferrato and 12km north of Fabriano.The town is best known as the ancestral home of the noble family of the della Genga, the most famous member of which was Pope Leo XII.Main sightsthe Romanesque abbey at S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Grotte di Frasassi. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): make a trip to Walls, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Piticchio, then pause for some photo ops at Tempio del Valadier, then explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte di Frasassi, and finally don't miss a visit to Abbazia di San Vittore delle Chiuse. On the next day, get a new perspective on nature at Museo Speleo Paleontologico e Archeologico, examine the collection at La Devota Bellezza, then step into the grandiose world of Castello di Frontone, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monastero di Fonte Avellana, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario Diocesano di Santa Maria Goretti.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Genga online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Florence to Genga takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Genga can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Terni.

Things to do in Genga

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Corinaldo, Monastero di Fonte Avellana, La Devota Bellezza, Castello di Frontone, Castello di Piticchio
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Castello di Frontone ©
Castello di Frontone
Grotte di Frasassi ©
Grotte di Frasassi
Tempio del Valadier ©
Tempio del Valadier

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Terni, Italy

Terni ©
Terni is a city in the southern portion of the Region of Umbria in central Italy. Cascata delle Marmore has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): make a trip to Chiesa di San Salvatore, get outside with Lago di Piediluco, then admire the sheer force of Cascata delle Marmore, and finally hike along Umbria Outdoor. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa San Francesco d’Assisi, don't miss a visit to Centro storico, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica san Valentino, then take in nature's colorful creations at La Passeggiata, then explore the ancient world of Carsulae - Parco Archeologico, and finally ride a horse along Maneggio Jolly Horse.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Terni trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Genga to Terni in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Genga in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 26°C in Terni. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Terni

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Lago di Piediluco ©
Lago di Piediluco
Cascata delle Marmore ©
Cascata delle Marmore
Umbria Outdoor ©
Umbria Outdoor

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Colosseum, stroll the grounds of Catacombe di San Callisto, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and finally contemplate the long history of Torre San Giovani. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally kick back and relax at Stabilimento Balneare le Palme.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rome vacation tool .

Traveling by train from Terni to Rome takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Scuba & Snorkeling
Catacombe di San Callisto ©
Catacombe di San Callisto

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nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, then explore the galleries of Museo Cappella Sansevero, then steep yourself in history at Underground Naples, and finally delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli, see the vivid underwater world at Posillipo, look for all kinds of wild species at Parco Sommerso di Gaiola Area Marina Protetta, then kick back and relax at Riva Fiorita, and finally stroll through Santa Lucia.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Naples road trip tool .

You can take a train from Rome to Naples in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August in Naples, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bari.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Pompeii Archaeological Park
Highlights from your plan
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Posillipo ©
Posillipo
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ©

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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 28th (Wed): glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Nicola, then stroll through Lungomare Imperatore Augusto, and finally make a trip to Citta Vecchia - Bari.

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Traveling by car from Naples to Bari takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Basilica San Nicola ©
Basilica San Nicola
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Citta Vecchia - Bari ©
Citta Vecchia - Bari

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nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Walls of Dubrovnik, Old Town and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Walls of Dubrovnik, wander the streets of Old Town, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and finally step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik trip itinerary maker website .

You can take a bus from Split to Dubrovnik in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Krka National Park.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Outdoors Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kayaking & Canoeing
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum

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Split, Croatia

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Stand Up Paddle tours in Split, Scuba & Snorkeling, Zipline, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): join in the after-dark buzz at Stand Up Paddle tours in Split, race across the water with a speed boat tour, get interesting insight from Tours, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then identify plant and animal life at Ilirio's Hvar Tours, and finally let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Split day trip app .

Traveling by flight from Ancona to Split takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Ilirio's Hvar Tours
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Stand Up Paddle tours in Split ©
Stand Up Paddle tours in Split
Scuba & Snorkeling

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Krka National Park, Croatia

Krka National Park ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Zip Line Cikola Canyon. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): kick your exploration up a notch at Zip Line Cikola Canyon and then contemplate the waterfront views at Die Quelle der Cetina.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Krka National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Krka National Park in 4 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Krka National Park can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Zadar.

Things to do in Krka National Park

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Source of the River Cetina, Sradinski Buk, Zip Line Cikola Canyon
Highlights from your plan
Source of the River Cetina ©
Source of the River Cetina

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Zadar, Croatia

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chewbacca Pub Crawl, Manita pec cave, Fun Park Biograd, and other attractions you added.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Zadar trip planner .

Traveling by car from Krka National Park to Zadar takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Krka National Park in August, expect little chillier with lows of 19°C in Zadar. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zadar

Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolce Vita caffe ©
Dolce Vita caffe

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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
You've added Adrenalin Park Plitvice, Gavanovac Lake, Aktivni Odmor, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Gavanovac Lake, take in the dramatic scenery at Mali Buk, have some family-friendly fun at Aktivni Odmor, then trot along with Ranch Terra, then explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park, and finally get interesting insight from Adrenalin Park Plitvice.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Plitvice Lakes National Park online trip builder .

Take a bus from Zadar to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Zagreb.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Aktivni Odmor, Adrenalin Park Plitvice
Highlights from your plan
Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Gavanovac Lake ©
Gavanovac Lake
Mali Buk ©
Mali Buk

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Trieste, Italy

Trieste ©
Trieste is a charming old town with a quiet atmosphere often compared to eastern European cities.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Antica Bottega del Gusto as well as Casa delle Farfalle. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Casa delle Farfalle, then appreciate the views at Val Rosandra Reserve, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bibione Spiaggia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): explore the activities along Riserva Naturale Marina di Miramare.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Trieste itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Verona to Trieste takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Trieste

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Bibione Spiaggia
Highlights from your plan
Antica Bottega del Gusto ©
Antica Bottega del Gusto
Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia ©
Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia
Le Ragazze di Trieste ©
Le Ragazze di Trieste

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Kayaking & Canoeing, Piscine comunali San Pietro in Gu, Casino di Venezia, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, put a fun spin on your tour with MacacoAdventures, gain a rich perspective with Venice Free Walking Tour, enjoy some diversion at Piscine comunali San Pietro in Gu, then pick up some new kitchen skills with Cooking Classes in Venice area with Mama Isa, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Venice road trip site .

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ljubljana in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Venice, with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Classes Fun & Games Tours

Side Trip

Piscine comunali San Pietro in Gu
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Kayaking & Canoeing
Mama Isa's Cooking School ©
Mama Isa's Cooking School

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Verona, Italy

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
You've added Museo dell'Olio d'Oliva, Road of 52 Tunnels, Free Walking Tour Verona, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): examine the collection at Museo dell'Olio d'Oliva, deepen your understanding of the past and present with Free Walking Tour Verona, learn the secrets of production at Bike Food Stories, then hike along Road of 52 Tunnels, then get in on the family fun at Gardaland Park, and finally wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Spiaggia Castelletto di Brenzone and then take in the dramatic scenery at Parco Naturalistico delle Cascate-Family.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Verona holiday tool .

Drive from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In September, daily temperatures in Verona can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Trieste.

Things to do in Verona

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Museo Dell'olio D'oliva, Gardaland Park, Spiaggia Castelletto di Brenzone, Bike Food Stories, Road of 52 Tunnels
Highlights from your plan
Gardaland Park ©
Gardaland Park
Bike Food Stories ©
Bike Food Stories

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