24 days in Italy, Croatia & Ljubljana Itinerary

24 days in Italy, Croatia & Ljubljana Itinerary

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 1 night
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
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Amalfi, Italy
— 3 nights
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Bari, Italy
— 1 night
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Cavtat, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Zagreb, Croatia
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Ljubljana, Slovenia

— 1 night
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Cankarjevo Nabrežje, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Nicholas, then contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River, and finally get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Contemporary History.

To see ratings and more tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana road trip planning website.

Budapest, Hungary to Ljubljana is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Venice, Italy

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then stop by Cannaregio, and finally visit Campo del Ghetto.

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

You can drive from Ljubljana to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ljubljana in July: high temperatures in Venice hover around 36°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Florence, Italy

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 19th (Mon), get a sense of history and politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, and finally admire the masterpieces at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Florence visit planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Florence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites

Rome, Italy

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll explore and learn at Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini and Palazzo Colonna - Galleria Colonna. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Colosseum and Palatine Hill. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Venezia, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Borghese, and make a trip to Piazza Navona.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Rome trip maker app.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Naples, Italy

— 2 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Pompeii Archaeological Park and Museo delle Arti Sanitarie will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Catacombe di San Gaudioso and Sant'Anna dei Lombardi (Monteoliveto). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of The Neapolis Buried, explore the ancient world of Teatro Grande, engage your brain at MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti, and explore the world behind art at Chiesa dei Santi Filippo e Giacomo - Complesso Museale dell'Arte della Seta.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Naples tour itinerary planner.

Take a train from Rome to Naples in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. July in Naples sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Amalfi.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Amalfi, Italy

— 3 nights

Painted Town

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Duomo di Sant'Andrea and Spiaggia di Atrani. Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela and Museo della Carta will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, get a tailor-made plan with Amalfi Coast Drive, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Amalfi trip maker.

Drive from Naples to Amalfi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Naples in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 29°C in Amalfi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bari.

Things to do in Amalfi

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Bari, Italy

— 1 night

Gateway to Apulia

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 31st (Sat): kick back and relax at Lungomare Imperatore Augusto and then make a trip to Muraglia di Bari Vecchia.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bari trip planner.

You can drive from Amalfi to Bari in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Bari when traveling from Amalfi in July, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Cavtat.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Cavtat, Croatia

— 2 nights
Easy to reach from Dubrovnik, the tiny coastal town of Cavtat is known for its Mediterranean vegetation, unspoiled waters, and diverse architecture.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cavtat Old Town and Cavtat Cemetery. When in Cavtat, make a side trip to see Pasjaca Beach in Popovici, approximately Popovici away. There's still lots to do: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, look for gifts at AR Atelier, take in the pleasant sights at Ronald Brown Pathway, and see the interesting displays at Konavle County Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cavtat trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Bari to Cavtat in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Cavtat

Museums · Spas · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Prijeko street, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Annunciation, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Synagogue, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Treasury. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Minceta Fortress and then contemplate the long history of Dubrovnik City Walls.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik day trip planning tool.

Dubrovnik is very close to Cavtat. In August, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to fly to Zagreb.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites

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.
Museum of Broken Relationships and Museum of Arts and Crafts will appeal to museum buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Upper Town (Gornji Grad) and Cathedral of the Assumption. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church, view the masterpieces at Image of War - War Photography Museum, admire the masterpieces at Atelier Mestrovic, and see the interesting displays at Tehnicki Muzej.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Zagreb travel route site.

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Zagreb takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Zagreb when traveling from Dubrovnik in August, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Croatia travel guide

4.4
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.