26 days in Italy, Dubrovnik & Split Itinerary

26 days in Italy, Dubrovnik & Split Itinerary

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26 days in Italy, Dubrovnik & Split Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  26​h
1
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
Cruise:  117​h 30​min
2
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
4
San Gimignano, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  6​h
5
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  5​h 30​min
6
Sirmione, Italy
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
7
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

4
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.
You've added Cavtat Seaside Promenade, Malvasija Wine Bar, Stradun, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Dubrovnik City Walls and Rector's Palace. Go for a jaunt from Dubrovnik to Cavtat to see Cavtat Old Town about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Old Town and browse the exhibits of Art by Stjepko.

Make your Dubrovnik itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Melbourne, Australia to Dubrovnik is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. Traveling from Melbourne to Dubrovnik, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in September: high temperatures in Dubrovnik hover around 29°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cavtat, Montenegro M Tours
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Rector's Palace ©
Rector's Palace

2
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Plitvice Lakes National Park, Putalj Winery and Game of Thrones Tour. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Split trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Split in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In September in Split, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Split

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Plitvice Lakes National Park
Highlights from your plan
Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Putalj Winery ©
Putalj Winery
Galerija Mestrovic ©
Galerija Mestrovic

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Roof Cocktail Bar, Spanish Steps, Campo de' Fiori, and other attractions you added. Colosseum and Piazza Navona are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, admire the striking features of Pantheon, and steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rome day trip planning website .

You can fly from Split to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. September in Rome sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. On the 25th (Fri), you're off toSan Gimignano.

Things to do in Rome

Tours Historic Sites Nightlife

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

3
nights
San Gimignano, Italy

San Gimignano ©
A historical gem in the heart of Tuscany, San Gimignano is known as the Town of Fine Towers for its jutting skyline of high city walls.
You've now added Walkabout Florence Tours to your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Guardastelle Vineyard and Historic Centre of San Gimignano. Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Fattoria Il Piano and make a trip to San Gimignano Bell Tower.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Gimignano trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Rome to San Gimignano in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in San Gimignano, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Tours Classes Wineries

Side Trip

Walkabout Florence Tours
Highlights from your plan
Guardastelle Vineyard ©
Guardastelle Vineyard
Fattoria Il Piano ©
Fattoria Il Piano

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre road trip planning website .

You can drive from San Gimignano to Cinque Terre in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 30th (Wed), you're off toSirmione.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
Highlights from your plan
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre ©
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa

1
night
Sirmione, Italy

Sirmione ©
Sirmione is a comune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy (northern Italy). Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Spa Termale Aquaria. On the 30th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Castello Scaligero and then see where the ancients bathed at Spa Termale Aquaria.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sirmione tour itinerary maker .

You can drive from Cinque Terre to Sirmione in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Sirmione sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Sirmione

Baths Spas Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Spa Termale Aquaria ©
Spa Termale Aquaria
Castello Scaligero ©
Castello Scaligero

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.
Murano, Burano & Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Doge's Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, then catch all the local highlights with Murano, Burano & Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Venice trip maker .

Traveling by car from Sirmione to Venice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. You'll set off for home on the 3rd (Sat).

Things to do in Venice

Tours Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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