28 days in Croatia & Italy Itinerary

28 days in Croatia & Italy Itinerary

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28 days in Croatia & Italy Itinerary

Start: Naples, Italy
1
Naples, Italy
— 11 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Maiori, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Positano, Italy
— 3 nights
+4
Ferry + Foot + Train + Bus + Fly:  6 h 45 min
4
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive + Ferry:  5 h
6
Bol, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
7
Hvar, Croatia
— 2 nights
Ferry:  3 h 45 min
8
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
End: Naples, Italy

11
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Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Get out of town with these interesting Naples side-trips: Pompeii (Villa dei Misteri & Odeon - Teatro Piccolo), Capri (I Faraglioni, Giardini di Augusto, &more) and Reggia di Caserta (in Caserta). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Museo Cappella Sansevero, see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, delve into the distant past at Parco Archeologico Pausilypon, and get engrossed in the history at Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Naples sightseeing planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Naples International Airport. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Maiori.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Pompeii, Salerno, Capri, Castello Aragonese d'Ischia, Reggia di Caserta
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Miglio Sacro ©
Miglio Sacro
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero

2
nights
Maiori, Italy

Maiori ©
Maiori is a town and comune on the Amalfi coast in the province of Salerno . On the 18th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Francesco, admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello di San Nicola de Thoro-Plano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and then hike along Sentiero dei Limoni.

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Traveling by car from Naples to Maiori takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Naples in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Maiori, with lows of 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Positano.

Things to do in Maiori

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Ravello, Amalfi
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Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Speed Boats Tours
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo

3
nights
Positano, Italy

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei, then stroll through Fornillo, and then look for gifts at Nana' Positano. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Torre di Grado, stroll through Marina di Praia Beach, then Head underground at Cave of Smeraldo, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, and finally indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Positano online tour planner .

Drive from Maiori to Positano in 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Maiori in July since evenings lows in Positano dip to 72°F. On the 22nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Split.

Things to do in Positano

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Praiano
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei
Wine Tours & Tastings

2
nights
Split, Croatia

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): stop by Filigran Split, steep yourself in history at Old Split, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Of St. Roch, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Split trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of ferry, train, and flight from Positano to Split in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and train. In July, daily temperatures in Split can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Split

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Church Of St. Roch
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park and then admire the sheer force of Veliki Slap. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Baraceve Spilje, then look for all kinds of wild species at Rastoke, then explore the activities along Veliko Lake, and finally explore the activities along The Lower Lakes.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Plitvice Lakes National Park trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Split to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bol.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Rastoke
Highlights from your plan
Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
The Lower Lakes ©
The Lower Lakes
Veliki Slap
Veliki Slap

2
nights
Bol, Croatia

Bol ©
An hour boat ride from Split on the island of Brac, Bol boasts a charming old town, pebble beach, and great windsurfing conditions. Historical charm abounds here in the form of stone houses, narrow pedestrian streets, and historical attractions marked with panels.
On the 27th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Parish church complex, then steep yourself in history at Dolina Blaca, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vidova Gora. On the next day, take in the waterfront at Supetar Bay, stroll the grounds of Supetar cemetery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn).

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bol visit planning website .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Bol in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hvar.

Things to do in Bol

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Supetar
Highlights from your plan
Vidova Gora ©
Vidova Gora
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)
Supetar Bay ©
Supetar Bay

2
nights
Hvar, Croatia

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, get great views at Spanjola, and then do a tasting at Tomic Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): find your balance on the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hvar travel planning app .

You can drive from Bol to Hvar in 4.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Hvar can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Hvar

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Tomic Winery
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Kayaking & Canoeing

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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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and then head off the coast to Lokrum Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Pile Gate and then take a stroll through Old Town.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik visit planner.

You can ride a ferry from Hvar to Dubrovnik in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Cavtat Old Town
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island
Speed Boats Tours

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