29 days in Croatia & Italy Itinerary

29 days in Croatia & Italy Itinerary

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29 days in Croatia & Italy Itinerary

Start: Calgary, Canada
Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  4 h
2
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  10 h 30 min
3
Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  9 h
4
Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h
5
Makarska, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
6
Stari Grad, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
7
Hvar, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
8
Vis, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 30 min
9
Korcula Town, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
10
Mljet Island, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
11
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
12
Naples, Italy
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 30 min
13
Positano, Italy
— 1 night
Ferry:  1 h 30 min
14
Vietri sul Mare, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
15
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Calgary, Canada


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3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Appreciate the collections at Stanze di Raffaello and Welcome to Rome. Next up on the itinerary: ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, appreciate the extensive heritage of Colle Aventino, take in the spiritual surroundings of Baldacchino di San Pietro, di Bernini, and make a trip to Piazza Navona.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rome travel route planner.

Calgary, Canada to Rome is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central European Time is 8 hours. In August, Rome is a bit warmer than Calgary - with highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Castello Doria and then take a stroll around Vernazza. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, make a trip to Oratorio della Confraternita dei Neri Mortis et Orationis, then make a trip to Borgo Antico, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Fegina, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco.

Plan my trip to Cinque Terre with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can take a train from Rome to Cinque Terre in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. September in Cinque Terre sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Cortina d'Ampezzo.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Vernazza ©
Vernazza
Borgo Storico di Corniglia ©
Borgo Storico di Corniglia

4
nights
Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy

Cortina d'Ampezzo ©
Cortina d'Ampezzo, commonly referred to as Cortina, is a town and comune in the heart of the southern (Dolomitic) Alps in the Veneto region of Northern Italy. Castel Welsperg and Chiesa di San Francesco in P.tta S.Francesco will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo all'Aperto delle 5 Torri and Sacrario Militare di Pocol. Get out of town with these interesting Cortina d'Ampezzo side-trips: Val Fiscalina (in Sesto), Passeggiata Per Le Famiglie - Circuito Lago di Braies (in Braies) and Piazza San Michele (in San Candido). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Sorapiss, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Cristallo, trek along Galleria di Mina, and hit the slopes at Rifugio Lagazuoi.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cortina d'Ampezzo planner .

You can drive from Cinque Terre to Cortina d'Ampezzo in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Cortina d'Ampezzo are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Split.

Things to do in Cortina d'Ampezzo

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Castel Welsperg, Piazza San Michele, Val Fiscalina, Passeggiata Per Le Famiglie - Circuito Lago di Braies, Monte Piana
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Lago di Sorapiss ©
Lago di Sorapiss
Castel Welsperg ©
Castel Welsperg
Rifugio Lagazuoi ©
Rifugio Lagazuoi

3
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Step out of the city life by going to Marjan Park and Bacvice Beach. Appreciate the collections at Froggyland and Etnografski muzej Split. Venture out of the city with trips to Primosten (Hilltop 15th Century Church of St. George in Old Town Primosten & Velika Raduca Beach) and Omis (Fortress Mirabella (Peovica), Omis Cetina Canyon, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, see the interesting displays at Live Museum Split, don't miss a visit to Church of St Kuzma and St Damjan, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Split visit app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cortina d'Ampezzo to Split. Traveling from Cortina d'Ampezzo in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 19°C in Split. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Makarska.

Things to do in Split

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Omis, Primosten, Church of St Kuzma and St Damjan
Highlights from your plan
Marjan Park ©
Marjan Park
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Galerija Mestrovic ©
Galerija Mestrovic

1
night
Makarska, Croatia

Makarska ©
Makarska is a small city on the Adriatic coastline of Croatia, about 60km southeast of Split and 140km northwest of Dubrovnik. On the 12th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Rata Beach, then kick back and relax at Brela Beach, and then see the interesting displays at Shells Museum Malakoloski Muzej.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, you can read our Makarska trip builder tool .

Getting from Split to Makarska by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Stari Grad.

Things to do in Makarska

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Brela, Arheoloska Muzejska Zbirka
Highlights from your plan
Punta Rata Beach ©
Punta Rata Beach
Muzej Riba i Rakova ©
Muzej Riba i Rakova

1
night
Stari Grad, Croatia

Stari Grad ©
On the 13th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St John and then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Church of St Peter and the Dominican Monastery.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Stari Grad driving holiday site .

You can drive from Makarska to Stari Grad in 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Hvar.

Things to do in Stari Grad

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Stari Grad Museum ©
Stari Grad Museum

1
night
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 14th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, then take some stellar pictures from Spanjola, and then admire the landmark architecture of Franciscan Monastery.

Plan a Hvar trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Hvar is just a stone's throw from Stari Grad. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Vis.

Things to do in Hvar

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

1
night
Vis, Croatia

On the 15th (Tue), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Stiniva Cove.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Vis travel route builder site .

You can drive from Hvar to Vis in 4.5 hours. September in Vis sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Vis

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Stiniva Cove ©
Stiniva Cove

1
night
Korcula Town, Croatia

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): see the interesting displays at House of Marco Polo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral, then make a trip to Korcula Old City, and finally learn about winemaking at Lovric Winery.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Korcula Town itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Vis to Korcula Town in 7.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Korcula Town can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Mljet Island.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Korcula Old City, Lovric Winery
Highlights from your plan
Korcula Old City ©
Korcula Old City
St. Mark's Cathedral ©
St. Mark's Cathedral
Bags by Kristina ©
Bags by Kristina

1
night
Mljet Island, Croatia

Mljet Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Sutmiholjska Beach and then explore the activities along Odysseus Cave.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Mljet Island trip planner.

Getting from Korcula Town to Mljet Island by car takes about 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Mljet Island can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Fri) before leaving for Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Mljet Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Blato Village ©
Blato Village

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Island of Lokrum and Sveti Jakov Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cavtat Old Town and The Franciscan Church and Monastery. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady of the Snow, get great views at Minceta Fortress, and take an in-depth tour of Rector's Palace.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Dubrovnik visit planner .

You can drive from Mljet Island to Dubrovnik in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Naples.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Cavtat
Highlights from your plan
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Cavtat Old Town ©
Cavtat Old Town
Fort Lovrijenac ©
Fort Lovrijenac

1
night
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 21st (Mon), explore the world behind art at Museo Cappella Sansevero and then take an in-depth tour of Complesso Museale Santa Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio ad Arco.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, use the Naples travel route planner .

Fly from Dubrovnik to Naples in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Positano.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Pompeii
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Forum ©
Forum
The Neapolis Buried ©
The Neapolis Buried
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Grande.

Find out how to plan Positano trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can take a bus from Naples to Positano in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of subway and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 23°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Wed) before leaving for Vietri sul Mare.

Things to do in Positano

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Spiaggia Grande ©
Spiaggia Grande
Absolute Positano ©
Absolute Positano
Church of Santa Maria Assunta ©
Church of Santa Maria Assunta

1
night
Vietri sul Mare, Italy

Vietri sul Mare ©
Vietri sul Mare is a town and comune in the province of Salerno, in the Campania region of southern Italy. On the 23rd (Wed), kick back and relax at Rosa dei Venti, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Marina d'Albori, and then take in the exciting artwork at Sol’Art Ceramiche. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Museo provinciale della Ceramica, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Guariglia, admire the masterpieces at Museo della Ceramica, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa San Pietro Apostolo, then trek along Sentiero dei Limoni, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Parrocchia San Giovanni.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Vietri sul Mare trip maker tool .

You can ride a ferry from Positano to Vietri sul Mare in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Vietri sul Mare are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Vietri sul Mare

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Chiesa San Pietro Apostolo, Museo Diocesano San Prisco, Sentiero dei Limoni
Highlights from your plan
Sentiero dei Limoni ©
Sentiero dei Limoni
Sol’Art Ceramiche ©
Sol’Art Ceramiche
Museo della Ceramica ©
Museo della Ceramica

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria della Vittoria, get to know the fascinating history of Ghetto Ebraico, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Campidoglio, appreciate the history behind Altare Della Patria, then explore the ancient world of Forum of Augustus, and finally delve into the distant past at Mercati di Traiano - Museo dei Fori Imperiali.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome visit website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Vietri sul Mare to Rome. Traveling from Vietri sul Mare in September, Rome is a bit cooler at night with lows of 18°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Piazza del Campidoglio ©
Piazza del Campidoglio
Santa Maria della Vittoria ©
Santa Maria della Vittoria
Altare Della Patria ©
Altare Della Patria

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