39 days in Friuli Venezia Giulia Itinerary

39 days in Friuli Venezia Giulia Itinerary

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Trieste
— 8 nights
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Tarvisio
— 4 nights
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Sappada
— 4 nights
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Forgaria nel Friuli
— 4 nights
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Udine
— 2 nights
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Lignano Sabbiadoro
— 5 nights
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Pordenone
— 3 nights
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Cividale del Friuli
— 3 nights
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Grado
— 2 nights
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Trieste

— 8 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

Trieste is a charming old town with a quiet atmosphere often compared to eastern European cities.
Visit Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico and Castello di Gorizia for their historical value. Let the collections at Civico Museo della Risiera di San Sabba and Museo Revoltella capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Trieste: Basilica di Aquileia (in Aquileia), Fogliano Redipuglia (Colle Sant'Elia, Military Memorial Redipuglia, &more) and Duino (Villaggio del Pescatore & Castle of Duino). Spend the 30th (Sat) exploring nature at Riserva naturale della Foce dell'Isonzo. There's still lots to do: admire the verdant scenery at Riserva Naturale della Val Rosandra, explore the activities along Canale Grande, head outdoors with Grotta Gigante, and enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Barcola.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Trieste journey maker tool.

Pula, Croatia to Trieste is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and car; or ride a ferry. March in Trieste sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tarvisio.

Things to do in Trieste

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tarvisio

— 4 nights
Tarvisio is a comune in the Province of Udine, the northeastern part of the autonomous Friuli Venezia Giulia region in Italy.GeographyThe town is situated in the Canal Valley between the Carnic Alps and Karawanks ranges in the north and the Julian Alps in the south. Visiting Parco Tematico della Grande Guerra Abschnitt-Saisera and Foresta Millenaria di Tarvisio will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Tarvisio to Resia to see Parco Naturale Regionale delle Prealpi Giulie about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Laghi di Fusine, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Lussari, tour the pleasant surroundings at Parco Internazionale Geominerario del Raibl, and play a few rounds at Golf Senza Confini Tarvisio.

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Getting from Trieste to Tarvisio by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Tarvisio are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sappada.

Things to do in Tarvisio

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Sappada

— 4 nights
Sappada is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Belluno, in the Italian region of Veneto.GeographyThe settlement is situated on the southern slopes of the Peralba mountain, part of the Carnic Alps range, close to the border with Austria. Borgata Cima Sappada and Pesariis will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at L'oasi naturale di Bordaglia e Sfleons and Parco Regionale delle Dolomiti Friulane. Venture out of the city with trips to Anello delle Malghe di Lateis (in Lateis) and Campanile di Val Montanaia (in Cimolais). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Museo Casa Bruseschi, stroll through Sorgenti del Piave, hike along Sentiero Naturalistico Piave, and take in the dramatic scenery at Le Cascatelle.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Sappada sightseeing site.

You can drive from Tarvisio to Sappada in 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Sappada are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Forgaria nel Friuli.

Things to do in Sappada

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Forgaria nel Friuli

— 4 nights
Forgaria nel Friuli is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Udine in the Italian region Friuli-Venezia Giulia, located about 90km northwest of Trieste and about 25km northwest of Udine. Get some cultural insight at Agriturismo Clochiatti and Bessich Vini. Visiting Riserva Naturale Regionale Lago di Cornino and Cascate dell'Arzino will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Forgaria nel Friuli: Premariacco (Azienda Agricola La Tunella & Rocca Bernarda), Villa Manin (in Codroipo) and Sorgenti del Gorgazzo (in Polcenigo). It doesn't end there: stroll through Casa delle Farfalle and learn about winemaking at Azienda Agricola Vicentini Orgnani.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Forgaria nel Friuli trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Sappada to Forgaria nel Friuli in 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Udine.

Things to do in Forgaria nel Friuli

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Wineries

Side Trips

Udine

— 2 nights
Udine is a city and comune in northeastern Italy, in the middle of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region, between the Adriatic Sea and the Alps (Alpi Carniche). Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Aquileia, contemplate the long history of Cividale del Friuli - UNESCO World Heritage Centre, then explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta di San Giovanni d'Antro, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Parco Acrobati del Sole. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the resident critters at Oasi dei Quadris, then tour the pleasant surroundings at L’ippovia della Valle del Cormor, then stroll through Sentiero degli Alberi di Risonanza, and finally explore the historical opulence of Il Castello di Udine.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Udine travel route planner.

Drive from Forgaria nel Friuli to Udine in an hour. In April, daytime highs in Udine are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lignano Sabbiadoro.

Things to do in Udine

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lignano Sabbiadoro

— 5 nights
Lignano Sabbiadoro is a town and comune within the province of Udine, in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of north-eastern Italy. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cantina San Gregorio and Museo del Vetro. Visit Lio Piccolo and Il Campanile Storto for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Lignano Sabbiadoro: Burano (Museo del Merletto & Martina Vidal Venezia), Church of Santa Maria e San Donato (in Murano) and Blue Moon (in Lido di Venezia). Spend the 21st (Sun) exploring nature at Riserva Naturale Foci dello Stella. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna di Bibione, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta e Chiesa di Santa Fosca, stroll through Pineta di Eraclea Mare, and identify plant and animal life at Boschi Bandiziol e Prassaccon.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lignano Sabbiadoro visit planner.

Getting from Udine to Lignano Sabbiadoro by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Pordenone.

Things to do in Lignano Sabbiadoro

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

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Pordenone

— 3 nights
Pordenone is the main comune of Pordenone province of northeast Italy in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region.The name comes from Latin Portus Naonis, meaning 'port on the Noncello River'.HistoryPordenone was created in the High Middle Ages as a river port on the Noncello, with the name Portus Naonis. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): Head underground at Grotte del Caglieron, then don't miss a visit to Cometa di Vetro, and then head off the coast to Isola di Murano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Percorso trincee sul Massiccio del Grappa – localita Col Campeggia, see the interesting displays at Museo Canova, then steep yourself in history at Villa Barbaro, and finally learn about winemaking at PDC Cartizze.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Pordenone road trip site.

You can drive from Lignano Sabbiadoro to Pordenone in an hour. In April in Pordenone, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. On the 25th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cividale del Friuli.

Things to do in Pordenone

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Cividale del Friuli

— 3 nights
Cividale del Friuli is a town and comune in the Province of Udine, part of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of northern Italy. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): make a trip to Ipogeo Celtico and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario B. V. di Castelmonte. On your second day here, stroll around Parco Viatori / Giardino Delle Azalee, learn about winemaking at Fiegl Winery, then learn about winemaking at Zorzettig Vini, then admire the landmark architecture of Il Tempietto Longobardo, and finally examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale - Cividale del Friuli.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cividale del Friuli online trip maker.

You can drive from Pordenone to Cividale del Friuli in 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. You will leave for Grado on the 28th (Sun).

Things to do in Cividale del Friuli

Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Grado

— 2 nights
Grado is a town and comune in the north-eastern Italian region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, located on an island and adjacent peninsula of the Adriatic Sea between Venice and Trieste.Once mainly a fishing center, today it is a popular tourist destination, known commonly as L'Isola del Sole ("The Sunny Island"), also famous because it is also a spa town; together with Marano Lagunare, it is the center of the Marano-Grado Lagoon, which is famous for its uncontaminated nature. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie, appreciate the history behind Basilica of Santa Eufemia, examine the collection at Museo Casa della Terza Armata, then contemplate the long history of Area Archeologica di Aquileia - Foro Romano, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario Di Barbana Church. Keep things going the next day: tee off at Grado Golf Club, take in the spiritual surroundings of Il Battistero di Grado, and then contemplate the waterfront views at La laguna di Grado e i suoi Casoni.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Grado driving holiday planner.

Drive from Cividale del Friuli to Grado in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. April in Grado sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Gorizia.

Things to do in Grado

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Gorizia

— 3 nights
Gorizia is a town and comune in northeastern Italy, in the autonomous region of Friuli Venezia Giulia. On the 30th (Tue), try for a hole-in-one at Promescaiol Sports center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Azienda Agricola Nadali, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario Maria Santissima Rosa Mistica, then immerse yourself in nature at Bosco di Plessiva, and finally learn about winemaking at Josko Gravner Winery.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Gorizia trip site.

Drive from Grado to Gorizia in an hour. In April, daily temperatures in Gorizia can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Gorizia

Wineries · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Friuli Venezia Giulia travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Sacred & Religious Sites
One of five autonomous regions of Italy, Friuli Venezia Giulia is one of the country's easiest areas to tour, as it is on most of the major routes between the east and west sections of southern Europe. This region has its own distinct history, traditions, identity, and language. The majority of the inhabitants speak Friulian, as well as fluent Italian. Friuli Venezia Giulia overlooks the Adriatic Sea and is bordered by high mountains and dotted with lakes, valleys, and natural preserves, making it an ideal vacation spot for outdoor lovers. Explore the long coastline's secluded lagoons, sandy beaches, and seaside resorts on your trip.