9 days in Croatia & Venice Itinerary

9 days in Croatia & Venice Itinerary

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9 days in Croatia & Venice Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Porec, Croatia
— 1 night
Shuttle:  30​min
3
Rovinj, Croatia
— 1 night
Bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Rijeka, Croatia
— 1 night
Bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Pula, Croatia
— 1 night
Fly:  26​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica di Sant’Antonio). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Canal Grande, explore the galleries of Doge's Palace, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice holiday planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Venice is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Melbourne to Venice, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in September, with highs in Venice at 29°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Porec.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Padua
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

1
night
Porec, Croatia

With a scenic location along the Adriatic Sea and a basilica listed as a World Heritage Site, the ancient town of Porec represents the most visited tourist destination in Croatia.
On the 8th (Tue), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Euphrasius Basilica, then steep yourself in history at Porec Old Town, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of City Walls.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Porec online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Venice to Porec in 3 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of train and shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can take a shuttle to Rovinj.

Things to do in Porec

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

City Walls, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Porec Old Town ©
Porec Old Town
Euphrasius Basilica ©
Euphrasius Basilica

1
night
Rovinj, Croatia

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): examine the collection at Oil mill Grubic, then kick back and relax at Cuvi Beach, then wander the streets of Old Town, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Euphemia.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rovinj trip planner .

Rovinj is just a stone's throw from Porec. September in Rovinj sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Rijeka.

Things to do in Rovinj

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Oil mill Grubic
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Cuvi Beach ©
Cuvi Beach
Old Town ©
Old Town
Church of St. Euphemia ©
Church of St. Euphemia

1
night
Rijeka, Croatia

Rijeka ©
Rijeka is the principal seaport and the third-largest city in Croatia (after Zagreb and Split). Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Kastav, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sablicevo, and then take in the pleasant sights at Tunelri.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rijeka day trip website .

Getting from Rovinj to Rijeka by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In September, daytime highs in Rijeka are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Pula.

Things to do in Rijeka

Beaches Outdoors Historic Sites
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Kastav ©
Kastav

1
night
Pula, Croatia

Pula ©
It's the mild climate and calm seas of Pula that draw visitors to the southernmost point of the Istrian peninsula, but the city's ample Roman architecture is a key reason they stay.
On the 11th (Fri), look for gifts at Dolija 08, then get your game on at Alpha Strike Laser Tag, and then experience rural life at Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Pula day trip planning website .

You can take a bus from Rijeka to Pula in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. September in Pula sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 11th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pula

Fun & Games Shopping

Side Trip

Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
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Alpha Strike Laser Tag ©
Alpha Strike Laser Tag

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