16 days in Italy, Split & Dubrovnik Itinerary

16 days in Italy, Split & Dubrovnik Itinerary

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16 days in Italy, Split & Dubrovnik Itinerary

Start: Cape Town, South Africa
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train + Subway:  2 h 45 min
2
Sorrento, Italy
— 3 nights
+4
Subway + Foot + Bus + Foot + Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly:  18 h 30 min
End: Cape Town, South Africa

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, religious sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the world behind art at Borghese Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums, and delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome trip builder.

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major airports are Ciampino–G. B. Pastine International Airport and Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport. June in Rome sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sorrento.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

3
nights
Sorrento, Italy

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sorrento: Duomo di Sant'Andrea Apostolo (in Amalfi), Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei (in Pompeii), Positano (Spiaggia del Fornillo & Nana Positano) and Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Villa Rufolo, & more). There's more to do: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sorrento trip itinerery planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Sorrento takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Sorrento can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Sorrento

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

Ravello, Positano, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Pompeii Archaeological Park
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Food Tours
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Fornillo ©
Fornillo

3
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.
Venice is known for sightseeing, nature, historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Doges' Palace, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, examine the collection at Saint Mark's Basilica, and enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Sorrento to Venice takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. June in Venice sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow time for the flight to Split.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

2
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): explore the ancient world of Diocletian's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Ivan Mestrovic Gallery and then cruise along Split Outdoor Adventure.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Split trip itinerery planner.

You can fly from Venice to Split in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. June in Split sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Outdoors Adventure
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Split Outdoor Adventure ©
Split Outdoor Adventure
Galerija Mestrovic ©
Galerija Mestrovic

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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.
Spend the 23rd (Fri) wandering around Old Town. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Gradske Zidine, step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum, see the interesting displays at War Photo Limited, and browse the exhibits of Gornji Ugao Tower.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Dubrovnik itinerary builder.

You can drive from Split to Dubrovnik in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Transportation Outdoors
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Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town

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