17 days in Italy & Slovenia Itinerary

17 days in Italy & Slovenia Itinerary

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Fly to Milan Malpensa, Train to Padua
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Padua, Italy
— 3 nights
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Bologna, Italy
— 3 nights
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Ravenna, Italy
— 3 nights
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Strunjan, Slovenia
— 1 night
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Bovec, Slovenia
— 1 night
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 4 nights
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Padua, Italy

Holy City

Padua is a picturesque city with a dense network of arcaded streets opening into large communal piazze (squares).
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Road of 52 Tunnels and Ragione Palace. Discover out-of-the-way places like La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda and Piazza dei Signori. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero del Duomo di Padova, pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel, don't miss a visit to Prato della Valle, and engage your brain at MUSME - Museum of the History of Medicine of Padova.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Padua trip itinerary website.

Singapore, Singapore to Padua is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Traveling from Singapore to Padua, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in August, things will get little chillier in Padua: highs are around 32°C and lows about 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bologna.

Things to do in Padua

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

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Bologna, Italy

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Get some cultural insight at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano and Santuario di Madonna di San Luca. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita and Basilica di San Petronio. Venture out of the city with trips to Modena (Duomo di Modena, Mercato Albinelli, &more) and Museo Ferrari (in Maranello). There's lots more to do: get your bearings at Archiginnasio di Bologna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Domenico, get lost in a book at Biblioteca Salaborsa, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di San Pietro.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bologna trip planning website.

Getting from Padua to Bologna by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Padua in August: highs in Bologna hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ravenna.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 3:

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Ravenna, Italy

City of Mosaics

Famous for its wealth of original mosaics, Ravenna is a hub of artistic and cultural heritage.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Basilica San Vitale and Mausoleo di Galla Placidia. Get some cultural insight at Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo and Battistero degli Ariani. When in Ravenna, make a side trip to see Gallanti Beach in Lido di Pomposa, approximately Lido di Pomposa away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Domus dei Tappeti di Pietra, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa dello Spirito Santo, enjoy the sand and surf at Bagno Arcobaleno, and contemplate the long history of Battistero Neoniano (Battistero degli Ortodossi).

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ravenna trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Bologna to Ravenna by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Ravenna can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Strunjan.

Things to do in Ravenna

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Strunjan, Slovenia

Strunjan provides easy access to the nearby nature reserve, the longest section of unspoiled coastline in the Gulf of Trieste.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): stroll through Svetilnik Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Strunjan Nature Reserve.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Strunjan visit planner.

You can drive from Ravenna to Strunjan in 4.5 hours. In September in Strunjan, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bovec.

Things to do in Strunjan

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Bovec, Slovenia

In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Kozjak Waterfall and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Bovec travel route app.

Traveling by car from Strunjan to Bovec takes 2.5 hours. In September, Bovec is little chillier than Strunjan - with highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Bovec

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

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Ljubljana, Slovenia

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Shop till you drop at The Jakopic Gallery and Galerija Mikame. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Predjama Castle and Galerija Fotografija. Change things up with these side-trips from Ljubljana: Vintgar Gorge (in Zgornje Gorje) and Lake Bled (in Bled). Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Triple Bridge, take in the exciting artwork at Galerija Hest, make a trip to Prešeren Square, and take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana online attractions planner.

You can drive from Bovec to Ljubljana in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or take a bus. September in Ljubljana sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

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Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Slovenia travel guide

4.3
Castles · Bodies of Water · Caves
Sunny Side of the Alps
From snowcapped Alpine peaks to sandy Adriatic beaches, a trip to Slovenia is like taking several vacations at once. Whatever the season, the country offers enticing natural attractions, all close at hand, including thick forests, scenic valleys, cave systems, waterfalls, lakes, and the Adriatic coast. For those seeking an active holiday, you'll fine an abundance of ski slopes, trails to hike, roads to bike, and rocks to climb. Pay a visit to some of Slovenia's spa resorts and take advantage of the fresh mountain air and thermal waters. Various castles, churches, and historical towns--many of which are fully preserved--tell stories of the country's past. In Slovenia's major cities, admire the architecture, explore the local arts, visit museums, and chat with the locals over a cup of coffee. Slovenian cuisine offers a blend of Alpine and Mediterranean tastes and is definitely worth trying, along with the country's wines.