17 days in Italy & Slovenia Itinerary

17 days in Italy & Slovenia Itinerary

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Start: Singapore, Singapore
Fly + Train:  17 h 45 min
1
Padua, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h
2
Bologna, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Ravenna, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
4
Strunjan, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Bovec, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
6
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 4 nights
Fly:  18 h
End: Singapore, Singapore


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3
nights
Padua, Italy

Padua ©
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 Battistero del Duomo. Discover out-of-the-way places like MUSME - Museum of the History of Medicine of Padova and Piazza dei Signori. Step out of Padua to go to Cittadella and see La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda, which is approximately 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Orto Botanico di Padova, pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel, explore the ancient world of Teatro Anatomico, and get a sense of history and politics at Ragione Palace.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, 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. 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 catch the train to Bologna.

Things to do in Padua

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Road of 52 Tunnels, La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda
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La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda ©
La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda
Ragione Palace ©
Ragione Palace

3
nights
Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©
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 Cattedrale di San Pietro. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Santuario di Madonna di San Luca and Museo Ferrari. Venture out of the city with trips to Modena (Duomo di Modena, Mercato Albinelli, &more). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita, get lost in a book at Biblioteca Salaborsa, get advice or help at Archiginnasio di Bologna, and steep yourself in history at Basilica di San Petronio.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bologna trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Padua to Bologna takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. When traveling from Padua in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Bologna: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Ravenna.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Modena, Museo Ferrari
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Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano
Duomo di Modena ©
Duomo di Modena
Museo Ferrari ©
Museo Ferrari

3
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Ravenna, Italy

Ravenna ©
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 Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo. Get some cultural insight at Battistero degli Ariani and Mausoleo di Galla Placidia. 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, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero Neoniano (Battistero degli Ortodossi), and stroll through Bagno Arcobaleno.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, 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

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Gallanti Beach, Bagno Overbeach
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Battistero degli Ariani ©
Battistero degli Ariani
Basilica San Vitale ©
Basilica San Vitale
Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo ©
Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo

1
night
Strunjan, Slovenia

Strunjan ©
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 traveler tips, ratings, reviews, 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

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Svetilnik Beach
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Strunjan Nature Reserve ©
Strunjan Nature Reserve
Svetilnik Beach ©
Svetilnik Beach

1
night
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.

For traveler tips, maps, 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

Adventure Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Kozjak Waterfall
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River Rafting & Tubing
Kozjak Waterfall ©
Kozjak Waterfall

4
nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
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 Ljubljana Central Market and Galerija Fotografija. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Predjama Castle and Ljubljana Old Town. Change things up with these side-trips from Ljubljana: Bled (Galerija Mikame & Lake Bled) and Vintgar Gorge (in Zgornje Gorje). There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Triple Bridge, view the masterpieces at The Jakopic Gallery, make a trip to Prešeren Square, and get a taste of the local shopping with Galerija Hest.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Bovec to Ljubljana takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Ljubljana can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Bled, Predjama Castle, Vintgar Gorge
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Predjama Castle ©
Predjama Castle
Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town
Galerija Mikame ©
Galerija Mikame

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