21 days in Croatia, Italy & Ljubljana Itinerary

21 days in Croatia, Italy & Ljubljana Itinerary

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Start: Philadelphia, United States
Fly:  12 h
1
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Ferry:  30 min
2
Murano, Italy
— 1 day
Ferry:  30 min
3
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Shuttle:  30 min
4
Padua, Italy
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Verona, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
San Vigilio, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Aquileia, Italy
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
8
Trieste, Italy
— 2 nights
Shuttle:  1 h
9
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h 15 min
10
Zagreb, Croatia
— 1 day
Bus:  5 h 15 min
11
Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  30 min
12
Solin, Croatia
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 45 min
13
Zadar, Croatia
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
14
Smiljan, Croatia
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
15
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
16
Rovinj, Croatia
— Few hours
Drive:  45 min
17
Pula, Croatia
— 3 nights
Ferry:  3 h 15 min
18
Venice, Italy
— Few hours
Fly:  12 h
End: Philadelphia, United States


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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 historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Canal Grande, steep yourself in history at Doge's Palace, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, and take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Venice road trip planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Venice is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Venice due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Venice are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Murano.

Things to do in Venice

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

1
day
Murano, Italy

Murano ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): stop by Vetreria Artistica Colleoni, take in the exciting artwork at Vetreria Guarnieri Di Levorato Pierina & C. S.A.S., thenexamine the collection at Museo del Merletto, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Il Campanile Storto, and finally identify plant and animal life at Lio Piccolo.

Make your Murano itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by ferry from Venice to Murano takes 1.5 hours. September in Murano sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Venice.

Things to do in Murano

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Burano, Lio Piccolo
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Museo del Merletto ©
Museo del Merletto
Lio Piccolo ©
Lio Piccolo

1
night
Venice, Italy

Venice
To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Murano to Venice takes 1.5 hours. On the 3rd (Thu), you're off to Padua.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nightlife Outdoors
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day
Padua, Italy

Padua ©
Padua is a picturesque city with a dense network of arcaded streets opening into large communal piazze (squares).
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of St. Anthony, make a trip to Centro Storico, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel, and finally don't miss a visit to Prato della Valle.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Padua trip site.

You can take a shuttle from Venice to Padua in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. When traveling from Venice in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Padua: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Padua

Historic Sites
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Scrovegni Chapel ©
Scrovegni Chapel
Basilica of St. Anthony ©
Basilica of St. Anthony
Prato della Valle ©
Prato della Valle

2
nights
Verona, Italy

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Procolo, see the interesting displays at Casa di Giulietta, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti, and finally wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Verona journey builder tool.

Getting from Padua to Verona by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a train. While traveling from Padua, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Verona, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to San Vigilio.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Casa di Giulietta ©
Casa di Giulietta

2
nights
San Vigilio, Italy

San Vigilio ©
On the 5th (Sat), grab your bike and head to Drau Cycle Route, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Alpe di Fanes, thenappreciate the history behind Monumento a Catarina Lanz, and finally head outdoors with Adrenaline X-Treme Adventures. On the next day, admire the sheer force of Le Cascate di Ciastlins, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Cascate di Riva, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Braies, and finally don't miss a visit to Duomo di San Candido ''La Collegiata''.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Vigilio trip builder website.

You can drive from Verona to San Vigilio in 3 hours. September in San Vigilio sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Aquileia.

Things to do in San Vigilio

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Drau Cycle Route, Duomo di San Candido ''La Collegiata'', Cascate di Riva, Lago di Braies
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Lago di Braies ©
Lago di Braies
Le Cascate di Ciastlins ©
Le Cascate di Ciastlins
Monumento a Catarina Lanz ©
Monumento a Catarina Lanz

few
hours
Aquileia, Italy

Aquileia ©
Aquileia is an ancient Roman city in Italy, at the head of the Adriatic at the edge of the lagoons, about 10km from the sea, on the river Natiso (modern Natisone), the course of which has changed somewhat since Roman times. On the 7th (Mon), delve into the distant past at Foro Romano di Aquileia, don't miss a visit to Il campanile di Aquileia, don't miss a visit to Cripta Degli Scavi, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Aquileia, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Military Memorial Redipuglia.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Aquileia trip builder website.

You can drive from San Vigilio to Aquileia in 4 hours. In September in Aquileia, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Trieste.

Things to do in Aquileia

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Military Memorial Redipuglia
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Foro Romano di Aquileia ©
Foro Romano di Aquileia
Cripta Degli Scavi ©
Cripta Degli Scavi
Il campanile di Aquileia ©
Il campanile di Aquileia

2
nights
Trieste, Italy

Trieste ©
Trieste is a charming old town with a quiet atmosphere often compared to eastern European cities.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Carso Triestino, head outdoors with Grotta Gigante, thenpause for some photo ops at Le Ragazze di Trieste, thendon't miss a visit to Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canale Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Civico Museo della Risiera di San Sabba, admire the masterpieces at AIM Alinari Image Museum, step into the grandiose world of Castello di San Giusto, explore the activities along Golfo di Trieste, thenstep into the grandiose world of Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico, and finally make a trip to Molo Audace.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Trieste trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Aquileia to Trieste takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Trieste, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to take a shuttle to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Trieste

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Grotta Gigante
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Carso Triestino ©
Carso Triestino
Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia ©
Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia
Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico ©
Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico

2
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.
On the 10th (Thu), walk around Tivoli Park, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, thentake a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, thensnap pictures at Triple Bridge, and finally take in the views from Dragon Bridge.

To plan Ljubljana vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can take a shuttle from Trieste to Ljubljana in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Trieste in September, expect Ljubljana to be a bit cooler, temps between 68°F and 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Zagreb.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Neighborhoods Fun & Games Parks
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Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town
Triple Bridge ©
Triple Bridge
Room Escape Games

1
day
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, thenget the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka).

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Zagreb trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Zagreb in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Split.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Walking tours
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka)
Room Escape Games

3
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 12th (Sat): examine the collection at Froggyland, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and then get to know the fascinating history of Palazzo di Diocleziano. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Of St. Roch, contemplate the long history of Old Split, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Split trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Zagreb to Split takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Zagreb in September, with highs in Split at 79°F and lows at 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Solin.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Church Of St. Roch
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

few
hours
Solin, Croatia

Solin
Solin is a town in Dalmatia, Croatia. To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Solin trip maker app.

Solin is just a stone's throw from Split. In September, daily temperatures in Solin can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. On the 14th (Mon), you'll travel to Zadar.

Things to do in Solin

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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hours
Zadar, Croatia

Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
On the 14th (Mon), get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Zadar attractions planning website.

Traveling by car from Solin to Zadar takes 2 hours. Traveling from Solin in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 55°F in Zadar. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Smiljan.

Things to do in Zadar

Transportation Outdoors Tours
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Speed Boats Tours

few
hours
Smiljan, Croatia

Smiljan
Smiljan is a village in the mountainous region of Western Lika in Croatia. For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Smiljan trip planner.

Getting from Zadar to Smiljan by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 56°F. You will leave for Plitvice Lakes National Park on the 14th (Mon).

Things to do in Smiljan

Historic Sites Museums
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1
night
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Plitvice Lakes National Park tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Smiljan to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 1.5 hours. On the 15th (Tue), you're off to Rovinj.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Tours
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hours
Rovinj, Croatia

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
On the 15th (Tue), wander the streets of Old Town.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rovinj road trip planner.

Drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Rovinj in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Pula.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Old Town ©
Old Town

3
nights
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 16th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre de Pula and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kamenjak National Park. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Arco dei Sergi, get to know the resident critters at Aquarium Pula, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Of Augustus, thenbrowse the eclectic array of goods at Pula's Marketplace, and finally look for gifts at Dolija 08.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Pula online route maker.

You can drive from Rovinj to Pula in an hour. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In September in Pula, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Pula

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kamenjak National Park
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Kamenjak National Park ©
Kamenjak National Park
Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Temple Of Augustus ©
Temple Of Augustus

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Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Scuola Grande di San Rocco, thenstop by Campo del Ghetto, thenwander the streets of Cannaregio, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari.

To find reviews and tourist information, refer to the Venice sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Pula to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©
Campo del Ghetto ©
Campo del Ghetto
Cannaregio ©
Cannaregio

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