28 days in Croatia, Italy & Slovenia Itinerary

28 days in Croatia, Italy & Slovenia Itinerary

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28 days in Croatia, Italy & Slovenia Itinerary

Start: Bristol, United Kingdom
+2
Fly + tram + train:  6​h
1
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Naples, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Komiza, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Hvar, Croatia
— 3 nights
+3
ferry + foot + bus + Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
8
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
10
Riva Del Garda, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
11
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Bristol, United Kingdom

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Go for a jaunt from Florence to Pisa to see Leaning Tower of Pisa about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, contemplate the long history of The Baptistery of St. John, and take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary maker app .

Bristol, UK to Florence is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August in Florence, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

4
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, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, don't miss a visit to Vatican Museums, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome online tour planner .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Naples.

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
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naples: Ravello (Villa Rufolo, Duomo di Ravello, & more), Wine Tours & Tastings (in Amalfi) and Le Vigne di Raito (in Vietri sul Mare). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, and explore the world behind art at Museo Cappella Sansevero.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Naples trip planner .

Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ravello, Pompeii Archaeological Park, Fornillo, Le Vigne di Raito
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Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Fornillo ©
Fornillo

3
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.
Dubrovnik is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, wander the streets of Old Town, and take an in-depth tour of Franciscan Monastery.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik online trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Naples to Dubrovnik in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. September in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Komiza.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Tours 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

1
night
Komiza, Croatia

Komiza
Komiža is a Croatian coastal town lying on the western coast of the island of Vis in the central part of the Adriatic Sea. For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Komiza trip itinerary builder app .

Explore your travel options from Dubrovnik to Komiza with the Route module. In September, daily temperatures in Komiza can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. You'll set off for Hvar on the 6th (Sun).

Things to do in Komiza

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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3
nights
Hvar, Croatia

Hvar ©
The Croatian island of Hvar serves as a picturesque location for a Mediterranean holiday, with a range of offerings from quiet coves to a lively medieval town.
Hvar is known for nightlife, nature, adventure, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Spanjola, step off the mainland to explore Pakleni Otoci, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Cathedral, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hvar road trip app .

Traveling by car from Komiza to Hvar takes 4.5 hours. September in Hvar sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Dubovica Beach
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Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Speed Boats Tours

2
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, enjoy the sand and surf at Recreational Sports Center Jarun, and then see the interesting displays at Zagreb 80's Museum. Keep things going the next day: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, put a fun spin on your tour with Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Zagreb trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Hvar to Zagreb takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Hvar in September, things will get slightly colder in Zagreb: highs are around 25°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb ©
Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb
Walking tours
Recreational Sports Center Jarun ©
Recreational Sports Center Jarun

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.
On the 12th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Gavanovac Lake, admire the sheer force of Ciginovac Lake, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park, then admire the sheer force of Milanovacki Slap, and finally admire the sheer force of Pevalekovi Slapovi.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Plitvice Lakes National Park day trip planning site .

You can take a bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Gavanovac Lake ©
Gavanovac Lake
Pevalekovi Slapovi ©
Pevalekovi Slapovi

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nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Explore Ljubljana's surroundings by going to Bled (Lake Bled, Vintgar Gorge, & more). There's lots more to do: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, take in the views from Tromostovje, explore the activities along River Ljubljanica Kanal, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ljubljana attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Ljubljana takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Riva Del Garda.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trip

Bled
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge

1
night
Riva Del Garda, Italy

Riva del Garda is a town and comune in the northern Italian province of Trento of the Trentino Alto Adige region. On the 16th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Scaliger Castle in Malcesine, then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and then don't miss a visit to Strada della Forra.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Riva Del Garda visit planner .

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Riva Del Garda takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ljubljana in September: high temperatures in Riva Del Garda hover around 30°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Riva Del Garda

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Climbing Tours, Strada della Forra, Scaliger Castle in Malcesine
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Climbing Tours
Strada della Forra ©
Strada della Forra
Scaliger Castle in Malcesine ©
Scaliger Castle in Malcesine

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Venice to Verona to see Arena di Verona about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Canal Grande, make a trip to Piazza San Marco, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, and explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Venice online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Riva Del Garda to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Venice sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Arena di Verona
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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