14 days in Italy, Croatia & Monaco Itinerary

14 days in Italy, Croatia & Monaco Itinerary

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14 days in Italy, Croatia & Monaco Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Bus + Fly:  11 h 30 min
1
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Hvar, Croatia
— 2 nights
Ferry:  3 h 45 min
4
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  7 h 15 min
5
Cagliari, Italy
— 1 night
Fly + Shuttle:  5 h
6
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 2 nights
Fly:  11 h 30 min
End: New York City, United States

2
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, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, contemplate the long history of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, and admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Venice online visit planner.

New York City, USA to Venice is an approximately 11.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Venice due to the time zone difference. May in Venice sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Split.

Things to do in Venice

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

2
nights
Split, Croatia

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Of St. Roch, steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, then admire the masterpieces at Jaman Art, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Palazzo di Diocleziano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour and then get great views at Malacka Lookout.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Split attractions planning app.

You can fly from Venice to Split in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Kastel Novi
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Spanjola, then admire the landmark architecture of Franciscan Monastery, and then kick back and relax at Hvar Beach. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Tomic Winery and then head off the coast to Pakleni Otoci.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hvar online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Split to Hvar takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in May, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tomic Winery
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Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): wander the streets of Old Town and then head off the coast to Lokrum Island. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Prijeko street, look for gifts at Gastro Shop Pomalo, take in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, steep yourself in history at Dubrovnik City Walls, then admire the striking features of Franjevacki Crkva Male Brace, and finally browse the collection at The Franciscan Church and Monastery.

Plan trip to Dubrovnik with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Hvar to Dubrovnik by ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cagliari.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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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
Cagliari, Italy

Cagliari ©
The capital of Sardinia, Cagliari is spread out over seven hills and still bears the marks of its past conquerors, including the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, and Romans.
On the 27th (Wed), stop by Stampace and then explore by horseback at Ranch Paky Barroso. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Parco Naturale Regionale dei Sette Fratelli and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia delle Ginestre.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cagliari online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Dubrovnik to Cagliari in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, daytime highs in Cagliari are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Cagliari

Neighborhoods Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Parco Naturale Regionale dei Sette Fratelli, Ranch Paky Barroso
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Ranch Paky Barroso ©
Ranch Paky Barroso
Stampace ©
Stampace

2
nights
Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Monte-Carlo ©
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
On the 29th (Fri), try to win big at Casino of Monte-Carlo, contemplate the long history of Prince's Palace, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Jardin Exotique de Monaco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Larvotto Beach and then don't miss a visit to Place du Palais.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Monte-Carlo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Cagliari to Monte-Carlo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and ferry. While traveling from Cagliari, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Monte-Carlo, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Monaco-Ville, Jardin Exotique de Monaco
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Jardin Exotique de Monaco ©
Jardin Exotique de Monaco
Casino of Monte-Carlo ©
Casino of Monte-Carlo
Prince's Palace ©
Prince's Palace

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