29 days in Croatia & Italy Itinerary

29 days in Croatia & Italy Itinerary

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29 days in Croatia & Italy Itinerary

Start: Calgary, Canada
Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
Rome, Italy
— Few hours
Train:  4 h
2
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  5 h 30 min
3
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Ortisei, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
7
Split, Croatia
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h
8
Makarska, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
9
Stari Grad, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  15 min
10
Hvar, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
11
Vis, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 15 min
12
Korcula Town, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
13
Mljet Island, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
14
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
15
Rome, Italy
— Few hours
Train + Subway:  2 h 45 min
16
Sorrento, Italy
— 4 nights
Subway + Train:  2 h 45 min
17
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Calgary, Canada

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 30th (Sun), explore the ancient world of Domus Aurea and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Prassede.

Discover how to plan a Rome trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Calgary, Canada to Rome is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Calgary to Rome. Traveling from Calgary in August, things will get a bit warmer in Rome: highs are around 38°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites
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Domus Aurea ©
Domus Aurea
Basilica di Santa Prassede ©
Basilica di Santa Prassede

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Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Escape the urban bustle at Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza and Trail 2. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro and Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Pontremoli (Castello del Piagnaro & Museo Delle Statue Stele Lunigianesi) and Isola Palmaria (in Porto Venere). Next up on the itinerary: get into the urban bustle at Vernazza, appreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo Storico di Corniglia, kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Fegina, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa Di San Pietro.

To find photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre trip planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Cinque Terre in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 20°C in Cinque Terre. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Pontremoli, Isola Palmaria, Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Vernazza ©
Vernazza
Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro ©
Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Piazza San Marco and San Giorgio Maggiore. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cannaregio and Venetian Arsenal. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Scuola Grande di San Rocco, take in panoramic vistas at Torre dell'Orologio, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Venice journey builder app .

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Venice are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cortina d'Ampezzo.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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San Giorgio Maggiore ©
San Giorgio Maggiore
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy

Cortina d'Ampezzo ©
Cortina d'Ampezzo, commonly referred to as Cortina, is a town and comune in the heart of the southern (Dolomitic) Alps in the Veneto region of Northern Italy. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): hit the slopes at Rifugio Lagazuoi.

To find out how to plan a trip to Cortina d'Ampezzo, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Venice to Cortina d'Ampezzo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Cortina d'Ampezzo are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ortisei.

Things to do in Cortina d'Ampezzo

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Braies, Dobbiaco
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 8:
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Rifugio Lagazuoi ©
Rifugio Lagazuoi
Bunker Museum ©
Bunker Museum
Averau ©
Averau

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Ortisei, Italy

Ortisei ©
Urtijëi is a town of 4,637 inhabitants in South Tyrol in northern Italy. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Anthony's Chapel, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Anna, admire the masterpieces at Art52 Esposizione, then trek along Sentiero del Trenino della Val Gardena, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Udalrico, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Rosarium Uhrerhof. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di S. Giovanni, explore the stunning scenery at GEOPARC Bletterbach - UNESCO World Heritage, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario di Pietralba, then pause for some serene contemplation at Kirchlein St. Helena, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kloster Saben - Monastero Di Sabiona.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ortisei trip builder website .

Drive from Cortina d'Ampezzo to Ortisei in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Ortisei can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Venice.

Things to do in Ortisei

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

Nova Ponente, GEOPARC Bletterbach - UNESCO World Heritage, Chiesa di S. Giovanni, La parrocchia di Castelrotto, Kloster Saben - Monastero Di Sabiona
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Saint Anthony's Chapel ©
Saint Anthony's Chapel
Santuario di Pietralba ©
Santuario di Pietralba
Kirchlein St. Helena ©
Kirchlein St. Helena

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Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa del Santissimo Redentore, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Zaccaria, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Moise, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta detta I Gesuiti.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Ortisei to Venice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Split.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 11:
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Ponte dei Sospiri ©
Ponte dei Sospiri
Chiesa di San Zaccaria ©
Chiesa di San Zaccaria
Chiesa del Santissimo Redentore ©
Chiesa del Santissimo Redentore

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Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): stroll through Bacvice Beach, see the interesting displays at Froggyland, admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic, admire the striking features of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Roko, and finally explore the activities along Omis and Cetina River.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Split sightseeing planning app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Cortina d'Ampezzo to Split takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. Traveling from Cortina d'Ampezzo in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Split, with lows around 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Sat) before leaving for Makarska.

Things to do in Split

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Omis and Cetina River
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Bacvice Beach ©
Bacvice Beach
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Galerija Mestrovic ©
Galerija Mestrovic

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Makarska, Croatia

Makarska ©
Makarska is a small city on the Adriatic coastline of Croatia, about 60km southeast of Split and 140km northwest of Dubrovnik. On the 12th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Rata Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Brela Beach, and then see the interesting displays at Shells Museum Malakoloski Muzej.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Makarska trip site .

Take a bus from Split to Makarska in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Makarska are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Stari Grad.

Things to do in Makarska

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Brela, Arheoloska Muzejska Zbirka
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Punta Rata Beach ©
Punta Rata Beach
Muzej Riba i Rakova ©
Muzej Riba i Rakova

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Stari Grad, Croatia

Stari Grad ©
On the 13th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St John and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Church of St Peter and the Dominican Monastery.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Stari Grad route site .

Getting from Makarska to Stari Grad by car takes about 3 hours. September in Stari Grad sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Mon) before leaving for Hvar.

Things to do in Stari Grad

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 14:
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Stari Grad Museum ©
Stari Grad Museum

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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 14th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Cathedral, take some stellar pictures from Spanjola, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Monastery.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hvar online visit planner .

Hvar is just a short distance from Stari Grad. In September, daily temperatures in Hvar can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Vis.

Things to do in Hvar

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 15:
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Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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Vis, Croatia

Vis ©
On the 15th (Tue), Head underground at Green Cave, kick back and relax at Zaglav Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Bavul art, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Stiniva Cove.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Vis trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Hvar to Vis in 4.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Vis can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Vis

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Zaglav Beach
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16:
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Stiniva Cove ©
Stiniva Cove
Green Cave ©
Green Cave

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Korcula Town, Croatia

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
On the 16th (Wed), see the interesting displays at House of Marco Polo, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mark's Cathedral, then make a trip to Korcula Old City, and finally learn about winemaking at Lovric Winery.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Korcula Town travel route planning site .

Traveling by car from Vis to Korcula Town takes 7.5 hours. September in Korcula Town sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Thu) before leaving for Mljet Island.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lovric Winery, Korcula Old City
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Korcula Old City ©
Korcula Old City
St. Mark's Cathedral ©
St. Mark's Cathedral
Bags by Kristina ©
Bags by Kristina

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Mljet Island, Croatia

Mljet Island ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): stroll through Sutmiholjska Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Odysseus Cave.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Mljet Island trip maker app .

Drive from Korcula Town to Mljet Island in 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Fri) before leaving for Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Mljet Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Blato Village ©
Blato Village

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island, admire the striking features of Minceta Fortress, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Dubrovnik Beer Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Dominican Monastery, take an in-depth tour of Rector's Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Annunciation, contemplate the long history of The Franciscan Church and Monastery, then examine the collection at Love Stories Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Dubrovnik tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Mljet Island to Dubrovnik in 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum
Rector's Palace ©
Rector's Palace
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island

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Rome, Italy

Rome
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rome trip maker website .

Getting from Dubrovnik to Rome by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll set off for Sorrento on the 20th (Sun).

Things to do in Rome

Tours Historic Sites Nightlife
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Sorrento, Italy

Sorrento ©
A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Relax by the water at Spiaggia Grande and Marina di Puolo. Take a break from the city and head to Ravello-Minori Walk and Bagni Sant'Anna. Venture out of the city with trips to Ravello (Le Ville di Ravello, Duomo di Ravello, &more), Basilica of Saint Trofimena (in Minori) and Amalfi (Cloister del Paradiso, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, &more). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Piazza Tasso, delve into the distant past at Odeon - Teatro Piccolo, steep yourself in history at Church of Santa Maria Assunta, and take a leisurely stroll along Marina Grande - Antico Borgo Marinaro.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sorrento day trip planning site .

You can do a combination of train and subway from Rome to Sorrento in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in September, Sorrento is a bit warmer at night with lows of 23°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Rome.

Things to do in Sorrento

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Pompeii, Ravello, Amalfi, Positano, Basilica of Saint Trofimena
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 24:
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Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Stanze di Raffaello, admire the striking features of Pantheon, and then admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Piazza Venezia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, make a trip to Piazza Navona, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome road trip tool .

Traveling by combination of subway and train from Sorrento to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Rome when traveling from Sorrento in September, with lows around 18°C. On the 26th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Stanze di Raffaello ©
Stanze di Raffaello
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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