33 days in Italy, Croatia & Slovenia Itinerary

33 days in Italy, Croatia & Slovenia Itinerary

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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Hvar, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Krka National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pula, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive
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Postojna, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive
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Bled, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Candido, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Verona, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Como, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Train
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train to Napoli Centrale, Ferry to Capri
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Capri, Italy
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Positano, Italy
— 4 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

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.
On the 24th (Mon), take a stroll through Old Town and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls. Here are some ideas for day two: take in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, take an in-depth tour of War Photo Limited, then step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island, and finally steep yourself in history at The Franciscan Church and Monastery.

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Lusaka, Zambia to Dubrovnik is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Lusaka to Dubrovnik is minus 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay May 23 — 25:

Hvar, Croatia

— 2 nights

Croatian St. Tropez

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Spanish Fortress, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Monastery, and then take in the exciting artwork at Forko souvenir shop. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Cathedral and then make a trip to The Harbour of Hvar.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hvar tour builder.

Traveling by ferry from Dubrovnik to Hvar takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Hvar can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Krka National Park.

Things to do in Hvar

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay May 25 — 27:

Krka National Park, Croatia

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Krka National Park.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Krka National Park itinerary maker.

Drive from Hvar to Krka National Park in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Krka National Park

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 27 — 28:
Highlights from your trip

Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

— 2 nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park, admire the sheer force of Great Cascades, contemplate the waterfront views at Gavanovac Lake, then contemplate the waterfront views at Milanovac Lake, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Milino, and finally explore the activities along Burgeti Lakes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Supljara cave, Head underground at Barac Caves, take in the dramatic scenery at Sastavci, explore the striking landscape at Veliki Prstavac, then take in the dramatic scenery at Ciginovac Lake, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at The Lower Lakes.

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Drive from Krka National Park to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Pula.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay May 28 — 30:

Pula, Croatia

— 1 night
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 31st (Mon), stop by Dolija 08, make a trip to Pula's Marketplace, explore the ancient world of Pula Arena, then relax in the rural setting at Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and finally catch all the local highlights with Guide in Croatia Ulyana Bilich.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Pula online route planner.

Drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Pula in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Postojna.

Things to do in Pula

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 30 — 31:

Postojna, Slovenia

— 1 night
With its friendly atmosphere, breathtaking landscapes, natural phenomena, and historical monuments, Postojna offers everything you need for a peaceful vacation or a quick getaway from the city.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): Head underground at Škocjan Caves, step into the grandiose world of Predjama Castle, and then Head underground at Planina Cave.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Postojna route website.

Drive from Pula to Postojna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Postojna

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 1:

Bled, Slovenia

— 2 nights
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Triglav National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Mala Osojnica, then hike along Vintgar Gorge, then explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle, and finally glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bled trip planner.

Getting from Postojna to Bled by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to San Candido.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 3:

San Candido, Italy

— 1 night
Innichen is a market town and comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy.It is located in the Puster Valley on the Drava River, about 80km northeast of Bolzano, on Italy's border with Austria. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): have fun at Parco Giochi "Mondo Magico della Foresta", then head outdoors with Alpinschule Globo Alpin, then don't miss a visit to Duomo di San Candido ''La Collegiata'', and finally stroll around Parco Naturale Tre Cime (Dolomiti Patrimonio dell’Umanita - UNESCO).

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Candido travel planner.

Traveling by car from Bled to San Candido takes 3 hours. Traveling from Bled in June, you will find days in San Candido are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in San Candido

Parks · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 3 — 4:
Highlights from your trip

Venice, Italy

— 3 nights

City of Romance

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Padua (Orto Botanico di Padova, Basilica of St. Anthony, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Venice online travel route planner.

You can drive from San Candido to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Candido in June, with highs in Venice at 32°C and lows at 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 4 — 7:

Verona, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romeo and Juliet

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 8th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Garda, see the interesting displays at Casa di Giulietta, and then steep yourself in history at Arena di Verona. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Torre dei Lamberti, browse the eclectic array of goods at Piazza delle Erbe, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, then explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio, and finally view the masterpieces at Fondazione Bisazza.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Verona trip maker website.

You can drive from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. June in Verona sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Como.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 7 — 9:

Como, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Silk

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Villa Carlotta, admire the landmark architecture of Villa del Balbianello, and then admire the natural beauty at I Giardini di Villa Melzi. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Greenway del Lago di Como and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Como.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Como online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Verona to Como takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Como can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Como

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 9 — 11:

Milan, Italy

— 2 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore, then explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, and finally take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, and then explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca di Brera.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Milan road trip app.

You can drive from Como to Milan in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 13:

Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Florence online visit planner.

Traveling by train from Milan to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Florence are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 15:

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and wander the streets of Trastevere.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Capri.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 15 — 18:

Capri, Italy

— 2 nights
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): get great views at Belvedere Cannone, take in nature's colorful creations at Giardini di Augusto, tour the pleasant surroundings at I Faraglioni, then take a memorable drive along Via Krupp, then Head underground at White Grotta, and finally pause for some photo ops at Natural Arch. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Parco Astarita, make a trip to Villa Lysis, then steep yourself in history at Villa Jovis, then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and finally don't miss a visit to Via Longano.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Capri online trip builder.

Do a combination of train and ferry from Rome to Capri in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Capri are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Positano.

Things to do in Capri

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 20:

Positano, Italy

— 4 nights
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Positano: Ravello (Le Ville di Ravello, Duomo di Ravello, &more) and Amalfi (Duomo di Sant'Andrea & Cloister del Paradiso). There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Il Sentiero Degli Dei, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria Assunta, look for gifts at LINOMANIA, and shop like a local with Miniaci Art Gallery.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Positano trip website.

You can ride a ferry from Capri to Positano in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Positano can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 24:

Croatia travel guide

4.4
Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.

Slovenia travel guide

4.2
Castles · Bodies of Water · Caves
Sunny Side of the Alps
From snowcapped Alpine peaks to sandy Adriatic beaches, a trip to Slovenia is like taking several vacations at once. Whatever the season, the country offers enticing natural attractions, all close at hand, including thick forests, scenic valleys, cave systems, waterfalls, lakes, and the Adriatic coast. For those seeking an active holiday, you'll fine an abundance of ski slopes, trails to hike, roads to bike, and rocks to climb. Pay a visit to some of Slovenia's spa resorts and take advantage of the fresh mountain air and thermal waters. Various castles, churches, and historical towns--many of which are fully preserved--tell stories of the country's past. In Slovenia's major cities, admire the architecture, explore the local arts, visit museums, and chat with the locals over a cup of coffee. Slovenian cuisine offers a blend of Alpine and Mediterranean tastes and is definitely worth trying, along with the country's wines.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Lake Como travel guide

4.2
Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."

Amalfi Coast travel guide

4.1
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Gardens
Renowned for its beautiful landscape and medieval fishing villages that cling precariously to the Mediterranean cliffs, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's top vacation destinations. This World Heritage Site stretches for about 50 km (30 mi) on the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula and offers numerous places to visit, from terraced lemon gardens and whitewashed villas to cliff-top views of the sea. Explore the coastline's towns, bays, and resorts. During the peak tourist season, the Amalfi Coast's single seaside road is often jammed with dozens of buses. For that reason, the ubiquitous scooter may be the best way to get around and sightsee. You can also access quite a bit by bicycle.