15 days in Southern Italy & Croatian Coast Itinerary

15 days in Southern Italy & Croatian Coast Itinerary

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15 days in Southern Italy & Croatian Coast Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  25 h
1
Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Ravello, Italy
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Train + Fly:  8 h 15 min
3
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Hvar, Croatia
— 2 nights
Ferry:  3 h 45 min
5
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  27 h
End: Brisbane, Australia

2
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Change things up with these side-trips from Naples: Pompeii (Villa dei Misteri & Temple of Apollo), Bossa (in Salerno) and Vietri sul Mare (Spiaggia di Marina d'Albori & Le Vigne di Raito). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Underground Naples, admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero, and see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Naples online tour itinerary builder.

Brisbane, Australia to Naples is an approximately 25- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Brisbane to Naples. Traveling from Brisbane in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 20°C in Naples. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ravello.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Pompeii, Vietri sul Mare, Bossa
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ©
Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito

2
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
On the 4th (Fri), Head underground at Grotte di Suppraiano, then enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally make a trip to Fiordo di Furore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Duomo di Ravello, admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, then admire the local landmark of Fontana sant'Andrea, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ravello day trip site.

Drive from Naples to Ravello in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Naples in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Ravello, with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Split.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Amalfi, Positano, Grotte di Suppraiano, Fiordo di Furore
Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

2
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Split is known for historic sites, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Palazzo di Diocleziano, explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Split attractions tool.

Do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Ravello to Split in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Split when traveling from Ravello in September, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

2
nights
Hvar, Croatia

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 9th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Spanjola, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Monastery, and then head off the coast to Jerolim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Mekicevica Beach and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hvar trip planner.

You can drive from Split to Hvar in 1.5 hours. In September in Hvar, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take a stroll through Old Town and then step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, then steep yourself in history at Dubrovnik City Walls, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Hvar to Dubrovnik takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls

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