26 days in Italy, Slovenia & Croatia Itinerary

26 days in Italy, Slovenia & Croatia Itinerary

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1
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
2
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
3
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
4
Postojna, Slovenia
— 1 night
5
Bled, Slovenia
— 1 night
6
Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
7
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 2 nights
8
Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
9
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, La Pieta, and other attractions. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and Duomo di Orvieto. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary app.

Melbourne, Australia to Rome is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in September, with highs in Rome at °C and lows at °C. You will leave for Florence on the 14th (Mon).

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Duomo di Orvieto
Highlights from your plan
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You've now added Leaning Tower of Pisa to your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Portovenere and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Get some cultural insight at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Florence Academy of Fine Arts. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Florence online route planner.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 18th (Fri), you're off to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Portovenere, Leaning Tower of Pisa
Highlights from your plan
Portovenere ©
Portovenere
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Discover Burano, Natural History Museum and Ponte di Rialto. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Doge's Palace and Piazza San Marco. And it doesn't end there: stop by Cannaregio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, and explore the activities along Canal Grande.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Venice trip itinerary site.

Drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September in Venice, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. You'll set off for Postojna on the 21st (Mon).

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Discover Burano
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Cannaregio ©
Cannaregio

1
night
Postojna, Slovenia

Postojna ©
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.
On the 21st (Mon), explore the fascinating underground world of Planina Cave and then look for gifts at Guštarna.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Postojna trip planner.

You can drive from Venice to Postojna in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Venice in September, expect Postojna to be little chillier, temps between °C and °C. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll travel to Bled.

Things to do in Postojna

Nature Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Planina Cave ©
Planina Cave
Guštarna ©
Guštarna

1
night
Bled, Slovenia

Bled ©
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 22nd (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vintgar Gorge.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Bled road trip site.

You can drive from Postojna to Bled in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Bled can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. You'll set off for Zagreb on the 23rd (Wed).

Things to do in Bled

Historic Sites Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Vintgar Gorge
Highlights from your plan
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge
Bled Castle ©
Bled Castle

2
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
You've added Ilica, Tkalciceva, Lower Town, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): make a trip to Tunel Gric, see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, and then explore the world behind art at Atelier Mestrovic. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): wander the streets of Ilica, don't miss a visit to Tkalciceva, thensee the interesting displays at Zagreb 80's Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Upper Town (Gornji Grad).

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Zagreb trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bled to Zagreb takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Zagreb are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 25th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
Lower Town
Lower Town
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka)

2
nights
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 25th (Fri), explore the activities along The Lower Lakes.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Plitvice Lakes National Park holiday builder.

Traveling by bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Pevalekovi Slapovi ©
Pevalekovi Slapovi
The Lower Lakes ©
The Lower Lakes
Veliki Prstavac ©
Veliki Prstavac

3
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Take a break from the city and head to Marjan Park and Tvrdic Honey. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cathedral of Saint Domnius and Church of St. Roko. Go for a jaunt from Split to Omis to see Starigrad Fortress about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Putalj Winery, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, get engrossed in the history at Etnografski muzej Split, and explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Split trip planner.

Drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Split in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September, daytime highs in Split are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Tvrdic Honey, Starigrad Fortress
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Marjan Park ©
Marjan Park
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Putalj Winery ©
Putalj Winery

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Skar Winery Dubrovnik, Malvasija Wine Bar and Stradun. Get some cultural insight at Old Town and Art by Stjepko. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Dubrovnik City Walls and step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island.

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Getting from Split to Dubrovnik by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. September in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. You will leave for home on the 3rd (Sat).

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Nightlife Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Malvasija Wine Bar ©
Malvasija Wine Bar

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