32 days in France, Italy & Croatia Itinerary

32 days in France, Italy & Croatia Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  24 h
1
Paris, France
— 6 nights
Fly:  5 h
2
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
4
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  4 h
5
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  4 h
6
Bari, Italy
— 1 night
Ferry:  7 h 30 min
7
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
8
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
9
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h
10
Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: Melbourne, Australia

6
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Mont Saint-Michel & Normandy Tour - Emi Travel Paris, Moulin Rouge, Walt Disney Studios Park, and other attractions. Step out of the city life by going to Ile Saint-Louis and Île de la Cité. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Latin Quarter and admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Paris online itinerary planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Paris is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Paris, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in September: high temperatures in Paris hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. On the 11th (Fri), you'll travel to Venice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Tours Theme Parks

Side Trips

Walt Disney Studios Park, Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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 Ponte di Rialto, Ponte dell'Accademia and St Mark's Campanile. Cannaregio and Piazza San Marco are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Doge's Palace, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, explore the activities along Canal Grande, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Venice travel route planner.

Getting from Paris to Venice by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in September, things will get a bit warmer in Venice: highs are around 29°C and lows about 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Cannaregio ©
Cannaregio
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Piazza del Duomo, Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, and other attractions. Get a sense of the local culture at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Piazzale Michelangelo.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Florence

Wineries Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

2
nights
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.
You've now added Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Florence to Cinque Terre in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre ©
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre

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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Wine Tours & Tastings, Roof Cocktail Bar, Spanish Steps, and other attractions you added. Get a sense of the local culture at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. It doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Vatican Museums and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rome online itinerary maker.

Getting from Cinque Terre to Rome by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In September in Rome, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Thu) before leaving for Bari.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Wineries Tours

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

1
night
Bari, Italy

Bari
Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bari route builder site.

Getting from Rome to Bari by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. You will leave for Dubrovnik on the 25th (Fri).

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites Outdoors Nightlife

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.
You've added Dance Beach, Old Town, Dubrovnik Walks, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): join in the after-dark buzz at Malvasija Wine Bar. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls, thentake a tour by water with Dubrovnik Walks, thentake a stroll through Old Town, and finally cozy up to a beverage at Skar Winery Dubrovnik.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Dubrovnik holiday planner.

Getting from Bari to Dubrovnik by ferry takes about 11 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. In September in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 20°C at night. You'll set off for Split on the 28th (Mon).

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Srebreno Beach
Highlights from your plan
Srebreno Beach ©
Srebreno Beach
Dubrovnik Walks ©
Dubrovnik Walks
Old Town ©
Old Town

2
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Palazzo di Diocleziano as well as Game of Thrones Tour. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Cathedral of Saint Domnius and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Palazzo di Diocleziano. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Putalj Winery.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Split itinerary planner.

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Split in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. September in Split sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Split

Tours Historic Sites Wineries
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Putalj Winery ©
Putalj Winery
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

1
night
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 1st (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Plitvice Lakes National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Split to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can catch the bus to Zagreb.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park

2
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Lower Town, Alcatraz, Museum of Broken Relationships, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Krapina Neanderthal Museum, step into the grandiose world of Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan), thenwalk around Zrinjevac, thensee the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at Alcatraz. On your second day here, wander the streets of Upper Town (Gornji Grad) and then take a stroll through Lower Town.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Zagreb road trip planner.

You can take a bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zagreb in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan), Krapina Neanderthal Museum
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan) ©
Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan)
Krapina Neanderthal Museum ©
Krapina Neanderthal Museum

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