18 days in Italy, Croatia & Slovenia Itinerary

18 days in Italy, Croatia & Slovenia Itinerary

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18 days in Italy, Croatia & Slovenia Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem, Israel
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Korcula Town, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Bol, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Split, Croatia
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  4​h 30​min
5
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
7
Verona, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
8
Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
End: Jerusalem, Israel

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Gradske Zidine and Stradun. Let the collections at War Photo Limited and Franciscan Monastery capture your imagination. Go for a jaunt from Dubrovnik to Srebreno to see Srebreno Beach about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Old Town, view the masterpieces at Art by Stjepko, get engrossed in the history at Rector's Palace, and look for gifts at Clara Stones.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik online trip itinerary planner .

Jerusalem, Israel to Dubrovnik is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Jerusalem in September; daily highs in Dubrovnik reach 29°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Srebreno Beach
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Walls of Dubrovnik ©
Walls of Dubrovnik
Old Town ©
Old Town
Rector's Palace ©
Rector's Palace

3
nights
Korcula Town, Croatia

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
On the 7th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Przina Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mark's Cathedral, view the masterpieces at Vapor gallery, then look for gifts at Coral Shop Irena, then don't miss a visit to Kula Svih Svetih, and finally stop by Electric Ladyland Design Shop. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Kutak Knjiga, contemplate the long history of Korcula Town Walls, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sveti Mihovil, and finally kick back and relax at Pupnatska Luca Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Korcula Town trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In September in Korcula Town, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Bol.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Vela Przina Beach
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Vela Przina Beach ©
Vela Przina Beach
Bags by Kristina ©
Bags by Kristina
Korcula Town Walls ©
Korcula Town Walls

1
night
Bol, Croatia

Bol ©
An hour boat ride from Split on the island of Brac, Bol boasts a charming old town, pebble beach, and great windsurfing conditions. Historical charm abounds here in the form of stone houses, narrow pedestrian streets, and historical attractions marked with panels.
On the 9th (Sun), kick back and relax at Paklina Beach and then kick back and relax at Murvica Beach.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bol route planning site .

You can ride a ferry from Korcula Town to Bol in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Split.

Things to do in Bol

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Murvica Beach
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Murvica Beach ©
Murvica Beach

1
night
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 10th (Mon), admire the striking features of Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius, delve into the distant past at Diocletian's Palace, and then stop by Filigran Split.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Split online attractions planner .

Ride a ferry from Bol to Split in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Split can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Shopping
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Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Filigran Split ©
Filigran Split

1
night
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana melds German, Mediterranean, and Slovenian culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): stop by Skusek, stop by La Chocolate, then stop by Old Town Souvenirs, and finally stop by Agent Panda Concept Store.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Ljubljana itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Split to Ljubljana by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Split in September, expect Ljubljana to be little chillier, temps between 23°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Shopping
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Skusek ©
Skusek

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.
For shopping fun, head to BrAgora or Paper Owl. Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica di San Marco and St. Mark's Square. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and look for gifts at Raggio Veneziano.

Before you visit Venice, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Ljubljana to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ljubljana in September, expect Venice to be a bit warmer, temps between 29°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
St. Mark's Square ©
St. Mark's Square
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

1
night
Verona, Italy

Verona ©
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.
On the 15th (Sat), see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona, don't miss a visit to Piazza delle Erbe, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, then admire the masterpieces at Museo di Castelvecchio, and finally stop by Piacere Divino Enoteca E Vini Sfusi. On your second day here, browse for treasures at Libreria Antiquaria Perini, stop by Cioccolateria Via Conventino, look for gifts at Baol Atelier Creativo, then look for gifts at The Merchant of Venice - Store Verona, and finally look for gifts at Diletta Sicilia.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Verona trip builder site .

Take a train from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Verona

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

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nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Spiaggia di Onno and Al Puunt-Snack Beach Bar. For shopping fun, head to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II or Rush Cycle by Rush Srls. Venture out of the city with trips to Micromercato Moltrasio (in Moltrasio), Alimentari Da Caio (in Bellagio) and Como (Broletto, Peter Ci Abbigliamento, & more). It doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Milan trip planning tool .

Getting from Verona to Milan by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September in Milan, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Shopping Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Como, Micromercato Moltrasio, Rush Cycle by Rush Srls, Al Puunt-Snack Beach Bar, Alimentari Da Caio
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Broletto ©
Broletto

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