23 days in Italy & Croatia Itinerary

23 days in Italy & Croatia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 day
2
Split, Croatia
— 4 nights
3
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
4
Salerno, Italy
— 3 nights
5
Tivoli, Italy
— 1 night
6
Siena, Italy
— 3 nights
7
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
8
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights

1
day
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at The Upper Lakes.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Plitvice Lakes National Park trip planning app.

Toronto, Canada to Plitvice Lakes National Park is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Split.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature
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The Upper Lakes
The Upper Lakes

4
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Popular historic sites such as Franciscan Monastery and Palazzo di Diocleziano are in your itinerary. Relax by the water at Dubovica Beach and Punta Rata Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Church Of St. Roch (in Kastel Novi), Origin Natural & Original Beauty (in Omis) and Spanjola (in Hvar). There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, delve into the distant past at Temple of Jupiter, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St Kuzma and St Damjan, and admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Split sightseeing planning tool.

Traveling by car from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Split takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. September in Split sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Hvar, Church Of St. Roch, Origin Natural & Original Beauty, Punta Rata Beach, Dubovica Beach
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Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano

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.
Visit Dubrovnik City Walls and The Franciscan Church and Monastery for their historical value. Visit Sunj Beach and Pasjaca Beach for some beach relaxation. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Old Town, step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island, and get engrossed in the history at Rector's Palace.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Split to Dubrovnik takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Salerno.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Sunj Beach, Pasjaca Beach
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island

3
nights
Salerno, Italy

Salerno ©
While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
Visit Duomo di Ravello and Villa Cimbrone Gardens for their historical value. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Fornillo and Spiaggia di castiglione. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salerno: Villa Rufolo (in Ravello), Lido di Ravello (in Castiglione) and Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Le Vigne di Raito, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cloister del Paradiso, and enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Lannio.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Salerno road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Salerno takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Salerno when traveling from Dubrovnik in September, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tivoli.

Things to do in Salerno

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ravello, Amalfi, Fornillo, Spiaggia Lannio, Le Vigne di Raito
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Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

1
night
Tivoli, Italy

Tivoli ©
Tivoli is a town and comune in Lazio, central Italy, about 30km east-north-east of Rome, at the falls of the Aniene river where it issues from the Sabine hills. On the 20th (Fri), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, delve into the distant past at Villa Adriana, and then stroll through Villa d'Este.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tivoli driving holiday planner.

Getting from Salerno to Tivoli by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Salerno in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of °C in Tivoli. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Tivoli

Historic Sites Spas Parks

Side Trip

Spas
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Villa Adriana ©
Villa Adriana
Villa d'Este ©
Villa d'Este
Spas

3
nights
Siena, Italy

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Visit Duomo di Siena and Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Siena: Guardastelle Vineyard (in San Gimignano), Montalcino (Mate Winery & Castiglion del Bosco) and Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate). There's more to do: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area and make a trip to Piazza del Campo.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Siena online itinerary planner.

Drive from Tivoli to Siena in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Siena sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Wineries Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Montalcino, Guardastelle Vineyard
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Guardastelle Vineyard ©
Guardastelle Vineyard
Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona ©
Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena

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nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica of Santa Croce. Take a break from Florence with a short trip to Castello del Trebbio in Santa Brigida, about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Florence day trip website.

Traveling by car from Siena to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Florence can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Castello del Trebbio
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Castello del Trebbio ©
Castello del Trebbio

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Piazza San Marco and Scrovegni Chapel. Step out of Venice with an excursion to Basilica of St. Anthony in Padua--about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and steep yourself in history at St Mark's Campanile.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Venice road trip app.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Venice are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Padua
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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