26 days in Italy, Split & Zagreb Itinerary

26 days in Italy, Split & Zagreb Itinerary

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26 days in Italy, Split & Zagreb Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Milan, Italy
— 1 day
train:  3​h
2
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
5
L'Aquila, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Isernia, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
9
Zagreb, Croatia
— 3 nights
10
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Toronto, Canada

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): make a trip to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Milan trip planner .

Toronto, Canada to Milan is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time is 6 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in April: high temperatures in Milan hover around 22°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can take a train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Monumental Cemetery ©
Monumental Cemetery

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cinque Terre footpaths, then hike along Il Sentiero da Levanto a Monterosso, and then look for gifts at Fabbrica d'Arte Monterosso. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the waterfront at Passeggiata Lungomare, get outside with Monterosso boat tours - A bordo con Beppe, and then learn about winemaking at Cinque Terre Walk and Drink.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cinque Terre trip maker app .

You can take a train from Milan to Cinque Terre in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Cinque Terre footpaths ©
Cinque Terre footpaths
Fabbrica d'Arte Monterosso ©
Fabbrica d'Arte Monterosso

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Take a break from Florence with a short trip to Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa, about 1h 35 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and examine the collection at Pitti Palace.

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Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Rome travel itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to L'Aquila.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

1
night
L'Aquila, Italy

L'Aquila ©
L'Aquila is a city and comune in Southern Italy, both the capital city of the Abruzzo region and of the Province of L'Aquila., it has a population of 70,967 inhabitants. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa della Madonna del Lago, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Abruzzo - MUNDA, then make a trip to Basilica di Santa Maria di Collemaggio e Porta Santa, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Oratorio di San Pellegrino.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the L'Aquila day trip site .

Traveling by bus from Rome to L'Aquila takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. April in L'Aquila sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Isernia.

Things to do in L'Aquila

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Oratorio di San Pellegrino, Chiesa della Madonna del Lago
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1
night
Isernia, Italy

Isernia ©
Isernia is a town and comune in the southern Italian region of Molise, and the capital of province of Isernia.GeographySituated on a rocky crest rising from 350to between the Carpino and the Sordo rivers, the plan of Isernia still reflects the ancient layout of the Roman town, with a central wide street, the cardo maximus, still represented by Corso Marcelli, and side streets at right angles on both sides.The commune of Isernia includes 16 frazioni. On the 14th (Wed), see the interesting displays at MUSEC Museo dei Costumi del Molise, then don't miss a visit to Sito Archeologico la Pineta Isernia, then get your game on at Un Mondo da Favola, and finally take a stroll through Borgo Medievale di Fornelli.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Isernia online itinerary builder .

Drive from L'Aquila to Isernia in 2.5 hours. April in Isernia sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Naples.

Things to do in Isernia

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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MUSEC Museo dei Costumi del Molise ©
MUSEC Museo dei Costumi del Molise
Un Mondo da Favola ©
Un Mondo da Favola

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. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): make a trip to Miglio Sacro, engage your brain at MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti, stop by Cardine, then explore the world behind art at Museo Cappella Sansevero, and finally delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Oltre I Resti, examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, and then get outside with Francesco (Frank) Carpegna - Walking with the Gods.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Naples trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Isernia to Naples in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Split.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Pompeii Archaeological Park, Francesco (Frank) Carpegna - Walking with the Gods
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Miglio Sacro ©
Miglio Sacro
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park

3
nights
Split, Croatia

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Split is known for historic sites, adventure, parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Diocletian's Palace, learn about winemaking at Putalj Winery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and stroll around Marjan Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Split using our trip planner.

Fly from Naples to Split in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Split

Tours Historic Sites Adventure
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

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nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Zagreb is known for museums, historic sites, fun & games, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: put a fun spin on your tour with Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and stop by Kredenca Zagreb.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Zagreb road trip planning site .

You can fly from Split to Zagreb in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Split in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Zagreb, with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb ©
Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb
Walking tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica di Sant’Antonio). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and see the interesting displays at Museo Ebraico di Venezia.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Venice trip planner .

You can drive from Zagreb to Venice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. Traveling from Zagreb in April, Venice is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Padua
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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