33 days in Italy, Croatia & Bosnia and Herzegovina Itinerary

33 days in Italy, Croatia & Bosnia and Herzegovina Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
2
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
4
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
5
Zagreb, Croatia
— 4 nights
6
Split, Croatia
— 4 nights
7
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
8
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
9
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 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.
Visiting Cascata delle Marmore and Catacombs of Saint Callixtus will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will get to explore Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Change things up with these side-trips from Rome: Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto (in Spoleto), Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto) and Civita di Bagnoregio (in Bagnoregio). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Clement Basilica, and explore the ancient world of Pantheon.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome road trip tool.

Sydney, Australia to Rome is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Rome is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Sydney in September, expect Rome to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, Duomo di Orvieto, Cascata delle Marmore, Civita di Bagnoregio
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Your inner history buff will appreciate Historic Centre of San Gimignano and Duomo di Pisa. Step out of Florence to go to Chiusdino and see Abbazia di San Galgano, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, and don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence trip builder website.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Florence are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Duomo di Pisa, Abbazia di San Galgano, Historic Centre of San Gimignano
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano

2
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.
On the 10th (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Campo San Maurizio, examine the collection at Museo della Musica, explore the world behind art at La Bottega dei Mascareri, thenexplore the world behind art at Ca' Pesaro Galleria Internazionale d'Arte Moderna, thentake a stroll through Cannaregio, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Campo del Ghetto. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giorgio dei Greci, make a trip to Chiesa di San Zaccaria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dei Miracoli, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Salvador, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa del Santissimo Redentore, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santo Stefano.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Venice trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Chiesa di San Giorgio dei Greci ©
Chiesa di San Giorgio dei Greci
Cannaregio ©
Cannaregio
Santa Maria dei Miracoli ©
Santa Maria dei Miracoli

4
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to San Giorgio Maggiore and La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda. Piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Piazza dei Signori (in Vicenza) and Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Piazza dei Signori). See some other sides of Venice: wander the streets of Dorsoduro, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, and admire the landmark architecture of Scala Contarini del Bovolo.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Venice travel route website.

Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Padua, Piazza dei Signori, La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda ©
La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari

4
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Get some cultural insight at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) and Museum of Broken Relationships. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Upper Town (Gornji Grad) and Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan). Change things up with these side-trips from Zagreb: Old Castle (Stari Grad) (in Varazdin) and Plitvice Lakes National Park (in Plitvice Lakes National Park). There's lots more to do: take the plunge with a skydiving experience, take an in-depth tour of Tortureum - Museum of Torture, admire the masterpieces at Atelier Mestrovic, and examine the collection at Zagreb 80's Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Zagreb road trip planning app.

Getting from Venice to Zagreb by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Venice in September, things will get slightly colder in Zagreb: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Split.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan), Old Castle (Stari Grad), Plitvice Lakes National Park
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka)

4
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Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Get a sense of the local culture at Palazzo di Diocleziano and Historic City of Trogir. Escape the urban bustle at Omis and Cetina River and River Rafting & Tubing. Change things up with these side-trips from Split: Church Of St. Roch (in Kastel Novi) and Hvar (Spanjola & Franciscan Monastery). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Old Split, don't miss a visit to Split Synagogue, get engrossed in the history at Etnografski muzej Split, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Split tour builder website.

Fly from Zagreb to Split in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, Split is a bit warmer than Zagreb - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Hvar, Church Of St. Roch, Historic City of Trogir, Omis and Cetina River
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir
Old Split ©
Old Split

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Speed Boats Tours and Fort Bokar. Popular historic sites such as Dubrovnik City Walls and Brsalje Street are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at War Photo Limited, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dominican Monastery, head off the coast to Lokrum Island, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Dubrovnik trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Split to Dubrovnik in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. September in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Mostar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Vlaho Bukovac House
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
War Photo Limited ©
War Photo Limited

1
night
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Museum of War and Genocide Victims 1992-1995, steep yourself in history at Old Bridge (Stari Most), and then learn about winemaking at Andrija Wine Cellars.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Mostar online travel route planner.

Getting from Dubrovnik to Mostar by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Dubrovnik in September since evenings lows in Mostar dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Mostar

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Andrija Wine Cellars
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Old Bridge (Stari Most) ©
Old Bridge (Stari Most)
Museum of War and Genocide Victims 1992-1995 ©

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nights
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo ©
Nearly destroyed by war during the 1990s, the riverside city of Sarajevo now serves as one of the region's major educational, cultural, and commercial hubs.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bascarsija and Church of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel in Sarajevo. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Galerija 11/07/95 and Svrzo House. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Museum Of Crimes Against Humanity And Genocide 1992-1995, wander the streets of Ferhadija Pedestrian Street, enjoy breathtaking views from The Yellow Fortress, and browse the collection at Gazi Husrev Begova Biblioteka.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sarajevo travel planner.

You can drive from Mostar to Sarajevo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Mostar in September, expect Sarajevo to be little chillier, temps between °C and °C. On the 1st (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Galerija 11/07/95 ©
Galerija 11/07/95
Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija

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