16 days in Italy & Croatian Coast Itinerary

16 days in Italy & Croatian Coast Itinerary

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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Korcula Town, Croatia
— 2 nights
Ferry to Stari Grad, Taxi to Hvar
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Hvar, Croatia
— 1 night
Ferry
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Bol, Croatia
— 1 night
Ferry
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Split, Croatia
— 1 night
Fly
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Monza, Italy
— 2 nights
Train
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia — 2 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): steep yourself in history at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, then head off the coast to Lokrum Island, and then steep yourself in history at Fort Lovrijenac. On your second day here, stop by Old Town, then make a trip to Pile Gate, and then contemplate the long history of Walls of Dubrovnik.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik online trip itinerary builder.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Dubrovnik is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Johannesburg, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Dubrovnik, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Korcula Town.
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Korcula Town, Croatia — 2 nights

Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
On the 4th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mark's Cathedral, browse the exhibits of Vapor gallery, then see the interesting displays at Korcula Town Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Pupnatska Luka Beach. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Kula Morska Vrata, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sveti Mihovil, then make a trip to Forteca, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vela Przina Beach, and finally do a tasting at Lovric Winery.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Korcula Town trip planner.

Getting from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hvar.
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Hvar, Croatia — 1 night

Croatian St. Tropez

The Croatian island of Hvar serves as a picturesque location for a Mediterranean holiday, with a range of offerings from quiet coves to a lively medieval town.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): admire the striking features of Franciscan Monastery, then take some stellar pictures from Spanish Fortress, and then kick back and relax at Mlini Beach.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hvar road trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Korcula Town to Hvar takes 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Hvar can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Bol.
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Bol, Croatia — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): stroll through Murvica Beach and then kick back and relax at Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn).

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bol trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Hvar to Bol in an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Bol can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Split.
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Split, Croatia — 1 night

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 8th (Sat), admire the striking features of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, then learn more about the world around you at Diocletians Dream, then examine the collection at Froggyland, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Diocletian's Palace.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Split trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Bol to Split takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or take a bus. In July in Split, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Monza.
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Monza, Italy — 2 nights

Monza is a city and comune on the River Lambro, a tributary of the Po in the Lombardy region of Italy, about 15km north-northeast of Milan. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giorgio, pause for some serene contemplation at S. Giovanni Battista, and then go for a walk through Green Way dei Patriarchi. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Il Giardino Botanico - Hotel Villa Cipressi, then admire the striking features of Villa Monastero, and then view the masterpieces at Paul DEMARIA - The Open Lake & Landscape Studio d’Arte.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Monza day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Split to Monza takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and finally admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Palazzo Vecchio, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Florence tour itinerary planning app.

Getting from Monza to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica will appeal to history buffs. Pantheon and Piazza Navona are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and wander the streets of Trastevere.

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You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can fly back home.
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Italy travel guide

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Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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