17 days in Italy, Croatia & Slovenia Itinerary

17 days in Italy, Croatia & Slovenia 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
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Bol, Croatia
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Split, Croatia
— 1 night
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Drive to Stinica, Ferry to Misnjak Rab, Drive to Rab Island
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Rab Island, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive
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Bled, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Modena, Italy
— 1 night
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Venice, Italy
— 2 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.
On the 22nd (Sat), steep yourself in history at Fort Lovrijenac, contemplate the long history of Walls of Dubrovnik, and then take a stroll through Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): stroll through Zarkovica Animal Shelter, then head off the coast to Lokrum Island, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

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New York City, USA to Dubrovnik is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Dubrovnik due to the time zone difference. July in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can 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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at House of Marco Polo, then kick back and relax at Pupnatska Luka Beach, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the next day, kick back and relax at Vela Przina Beach, don't miss a visit to Forteca, pause for some serene contemplation at Sveti Mihovil, then don't miss a visit to Korcula Town Walls, and finally step off the mainland to explore Badija.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Korcula Town visit planner.

You can ride a ferry from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. July in Korcula Town sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Hvar.
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Hvar, Croatia — 3 nights

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Mlini Beach and Pakleni Otoci. Get some cultural insight at Franciscan Monastery and Benedictine Monastery. Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Spanish Fortress, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hvar trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Korcula Town to Hvar in 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Hvar are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Bol.
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Bol, Croatia — 2 nights

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 29th (Sat), explore the fascinating underground world of Zmajeva špilja, then kick back and relax at Murvica Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn), and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Paklina Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Sumartin Beach, then do a tasting at Senjkovic Winery, then discover the deep blue sea with Fun Dive Club, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum uja.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bol road trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Hvar to Bol takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to catch the 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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): get outside with Outdoor Activities, then shop like a local with Riva Harbor, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Diocletian's Palace.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Split day trip planning website.

Ride a ferry from Bol to Split in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or take a bus. In July in Split, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Rab Island.
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Rab Island, Croatia — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Jelenovica Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Kandarola Nude Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Suha Punta Beach.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rab Island online holiday builder.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Split to Rab Island in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bled.
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Bled, Slovenia — 2 nights

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
On the 2nd (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Vintgar Gorge, savor the flavors at Wine Tasting Bled, then step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle, and finally glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Straža Bled, then take some stellar pictures from Mala Osojnica, then step off the mainland to explore Bled Island, and finally kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bled trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Rab Island to Bled by car takes about 5 hours. August in Bled sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Modena.
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Modena, Italy — 1 night

Capital of Engines

Deemed the Capital of Engines, Modena is the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari and the headquarters of Italian sports cars.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): savor the flavors at Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti, sample the fine beverages at Acetaia Villa San Donnino, see the interesting displays at Casa Museo Luciano Pavarotti, then see the interesting displays at Museo Ferrari, then push the limits with an extreme tour, and finally don't miss a visit to I Love Maranello.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Modena online travel route builder.

Drive from Bled to Modena in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bled in August, with highs in Modena at 88°F and lows at 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 2 nights

City of Romance

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, explore the activities along Canal Grande, take a stroll through Cannaregio, then don't miss a visit to Piazza della Frutta, then pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of St. Anthony. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, then enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice online trip planner.

Drive from Modena to Venice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of shuttle and train. In August, daytime highs in Venice are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Croatia travel guide

4.6
Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.
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Slovenia travel guide

4.2
Castles · Bodies of Water · Caves
Sunny Side of the Alps
From snowcapped Alpine peaks to sandy Adriatic beaches, a trip to Slovenia is like taking several vacations at once. Whatever the season, the country offers enticing natural attractions, all close at hand, including thick forests, scenic valleys, cave systems, waterfalls, lakes, and the Adriatic coast. For those seeking an active holiday, you'll fine an abundance of ski slopes, trails to hike, roads to bike, and rocks to climb. Pay a visit to some of Slovenia's spa resorts and take advantage of the fresh mountain air and thermal waters. Various castles, churches, and historical towns--many of which are fully preserved--tell stories of the country's past. In Slovenia's major cities, admire the architecture, explore the local arts, visit museums, and chat with the locals over a cup of coffee. Slovenian cuisine offers a blend of Alpine and Mediterranean tastes and is definitely worth trying, along with the country's wines.
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Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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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