26 days in Italy & Croatian Coast Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive to Sorrento, Ferry to Capri
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Capri, Italy
— 2 nights
Ferry to Sorrento, Drive to Bari
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Bari, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Korcula Town, Croatia
— 4 nights
Ferry to Stari Grad, Taxi to Hvar
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Hvar, Croatia
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Bol, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then take an in-depth tour of Welcome To Rome, then stroll the grounds of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. Here are some ideas for day two: take an exotic tour of Safari d'Arte, then stop by Trastevere, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rome itinerary builder.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Rome is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Rome is 4 hours. When traveling from Rio de Janeiro in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Rome, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Capri.
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Capri, Italy — 2 nights

The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): stroll through Marina Grande Public Beach, then get engrossed in the history at Villa San Michele, then take in the awesome beauty at Monte Solaro, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Marina Piccola. Here are some ideas for day two: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Capri trip planner.

Do a combination of train and ferry from Rome to Capri in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Bari.
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Bari, Italy — 3 nights

Gateway to Apulia

Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo del Fischietto in Terracotta citta di Rutigliano Domenico Divella and Trullo Sovrano. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Lido Ottagono and Lungomare Imperatore Augusto. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bari: Centro Storico Locorotondo (in Locorotondo), Lama Monachile (in Polignano a Mare) and Grotta del Trullo (in Putignano). There's much more to do: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte di Castellana, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica San Nicola.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bari trip maker tool.

Getting from Capri to Bari by combination of ferry and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and flight. August in Bari sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.
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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 29th (Tue): zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, explore the world behind art at Red History Museum, make a trip to Pile Gate, enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, then examine the collection at Love Stories Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monument of Poet Ivan Gundulic. Here are some ideas for day two: learn more about the world around you at Lokrum Visitor Center, head off the coast to Lokrum Island, contemplate the long history of Walls of Dubrovnik, then contemplate the long history of The Franciscan Church and Monastery, and finally view the masterpieces at Art by Stjepko.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Dubrovnik attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Bari to Dubrovnik takes 9 hours. In August, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Korcula Town.
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Korcula Town, Croatia — 4 nights

Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Let the collections at House of Marco Polo and Korcula Town Museum capture your imagination. Get in touch with nature at Fishing Charters & Tours and Vela Przina Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Korcula Town: Vela Luka (Vela Spila, Proizd Island, &more). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Lovric Winery, step off the mainland to explore Badija, take an in-depth tour of Bishop's Treasury Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sveti Mihovil.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Korcula Town trip itinerary maker tool.

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 August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to 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.
Popular historic sites such as Spanish Fortress and Fort Napoljun - Napolean are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at Pakleni Otoci and Kayaking & Canoeing. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Dubovica Beach, learn about winemaking at Tomic Winery, and look for gifts at Mamma Mia the Boutique.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hvar trip planner.

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Korcula Town to Hvar in 2.5 hours. In September in Hvar, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Bol.
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Bol, Croatia — 3 nights

An hour boat ride from Split on the island of Brac, Bol boasts a charming old town, pebble beach, and great windsurfing conditions.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Murvica Beach and Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn). Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Paddle&Explore will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Jaksic Gallery (in Donji Humac), Supetar Bay (in Supetar) and Museum uja (in Skrip). It doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Vidova Gora and learn about winemaking at Stina.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bol vacation planner.

You can ride a ferry from Hvar to Bol in an hour. In September, daytime highs in Bol are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel 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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