20 days in Northwest Italy, Southern Italy & Croatia Itinerary

20 days in Northwest Italy, Southern Italy & Croatia Itinerary

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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
2
Portoferraio, Italy
— 1 night
3
Siena, Italy
— 2 nights
4
Assisi, Italy
— 2 nights
5
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
6
Ravello, Italy
— 2 nights
7
Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
8
Rovinj, Croatia
— 2 nights
9
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Centro Storico and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Pitti Palace. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Pisa (Duomo di Pisa & Baptistery of St. John). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Basilica San Miniato al Monte, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Florence trip maker website.

Edmonton, Canada to Florence is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Edmonton in June; daily highs in Florence reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Pisa
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Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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Portoferraio, Italy

Portoferraio ©
Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. On the 20th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Capo Bianco, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Di Sansone, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Seccione, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Cavoli.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Portoferraio trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Florence to Portoferraio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. When traveling from Florence in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Portoferraio, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Siena.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Spiaggia di Cavoli
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Spiaggia Di Sansone ©
Spiaggia Di Sansone
Spiaggia di Cavoli ©
Spiaggia di Cavoli
Spiaggia di Seccione ©
Spiaggia di Seccione

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Siena, Italy

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
On the 21st (Sun), contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of San Gimignano and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbazia di San Galgano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Castello di Monteriggioni, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Torre del Mangia, and finally don't miss a visit to Centro Storico di Siena.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Siena trip website.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Portoferraio to Siena in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Traveling from Portoferraio in June, you will find days in Siena are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Abbazia di San Galgano, Historic Centre of San Gimignano, Castello di Monteriggioni
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Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano
Castello di Monteriggioni ©
Castello di Monteriggioni

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Assisi, Italy

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 23rd (Tue), steep yourself in history at Eremo delle Carceri, step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Chiara, thensee the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cripta di San Francesco, steep yourself in history at San Damiano, step into the grandiose world of Rocca Paolina, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, and finally steep yourself in history at Piazza del Duomo.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Assisi travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Siena to Assisi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Assisi sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Spoleto, Rocca Paolina
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Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
San Damiano ©
San Damiano

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, thensteep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, thenmake a trip to Roman Forum, and then steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rome holiday builder.

Traveling by car from Assisi to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

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Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa dell'Annunziata, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di castiglione. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Lido di Ravello, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ravello trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rome to Ravello takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. While traveling from Rome, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Ravello, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Naples.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fornillo, Chiesa dell'Annunziata, Duomo di Sant'Andrea
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Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

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Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 29th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Napoli, delve into the distant past at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, and then delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): shop like a local with Sol’Art Ceramiche, admire the masterpieces at Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, thenget to know the fascinating history of Lungomare Caracciolo, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Underground Naples.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Naples road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Ravello to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Ravello in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Naples, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rovinj.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Pompeii Archaeological Park, Sol’Art Ceramiche, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
Lungomare Caracciolo ©
Lungomare Caracciolo

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Rovinj, Croatia

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): visit Old Town, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Euphemia, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Port of Rovinj, and finally delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre de Pula. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Eufrazijeva Street, thensteep yourself in history at Porec Old Town, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Euphrasius Basilica, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at National Park Brijuni.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rovinj online trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Naples to Rovinj in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and shuttle. Traveling from Naples in June, plan for little chillier nights in Rovinj, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Porec, Amphitheatre de Pula, National Park Brijuni
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Porec Old Town ©
Porec Old Town

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Piazza San Marco and Basilica of St. Anthony. You'll explore and learn at Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Castello Estense (in Ferrara) and Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, take a stroll through Cannaregio, and steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rovinj to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and train; or ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Padua, Castello Estense
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Scrovegni Chapel ©
Scrovegni Chapel

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