7 days in Zadar & Venice Itinerary

7 days in Zadar & Venice Itinerary

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7 days in Zadar & Venice Itinerary

Start: Porto, Portugal
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Zadar, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
+2
train + shuttle + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Porto, Portugal

4
nights
Zadar, Croatia

Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Kids will enjoy Cigrada Beach and Jadro Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Archaeological Museum Zadar. Step out of Zadar to go to Simuni and see Simuni Beach, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, stop by Natura Zara, don't miss a visit to Zadar Land City Gates, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of Ancient Glass.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Zadar trip planner .

Porto, Portugal to Zadar is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Porto in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Zadar: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Zadar

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Simuni Beach, Jadro Beach, The Church of the Holy Cross, Cigrada Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat
Zadar Land City Gates ©
Zadar Land City Gates

1
night
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 14th (Sun), take a stroll through Dorsoduro, then look for all kinds of wild species at Lio Piccolo, and then pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Scuola Grande di San Rocco, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, then take a stroll through Cannaregio, and finally look for gifts at Vetreria Cenedese & Gasparini.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, use the Venice trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Zadar to Venice in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wildlife

Side Trips

Lio Piccolo, Vetreria Cenedese & Gasparini
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Dorsoduro ©
Dorsoduro
Scuola Grande di San Rocco ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco

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