11 days in Trieste, Rijeka & Opatija Itinerary

11 days in Trieste, Rijeka & Opatija Itinerary

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Trieste, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rijeka, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Opatija, Croatia
— 1 day
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Rijeka, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Trieste, Italy
— 1 night
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Trieste, Italy

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

Trieste is a charming old town with a quiet atmosphere often compared to eastern European cities.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Aquileia and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimitero Al Milite Ignoto. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo del Lloyd Triestino (oggi della Giunta Regionale), and then take in the awesome beauty at Carso Triestino.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Trieste trip maker.

Atlanta, USA to Trieste is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Atlanta to Trieste due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Atlanta in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Trieste: temperatures range from 67°F by day to 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Rijeka.

Things to do in Trieste

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 10 — 12:

Rijeka, Croatia

— 3 nights
Rijeka is the principal seaport and the third-largest city in Croatia (after Zagreb and Split). You've now added Kastav to your itinerary. Take a break from Rijeka with a short trip to The Museum of Army Collections from the Croatian Homeland War in Karlovac, about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Gradski Toranj (City Tower), examine the collection at St. Vitus Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Korzo, and shop like a local with Rijeka Central Market.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rijeka online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Trieste to Rijeka takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in October, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Opatija.

Things to do in Rijeka

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 12 — 15:

Opatija, Croatia

— 1 day
You'll find Opatija dotted with exquisite villas from its days as a posh Viennese resort town.
On the 15th (Sat), stop by Kredenca Opatija, then don't miss a visit to Maiden With The Seagull, and then get to know the fascinating history of Lungo Mare.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Opatija tour planner.

Opatija is very close to Rijeka. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in October, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rijeka.

Things to do in Opatija

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 16:

Rijeka, Croatia

— 3 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kastav. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): stop by Tower Center Rijeka and then take a stroll through Kastav. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Trsat Castle and then pause for some serene contemplation at Shrine of Our Lady of Trsat.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rijeka trip builder tool.

Rijeka is just a short distance from Opatija. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Trieste.

Things to do in Rijeka

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Trieste, Italy

— 1 night

Pearl of the Adriatic

Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Parco di Miramare, steep yourself in history at Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico, and then explore the activities along Golfo di Trieste.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Trieste travel planning website.

Traveling by car from Rijeka to Trieste takes 1.5 hours. On the 19th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Trieste

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums
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