14 days in Italy & Croatia Itinerary

14 days in Italy & Croatia Itinerary

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14 days in Italy & Croatia Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
2
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
4
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Los Angeles, United States


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3
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You've added Colosseum, Vatican Museums, Pantheon, and other attractions to your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Palatine Hill and Foro di Cesare. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Pietro in Vincoli.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rome travel itinerary planner .

Los Angeles, USA to Rome is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Los Angeles to Rome, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in October, with highs in Rome at 73°F and lows at 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow time for the train ride to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican Museums
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

1
night
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Piazza del Duomo, Mercato Centrale, Basilica di Santa Croce, and other attractions you added. On the 12th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Florence online route planner .

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. October in Florence sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Basilica di Santa Croce ©
Basilica di Santa Croce
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

2
nights
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 (Mon), steep yourself in history at Campo de le Gatte, examine the collection at Museo dell'Orologio, then make a trip to Laguna di Venezia, and finally stroll through Bagni Sirena.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Venice trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Florence in October, plan for slightly colder days in Venice, with highs around 66°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. On the 15th (Tue), you'll travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Venice

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Chioggia
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2
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
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 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Church of St Sebastian, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dominican Monastery, take an in-depth tour of Rector's Palace, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady of the Snow, then wander the streets of Cavtat Old Town, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Walls of Dubrovnik.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Venice to Dubrovnik in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Cavtat
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Cavtat Old Town ©
Cavtat Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Rector's Palace ©
Rector's Palace

2
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Split online journey builder .

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Split takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October in Split, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 55°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Sat) before leaving for Milan.

Things to do in Split

Wineries Historic Sites Shopping
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Putalj Winery ©
Putalj Winery
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Galerija Mestrovic ©
Galerija Mestrovic

2
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then steep yourself in history at Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Cristoforo sul Naviglio, then contemplate the long history of Vicolo Privato Lavandai, and finally get engrossed in the history at Villa Necchi Campiglio.

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Traveling by flight from Split to Milan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and train. While traveling from Split, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Milan, ranging from highs of 65°F to lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Villa Necchi Campiglio ©
Villa Necchi Campiglio

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