14 days in Milan, Venice & Croatian Islands Itinerary

14 days in Milan, Venice & Croatian Islands Itinerary

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14 days in Milan, Venice & Croatian Islands Itinerary

Start: Geneva, Switzerland
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + ferry:  6​h 15​min
3
Hvar, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Bol, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h
End: Toronto, Canada

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 18th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, admire the striking features of Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria delle Grazie, and finally stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Milan trip planner.

Geneva, Switzerland to Milan is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Geneva in July, Milan is a bit warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Monumental Cemetery ©
Monumental Cemetery

4
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Bagni Alberoni and Bagno Bambu. Get some cultural insight at Piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Arena di Verona (in Verona) and Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dei Miracoli, and explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Venice road trip planning app .

Getting from Milan to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In July in Venice, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Arena di Verona, Scrovegni Chapel, Bagno Bambu
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

3
nights
Hvar, Croatia

Hvar ©
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Franciscan Monastery and St. Stephen's Cathedral. Relax by the water at Dubovica and Milna. Step out of Hvar with an excursion to Tomic Winery in Jelsa--about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Mlini Beach, get great views at Spanjola, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hvar tour planner.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Venice to Hvar in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Bol.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Dubovica Beach, Tomic Winery
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Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

4
nights
Bol, Croatia

Bol ©
An hour boat ride from Split on the island of Brac, Bol boasts a charming old town, pebble beach, and great windsurfing conditions. Historical charm abounds here in the form of stone houses, narrow pedestrian streets, and historical attractions marked with panels.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Murvica Beach and Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn). Popular historic sites such as Supetar cemetery and Golden horn from above are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bol: Supetar (Parish church complex & Supetar Bay), Sumartin Beach (in Sumartin) and Lovrecina Bay (in Postira). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Vidova Gora.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bol online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Hvar to Bol in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bol

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Supetar, Sumartin Beach, Lovrecina Bay, Murvica Beach
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Murvica Beach ©
Murvica Beach
Lovrecina Bay ©
Lovrecina Bay
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)

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