15 days in Croatia & Italy Itinerary

15 days in Croatia & Italy Itinerary

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15 days in Croatia & Italy Itinerary

Start: Amman, Jordan
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Bologna, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Pula, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Zadar, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
ferry:  11​h 15​min
8
Ancona, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Bologna, Italy
— 1 day
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  8​h 15​min
End: Amman, Jordan


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2
nights
Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Delicious Bologna - Bologna Food Tours as well as Italian Days Food Experience. On the 12th (Sat), get interesting insight from Delicious Bologna - Bologna Food Tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, steep yourself in history at Basilica di San Petronio, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Civico Archeologico, and finally learn the secrets of production at Italian Days Food Experience. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giacomo Maggiore, then admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Magnani, and finally admire the striking features of Palazzo Comunale.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bologna trip planner .

Amman, Jordan to Bologna is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amman to Bologna due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Amman in October: high temperatures in Bologna hover around 22°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Bologna

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Italian Days Food Experience ©
Italian Days Food Experience
Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell ©
Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©

3
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, then don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bologna to Venice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Pula.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

1
night
Pula, Croatia

Pula ©
It's the mild climate and calm seas of Pula that draw visitors to the southernmost point of the Istrian peninsula, but the city's ample Roman architecture is a key reason they stay.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Of Augustus, then explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre de Pula, then relax in the rural setting at Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Aquarium Pula. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at National Park Brijuni (Nacionalni Park Brijuni) and then admire the striking features of Arco dei Sergi.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Pula tour builder app .

You can drive from Venice to Pula in 3 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or take a shuttle. In October in Pula, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Pula

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, National Park Brijuni (Nacionalni Park Brijuni)
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Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula

2
nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Veliki Slap and then explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Plitvice Lakes National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Pula to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Zadar.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Veliki Slap
Veliki Slap

1
night
Zadar, Croatia

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Paseo Maritimo, see the interesting displays at Museum of Illusions, make a trip to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), then explore the ancient world of Zadar Land City Gates, then don't miss a visit to The Forum, and finally contemplate the long history of Church of St. Donat. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Narodni trg u Zadru, examine the collection at Archaeological Museum Zadar, and then snap pictures at Stone Bridge and the Old Gate.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Zadar holiday planner .

Traveling by bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zadar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Zadar sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Zadar

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Stone Bridge and the Old Gate
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Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) ©
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje)
Narodni trg u Zadru ©
Narodni trg u Zadru

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): wander the streets of Old Town, then take in the exciting artwork at Art by Stjepko, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Dubrovnik tour itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Zadar to Dubrovnik takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Zadar in October since evenings lows in Dubrovnik dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Art by Stjepko ©
Art by Stjepko

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Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Froggyland, then admire the striking features of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and then delve into the distant past at Palazzo di Diocleziano. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Of St. Roch, steep yourself in history at Old Split, then look for all kinds of wild species at Marjan Park, then admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic, and finally get engrossed in the history at Etnografski muzej Split.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Split online itinerary planner .

Take a bus from Dubrovnik to Split in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. October in Split sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Thu) before leaving for Ancona.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Church Of St. Roch
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Galerija Mestrovic ©
Galerija Mestrovic

1
night
Ancona, Italy

Ancona
Ancona is a city and a seaport in the Marche region in central Italy, with a population of around 101,997. To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ancona route planning website .

You can fly from Split to Ancona in 8 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or take a bus. October in Ancona sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. You'll set off for Bologna on the 25th (Fri).

Things to do in Ancona

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
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Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©
Delicious Bologna - Bologna Food Tours has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Basilica di San Domenico and then get interesting insight from Delicious Bologna - Bologna Food Tours.

Make your Bologna itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Ancona to Bologna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bologna

Tours Classes Historic Sites
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Basilica di San Domenico ©
Basilica di San Domenico

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