15 days in Croatia & Trieste Itinerary

15 days in Croatia & Trieste Itinerary

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Trieste, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rovinj, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Poreč, Croatia
— 1 day
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Rovinj, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Pula, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Rovinj, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Rijeka, Croatia
— 1 day
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Rovinj, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Trieste, Italy
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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.
On the 9th (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Carso Triestino. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Golfo di Trieste, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Aquileia, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimitero Al Milite Ignoto.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Trieste road trip planning website.

Atlanta, USA to Trieste is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Atlanta in October: highs in Trieste hover around 67°F, while lows dip to 55°F. You'll set off for Rovinj on the 11th (Tue).

Things to do in Trieste

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Rovinj, Croatia

— 2 nights

Istrian Venice

Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
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You can take a shuttle from Trieste to Rovinj in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Rovinj are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. You will leave for Poreč on the 13th (Thu).

Things to do in Rovinj

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks
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Poreč, Croatia

— 1 day
With a scenic location along the Adriatic Sea and a basilica listed as a World Heritage Site, the ancient town of Porec represents the most visited tourist destination in Croatia.
For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Poreč day trip planning website.

Poreč is very close to Rovinj. You will leave for Rovinj on the 13th (Thu).

Things to do in Poreč

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks
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Rovinj, Croatia

— 2 nights

Istrian Venice

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rovinj trip itinerary planner.

Rovinj is just a short distance from Poreč. On the 15th (Sat), you're off to Pula.

Things to do in Rovinj

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks
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Pula, Croatia

— 2 nights
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.
For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Pula sightseeing app.

Drive from Rovinj to Pula in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Pula are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. You will leave for Rovinj on the 17th (Mon).

Things to do in Pula

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks
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Rovinj, Croatia

— 2 nights

Istrian Venice

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rovinj trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Pula to Rovinj in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. On the 19th (Wed), you'll travel to Rijeka.

Things to do in Rovinj

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks
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Rijeka, Croatia

— 1 day
Rijeka is the principal seaport and the third-largest city in Croatia (after Zagreb and Split). To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Rijeka online trip maker.

Drive from Rovinj to Rijeka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Rijeka can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. On the 19th (Wed), you're off to Rovinj.

Things to do in Rijeka

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
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Rovinj, Croatia

— 2 nights

Istrian Venice

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rovinj trip builder app.

Drive from Rijeka to Rovinj in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You will leave for Trieste on the 21st (Fri).

Things to do in Rovinj

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks
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Trieste, Italy

Pearl of the Adriatic

Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): get a dose of the wild on Grotta Torri di Slivia - Tour and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Carso Triestino.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Trieste travel site.

Getting from Rovinj to Trieste by shuttle takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Trieste

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

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Highlights from your trip

Croatia travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.